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About jhb171achill

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    I was born at a very early age. I am still here and will remain until I am no longer with us.


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    I live among gnomes, dwarves, changelings, goblins and railway enthusiasts.


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  1. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Thanks, Ernie, i've just ordered some! With the assistance of Vol. 1 of Patrick O'Sullivan's history of the Valentia line, in which he has drawings (to what looks like 2mm scale) of Cahirciveen and Mountain Stage stations, I'm doing a drawing at the moment of something roughly in between the two in size. Mine will have what will look like a felt-surfaced roof, as some such buildings had. While many corrugated iron buildings had (have) roofs of the same material, I just thought it would look a bit like overkill on the model. There will be corrugated-sided goods shed also!
  2. Murphy Models Craven coaches white stripes

    I didn't know any were as late as 1985...... anyway, it amplifies the point that I made that with a "1" on the door and antimacassars, original livery only. In a spirit of helpfulness to a young modeller, I recently gave him my copy of Doyle & Hirsch, the Bible for such things. (Do I have to be politically correct and say koran as well?)..... Now im regretting it! I'll have to get another copy......
  3. Clogher Valley Project

    Superbly ingenious! When my latest effort is complete, it will be viewable from all sides, so a backscene wont be needed, but in its semi-permanent home I may put something like that on the wall it's against. Inspiring stuff - thanks!
  4. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Ernie - is that light 4mm stuff Slaters too? I wonder what reference number it is? That's exactly what I'm looking for.
  5. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Many thanks, Broithe. If it was flat underneath, it might aid construction. That said, I wouldn't want it to be obvious how thick it was. Was browsing Valentia line stations this evening. Some were corrugated iron and some wooden plank. I think I'll go for corrugated as first choice, but if I don't like the look of my efforts, or indeed the construction materials themselves, the wooden plank version will appear instead.
  6. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Anyone seen this stuff - is it coarse and toylike or realistic enough? Checked Marks Models website, and they don't seem to stock it. Need to order from Brexitland, presumably........
  7. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    I had that idea myself. I looked to see what was available commercially, and there's a very nice Skaledale one (Butterley extension) which looks like what I want. It's a wooden building, which I'd be prepared to have, as my location is fictitious. I have done a rough design, so it'll be much like Mountain Stage or Valentia or the like. Must try to finish it tonight!
  8. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Would you have photos of these buildings, Andy? I'm hoping to get the station drawings done tonight or over the next day or two.
  9. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Very many thanks, gents. It's for a small shed, the superstructure of which is already made out of heavy cardboard. I'd be looking for something that can be cut into the right dimensions and glued onto the sides of it. The roof will be easy enough - card or plastic sheet painted and with tissue over it to look like a felt roof. I'm thinking of doing the station building the same way, a bit like West Cork or Valentia.
  10. 00 scale corrugated iron sheeting

    Anyone know where I'd get decent quality, realistic 00 scale model corrugated sheeting? I'm sure I saw something online once but can't find it. I'm trying to make buildings similar to what you'd find on the Valentia line, or many locations in West Cork. Any kits I find look far too toy-like, and for good measure cost a kings ransom to post from England. I'll make my own, but I need something that looks like scale sized sheeting!
  11. I was on an RPSI steam train in 1970 which stopped on the runway for a photo opportunity. A military plane was nearby on the same runway, parked. It was in use then, and when necessary, trains were called upon to stop. I understand that particular runway is no longer used.
  12. IE coach.

    There's a "Supertrain" livery 141 class on eBay for StgĀ£93....
  13. Railway history in the garden.

    Yes, it would. The strong probability is that is indeed a narrow gauge one.
  14. Swop Murphy B188 for B141

    I have B188 in original 1960s black'n'tan. Would anyone be interested in swopping it for a 141 in the same original livery?
  15. Railway history in the garden.

    Looking at those proportions it may well be narrow gauge. On a sleeper for 3ft gauge track, the actual sleeper length would be about 4 ft 6 or possibly 5ft. If it's any longer than 5ft, it'll be a 5ft 3 sleeper, which could be from anywhere, I suppose.

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