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The 80 class looks great George and I can see how much work has gone into it. Thanks for sharing you've been away for too long and it is good to see you back.

Rich,

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10 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

I'd love a sand coloured No. 10 to Belfield, as running in 1976 to 1984 period!

No Idea how you order these buses. There does not seem to be a Website or such.  Strange operation. Bit pricey I thought at 1st until I saw that  1/76 CIE bus in Dublin for €160 notes!

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1 hour ago, Georgeconna said:

No Idea how you order these buses. 

I think it is customary to stick ones arm out when the bus is approaching! :) 

1 hour ago, Georgeconna said:

There does not seem to be a Website or such.  Strange operation. Bit pricey I thought at 1st until I saw that  1/76 CIE bus in Dublin for €160 notes!

Hattons have some Irish 1/76 buses from £28-£32 each.

http://www.hattons.co.uk/86892/EFE_16136_Leyland_PD2_Highbridge_C_I_E_Southern_Ireland_/StockDetail.aspx

http://www.hattons.co.uk/88529/EFE_16137_16137_Leyland_PD2_Highbridge_C_I_E_C_ras_Iompair_ireann_/StockDetail.aspx

 

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Great to see you at Blackrock and have the craic, no less seeing your work back here with a bang. I think a lot of folk think you press a button behind yer ear and not only does an bottomless pit of time open up to do the work, but the experience and skill required to unf*ck some of these models (thinking shiteways resin) is slotted into a port on an SD card behind the other ear and off you robotically go. I think it explains why there are so few in this community doing this kind of "charity" work... :P R. 

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The Mojo is still fine and I am ploughing through some 20ft Flats I have had for 6 years I'd say in the Stash. There was a Mix of 4 Resins and 2 sturdy white Metal Jobbies. 2 Came with plastic containers and the Remainder had Beer kegs on them. These are from MIR and the Resin ones are a bit poor as the frames are like Bananas but can be straightened out.

I have one more to complete with just the brake rodding, gear and pipes to stick on. A test run of them signal a big problem with the Wheel Set provided. They just would not stay on the track m Maybe a combination of such a light wagon and Scale wheels, the Code 75 did not like them of visa versa. I ended up putting some Hornby Wagon wheel Sets in and hey presto they not negotiate the point work.

I did get a great kick of seeing these rumble along the 10ft bit of track I have live after the graft to finish em. The plain containers needed to be built and painted and these will be CIE Orange.

 

 

 

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bit more to do on the KC's the Bus Eireann Orange is on and will be masked shortly and then the green will go on.

Also finished the Decals on the Van Hool and sealed with a coat of Gloss. A Satin coat will now be put on that model. Al clad Satin as the Humbrol stuff is gone to pot.

 

 

 

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Hi George

The flats look great, I'd say a few steel washers stuck inside the containers would keep them wheels on the track? Great looking train when its all together- with the beer at the end, lovely

The buses are cool to

Eoin

 

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Spot on the Floors pop off of the Containers, Found that out when I dropped one!! they run Grand now on the new wheels. Never a Fan of the ones in the kits. 

 

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37 minutes ago, Georgeconna said:

Spot on the Floors pop off of the Containers, Found that out when I dropped one!! they run Grand now on the new wheels. Never a Fan of the ones in the kits. 

 

Nice work George. Were the MIR kits supplied with Gibson wheelsets. I remember seeing some dodgy ones over the years. As an aside is that the portakabin.

Rich,

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Thats the Portacabin Rich. My Second home, shut the door, wee bit of heating on, Click  spotify and I could be there till 1am!! 

 

Got a 12x2 Portable layout on the go to finish some time before I peg it!! Need to do the fiddle yard at some stage. Nice day to do it today but the nices 1 year old party was on. ah well.

 

 

 

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