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Brilliant result.

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Excellent job there Eamonn,very realistic ,a typical Irish railway scene nicely recreated.

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I have just finished a Wills PO kit that I converted to a an post

Post Office.This is my first time using a wills kit and to be honest

found it a fecker to build as everything has to be cut and is in no

way superquick.Anyway its done now and I am happy with the result

along with the tardis-sorry phone box with a vexed couple having

a row.So for all your stamps and parcels call to Redmonds Post Office.

 

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Good job, there.

 

Wills kits are bastards to make - but the end product is excellent*. I made the Water Mill for someone and didn't realise what was involved until I opened the box. The beauty of them, though, is that it is so easy to vary them, put the windows anywhere you like, change the position of doors and even the size of the finished thing. Hard work, but well worth the effort.

 

*I wonder if a career in advertising beckons..?

 

 

+ Jackdaw cowls for an 'Irish Look'..?

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Good job, there.

 

Wills kits are bastards to make - but the end product is excellent*. I made the Water Mill for someone and didn't realise what was involved until I opened the box. The beauty of them, though, is that it is so easy to vary them, put the windows anywhere you like, change the position of doors and even the size of the finished thing. Hard work, but well worth the effort.

 

*I wonder if a career in advertising beckons..?

 

 

+ Jackdaw cowls for an 'Irish Look'..?

Yes you right as i made my own adjustments but cutting to

get things to fit good god give me a mk3 EGV anyday.

As regards a career move,you could be on to something:-bd

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great stuff eamonn! i bet that you modelled that couple having a row on yourself and the love of your life.....after she found out how much you really spend on the hobby!:rolleyes:

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A fantastic job there Eamonn-a typical daily Irish scene,I love the phone box with its interior detail and open door,well done.

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Thats a lovely idyllic country scene Eamonn. The Wills kits can certainly test your patience, but when you get an end result like that it's all worth it.

 

Rich,

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This is a first look at my display layout that I have built for a

local vintage day on Sunday 30th September.Still a lot of work to

do and some scenery wont be finished in time.The layout is built

into six sections with the main one built by Gerry Byrne for his

Ballybeg layout which was unused and kindly given to me to build

onto for the vintage day.The plan is to use the two front

units for the attic layout when I get back to building it in a few weeks.

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I have used 4 seep point motors controlled by gaugemaster acc decoder

and I have one spare from the right unit if I need to control lights etc

in the future.

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That,s excellent and will you post some pics or a video when its running at the show?

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That,s excellent and will you post some pics or a video when its running at the show?

Yes I surely will and I will have a39 in action with sound so if any

one is in Wexford on Sunday 30th,come along to the

Caimvintage day.Caim is a small village outside Enniscorthy

near Killane and Rathnure and is near the main road to Kilkenny.

All proceeds go to local hospice home care.

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Wow Eamonn-excellent work,signals looking well,looking forward to seeing the finished layout

Well done.

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I did a bit more work on this section today with ballasting and

painting.

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I used woodlands earth and green undercoat for scenic areas.

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I used this old optrex bottle to place the scenic cement which had a

drop of washing up liquid to help it flow better.This proved very

handy for placing the cement on the ballast.

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I glued in SSM ground disc signal at the crossover near the LC.

Not sure if it is the right place but it looks good to me.

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Glad to see that you've taken the label off the old Optrex bottle. We wouldn't want any unfortunate accidents.

 

..writes somebody that once brushed his teeth with Deep Heat...

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Glad to see that you've taken the label off the old Optrex bottle. We wouldn't want any unfortunate accidents.

 

..writes somebody that once brushed his teeth with Deep Heat...

Yes H and S would have a field day if the label was left on,mind you

scenic cement in the eyes would be nasty enough.I would say brushing

your teeth with deep heat brought tears to your eyes.

The worst thing I done recently was Diesel in my petrol car-a very expensive

mistake.

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I would say brushing your teeth with deep heat brought tears to your eyes.

 

1985, I think - and I can still taste it.

 

Possibly a serious issue, though, especially for those with younger 'potential modellers' in the house, where remedies might be sought in the heat of the moment and the dead of the night..

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I love the semaphore and the An Post van, very Irish and very realistic.

The signals are SSM kits as are the an post decals.The

Transit van comes from the Oxford die cast range in white.

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1985, I think - and I can still taste it.

 

Possibly a serious issue, though, especially for those with younger 'potential modellers' in the house, where remedies might be sought in the heat of the moment and the dead of the night..

 

Had you your teeth in or out when you brushed them?

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