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  1. 0117079 will shortly be ready for traffic-It was on the load bank at Inchicore last Friday.
    3 points
  2. Bit more work done yesterday on the SSM wagons. I am awaiting some bogies for the Barrier wagon, but the Ammonia is moving. Also, added to the scene is a part built SSM 42' flat, of which I have 3 or 4 to build.
    3 points
  3. Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a chat and a purchase today, we had queues of people saying hello and placing orders. Lots of people waited patiently to talk and place orders too as Patrick and myself talked to other customers and we really appreciate that. We got to catch up with familiar faces and made new friends too. It’s a great show and the North Down Model Railway Society should be congratulated once again. We’ll be back tomorrow with bubble special offers and Plough, Tara and Accurascale preorders! Cheers, Fran
    2 points
  4. OK change of mind. I've decided I'm not happy to compromise on the kadee height on the Ballasts I converted earlier. Aside from the trip pins being too high for magnets to operate uncoupling, visually the coupler in the NEM pockets are almost the same height as the buffers which visually clutters these lovely models and doesn't look right. I have now followed IRMs advice and glued the kadee no 18 under the NEM pockets. This is much closer to the correct Kadee height gauge. IRM Ballasts after conversion to Kadee No 18s GLUED UNDER the NEM pockets - gap greatly reduced enhancing the look of a rake. Coupling now matches loco heights and other stock on the layout which will facilitate shunting and marshalling. It took a while but I saw the light. I did some running tests today and this coupling distance runs runs perfectly on the layout including on the few short radius Peco streamline points I have. Also tested ok on some spare 2nd radius curves. Happy days. Shows no 18s glued to underside of the NEM pockets. You will need to file off the thin IRM logo on one of the NEM pockets. Matches loco perfectly now so no risk of uncoupling at changes of gradients, or when coupled to other rolling stock. Comparison between using the NEM pockets or IRMs recommended fix of gluing the kadee's to the underside of the NEM pocket. This visually looks much better as the coupling is below buffer height. I'll have to weather all the newly installed kadee's now! It really is worth the time to iteratively trail and error Kadee conversions especially extensive running tests on shortest radius curves on the layout, and with other rolling stock both being hauled and pushed. Will do the same fix with the IRM cement wagons and the ploughs in due course. I understand the Tara's have the NEM pocket at the correct height. PS: Kadee no 17s would only work on vary large radius track and only if also glued under the NEM pockets because they cannot plug into the NEM pocket without removing the lovely cosmetic coupling hook.
    2 points
  5. other photos towards barrow street/grand canal dock
    2 points
  6. Finally got around to finishing off the SSM plough vans during the week. You'll probably notice from the plough underneath that I had made a start on weathering these, but then decided to leave it at that. Reason being, I have my pack ordered from IRM and thought it made more sense to hold off and do a job on them as they will be running with my Ballast Wagons eventually. Anyway here's a couple of pics of the now completed vans.
    2 points
  7. Only 2 071s are now left in the freight livery with 075 only just gone in in recent days and all cab panels stripped off already. 074 and 086 are the last two in line. 079 and 072 are in the works painted up awaiting final finishing before re entering traffic.
    1 point
  8. Videos - Irish modelling layouts. North irish OO gauge layout.
    1 point
  9. Fab photo of 079 Noel. It really is great to see 071s being overhauled and especially that they are needed for future traffic. If I never saw another photo of an ICR I wouldn't even notice, but these GMs are epic machines. Impressive work by the IR engineering team. The loco looks like new.
    1 point
  10. 17.3.18. Ballast Cleaning Work Knockmore Area Lisburn.
    1 point
  11. a few construction photos
    1 point
  12. some photos of barrow street forgive the quality
    1 point
  13. Was never a major fan of the black and silver but this pic of 074 has been my screensaver for a long time now. It's great to see the 071s getting TLC. 074 North Wall Ballina Liner 28082017 by franburke, on Flickr
    1 point
  14. Studio scale models 42 FT Flat wagon. I had a go at building the 42 FT brass flat wagon and i soldered it to give it more strength. There were a few modification made but just small things. I put in plastic blocks for the bogie screws to go into so no nut would be needed. It is pained in a new condition but it will be lightly weathered. So here are a few pictures to look at.
    1 point
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