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    • Have a couple somewhere Michael, where are you based, I am in D5
    • I can't find any evidence of it online now, but I do remember another prison near here having a very successful art facility in the 1980s, with the intention of rehabilitating offenders. This ran well for many years - until it was discovered that a lot of the paintings, which were done in the style of minor, but collectable, artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, were being given to visitors quite innocuously, but then sold through several galleries in London as genuine items.
    • Prisoner has escaped from Mountjoy and Gardai are looking into the Mater . 
    • Same colour, normal orange. See photos above with carriages and an A class for comparison. All orange, all weathered! A point for the purist; the bogies painted black with blue and green bits is a modern variation. When operating with the CIE containers, B & I or Bells, the bogies were all brown. Presumably variations of both are included?
    • Back in the 70s a suspect bank robber tried to hide on a construction site while being pursued by the Gardai. Suspect runs into a house picks up a set of plasterers tools and starts plastering a wall, the plasterer and his mate had just left the house to have a break. Special Branch Officer then runs into the house and asks the "plasterer" if anyone had run into the house before recognising and arresting the suspect.
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    • Bob229

      Hello as a newby to the forum, would anyone know the days/times when the Liner trains depart Ballina,  Thanks 
      · 3 replies
    • leslie10646  »  jhb171achill

      Jon
      I'm considering doinng a six wheeler or two after the cattle - probably GSWR first - a third and a brake would seem a good option and nice to stick behind your J15?
      L
      · 2 replies
    • K801  »  StevieB

      hello, do you still have some spare IRM ballast hoppers I could buy thanks?
      · 1 reply
    • leslie10646  »  Colin R

      I've had a look - about 4/5 show buildings including the works, shed and one behind the Donegal-bound platform.
      L
      · 1 reply
    • WaYSidE

      Model-Eat-IRM-Sleep-Kids-Work-Eat-Kids-Model-Eat-IRM-Sleep
      dont ask, i have specific reasons for this strange method of building
      small Attic  , It just fits 2 x 9x5 boards and a short mid section with an extra few meter runs both sides in holes in walls into small side attics. 2 levels built, 3rd is planned
      Track = >100 metres peco 100 track all mostly laid, star shape bus, 2.5 and 1.5 twisted bus, block wiring, two rail isolated gaps, 7 metre bus runs including track, too many insulfrogs , 80% of layout is wired above board, due to low ceiling and it being kids layout, while I sorta understood 'power divisions' and the difference x circuit breakers and then track occupancy requirements, as most is manual, i'v left all that to the latter part of the build, which is where I am now at, i use sand to level tracks and underlay for ballest
      when i get the next section of track layed i will upload it to IRM







      · 0 replies
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