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  1. 21 points
    Some good news people: Model of the Decade, no less
  2. 17 points
    Hi everyone, Exciting news this morning! We will be stocking the exciting forthcoming range of Murphy Models 121 Class locomotives in OO gauge! A total of 12 running numbers across 5 liveries will be available to order from us, as well as the DCC decoder and two different sound chips! Our price for these models in €189.95 with free postage in Ireland and the UK included! Read more about these lovely locomotives and how to place your pre-order here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/blogs/announcements/irm-to-stock-murphy-models-121-class-locomotives (And before the rumour mill goes into overdrive, IRM has NOT taken over Murphy Models) Cheers! Fran
  3. 17 points
    Hi all. It has been quite some time since I've been on here. (This has been down to some general fatigue and aches and pains, along with a hectic family life, new job and just not having much time) . Any way, I felt less and less like going to the attic, so I took the decision to run down the attic layout and work on a simple micro layout that could be stowed away easily. My mind was made up when my father in law gave me a stock of wood off cuts including a number of ply boards cut to about 8" by 3ft , and some more a little shorter. As soon as I saw them I started thinking "layout, layout". I'm recycling most railway items from previous efforts to keep the cost down. Here's a few snaps of work so far:
  4. 17 points
    Work started back on the last office building Harmony Court on Harmony Row/Brunswick Place which was one of the first buildings started a long time ago. As Time moved on different methods of construction would now be used if i was starting to build it now.
  5. 17 points
    Another small bit done adding detail to the layout
  6. 15 points
    Cork Waterford goods crosses beet empty at Grange.
  7. 15 points
    It's been such a shock the news of Anthony’s sudden and unexpected passing. Anthony was the first person I met and spoke to when I first attended the IRRS’s well known Tuesday ‘Library Night’, more than 10 years ago now. For newcomers, the IRRS can be very daunting, but Anthony welcomed me with great enthusiasm, he being warm, sincere and friendly, for which many people can no doubt testify. You could chat to Anthony on any railway or transport subject, no matter how obscure or broad the subject was. I vividly remember he was thrilled to speak to me and about my ‘eiretrains’ website, so much so he spoke that very evening to senior IRRS personnel, suggesting to them I might be worth becoming involved in the society. This kind gesture of Anthony’s, so typically of him, subsequently led to me to have many fulfilling years in the IRRS, the majority of which I had the pleasure of spending with Anthony volunteering in the archives, as well as travelling together on railtours, Society outings and a few memorable ‘chases’, of which now I wish we might have had more of, not to mention soccer matches (he Rovers, I Bohs). I find it hard to believe it was just this time last year Anthony and myself welcomed the All-The-Stations duo Vicki and Geoff to the IRRS premises. We’d been let down by other documentary and TV people before, but not this time, they did us proud; Anthony was brilliant and we both beamed with pride as we showcased the mammoth task that is preserving the historical archives and library that makes the IRRS. It was something we both wanted to achieve so much. Many of the positive things in the IRRS often come about because of individual initiatives and sacrifices the tiny number of volunteers undertake (and I mean tiny). It’s the sort of stuff that’s hardly documentary and not often appreciated, particularly when only the ‘end product’ is visible. Anthony was one of these volunteers, who gave freely countless hours to the Society, promoting the work of the IRRS, improving its image and saving innumerable quantity of historical records of all formats for well over 10 years. He gave me great support and encouragement and his loss to us will be particularly hard, but even more so for his wonderful family, whose heart I feel for the most at this present time. May he Rest in Peace. With his son Oisín, whose holding the famous IRRS headboard (made of letters from Greenore signal cabin), on the August 2017 IRRS railtour, and below, the friendly smile and wave enjoying the IRRS 80 Class railtour in 2011.
  8. 14 points
    While working on harmony court sod law I discovered that i ran out of materials. So to keep going in the lock down work commence on scratch building class 8100 Dart units.
  9. 13 points
    First mock up of wall glazing to harmony court
  10. 13 points
    I picked up this 1:76 scale loader about a year back. The colour was horrendous and needed sorting. So I went to work.
  11. 13 points
    DMU friday on barrow street
  12. 12 points
    Couple of pictures of current stage of construction of layout. Hard standing all provisionally in place, drains, cable trunking, relay boxes, point motors and pathways in place. Oil tank scratch built from 35mm pvc waste pipe with ends from a Dapol prestwin wagon fitted walls constructed from Wills cement render and block plasticard. Track rust painted. All fixtures and fitting are by no means finished and require further detailing. Shed also having side windows fitted. TDR
  13. 12 points
    After using my small N gauge layout at shows I have always wanted a large HO layout. So taking so much needed time out I started to build one. It's 5mtr x 1.5mtr or 16' 5" x 5' Its not based on anywhere, has lots of shunting potential. It will have a saw mill on one end with a paper mill in the middle and a loco maintenance depot at the other end.
  14. 12 points
    Photo of boston sidings with dmu stock awaiting their next turn.
  15. 12 points
    Hello people, I am a new member here. I go by the name Arbhin and am dutch. After many years of little to no modeling I am working on restarting again. Once (long time ago) I got a present for my birthday: A H0 basic train set, which I played for several years until I found Scale N. Since 1990 there about I am fiddling with layouts, tables, brands etc. Until I went to college, music etc never found time for modeling again. Now, after years I want to start with module-making and scratch building. I suppose I have many questions that I will ask you people here and I hope to present you with the updates of my modules as they progress.
  16. 12 points
    Studio Scale Models 30 ton ICE brake van, the latest addition to the layout.
  17. 12 points
    I bought a Peco turntable kit a couple of years ago with the hope of converting it to look somewhere in the ballpark of the turntable that was at Kent station Cork. Its very over scaled and a bit toy like but a good starting base for a bit of kit bashing. The Kit! The support girders are the wrong shape so required a bit of chop and paiste. The turnatable well is far too deep so required building up the base. I also had to swop the over size wheels for something closer to the correct scale. I used card to build up the levels, and some old hornby set tract for the runner rails. v Plastic card was used to create a sharper edge and pilliput to fill the gaps Fine modelling plaster was used to build up the levels and create a solid base. Evergreen angle and tube were used to create the hand rails. Fine ballast added. In situe in the next stage of my layout. A bit of weathering.
  18. 12 points
    Forgot one dmu
  19. 11 points
    First trial run of class 8100 dart units on barrow street
  20. 11 points
    Buffer beam painting on the Walker;- I first set up paper templates for cutting out the glazing, the templates have holes in- taken from the holes in the window frames for the horn & exhaust brackets, this is done because the glass will go in last after the completed body and parts are fixed n lacquered, the glass needs to fit over the ends of the brackets for flush glazing. Body masked up for painting the beams. White on. Red on with satin black brushed on the ladder and coupler bracket. Unmasked and needed a little clean up on the front running board- I forgot to remove the etch cusp along the edge and the white base colour seeped under the masking and along the cusp! Out with the swab n spirit and slowly removed the white line- remove the cusp next time! Getting ready to fit the detail parts- handrails, door handles, exhausts, badges, vac pipes, lights, and decals. The chassis will also be assembled, pick-ups installed and wired up for test running on the track!!...... Eoin
  21. 11 points
    Mullingar is one of the more unusual stations in Ireland, and offers plenty of modelling opportunity, a junction station at the heart of the MGWR, with a large cattle bank, goods shed, engine shed, a large gantry, the list is long to say the least. My focus is on the Athlone side, although both sides of the station have a lot to offer, the engine shed, goods shed and cattle sidings were all on the Athlone side of the station. Progress has been slow, but it's finally starting to have a vague resemblance. Maedbh makes a visit to Mullingar en route to Galway. The Civil Engineer was on holiday at the time apparently. WIP of the station building on the Dublin side of the station Engine shed and railway terrace under construction, slate roof is dry fitted. Far from finished clearly!
  22. 11 points
    Another elusive wagon that can be see from time to time on the Irish rail network is the bogie carrying 42' wagon, I first saw the real wagon parked on a siding in Ballina having been included in the consist of a liner train from North wall, the wagon would have originated from the wagon works in Limerick. The reason for the wagon being in Ballina was that a few days previous a bogie timber wagon developed a fault with two of its bogies while en route to Ballina from Waterford and needed replacement bogies, the work was done in Ballina freight yard by jacking up one end of the timber wagon and removing then replacing the bogies at both ends, As I have some surplus MIR bogie wagons I decided to construct the frame and to fit it to the wagon, I loaded four spare ''new'' bogies and the wagon was worked to the MPD by locomotive 083, I recently found a photograph I had taken of the wagon which I have included for comparison purposes,
  23. 11 points
    Hi New transfers from Steve , £9.50 a pop looking the deal with V.6 printed plates 3D printed on trasfers, folk will be printing cream teas next ! Stay safe and keep well . Robert
  24. 10 points
    Hopefully I'll manage to get a small layout up and running soon. In the meantime, my fleet to date is below. Missing a pair of 121s.
  25. 10 points
    Its Autumn 1971 on the South Waterford Line. A newly re-engined A class leading a short pickup goods train passes loaded beet wagons at Keilys cross.
  26. 10 points
    Some more scenic work done on the layout today. Later 080 shunts a pair of container flats before 192 and 143 arrive in the loop with a bulk cement train.
  27. 10 points
    I would imagine around the €200 mark can’t be far off nowadays. Look at the prices of Uk and North American models, these markets are massive compared to the Irish one yet the prices have been rising well above inflation for the last few years. We can’t expect Paddy to be produce models at 2014 prices. I for one will buy what I can afford and support this fantastic effort by a one man band.
  28. 10 points
    Hi all, This was a pressie for my Fathers 70th, 5 years ago and he is just not up to the job due to MS and poor Memory, I did not want to push him to finish it as he is just not able so after some cafeful discussion he asked would I take it on so this is the next project. It is a bit model, There is a Mark 3 on the deck for size Comparison. In order to finish this I had to splash out on the follow bits and bobs and you though Trains were expensive!, Add to that Brass wire, replacement Handrail Stanchions and a Step up Converter plus a bit of paint! EF DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST QD20 1:24 Scale 10ft Clinker Dinghy 1 £15.65 / US$19.56 £15.65 / US$19.56 RB017314 14mm bottlescrew with 2mm dia thread fork ends 7 £1.12 / US$1.40 £7.84 / US$9.80 K65409 8.7 x 5.7mm Brass Stud-Link Chain 1 mtr 1 £13.91 / US$17.39 £13.91 / US$17.39 K62212 Brass Shackle 4mm wide x 7mm high (Pack of 2) 12 £5.10 / US$6.38 £61.20 / US$76.50 4125/20 Rigging Cord Natural Hemp 2mm 5mtr 1 £4.14 / US$5.18 £4.14 / US$5.18 GR632 Working 360-degrees lanterns: 17 mm high (Pack of 2) 1 £6.42 / US$8.03 £6.42 / US$8.03 34390 Rigging Cord Natural Hemp 1.25mm 10mtr 1 £2.88 / US$3.60 £2.88 / US$3.60 RB08230 Single derrick block 6.8mm long (Pack of 5) 1 £3.62 / US$4.53 £3.62 / US$4.53 RB01006 6mm dia drilled brass sheave 3 £0.52 / US$0.65 £1.56 / US$1.95 5664/23 360 degree masthead lamp,Dia. 12mm 1 £6.85 / US$8.56 £6.85 / US$8.56 RO1643 Nav lamp set lighting board 30mm long 6v 1 £11.58 / US$14.48 £11.58 / US$14.48 F643 Ships Bell 10mm high x 10mm dia 1 £0.83 / US$1.04 £0.83 / US$1.04 Subtotal £136.48 / Here is the current State of play this am, More done in the past 5 days than 5 years, To be fair he did most of the superstructure for the decks but that was it. I had to strip down a good bit in order to tidy up the splodges of Resin he dropped about the model. ( I hate working with Resin but it is a must) Here are some pictures of the boat. It should looks nice when done and the smoke unit is working away and the lights working. cheers for now. George. Sorry wrong shutter speed on the camera so bit blurry Arrgh.
  29. 10 points
    I started to add colours to the Walker last week. After a good clean down with W5 the bogies were masked up as the wheels are now fixed in and I did not want to paint them, the axles, and the drive gears in the motor bogie. All parts were stuck on sticks to hold in the hand while painting. First a very thin coat of etch primer. Slightly over did it on the body but it was very hard to spray into the detail without this happening- could still faintly see the brass underneath! First undercoat after leaving the etch primer sit for 2 days. Then a little bit of filling on the body and ready for a second undercoat. Second coat done and now for some colour. 2 coats of satin black to the chassis, bogies and coupling rods. Tomorrow the body will be green..... Eoin
  30. 10 points
    I originally painted these figures 8 or 9 years ago. The paint was starting to chop off and I thought I could do better now so I stripped them down and repainted them. Tried to paint the uniforms to resemble ones of IÉ and then applied a wash over them.
  31. 10 points
    A bit of filling, sticking, n scoring the Martello Tower over the weekend! I used Deluxe lightweight foam filler to fix some of the through cuts and other bits. Filling dry and sanded the next bit of detail to the parapet was added, this photo is of setting up a guide line to stick on the detail. Detail on. The corbels to the machicolation being stuck on. Steps for the roof access being cut with a card template to guide the hot wire. I decided to forgo using the styrene racer detail I cut out earlier, I reckon the foam looks better for the granite appearance, so I bent up .8mm steel wire to make the racers which will be stuck down after they are painted a rusty colour. The photo shows using the styrene parts for sizing the steel wire. The upper n lower sections of the tower were finally stuck together and set up for scoring the stone coursing, done on the setting card with centre pin to rotate the tower and then marked the coursing with a sharp pencil lead on the height gauge. Horizontals complete. Verticals done by freehand. The radial scoring was done by making stencils from the drawing to mark off the divisions, five were needed in all. Coursing detail done. And finally a coat of Foam Armour is applied before starting to paint. A few more bits of filling is required in the rooftop gun platform area which will be done after the first coat of paint. Eoin
  32. 10 points
    Feeling even luckier, today!
  33. 10 points
    When regular push pull locomotive 234 was required for examination at the MPD, a suitable replacement had to be found....so 220 was allocated to the push pull MK3 set and it is seen here propelling the set through Tara junction station.
  34. 9 points
    Was going to add this to my workbench thread, but decided it might be interesting to open it out, not least because there have been so many interesting contributions during Lockdown. Essentially, I need at least a couple of new brake vans for Belmullet, mainly because I mostly have SLNCR types from Arigna Town. That said, I was fortunate to acquire three goods brakes from Castle Rackrent and these will form the start of my 1900s period. However, for my 1950s scene, I could do with something non-SLNCR as well, especially as Belmullet is deemed to be a blend of the latter, plus WL&W, MGW and GSR/CIE. So, what have I got? Well, as you can see from the photos, it is a slightly eclectic collection. First, there are examples of all the SLNCR types - two of the drovers' vans [2 & 3], plus road van number 5 and the more conventional double balconied No 6 - the latter with a badly warped roof you will no doubt see... I will probably split these so that two get used in the 1950s and two back dated to the early 1900s. One of Richard Chown's vans is a GS&WR 12 tonner. Its a bit battered, with pieces missing from the roof and balcony, plus a couple of broken steps. It is also rather dirty, so needs a fair bit of TLC. It is interesting though, in being mostly made from wood. The other two vans are decidedly exotic in their maroon livery and salmon pink ends. As far as I can tell, they are ex Dublin & Meath. This railway was leased to the MGW in 1869 & absorbed in 1888, according to my Railway Atlas of Ireland by S. Maxwell Hajducki. Richard seems to have used both vans on Castle Rackrent as part of the 'mail goods', often with WL&W 0-6-0 Shannon in charge, so this is something I'd like to perpetuate. Quite how he saw the two D&M brakes getting to Castle Rackrent is another matter and would certainly be interested to know a little more about them, both the models and the prototype. They are certainly broad of beam, being a scale 9'4" wide over the body. As for my own latest effort, this is an ex GS&WR ten ton brake. Had been hoping to do a MGW one, but don't currently have a drawing of any, apart from the 20 ton version and the curious drovers' types, which seem to be an enlarged version of the Sligo ones - or vice versa perhaps? Anyway, my 10 tonner comes from the old Model Railways article by Tim Cramer. This shows the 12 ton version, which Tim suggests is easily converted to the lighter type simply by reducing the wheelbase from 11' to 9'6.However, as Leslie's 4mm scale kit shows in our Irish Models section, the 10 tonner is substantially wood panelled, rather than the metal T section framing of its heavier sibling. You can see progress thus far in the final picture. However, and more questions yet, what livery should it be for the 1950s? Photos of the model show it as clean, pale grey, with both GSWR and CIE insignia, which can't be right, can it? As for other types of goods brake, while the GNRI ones seem fairly well documented, it seems to me that information is a bit thin on the ground for the rest. For example, I have photo of one on the Courtmacsherry tramway, while as for WL&W types or indeed MGW, Ernie Shepherd's books aren't terribly forthcoming - just two paragraphs for the latter is all we get. So, will await replies with interest and especially the D&Ms and my GSWR ten tonner!
  35. 9 points
    Hi All, Moved house so the railway was put away for along time. Glad to be getting back to it. I'm moving it into the loft in the new house. Baseboards coming soon. Hope everyone is well during these very strange times.
  36. 9 points
    I got back to the Class 800 last week to get ready for some painting;- First I cleaned up the nameplates and filed back those awful edges, that's an incorrect 'a' in there, old Irish script never had an 'a' like that- it was an 'A' like this! Masked off the side window & front brass window frames. And proceeded to mount everything on sticks and things for aholding while apainting. Wheels tyres were masked up and the wheels screw fixed to ply with a washer under, the screw is loose so that the wheels can be rotated. First is the etch primer, a very light coat over everything, but still able to see through to the metal under. Then 3 days later the first coat of enamel primer. Everything. Today was a small bit of filling in readiness for the second primer coat. Some of the smaller parts got a second coat today so next step is a bit of colour...... Eoin
  37. 9 points
    Progress. . . . .
  38. 9 points
    With some surplus bogie wagons becoming available ,I have found other uses for them, The first one is 30001 which has been converted to a winch wagon consisting of two winches at either end for the lifting of old rails, the winches can be posed as can be seen in the following photos, Here we see a Sunday morning operation where C class locomotive 225 has arrived alongside the permanent way gang hauling the winch wagon and the 30 ton brake van, When the gang have dismantled the track panel, the winch wagon is called for to dispose of the old rails.
  39. 9 points
    The other day it was “symphony in grey”. Today it’s “black’n’tan heaven”; an odd description for political history, but very fitting for 20th March 1976 on the railways! Hard to believe this was 44 years ago - seems like yesterday. I took the train from Limerick to Ballina, two weeks before the passenger service was withdrawn between Limerick and Ballina. Then I went back to Dublin. 1. B143 shunting the goods at Tuam. Later, I would see this train at Claremorris. 2. B168 and B16? approach with the up Westport - Dublin. The rain had just started.... 3. Spare coach for Ballina branch at Claremorris. They often kept a spare here - another time I saw a Park Royal sitting in the same spot. 4. That iconic scene at Athenry with up and down crossing. Two weeks more and it was history. 5. The goods seen earlier at Tuam has caught up, but the time I've been to Ballina and back to Claremorris, where it is seen. A pot of tea and a nice hot meal, complete with old metal tray and dribbly CIE teapot await me in the 24xx dining car on the return journey.
  40. 9 points
    Had an email from Railway Modeller today. My article on Fintonagh, with excellent photos by CM Editor Andrew Burnham, will be in the June edition of RM, due out next Thursday.
  41. 9 points
    Inchicore Paint Shop 1939 Off went jhb171Senior for a wee dander, as them‘unns up in the north do say. It’s summer 1939; the British and German governments seem to be talking a lot these days, and there’s some issue on the Czech border. Never mind; university is out for the long hot summer, and the smell of fresh grey lead-based paint entices, amongst the ever present tint of coal smoke hanging over the Inchicore area. And miracle of miracles, Senior actually has his camera with him this day, to witness a symphony in new shiny grey paint, which won’t stay shiny beyond a week in traffic, I dare say. This trio are ready to back into traffic after a major overhaul and repaint.
  42. 9 points
    Update to delivery dates from China just advised: IE Cl. 124,129,134 shipment date mid-June. CIE grey Cl. 121,135 CIE black 125,131 mid-July CIE S/train Cl.126,132. IR Cl. 127,130, 133. End Aug. Stay safe.
  43. 9 points
    Keen to crack on with a new stock project, I knew I had to finish off some scenery first. So I stripped the buildings off and took the chance to photograph 42 in a position that isn’t normally possible with the platform in the way. And you can see one of the things that needed sorted - the levitating building! A problem that can bedevil layouts is not having the buildings embedded into the ground. So everything at Rosses Point has had a bead of DAS clay rubbed into the base to blend it in. I’ve also installed telegraph wires (which have been tightened since the pic!) and a primitive ESB supply pole....and some chickens ...which had a nice informative result. I sent my mother a pic of the chickens as one of my earliest memories is being scared stiff of such things on visits to grandparents in Leitrim. This prompted a reply from her describing how she used to go to Lisgorman Halt with her mother and collect boxes of chicks off the railcar...a story I hadn’t heard before.
  44. 9 points
    A small bit of progress made. Some underlay laid to be followed by track tomorrow and hopefully some power.
  45. 9 points
    I got plenty done this evening, after working from home all day. After I tested the points ( i had to try to off-set one as it was too near the edge - it is working for now) and general running, i was happy to proceed with adding the back scene and sides. I will make an overall cover eventually i think. I then made my first cassette for my simple fiddle yard. Also, as I'm recycling things , I am sorting out a nice Faller cement works kit, adjusted a little to fit. I also made another building from a coke can, some old sprue and the sheets of ties from cheap sandwich bags to make a corrugated building. It's a false entrance- trains wont be able to go through. That's about it for now tomorrow I'm going to work on finishing the buildings I think.
  46. 9 points
    Not the tidiest job on the pallets but it'll do.
  47. 9 points
    My first project on here will be the scratchbuild of MGWR open box wagons, using the drawings in Ernie Shepherd's book, the first two wagons will be completed as locomotive coal wagons which from the photograph in the book show some detail differences to the drawing. So here goes: First off is a photo showing my copy of Ernie Shepherd's book, some notes made for dimensions, together with my TV and the corner of my weathering tray! http:// The second photo was taken during preparation of the sides and ends, plank lines and door outlines scribed in on both sides! The base material is 30thou plastic sheet, this scales out at approximately 2-1/2", which was the common thickness for side and end sheets of wagons in the late-Victorian era. I use an Olfa P-Cutter to scribe the lines as this removes a sliver of plastic rather than indenting a line which usually causes a distortion. Used with care, by angling the P-Cutter its possible to create a prototypical chamfer on the top edge of each plank. The first set of sides/ends are cut out, the second set are in strip form, and three more sets are still on the sheet. http:// The third photo shows the first two sets assembled; these will be the loco coal wagons. I use simple butt corner joints as its far easier to keep the length of the sides and ends correct than if you try to file a chamfer where its easy file too much and accidentally shorten something! I use the grid on the cutting mat to keep things square, and add the floor afterward having measured the internal dimensions of each wagon individually. http:// Photos 4 and 5 show one wagon having had its floor, headstocks and solebars added. The floor is a bit of a cheat in that its cut from Evergreen 100thou (2.5mm) spacing V-groove sheet, 40thou thickness. Its cut 2mm narrower than the internal width of the wagon body, the edges being made up by a strip of 40thou square which is intended to represent a curb rail. Before adding the headstocks and solebars, the underside of the wagon body/floor assembly was sanded smooth on a flat surface so that the underside provides a flat base to mount the headstocks and solebars. These are cut from Evergreen 60thou x 156thou strip, the headstocks are wider than the wagon body, and these are cut over-wide to allow for filing down to the correct dimension using a template. http:// http:// Thats it for now as it's time for dinner - I'll post up some more photos tomorrow showing how I create the corner plates. All the best, Mark
  48. 9 points
    Sadly, Senior's notes are as brief as his photographic list! I have made notes over the years before I forget of everything I know - those who knew him would have known that if you asked him something, he would answer - but he would rarely initiate a conversation, as in "I remember the day I went to Dungiven....." If you didn't know he had been there, any story about it went to the Great Locomotive Shed in the Sky! One trip he did was this: Kingsbridge - Mallow - Tralee. Overnight. Next day, out to Castlegregory, back to the junction, on to Dingle (or maybe the other way round) and back; night mail back to Dublin. This is the full text of the entry in his diary (let's say it was a Saturday 22nd, I can't remember): "Sat. 22nd. Tralee T&D" And that was it! Entries in his diary in the late 1950s and early 60s read like this: 2nd Duncrue St 3rd Hillsboro 4th A St* 5th H'boro 6th Strabane 7th K'begs ..............you get the idea! (* "A St" = "Amiens St Station") So, I am afraid a note is unlikely, but I agree with Lambeg Man that the comments this has thrown up are indeed fascinating - many thanks to all involved. What next for discussion? Next few days is GNR, but there's more to come......!
  49. 9 points
    Completed well nearly! a second OO gauge 2-4-0 No33 Arrow in late MGWR condition. I originally assembled the locos as one of the final test builds for the kit in Oct 18 and decided to motorise the loco in OO. Hopefully I will get around to motorising the second test build as 663 and assemble a 21mm gauge chassis for Arrow at some stage. Before the arrival of larger locomotive the 2-4-0s usually double headed the "Mails" between Broadstone and Mullingar and regularly double headed heavy excursion trains in GSR & CIE days. I think I prefer grey to black for steam locos!
  50. 9 points
    "Bubbles" still one of my favourites
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