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  1. aclass007

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Does anyone know what year the staff snatchers began being removed, and likewise, the toughened windscreens fitted?
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    The following is taken from, Irish Railways Traction & Travel, by Peter Jones & Andrew Marshall..... 003, 012, 015, 039, 055, 058 are listed as the last six stopped in 1995... 005 and 051 were also stopped, slightly earlier in 1995.... 039 being the final one stopped, on the 23/9/95
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    'Huge' Model Railway in 'De Paper'

    They reefer to it as a 'train set' throughout the article.....That layout is something more than that!
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    A39 did in fact carry the high band tan in service. In fact, unusually, she carried that livery before being rebuilt....
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    If you click the 'Sort by' arrow at the top of the page on the website, there are several options, including listing the locos from Oldest to Newest, and vice versa
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    I did notice.... 😍
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Looking at the line up of the CAD A's on the IRM site, it's fairly easy to select which locos to purchase, and which I can do without.....But I know damn well it's going to be very difficult to resist buying a livery I never intended buying, once pictures of fully finished models emerge.... 😅
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    This is brilliant! The detail that will feature on these sounds incredible!
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    Jim Poots buses

    I got one too...It's a lovely clean casting.....
  10. aclass007

    42ft Container Flats Pre-orders begin this weekend at Raheny!

    Alarm clock set for 10:55am Saturday.... I'm not missing these! 😜
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    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    Just to add, MM produced four early black and tan 141/181's with small marker lights and tablet catchers, all with different running numbers, so it would be possible for you to get two early black and tan locos with different running numbers.... They were B141, B165, B181 and B188
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    A couple of observations... Firstly, MM produced two versions of the black & tan 141. Make sure you have the original version, and not the later version. Secondly, there are a number of people on here who could renumber the loco to whatever running number you wanted...
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    I wonder why this batch weren't finished in a darker shade, considering the colour was one of the main criticisms of the original batch?
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    As an end user of the fert., I can shed some light on the weight issue.... Basically, a pallet of fert is made up of 40 x 50kg bags, which equals 2 ton. The weight of the bags or loaded pallet hasn't changed over the years, except for a slight variation after the change from imperial to metric measurements... With the beams in the two centre compartments, a fully loaded wagon would hold 20 pallets, which was 40 ton....... However, in later years, a lot of the fert comes in large bulk bags. A pallet carries four of these large bags. Some bags hold 500kg, which means a pallet with four of these bags still weighs 2 ton, and didn't alter the fully loaded wagon weight. But...some of the bags hold 600kg of fert. So, a pallet of four would weigh 2.4 ton. and a wagon fully loaded with 20 of these pallets would be loaded to 48 ton.....
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    It just gets better and better.....
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