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Colin R

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About Colin R

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    I am in my late 50's and single, I am currently not working but I hope that changes soon.

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    Bexleyheath Kent

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    Model and Heritage Railways

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  1. Colin R

    Fry Model Railway

    Thanks for the reply Eoin I will just have to keep bashing away at the Euro lottery in that case. I guess for now Ireland is not yet ready for such a model center. I would be more concerned for those items which get stored, as I have know items to just disappear without trace unless some sort of independent audit take place once a year. Colin
  2. Colin R

    Fry Model Railway

    Dare i say would it be worth thinking in terms of setting up something like the UK Pendon style project between all Irish model/ heritage railway fans, it won't be cheap but if a fund could be started that if any of this collection came up for sale funds would be in place to purchase them, where you would then display and store them well that is another matter to consider. Colin.
  3. I would agree that while it is great to have a TV programmes about model railways, I think it lost the plot and only reinforced the vision of so many people who just don't get model railways, at work they used to say that I should not forget to watch my Thomas the tank engine programme, for me the highlight was always the scratch built challenge, it was a pity that some teams refused to take part in that part of the show. While they covered quiet a bit of ground in some of the basic areas, I don't thing it went deep enough to help anyone who was getting in to model railways for the first time or what is more than likely would be a return to it after having had the family and finding themselves with a lot more me time . I guess the old adage will apply here, that being - you can't please all the people all the time. Yes there have been much better TV programmes about modelling in general and I would think that there is a market for that as well on TV. Colin
  4. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Thanks John. I was wondering about that, I have a few of the drawings from that Tim Cramer's series, I am never to sure if I have missed out on any of them, I am pretty sure that no one has a kit of any of them at the moment, but I may well ask Allen at Worsley Works to do something. While I am OK with that side of things, it is finding the suppliers for all the detailing bits which can take some time to achieve. Colin PS if you are planning to do them, then I will hold off asking, since I personally have more than enough kits to build at the moment.
  5. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    DOH!!!! sorry Ken, I didn't think about crossing the Tees and dotting the I's. Its great that all this information is now getting out, I am sure that given most of the UK Market has been swallowed up by three or four model manufactures, Irish railways must have some appeal to these companies. Colin
  6. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Hi Ken do you happen to have the contact detail of who produce the book? As I would love to buy a copy. Colin
  7. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Hi Mayner. Your not kidding about them being works of art, both of them would make great kits or models, I don't suppose you fancy spreading your wings a bit and having a go at making a kit from them? They would go very nicely with an upcoming loco kit release, me thinks. Colin PS I wonder where all the original drawings are now?
  8. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Well done Eoin that is great, there looks like a great deal of information on there. Colin
  9. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Something I forgot to say was that Allen from Worsley Works was only too happy to produce kits if he has access to accurate drawings. Colin
  10. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Hi guys thanks for the information, yes once the location is known it is much easier to find this stuff, I have been in contact with the Walker Bros archives sadly they are not available at present but the curator does have my details if anything should turn up, he is hoping to get to the railway record section some time next year, but it is like everything else, ie the lack of money to pay for the people to sort out the collection, i got the impression that there is only one or two people looking after the walker archives. Colin
  11. Colin R

    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Hi guys this should have gone to IRM and not the list Colin
  12. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Thanks Richard, I do need to contact them again to see what they have narrow gauge (3ft) wise, there is a lot of interest in the larger gauge from a few well established 009 modeller's at the moment, it would be a pity to put them off just because it is so difficult to find any information. Colin
  13. Colin R

    Heritage Irish Stock

    Hi Richard, sadly I am not this year, as I am working that weekend. But I do need to contact them regards rolling stock drawings, I know they where working on some of the GNR(I) stuff a couple of years ago. I am at the moment trying to contact the HMRS regarding the Cork, Blackrock & Passage Railway rolling stock drawings Worsley work do most of the carriages except the 3rd class saloon (2 compartment type) and the 1st class saloon Brake which had a Brake section, one compartment and then the rest taking up a 24ft saloon section. Regards Colin
  14. You are so right I don't fit in to any of them, but it is very good observation from you, I was thinking in terms of showing there is more to modelling just the UK railway scene. I know they have had some narrow gauge models in one show and there has been a half hearted effort to show some mainland European railways, But an Irish based layout with all the folk law that has to be a winner
  15. After the airing of episode 1 I was told by my man at Peco that almost every copy of railway modeller and continental model that was still on the shelves (in the UK) had gone by the following morning the knock on effect is that the next issues of both magazines has been doubled in production. Also it must have been good TV as they have commissioned a second series surly we have enough people on here that would be willing to form a team from the Green island that would like to compete? ( PS I am ruling my self out of this as I am not from Ireland).
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