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About Irishrailwayman

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    I returned railway modelling in 2002 by joining the Wexford MRC. I have made a large collection of Irish rolling stock eventually developing Ballybeg an Irish outline home/exhibition layout in OO. This has been exhibited at 10 exhibitions winning Best Scenic and Best in Show prizes in Wexford. I developed Llangollen in N gauge a UK outline "restored" railway based on the prototype in NE Wales which has been shown 9 times (including at Bala, N Wales) winning a Best Scenic Award in Wexford. Shunters Yard is a OO GWR compact layout and has been shown three times. Cynwyd in N is based on another Llangollen line prototype station. It has been shown three times winning prizes Best N Gauge in Wexford and Best Layout Scenery at SDMRC. My latest layout is Llanuwchllyn in N (another Llangollen line prototype station) which made its exhibition debut at Bala, Wales and Belfast in 2018. I have started another compact OO gauge layout Diesel Depot which can show Irish or BR outline locomotives. Plans are also afoot to develop a small O Gauge exhibition layout in time!

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    Wexford, Ireland

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

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  1. Irishrailwayman

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    Wexford Model Railway Club visited Cultra with a group of 13 of us travelling by coach. Very impressed with all the layouts and setting for the exhibition. Well done to all involved. A couple of pics for the record:
  2. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    Thanks guys. The width of the scenic section is 4.5 feet by 9 inches (in old money!). The idea is to have a fictitious but interesting layout to be easily transported to exhibitions to show off a selection of locomotives. I plan to use the new Z21 tablet controller including DCC slow-action points in order to operate the layout from the front or back. This would allow more direct interaction with the public as young people particularly react positively when they see a model railway operated by technology interfaces that they relate to!
  3. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    Some progress with development of an outline design for the back-scene with multiple open/closed brick arches and bridge access to the fiddle-yard.
  4. Irishrailwayman

    Class 121

    Noel, I have a Lokprogrammer that you are welcome to borrow to have a tinker around with if you want. Gerry
  5. Irishrailwayman

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    I understood that no trade was attending but I could be wrong?
  6. Irishrailwayman

    Kilkenny Model Show

    Some fun at the Kilkenny Model Show where Wexford Model Railway Club put up three layouts among all the farm models:
  7. Irishrailwayman

    Kingsbridge - workbench

    Word has it that MM121 will be out at Easter 2018!
  8. Irishrailwayman

    Kilkenny Model Show

    Kilkenny Model Show is on at The Hub, Old Dublin Road (R712), Kilkenny at 11am -6pm on Sunday 4th November. Last year there was a great buzz there with most exhibits being of farms. Wexford Model Club attended to promote modelling railways. We are attending again this year with Slaney Valley, Shunters Yard and Ballyredmond. Come along to support us if you are in the area!
  9. Irishrailwayman

    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    I think Cultra is on every second year? Well worth visiting the museum alone as there are railway displays (including No 800 Maedb), trams and vintage cars (including a De Lorean gull-winged car).
  10. Irishrailwayman

    Kingsbridge - workbench

    Lovely job on a unique livery.
  11. Irishrailwayman

    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Good job on a Q Kit - they were quite difficult metal kits with many bits and pieces!
  12. Irishrailwayman

    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Interesting to see the green A Class with the black/tan carriages!
  13. Irishrailwayman

    Wexford Model Railway Club Festival Open Day

    Enniscorthyman won the Thomas Train-set in the raffle!
  14. Irishrailwayman

    Little Siddington

    Totally agree. The complex track-work on Little Siddington is based on the classic GWR/BR WR prototype stations between Bristol and South Wales. Obviously in time we will be adding more detail including working semaphores and scenery. Showing the lay-out as a work-in-progress allows us to explain how we put the innovative base-boards/electronics together (before they get covered), road-test the layout as well as getting feedback from modellers and the public.
  15. Irishrailwayman

    Wexford Model Railway Club Festival Open Day

    Some fun at the Wexford MRC Open Day:
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