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  1. irishrail201

    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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    Kerry Model Railway Festival

    I think the Chester Model Railway Group were there at the weekend and brought their 12mm collection of T&D stock.......when the leave I think it reverts back to a Jinty on 00 gauge track. Looks quite well.
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    Clogher Valley Project

    Fabulous! Don't suppose you could help me build some 7mm kits!
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    JB this is quite correct I used the train quite a lot in 2014 and 2015. Majority of passengers go as far as Nenagh...very few after...which is why I think it was ridiculous investing in the Nenagh - Limerick section with a vastly improved motorway being built adjacent. If the line was terminated at Nenagh the same rolling stock could be used to double the frequency on the Nenagh - Ballybrophy section at more suitable times for passengers, this has been indicated in the Aecom Report published relatively recently within the past few years. Also when on the train I know of a handful of people that DROVE to Ballybrophy from Nenagh to commute!!!! They always got the 18:00 back to Ballybrophy to collect their cars
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    Help! Which scale to model

    Yes the composite brake 13T was a regular on the line, my grandfather travelled on it as a schoolboy! There is a Chivers whitemetal kits available of number 6T which coincidentally hauled the last train from Castlegregory in April 1939. http://www.slimrails.co.uk/indexlocospage.html The terminus as seen from the home signal Last train seen above
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    Help! Which scale to model

    David thanks..I must say the CVR stock you have is stunning! I would like to do a T&D version but my skills are non existant at the moment. I'll find space for 7mm NG and will update you all. Points noted on chassis and you are probably right!
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    Help! Which scale to model

    Cheers JB, I guess its ok for me as I have yet to make a physical start!
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    Help! Which scale to model

    Hi All, Just a quick question, I have recently become owner of a 1:43 scale model of Castlegregory station building, which would seem to suggest I should do a 7mm narrow gauge model of Castlegregory.... However....I have one fully built T&D 2-6-2T in 009, two 2-6-0T bodies assembled, and one "in the works" although neither have chassis at the minute. There is a Chivers 7mm version of the T&D 2-6-0T, there are etches available for carriages etc but I'm terrified of brass Finally I've a reasonable collection of 00 stuff like an 071 (077), 201 (220), 141 (143/177), 181 (187) about 4 cravens, and the same MK2Ds...plus a host of Hornby/Bachmann mostly LMS locos. That I will probably dispose of over time. Question is which do I do?! I would like to go ahead with a narrow gauge model of Castlegregory but which scale? Any help would be great
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    Military event at Stradbally.

    Glad you approve I donated them to the Stradbally Woodland Railway.......Really makes the place look well
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    Railwayiana Auction, Birr, May 10th, 2017.

    Yes it was! it was €520.......probably undervalue though given its rarity! Funnily a second Kerry (staff) Glenbeigh to Killorglin sold for €500. Also accidentally got the CBPR axle box!

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