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Knew she'd be late livery Dave. She was modified a bit after '87. Shame about the bogie issues again.

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Nice but I thought this coach was due to be CIE livery (i.e. single white stripe), to match with 1504, 1515 and 1149. Bogie problem is easy to fix with a DIY plastic shim or wait for MM parts due soon.  

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2 minutes ago, Noel said:

Nice but I thought this coach was due to be CIE livery (i.e. single white stripe), to match with 1504, 1515 and 1149. Bogie problem is easy to fix with a DIY plastic shim or wait for MM parts due soon.  

the snack cars never ran in CIE livery Noel. 

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15 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

the snack cars never ran in CIE livery Noel. 

Yea that makes sense. I must have misunderstood when chatting with Paddy Murphy at the SDMRC trade show about the livery of the new coach. 

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Slight difference with the new Snack car

1509 on the top in both pics

 

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Dave have you had a chance to test run MM1509? Does it wobble like the RPSI cravens? I understand they were made in the same factory.

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The air vent should also have been in the same position on 1508. Not a deal breaker and it still is a bench mark for coaching models.now. Really smashing models.

Rich,

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Must be new moulds in use for the air vent to have changed location. Strange one.

Also, looking at Dave's photos, the white lines on the new model seem a bit thicker and the top orange portion seems to extend slightly further up the roof. Not a deal breaker but the older 1508 model seems more accurate livery wise to the real thing.

Cant wait for the 121's to be released but the wobble issue on the Cravens released in the last while, the vent in the wrong location and slight livery variations on the new Cravens buffet worry me slightly, as it seems the standard coming from whatever factory is used now doesn't seem to be as high as the previous factories used for these models.

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The air vent is actually in the correct position on 1509, 1508's should be in the same position. A pic of 1508 shows the position it should be.

Rich,

 

 

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Well so it is. Thanks Rich.

Looks like mould must have been altered to locate it to correct location, which is good to see.

 

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8 hours ago, Noel said:

Dave have you had a chance to test run MM1509? Does it wobble like the RPSI cravens? I understand they were made in the same factory.

Jasus sake Noel, I took them out of their boxes, you want me to run them as well?

I did add the shims to the new coach but it is safely tucked away now.

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The decoration/tampo looks tighter all round, would love to see them in the flesh. The white lines appear crisper, if that makes sense? 

Agreed Rich, the benchmark for coaching stock, especially when you consider the width and airyness of the proto in comparison to the like of the MK2 A-F coaches. R.

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On 2/4/2018 at 1:39 PM, WRENNEIRE said:

Found these today in some old mags, from 1998

 

 

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These came with the resin 201 kit:

I have the kit somewhere, I will post a few pics later

 

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Dave.

Have you managed to acquire a Marks Models resin 201 Class kit?

As far as I recall the kits were cast from a master produced by an MRSI member who produced a fleet of plasticard 201s that ran on lengthened Athearn SD45  chassis during the mid-late 1990s.

The scratchbuilt 201s were built and finished to a high standard and close to the standard of rtr diesel locos available at the time.

John

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10 hours ago, WRENNEIRE said:

Jasus sake Noel, I took them out of their boxes, you want me to run them as well?

I did add the shims to the new coach but it is safely tucked away now.

So you dared to actually handle the coach without using gloxing boves for protection, prized the bogies off, fitted the washers, and put it away again without even playing with it? :-bd :cool:

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3 minutes ago, Noel said:

So you dared to actually handle the coach without using gloxing boves for protection, prized the bogies off, fitted the washers, and put it away again without even playing with it? :-bd :cool:

He actually has a supply of special unboxing gloves.

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John

The member was Noel Dodd and he also did a 141 and an 071. I don't have a model of the 071 unfortunately.

 

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Dave

I wasn't sure if the master for the Marks Models 201 was produced by Noel Dodd or Tony Mirolo both highly talented modelers.

Are there any photos that could be posted of Noel's Greystones layout an Irish & UK exhibition staple of the mid-late 1990s?

For those that are not familiar Greystones was a massive exhibition layout that featured a near scale length model of the station and its environment.

 

 

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To the best of my knowledge Greystones is no more ( I heard it was burnt) but I am sure there are some pics of it still around

I will keep you posted John.

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Some scans I found recently

From what I recall they are from a MRSI 3 Day Show catalogue but not sure of the date

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And my favourite, I have never seen an ad for "Irish" Jouef.

Waller-Borden Ltd, Boghall Road. Bray, anyone ever hear of them?

Enjoy.

 

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Turns out the pics were from a 1980 Exhibition Guide for the MRSI 3 day show held in O'Connell CBS Hall off the NCR

 

 

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And finally, The Southern Model Railway Co.

 

 

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I remember the Modeller's Den - a tiny shop that also doubled as a post office.

If I'm not mistaken, the address for the Southern Model Railway Company on D'olier Street is the same as the original Mark's Models premises? You had to take a stairs up to it...

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10 minutes ago, Garfield said:

I remember the Modeller's Den - a tiny shop that also doubled as a post office.

If I'm not mistaken, the address for the Southern Model Railway Company on D'olier Street is the same as the original Mark's Models premises? You had to take a stairs up to it...

Yes I remember SMRC well. Bought my first kits from that wonderful Aladdin's cave of modelling treasure. It was like the Tardis, bigger on the inside than it looked outside. The owner was a gentleman.

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Jays lads, did none of you spot this little gem hidden in the cleaning instructions Wrenn posted above?  Fr. Ted territory.

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Good man Des

The only yoke on the forum that I could recommend for the Detective Branch B|B|B|

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I was looking in the vaults last night and I found these gems

First is a Railway Modeller mag from 1980 featuring Adavoyle.

There was some industrial action around the time this was to be published in May so the month does not appear on the cover.

instead is is labelled as ""The Special Extra" Price 25p in pencil, UK price 20p

It also has a "The Model Railway Shop" stamp on the cover, so a few unusual things about the cover.

8 pages of pics and info about the layout so loads there for anyone interested in this superb 21mm layout.

 

 

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I must say that this model of the GN Weedspray had me mesmerised for over half an hour when I first saw this layout some years ago, stunning.

 

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A cfew other bits that were also lurking in the vaults

Looking for any info on the Sealink NIR logoed coaches, Lima did some back in the day but I never saw them with the NIR Logo on them

 

 

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Nice find, Dave. I have a few old Railway Modellers with the same Model Railway Shop stamp on them.

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Pretty cool Dave. Adavoyle has to be the best Irish outline layout around, it's just stunning. 

The Lima Sealink coaches are of the BR Mark ones which ran excursion trains in the UK like below. NIR also painted their 70 class Thumper in the same livery. Bachmann recently did a twin coach pack in this livery too for their collectors club. 

c.1987 - Dalmeny, Scotland.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Garfield said:

Nice find, Dave. I have a few old Railway Modellers with the same Model Railway Shop stamp on them.

I think any second hand mag that passed through there was stamped on the cover. Also stamped a few pages in each mag. Early attempt at subliminal advertising

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Hi Got to be said the MK1s - ScR planned two 6 car rakes and a spare brake and two SOs. They  were intended for boat trains Glasgow-  Stranraer . Certainly added to the route capacity.

Nice paint job is all about the best that can be said but did not last sprinterisation long  The pic looks to have most of the stock in one go! 

IIRC on withdrawl most cut up but some did get preserved- will have look that up now brains been tickled!

I too have the RM with the layout, I was impressed at age 18 

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Mornin troops

Couple of "Collector" pieces from the IRM stable

Set B. Wagon 25195 should be a Bulk Cement.

 

 

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Another Set B, Irish Cement instead of CIE 25051.

 

 

 

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Set D, CIE Logo missing from one side of 25178

 

 

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