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Ditto that. But if you want them unweathered then you might need to pay him extra ;)

 

Looks like I'll be getting them cheaper then :)

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Great idea Dave, keep them coming, and out of their boxes would be super, I'll be visiting you, so here's hoping you'll have something left !!

Paul

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Great idea Dave, keep them coming, and out of their boxes would be super, I'll be visiting you, so here's hoping you'll have something left !!

Paul

 

Hope these's still overtime at BIM?

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:-bdOH yes, Dave knows just how I feel about boxes, oh the heat, the bigger the fire the bigger the glow, get them out

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Don't know what O/T is, by the time I get back bim:banana: may not be there !!!!!

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Some boxed coaches for you this morning.

All produced in 1998 and only 300 of each made in these boxes

 

L305338-1 Mark 2d #5102

 

 

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L305339 Mark 3 #7132

 

 

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L305339-1 Mark 3 #7135

 

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Thanks Dave for your pictorial record, I’m sure it’s tedious photographing and entering them on the site but please keep it going.

I remember coming across a Lima Catalogue of Irish Trains for a £1 but I did not buy it, something I have regretted since.

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Cheers Kirley,

4 weeks waiting for some kind soul to give me the inspiration to continue.

Ask and thou shall receive.

 

The next issue from the Murphy stable was the Green "Woolwich" N Class

BAC 32150Y K1 Class

It came unnumbered but with 3 different running numbers supplied, 372, 385 & 390

It was Paddys first venture with Bachmann and was issued in November of 1999, with 512 being produced.

Note the prices on the box's

£89.99 punts in 1999

€109 in Feb 2000 just after we entered the Euro.

 

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And the cert, which only came with the Green (32-150y) loco.

 

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A bit of info on one of the Lima Catalogues

It is the 1980 - 81 catalogue and it shows 2 Lima sets that were never produced

 

Sorry about the quality of the pics, I think its all the rain?

 

105020 & 105821

Also listed are all the ready to run items available in OO at this time.

 

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OO/HO 

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O/N

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Looking forward to the next 2 "Woolwich" models. Thanks for the pics on the catalogue Dave.

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The next 2 N Class's were issued in September 2000 with 640 of each being produced.

 

32-150W the Matt Black version

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32-150X the Cherry Black version.

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Looking forward to the next 2 "Woolwich" models. Thanks for the pics on the catalogue Dave.

 

Check out the Green N Class again, some updates to the listing

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Thank Dave for the latest episode in the MM story. I suppose chronologically the CIE 3rd/Brake Green coach would have next before the black Woolwich versions? I did not realise that Paddy Murphy continued using Lima after he started using Bachmann. Keep up the good work.

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Thank Dave for the latest episode in the MM story. I suppose chronologically the CIE 3rd/Brake Green coach would have next before the black Woolwich versions? I did not realise that Paddy Murphy continued using Lima after he started using Bachmann. Keep up the good work.

 

The CIE (Ex LMS 57ft ) coaches were not released until late 01, just after the first launch of the Lima 201's.

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Cheers Dave. I always wondered why my Mogul arrived without a number, that may explain it. Thanks for the update.

It was part of a the tackiest shamrogue "train set" with grey plastic roco type track. I take it that was a standard offering also?

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lovely pics and good history Dave.

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Cheers Dave. I always wondered why my Mogul arrived without a number, that may explain it. Thanks for the update.

It was part of a the tackiest shamrogue "train set" with grey plastic roco type track. I take it that was a standard offering also?

 

The set was produced by Bachmann US, sold as a HO set but in fact was OO

Bachmann cloned the set from PMurphy as he did not own the rights to the parts, they were repainted Bachmann standard locos and coaches

They also released a range of the CIE Green coaches, again marketed as HO , all had different running numbers to the Murphy/Bachmann ones

The track was called E Z Track, still a bit of it about and again it was made by Bachmann

Sets came with a 110 transformer, which was removed from some sets.

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The CIE (Ex LMS 57ft ) coaches were not released until late 01, just after the first launch of the Lima 201's.

 

Sorry Dave I was just going by the Murphy Web Site showing CIE 3rd/Brake Green released Aug-00 followed by the Woolwich black version Sept 00. However seeing the mistakes and double entries on his spread sheet I take it this entry was not accurate.

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Next item issued by Lima for Murphy Models was another weird set

L149439-1

2 X mK 3's & a Mark 2

This time the running numbers were 7135, 7141 & 5228

300 sets issued in December 2000

 

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Any reason for the mix?

 

Inexperience on behalf of Murphy Models I think

There were minimum amounts involved in producing the range of coaches and this option may have been offered by Lima rather than ordered by MM

His knowledge of the Irish scene at the time was non existent and I think he just went with what was offered.

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May 01 saw the BAC37105Z Set released

300 sets and the running numbers were 29, 32 & 33

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May 01 saw the BAC37105Z Set released

300 sets and the running numbers were 29, 32 & 33

 

Thanks Dave, keep them coming

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August 01 saw the introduction of the long awaited Class 201's

L204790 Class leader 201 "River Shannon" in IE Livery

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L205018 217 "River Flesk" in IE Livery

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L205019 206 "River Liffey" in Enterprise livery

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L205021 208 "River Lagan" in Enterprise livery

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300 of each model produced

 

 

IMHO still worth collecting if only for posterity :(

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I propose to post pictures of all the models produced by Murphy Models in sequence from their days with LIMA to the current models produced by Murphy Models

 

Lima produced models of British outline stock

These were then offered to Lima agent in Dublin, Lexie Tynan

He then accepted or refused the sets and the accepted ones went on general release here

Towards the end of the 90's Tynan retired from the trade and Murphy Models began a relationship with LIMA that saw them produce some of the first authentic Irish railway models

This is their first attempt , set # L105100X33 released in 1997, possibly as few as 300 made.

It was released in the Lima Hobby Range line.

It was classes as a starter set,

It consists of a Cl33 repainted as an A Class # 015 This model had been produced by LIMA for Tynan and was accepted as an Irish loco at the time, the Tynan model was numbered 215.

Coaching stock consisted of a Mk 2D #5228 and a Mk 3 Restaurant # 7115

It also came with a traffo and track.

300 Sets believed to have been produced

 

When I see that model and I am transported right back to Noonan's Toyshop in Charleville in the 70's, and believe you me this place was alladin's cave, with knobs on. They even had petrol powered aeroplanes that you flew around and around tethered like a kite £13 in 1974. about €300 today?

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August 2001 makes the lima 201 11 years old and i remember the excitement when it first appeared.It may be old hat to some modellers but it was the first real serious RTR modern Irish loco in my book and considering the money they have changed hands for in the past it speaks volumes about the demand that had existed before the new model was turned out.

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August 2001 makes the lima 201 11 years old and i remember the excitement when it first appeared.It may be old hat to some modellers but it was the first real serious RTR modern Irish loco in my book and considering the money they have changed hands for in the past it speaks volumes about the demand that had existed before the new model was turned out.

 

Yes, you are quite right. I couldn't believe it when I saw the first photos of the model as it wasn't just a repaint of a British loco.

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August 2001 also saw the introduction of the Bachmann CIE range of Green 57' Coaches

So to fully appreciate what Murphy Models were at, here we see him dealing with 2 different manufacturers at the same time

 

First coaches are 3rd/Brakes

34-226

Running numbers 1087 & 1095

300 of each coach produced

 

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1st/3rd

34-251

Running number 2096

Again only 300 of this coach produced

 

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3rd Class

Running numbers 1332 & 1336

300 of each produced

 

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I have to say these are some of my favourite coaches, something about them just oozes class

 

 

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Fantastic history lesson Dave, very well done, keep the info coming, wonder if you know anything about the Model Railway shop that was in Phibsboro many years ago,

Paul

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Fantastic history lesson Dave, very well done, keep the info coming, wonder if you know anything about the Model Railway shop that was in Phibsboro many years ago,

Paul

 

Was that Leinster Models? They produced some O gauge kits at one point, as well as making stock for the Fry Model Railway.

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