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I hear you man but he is obviously being given info from a third party who he believes to be correct in all his musings

However I will pass on your comments

Reckon he wont be headhunted for IRM?

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I've forwarded on his CV of work to our HR department, and as of this moment we will keep it on file, in a filing cabinet.

 

Kindest regards,

 

R.

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I showed these 2 models to some of the leading lights in our hobby today and to a man they found fault with them.

I went for a cup of tea and when I got back they had both been sold to the same guy at £99 a pop

Jesus wept !!!!

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I showed these 2 models to some of the leading lights in our hobby today and to a man they found fault with them. I went for a cup of tea and when I got back they had both been sold to the same guy at £99 a pop.

 

Bizarre anybody would pay £99ea when they will be retailing for £79 as per SF's other coach pricing!!!

 

Dave, as these were pre-production samples do you know if John is likely to make correctional changes before going into production?

 

The photo of the 6 wheel HLV seemed to pass the 'duck test' other than the shade of tan, the loose glazing, painted on grab rail instead of wire, and the hideous 1970s tension lock coupling. Needs a NEM pocket.

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Photobucket acting up

Anyone got a handy site to upload pics from?

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Yes, the originals were to the limitis of the loading gauge. A "narrow gauge" version would be a pity.

 

Having said that, great to see anything Irish and r.t.r.

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Cheers Broithe

I reckon the new Ballasts deserve a place in this thread although I know they have been posted on several threads here already

So the 3 sets in their box's

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The box contents,

I love the way the wagons have been repaired and the different shades of paint used to cover the repairs and also the fact that the running numbers and wagon logos are not all in the same place, real eye for detail there men!

 

 

 

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Contents of Set #1

Wagons # 24122, 24127 & 24132

 

 

 

 

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Contents of Set #2

Wagons # 24133, 24138 & 24141

 

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And set #3

 

Wagons # 24142, 24253 & 24254

 

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And you even took them out of their boxes... is a change coming in your mature years?

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Thanks wrenn!

 

If you get out the magnifying glass, you'll find that the tampo'd makers plates also have the exact number of the wagon depicted, and not just a generic number.

 

We should have done a few more with the faded old numbers, I think it works really well. Be nice to do a pack D with new numbers...

 

Richie

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And you even took them out of their boxes... is a change coming in your mature years?

 

Sorry K, mine are "resting" on a shelf

These are not mine. Borrowed for the photo shoot!

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So your waiting for a Hunslet and then 3 come along

Had to wait nearly 3 weeks!!!!!

 

 

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Then there were 2

 

 

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And finally

 

 

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Roof detail

 

 

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O scale shows of the detail, he's a talented builder.

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Just waiting for decals from Studio Scale Models to finish her off

Flash photos do not do her any justice

 

 

 

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Picked up this Lima set recently

Check out the contents

OO Loco and 3 CIE wagons

HO,with OO couplings,

Schweppes LONDON

Texaco, Milford Haven

Brown steel wagon

Strange mix for an Irish set!!!

 

 

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That's a strange collection things to make up a set. I suppose the Eye-talians were never know for much quality control.

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Six wagons and only a circle of track? Weird!

 

Can't believe just how many different sets Lima pushed out with that CIE 33.

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Interesting the controller labelling is calibrated from 0v to 9v. Were those old locos not designed for 12v?

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I know no one cares except me but the brown BR Long wheel based wagon appears in all the UK Lima catalogues with the Double Arrow logo on the side

OO catalogue number 303175 & HO catalogue number 3175

Ramseys British Model Trains Catalogue lists it as Continental LWB Mineral Wagon and says that some wagons in the original HO range were transferred to the OO range in the mid to late 70's Some very un-British wagons were added to sets and were fitted with OO tension lock couplings

The one in the set has a very continental look about it but I do not have any Continental Lima catalogues so I cannot give any more info on this wagon. :confused:

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I know no one cares except me but the brown BR Long wheel based wagon appears in all the UK Lima catalogues with the Double Arrow logo on the side

OO catalogue number 303175 & HO catalogue number 3175

Ramseys British Model Trains Catalogue lists it as Continental LWB Mineral Wagon and says that some wagons in the original HO range were transferred to the OO range in the mid to late 70's Some very un-British wagons were added to sets and were fitted with OO tension lock couplings

The one in the set has a very continental look about it but I do not have any Continental Lima catalogues so I cannot give any more info on this wagon. :confused:

 

Looks like an old DR/DB gondola. I think Lima done them in numerous identities like SNCF, SNCB, FS etc. As well as not matching any Irish prototypes, it doesn't look anything like a British one either but as you said, they stuck BR arrows on them too.

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Just spent 15 boring minutes on flea bay

I noticed a FS logo on the wagon so I trawled the Italian site and eventually found this

http://www.ebay.it/itm/LIMA-303174-H0-1-87-Carro-merci-scoperto-UIC-FS-con-carico-carbone-/162528937883?hash=item25d77ac79b:g:RSIAAOSwlndZJywx

It has a 6 figure reference which I find strange, most HO items only carry a 4 figure one

Anyway I can go back to sipping my cocoa now, job done

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Recent arrivals at a siding in Raheny,

2 Class 80's, from MIR kits

 

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Centre Car

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Driving trailer

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Driving Trailer

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Centre Car

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Very nice and stunnngly precise paint jobs. How do they run, are they DC or DCC?

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DC Noel but I will have it running on DCC soon

The IR livery was used on 3 sets that were leased from NIR with a view to buying them

They ran on the Bray Greystones , Connolly Maynooth & Cork Cobh lines as precursors to the Mk 3 Push Pulls from 1987 till 1990

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Lovely work there. Love the IR logo on the maroon.

 

+1 Definitely something about it in maroon with the IR logo which just seems to work perfectly.Love the grills as well really nice detail.

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Picked up some Irish Lima HO stuff recently. When you put it beside the OO stuff the size difference is quite astonishing.

I don't know much about manufacturing, did they have to re-tool all of the HO stuff??

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