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While going through old photos(quality not great) i found  photos of the original greystones layout when  i started. If the baseboards look familiar the now have barrow street on them which were built in 1989/90 and still have not given any problems.This was before murphy models/IRM ect and all was scratched built.If i find any more photos  i will post them.

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That layout was a fabulous representation of Greystones. Really captures the essence of the place very accurately. Impressive Irish rolling stock for 1990s, very resourceful. 

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I also know this location well as it's my local station, and this was an extremely accurate representation of it around that time. Amazing modelling skills. What happened to all the buildings after it was dismantled?

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The April 2004 issue of British Railway Modelling had a free supplement entitled Modelling Irish Railways and Greystones was one of the featured layouts.

Stephen

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Great to see photos of the layout, which at the time was groundbreaking at the time in modelling an Irish station and its environment to a reasonably uniform standard in near to scale length. 

The layout was a great example by what was achieved by determined modelers when few suitable kits or rtr models were available.

Around the same time another group of MRSI members were batch building 201 Class diesels to a high standard in plasticard on Athearn SD45 Chassis.

One of the records set was researching, building and completing a 2750 Class railcar in a far faster time than it took IE to get the prototype cars into service after their arrival at Inchacore.

The surprising thing is that despite a high level of exposure at exhibitions and the BRM article, very few people on this news group appear to have seen or were aware of the existence of the  layout.

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John 

Memoires the good old days when they only way was to have a go yourself. I have photos of the 2700's single car and twins and 201's prior to paddy's 201 also some buildings have survived from greystones

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