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The 1st batch of vans is largely sold out and should be winging their way to the Northern Hemisphere after Christmas.

 

A small number of vans are currently available at $105NZ +$20 shipping.

 

If there is sufficient interest I will look at producing the TPO/Heuston Tool Van version.

 

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Sligo TPO Photos © David Malone

 

I want to thank the lads for their patience over the past few years waiting for the kits to arrive and support in

jumping into somewhat unknown water with brass kits.:tumbsup:

 

I will put up a tutorial when I get a chance to help with the assembly.

 

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There were 10 4w Sorting Vans, they seem to have been used to replace pre-amalgamation 6 w TOPs on secondary lines main lines. JW Sutherland 15 05 Sligo Dublin.jpg

Up and Down afternoon Sligo trains crossing at Carrick on Shannon 1975

© J W Sutherland.

 

Interesting comparison in body profiles between early MK2 Bredin and later Laminate/Craven period stock

 

The TPO has a similar profile to the 1st coach an early (1953) CIE Second Open. The heating van at the head of the down train is a 6 wheeler with a similar profile to the Laminates and Cravens, the rest of the train appears to be a mix of early CIE stock and Park Royals.

 

 

 

The van in David Malone's photo appears to be coupled to a 4w luggage van possibly as part of the Night Mail to Mullingar.

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Can someone help me out here- am I right in thinking that a variation of one of these 4 wheelers ended up on the 90's formation of the weed spray train? I know I've a pic somewhere. I would be looking for 1 kit for this purpose please John. (will pm you)

 

Edit: just re-read your post, I'd be interested in a second to model the Hueston Tool van aswell.

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Can someone help me out here- am I right in thinking that a variation of one of these 4 wheelers ended up on the 90's formation of the weed spray train? I know I've a pic somewhere. I would be looking for 1 kit for this purpose please John. (will pm you)

 

Edit: just re-read your post, I'd be interested in a second to model the Hueston Tool van aswell.

 

The Heuston tool van is the same one that was used on the weedsprayer. :)

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Thanks Garfield! So the question is... Which came first? The weed spray or the tool van? I'm assuming after final use on the weed spray it got left in the sidings a Hueston?

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Thanks Garfield! So the question is... Which came first? The weed spray or the tool van? I'm assuming after final use on the weed spray it got left in the sidings a Hueston?

 

That's what happened. :tumbsup:

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Mine arrived this morning...

 

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Must say the etches and castings look very nice and I really like the extensive instructions which will be of great guidance to kit building newbies such as myself. Congrats on the venture John, a quality product!

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I'll stick some up when I get home :)

 

fair play fran - cant wait to see the contents................................................................. come on!...........impatient-smiley-emoticon.gif

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To whet the appetite a little bit batch of rtr vans going through the paint shops. Workbench is beginning to look like a railway carriage shops.

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There were 10 4w Sorting Vans, they seem to have been used to replace pre-amalgamation 6 w TOPs on secondary lines main lines. [ATTACH=CONFIG]10421[/ATTACH]

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That really is a great photo. It looks like a quality diorama layout.

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The current batch of vans are basically all sold out with a number on back order for a second batch due April-May.

 

I had few false starts but the rtr vans are going through the shops and should be complete in the next 2-3 weeks.

 

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Whats the Story on the Last Van in the Pictres John, Are these Available kit wise too? Must of missed that one popping up here!

 

Oh TPO or 3 would be on order with me as well!!

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Whats the Story on the Last Van in the Pictres John, Are these Available kit wise too? Must of missed that one popping up here!

 

Oh TPO or 3 would be on order with me as well!!

 

 

 

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I have a few Luggage Vans in stock, the interior with the bars is a one piece fold up etching that also retains the glazing.

 

The TPO will probably follow the MGWR Meat Van Mid-late 2014. with alternative sides to cover the Heuston tool van conversion.

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Warbonnet... there's no reason why one of these TPOs would not have run with Bredin mail vans, CIE ones or some older wooden ones while they lasted. Mail trains pre 1972 or so could throw up just about anything.

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Warbonnet... there's no reason why one of these TPOs would not have run with Bredin mail vans, CIE ones or some older wooden ones while they lasted. Mail trains pre 1972 or so could throw up just about anything.

 

Even a few 6 wheelers perhaps?

 

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Warbonnet... there's no reason why one of these TPOs would not have run with Bredin mail vans, CIE ones or some older wooden ones while they lasted. Mail trains pre 1972 or so could throw up just about anything.

 

Cheers man!

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Thats a fascinating picture, Mayner... I love that stuff of Ernie's.

 

Interesting to see the tin vans in green and silver; two brand new vehicles in older liveries, while an 1880s / 1890s GSWR passenger brake is in the latest livery. A perfect indication of the contrasts to be seen at that time between old and new. The only other thing in the new livery in that pic is an even newer 141 class!

 

The picture in itself provides excellent inspiration for a modeller of the 1955-65 period, probably the most fascinating in Irish railway history.

 

The strange thing about the final days of the six wheelers is that the final passenger carrying ones all remained green to the end and were all, or virtually all, of Midland Great Western origin, while the few remaining passenger brake vans were GSWR, and ended up in black'n'tan! You'd have expected it to be the other way round, because passenger brakes right into late "laminate" days in the 1980s, were always the poor relations in the paint shop....

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Hi John. Any plans to do another run of these 4 wheel or 6 wheel heating vans RTR in the future? Noel

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