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Thanks lads,

Here is 230 working a Mk3 set this morning passing NIR 208 shunting the cement and about to pass 220 working the 08:40 Shelton abbey-Marino point ammonia train.

 

 

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Saturday mornings operation sees 215 work a down Mk4 set passing 077 on the IWT liner,

Over on the up fast line,230 has charge of the Enterprise De Dietrich set,

In the yard 188 is about to haul a failed 2600 Railcar to the MPD for attention and 7078 waits with the HOBS train for clearance to follow the Enterprise.

 

 

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188 hauls failed 2601+2602 out of the Railcar siding over to the MPD for attention.

 

 

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You've been busy again Noel! Great scene.

 

188 was always my favourite 181 class (and from the whole 141/181 classes).

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188 hauls failed 2601+2602 out of the Railcar siding over to the MPD for attention.

 

I thought Dick Fearn told us that railcars didn't fail!

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I thought Dick Fearn told us that railcars didn't fail!

 

Very true Stephen-and how wrong he was......

 

SSM 42' bogie flat getting a short test run and a container fit before painting

 

 

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How long did the flat take you to put together Noel? Looks fab! :x

 

Thanks rebelred-it arrived in the post at 11:30 yesterday and I worked on it for most of the evening' date='

It was a easy to build except for the fiddly spigot pin holders along the solebar which needed a lot of patience but otherwise I would highly recommend the kit,

Thanks must go to Des for going to the trouble of providing the kit and to Glenderg for his excellent tutorial which was of great assistance.

 

 

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The 20' BELL refer containers on the wagon.

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Looks super Noel, glad the tutorial was of some help (must finish it off now :P). Those bell 20's look great on her :-)

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Well done on your quick build Noel, how does it run on your layout? Really impressed with the design of this model, some parts have been very ingeniously thought out.

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Well done on your quick build Noel' date=' how does it run on your layout? Really impressed with the design of this model, some parts have been very ingeniously thought out.[/quote']

 

Kieran-It ran ok when pushed around the layout and encountered no problems,

I'll put a tension lock coupler on them over the next few days and do a loco hauled test to check,

Yes I agree Des has certainly done his homework on this model-and it has great attention to detail.

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Thanks lads,

Another view from operations earlier sees 230 propel the up Enterprise passing 220 on an ammonia which has been looped and on the opposite line 209 heads north with a Mk3 set bound for Adelaide yard for scrapping.

 

 

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Christmas shopper specials on Tara Jctn today sees

073 haul a short rake of Mk2 air braked coaches as a relief to the regular services,

29001 passing through on a limited stop service,

2607+2608 stabled on the bay platform as a Mk3 set comes to a halt on platform 2

 

 

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At the other end of the layout-073 has stopped at Central station with the Mk2 a/b set as the 29000 speeds through,

210 has charge of the other Mk2a/b set as 'Arrow' liveried 2601+2602 await the road out of the depot to form another special.

 

 

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Great scenes again Noel,shopper specials were great for throwing up various forms of stock,especially those that came north to Belfast back in the day,usually a C class with a rake of any coach available.Like the close coupling of your own coaches,what did you use?

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The junction is getting crowded Noel....will you be applying for planning permission for an extension in the new year?:rolleyes:

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Like the close coupling of your own coaches,what did you use?

 

Id say the Bachmann NEM bars, come with the coaches

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Id say the Bachmann NEM bars' date=' come with the coaches[/quote']

 

Thanks lads,

Yes Andy as Ed has said they are the NEM bars between those coaches,

 

Seamus-planning permission has been received for a new layout to begin construction early in 2015,currently gathering buildings etc,

The plans have been drawn up....Watch this space....!!

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Seamus-planning permission has been received for a new layout to begin construction early in 2015' date='currently gathering buildings etc,

The plans have been drawn up....Watch this space....!![/quote]

 

excellent! give us a shout when you turn the first sod!:cheers:

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Id say the Bachmann NEM bars, come with the coaches

 

Thanks Ed and Noel,look forward to seeing your new layout developing in the New Year.

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Evening gents, Fresh from the Tara Jctn paint spray facility and seen here on a trial run we see 0117076... image-4217326389.jpg 0117076 arrives at Tara Jctn station,the driver having switched on the cab light in preparation of changing ends and working back to the MPD.

 

Transfers are from the recently released Railtec range containing numbers for 076 and 080.

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I see they fitted sunbeds in cab's.:P

Yes the blue fluorescent light bulb effect in 071 cabs is pretty awful. At least I found a way to reduce the brightness on LokPilot and LokSound decoders and it doesn't look bad, but a warmer LED colour would have been better.

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