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About Irishrailwayman

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  • Biography
    I returned railway modelling in 2002 joining the Wexford MRC. I developed a collection of Irish outline models and worked to improve these. I eventually developed Ballybeg and Irish outline home/exhibition layout in OO. This has been exhibited at 9 exhibitions winning Best Scenic and Best in Show prizes. My most recent layout is Llangollen in N gauge a UK outline "restored" railway based on the prototype in NE Wales


  • Location
    Wexford, Ireland


  • Interests
    Irish railways (1960 to 2000) and UK (1960 to 1980) outline railway modelling


  • Occupation
    Retired senior manager
  1. The. Peco points are a good electro frog points & wired correctly  

    1. Irishrailwayman


      Perhaps the wheels are wider or need to be re- gauged?

    2. bhoulihan


      Thanks for the tip

  2. Peco points

    Are these electrofrog or insulfrog points and are they correctly wired? Older rolling stock may have wider wheels which can cause problems also.
  3. Good progress on Llanuwchllyn with all wiring completed, tested and working fine in both manual and automatic modes. The track is also finalised and ready for completion of sleeper gaps and ballasting. Initial work has commenced on buildings some of which will need to be scratch-built. Then its a case of painting/weathering the buildings and developing surrounding scenery to the standard achieved with Cynwyd. A couple of shots of the track first: Next some of the buildings placed before painting: Finally, a couple of views of the electrical control panels - note the use of side-action motors at the back which allow manual operation if desired (the push button control panel controls the points as pairs to make the appropriate road for the trains).
  4. Baseboards

    Tony, for what it is worth my thought processes in developing my model railways run along the lines of: can I store it where I can see it; can I access it to run it at home; can I dismantle it easily; can I transport it safely in my car and exhibit it multiple times...
  5. Noel, I missed this posting first time around so forgive my not responding previously with my thanks for your appreciation. Gerry
  6. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Thanks for that - it is almost 10 years since I laid that backdrop down! I first pasted on Peco Cloudy Sky paper as a backdrop. Then I cut out the scenic section of an Auhagen Wooded hillsides background mural No 42 511. This was pasted on top of the sky paper which gives an effect of relief. This also has the pleasing effect of the clouds seeming to drift from behind the wooded hills. Gerry
  7. Hi Gerry,

    I'm thinking seriously about N-gauge now that I have my shed organised.

    Are there any Irish RTR models available at all?




    1. Irishrailwayman


      No rtr Irish that I am aware of but Shapeways do produce the bodies for 141/181/A/C/071/201 locomotives. These would need to be prepared, painted, decals added and fitted with an appropriate Graham Farish motorised chassis. Studio Scale Models do the 2mm CIE transfers. Many UK outline wagons could be repainted and passenger carriages (MK2/3) from GF fitted with vinyl sides to give a variety of Irish liveries. Building kits from Alphagraphix could colour photocopied at 50% reduction and cut out to give Irish buildings. In 2 mm not every detail needs to be perfect but the overall result would be well worth the effort!

  8. GoPro Fun - Ride on a model train

    Noel, might be nice to run this around Ballybeg and capture a video of the views from the cab - sometime perhaps when you are down this way with David perhaps?
  9. GoPro Fun - Ride on a model train

    Noel, It would be great to set this up at an exhibition with a monitor for the public to view the unfolding scene from the cab - consider that an invitation to the Wexford Easter Exhibition 2018!
  10. GoPro Fun - Ride on a model train

    Looks great through the cab windows!
  11. Kilkenny Model Toy Show

    A couple of views from the Kilkenny Show. Huge crowds passed through and the model railways got a good reception. Kilkenny 1.JPG 757 kb · Done Kilkenny 2017.JPG 727 kb · Done × Pasted as rich text. Paste as plain text instead Drag files here to attach, or choose files... Accepted file types gif, jpeg, jpe, jpg, png Insert other media Uploaded Images Kilkenny 1.JPG 757 kb · Done Kilkenny 2017.JPG 727 kb · Done Kilkenny and Shunters Yard.JPG 773 kb · Done
  12. Kilkenny Model Toy Show

    Hi Enda, nice to meet you at this show. We were mainly on model railway "missionary" work there among the farm/military modellers!
  13. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Actually that's Eamonn's own diorama and very good it looks too.
  14. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    'pun my word.
  15. enniscorthymans workbench

    Looks good Eamonn

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