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  1. Erne Model Railway Club are hosting a Model Railway Exhibition at Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen, NI on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Wexford Model Railway Club will be represented there by "Cynwyd" in N:
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    Erne Model Railway Club Exhibition, Enniskillen

    A couple of shots from around what proved to be a very enjoyable exhibition (the 20th by Erne MRC). Well done to everyone involved.
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    Erne Model Railway Club Exhibition, Enniskillen

    List of exhibitors as provided by Erne MRC: Traders-Francis Birney -Diecast Models Philip McHugh-American Railroad Bill Quick- Model Railways Billy Campbell- Diecast Robert Coalter- Railway David Bracken-Railway Adrian J Lenehan-Railway Exhibition- Raymond Wilson- Demo Building O gauge Railway Andrew O'Brennan-Railway Way Les & Leanne Conn- Road Runner Michael White- Plastics Kits South Dublin Railway Club- Haydon Lane 'n' gauge Eamon Jordan-Caitlin's Island David Wynne-Staverton 'n' gauge William Batten-Clock work railway 'O' gauge Adrian Graham-Tractor Display The Model railway Society of Ireland - St Davids MPD North Down Model Railway Society-Mill Road 'OO' gauge John Haire- Vintage Triang TT Roland Palmer-Contintental Europe 'HO' George Haire-Hornby Layout 1st Bangor Model Railway Club-Quarry Hill Jamestown Herbert Alexander-Wheal Rinn Ulster Model Railway Club-Loxwood 'T' Gauge Andrew Elliott - Old Stone Farm Roger Andrews- Models of Aircraft,ships etc Wexford Model Railway Club-Cynwyd
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    Telford Exhibition 2018

    Visited the amazing exhibition at Telford, UK in September 2018 with very high standards of O Gauge modelling in evidence. A huge number of very well stocked traders were there also. I have posted some shots of Arigna Road separately under its topic stream.
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    Telford Exhibition 2018

    More amazing layouts at Telford:
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    Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    I had the pleasure of seeing Arigna Road in the flesh at the Telford Guildex Exhibition and of saying hello to David. Pictures hardly do the layout justice. This was probably the best exhibition I have ever attended with a very high standard of modelling and traders with huge stocks. A few of my shots:
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    Cultra Model Railway Exhibition

    Friends of Cultra are organising a Model Railway Exhibition among the fabulous railway exhibits there (see below for details). Wexford Model Railway Club plan to travel by bus to attend. Anyone else going along?
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    Erne Model Railway Club Exhibition, Enniskillen

    Another rider is performing a stunt with his hands in the air 😆
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Ulster Model Railway Club are hosting their Model Railway Exhibition on August 25th and 26th 2018 in the Methodist College. See their Facebook page for details. There are 22 layouts booked with other displays and five trader stands. Wexford Model Railway Club will be represented with the Llanuwchllyn in N layout.
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    The hall was spacious but I think they got over 400 visitors over the two days.
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    A couple of shots from around the Belfast Show:
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Little Siddington is booked to appear at the MRSI Exhibition in October 2018!
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Thanks Noel. Yes, the O gauge is called "Little Siddington" based on the names of many similarly laid out stations on the GWR Bristol-South Wales line.
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    We had a great time representing Wexford Model Railway Club with Llanuwchllyn and enjoyed meeting Tony and many other people for a chat!
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Yes it should open in Word from a download 😊
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    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    Noel, I use plasticard and foam to damp the axles to give heft for the Kadees to operate...
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Looking forward to meeting y'all at the show. Ulster MRC sent me the attached listing which I am sure they won't mind me sharing: Belfast Model Railway Show 2018exhibits descriptions.docx
  18. The Ruabon to Barmouth line in North Wales is becoming well covered by model railways based on the many stations on this route. I have completed models of Llangollen (http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/showthread.php/3054-Llangollen-in-N/page3) and Cynwyd (http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/showthread.php/5580-Cynwyd-in-N-based-on-closed-station-goods-yard-on-the-Llangollen-line-BR-GWR-etc/page5) stations both in N-gauge. Other modellers have covered Carrog (N and OO gauge), Berwyn, Bala Junction and many other locations. Having visited Llanuwchllyn station a number of times (most recently during the Bala Model Railway Exhibition in May 2017) and admired the photographs in Martin William's fine book on this railway line, I am minded to have a go at modelling the station/goods yards in N-gauge. I propose to do this as another end-to-end layout 4.5 feet by 1 foot similar to Cynwyd. In British Railway days Llanuwchllyn was a passing station with two platforms and an interesting diamond crossing leading to a small goods yard. An electronic shuttle control unit with train crossing function is planned to automate the layout for exhibition purposes. While the station has now been restored with a narrow gauge line running beside the lake towards Bala town, I propose to model the prototype as it was in BR days before closure. Thanks to Martin Williams and Peter Fisher have kindly made these historic photographs available to me which I attach below to illustrate the prototype: A BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0 arrives at Llanuwchllyn station in the early 1960s: Lydham Manor and Hinton Manor bring a Ffestiniog Railway Special past the diamond crossing/goods yard in 1963: A sadly overgrown station in August 1966 some years after closure: Llanuwchllyn station in fine shape in 1963 prior to closure: A postcard view of the station c 1920: Station staff and families proudly pose for the camera c 1895. Note the wooden toy locomotive at the boy's feet right of centre:
  19. Llanuwchllyn in N is booked to appear at the Belfast Model Railway Exhibition on August 25th and 26th!
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    Garrison Model Show 26th of August 2018., Crosshaven.

    George, 30th August 2018 is a Thursday - do you mean Sunday 26th August (as on the flyer)?
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    Parkside Dundas Brake Van O Gauge. work in progress

    Welcome to visit us any time Fran 😊
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    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
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    Diesel Depot

    The main DCC bus-bar has been put neatly in place using dropper boards designed by Dave McCabe of Wexford MRC fame. Also in use are the standards deployed for the new O gauge layout ("Little Sidington") being developed by Wexford MRC including colour coding all wiring, labelling etc. The two-road fiddle-yard may also be used as a Programming track at the flick of a switch...
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    Diesel Depot

    The track for Diesel Depot is now laid out with connecting electrical droppers soldered under the track ready for wiring. Note the single track through to the fiddle-yard with a point allowing two storage roads one of which will double as a DCC programming track by use of a double-pole/double-throw switch. End mirrors and additional scenery will be added along with details to fill out the scene over the next few months...
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    Parkside Dundas Brake Van O Gauge. work in progress

    Lovely work George. You must give the train a spin on Wexford MRC's new O gauge layout "Little Siddington" some day! Gerry
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