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About Irishrailwayman

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    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.

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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

    Diesel Depot

    A couple of shots showing progress with baseboards including painting and backscene. Note the cut-outs for inspection pits for inside the engine shed and point control. Cut-outs also needed for Kadee magnets to be hidden below the ballast...
  2. Irishrailwayman

    barrow street

    Outstanding scratch building work 😮
  3. Over decades the towns on the line between Wexford and Waterford should have been developed as it provided a perfect commute in either direction particularly when the road between both towns was very poor. An iconic and special bridge - hopefully any greenway will use it and see it properly preserved?
  4. Irishrailwayman

    Diesel Depot

    My 6th layout is designed to be a compact/shelfie exhibition standard layout to show off mainly Irish locomotives of a variety of liveries. It will be sufficiently versatile to allow diesels locomotives of CIE, Supertrain, IR, IE or even UK/BR liveries to be shown. The size will be my usual 4.5 feet by 9 inch dimensions with a 2 foot fiddle-yard at one end which easily and accurately attaches/detaches with snap toggles. It will be controlled by DCC with sound in most locos. It will fit neatly into the boot of my car for easy transportation to exhibitions. I intend to allow for shunting of oil wagons. I have already built the base-boards using techniques trialled by Wexford Model Railway Club for their innovative new O gauge layout.This involves accurately cut 6 mm X 100 mm high-quality birch ply-wood sections (available from www.woodworkers.ie). The appropriate lengths of ply are hot-glued to the base-board and 15 mm sections used for face pieces. Metal connecting dowels are hammered into these pieces to align the fiddle-yard. Lengths of fibre-glass webbing are glued in place with PVA at each interface of the ply-wood elements beneath the board. Sections of wood are also glued/screwed in place to support the back-scene and side-boards. A couple of pictures: the ba
  5. Irishrailwayman

    Weedspraying Train - South wexford Line

    I suppose the line is being made ready for conversion to another Greenway?
  6. Llanuwchllyn makes its Exhibition debut at Bala Model Railway Show, North Wales.
  7. Irishrailwayman

    Metcalfe Card Sheets

    Just be aware also that card structures should not be exposed to prolonged sunlight as they can fade over time. I keep the blinds down when the sun is shining into my model railway room. Many of my buildings on Ballybeg are of card construction and still look good after 10 years!
  8. 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.
  9. Irishrailwayman

    8100 Class DART Gauge N

    Nice job Eoin.
  10. 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?
  11. GNRi1959: Llanuwchllyn in N is booked to appear at the Ulster MRC Exhibition in Belfast on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018.
  12. Currently getting Llanuwchllyn in N ready for its Exhibition Debut at Bala Model Railway Exhibition in North Wales at end of May:
  13. 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) 😊
  14. Irishrailwayman

    GLENGARRIFF

    Any plans to show all your hard work at Exhibitions?
  15. 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...
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