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  1. RobertRoche

    Robert's Workbench

    Hello everyone, this is my workbench thread. In the future I hope to be building a layout set in the period of approximately 2000-present. I'm a big fan of GMs and IE orange trains. Other upcoming projects include modifying RTR stock to my liking, a 009 Bord na Mona layout (possibly) and some other random bits. Here is some of the motive power I currently have.
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    Robert's Workbench

    I am converting some flat top autoballasters to round top in preparation for painted into IÉ yellow. Some filing and filling and they should make it past the two foot rule.
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    Emerald Isle Explorer 2018

    Not from Cork, but from Wexford
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    Join IRM at the SDMRC Clubrooms!

    Yep it's the large green building as shown in the above photo - accessed off Knocklyon Road. When you turn off Knockylon Road there is a narrow lane with a height restriction barrier across it - head down the lane and the club house is at the end.
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    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    Thanks Railer, very helpful!
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    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    How many plough vans did Iarnród Éireann have? I'm modelling 2000-present, presumably I'll want the IÉ pack? Unless there was some overlap in liveries for my time period - would anyone know?
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    Video Website Updates

    International Railtour weekend including - Steam hauled positioning train from Whitehead to Dublin - The Second Strand diesel railtour - The Cork and Kerry Railtour
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    IRM CIE 20ft Container

    That's going to be a lot of containers!
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    barrow street

    An amazing model!
  10. Would anyone know any general times for freight movements on the network at the moment, particularly liners or timber? Is there much on a Saturday? Thanks!
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    Freight Times 2018

    Thanks again!
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    Freight Times 2018

    Thanks Railer, Anyone know times for the Taras during the week?
  13. Footage of the work at Sallins:
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    Kingsbridge - workbench

    Hi Noel, I bought this airbrush a few years ago: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Dual-Action-0-2mm-9cc-Needle-Airbrush-Spray-Gun-Air-Brush-For-Model-Paint-Tattoo/301976438859?hash=item464f32c84b:g:IkYAAOSwvg9XVOsg I think it is very good, dual action with a trigger limiter. I dismantle mine completely when cleaning and it is still working well. The paint flows well and it comes with a few needle sizes.
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    Jason's Workbench

    Looks like a neat job!
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    Metal Baseboard Frames

    I have thought about this, it would have to be cheaper than using wood and not bend or warp. It could be thinner than traditional methods but that is no good if you want to put point motors and wiring underneath. There probably aren't many benefits over traditional construction methods.
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    Robert's Workbench

    The dapol pocket wagons do have several differences from the Irish ones. I'll be altering the ends using plasticard, moving the brake wheels and altering some molded details. Also on the bench:
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    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    Internal lighting, tail lamps, kettle whistling on the stove...
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    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    Great line up and good use of the 42' flat for several projects with more possibilities in the future. I was considering doing my own spoil wagons until 15 minutes ago! I can now 'plough' on with some of my other projects...
  20. The word is out, good call with the 42' flat as a basis for several projects. And everyone needs plough vans to top and tail their ballast trains!
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    Media hysteria or not? Snow next week

    This was the N25 yesterday morning in Wexford, at least 6 inches of solid snow and drifts of 1-2 feet which got worse. Meet a loony who said he had driven from Cork and was heading to Rosslare who got stuck here. A tractor pulled him out. Two feet of snow in the garden,
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    Robert's Workbench

    Keeping occupied during the snow!
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    Media hysteria or not? Snow next week

    Additionally a 1-in-100 year rainfall event could occur every year and still be classed as a 1-in-100 year event. The 1-in-100 designation relates to the probability of that event occurring in any year. It doesn't relate to the actual frequency of occurrence. What was classed as a 1-in-100 year event twenty years ago might only represent a 1-in-50 year (for example) event today as the climate changes.
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    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    Thanks Fran I will do that. Looks like your snow days might be busy!
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    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    Great news! I can't get my discount codes to work though.

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