Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

30 Excellent

About minister_for_hardship

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. minister_for_hardship

    Curved Goods Store?

    Have never seen a curved one anywhere. Maybe with some visual trickery you could get away with making a smaller straight one that fits?
  2. minister_for_hardship

    GSR / CIE Wagon Liveries

    The de-roofed six wheelers used for turf traffic. Did these retain their (presumably well weathered) passenger livery or were they re-painted grey? When did they cease using them?
  3. Eastern end of Waterford. Where the car park is wedged in.
  4. There's an actual loco oil tank in a very public place somewhere in an Irish Rail station, if you know where to look! Painted grey and barely noticeable, last time I saw it.
  5. minister_for_hardship

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    Beyer Peacock sold near identical locos to the L&SWR and another batch were sold to Swedish railways.
  6. A Last Look at Ireland’s Disappearing Storefronts On a narrow street in the town of Wexford, in the southeast of Ireland, is B. Corcoran, a men’s clothing store. It’s been in operation since 1956, a fact which is evident from its storefront: above a painted olive green exterior, a wedge-shaped sign spells out “B. Corcoran Ltd.” in burgundy scripted lettering. Storefronts such as this one are a visual treasure for the graphic designer Trevor Finnegan. For the past eight years, in his spare time, he’s been exploring and photographing traditional Irish stores all over the country. The ongoing project is a way to document an important part of Ireland’s visual traditions and crafts, says Finnegan. “Their unique design style and the typographic styles really appeal to me,” he explains. “They are the face of local business and the give a real sense of friendliness that you find in these types of places here in Ireland.” https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/photos-of-shops-in-ireland?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e2d22d8aa7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-e2d22d8aa7-64330117&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_30_2018)&mc_cid=e2d22d8aa7&mc_eid=1ab2d0b412
  7. minister_for_hardship

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    The originals came with Yankee chime whistles, they were replaced with normal Irish/British whistles after a short time as they annoyed locals around Albert Quay too much. Why the very short working life? Surely they can't have worn out?
  8. minister_for_hardship

    Kilgarvan mafia, perhaps?

    Were there any sanctions for staff giving out or members of the public having circulars in their possession?
  9. minister_for_hardship

    Media hysteria or not? Snow next week

    Have seen pics of abandoned and upside down cars that clearly should have stayed at home and personally saw an occurance with a pair of idiots in a car at the top of a steep hill which could have ended VERY badly if they didn't manage to stop where they did. The simple fact is this country is not used to or set up for such conditions, there would be absolute carnage if drivers were given carte blanche to drive whenever and wherever they liked.
  10. minister_for_hardship

    J15 186

    Typical Ireland. This is why we can't have nice things.
  11. minister_for_hardship

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

    What was the point of the car as payload? Resembles a student rag week stunt (albeit an expensive one)
  12. minister_for_hardship

    12 inch to the foot model

    Many people on this site would love for a project like this to come to something, but Ireland is nothing like the uk in terms of population or level of interest in such things. The history of preservation here is littered with abandoned projects and bust-ups.
  13. minister_for_hardship

    P & T vans 1950-60 era

    I think the other vans are Fordson E83W / Thames vans, easily available as 00 models. Both VW and the Ford were favoured van types for the ESB Rural Electrification.
  14. minister_for_hardship

    P & T vans 1950-60 era

    Have one. Far too large for 00 scale. The P&T also used VW vans, available in 00 scale in Hattons, paint and decal up your own.

Important Information

Terms of Use