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About Irishrailwayman

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    Senior Member


  • Biography
    I returned railway modelling in 2002 by joining the Wexford MRC. I made a collection of Irish rolling stock eventually developed 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 twice 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) is due its exhibition debut at Bala in May 2018.


  • Location
    Wexford, Ireland


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


  • Occupation
    Retired senior manager

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  1. Irishrailwayman

    Metcalfe Card Sheets

    Metcalfe building cards are fine (I used them in 2mm for my Llangollen layout) but if you want relief then the Wills sheets look good in 4mm (I have used them on my 2mm Llanuwchllyn layout). Wills are thick plastic sheets which are more difficult to cut then Metcalfe which can be cut with a scissors.
  2. Irishrailwayman

    8100 Class DART Gauge N

    Nice job Eoin.
  3. Irishrailwayman

    4 ages - RTR diesel loco evolution

    The MM 141/181s were also DCC-ready and had a space for a speaker. What about the Lima 201s - they were a breakthrough as the first RTR Irish loco before MM?
  4. GNRi1959: Llanuwchllyn in N is booked to appear at the Ulster MRC Exhibition in Belfast on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018.
  5. Currently getting Llanuwchllyn in N ready for its Exhibition Debut at Bala Model Railway Exhibition in North Wales at end of May:
  6. Irishrailwayman

    Irish wagons V English wagons price wise.

    Shear volume of production? (the UK-outline market is several times greater than that for Irish-outline I would imagine) 😊
  7. Irishrailwayman


    Any plans to show all your hard work at Exhibitions?
  8. Irishrailwayman

    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    I think the main thing is to avoid "daylight" between each coach to give the impression of a train rather than a string of coaches...
  9. Irishrailwayman

    barrow street

    Why not aim to bring it down to the Wexford Easter Exhibition 2019 and show it as a work-in-progress?
  10. Recently I have developed a 2 foot "tuning fork" fiddle-yard for this layout to better enable shunting and to bring passenger rail-cars and auto-coach on and off scene. The top of the fiddle-yard may be removed for operations from the front or replaced for exhibition operation from behind the layout:
  11. Irishrailwayman

    Wexford Model Railway Club Exhibition Easter 2018

    For anyone who missed the Exhibition, a few photos and a big thanks to the exhibitors, traders, WMRC volunteers and all our 637 visitors for making this the most successful exhibition here to date!
  12. Irishrailwayman

    Wexford Model Railway Club Exhibition Easter 2018

    And the winners are: John Izzard Best O Gauge Layout Award: Brendan Butler and John O'Toole Garrison Model Club: Best N Gauge (Stephen McNally Memorial) Award South Dublin Model Railway Club took two prizes away Best OO Gauge Layout and Best Layout Scenery Awards! and, as noted above, Fran Burke with the amazing new Tara Wagons won the Best Model Award:
  13. Irishrailwayman


    'pun my word, we are treading on egg-shells here.
  14. Irishrailwayman


    What kind of yolk will they come up with? Will we have to shell out a lot to pay for them?
  15. Irishrailwayman

    First Look at the IRM Tara!

    Looking forward to seeing these in the flesh at the Wexford Model Railway Exhibition!

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