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    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?🤔
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    Thomas pissed!

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    Ahhh G!

    The 50p tip was for the 'excellent service'.
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    Foolish drivers

    This even beats the 'leaves on the line'
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    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!
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    'Au Revoir' met.ie old web site on the 18th

    Special weather to commemorate the 2 month anniversary?
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    Twinning stations.

    What is the purpose of this (nonsense)?
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    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!
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    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    She'll look great with the CIE roundel on her!🤔
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    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?
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    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    Are the ferts still due late Q2 2018? @Warbonnet I haven't heard much about them
  13. Very impressive. Thanks for posting
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    CIE/GSR 650 Class 2-4-0 MGWR Ks

    Great news if the 650 can be released in 2018. These are time consuming projects and your efforts in time and the quality of the kit are appreciated. Kind regards
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    CIE/GSR 650 Class 2-4-0 MGWR Ks

    Was just wondering whether amongst all the time that is consumed by so many things in our lives (at least, mine) whether there might be any progress to report on this kit or the full length/width CIE 'laminate' coaches, @MaynerJohn? These are little niche productions that I doubt will ever see light even from IRM due to the risk in having to take these to a larger production. Great little kits and I hope you find time to get get these to production at some point. Kind regards
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    CIE Supertrain era films

    I hadn't seen it either. Thanks for resurrecting it
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    RIP Jim Bayle

    This news just reaching the US now. I only had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions. I am sorry to hear this indeed. Sad news. 😧
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    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    maybe keep the CIE version in mind of these are selling so fast then
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    New Irish Railway Models Website

    All of my orders could not be seen under the old website and I received two requests to reactivate, one of which did not have my name, just "Dear (blank)" Is my account split/duplicated?
  20. I hadn't noticed the white circle being offset to avoid the flying snail. It was white and not eau de nil, correct?
  21. Refueling an oil burner, different loco, same square tanks Another with taller tender and scarcely visible tanks and a pair
  22. I wouldn't mind seeing that either. It would have to be a shot from a bridge, I suppose ... or maybe the oil tank is bigger than I had envisaged and not cylindrical?
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    Inchicore was never like this....

    Not going to happen unfortunately as all the engineers have gone to the 'good jobs' that were promised
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    Jim Potts Bus Kits

    Anyone know how to get in contact with Jim? I have not received responses to any emails in the last several months. Thanks
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    Jim Potts Bus Kits

    thats the email I have for him, must be ignoring me. Any vendors or friends have a number for Jim? Don't mind calling him from the US. I don't think he has a website...... hmmm, lets check that

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