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  1. RobertRoche

    Jason's Workbench

    Nice job, I think the textured finish on the cement wagons is what really makes these models look good
  2. RobertRoche

    MM 071 Battleship Grey

    Would anyone be able to advise on an appropriate paint colour match for the Murphy Models 071 battleship grey? Also the yellow for the front panel please?
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    MM 071 Battleship Grey

    HI George and Dave, Thanks for your help. I am only removing the grab rails off the front of 7071 o just need to do a bit of touching up. @WRENNEIRE if you are at the Raheny show I would be interested in spares for MM locos, mayber even an all grey body too!
  4. RobertRoche

    Derry Road Runabout

    You can solder both sides as long as you don't get a blob of solder interfering with the wheels of a train as it crosses the join. It will probably be a stronger joint too.
  5. RobertRoche

    MM 071 Battleship Grey

    Thank you!
  6. Looking forward to replacing my half baked attempt at these.
  7. As seen in Wellingtonbridge, I presume the Accurascale offering is close enough or the same as what is seen in Ireland.
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    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

    Something a bit unusual for my workbench - a BR Class 24 for light weathering. Might need a touch more.
  10. RobertRoche

    Robert's Workbench

    Testing the ballast wagons tonight at South Dublin MRC.
  11. RobertRoche

    Waterslide Transfers Lifting

    The way I do it, I usually apply with water and or Microset on a gloss surface. Wait to dry completely and apply Microsol to embed the decal in any details. Then leave for probably a day before sealing with varnish.
  12. RobertRoche

    Robert's Workbench

    Start of a possession to spread some freshly laid ballast on the bench test track.
  13. I have a Murphy Models 071 with MM sound chip in it (loksound V1.3) that won't move. The lights and sound work, but no movement from the motor. It works on DC and I have reset the chip (CV8=*8). Has anyone come across this?
  14. RobertRoche

    Murphy Models 071 with sound chip won't move

    Thanks everyone for the replies, I've had the Elite for a long time now and there are definitely superior systems out there.
  15. RobertRoche

    Murphy Models 071 with sound chip won't move

    I tried the loco on the NCE Powercab tonight and it ran fine. I have the Hornby Elite at home so I will try it on that again at the weekend. It had run fine on the Elite previously. I have read of this issue with the Loksound chip but not sure why it may have occurred now. Powercab might be on the list next!
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    Robert's Workbench

    Thank you, it'll be another while before they are done.
  17. RobertRoche

    Robert's Workbench

    Main decals done tonight. Now have to design a few additional details, print and put on. Indoor lighting used and decals not sealed yet.
  18. RobertRoche

    Murphy Model spares

    I would take spare horns for 141/071, possibly detailing kits and handrails to have as spares.
  19. RobertRoche

    Robert's Workbench

    Thanks everyone...there is a lot of detail on them, and I'm going to have to print one or two extra decals for them also. I used Humbrol No. 69 acrylic on these as discovered somewhere else on this forum. It is not a direct match to the Bachmann model as it appears to be a touch lighter in person. I had not used Humbrol acrylics before and was not impressed...they sprayed nicely but 6 weeks after the final coat I am not sure that the paint has fully hardened. Will stick with Tamiya acrylics in the future, and Humbrol enamels.
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    Robert's Workbench

    Starting on the decals from SSM. Bachmann offering in the back, repaint in the front.
  21. RobertRoche

    Aerodynamic train lab

    These guys seem to have a pretty cool job.
  22. RobertRoche

    Robert's Workbench

    I was experimenting with printing my own decals this weekend using Mr Decal Paper. What are the options for making decals with white text on a clear background? The Wexford Bus has white text on the windows. If I was doing the speed van again, I would use decals for the chevrons and blue & yellow panels.
  23. RobertRoche

    Murphy Models items for sale - 071/181/201

    Will PM you about the MK2Ds
  24. RobertRoche

    Video Website Updates

    RPSI No. 85 'Merlin' & The Sea Breeze in Wexford and Rosslare - 6th August 2018
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    barrow street

    Some very atmospheric shots there,, especially with the lone van in the yard. That is a lot of plasticard.

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