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patrick last won the day on February 9 2014

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  1. Kingsbridge - workbench

    A marvelous piece of work. I am impressed at how much you get done so quickly.
  2. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    A wonderful layout in the making. Looking forward to seeing more posts.
  3. 21mm gauge track; the pros and cons?

    I suggest assembling a short section of track including a point or crossover on a piece of plywood and a couple of wagons to test the waters. The Dapol tank wagon kits mag be a good choice since they are inexpensive and if all went well can be detailed with the SSM detailing kit. John Mayer posted some information on this conversion somewhere on the site. If all goes well convert a loco and take it from there. As regards high/eye level baseboards, set up a section of track some rolling stock and some vehicles figures or structures on a high shelf and see for yourself how effective this approach is.
  4. Silverfox - New Irish Coach releases

    I am sure that as soon as a large selection of high quality Irish models are available ready to run we will finally see some incredible layouts from certin members on this site. In the meantime I suggest lighting a candle rather than curse the darkness.
  5. Patricks Layout

    A few more photos.
  6. Patricks Layout

    Re previous post, just trying to figure out how to post photos from my phone.
  7. Patricks Layout

  8. Signals.

    I have a question regarding semaphore signals which protected manually operated level crossing gates. Were these signals home or distant? Also what colour were the semaphore arms painted in the early seventies. Thanks.
  9. Goods raffic on CIE

    I am looking for some information about fertilizer traffic on CIE in order to better represent it on my layout. Spring was always a busy season but was there traffic year round? Apart from the 4 wheel flats and bogie wagons what other wagons were used for this traffic, opens with tarps, covered vans? Also Oil traffic. Where did the traffic originate? I am aware of Shell in Alaxender Road but were there more depots there and what facilities were in Cork? Thanks. Patrick.
  10. Help Wanted With CAD.

    Work has stalled on devolopment of my Bulleid open. Can anyone with has CAD experience help fix the shapeways file? The photo shows the current state of the model but changes need to be made on the door and possibly the lip around the top. The cost was considerably cheaper than the body Shapeways currently offer and if sucessful I would gladly make it available to whoever wants it.
  11. Irish Ianguage Iab.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As8quxqkVpE This is a clip from an old Mike Nesbith TV show from the seventies. I watch it every St Patricks day.
  12. Layout Planning North Kerry Fenit the end of the line?

    http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/showthread.php/3378-Fenit-Pier?p=52934#post52934 Thanks for sharing John. Your plan depicts the track layout on the pier before rebuilding. Above is a link showing the layout as I remember it in the 60's and 70's.
  13. Fenit Pier

    Being unable to post a picture in reply to Mayners Fenit layout plan blog on the site I have opened a new thread to show the track layout on Fenit pier as I remember it. Several plans have been published in recent years in the IRRS journal and Alan O' Rourke's "North Kerry Line" but all show the track arrangement prior to rebuilding in the 1950's. The siding between the warehouses was used to park the steam cranes. All the track was inset on the pier except the curved tracks around the back of the warehouse which was regular ballasted track.
  14. Decal Question.

    I have some Rail Tech decals which are two years old and now wont seperate from the backing sheet when dipped in water. They were stored in a plastic pouch in a drawer and were not in any envoirment with extremes of heat or humidity. I have tried using warm water but that wont work either. Any ideas?
  15. Layout Planning North Kerry in N?

    I notice Abbeydorney station is flipped on your plan. If the design was adapted to a double deck layout with a helix and turn back curve between Abbeyfeale and Listowel both Abbeydorney and Listowel could be viewed from the West with the station buildings and goods stores against the backdrop which would be visually more appealing and the main line run could be increased.

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