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    Issues with Irish Railway models website?

    It’ appears to be working fine now. Stephen
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    Curved Goods Store?

    Try a mock up and see how you feel about it. The tightness of the curve will have a big part to play, as will anything that can distract the eye from the curve. Stephen
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    Romsey MRC Exhibition 23/24 June

    Very tasty Mr C, very tasty. Stephen
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    IRM Weedsprayer

    Wow! Stephen
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    Weed spray mallow

    Nice one Noel. Stephen
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    Limerick Junction changes

    Presumably adjacent to the remains of the old loco shed. Stephen
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    Patricks Layout

    From the state of the track, looks like the weedspraying train is due. Stephen
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    Was that top of their list for ones found unsold or returned? As far as I know they have not produced any more. Stephen
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    I thought that they had sold out. I know that Leslie of Provincial Wagons has been trying to get a rerun of the UG, so what’s your secret? Stephen
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    End of the DFDS liners?

    You have to wonder how hard IE management tried to retain the business, or were there too many EU obstacles in the way?The one size fits all approach can have serious drawbacks for small countries like Ireland, or am I being too political? Stephen
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    barrow street

    I wonder if MRJ would be interested in featuring this finescale model railway. The overall effect is quite outstanding. Stephen
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    Somebody must have answered your prayers. Stephen
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    Look forward to that. Stephen
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    End of the DFDS liners?

    I assume Jim Meade is David Franks’ successor as CEO of IE. Where’s he from? Stephen
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    New Irish Railway Models Website

    The link in the email worked ok for me. Apparently you can order container flats, only you can’t yet. Otherwise, keep up the good work. Stephen
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    Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    The real Shannon had an interesting history. It was part of an order of six locos ordered by the WLWR from Kitsons. The first three had round topped boilers and were delivered towards the end of the 19th century. The fourth was Shannon, which was the first standard gauge loco in Ireland to have a belpaire boiler and arrived early in the 20th century.. There were meant to be two more similar locos but the GSWR was in the process of taking over the WLWR and there was a dispute over paying for them. As a result they were sold to the MGWR. After the 1925 grouping the former WLWR locos became class J25 while the former MGWR locos became class J19. Subsequent rebuilding saw the belpaire boilers replaced by round topped ones. Stephen
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    Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    David You're a very lucky man to have acquired Shannon - lovely model. Stephen
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    OO works UG

    I think you’ll be very lucky indeed if anyone is willing to part with one, even for a shedload of money. You’d have more luck giving leslie10646 your name for a possible re-run of the RTR model. Stephen
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    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    Noel Where did you get the sprung Keen suspended gangways? They certainly seem to do the job of closing the gap between coupled coaches. Stephen
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    Dugort Harbour

    Flange lubricator’s reference to non stop trials in 1965 between Dublin and Cork reminds me of a fact that most people seem unable to grasp - it’s not how fast you go, it’s how slow you go ie the number of speed restrictions and stops govern the overall journey time. I know that IE recently conducted some high speed trials between Dublin and Cork but did they lead to anything? CIE, and BR, seem more interested in running what used to be called semi fast trains. Stephen
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    Patricks Layout

    Good move that short length of straight in between two curves going in the opposite directions. I read about doing that in one of Model Railroader’s layout planning supplements many years ago. Stephen
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    Track Cutting Razor Saw

    Zuron make a good tool for just such a job. It comes in the form of a pair of pliers - lovely, clean cut followed by a few strokes of a fine file to tidy up the end. Stephen
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    Patricks Layout

    Looking good. Stephen
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    ex BR mk2's

    Does anyone have information about the alterations done to the two mk2b FK's to produce buffet/snack cars 4401/2? There is a photos on the VCT website but it isn't very clear whether the windows that were filled in were on the corridor side or not. Many thanks. Stephen
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    Kingsbridge - paint shop

    Brilliant. Stephen

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