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  1. GNRi1959

    Waterslide Transfers Lifting

    Whats happening to my freshly applied Railtec transfers. I've just applied them to the sides of a 9 ton Van and as it dries the edges of the lettering is shrinking and lifting. How long after fixing transfers should I seal them? Edit: Found this excellent video!
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    Waterslide Transfers Lifting

    Thanks Robert, I think my problem is that I was trying to seal them soon after!
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    A neighbour had a photograph of a Class 141 IE 171 on a train taking pilgrims to Lough Derg. The photo showed the loco arriving in Omagh back in 1963. Tonight I managed to buy one of these boxed/new locos on eBay for £85. It will be nice to add it to my Derry Road layout which has been goods only up to now. So I guess thats my spending for this month done and maybe staying away from Enniskillen tomorrow will do no harm!
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    Since one very kind member offered me the sale of a Black'n'Tan number 141 I have started reading, with interest, of the use of this loco on the Derry Road. From the book 'The Derry Road' by Des Fitzgerald it shows No. 159 at Carrickmore heading for Omagh dated 13th July 1964 stating it was the last year of operation of this service. Therefore No. 165 would most certainly not have been in Omagh. My good friend, the late Norman Johnston, who captioned the book notes that the locos were first introduced 13th Dec 1962 so it is more likely that No. 141 came this way.
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    Painting Code 75 Rail

    What is the most effective and preferred method to paint rails to achieve a rust finish - hand painting or marker?
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    Painting Code 75 Rail

    Thanks Noel, looks god. What ballast type did you use?
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    Painting Code 75 Rail

    Noel, thanks for this. From memory your photos were quite impressive. Any advice on the purchase of a spray gun?
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    Painting Code 75 Rail

    Acrylic based I presume?
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    Noel, I don't suppose theres anything like that going handy these days?
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    The seller has agreed to cancel the order
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    To be honest Dave, your offer is welcome but I might hold off until the Cultra Show.
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    Class 141 1E 171 Murphy models

    To be honest, I don't mind. I thought it was reasonably priced and would make a welcome addition to my layout.
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    GNRi Brake Van

    Any tips of drilling the holes required for the hand railing on the GNRi Brake - I think I might have to go without, its such a fine work.
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    Derry Road Runabout

    This is a new layout that I have started from scratch in my beloved garden shed. It is based on the steam era on the Derry Road and although it has nothing at all that resembles Omagh, it is hoped that it will give have a flavour of GNRi operations there. All track is laid and wired and thanks to two forum members, who were very generous with their spare time, advised me on the design and wiring of the layout - you know who you are! Tomorrow I will fit my turntable well and hopefully start fitting and wiring the point motors. I am pleased with how things are progressing and I promise I will post pictures soon.
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    Derry Road Runabout

    GNRi Van with white metal braking system
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    GNRi Brake Van

    You gotta be joking.......... Ready for transfers.
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    GNRi Brake Van

    All tips are welcome however have you looked at the locations of the drilled holes? On the edge of the fragile resin casting?
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    Derry Road Runabout

    Patrick, yes the roof was just set on without thinking! i didn’t want to bring the 00 locos down to the shed while I was spraying wagons. I’ll do another video soon with them and make it longer. thanks
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    Derry Road Runabout

    Track testing and testing wagons on a pre-paint runabout........
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    Derry Road Runabout

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    Tools and Equipment

    I'm building a few Provincial Wagons and obviously my tools aren't suitable for the smaller parts. I've just broken a fine 'cheap' bit trying to drill out the holes for the grab rails on the sides. Obviously rubbish bits, bought on eBay. I also need a decent set of miniature screwdrivers to secure the screws in the couplings - why doesn't anyone use slotted screws any longer. I want to replace these screws but what size are they? Maybe Nelson has the know how?
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    Pattern Makers Dowels

    I have some sets of genuine brass pattern makers dowels for modular baseboard construction. They were fitted once and dismantled some weeks later, therefore they are as good as new. They were expensive to buy but are of no use to me now that I have decided against exhibition layouts. If you want them PM and I will give you a price/quantity.
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    Tools and Equipment

    Thanks, looks good
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    Derry Road Runabout

    Its a really nice feeling that the wiring is now complete and all point motors switched. Everything is running perfectly so I can now enjoy a couple of weeks testing wagons and locos to iron out any minor problems that may arise.
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    Derry Road Runabout

    David, each switch is individually wired back to a separate toggle and activated from a panel next to the controller. Tonight I ran a loco around and discovered the loco stalled at a crossing. I soon discovered that the point blades weren't in contact with the stock rail so I had to make a slight adjustment to the point and also secure the position of the point with a track pin to hold it firmly. I will have to repeat this around the entire layout until everything runs smooth. Getting there.
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