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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

    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    Is Patrick referring to the original '60s B&T version of 141, which Paddy also produced without the roundel?
  2. Garfield

    Irish Railway Models 21mm Conversions

    Hi Kevin, The ballasts (and consequently the bubbles and plough vans as they share the same chassis design) are subject to the design restrictions I mentioned above, but the Taras and 42ft wagons have bogies with longer axles, so you can increase the width. However, if you're working to P4 standards you will need to remove the OO wheels and replace with finescale versions.
  3. Garfield

    Irish Railway Models 21mm Conversions

    Hi Brendan, Thanks for your feedback. Regarding the W-irons, with the ballast wagon we were constrained by the fact that we did not have direct control over the manufacturing process until a very late stage (documented elsewhere). When you contacted us in relation to the W-irons on the ballast, we listened and made adjustments to the bubble chassis. However, we were again constrained by the fact the same chassis design was required for the bubble, as well as minimum manufacturing tolerances. If we had made the W-irons any thinner, the structural integrity would have been compromised and they likely would have warped while the plastic cooled after exiting the mould. We used the same method to accommodate re-gauging of our Accurascale 24.5t hoppers and customers report being able to drop-in EM and P4 wheelsets with little or no adjustment required - the difference being we had complete control of the design process for this model from the outset. Regarding the wheelsets, the recognised tolerances for 21mm gauge are governed by P4 standards, which means that RTR RP25.100 OO gauge wheelsets are incompatible and require replacement in any case. As you say, the the Taras, etc. have wider axles and it should be possible to fit P4 wheels directly to them. Regards, Patrick
  4. Garfield

    Hattons New Website

    I think it’s an improvement, personally. The search function is much better now.
  5. Garfield

    Going to the Ploughing?

    Fixed your post, Dave.
  6. Garfield

    Going to the Ploughing?

  7. Garfield

    Amiens Street Terminus

    The TNT worked a treat...
  8. Garfield

    AEC railcars

    Clearly I pasted the wrong link...
  9. With the prospect of a hard version the the 'B' word becoming increasingly likely, the effects of any improvements in paths and line speed will be nullified by border checks...
  10. Garfield

    Small production run of MGWR 6 wheel thirds

    Didn’t the MGWR use a slip coach on the Sligo line, dropping off at Inny Junction for Cavan?
  11. Garfield

    IRM site stock levels.

    Just checked again and everything is as it should be...
  12. Garfield

    IRM site stock levels.

    Hi Noel, per Bosko's post directly above:
  13. Garfield

    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    I heard it didn’t last... they just weren’t compatible. 😕
  14. Garfield

    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Who’s buying? 😁
  15. 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?

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