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Model Village in Wicklow

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Does anyone remember a 'Model Village' setup, somewhere in the vicinity of (I think) Newtownmountkennedy? I was there in the mid-90s but can't remember its name or be certain of its location. Does it still exist?

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josefstadt

There was a chap who had a model railway in his private garden near Kilcoole on one of the roads from Newtown..... he used to let people in, sadly the house was sold and the new owner had no interest and the layout was dismantled, I think in the early 2000's

Here in Kilmac there is a 3.5inch track, a big circle on very nice pre-cast concrete arch system, built a long time ago and now disused, the current owner has left nature to take it over and it wont be around for much longer... such a pity!

Eoin

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Thanks for your replies Eoin. The setup I was thinking of was, for all intents in a field. There were models of notable buildings, including Trim Castle, Russborough House, the Obelisk on Killiney Hill. There was also a model railway but it doesn't look like 3 inch gauge, possibly O gauge. I'm attaching a couple of photos which might jog somebody's memory.

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The Railway was LGB track with converted loco’s/rolling stock to look like Irish outline . There was a model of the Grand Canal 12th lock and the lock keeper House there as well.

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