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Bit of news on the Fry Model Railway.

Model Rail Baseboards have been commissioned to build the new layout for the Cyril Fry Model Railway Museum. The new layout will be 11mtr long x 4mtr wide in OO gauge.

 

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10 hours ago, Glenderg said:

Ah super, any word on who designed it? ūüėõ¬†

Also a massive thanks to Richie for the design work =D

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16 hours ago, Dave said:

Bit of news on the Fry Model Railway.

Model Rail Baseboards have been commissioned to build the new layout for the Cyril Fry Model Railway Museum. The new layout will be 11mtr long x 4mtr wide in OO gauge.

 

Well done Dave, onwards & upwards...ūüĎć

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Great news. Congratulations to both of you. Having seen the fruits of both of your work it will be smashing, our own Pendon.

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Depends on their budget! Yes, the Fry stuff will be mostly in glass cases. 

The new layout will be 00 scale, thus the Fry stuff of a larger scale wouldn’t be able to operate on it anyway. Careful wording in marketing materials will therefore be of great importance!

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28 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

Depends on their budget! Yes, the Fry stuff will be mostly in glass cases. 

The new layout will be 00 scale, thus the Fry stuff of a larger scale wouldn’t be able to operate on it anyway. Careful wording in marketing materials will therefore be of great importance!

Good news to hear about the new layout under construction and who's building it. :) Presume its Cyril Fry's own antique loco collection that will be  on static display in cases as it was in Malahide castle.  Does anybody know what will happen to the O gauge rolling stock collection that was run on the layout at the castle? (i.e. not built by Cyril Fry himself, but built by volunteers for the former layout at the castle).

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1 hour ago, Noel said:

Good news to hear about the new layout under construction and who's building it. :) Presume its Cyril Fry's own antique loco collection that will be  on static display in cases as it was in Malahide castle.  Does anybody know what will happen to the O gauge rolling stock collection that was run on the layout at the castle? (i.e. not built by Cyril Fry himself, but built by volunteers for the former layout at the castle).

Who knows? Sounds like there'll be nowhere for the O-gauge stuff to run, so maybe it will be disposed of?

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11 hours ago, Horsetan said:

Who knows? Sounds like there'll be nowhere for the O-gauge stuff to run, so maybe it will be disposed of?

It would be nice to have some of it on static display, especially the diesel locos and some selected rolling stock. 

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Static displays will rotate much of his collection. Many of the post-Fry models which ran in Malahide were, apart from being 0 gauge, very crude indeed by any standards. I am not sure what will happen to them but I wouldn’t think they’d be disposed of.

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I just thing it’s fantastic that this has been entrusted to a party with genuine passion and interest and a more than proven track record. Congratulations Dave, it’s in safe hands!!

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3 hours ago, Junctionmad said:

pity its not O gauge 

Exactly

Have to say I am very disappointed that the new version will be OO as opposed to O

Spent many a day in the Castle looking at the original version and to me it should always be an O Gauge layout

I am sure that both Cyril and Tommy Tighe would be turning in their graves at this announcement

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Yeah, a huge pity, but the reality is that the stock is knackered, and as I understand it, what can be displayed will. The other, more practical issue, is that 7mm takes up an enormous amount of space and what's on offer wouldn't do it justice. 

I think the 0 Gauge Wexford layout at Raheny was about the same size as whats available, should give some idea of what might be on offer. 

Lastly, I don't think there'll be any rolling in graves, it's designed in the same spirit as Cyril Fry's original layout, and it's a homage, not a repro. 

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I have a difference of opinion on this matter, but it would be wrong to take up issue on this thread as it relates to the Gauge OO layout of which I'm sure Dave will provide a superb layout as per his brief from the design team.

I and a few others campaigned for retention of a Gauge O Layout for the new facility but it fell on deaf ears- the councillors are more interested in the kudos of the project than getting an understanding of the scale difference and the significance of the Fry Model Layout display and what it could be into the future.

I suggest further debate on the Gauge O matter be carried out on this thread;-

 

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One feature of the original Fry display was that every railway livery that ran in Ireland was shown. Will this be the case with the new set-up I wonder? This is particularly the case given the lack of a National Transport Museum in ROI.

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