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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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A long time ago as part of the MRSI club competition a diorama was constructed which a layout would be made from. The things you do in clubs.

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Listen pal, get back to Barrow Street, try and stay with the programme !!!

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nostalgia , that's what happens when you go through old negatives

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In 2001 the MRSI ran a show in cork to help the local model railway club. Greystones layout attended.

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just a reminder of how it use to be before IRM A class

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Great to see more photos of Greystones, the scratch built locos and stock used on the layout was an improvement of many of the kits that were available at the time.

The Cork exhibition brings back memories, interesting to see some familiar faces!   The late Frank Davis and I connected and exhibited our EM gauge layouts together at the Cork exhibition.

Frank had a nicely detailed Western Region end to end layout, I was in to British outline industrial modelling at the time with a small semi-self contained quarry layout based on the Iain Rice "Bankfoot" plan. Although designed and built in isolation our two layouts connected together and operated together without a hitch apart from one or other of us marshaling a mineral train that was too long for the fiddle yard or run round at the other end.

The joint operation turned out to be such a success that Frank exhibited Wentworth and Bankfoot together at Warley after I moved to New Zealand

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