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Afternoon lads, few photos of this mornings rush hour on Tara junctions high street,

 

 

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CIE D class Atlantean double decker waits at the sharp corner for Dublin bound expressway M14 to pass.

 

 

 

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An aerial view of the rush hour sees a variety of CIE buses including the M,D,KD,C and SS negotiate the high street traffic.

 

 

 

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Another D class Atlantean double decker pulls into the bus stop to pick up just a few passengers while another D class heads for the terminus further up the street with a long version SS class school bus close behind.

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Morning lads,

Bus Eireann Scania irizar SP101 broke down while passing over the bridge at Tara junction earlier while operating the Galway-Cork expressway service,

 

 

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Help arrived in the shape of the new Bus Eireann ford transit service vehicle and the passengers were asked to get off as a replacement in the form of SP102 arrived

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Thanks must go to the local Gardai who provided traffic flow control in their ford transit which can be seen behind SP102.

 

 

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SP 104 passes the scene while operating the Cork-Galway expressway service

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A 1970s or 1980s scene was recreated earlier at the bus depot with a selection of M class,C class and E class buses awaiting their next turn of duty

 

 

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The SS class school buses have been parked up for the summer months.

 

 

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The three CIE tours allocated buses-two Ms and one C class await their next duties.

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With thanks to Brian Collins-two VGs entered service this evening on Tara Junctions number 4 and 83 route

They certainly are excellent models and I'm looking forward to supporting more releases in the future...here are a few photos of the buses on my layout...

 

 

 

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The modern day scene with the two VGs passing each other on the bridge over the running lines,

Also bought at the exhibition was an Aer Lingus ford transit van which can be seen in front.

 

 

 

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VG 33 heads east on route 83.

 

 

 

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The other VG heads back into the town operating route 4.

 

 

 

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The two VGs pass each other.

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With thanks to Brian Collins-two VGs entered service this evening on Tara Junctions number 4 and 83 route

They certainly are excellent models and I'm looking forward to supporting more releases in the future...here are a few photos of the buses on my layout...

 

 

 

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The modern day scene with the two VGs passing each other on the bridge over the running lines,

Also bought at the exhibition was an Aer Lingus ford transit van which can be seen in front.

 

 

 

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VG 33 heads east on route 83.

 

 

 

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The other VG heads back into the town operating route 4.

 

 

 

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The two VGs pass each other.

 

Thank you Noel.

 

They look well on your layout.

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Your buses add to that 'real' busy road scene which complements your rail layout. Well though out.

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Another useful addition to the coach fleet at Tara Junction is the new tri-axle irizar in Eurolines livery-seen here with two other VPs in Eurolines livery-

All will be starting on a new Tara Junction-London route over the next few weeks....

 

 

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beautiful addition Ttc' date=' what is catching my eye is the blue teleporter - any chance of a close up?[/quote']

 

Thanks heir flick-I've photos of the reachstacker on my layout thread-Tara Junction if you want to check them out.

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Thanks heir flick-I've photos of the reachstacker on my layout thread-Tara Junction if you want to check them out.

 

excelent - thanks!

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Morning lads,

Two more of the M class type buses rolled off the production line over the last few days....this time as M75 in Bus Eireann red and white livery with a yellow stripe-one of the first liverys for Bus Eireann during 1987/1988,

The second is the unusual sight of an M class in the school bus livery of yellow and white,namely M25....

 

 

 

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After giving years of service to CIE-a battle weary M25 needs some TLC and a wash....!!!

 

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Evening lads,

Next up in the bus production line are another M class and a KC class single decker...

 

 

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The driver training didn't take place today as the training bus broke down....ah well maybe tomorrow......

 

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judgeing by the traffic down there id say you have one very relieved driving instructor:rolleyes: great work on that bus:tumbsup:

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I finished the M class and KC class buses over the last few days...

 

 

 

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KC1 on a test run

 

 

 

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The KC and KD at the high street bus stop

 

 

 

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48 IK on the Galway route is passed by 1 IK which is operating the Tralee route.

 

 

 

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A selection of buses pass each other on the high street...

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The driver training didn't take place today as the training bus broke down....ah well maybe tomorrow......

 

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I take it Noel, Tara Junction has it's own ''health & safety officer'' that bus mechanic fixing the bus is taking great care standing on an ''oil resistant mat'' and high vis clothing.

Regards

hg

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I've nearly finished this Jim Poots model D class,

I just need some destination box transfers

 

 

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Brings me back to the last days of VanHool McArdle in Spa Road, a good employer which the ex CIE staff only discovered when they got their wish and their jobs back in CIE after the closure in 1979. The rest of us lost out to Dessie O'Malley and the fiddle in the piano factory in Limerick. One point though, I don't think that tan livery was still in use by the time TKmax or Blanchardstown SC opened.

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Brings me back to the last days of VanHool McArdle in Spa Road' date=' a good employer which the ex CIE staff only discovered when they got their wish and their jobs back in CIE after the closure in 1979. The rest of us lost out to Dessie O'Malley and the fiddle in the piano factory in Limerick. One point though, I don't think that tan livery was still in use by the time TKmax or Blanchardstown SC opened.[/quote']

 

Thanks lads,

WT,yes I'm aware that the tan livery and bus were gone by the time those adverts would have applied to some Dublin buses,mine were spare ones left over from the bombardier double deckers and can easily be replaced in the future.

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Thats brilliant.

 

I love the weathered look of the bus especially around the wheels! It will look even better when you get the retro adverts.

 

Keep them coming Noel :-bd

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Just finished the cream and blue single door D class-another nice addition to the bus fleet

 

 

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Seen here on route 12 surrounded by M,E and Atlantean buses.

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