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At the risk of Garfield permanently banning me from IRM, I'll make a horrible confession.

 

I am the solitary individual, in all of world history, who actually liked the "desert sand" livery......

 

Even.....and I'm plucking up all my courage to say this - on the solitary "half-cab" which bore it for not much more than a week, and which I saw one evening on the 90 route at Heuston Station, having got out of the cab of an "A" class from Tralee......

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At the risk of Garfield permanently banning me from IRM, I'll make a horrible confession.

 

I am the solitary individual, in all of world history, who actually liked the "desert sand" livery......

 

Even.....and I'm plucking up all my courage to say this - on the solitary "half-cab" which bore it for not much more than a week, and which I saw one evening on the 90 route at Heuston Station, having got out of the cab of an "A" class from Tralee......

 

That makes two of us. When freshly applied it did look good. Preferred the Dark navy and cream that preceded it mind you. Any livery is better than the current one for Dublin Bus! All it does is attract wasps in the summer months.

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That makes two of us. When freshly applied it did look good. Preferred the Dark navy and cream that preceded it mind you. Any livery is better than the current one for Dublin Bus! All it does is attract wasps in the summer months.

 

3 - always liked the livery, prob as I was very young then and buses were exciting...

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At the risk of Garfield permanently banning me from IRM, I'll make a horrible confession.

 

I am the solitary individual, in all of world history, who actually liked the "desert sand" livery......

 

Even.....and I'm plucking up all my courage to say this - on the solitary "half-cab" which bore it for not much more than a week, and which I saw one evening on the 90 route at Heuston Station, having got out of the cab of an "A" class from Tralee......

 

You're lucky I liked it, too! :P

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Thanks lads,I have one more to build so I might do another in that livery.

 

 

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Here is the opposite side view of the bus as she heads back into town.

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A busy Sunday afternoon with various types of buses coming and going while a Mk2 Supertrain speeds underneath...

 

 

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Absolutely fascinating layout. Trains and buses.

 

Whew! I'm not the only desert-sand enthusiast; that's a good few out of the closet now! My earliest memories, of course, were of green buses with "flying snails", and UTA green ones up north.

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Absolutely fascinating layout. Trains and buses. Whew! I'm not the only desert-sand enthusiast; that's a good few out of the closet now! My earliest memories' date=' of course, were of green buses with "flying snails", and UTA green ones up north.[/quote'] Thank you Jhb..
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Next on the production line are three KE CIE expressway coaches....

 

 

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Thanks to Jim Poots for providing the kits.

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New additions to my bus fleet are the recently released SP111 Expressway buses by Brian Collins-thanks Brian for a wonderful model, Now to get my act together and build a depot. image-4163831963.jpg

 

 

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They really do look the part, got my two buses from Brian at the weekend,

Stunning models on a stunning layout. Enjoy the updates.

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New additions to my bus fleet are the recently released SP111 Expressway buses by Brian Collins-thanks Brian for a wonderful model, Now to get my act together and build a depot. [ATTACH]23677[/ATTACH]

 

 

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Thanks Noel, they look great on the layout.

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Excellent picture Noel, you nearly get the impression it had been raining earlier before the shot was taken.

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Yes they are pretty nice, I had about 4 looks at them but decided to spread the money over several items! maybe next time...

 

Eoin

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Lovely scene there Noel... Is this a new area on Tara Junction? I don't think we've seen photos with this background before...

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The quality of this particular bus is simply outstanding and was well worth the investment,

Well done to the lads that produced it,delighted with it.:tumbsup:

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Some modern Bus Eireann buses.

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Noel, is that an Expressway liveried VP in the background in the first photo, between the C and the Van Hool?

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