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3F104B20-F9C1-4026-9552-1977804C7C84.thumb.jpeg.a25aa68abdbdd5b8a4f2b82427f90368.jpegAs I make my way to the Wexford show IRM’s design genius @Glenderg is busy CADing up our first loco between Easter eggs and his leg of lamb. 

The turfburner is a complex beast but should make for an excellent model and we wanted to do something uniquely Irish. 

Now, has anyone got a sound recording?

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56 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

3F104B20-F9C1-4026-9552-1977804C7C84.thumb.jpeg.a25aa68abdbdd5b8a4f2b82427f90368.jpegAs I make my way to the Wexford show IRM’s design genius @Glenderg is busy CADing up our first loco between Easter eggs and his leg of lamb. 

The turfburner is a complex beast but should make for an excellent model and we wanted to do something uniquely Irish. 

Now, has anyone got a sound recording?

Well sod that lads....more of  the retirement fund gone! I would be delighted to own this beautiful machine!:dancing:

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Fran - might there be the option of the 'Burner' with and without her smoke deflectors and early/ late liveries?image.jpeg.9f7d2eb950683ba80f170a5c41a44515.jpeg

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What was the nature of the turf used? Was it variable 'hand-won' sods or more regular machine-turf? Or even milled peat, perhaps?

Is there a suitable 1/76th scale product available, or will you be able to provide a specialist substance?

Turf is not like coal, where you can just crush it to a suitable size. I spent several days cutting a sod into several thousand blocks, only to find that it isn't a stable material at those sizes.

Obviously, there will also need to be a specialist smoke oil.

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2 minutes ago, heirflick said:

You know - it just hit me........it's April 1st:facepalm:

Look on the bright side, not everybody has a special day for themselves.... :D

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2 minutes ago, Broithe said:

Look on the bright side, not everybody has a special day for themselves.... :D

...and I am special!!!O.o   But ya know Jim - I have that feeling in me water that there might be a sod of truth in it....sometime!

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53 minutes ago, heirflick said:

I have that feeling in me water that there might be a sod of truth in it....sometime!

Apparently, the Universe is infinite. There will be planets out there that already have turf-burners. Fact!

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8 minutes ago, Broithe said:

Apparently, the Universe is infinite. There will be planets out there that already have turf-burners. Fact!

You have enough chocolate for today!:rolleyes:

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There will be a special edition in yellow, for those with an obsession for track maintenance machines?

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Posted (edited)

See it on facebook but nothing on Rmweb.

 

Maybe not a april fool?

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36 minutes ago, steventrain said:

 Maybe not a april fool?

As I said I feel it in me water that this could be true - that big set of plans isn't for wiping asses!:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

There will be a special edition in yellow, for those with an obsession for track maintenance machines?

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17 minutes ago, heirflick said:

As I said I feel it in me water that this could be true - that big set of plans isn't for wiping asses!:rolleyes:

Would it even be big enough?

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2 hours ago, Broithe said:

There will be a special edition in yellow, for those with an obsession for track maintenance machines?

Image result for turf burning locomotive..sure there's a bit of yellow on her anyway!!!!:tumbsup:

4 minutes ago, Broithe said:

Would it even be big enough?

 Hmmm - couldn't say...never seen the asses of the brave men at IRM Towers!!:mutley2:

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38 minutes ago, heirflick said:

never seen the asses of the brave men at IRM Towers!!

Fair enough.

Usually sat on 'em - drinking tea and eating biscuits.

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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

Fair enough.

Usually sat on 'em - drinking tea and eating biscuits.

 Ah Jaysus -  if that's the case the Turn Burner will never be built!:S

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Milled peat won't actually work in the live steam version. It need to be cut using a left-handed sleán. Good modelling opportunity, actually.

Does anyone know whether there is an opportunity to purchase a bundle of turn burners @Warbonnet or do I have to wait to get the discount code from the A class model @Glenderg first to avail of that?

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13 minutes ago, DiveController said:

Milled peat won't actually work in the live steam version. It need to be cut using a left-handed sleán. Good modelling opportunity, actually.

Would a left-footed one be better?

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Ah for peat sake..you sods aren't taking this turf eating machine seriously at all. Poor ould Bullied would give ye a  good foot up the bog hole  for laughing at him!!;)

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1 minute ago, heirflick said:

=))=D

I thought you'd be bord by now?

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8 minutes ago, Broithe said:

I thought you'd be bord by now?

Nah - I can keep milling for ages yet!

 

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11 hours ago, heirflick said:

Image result for turf burning locomotive..sure there's a bit of yellow on her anyway!!!!:tumbsup:

 Hmmm - couldn't say...never seen the asses of the brave men at IRM Towers!!:mutley2:

I have seen one in particular, several times in fact:

 

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Always good to see somebody smiling, happy in their work....

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Our Company Workplace Policy on Clothing states - "Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, your back, your chest, your feet, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business, even in a business casual setting."

At no point had we envisaged arse cleavage being an issue. We hole-heartedly apologise. 

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9 hours ago, WRENNEIRE said:

I have seen one in particular, several times in fact:

 

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Cheeky git - butt, once again the Turf Burning issue is I fear getting a bum deal - so stop mooning and get on with it.:rolleyes:

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What will be nice for fans of OVS Bulleid’s work is to be able to compare the turf burner alongside his SR main line diesel 1-Co-Co-1 courtesy of Kernow Models.

Stephen

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Good for all at IRM - a long felt want !! or a peat want ...  I think I understood the plans were used to smuggle A class drawings out of the works ..... 

and by sheer chance and a bit late I came across a GA for a  APT - E  while looking for something completely different  at home yesterday.  

Robert 

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On 1/4/2018 at 1:20 PM, heirflick said:

Image result for turf burning locomotive..sure there's a bit of yellow on her anyway!!!!:tumbsup:

 Hmmm - couldn't say...never seen the asses of the brave men at IRM Towers!!:mutley2:

Eau de nil.... but faded!

Early colour photos show it originally in what may possibly be a mid grey. It looks as if it was repainted at one stage, despite its extremely short career. Possibly the first trial run was in works grey undercoat.....

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