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About Garfield

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  • Birthday 12/31/1982


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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

    Roundhouses in Ireland

    Perhaps the term ‘engine house’ might refer to a stationary engine, rather than covered storage of locomotives? Just a thought...
  2. Aye, but it sounds like WaYSidE has a Lima Mk1 in CIE black & tan, not an actual MM Craven... ...In which case, WaYSidE, check eBay for Lima B4 bogies, such as this: https://m.ebay.ie/itm/LIMA-BR-MK1-OR-MK2-COACH-B4-BOGIE-ONLY-No-2/142981113290?hash=item214a56a5ca:g:Q4EAAOSwq9RbyjTN&_trkparms=gclientid%3DCLIENT_ID(ebay)&_trksid=p2489528.m4335.l8656 (Although that particular one is overpriced, in my opinion).
  3. Garfield

    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    I think it was simply a case of modern safety glass adding a wee bit of added protection for the crew (i.e. the glass would shatter as opposed to breaking unpredictably, possibly into dagger-like shards). The toughened panes were slightly smaller so required extra sealing. For comparison... Original: Toughened: The first photo may be making a liar out of me, as the loco has the original windows while fitted with CAWS, although the date listed in the caption is 1982, in which case CAWS didnt go ‘live’ for another two years (it’s not carrying the ‘S’ suffix to indicate CAWS is fitted, however, despite the antennae being fitted). Maybe 025 was fitted with a flux capacitor...
  4. Garfield

    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    CAWS was introduced in 1984. The locos were fitted with the toughened windscreens during the late 1970s and all locos appear to have received them by the time the CAWS equipment was added...
  5. Garfield

    Omagh archaeology.

    Locomotive boilers generally look almost identical to this once the outer cladding and insulation is removed... That's not to say the boiler that was discovered wasn't a stationary industrial type, but could be from a smaller tank loco, etc. The GNR would have had standard boiler designs, so someone with knowledge of the railway's mechanical engineering could provide a definitive answer.
  6. Garfield

    New Aer Lingus Livery

    As I understand it, this is out of Aer Lingus' hands... it's IAG (who also own BA) who've made the decision. It's no coincidence that the positioning of the logos and other vinyls are similar to Iberia's, etc.
  7. Garfield

    New Aer Lingus Livery

    As Fran said above, the new livery is basically there so that aircraft can be easily swapped over and back among other IAG carriers as required, with only a few vinyls having to be replaced instead of a full-scale rebranding. It's sad to see the end of the classic Aer Lingus colour scheme, but it does make sense from a business perspective.
  8. Garfield


    Richie doesn’t get to do it often enough lately, but... 🙂
  9. Garfield

    LIMA Murphy Models

    Hi JB, The blue Taras had matching blue buffers and Instanter couplers, but the bogies were black.
  10. Garfield

    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    Meanwhile, in the IRM warehouse...
  11. Garfield

    Deltic in 4mm, By Accurascale

    Cheers, Noel! It was great to see you there! The strong Irish contingent made it feel like home!
  12. Garfield

    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Hi Tony, you've lost me? I simply meant that if you're not comfortable with posting on a public forum, then the only option is to stop doing it. It's not an issue unique to IRM.
  13. Garfield

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi Noel, Only rebuilt locos received the low band, so A15 has the high band.
  14. Garfield

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi Patrick, A23R will have the low band.
  15. Garfield

    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi folks, In the hustle and bustle leading up to the launch at the MRSI's October show, a couple of the IR loco numbers got mixed up. They couldn't be left as they were, as 024 was withdrawn while still in Supertrain livery, while 051 had non-standard detailing which would not be economical to tool. Apologies for the confusion!

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