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About Garfield


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    PR executive, journalist, armchair football pundit, all-round bon vivant. Normally found in Dublin these days but has also been spotted in Longford.


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    Music, writing, railways, aircraft, football, miniature modelling, modern military history.


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    PR & Communications Executive/journalist/Partner at Irish Railway Models

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  1. Garfield

    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Just to add, Steve and I responded to your chat the other night but you seem to have logged off straight away?
  2. Garfield

    Small production run of MGWR 6 wheel thirds

    I’d be up for a few as well, JB!
  3. Garfield

    IRM Fert Wagon

    Or possibly even electrics! Some British firms also submitted proposals to the GNR, with one design looking suspiciously similar to the ill-fated BR class 17...
  4. Garfield

    Studio scale models worth it??

    Hi Sam, Welcome to the forum! Studio Scale Models produce some really good stuff, but most of their kits are etched brass and the larger locos especially require a bit of skill with soldering, etc. You could always start out with one of their brake van kits and see how you get on. The proprietor, Des, is a regular poster here and I'm sure he will be happy to answer any queries you may have...
  5. Garfield

    Well she did ask

    He's on his way...
  6. Garfield

    IRM Fert Wagon

    Thing is, the remaining ivory bubbles continue to outsell the orange versions. We expect all to sell out in a reasonable time, but the remaining ivory stock will be depleted well before the orange ones.
  7. Garfield

    Double height Beet Wagon kit is now available

    That's the barytes after they were modified for use as spoil wagons with the removal of the lifting gear for the body sides. The stenciled test markings on the wagons suggests the photo was taken in the mid '00s...
  8. Garfield

    LIMA Murphy Models

    Not quite true, Noel. Hornby’s copyright is valid for another 25 years. Just an FYI.
  9. Garfield

    First post

    Downpatrick? Does Kilkenny count, too? PS: welcome aboard, Gabhal!
  10. Batches were fitted with either spindles or self-contained buffers when first built - depending on which type the works had in stock at the time. Some were retro-fitted with Oleos later, mostly at one end only, possibly due to having the original buffers damaged during a rough shunt.
  11. Garfield

    End of the DFDS liners?

    A quick update on this... It looks like the liners will be finishing up earlier than expected - possibly as soon as next Monday/Tuesday.
  12. Heard on the grapevine this morning that the Ballina-Waterford DFDS liners will cease at the end of June.
  13. Garfield

    New Irish Railway Models Website

    Say it with ploughs! Thanks for the order. Happy Birthday, Broithe!
  14. Garfield

    OOn3 layout ideas

    Looks like a well-built loco; the prototypes were elegant machines. Love the jacks stowed either side of the smokebox!
  15. Garfield

    IRM CIE 20ft Container

    And if the truck is wrong and we adjusted the container to suit, it then wouldn't fit on the wagon...

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