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  1. Broithe

    Bantry Town Station 1950's

    This is a week tomorrow - hopefully I won't be taken by surprise at the date on the morning this time, as I was last year...
  2. Broithe

    Chatham 2nd and 3rd June

    If you are in anything at all like the vicinity, then you really should go and see this.
  3. Broithe

    New Irish Railway Models Website

    It seems to be working as I expect it is intended to for me, at least - as a public-spirited experiment, and in honour of my birthday today, I have just ordered a pair of IÉ plough vans. (Order 1875) All seemed to work as I would have expected it to. The confirmation email has just arrived, too.
  4. Broithe

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROITHE!

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    21mm track question

    I definitely took a vertical picture of the new (concrete) track from the footbridge, but I just can't seem to find it at the moment. Sorry. Could do with a run of the track-rubber along the top...
  6. Broithe

    21mm track question

    This should be reasonably accurately scaleable for the sleeper length. This is what came up when the main lines through the station were replaced with concrete sleepers a few years back.
  7. Broithe

    21mm track question

    The new wooden sleepers on the loop at Ballybrophy.
  8. Broithe

    Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    I was worried that it was John's elbow.
  9. Broithe

    Derby Exhibition 2018.

    It's definitely an exhibition worth going to, there are a lot of aspects that are better than many others - spacing is one of them, I hardly ever had anybody 'in the way'. And I will polish my shoes before including them in any more pictures...
  10. Broithe

    Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    The creaking/squeaking of the turntable mechanism was most atmospheric - it must have taken ages to perfect!
  11. Broithe

    Derby Exhibition 2018.

    I seem to have managed to miss out this picture... ...showing the very informative notes along the layout frontage and the neat trick of hiding the backscene joints by means of the church spire and a tree. (The post at the end is not hiding a joint in David's head.)
  12. Broithe

    Track Cutting Razor Saw

    Where I'm relying on a rail gap for isolation, I've had a practice of putting a spot of tape or paint on a rail-end to stop them creeping together and making unwanted contact. We had quite a bit of seasonal gap variation when we had a forty foot straight run under a polycarbonate car-port roof. I've always suspected that shrinkage of wooden base materials from humidity reductions has a bigger effect than expansion of the metal rails through increased temperatures, and vice versa, although both move the gap dimensions in the same direction. It would be interesting to see what happens with layouts with foam-board substrates. My razor saw cuts about 0.25mm wide. My cutting discs are 0.6mm
  13. Broithe

    Derby Exhibition 2018.

    There was one for those suffering from yellow fever.
  14. Broithe

    Derby Exhibition 2018.

    There were lots of other excellent layouts to peruse, too.
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