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    Weedsprayer...again!

    Slight correction - Length over headstocks: 60' 0" there reduce overall length correspondingly. Width over body 9' 6", the maximum width quoted in my previous post includes door handles etc.
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    Weedsprayer...again!

    Like Noel catching up on an old but interesting thread. The coach in question, 628A, was a 1978 conversion of 61' 6" bogie parcels van No. 2574. This itself had been converted in 1974 from Standard No. 1619 which in turn had been 1950-built Composite No. 2125, the re-classification from Composite to Standard class taking place in 1972. Dimensions of the coach were: Length over buffers: 65' 6"; Length over headstocks: 61' 6"; Maximum Width: 9' 11¼"; Maximum Height: 12' 9"
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    End of the DFDS liners?

    The final Ballina-Waterford DFDS liner operated on Tuesday 5 June. The train was composed of 12 fully laden CPWs, hauled by 079. The photos below show it at Hybla bridge (OBC 96) between Monasterevan and Cherryville Junction and at Athy, where it was to cross the 14:50 Waterford-Heuston passenger.
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    barrow street

    Wow. This is a seriously stunning layout! The above view sums it up - incredibly realistic sense of scale. Drool!!!
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    Murphy Models Craven coaches white stripes

    First Class Cravens: 1147 Converted from Standard Class coach 1551 on 27/01/1970. Reverted to Standard Class coach 1551 in June 1973. 1148 Converted from Standard Class coach 1547 on 16/01/1970. Reverted to Standard Class coach 1547 in December 1974. 1149 Converted from Standard Class coach 1558 on 01/05/1970. Reverted to Standard Class coach 1558 on 31/12/1984. 1150 Converted from Standard Class coach 1548 on 02/09/1970. Reverted to Standard Class coach 1548 on 25/10/1984. 1151 Converted from Standard Class coach 1547 in March 1980. Reverted to Standard Class coach 1547 on 04/03/1985.
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    Model Village in Wicklow

    Thanks very much Joe. Do you remember where it was and does it still exist?
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    Model Village in Wicklow

    Thanks for your replies Eoin. The setup I was thinking of was, for all intents in a field. There were models of notable buildings, including Trim Castle, Russborough House, the Obelisk on Killiney Hill. There was also a model railway but it doesn't look like 3 inch gauge, possibly O gauge. I'm attaching a couple of photos which might jog somebody's memory.
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    Usual media weather hysteria

    Courtesy of Frank Zappa: 'Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow'!
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    Model Village in Wicklow

    Does anyone remember a 'Model Village' setup, somewhere in the vicinity of (I think) Newtownmountkennedy? I was there in the mid-90s but can't remember its name or be certain of its location. Does it still exist?
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    The Irish N-gauge debate

    1700mm is about 5½ feet - is there a digit missing Tony?
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    RPSI Cravens (Set of 3)

    Well said Blaine. That's put those of us who don't feel confident in messing about with a fairly expensive model in our place!
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    RPSI Cravens (Set of 3)

    'It would be the intention that should these models sell out there will be a subsequent production run of three further open coaches. This will allow people to create and authentic length train of RPSI Cravens coaches.' Fantastic looking models and I'm really looking forward to them. Pity that the second set is proposed to consist of three open standards instead of two standards and bar car 1514. To my mind this would produce a more representative train.
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    Model shops Memories

    Grace's in Dún Laoghaire, though I don't think he did railways, but I remember row upon row of the blue and yellow Matchbox boxes. And of course, the original Southern Model Railway Co in Leeson Street in the 1960s. Nowadays probably a nightclub, then it was an Aladdin's Cave of all things model railway, as well as Minic and books. I got my first railway book there, the 1968 published Irish Railway Album by CP Boocock. Price 30/-, a mind numbing amount for a schoolchild!
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    remaining mechanical signal cabins in ireland

    Waterford to Belview is an open line for freight trains and is worked as such. Abbey Junction is indeed closed as a block post - not needed as the New Ross line is out of use. The engineer's possession on the line to Rosslare Strand starts immediately east of Belview.
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    Irish Railway Models Ballast Wagon

    I have to echo what has already been said: the ballast wagons are fantastic. They have certainly raised the bar in terms of ready to run Irish models! Well done to all in Irish Railway Models, great product and great customer service!
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