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  1. Ah, I was just about to have a tattoo done on the back of his right hand - "It's not 21mm, it's 1600."
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  2. Eoin is with me this morning, working on Greystones project [need a few more trees] Eoin is embarrassed . He is overcome with demand for his unique skills and has an array of projects awaiting finishing and starting [JHB!] even. Wile he appreciates the offer of employment but feels honour bound to decline. I fear some will be driven to homicide if he accepts the opening. And I need someone to fix my trees.
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  3. Dark Blue number 27504 (Might be a digit in front of that!). It features in the extra bit added on to the latest version of the Markle video "Irish Rail Archive Volume 6 SUGAR BEET UPDATED" This covers 1984 to 2005 with plenty of A Class coverage and also views inside the Beet unloader at Mallow and on top of the loading gantry at Wellington Bridge. Ernie
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  4. Cut my plywood baseboards this afternoon to form my embankment along the North Cabin. In this very area my grandfather had a nissan hut which was his permanent way store, he was the foreman ganger. Beside him was the Carpenters store which was occupied by Billy Caldwell. Joe McGrew, the shunter had names for all the sidings - and he still remembers how many wagons they could hold - Middle Road (42) - Convent Siding (16) - Cattle Beach (19) - Down Road (18) - Up Straight 12) - Outside Road (12) - Derry Siding (26) - The Gullet (20)
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  5. Hi Broithe, Eoin said, "Yea, real life is bigger!".
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  6. A Kelly/Hamil Gauge O 0-6-2 Tank Loco was in the workshop for coupling rods, wheel weights, and break gear upgrades;- On arrival After the survey & research was carried out a drawing was prepared to cnc the main parts from .5mm nickel silver and Tufnol for the shoes. All done and cleaned up The coupling rods are made up of 3 laminates, a jig was prepared to hold the laminates as they were sweat soldered together. Aluminium rods to appropriate size were inset on the jig board, the parts were covered with 180deg solder, then clamped in the ji
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  7. I think that thread may have been one of the photobucket casualties. There might be a copy over on the Irish RMweb forum.
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  8. The MRSI will hold their Annual open day tomorrow at the club rooms on Dorset St Mainly for the O Gauge modellers but the clubrooms will be open to anyone, especially anyone thinking of joining the club Some OO lines will be open for running (DC & DCC) so bring along your models and give them a run Refreshments will be provided Enjoy!
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  9. Hi Here is my prototype Storage Cassette, I have made this for a chap who has a number of slinky long trains on his layout, every time he goes to remove them from the track another coupler breaks or springs go flying- as for the Tram in the photos! It is also a manual loader to get the trains off/on the track without lifting them- one drives the train backwards into the cassette until the motor bogie disconnects from the track and then its pushed by hand the rest of the way, going onto the track is the reverse. Each cassette with train in can be stored on shelves to the side......
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  10. Interesting, Tony - that would have been during my dad’s time as District Engineer in Enniskillen.
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  11. I have sent one in on behalf of @murrayec
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  12. Easy, there, Jonathan. We had a talk from Peter Smith in London ten days ago - among the best five talks I've ever attended over sixty years. From the direction he seeks to take IR engineering, I'd say it could be a very exciting place to be in the future. He struck me as a guy well on top of a very diverse and testing job. If the politicians give him some backing, the Irish people will have a great railway to travel on in the future.
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  13. He'd be overqualified. I'd like to see one o'those Inchicore types produce finescale kits like he does!
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  14. Do you actually need to remove the coupler mount to fit the plate? I think the blanking plate just clips in front of the mount.
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  15. Marks models can get display cases in various sizes to order. Most suppliers don't deliver because of the glass content so need to be collected. The large LIVARNO LIVING one on the Lidl web site looks like it could be wall mounted, stand on the floor or an a wall situated side board of some kind.
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  16. I've a vague notion it was a dark bluish or grey colour at first, but (filthy!) brown at the end.
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  17. The gable wall of Omagh Goods Shed was a real landmark structure. Why not model the building in low relief as a background structure as you did on both of your earlier layouts? It does not matter if the shed is only long enough to take one or two wagons, the interesting section where all the action takes place is around the signal box between the platform ends and overbridge at the North end of the station. You could always reduce the shed to HO (1:87) proportions to increase the illusion of depth.
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  18. Pick a smaller GNR(I) Goods Shed from elsewhere. You're not exhibiting so modellers licence is applicable. A massive shed like what you propose above will dominate the scene to the detriment of the overall visual. R
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  19. Ok, very nearly there! All glazing, buffers and detail parts have been attached, sound chip has been installed and is working fine but needs to have a suitable file loaded to it. I also attached steps to the bogies, these were made from repurposed HO caboose ladders. Here's some pics of 019 sitting on the tracks.... I had a bit of an issue with the lighting. Specifically, the Hornby PCB that I used is wired with a negative common as opposed to a positive. My homemade led boards were wired positive so they had to be scrapped. I installed the boards and soldered in the connecti
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