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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

    Behind the scenes at IRM

    Feel free to make an announcement at the Wexford Easter Exhibition!
  2. Irishrailwayman

    Little Siddington

    Little Siddington is booked to appear at the Wexford Easter Exhibition. Come and see what progress we have made!
  3. Irishrailwayman

    Modelling realistic Irish scenery

    One of three bars on Ballybeg with a bit of a hooley going on and a couple of other line-side views:
  4. Irishrailwayman

    Modelling realistic Irish scenery

    Ballybeg was influenced by Brian McCann's layout Ballyowen and work by John Walker including Ballinagee, Ballinagee Junction, Macmine Junction and Rathmichael. I made use of Alphagraphix card kits (more than 19) on the layout including both town and railway buildings. Other Irish touches include the use of stone arch bridges, footbridge from Hornby (which matches those used in Ireland), bi-lingual signs, P&T old-style telephone boxes, signals based on Irish prototypes etc.
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    Mk3 coaches

    The Irish MK3 Resturant carriages were different in roof detail and window spacing. The models shown here used Lima donor coaches with MIR brass overlays to give the correct windows.
  6. Advance notice for Wexford Model Railway Club's 11th Easter Exhibition to be held Easter Sunday 21st April and Bank Holiday Easter Monday 22nd April 2019. Invitations are now being issued and applications are invited to join this annual celebration of all things great in Railway Modelling! More details will be posted as the exhibition line-up shapes up.
  7. Irishrailwayman

    Little Siddington

    Work is continuing on Little Siddington including finalising the platforms, adding four long head-shunts onto the fiddle-yard and test runs on a weekly basis:
  8. Irishrailwayman

    Vote for IRM!

    All done and best of luck!
  9. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    Diesel Depot is now equipped with a Re-fuelling Point and Oil Storage Tanks:
  10. Irishrailwayman

    Merry Christmas to one and all

    Happy Christmas and great railway modelling and Exhibitions in 2019 to all!
  11. Irishrailwayman

    Merry Christmas to one and all

    Many happy returns (better fix that roof quick, the snow is getting in)!
  12. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    The Diesel Depot workshop is taking shape with lighting up and running including in the yard tower lamps.
  13. Irishrailwayman

    Kingsbridge - Old New Layout

    Better be a good boy until then!
  14. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    The brickies have used engineers blue bricks to break up the row of arches and the workshop doors have a new paint job. The newness of the bricks has been toned down with a black wash:
  15. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    The old brick steam shed has been demolished and a new concrete/steel/glass Diesel Engine Shed is being erected in its place:
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