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    2. What's happening on the network?

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    3. Photos & Videos of the Prototype

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  3. Railway related Modelling

    1. Bus models

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    3. Buildings and kits of buildings

      A forum for discussion, dissemination and build blogs for railway related and layout buildings and kits

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    4. Aviation & Maritime Modelling

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  4. Non Irish Railway Modelling

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      Official stockists in Ireland of Irish Railway Models and related items.

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    • Not suggesting you copy me, because dropper wires to an under baseboard bus, is the correct convention as Alan says. However, in building over a dozen layouts over the years (and taking them to over 100 exhibitions), have never used the approach. Instead, just solder wires to each track section and then run them to tag strips under each baseboard. Power goes to the tag strips from the controller and transformer. Any track joints in each section are soldered too.  Taking layouts to shows involved repeat dismantling and reassembling of baseboards, with the electrical connections between them achieved with multiple computer D plugs and sockets. Over the years, have had the (very) occasional failure of a solder joint, but easy to find and fix.
    • It's good news for those of us who can't be bothered with lettering/numbering our stock.
    • I wouldn't be giving out too much, about the auction houses, they basically don't have a clue about railways. They sell a load of absolute shite. Buyer beware. I've bought a lot of non railway stuff from the South Dublin auctions. They're completely legit, great to deal with, clueless about railways, so a lot of junk, but pearls amongst the swine. Victor Mee is the same, that LYR poster about Bray looks legit though, upon close up. This is 100% genuine, bought from South Dublin, like I said, pearl amongst swine.   
    • Busy traffic through Malahide this afternoon…. IMG_1069.mov
    • I think they all have toilets...........
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