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About StevieB

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  • Birthday 04/18/1949


  • Biography
    I am a 64 year old Englishman who has long found Irish railways fascinating because of both their similarity to and difference from the railways in the UK. Save for the fact that my younger son's father-in-law came from Dundalk, I have no connections with Ireland whatsoever. I do, however, have the same birthday as the republic. That's probably where my interest comes from!


  • Location
    Wychavon (South Worcestershire)


  • Interests
    Railways (full size and model), cats (Siamese and Bengal), American oval racing, Sunderland AFC


  • Occupation
    Retired Chartered Engineer

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  1. StevieB

    Gort Station

    Looking very good. I particularly like the trestles. Stephen
  2. The second requires the viewer to sign in. Stephen
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    Sadly, I have to agree with you. It’s a shame when all that effort goes to waste. Stephen
  4. Any way of viewing without having to sign in? I always find that a bugbear or am I just getting old? Stephen
  5. StevieB

    7mm scale 101 - a tribute to Richard Chown

    Coming on very nicely. Stephen
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    It’s coming together nicely. Stephen
  7. StevieB

    A NICE TOUCH........

    My wife was rather surprised to receive a Christmas card from four male admirers in Dublin until I pointed out it was only because our email address was in her name rather than mine. Thanks nonetheless for the very kind gesture to all their supporters over the past year. Stephen
  8. StevieB


    In the later years of freight operation in Northern Ireland, there were two very different types of train. In the 1960’s and 1979’s, the carriage of freight by rail in NI was actively discouraged, while CIE used the rail network to transport goods to and from such as Donegal. Stephen
  9. StevieB

    ooworks, J15

    I had exactly the same experience with Roderick in terms of problem and solution, so much so that I’ve bought a second one. Stephen
  10. StevieB

    OO Works 101 - Coming Closer!

    Can I take this opportunity to say publicly a big ‘thank you’ to Roderick Bruce of OOWorks. He has already addressed the issue I raised about my model. I look forward to many more purchases from him in the future. Stephen
  11. StevieB

    OO Works 101 - Coming Closer!

    Mine arrived today. All very fine apart from one little matter which I have raise with their good selves. Stephen
  12. StevieB

    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    What a nice pair, if I may be so bold. It just gets better. Stephen
  13. StevieB


    It was good to catch with old friends and meet new ones, friends being defined however you want. In terms of the physical area occupied, Warley is a big show with much to see. Apart from the Irish layouts, it was lovely to catch up with the two RHDR locos on display and to think that they are some 90+ years old. David refers elsewhere to the young guy with sight impairment who was ‘physically’ seeing models, etc. It was the same with these two locos, with One if the guides explaining everything that the young guy was feeling. It was lovely to see such kindness being displayed - not too much about if you believe everything you read in the media. Stephen
  14. StevieB

    Tara Junction.

    Nice to see a 101 class amongst all the GM’s. Stephen
  15. StevieB

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Surely you realise what a powerful tool the internet is. The speed at which you can find information these days is mind boggling. The only way to stay private is to stay private and not post anything, and that would be a very sad state of affairs. Stephen

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