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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
  1. Kingsbridge - workbench

    Sorry Noel, I wasn’t trying to hijack hour workbench with the last post. Stephen
  2. Kingsbridge - workbench

    My attempt at producing a GSWR ballast brake van. Getting there but more work is needed to get the verandah size right.
  3. At the risk of causing upset, box actually says Irish liveried version of the SR N class mogul. The could have given it the Irish classification of K1. Whether we’ll ever get a RTR U/K1a is anyone’s guess. Stephen
  4. George Did you ever sell this one? Stephen
  5. Patricks Layout

    The footbridge in the background is the finishing touch. Keep posting photos. Stephen
  6. Derry NIR Plans

    I’m an old git as well and deplore the widespread use of ‘train’ instead of ‘railway’. Such is globalisation. Stephen
  7. J15 186

    Isn’t there scope for RPSI and DCDR working together so that the smaller RPSI locos unsuitable for modern day mainline working can find work on a heritage line? Stephen
  8. Derry NIR Plans

    The obvious question to ask is why there appear to be different interpretations of the same regulations. I have also heard it said that another reason for not coming under cover has to do with the exhaust fumes from the diesel engines, eg Tralee and Kilkenny but not, apparently, Killarney! Stephen
  9. Wanted Silver fox Generator Van

    PM sent. Stephen
  10. RPSI Craven Coach set

    Mouse Models produce brass overlays of the ex BCK version of the BGSV, if anyone is interested? Stephen Sorry, should have said Mousa Models. Stephen
  11. GNRi 0-6-0 Look-a-like

    Silver Fox now produce a more than passable model of the original Park Royal railcars, replacing the original based on the Cravens dmu. Stephen
  12. Patricks Layout

    If you are up for it, there is scope to lower the footbridge to a more realistic height by reducing the first flight of steps. That’s what I’m up to and the result is worthwhile. Stephen
  13. enniscorthymans workbench

    Impressive. Stephen
  14. UK Model Railway Exhibitions

    Good customer service always goes a long way. Stephen
  15. The Biggest Little Railway in the World

    Not really sure if I enjoyed it. I think James May’s attempt to lay 4mm track from Barnstaple to Bideford was better. At least you know he’s a bit off the wall when he tries to put together a full size kit of a spitfire in the same series some years ago! Stephen

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