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Noel last won the day on November 10

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About Noel


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    Planes, Trains and Boats (++bicycles, --cars).


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    Marine, Equestrian


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    Retired company director

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  1. Noel

    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    Today serviced and test ran weathered no 379 hauling six green CIE flying snail era coaches (3 x Bachmann + 2 x Dapol + 1 x Hornby)
  2. Noel

    barrow street

    This transcends railway modelling. You should be making model sets for movies like James Bond or the next Star Wars. Superlatives are inadequate. Respect!
  3. Noel

    Tara Junction.

    Your new 107 looks really well. One of the nicest finished Sulzers I've seen and a great paint job. Stock always looks great on your fabulous layout.
  4. Noel

    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    Today was the first outing of an Irish steam loco on the layout. Bachmann CIE exGSR/MGWR Woolwich no 390
  5. Well done Ireland Rugby Team - Shoulder2Shoulder
  6. Noel

    David's Workbench

  7. Noel

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Thanks Patrick. It was just the new photos on the IRM web site that caused a degree of confusion. So two high band B&Ts and one low band B&T.
  8. Noel

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Thanks Patrick. And will A15 be high or low band?
  9. Noel

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    PS2: . . . sorry, AND the photo on A23r web page depicts a photo of A42r with the wide orange band!
  10. Noel

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Glad I ordered an 017 then. Livery is outside my era but I felt I should have one as due homage to the more modern livery. PS: FYI, the loco photo on your website page for A39r actually depicts A23r with the lower stepped band livery. Will A39r be sold in its current restoration livery with the wide band, or as depicted on the A39r web page with the narrower stepped band?
  11. Noel

    Trying to complete

    I got that very train set in 1971. Brings back happy memories. The novelty value of the overhead lines, working pantograph and coach lighting was enough to make a small boy feint.
  12. Noel

    Trying to complete

    If I remember correctly the coaches had working lights and the pantograph actually worked for power pickup.
  13. I hear you David, imperfect indeed, but it was massive exposure for the hobby on mainstream media targeted primarily at the mass audience rather than hobbyists. I thought the local teams work was stunning especially in the heats.
  14. Noel

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Hi Tony. Open forums like this and most others, are available for the public to read, and therefore have never offered privacy over content posted. The public sees only what we have volunteered to contribute. Our emails are not divulged unless we post them. Changing your username from your actual personal name to an 'internet persona' helps. Some folks may be unaware that photos they take of layouts, etc, on a smartphone and post contain the precise location where that photo was taken (i.e. the address where the layout was). This can be switched off on any smartphone so photos do not contain location information. Having said that, it is relatively easy to ensure one does not divulge personal information nor security information in the content of ones postings by just being common sense careful (e.g. like going away on hols, etc, full names, addresses, phone numbers, etc). Bear in mind Goggle maps and Google street view already have a photo of every home and work place. Noel
  15. Noel

    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    Cheers Jonathan. Thought you might enjoy those two PST scenes. Thanks Seamus. I nearly fell off my perch when I saw the Cork shed photo.

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