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    • This weekend I came across that issue when placing a 121 class in front of my bulleid open string. By this I realized what distracted me on these really nice opens and also the just arrived tank wagons. Comparing with images of the prototype I could prove the reason is the narrow buffer spacing I mentioned in my mail before. Double checking with an IRM ore and a 42' flat it became obvious the Bulleids Triangular frames suffer from a buffer spacing mismatch. Looking for some information I found that in 1887 the Railway Clearing House (RCH) set the dimensions to those still valid today: Buffer spacing (from buffer centre to buffer centre) = 5 feet 8 inches (1727 mm, 1:76 = 22,7mm) with standard gauge. On Irish broad gauge the buffer spacing is 6 feet 3 inches (1900 mm, 1:76 = 25mm). I picked some older models (British rolling stock by Dapol paited to appear Irish) I had stocked somewhere in the rear of my attic. I saw the IRM Bulleid buffer spacing aligns with the models of British prototypes. Then I checked more images of prototype and compared to available model images. This was disappointing. Carefully looking at these images one can see the narrow buffer spacing on all of the early undecorated models of flats, opens, tank and even the grains and vans seems to have the british spacing. I was so happy with the beet traffic opens I recently got and now 😃 ... 🧐 ... 😱 ... 🙄 ... 🥺 ... 😥 ... 😢 ... 😭 For example compared wagons:       I took the image sections from images in other threads of this forum as well as from the IRM announcment of the bulk grains. Deeply hoping this will be o.k. here in the forum.
    • Seriously thinking of repainting my Provincial Wagons "H" to make a green "H" out of it for a little variety.
    • Stunning looking wagons, really spoilt for choice these days, two packs on order, wasn't going to miss out on these babies, unlike the grain wagons too slow to hit the button, great work once again lads 👍.
    • Hi everyone, Great news! Our latest wagon project from the Bulleid wagon project, the ubiquitous CIE "H Van", is now at decoration stage! These first samples are currently being put together and will be sent to us in the coming week. We will show off the completed samples when they arrive, but these images give you a flavour of what's to come! We're still on track for a Q4 2024 delivery and pre-orders are coming in fast. Secure yours for a no money down below, with each triple pack priced at just €89.95 each, with 10% off when you order two packs or more and free Irish postage and packaging. An incredible piece of value for money for highly detailed, accurate Irish wagons. Pre-order yours here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/h-van Cheers! Fran 
    • Have you propped up the roof supports with cork? IIRC there was an issue where you’d raised the track but not the roof therefore it was just too low to allow some of your stock under.
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