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  1. New fold out layout

    Hi folks. I've been having some shoulder and neck problems for a while now and I am not sure if there's a connection, but I'm taking a break from the attic for a while. It isn't quite tall enough for me to sit/stand comfortably. Also, I really want to see the models in daylight ! Not giving up the attic forever , I've put a lot of work in. Just trying this different. Basically the best place I have now is under the couch in the back room. The layout needs to be less than 3.5" high in order to slide under for storage. All buildings etc will have to be removable to be stored in a box, also I plan to have short trains in little storage cassettes. It is a small shunting type layout but I am pleased to date. It will also mean I am downstairs near the family more ! My only question concerns the join. I was going to underlay the track, but I was thinking that at the baseboard join it might make it harder to keep the track aligned once I've cut through. Underlay or not?
  2. Burtonport

    Tremendous layout of Burtonport, Donegal and a really detailed article in Jan 2017 Railway Modeller. Fabulous stuff. Lots of good detail, history, intriguing buildings and how it was built. Good stuff check it out.
  3. Push pull mk3

    Simple question: What locomotives were assigned to the push pull mk3 set in ir/ie era ?
  4. Dutch gen van

    Hi guys. What bogies do the Dutch gen vans sit on ?
  5. ALL AGREED SOLD PENDING PAYMENT. Hi everyone. I have a lot of kits that I am behind on so I am offering these two silver fox kits.one c class, one b class sulser. Brand new, see photos. £40 each. Postage free to anywhere in Ireland or UK. . Note silver fox kits always need a chassis to complete (not included) Silo is bachmann. Perfect condition with irish Cement logo £25 free post to Ireland/ UK. Pay by PayPal please.
  6. 071 sounds program

    This is just a bit of fun. I made up a program with some sounds from 071 using the free scratch programming language. It just runs online on a laptop . Just trying something really. Here's the link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/119279218/
  7. I've been attempting a Generator van conversion from mk1 coach to run with my Craven. As I am not fixed to any particular era, I was wondering which livery I might be able to use. For example, I have both early and later cravens. Which livery might suit both (if at all) if I wanted to use the gene van in each of these trains? Thanks
  8. problems uploading photos

    Hi Guys. Thanks for the excellent website. However, At the moment I cant upload any images. They are my own and not third party. I tried making them a smaller file size but that didn't work either. Thanks.
  9. List of murphy models 071

    Hi folks. Where would you find a full list of the murphy models 071 s to date ? I checked their Web but the list hasn't been updated in a couple of years.
  10. You'll never walk alone

    LFC . that is all .
  11. Hi friends, Beannachtaí na féile Padraig oraibh go léir! Quick question! I am sticking in a couple of signals. I am using the lower quadrant (GWR) type from dapol as I am told they resemble Irish signals. Were small level crossings (single line small road - eg Kinscourt branch) protected with both distant and home signals?
  12. Irish trackwork book

    . I was in London last week and got a chance to pop into ian Allen's shop. Picked up a copy of this excellent book of trackwork.
  13. Railroad alaska

    There is a lot more railroad in the latest series, which is good
  14. hattons moving

    I see hattons are closing the shop in Liverpool and moving the lot to the warehouse. There's no public transport link to the new warehouse shop. Pity that. When i got the boat to the Liverpool games I would often get a bus up to hattons to kill an hour. No chance now its a taxi job !
  15. Coybig yessssssssss

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