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A little gem!

 

It is actually even better in 'real life'. The pier is as good as you'll ever see.

 

Anybody with the means should consider an attempt to attend next year, I think.

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here are a couple of pics of Leslie's excellent H Vans on Bantry Pier

They really look the part-very pleased with them and his excellent service

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Looking good, make sure the handbrake is so or they will slip of the end.:tumbsup:

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Bantry Pier really looking well.

 

It's hard to believe a large part of the US Atlantic naval fleet lay at anchor on Bantry Bay in Bearhaven sound for significant part of WW1. A visit to Bear Island is like a time warp, and Lonehort naval battery a must see. It's more craggy island than craggy island ever was.

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We have started to detail the bay itself and a wreck of an old fishing boat built (purely fictitious)

Also work on the landing stage has started

The other photo shows the component parts of the main station building ready to assemble

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Only just seen this and can't believe I'm the first to reply. The colours and textures of the pier and mud are superb. Beautifully understated, but also - to my eyes at least - just right.

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Only just seen this and can't believe I'm the first to reply. The colours and textures of the pier and mud are superb. Beautifully understated, but also - to my eyes at least - just right.

 

I've seen the pier in what passes for 'real life' with me - at the Sleaford Show - it is truly a special model.

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Thanks for the kind comments

Here are a couple of photos of Bantry signal cabin updated with correct Gaelic script

 

As a matter of interest, where did you source the old Gaelic script?

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I searched Google for Gaelic script-there are many variations!I selected the script that by deduction seemed to be correct for Bantry.

I clicked on and by some fluke it appeared in my Excel spreadsheet(there is probably a technical method to describe this but I am still

in the dark ages!)I then selected the script from the Font drop down box,formatted the area I wanted and typed in Bantry

When the scale looked ok I printed it out and stuck it on scratch built name boards.Hope this helps.

Thanks very much for for the kind comments.

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If you search on Google for this script I believe there is a link to Excel which you can send the file to

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just been on Google.If you search "gaelic script generator bunchlo gc" you will see a heading Gaelic Script for MS windows

Go in to this and you will have a list of scripts-click on Bunchlo GC and you should be able to import it to Excel-hope this helps

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We have made some progress on Bantry station building.The basic shell has been assembled and some detailing

taken place.The shell is Daler board covered with Evergreen clapboard (now very expensive!).Windows and doors are from

Peco (one of the LK Packs)Bricks on the chimney are Slaters and will be painted with Humbrol 121 and detailed with Brick colour

(Precision Dark Brick) and also one or two slight colour variations.(pictures later)Furniture is scratch built-not brilliant

but it will do! will update as work progresses.

Have attached a photo of Bantry station in later years

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Coming on well. Am sure the interior detail is more than enough - once the roof is on, even with lighting, not much will be seen through the windows, so an impression is all that is required.

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Good point David-I went a bit too far with the interior detail-still it was good practice!

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I'm surprised how angular the front face of 2660 looks. I always thought they were more "roundy".

 

Lovely building work by the way!

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I'm surprised how angular the front face of 2660 looks. I always thought they were more "roundy".

 

Lovely building work by the way!

 

Most were, Des, but a few - like 2660 - were built with Bulleid-designed bodies. :)

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I'm surprised how angular the front face of 2660 looks. I always thought they were more "roundy".

 

Hmm, it has a sort of NIR look about the fabrication.

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I'm surprised how angular the front face of 2660 looks. I always thought they were more "roundy".

 

Lovely building work by the way!

 

Des

 

Alas, these railcars were, arguably, the ugliest thing built under the Blessed Oliver's direction!

 

Can't wait to see Bantry on the show circuit here - truly a lovely piece of work!

 

Leslie

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Des

 

Alas, these railcars were, arguably, the ugliest thing built under the Blessed Oliver's direction!

 

Can't wait to see Bantry on the show circuit here - truly a lovely piece of work!

 

Leslie

 

I actually think the railcars aren't that bad. Certainly not as bad as Ollie's SR diesels or electrics! :)

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Good point David-I went a bit too far with the interior detail-still it was good practice!

 

The roof can always be left removable to show the interiour to visitors at exhibitions! I have done this for the signal cabins on Ballybeg and get a good reaction from visitors.

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Have thought about this as well- will gauge reactions at next club meet.Thanks very much for all comments-they are most appreciated.

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I actually think the railcars aren't that bad. Certainly not as bad as Ollie's SR diesels or electrics! :)

Oh, come on, the original Bulleid/Raworth electric at least had some curves, but it's follow up was, I give you, totally beyond the Pale!

We must stop this, it's a CB&SCR thread and the forum is very much the richer for it!!!!

Keep it up, Bantrymen!

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CIE posters for Bantry,Micks Bandon tank outside Bantry shed plus some 1950's photos

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This is the other one!

 

 

Interesting old carriages. The middle one is an ancient CBSCR one, and the other two equally elderly GSWR stock.

 

Essential for a West Cork layout! Worsley Works GSWR six wheel kits would suit perfectly.

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