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We are manufacturing 00 Gauge DART trains, based on the 8100 Class electric two-car multipal unit train for Dublin suburban service. These units were built by Linke-Hofmann-Busch GmbH and GEC Traction Ltd. for CIE now Irish Rail.

 

Our model is exclusive hand built at 1:76 scale with a laser printed plastic body on a glass fibre chassis. The model has specific DART details with metal pantograph, DART bogie sides, undercarriage compartments, air tanks, control box and mock connection hoses.

 

Specification.

 

Laser printed plastic body with foam support.

0.8mm glass fibre (PCB) chassis.

Tenshodo Spud motor.

Keen coupler plates to allow close coupling running.

Kadee couplers.

White metal cast & sprung pantograph.

Directional lights.

Secondary pick-ups.

NS driver handrails.

Etched brass screen wipers.

White metal air horn.

Plastic cast motorless bogies.

10.5mm Romford coach wheels

Plastic cast DART replica bogie sides.

White metal cast under-frame components.

Plastic cast roof vents and roof end trims.

Plastic cast pantograph roof well.

Plastic cast corridor connectors.

Analogue and digital options.

 

The digital unit has an 8 pin decoder with controllable lighting system, the two coaches are connected electrically with a plug and socket lead.

 

The Model is manufactured in different options and cost;-

 

Display Model – Opaque Printed Body with basic detail.

Display Model – Windowed Printed Body with internal detail is now available.

Running Model – Opaque Printed Body with full detail.

Running Model – Windowed Printed Body with internal detail is now available.

 

You can follow progress on the windows in the ‘8100 DART Model’ thread in ‘Irish Models’ on this forum.

 

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Revised Spec & windowed DART now available

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We are manufacturing 00 Gauge DART trains, based on the 8100 Class electric two-car multipal unit train for Dublin suburban service. These units were built by Linke-Hofmann-Busch GmbH and GEC Traction Ltd. for CIE now Irish Rail.

 

Our model is exclusive hand built at 1:76 scale with a laser printed plastic body on a brass fabricated chassis. The model has specific DART details with metal pantograph, DART bogie sides, undercarriage compartments, air tanks, control box and mock connection hoses.

 

Specification.

 

Laser printed plastic body with foam support.

0.5mm brass fabricated chassis.

Tenshodo Spud motor.

Keen coupler plates to allow close coupling running.

Kadee couplers.

Brass fabricated sprung pantograph.

Directional lights.

Secondary pick-ups.

NS driver handrails.

Etched brass screen wipers.

Brass air horn.

Plastic cast replica Tenshodo motorless bogies.

10.5mm Romford coach wheels

Plastic cast DART replica bogie sides.

Plastic cast under-frame components.

Plastic cast roof vents and roof end trims.

Plastic cast pantograph roof well.

Plastic cast corridor connectors.

Analogue and digital options.

 

The digital unit has an 8 pin decoder with controllable lighting system, the two coaches are connected electrically with a plug and socket lead.

 

The Model is manufactured in different options and cost;-

 

Display Model – Opaque Printed Body with basic detail.

Display Model – Windowed Printed Body with internal detail. (Not available yet)

Running Model – Opaque Printed Body with full detail.

Running Model – Windowed Printed Body with internal detail. (Not available yet)

 

You can follow progress on the windows in the ‘8100 DART Model’ thread in ‘Irish Models’ on this forum.

 

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Hello Eoin

looking forward to The Berliner S-Bahn in AC,can hardly wait

you are doing a great job

Walter

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Good to have a close look at the latest version of the Dart at the show in Blackrock today. It is an impressive model with special features such as the arcing pantograph.

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Good to have a close look at the latest version of the Dart at the show in Blackrock today. It is an impressive model with special features such as the arcing pantograph.

 

Hi Tony

 

Thanks for comments and it was great to meet yesterday

 

thanks

 

murrayec

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Saw this last night, thought about screen grabbing and posting, but figured there's be somebody in there before me.  I was right!

It looked absolutely superb.  There was one shot of two of them coming in and out of a tunnel and you'd definitely be thinking"small or far away?"

 

Not impressed with RTE dragging out Colm Mc Carthy's world weary sardonic schtick TBH.  Subjective reporting at its most amateur.

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Oh! the fame, the fame!!

Thanks guys, I have not seen it yet but me Mum recorded it

Eoin

Edit;-

Just saw it on the RTE player, great DART coverage- I wonder is there something wrong with the second set's internal lights?

The show was a bit one-sided, very much on the negative....

Eoin

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