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  1. GNRi1959

    Hattons nightmare

    Jonathan, Believe me the best mail order company I find are 'Track Shack' based in the Isle of Man. My orders arrive within 48hours at minimum cost. This includes lengths of flexi- track which they send out in sturdy cardboard tubing packed with foam. Postage usually £3 - £4. They carry a fantastic stock and they really care about their customers.
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    After many months of doubt and determination, Code 75 track and pointwork was temporarily placed on my baseboards and Omagh Goods Yard took its first breath. This time I used a well thought out plan that was simple and operational, with lots of advice and guidance from many. Five sections, including a fiddle yard were all built from new with no expense spared. Brass pattern makers dowels were used on all sections for good alignment and quality sprung suitcases catches that hold all sections together. Leaving the possibility of exhibition possible, though not essential. None of the track you see is fixed so I am still open to suggestions. The layout is goods only - focusing mainly on the Yard at Omagh and more interesting the movement of loose grain from wagons to the waiting grain lorries of Scotts Excelsior in town. A dropped section will allow for unloading loose grain from chutes on grain wagons to waiting lorries below and in latter years when wagons of bagged grain were unloaded onto Scotts flat bed lorries by hand. This has been verified by both employees of Scotts Mill and ex-GNRi shunters, still alive in Omagh today. A scratchbuild turntable, will turn locomotives at one end of the layout and a small fiddle yard will allow for storage and operation when exhibiting. When the track work is finalised a 3mm cork bed will be glued in place. The replica cast-iron signs were made by a friend, who does this type of thing as a hobby. Don't they look really well!
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    Since the arrival of the UG and U Class locos at Omagh I have felt quite disheartened with my efforts to give them the opportunity to travel distance. Shunting is tedious and set my mind thinking of calling a halt to what I'm doing and possibly expand to allow movement around the entire shed. Would be nice to see these beauties travel. Hence, time for a rethink.......
  4. GNRi1959

    Gort Station

    Noel, its a promising looking arrangement and you have captured the design well. You may have to start soon though because the Irish winter is here!
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    GLENGARRIFF

    IrishSwissErnie, this really looks great - I over the colours you achieved on the Wills Scenic sheet. Never easy but you cracked it.
  6. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    Good idea, must try that!
  7. GNRi1959

    21mm

    Free to a good home - free post S4 Society - 21mm track gauge S4 Society - 21mm punched sleepers (50) S4 Society - Set Brass 21mm W Irons PM - first come gets it
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    21mm

    Gone!
  9. GNRi1959

    Omagh Goods Yard

    Not at all pleased with the shade of red brickwork card - any ideas?
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    Heres a view of bread containers entering the Goods Store.
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    Omagh Goods Yard

    Have been absolutely blown away by the detail and quality of the buildings that Warb has done on his layout using Wills Scenic Sheets. So much so that my feeble efforts using Metcalfe printed card look so amateurish. Will be rethinking the use of Wills sheets as a more suitable material.
  12. GNRi1959

    Wills Red Brick Arches

    I need two red brick arches from their pack to finish the wall I am modelling. They are 20mm between the inside of the arch openings. Can you help? PM
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    Wills Red Brick Arches

    PM received, thank you Noel
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    Modelling Stone Wall

    I thought this was an excellent demo and well worth considering. I have a large Goods Store to cover and wasn't looking forward to trying to do it with Wills Scenic Sheets. This is probably a better way of doing it, considering the Wills sheets need painting anyway.
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    Modelling Stone Wall

    David, I really do like the look at feel of the Metcalfe papers and card. I think they could have put a bit more thought into the design of the corner quoins. When my sections are glued together I don't think they will be as obvious and if I have to I can 'tone down' the white paper seam that is always a give away. As I said in an earlier post, the parts are sitting loosely. When the Goods Yard is populated with wagons, people and all the other things that bring a Goods Yard alive, I won't be worried too much about the actual building. Thanks for your comments.
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    Modelling Stone Wall

    Adding Wills Scenic red brick detailing to the Goods Store arches
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    Modelling Stone Wall

    John, I actually used the Metcalfe Semi-cut stone sheets on the Goods Yard store and I am really impressed with it. I applied it with 1-1 diluted woodworking glue and turned the sheets inwards around the arch openings. I then applied stonework to the rear sides also that are open and visible. I thought it saved all the hassle. I just need to find a similar product for the corrugated roof and roof lights - may need to kit bash to get it right. Heres an example of the progress so far, now these sections are free standing, nothing is fixed together yet.
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    At last, both a GNR(i) UG and U class will be arriving tomorrow to take charge of all operations at Omagh Goods Yard. Watch this space......
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    Metcalfe Card Sheets

    I'm working on the Goods Yard building at the moment, forming the shell in 3mm birch ply and cutting all the arches and windows with a powerful little variable speed fret saw. I was planning on finishing it in Wills Scenic sheet but wondered if the Matcalfe building card is worth considering. Has anyone used it before, whats your experience?
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    Metcalfe Card Sheets

    I visited the Station Centre in town where a model of mine is on permanent display now over 20years and the Superquick building papers are still very much in an acceptable standard. My Shed is buried in the shade of trees at the bottom of the garden so direct sunlight is minimal.
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    Yes, indeed and I had a quick run with them tonight, excuse the poor quality video
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    Thanks Des, I'm cutting the ply back scenes at the moment so won't bring the locos into the shed until the dust settles!
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    I was told that the UG was actually assembled from parts they had in stock which is why it was unlined and available in black only. Something of a rarity.
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    I was top of their waiting list
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    UG Class and U class at Omagh

    They arrived - I am sure many other IRM members know the feeling that I experienced today when these beauties arrived from OO Works. The GNRi U Class 4-4-0 and the all black UG Class 0-6-0. Well worth waiting for.
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