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    Jason's Workbench

    Hi all,Ive finally got back around to starting a few bits and pieces so i thought it wouldnt do any harm to post a few bits along the way.I did post an NIR ballst wagon which i had re sprayed some time last year which i got positive feedback on so i will also be finishing them off at some stage.Here is some IE auto-ballasters that ive been working on.Ive added a ballast load and gave them a bit of a weathering and tail lamps added which are from SSM.I have done four with two more to be finished which will make a nice rake of six with two generators at both ends.
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    Jason's Workbench

    When I first built these cement wagons about 3 years ago I made one of the worst mistakes you probably can when modelling and rushed them, resulting in a lot of wobbling and sometimes derailing when running. Obviously the badly built chassis' were behind the running issues so about two months back I decided to start on a new batch and sort the problem once and for all. While I was working away on the building the new chassis' I took the chance to tidy up parts of the weathering and paintwork on the bodies which was another thing I hadn't been happy with, and I've also added some extra detail to both ends of each wagon by using plasticard and SSM break wheels and wire. None of this is by any means 100% accurate but I think it represents the framework and hand wheels from the prototype quite well and certainly adds to the appearance of the model. The chassis' still need some weathering applied to blend top with bottom but that's a job for another day, main thing is their now running smoothly.
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    Kingsbridge - paint shop

    Now that you mention it JB, they do look slightly the wrong shade Lovely work Noel. Very precise lining as always.
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    You were right to change the gangways Noel. Alot more detail on the new set.
  5. Oh that's very impressive.It takes the sting out of the orange, not too much but just nicely.
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    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    I was reading over this thread again today Noel and out of curiosity tried a 20 in one of my Bubbles. Not that i was doubting you, but because I have a lump of them spare.Your spot on with the 18s as the 20 is basically the same length as the tension lock when plugged into the NEM. So as you've suggested above I'm going to glue the 20s to the underside of my Ballasts to use them up and invest in some 18s for my Bubbles.
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    barrow street

    What a shot, this just oozes realism. Don't think it gets better than this.
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    Irish wagons V English wagons price wise.

    It's very easy to say why not produce 3 times the product to reduce the price, but this is no good to anybody if the product is sitting on a shelf with no one to buy it. IRM is a business at the end of the day and for a business to survive it needs to know it's market which the lads clearly do. I for one think the pricing is very reasonable for the top quality RTR models now available to us, considering it's such a small market to operate in.
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    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    I can understand where your coming from Noel, they look that good the temptation is there to leave one or two as they are. Personally I'll be weathering mine as a complete rake, but that's just my preference. Everybody's different and their your models to run as you like.
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    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    Bubbles are looking good on the cement train Noel.
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    IRM CIE 20ft Container

    Another welcome addition to the ever growing list lads. Definitely think the option of being able to buy separately is the way to go, you can be sure there will be plenty of takers.
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    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    I've been following this with interest Noel. Some really handy info there due to your perseverance to get heights and spacing right. Nice one.
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    barrow street

    Still can't get over how good this is. I've seen some class layouts on here over the years but this is out there on its own. Can I suggest that this thread be moved to the Layout section so it's not lost in General Chat down the line?
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    Jason's Workbench

    Cheers Noel, thanks for the kind words.I used the old reliable superglue.The joins were given a rub down with a very fine sandpaper before gluing. I've used it previously on other brass kits and have had no issues afterwards. Famous last words, they'll probably fall to bits now after saying that
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    Jason's Workbench

    Finally got around to finishing off the SSM plough vans during the week. You'll probably notice from the plough underneath that I had made a start on weathering these, but then decided to leave it at that. Reason being, I have my pack ordered from IRM and thought it made more sense to hold off and do a job on them as they will be running with my Ballast Wagons eventually. Anyway here's a couple of pics of the now completed vans.
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    barrow street

    That is a seriously impressive piece of work, absolutely stunning
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    Popeye's Workbench

    That is Damn fine work. Best example I've seen of that model to date.
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    kadee's and Hornby couplers

    Fair play Noel, persistence paid off in the end.Nice result
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    Photographic Website Updates

    Lovely shots as always.073 looks fantastic in its retro livery, my favourite by far.Nice to see 082 aswell with its nameplate, another favourite of mine
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    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    Christ Noel, your worse than a politician for changing your mind.Are you sure you haven't got some autoballasters tucked away somewhere, that you take out for a sneaky run when nobody's looking
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    RPSI 2018

    I'm in the same boat as you Railer.The other half wanted to come along to see what all this fuss about trains is.Went a little like this.... Her: I wont be bored will i ? Me: Not if like 071 class locomotives and don't mind sitting in a Craven all day. Her: What are they ? Me : Bring a word search you'll be grand. Like you I'm really looking forward to this, last one was the Marble Tribesman last year and it was a great day out.
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    How to dismantle MM Craven coach?

    Noel, there are 4 clips down both sides of the coach which are part of the seating.These sit into 4 gaps below the windows which lock the seats to the body.They are located on each end and the centre, you also have a clip on both ends of the chassis that lock into the seating and that holds everything in place.If you turn the coach upside down and part the body from the chassis slightly you'll see where they are located.I used a small flat head screwdriver to do this, just take your time so no damage comes to the model.
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    Kingsbridge - paint shop

    Christ Dave, where did you dig that out of.Its in worse condition than the one's rotting away in Inchicore
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    Kingsbridge - paint shop

    Lovely work Noel, definitely takes that out of the box look off them and blends everything nicely.Have some Mk2a's that could do with the same treatment when I get the chance.
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    Tara Junction.

    I was only watching a video a couple of days ago of 216 on loan for ballast cleaning duties and it turns up on Tara Junction.And then there's both 071s in retro livery, where else would you get it
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