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

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  1. 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
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    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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    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    Black'n'Tan heaven this evening re-enacted at Woodvale Junction A pseudo re-enactment below of the B&W photo of B&T locos posted earlier today. Nostalgia Gold - B&T Heaven in B&W posted earlier http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/7134-nostalgia-gold-bt-heaven-in-bw/
  4. Look at the speed of this train going over the Barrow bridge in the 1960s.
  5. When googled this pic yesterday, thought for a moment I'd died and gone to heaven Cork shed 181, 141 and 121 classes all resplendent in 'probably' the best loco livery CIE ever had. Pretty too for an early 1960s design.
  6. Entertaining grand finale. I really enjoyed that series. It was fun and entertaining despite the naff bits they naturally had to add for TV audiences rather than hobby purists. Well done the winners Aberdeen. The final five all brought something worthy to Dave's baseboards. Well done Dave getting that job, one couldn't help notice the hidden engineering under the baseboards. Must have been painful watching the legs been sawn off by the winners. :) The Aberdeen winners visual theme would not have been my personal cup of tea, but wow it was absolutely stunningly creative and a visual feast worthy of the 'Wizard of Oz' set. I loved it. Deserved winners for creativity and execution. Very much liked the home teams results, must have been a close call.
  7. Noel

    Class 121

    Two photos. Photo below of 121 class era and livery I was attempting to capture with the model in the 2nd pic below. B123 at Sligo 1967. B121 model - 3D Shapeways kit. The photo of B123 above was originally posted on the forum here by Kevin http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15518402891_db3f89e1ef_b.jpg&key=7fd247f9f3aa3fce2bd00a9d1c94918c9c73f9d07b8d3d99d58d31fd4264378c
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Hey are we loosing the run of ourselves looking for even more goodies? The 'Holy Grail' is no longer a myth, the A class is really coming. Happiness is not a cigar called 'Hamlet', its an A class loco numbered '001' from IRM. Contentment.
  9. Noel

    Diesel Depot

    Love the way this layout is shaping up Gerry. I missed some of your mid summer posts, but enjoyed catching up just now. Looks great especially with a fabulous Black'n'Tan livery B121 in-situ. By coincidence I was going through boxes last week and discovered I had two similar Hornby diesel depot kits in a box since about 1993 as well as a few packs of those brick arch kits. Like the mirror idea behind two of the arches. Looking forward to watching this develop and seeing it in the flesh some day.
  10. They keep getting taken down and put back up on YouTube. Back at the moment (link below). Alternatively use a UK VPN and watch directly on MY5. All 5 episodes are there. Great for watching UK TV players such as BBC, MY4, MY5, or Netflix USA. Looking forward to the final
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Hopefully in the fullness of time, but for now I’m very content that the gaping hole in Irish RTR model locos will be filled over the next year or so. Looking at the age demographic active in clubs and attending shows, it seems many would have travelled on Irish railways before the modern era that super train heralded, along with modern bogie freight. The next gap in quality RTR rolling stock seems pre 1972.
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    IRM Rawie Buffer Stop

    They look great. I liked the old hydraulic buffer stops they used to have at the end of the platforms in Heuston/Kingsbridge and Connolly/Amiens Street. Presume H&S and past accident experience was the reason modern ones like above are placed so far from the end of the track and end of the platform. My OCD quite liked the symmetry and punctuation of a large hydraulic stop right at the very end of the platform.
  13. Noel

    Tales from the carriage shops

    Impressive model engineering.
  14. Noel

    Class 121

    Yes that makes good sense. Its inevitable for me I guess, but not just at the moment. Gort is priority number one at the mo, and then reballasting Kingsbridge. Had some fun earlier consisting two sound locos B121 and B165 using advanced consist on the NCE.
  15. Noel

    eBay Watch

    DCkits seem to have a basic kit. Not sure if it comes with bogies and/or wheels, etc, or is just the basic body shell. The bogies on the dutch GSVs were quite distinctive. https://www.dckits-devideos.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=975&search=dutch
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