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Noel last won the day on February 16

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About Noel


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


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    Retired company director
  1. Thanks Andy. Unfortunately their web site is from the dark ages and virtually unusable. Mustn't like being in business. Can't find pipes or hoses in their PDF catalog. http://www.alangibsonworkshop.com
  2. Yes I've used copper wire before with thinner copper wire strands wound around it.
  3. Tara Junction.

    Is that an orange/tan coloured broken wheel on the CIE logo on the two near side wagons? Interesting the near side wagons look spotless whereas those behind look manky.
  4. Bray Train & Model Fair

    Just in time for the 1916 centenary
  5. Where do folk source vacuum pipes like the two photos below? (i.e. non-upright) I could make them with a bit of copper wire but its easier if they are available as accessory packs. Or do folk buy them with hoses upright and then bend the white metal or plastic? I presume in the photos below these hoses are connected to a feedback circuit which is slightly on the RHS of the buffer beam centre. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/51L-UC001-Universal-Upright-Vacuum-Pipes-Pk12-OO-Gauge/332451783751?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 The vacuum pipe itself is upright but the hose is bent sideways to what I presume is a connector or holder.
  6. Tara Junction.

    Bring it on! I can aim two air brushes at your gloxing boves and weather both of them before you've even realised. Suppose we won't fall out Twas your very self who converted me to bubbles in Bray about a year ago when you sold me four of @Georgeconna's weathered orange MIR bubbles.
  7. Model Rail Model of the Year 2017

    Done. BTW, Model rail mags poll web site's layout and navigation is utter rubbish.
  8. Tara Junction.

    Sorry - But on my model railway they are arranged the way I like them to look, in symmetry with ladders all in the same direction. Call it OCD or personal preference but I can't stand the look ladder to ladder even if its prototypically correct - it looks all wrong on my toy choo-choo layout. On Kingsbridge the virtual lads who have to load and unload cement get over time!
  9. Cork Line Delays

    Or it was bright day-glo orange causing nausea and dizziness
  10. North Wall yards

    Thats a fabulous photo. They hey day of containers by ship direct to rail. Now that's all by road. There is a serious amount of CIE uniload containers in that yard. They must have had some decent freight traffic back then.
  11. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    That confirms the Bachmann Y25 is a close enough match for those wagons. The Cambrian alternatives don't even come with wheels nor axle bearings. Too much hassle!!! Interested to see what Neil's next set look like. They will have the round buffers and mounts for the Bachmann Y25 bogies.
  12. Cork Line Delays

    Bet you the rescue loco had kadee couplings but the failed loco had tension lock
  13. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    Apologies no you don't - my mistake. I had another tab open with another black and white photo of a super train A class. I need to visit fingersavers. Your fab pic is of an early version of the B&T livery before they were rebuilt and ended up with the narrower stepped tan band. Mind you it looks like there is an 'R' after the loco number so could have been one of those Patrick alluded to.
  14. 42ft Container flat - 3D FUD

    Agree round buffer all the way. FYI, that's not a black and tan livery A class in the photo - its super train livery (i.e. orange and black) Black and Tan are basically all black with a white stripe and a small or narrow tan band above the chassis. It can seem confusing cause tan and orange all look orange from a distance You cannot beat C-Rail containers for quality and precise detail, as somebody already said earlier B&I is the missing link.

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