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  1. irishrail201

    Murphy Models 121

    Murphy came to Dromod to measure the cab we have, apparently it was different from the last drawings he had! I'd imagine from the constant rebuilding
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    Off to Bantry

    That is a Schull and Skibbereen van, the only one in existence I'm aware of! Looks in great condition! Would love to see what the condition of the underframe is!
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    ooworks, J15

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    Senior’s travels

    The only Dingle ticket I've seen!! Incredible gem!
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    Bord na Mona Andrew Barclay 0-4-0WT in 009

    The attached is (C) William Ford taken at Cushina Works The green in the photo I've taken is on a poor quality phone camera, in reality it is quite dark and is Andrew Barclay green and although missing some of the lining below I am very happy with it.
  6. Hi All, I am a novice to modelling anything, I have a large stash of 00 gauge bits. However I have always had an interest in narrow gauge railways particularly the Tralee and Dingle. I also volunteer on the Stradbally Woodland and Cavan & Leitrim Railways, along with being a co-ordinator for the Avonside "Nancy" Restoration Project. I recently purchased a minitrains boehler 0-4-0WT and sent it away to be customised by James Hilton (available on Google) into one of the Andrew Barclay 0-4-0WT locos, the results are astonishing! I'm tempted to go and form a small BNM outline layout with a few turf wagons. Any suggestions would be welcome. I have just sent away two partially built Chivers Tralee and Dingle Hunlset loco's to be modified and detailed for me, will update you when they return.
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    Alan Keef Open Day

    Hi All, Particularly aimed at Narrow Gauge enthusiasts, the Cavan and Leitrim appeared at the Alan Keef Open day on 22nd September to display our own Avonside 0-6-0T Nancy. She has been at Keefs since 1999, 20 years later and £165,000 she will be steamed by year end and will return home early next year. We have fully funded her restoration but there are some additional costs such as a chimney and other parts, including transport to Ireland. (link to funding page on paypal below) Some pics below: the whistle comes from a Lough Swilly big giant 4-8-4T loco, when steamed we will hear a lough swilly engine for the first time in generations!
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    L&LSR Tooban Junction Signal Box

    The whistle from one of the Lough Swilly big giants will be fitted to our Avonside loco "Nancy", a lough swilly engine will be heard again for the first time in generations! link below for funding, we have fully funded her restoration £165,000 in all, we just need to fund her return home!
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    Glengarriff + my former Irish models/layouts

    Lovely narrow gauge scenes! Your model of 4 and 6 look like T&D Kerr Stuart number 4 or 4T, where did you get this?!
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    009 Scale

    I have to find the time and space to get started in 009! I have several Chivers T&D whitemetal kits completed, or partially completed. I have Hunslet number 5 2-6-2T, and 4 of the 2-6-0T's. I do know the difference in height etc. however my aim is purely demonstration and a feel not complete accuracy. Parkside Dundas have just released 009 T&D van kits that are relatively easy to assemble (plastic)
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    Bachmann and Hornby announcements

    009 heaven by Bachmann! Great to see them!
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    Fitting hand rails to a loco body

    Hi All, A quick question, I have several T&D Chivers 009 model kits bodies assembled and would like to add handrails and knobs to add more detail to the loco. I have Alan Gibson short knobs and brass wire, but very little experience as to how to go about it. I even have a small hand drill to cut a hole in the whitemetal body. If anyone can assist let me know Here is 5T seen overlooking Slea Head and the Blaskets, surely the furthest a T&D loco has gone!
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    I got them commissioned by a firm in Dublin and I donated them to the Railway. I'll PM you details. I would love to have more at Stradbally as funds allow.
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    Fits in with our corporate branding Wrenneire!!!
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    Kerry Model Railway Festival

    Well they can send the only bit of original T&Dness there to us if they like? 5T remains in pieces and its long term future very unknown...I'll post some pics of artefacts I have in a separate forum for those interested, it includes a T&D Tyers token dating from 1895, several weigh bills, and carriage plates etc.

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