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  1. CIE Ambulance carriages

    thanks guys , at least the photos a start , Ill have a root through the IRRS archives too and <facepalm> I have the same book as well. dave
  2. Kingsbridge - workbench

    I have a nice method for generating these grills , using a scriber and a x-y table , I think I posted it on my workbench somewhere
  3. CIE Ambulance carriages

    Other then what I have in Doyle and Hirsch , I've no info on the two ambulance carriages CIE created for the knock specials . Has anyone any more info on these unusual vehicles thanks Dave
  4. The question is in the topic title , anyone know if there are any examples that can be visted , even if in a field ! thanks
  5. Guildex -Telford

    Visited the Gauge O guild premier show today. Well worth a visit, a real " builders " show with loads of traders and obscure ones at that. Venue was excelant too
  6. I have acquired 3 MK1 Brake composites suitable for conversion Im struggling with constructing the Louvres/grills as they were quite fine Anyone any idea how to attack this, even microstrip is a bit oversized Thanks again dave
  7. Locos with oil lamps in front

    I noticed diesel locos right into the supertrain era , carrying white oil lamps on irons at the Frontof the train on the loco. Given these had marker lights and headlights , what was the purpose ? Thanks Dave
  8. CIE lamps on diesel locos

    I've come across several pictures particularly from the B&T era and super train era where the loco which has both head lamps and marker lights has a white or black oil lamp in the lamp irons in the facing direction Why , what was this for Thanks
  9. Suitable Donors for CIE MK1 BSGV

    could anyone suggest suitable donors for CIE MK1 BSGV, where their actual exterior differences between the original BR BCK and BSK that translated into differences in the CIE van. I see there are Backmann and Lima versions , I beleive , are any better then others Were the conversions equal on each side , i.e. dod on aside look a mirror of the others, Ive search the photos but hard to reach a conclusion and are there are drawings about that show the basic outline thanks again for this forum , its a fantastic resource hope to see you all at the Wexford easter show ! , yours truly is roped in to operate a few layouts
  10. Restoring miniature ETS machines

    I'm involved in a small projects with a few members in the club ( wexford MRC ) to try and restore a pair of miniature Webb and Thompson ETS machines , once widespread on the railways. We have three units , but only one is in any way complete. In particular we are missing the galvanometer and the locking coiks from the other two. I have just received the wiring diagrams etc I was wondering if any members here could help or might know where I might locate bits and pieces for these machines ( or someone might donate them. ) The idea is too have a fully working pair as a permanent exhibition in the club house Now if I could find a pair of harpers block instruments !!!!! Thanks
  11. Suppliers of MEK /Butanone

    anyone know if there are suppliers in ireland that can supply 1 litre bottles of MEK/Butanone , its widely used as a solvent and available in the UK from various chemical suppliers , but transport costs are a problem thanks
  12. Has this been detailed before on IRM,? I'm trying to understand the progression of CIE colours on buildings and signal cabins etc from the 60s onwards thanks dave
  13. Small Dolly CIE signals

    Sorry for the very detailed question, but this is one for the signalling aficionados. Because CIE kept modifying semaphores with all sorts of bits from elsewhere , its hard to tie down specifics copyright odea collection, NLI shows the junction signals on the approach to claremorris in the 1960s, note the very small " dolly " the junction signal for the minor road is more like a " calling on " rather then a junction dolly. There was two of these signals , one from the approach from Balla, the other from Kilimagh both had the dolly on the left as you approached the station later cie replaced the remaining one ( i.e. the burma road was closed ) with a much more typical dolly ( i.e. where the lower arm was separate from the main post by 2 feet or so in fact the both these signals are built identically to the calling on signal , further towards the station , where in that case the lower arm refers to the same track I have detailed pictures of all the signals in claremorris, except these junction signals Interrestinging the 1960 signalling diagram , taken by Odea, had the lower dollies on the other side of the main pole in the drawings, however several photos confirm the "mini-dolly" was to the left (which is weird as you'd expect the dollies from the Burma road and Balla road would be opposite hand ( if you see what I mean ) The main question , anyone have any photos showing this mini-dolly signals ! elsewhere , thats shows the detail
  14. modelling MGWR flat bottom track

    Has anyone successfully modelled this type off light weight flat bottom track . Code 65 rail maybe or any ideas. Also unlike in the US where this was spiked directly onto the rail, I beleive in ireland it was laid in a form of " chair" , as in But some close examination of Odea collection , shows that seeming early flat bottom seemed to be secured by a chair screw/bolt on either side , with either a very small "pad" or no pad at all. Its has been stated here before that the main line of the MGWR was flat bottom till the mid seventies, but there is ample evidence from 1960 around claremoris that the track was all bullhead, this of course could have been as a result of the major modifications to the station in the 40s
  15. Milk Tanker wagons ?

    at around 3.52 in this video you see a fleeting shot of what look like side mounted milk tank wagons, never seen these before, These were on the middleton line 1975. Anyone any pictures or seen them in real life , make an interesting model.

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