Jump to content

Recommended Posts

A nocturnal view of the new Lakeview container freight depot at Tara junction,With over sixty containers to choose from-it certainly is going to be a busy place for freight and shunting movements....

CIE loco 161SA is the yard pilot and is seen here awaiting its next turn of duty,

Thanks to Baseboard Dave for supplying the fantastic tower lights, highly recommended.

IMG_E1859.JPG

IMG_E1860.JPG

  • Like 5
  • WOW! 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ttc0169 said:

A nocturnal view of the new Lakeview container freight depot at Tara junction,With over sixty containers to choose from-it certainly is going to be a busy place for freight and shunting movements....

CIE loco 161SA is the yard pilot and is seen here awaiting its next turn of duty,

Thanks to Baseboard Dave for supplying the fantastic tower lights, highly recommended.

Noel,  that scene looks super. Yummie. Concrete yard finish looks spot on. the other Noel :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spot the postman on the bridge-he must have inside information about a special movement.......I wonder what he is waiting for????

 

IMG_E1914.JPG

  • Like 5
  • WOW! 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazerballs hyper.gif

Wunderbar. I love this layout and it's fabulous life like scenes of real activity

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's always so busy and must be hugely enjoyable to operate Noel. I always look forward to updates. It would entice anyone to take up the hobby and is a great advertisement for Irish Rail modelling full stop.

Rich,

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some operating fun on Tara junction earlier,retro 073 arrives at the Lakeview freight yard with the empty timber train,

Now we know what the postman was waiting for....NIRs.112+8113 in multiple working mode operate the IE bogie spoil wagons seen here waiting for the up Enterprise-9001+8208 to overtake.

Enterprise loco 209 is a rare sight on the two axle ballast hopper wagons-which are seen being shunted to the per way sidings

IMG_E2132.JPG

IMG_E2131.JPG

IMG_E2128.JPG

IMG_E2122.JPG

IMG_E2138.JPG

IMG_E2139.JPG

IMG_E2140.JPG

  • Like 4
  • WOW! 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you gentlemen for your comments,

I forgot to mention I replaced the wipers on NIR loco 112 with some etched ones-they are a big improvement on the originals which can be seen on 8113,

073 has the etched ones also.:trains:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once again,. what a fantastic layout ,.  so full of life.      The etched wipers really make a big improvement, great job.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy Christmas from the management and staff of a very busy Tara Junction.....

A selection of images from an extensive Christmas eve operation

 

IMG_E2161.JPG

IMG_E2174.JPG

IMG_2164.JPG

IMG_2163.JPG

IMG_2178.JPG

IMG_2177.JPG

IMG_2162.JPG

IMG_E2175.JPG

  • Like 3
  • WOW! 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thoroughly enjoyed the scenes from Tara Junction throughout 2017 Noel.It's a fabulous layout and look forward to future updates in the new year. :-bd

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 2018 operating season started with the RPSI running a charter utilising their Craven coaches and BR GSV 3185 being hauled by B141.

It also saw retro 071 shunt the bogie spoil wagons to the loop platform to allow the release of the Sperry/weed spray train for its first tour of the system,

The spoil wagons were later collected by 0117078.

IMG_E2214.JPG

IMG_E2215.JPG

IMG_E2216.JPG

IMG_E2220.JPG

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RPSI train looks great.  Great scenes as ever. Do you mind me asking how your fab enterprise coach rake came into being?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Noel said:

. Do you mind me asking how your fab enterprise coach rake came into being?

The Enterprise rake is made by D&M models, they have a section here on the forum, Dave is usually quick to respond to PMs. They also make the excellent IMO 2600 units in any running livery or numbers you like, have 3 sets myself.

Apologies if hijacking this super thread.

  • Like 1
  • Informative 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Noel superb as always, keep up the good work  I have a question if I may, where did you get the irish rail billboards displayed on you layout?

Regards

TDR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having seen this layout in the flesh, I can testify that it's every bit as good as it looks in operation - and better. And when I saw it, there wasn't even as much stuff on it as now!

So a continuing well done to ttc0169 for sharing.....

The "Enterprise", RPSI specials, and he even has a Craven with a well known wandering railway photographer hanging out of the window!

All it needs is a steam special......   ;-)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎04‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 7:07 AM, Pastavenue said:

Looks great as usual Noel ,did you scratch build the sperry train or is it a RTR?

REGARDS

ENDA

Hi Enda- the Sperry/weed spray train are from the Irish freight models range.

7 hours ago, The Derry Road said:

Noel superb as always, keep up the good work  I have a question if I may, where did you get the irish rail billboards displayed on you layout?

Regards

TDR

Hi Raymond-they were copied from old CIE/IR timetabes which I collect and were scaled up or down to suit the layout.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

Having seen this layout in the flesh, I can testify that it's every bit as good as it looks in operation - and better. And when I saw it, there wasn't even as much stuff on it as now!

So a continuing well done to ttc0169 for sharing.....

The "Enterprise", RPSI specials, and he even has a Craven with a well known wandering railway photographer hanging out of the window!

All it needs is a steam special......   ;-)

And the wanderer is still taking photos out that window....

Thanks jhb, i am working on an RPSI steam special for the future.

4 hours ago, bantree said:

Excellent layout Noel-full of interest.

Thanks bantree,as you can see I like lots of activity.with passenger and freight trains operating around the four track circuit,I now have the added bonus of shunting at the Lakeview freight yard...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in the process of giving my Silver model 201 C class model an upgrade,

Having followed Noels Kingsbridge workbench re motoring of his 201,I decided on a similar project,

Firstly I selected a spare 141 and used its chassis as the main part, I then purchased a SSM C class detailing kit at added it to the resin body of the loco which as Noel has correctly stated fits like a glove onto the chassis,

I am currently awaiting a sound chip-a 181 loco with the 645 sounding engine to complete,

I have repainted the loco as the intention is to have it look like one that is near the end of its working life-1986/1987 era.

Here are a few photos of progress so far..

 

IMG_2301.JPG

IMG_E2302.JPG

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done Noel for taking the plunge with a 141 donor.  It scared the heck out of me the first time I tried it.  By dismembering a 141 some may say we have committed a mortal sin and could "rot in the bogie of eternal stench" :) (G Brennan 2018).  You were cleverer than I was, because I disconnected the front lighting PCBs unnecessarily.  Its an ideal chassis for the C class with a near perfect fit, 21pin socket, a speaker cradle and lighting on board. Noel (the other one) :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Noel said:

" :)   You were cleverer than I was, because I disconnected the front lighting PCBs unnecessarily.  Its an ideal chassis for the C class with a near perfect fit, 21pin socket, a speaker cradle and lighting on board. Noel (the other one) :) 

Thanks Noel.

If the lighting units don't give enough light for the head lights then my plan is to have them used as the Cab lights instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, ttc0169 said:

Thanks Noel.

If the lighting units don't give enough light for the head lights then my plan is to have them used as the Cab lights instead.

Yes the PCB LEDs are micro sized but with fibre optic routing should work ok for head lamp and running lights.  The MM only used clear plastic to reroute the lights but fibre would be even better.  That's the bit I have to do next :) 

  • Informative 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

Terms of Use