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DiveController last won the day on November 16 2014

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About DiveController

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    Texas Gulf Coast


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    SCUBA Diving and the obvious


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    Testing the physiological limits of humans

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  1. DiveController

    Double height Beet Wagon kit is now available

    Good shot of the wagon and the barytes wagons alongside. Not sure if that's barytes ore, looks more like ballast. Any idea of the year that was taken?
  2. DiveController

    Bargain Watch

    He has been spirited on by the price his MK2 coaches made on eBay yesterday
  3. DiveController

    First Look at the IRM Tara!

    I think you're referring to these in 1992. Not sure why the usual Tara mines wagons were not being used and how these were unloaded at Arklow
  4. DiveController

    First Look at the IRM Tara!

    I was thinking of the earlier 20T 4w wagons from the '60s used to carry zinc and lead ore from SIlvermines to Foynes, that traffic would have stopped in the 1980s Were there other 4w wagons used to Arklow, for what purpose?🤔
  5. DiveController

    Thomas pissed!

  6. DiveController

    Ahhh G!

    The 50p tip was for the 'excellent service'.
  7. DiveController

    Foolish drivers

    This even beats the 'leaves on the line'
  8. DiveController

    Hector's done a heck of a job on power lines

    There's not a single one left on our street ..... (they're routed underground) Still it doesn't matter when lightning takes out the substation. After 6 days without power in the floods of Harvey last year my generator is on the way!
  9. DiveController

    'Au Revoir' met.ie old web site on the 18th

    Special weather to commemorate the 2 month anniversary?
  10. DiveController

    Twinning stations.

    What is the purpose of this (nonsense)?
  11. DiveController

    First Look at the IRM Tara!

    There was on older wagon before the Taras for transporting zinc ore. Interesting odd shaped wagons that didn't have roofs either
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    Yikes! Something g to do with e quality of the IRM model, she’s fully loaded!
  13. DiveController

    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    She'll look great with the CIE roundel on her!🤔
  14. DiveController

    IRM Fert Wagon

    Love model. I have been looking forward to this above all else so far. Iconic and superb detail! True to your word. Thanks for posting Fran! @Warbonnet I had the same thought as soon as I saw the CAD or read your post. Would be great to have that extra details for lineneside loads, like the containers, instead of putting the loads aside. This is an interesting question following on the comment on another thread that the Taras were only ever half full so as not to exceed the IR axle weight. One presumes they were built sturdily enough to take loads in the center. The density of zinc ore and bagged (Portland) cement are not dissimilar (between 3.1 and 3.4 kg/cu meter, ore being slightly more dense but only half that of the purified metal). Perhaps the Taras were a little wider or the wagon itself more heavily built because of the raw ore rather than bagged and shaped cement powder?
  15. DiveController

    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    Are the ferts still due late Q2 2018? @Warbonnet I haven't heard much about them

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