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Still can't get over how good this is. I've seen some class layouts on here over the years but this is out there on its own. Can I suggest that this thread be moved to the Layout section so it's not lost in General Chat down the line?

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31 minutes ago, jason brady said:

Still can't get over how good this is. I've seen some class layouts on here over the years but this is out there on its own. Can I suggest that this thread be moved to the Layout section so it's not lost in General Chat down the line?

Done!

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Splendid!

Love the way the railway sits firmly in the urban landscape. Such scenes are rare in British models and rarer still in the Irish scene, I'm guessing.

 Raised tracks, large, complex buildings are not easy, while the artistic skills involved in pulling them all together are considerable.

 Deserves a wider audience, so very much hope we will eventually see articles in one or more of the major magazines.

Definitely one to watch.

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Just back from the Bangor show and several people over the weekend were singing the praises of this layout at the IRM stand. I love the setting, big fan of urban layouts and this nails the location! Excellent stuff.

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Absolutely stunning. The attention to detail is amazing. This layout was the talk of the show at Bangor over the weekend. Beautifully crafted, well done.

Have you any plans to exhibit it?  

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That is an absolutely stunning layout - well done.

The buildings are incredible and very accurate - was this through site photos, or good use of google?

 

Very impressive!

 

Ken

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A mixture of both and 2 full lever arch files of photos and taking sizes of buildings. still to much work to finish before any taught of any  shows. May be in 2 years time

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Good attention to detail & finishing on the buildings.  From the construction photos, it looks like considerable use of thin plywood for most of the building? 

I like the merits of plywood's strength, but I'm too lazy to go to the workshop to cut parts - I prefer to use card with printed templates from AutoCAD for structure, & printed finishes from Scalescenes.

Is the layout constructed in such a way as to make it transportable?

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The layout is on 6ftx3ft board all transportable in a sizable van. Most buildings were done with 1.5mm ply mostly cut with a stanley knife.

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3 hours ago, warb said:

A mixture of both and 2 full lever arch files of photos and taking sizes of buildings. still to much work to finish before any taught of any  shows. May be in 2 years time

Why not aim to bring it down to the Wexford Easter Exhibition 2019 and show it as a work-in-progress?

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I've heard great things about this layout and seeing the pics confirms how amazing it is. It's refreshing to see s model in an urban setting especially when it is modelled on a prototypical location. 

It has all the hallmarks of being great it is that amazing. 

Rich,

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On ‎20‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 2:59 PM, warb said:

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Wow. This is a seriously stunning layout! The above view sums it up - incredibly realistic sense of scale. Drool!!!

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Layout approx 30-32ftx 9ft wit 40 buildings

 

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To add to the comments a great piece of art and hopefully you are proud of it - I know I would be !  Certainly catches the urban feel to a "T"  and I am sure the boys at IRM like the ballast and bubbles ...  

Certainly watch in awe and with interest.

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Robert  

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It is the flats that do it for me. There is absolutely no doubt you're in inner city Dublin when you see them. Unique. Really marvellous.

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Macken Street flats construction with plywood drawers

 

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Brilliant. Just simply brilliant.

Really interesting but effective way the buildings are formed.

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Words fail. But heck "Exorbitantly Fabulous

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The superb buildings and street scape's take this layout to a level I've not seen before.

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Never seen buildings made with drawers before, but hugely effective. Am now going through all the things one might keep in there!

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Ingenius, allows you to populate and interior decorate the rooms over time too!

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Same idea slightly different for the office block on grand canal quay

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Very nice. Can i rent an apartment ? top floor so i can watch the trains.

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I worked from an office on Grand Canal Street about 15 years ago, the staff tea room was on the 3rd floor facing the Boston Yard. I ended up with a squint as I always had one eye on the window🙄.

The Boston Yard became increasingly busy after the Drogheda & Maynooth suburban services were extended to Pearse in the early 1980s both for reversing trains and storing trains trains during the off peak period. Most of the MK3 Push pull fleet were stored on the relief lines between Pearse & the Boston Yard after working the peak hour services from Drogheda. 

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Pearse station with roof off

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sandwith street and erne street photos

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26 minutes ago, warb said:

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Atlas make some nice fine fencing for those frontages - not an exact match, though, but a similar style.

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