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About Tarabuses

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  1. Tarabuses

    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    That looks very good as a first engineering sample and the colour is a novelty.
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    Going to the Ploughing?

    Why, what was in the box?
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    Murphy Model spares

    Yes, replacement 141 handrails would do me too and a couple of horns.
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    Dublin Bus Orange

    You want Jim Poots (jimpoots@googlemail.com)
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    Little models for little money

    I would have thought maybe €28.
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    RIP Jim Bayle

    Very sorry to hear this news.
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    Video - CIE 1974

    That was nice to see. A lot of effort was involved in creating the scene.
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    Fry Model Railway

    It seems that work is beginning at the Casino cottage.
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    IRM CIE 20ft Container

    Yes, containers on their own would be very useful.
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    Fry Model Railway

    Soon, yes a lovely word that can mean so much (or nothing).
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    Luas Breakdown

    An interesting topic for IRM. I have always been a supporter of Luas and use it as often as I can. There have been breakdowns this week and service on the Green line has become unreliable compared to how it was in previous years. Are the trams now ageing or just suffering from the more intensive use now being expected of them? I It does now seem that the northward extension through the city has caused significant problems for buses in particular. I don't think the plan was for an improved Luas to discommode other public transport users. Luas is not a bus but neither is it a train. The Green line was designed with heavy rail in mind from Charlemont south. This capability, together with an underground section in the CC, should have been implemented rather than the Luas extension. We need a Metro as it is now obvious that city roads cannot cope with the number of people travelling. However a light rail Metro is not the answer.
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    brushes and springs

    They look the same. The PS reference seems to refer to Peters Spares who have had these replacements made in China. http://www.petersspares.com/peters-spares-ps65-hornby-replacement-carbon-brush-springs-pk10.ir
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    Well done Irish Rugby Team

    Here's hoping for the Grand Slam next weekend although the achievent of the championship is great in itself.
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    Re-painting Buses (EFE/Corgi/Oxford etc.)

    Brake fluid is often used to remove paint from diecasts but be careful that you remove any plastic parts which would probably melt. I haven't done this myself so take some advice before taking this option. George Heany of Sunrise Transfers produces an Irish range for bus models. He often posts on the facebook page mentioned earlier. His website is http://www.sunrisetransfers.com/ .
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    Re-painting Buses (EFE/Corgi/Oxford etc.)

    Bus Eireann did have the Plaxton Paramount 3500 coach and EFE made a model ref 26608. Like all Irish bus models it would be nearly impossible to pick up the Bus Eireann version now. EFE models are not too difficult to take apart once you know what you are doing. It might be worth your while to put the question on the Irish Model Bus Collectors and Modellers facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/irishmodelbuses/

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