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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

Paint over the points and a plug'n'socket transfer..?

Certainly looks that way. If you zoom in you can just about make out the points logo under plug'n'socket the transfer. 

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Looks just a mix up in body centres from two locos, an IE and IR. Could easily happen when fitting decoders and the IR and IE bodies got mixed up between two locos when being put back on.

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32 minutes ago, Noel said:

Looks just a mix up in body centres from two locos, an IE and IR. Could easily happen when fitting decoders and the IR and IE bodies got mixed up between two locos when being put back on.

As far as I'm aware none of the Murphy 141/181's with the plug'n'socket logo came with the smaller marker lights or silver window frames. They had the newer LED markers and the frames were the same colour as the body, which points towards transfers. 

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Just putting these up here to keep the thread up to date and keep all our Irish stuff in one place.

 

The Boxed Set!

 

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Box interior

 

 

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IRM 1020 Set A

 

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IRM 1023 Set D

 

 

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In recent years, all remaining wagons tend to exit Limerick with black bogies and multi-coloured bits, as shown on the models.

For those modelling, say, the 1990s, it's worth pointing out (given the excellent level of accuracy in all details on these wagons) that bogies plus all their assorted gubbins were all-brown. In their original blue state, bogies and buffers were blue too.

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1 hour ago, jhb171achill said:

In recent years, all remaining wagons tend to exit Limerick with black bogies and multi-coloured bits, as shown on the models.

For those modelling, say, the 1990s, it's worth pointing out (given the excellent level of accuracy in all details on these wagons) that bogies plus all their assorted gubbins were all-brown. In their original blue state, bogies and buffers were blue too.

Hi JB,

The blue Taras had matching blue buffers and Instanter couplers, but the bogies were black. 

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22 hours ago, Garfield said:

Hi JB,

The blue Taras had matching blue buffers and Instanter couplers, but the bogies were black. 

Were they? I’m sure I saw blue....? Maybe I’m thinking of the wheel sets on the 4-wheeled “curtain” cement wagons..... 

There’s my next research project!

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39 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Were they? I’m sure I saw blue....? Maybe I’m thinking of the wheel sets on the 4-wheeled “curtain” cement wagons..... 

There’s my next research project!

As can be seen here JB! 

 

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Saw that, warbonnet! My error.....

But I'm wondering now - what DID have blue wheels or bogies!

I know the Asahi ones were the same dark green as the chassis.....

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On 12/9/2018 at 5:28 PM, jhb171achill said:

Saw that, warbonnet! My error.....

But I'm wondering now - what DID have blue wheels or bogies!

I know the Asahi ones were the same dark green as the chassis.....

I'm correcting myself here - I meant the N.E.T. bogie tankers, not the red and silver Asahis - they didn't have bogies, obviously! Duhhh....

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Some news for HDI enthusiasts 

They produced models for thee Spanish market, called "RICO"

A passenger set and a Freight set

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On the subject of Jouef some very rare HDI Straight track, there is a lot of curved HDI track buy the straight track seems to be much rarer

Different font on the HDI than on the normal Jouef track

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Quick question people,

How do you see yourself within the hobby?

A runner, a collector, Irish only etc?

I see myself primarily as a collector, must be in the correct box, all paperwork present and also detailing parts etc

I would buy a model to upgrade what I already have or just for the parts or literature in the box, always trying to have the best possible version I can

10 years or so ago I collected Wrenn models and the variations within this genre was mind numbing, the same content could turn up in 7 or 8 different boxes and 

whereas the wagon would be the same it was the difference in boxes where the value and collectability lay

Nowadays its Irish or made in Ireland only and it does not have as many variations, thank God

Still some bits out there that I need to get my grubby hands on but the fight goes on!

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Good question there Dave...

Primarily a runner, but everything I have (where possible) will have the original box/instructions etc. In the rare case where any item purchased doesn't come with the correct box/instructions etc. I will put that on the list to look out for - as in the case of the 181 I got from you recently in Bray. I was after a weathered one for the layout so compromised on getting the one without the instructions and correct box, but will keep an eye out for these. I can compromise on the details if the model is not so common - for example I am after a 141 in Black and Tan so will take anything that's going initially for a fair budget, and then trade up if something better comes along with the goal of having all aspects correct eventually.

All boxes, materials, certificates that I have are carefully stored.

When I started a few yeas ago (I am still very much a novice in this game) I was building on a collection I was given, so it was all Hornby/Bachmann stuff going back to the 60's up to the early 00's - but now have pretty much graduated to the Irish only theme going forward. The quality from the IRM guys and Murphy Models really is excellent. 

Will I purchase everything coming from MM and IRM..? Not sure. I have a bit of catching up to do and have missed earlier releases. I suspect I will gradually convince myself to get most of it though...!!

 

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Very good question Dave.

I would consider myself a runner & collector.

British outline. I did have some American & Irish but sold it off.

I have a large collection of private owner wagons, special editions, kit built etc but they're all stored away because I don't have the room to display them.

I also have lots of Wrenn, Exley & Lawrence & Goddard items, again all stored away because of a lack of room and of course lots of books ranging from late 19th century upwards.

I have a few display cabinets around the house containing mostly locomotives of which I have probably around fifty or sixty I think 🙂

I find it hard to keep track of it all. I have all my items listed in a binder & was creating a database with Microsoft Excell but got sidetracked 😉

My layout is 23' x 9' run on NCE wireless DCC.

Haven't done anything since before Christmas as I just don't feel like it at the moment but hopefully the bug will return soon.

Tony.

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On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 1:56 PM, WRENNEIRE said:

Quick question people,

How do you see yourself within the hobby?

A runner, a collector, Irish only etc?

Definatly a runner of OO Irish outline models and British N gauge but recently have begun to collect OO gauge BR blue locomotives and coaches for a possible future small layout.

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On 2/6/2019 at 5:56 AM, WRENNEIRE said:

Quick question people,

How do you see yourself within the hobby?

A runner, a collector, Irish only etc?

Interesting question. Now, a runner of Irish CIE golden era period, operating and driving my model toy trains imitating prototypical movements as per my nostalgia memory. 

In the past a runner of BR steam era, mainly GWR and LMS. Had spent 20years slowly building up a collection of BR steam trains. Murphy models changed all that we i first saw 182 for sale at the fry museum shop about 11 years ago.  Since then BR steam stuff has gone to be replaced with a collection of Irish stuff built up over the years. 

Nowadays very much enjoy converting and kit bashing Irish rolling stock not available RTR, and some kits covering the CIE golden era. Lost interest in anything much after 1974 or modern era stuff. 

In summary primarily a runner, but have ended up collecting quite a bit of stock, but mostly out of their boxes now on the layout, bar stuff queued for weathering, or truth be told by way of confession, some baby GMs packed away in long term storage lest I one day catch the modern era orange bug. :)  Strangely I have a desire to have a modern mk4 CAF set to run, skipping 40 years ahead (probably because I’ve travelled on it a lot in recent years, it’s loco hauled and is very comfy to travel on. 

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On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 3:05 PM, Noel said:
On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 3:05 PM, Noel said:

In summary primarily a runner, but have ended up collecting quite a bit of stock, but mostly out of their boxes now on the layout, bar stuff queued for weathering, or truth be told by way of confession, some baby GMs packed away in long term storage lest I one day catch the modern era orange bug

 

Noel, I know how hard you find it to let anything ORANGE contaminate Kingsbridge, other than your Bubbles. So if you fancy shifting any of those modern Baby GM's drop me a line :)

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Definitely a 'runner', interested in 'lrish only' and within that,  late 1990's / early 2000's  before the dreaded modern Railcars took hold.

Currently redeveloping layout to properly run my collection of (all with boxes) locos (201, 071, 181 & 141 class) and including MM Cravens & Lima MM Mark 3's.

All are weathered, have broadly same shade of orange and have to be authentically numbered, window stickers etc.  (Very sad l know!!)

Like the Freight wagons from lRM from that '90/2000's era.

Obsession (and that is the word) is the lrish Mark 3's and always looking for more Standards but ALWAYS searching for the elusive EGV, (proper) Restaurant & Citygold aswell-  any help here is ALWAYS welcome!

Very envious of the layouts here and the amazing talents people have!

 

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So yesterday at the Talbot Hotel toy fair I picked up this yoke

Contents are unimportant as I have several good ones in reserve, but the loco was stunning as well.

Its all about the box, best one I have seen and that was not many, boxed examples of the CIE Hymak are in the hens teeth category 

My mantra is firstly get a boxed example of the model, then upgrade till you have the best one out there

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Fine example of a pristine box. Enjoy :) 

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I was given these catalogues/pricelists at Stillorgan on Sunday

I think it was a case of Keep D4 tidy, throw your rubbish in Raheny !! (Sorry Pat)

The first one is from Youngs Model Railway Centre, Briscoe Terrace, Fermoy and its a 1980 jobby

On page 1 there is a Hornby R792 Freight set for £22.45 and on page 5 some Irish Coaches and a Lima 5609 Cadet wagon

The Zero 1 controller is advertised at £61 and £9.10 for the chip, these were the start of DCC controlling 

The second is in a 1979 Hornby catalogue and the pricelist is from Hobbie Crafts, 2, Sackville House, behind Clerys Dublin 1.

Again they have the Hornby R792 Set but no other Irish bits.

 

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Lovely paperwork, makes you think though, some poor soul banging away on a typewriter and then pen and ruler to box and then stand over a steaming zerox copier - height of tech in 1980 perhaps.  Makes it all the more historically valuable I guess.  

Now it would be lots of copy and paste or spread sheet excell sort of electron bruising and a print now button.  

 

My Triang TT collection is also a bit box driven but many duplicates to play with on the layout.   My N collection was based on having one of each of Dapols modern image stuff - non steam anyway but even that has fallen by the wayside as prices crank upwards and now its an example or two of new production.  Mainly because some guys have been busy bringing out super Irish 4mm models and I still hanker after a 4mm Highland shed layout based on Kyle shed, oh  and some G1 dabbling - like building parcel vans... size matters and a bit easier on aging eyes !    But I still enjoy running/ playing trains at least mine run on time unlike the day job! 

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