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  1. Clogher Valley Project

    Superb buildings David.Looking like the real thing.
  2. Tara Junction.

    After the punch- up friendships will be set in stone
  3. Arigna Town - this week's scenery

    Well done David- nice plaque.I can see I will need to be extremely careful when I assist at Lincoln!!
  4. Tara Junction.

    I agree.Plenty to see and lots of action.Great layout.
  5. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Many thanks again for replies GNRi1959-Great idea for the turntable-will chat to Mick84c at Club tomorrow night JHB and GNRi1959 The tank is made from Wills Vari Girder parts glued to a Plastikard base. It is then primed with Halfords Grey Primer and then sprayed with Humbrol Tank Grey Acrylic (67) Then it is weathered to what ever condition you require. The water is a piece of clear Bayer 60 thou plastic sheet painted underneath with a mix of AK Interactive Slimy Grime Dark and Streaking Grime.It is then glued to four pieces of Evergreen Square Plastic (One at each corner) at what ever depth you need. The surface is then coated with 2 to 3 coats of Micro Kristal Klear (Others are available!).Leave 24 hrs approx between coats. The number of coats may vary depending on personal taste.You will know when its right because it will look right! The water control device is made from odd bits from the spares box. Hope this helps.
  6. We at Sleaford Model Railway Club are building a layout based on Bantry Town in the 1950's Still at early stages but we hope to have it running for our exhibition on 2nd June
  7. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Thanks again for the kind remarks folks, We are going to model the turntable Paul-we have one at the club we will adapt. Will keep updating as work progresses
  8. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Bantry Engine Shed Some weathering applied,also smoke over doorway.Ladders and filler pipe added Next task is to add small shed/hut on side Bantry Shed 1950's photo courtesy Cork Library
  9. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Thanks very much all. Broithe-The doors should clear the track.I am debating at the moment how to attach them! I may fix them in the open position as we have to remove all the buildings when we transport the layout. Smoke above will be added when I weather the shed.
  10. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Bantry Engine Shed. Latest photos of progress.Doors not yet fitted also water filler hose. Some weathering to be done also ladders,tank filler pipe and small lean to corrugated shed on side. D16 on loan from Stratford shed!!
  11. Brendan,Irish layout

    I agree with all the above. Great scenery,plenty of action and all in a small space.Well done!
  12. Galgorm Hall

    A great piece of top class workmanship Paul-well done
  13. Tara Junction.

    Excellent layout Noel-full of interest.
  14. Good start seanrail-look forward to seeing progress on this layout
  15. Galgorm Hall

    Sorry Paul I should obviously have said Signal Cabin.Very embarrassed -please excuse my massive error. My previous comments still stand-replace engine shed with Signal Cabin-it is a lovely model-well done!! Once again a big sorry Happy New Year Paul
  16. Galgorm Hall

    Superb modelling Paul-the engine shed looks superb-very atmospheric. Patrick-really impressed with your signal box.
  17. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Thanks Noel.Its nice to know it resembles in some ways an Irish prototype.
  18. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Thanks very much JHB - sorry I could not help more re the Gaelic script.
  19. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    I have just had a look at the site but cannot remember how I transferred the Font to Excel-sorry Have you tried the Fontspace site?- It looked a bit easier
  20. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Many thanks for kind comments every one. JHB-I found the Gaelic script by searching Google and found a site for Microsoft with a script called Bunchlo GC . Purely by guesswork I selected this as it looked correct for Bantry-it then appeared in my Excel spreadsheet list of fonts-how I achieved this I do not know as I am not that clever with modern technology! Have attached a couple more pics as I have now weathered the snack bar.hope I have not overdone it.
  21. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    Snack Bar for Bantry After building the Victory Snack Bar I have built another more appropriate for Bantry Adverts were sourced from the Web with much help regarding better Irish themed subjects received from IRM members Thanks once again.
  22. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    First pics of new Engine Shed for Bantry-we have one already but this new build has open doors to enable locos to run in.Should have thought of this before! Still some way to go but the pics give some idea of progress.
  23. Happy Christmas to all IRM.comers

    Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to everyone from all at Bantry Two new roof boards for new snack bar.
  24. Galgorm Hall

    That's a great tip for the lead flashing Paul Will try that on the next building (probably Bantry engine shed)

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