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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

 

That's the shop that was on Monk Place. It was always worth a visit and opened on Sunday mornings, which was useful.

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That's the shop that was on Monk Place. It was always worth a visit and opened on Sunday mornings, which was useful.

 

Different place, so... just remembered Leinster Models were on Leinster Road.

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That's the place, Monk Place, shop closed down suddenly one Sunday never to open again, owner was a bit strange,

Paul

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Thats a story for a new thread

The shop was in Monk Place and the idea of the MRSI was created there after many long nights talking trains!

Both of the McGowan brothers are still alive to this day.

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Thats a story for a new thread

The shop was in Monk Place and the idea of the MRSI was created there after many long nights talking trains!

Both of the McGowan brothers are still alive to this day.

 

A thread on all the old shops around the country would be great.

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I was in Leinster Models in summer of 1968. I bought a s/h assembled K's whitemetal brakevan in grey with CIE Flying Snail.

They produced a range of O scale British outline locos, Black 5 and suchlike, and advertised in the Railway Modeller. A tiny little shop with very little for sale, being run by a fairly elderly lady.

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October 2001 was the release date for the next 3 201's

L205022 NIR 208

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L205023 NIR 209

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Also L205159 216 "River Dodder"

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Again 300 of each produced.

 

 

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Thanks again Dave for your latest instalment. Could I suggest when you complete your saga it is entered in the Resource Section without all the comments for easy reference. You are chronicling a major part of Irish Modelling history and it deserves a special place on the site.

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Dave the amount of hard work and effort you have put into this, and the willingness to share it is has been well worth it. It takes a lot of time to research, photograph, and type everything for the thread and you're doing it with such enjoyment also. Brilliant stuff, well done.

 

Rich,

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In November 01 Murphy Models commissioned an "O" Gauge Maunsell K1 2-6-0 "Woolwich" from Bassett- Lowke , now under the onership of Corgi Models

Reference number is BL99005

The loco was turned out in C.I.E. Gren livery and a limited edition of 50 were ordered

When the 50 arrived one was found to be a Schools Class , but packaged in the MM box

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Packaging with outer sleeve

 

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Hard to see in this light but the plaque shows the individual issue number of the loco, in this case #28

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Anto

Dont know if I mentioned it before but I was the treasurer in our Works social club

Just before I retired I spotted this and snapped it up

When I was asked what I would like for my presentation I handed over the loco. wrapped in lovely wrapping paper and also an invoice for the amount I paid

I tried to look surprised at the "do" but it was impossible to keep the smile off my face!!!

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Lovely piece of kit Dave and very unusual history behind it like others i had no idea PM had an O gauge under his belt.

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Dave I remember seeing one in the model shop window in Capel Street many years ago. I seem to remeber PM having the 00 version at a SDMRC exhibition in Blackrock the year he had them produced. I think Marks Models had one displayed in the window in Hawkins Street also.

 

Rich,

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Dave, you bought your own retirement present, then gave them the bill? Feck I've heard of caveat emptor etc. But there's no Latin to describe that craic! No wonder there was a smile on your face.

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Just on the Latin thing Richie

My favourite Latin phrase from work was

 

Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt

 

(When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults)

 

I can just imaging the streets of Dublin full of catapults PIMP

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I can just imaging the streets of Dublin full of catapults PIMP

 

This would be the result - Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam - I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head

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Get down to the hurling field - just remember to take the crossbar down...

 

Back from your hols? There's work to be done.

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Good God, I expected that to end a lot lot worse. Phew.

 

Des

Just wondering if you are attending the 3 day MRSI show in October?

Your table would make a great spot for IRM members to hook up and introduce themselves

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This would be the result - Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam - I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head

 

 

I thought you Limerick guys liked your knives not catapults =))

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Des

Just wondering if you are attending the 3 day MRSI show in October?

Your table would make a great spot for IRM members to hook up and introduce themselves

 

Not the pub, then? ;)

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Hook up at Des's and then march to the pub

 

Sounds like a plan. :)

 

(Apologies for dragging the thread off topic)

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I thought you Limerick guys liked your knives not catapults =))

We'll happily upgrade to whatever weaponry is current. Fashion is fleeting but style is forever - old shannonside motto, kid.

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Another thought if it suits anyone

On Saturday evening of the show there is a dinner for the show in The Marine Hotel, Sutton

Dont have a list of attendees to hand but we could put an IRM table together if there is a demand?

3 course for €35, cant be bad?

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A starter train set was one of the final items to issue during Murphy Models best period for new outline models

This set was the 15th of 17 new items issued during 2001, and was released in December

Its the River Tolka set with 2 x unnumbered Mk 3 coaches

 

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Only 300 issued, and because there is a cut out building on the rear of the box it makes a boxed example of this set a little rarer than the rest.

 

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