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  1. I've been having a look at the Taras today and decided to have a look at them coupled with the supplied coupling bars. They look 100% better and unobtrusive compared to the TLC. They also give closer coupling. If you want to run fixed rakes and don't need kadees give them a try. Rich,
    5 points
  2. Wishing all Irish railway modellers a Happy new year from the Chief operating officer of Tara junction. Here are a selection of photos from the Christmas and New year period which seen an intensive passenger timetable on the lead up to Christmas eve and some New years eve freight liner operations. The passenger operation seen over 40 passenger carrying vehicles with a total seating capacity of 2,806 excluding EGV and GSVs, The use of the 10 piece MK2 a/b set was a welcome addition alongside a MK3 3 piece push/pull hauled/pushed by 234. On the freight side there were six tra
    4 points
  3. Talking to paddy at the show he is optimistic we will see the 121 shortly I would be happy to wait a while to get a proper loco done then to go back to the days of a repainted class 33 with the likes of murphy models and now Irish railway models it wont be long till every loco wagon emu dmu and passenger carriage are produced for us all as time goes on
    3 points
  4. Anything Murphyish I have is real quality - I'm sure we won't have to worry on that score. With an A imminent, a C would be next and also without doubt we need RTR AEC cars and 80 class. These were the two "must-have" railcars for any layout wanting accuracy.
    1 point
  5. Hi Eoin. Yes, the laminates were equipped with dynamos and battery boxes when originally built and while some were converted to T.L., others retained these until withdrawn. Here are a couple of photos of 1455 and 1469 in Black & Tan with dynamos and battery boxes. The photos were taken in 1979.
    1 point
  6. Wow! Superb job, and yes, had it been green, no gennies. Only in BnT.
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  7. Y Yes they had dynamos and battery boxes some were later fitted with TL lighting but many would keep the batteries/ dynamo until they were withdrawal in the mid 1980's . Great work on the laminate
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  8. First Parts of 2019! Happy New Year to you all...... Brass parts cut out of .39mm brass sheet, needing a bit of an edge clean up, fold, and then solder. All done, with a .5mm brass shaft to be soldered in when going onto the chassis. Making the mould to cast the tanks in whitemetal was then done and the first casts tested today! Placed on the chassis to check final location. And screw coupling linkage- I have a packet of these MJT etched kits and this is a good excuse to try them, their a bit fiddly but look good when finished. Not sure h
    1 point
  9. The code number is the height of the rail measured in thousanths of an inch. Therefore code 100 = 100/1000 inch high (one tenth of an inch). This scales out as 7.62" in 4mm scale. Code 75 = 75/1000 inch high (Slightly more than one thirteenth of an inch high) This scales out at 5.7" in 4mm scale. Perhaps someone can advise the actual height of prototype rail for comparison.
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  10. Just pulled some photos together from over the past year, a lot more has been happening than I even remember! And this isn't even including all the Accurascale stuff! 2019 is going to be nuts!
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  11. Just bear in mind you'll lose the cab lights and probably headlights at one end. From what I've read the TTS decoders only have 3 functions. Yeah you could use the TTS speaker once it fits in the shell. The factory installed one isn't great anyway.
    1 point
  12. 071 and 073 on tara duties on the stunning Ballybeg layout VIDEO0142.mp4
    1 point
  13. Finally managed to get mine out of their boxes today and give them a spin on my Dads layout. I've said it already, but after seeing them running I really have to say it again. These are absolutely stunning models, the detail is just phenomenal.
    1 point
  14. Just back in from the shed, all embankments looking less like cliff-faces. David, as you say - easily remedied now. Glad I done it! Broithe, thanks for an interesting article also.
    1 point
  15. Scalefour stores do both sizes in ply also. P4 Track Co do packs of ply sleepers also. All the track I surveyed had 4 bolt chairs and P4 Track Co produce these also.. If you want to make a start on a little plank or diorama with a lenght of plain track download Templot and print a plain track template to get you started. It would be a nice project to start the new year with. With the encyclopedic knowledge JHB possess I am sure he will have lot's of ideas to mull over the festive period. Rich,
    1 point
  16. Our Technical Director decided to celebrate his birthday (Happy Birthday Richie!) by weathering some of our Tara Mines wagons, and how spectacular do they look? The dirt elevates them even higher! Richie used gouache wash and weathering powders to finish.
    1 point
  17. One of those little things that can often be overlooked on a layout, but make all the difference when they look as good as that. But maybe that's just me, I've got a bit of a thing for Buffer Stops
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  18. IRM Cement Bubble wagons arrived on the layout this evening. They are stunningly sublime. Stephen, Richie, Patrick and Fran take a bow. The detail is up yet another level Looking forward to 'gently' weathering these The detail for model wagons is just beyond belief. Look at the reading on the pressure gauge. And the underside . . . words are insufficient. Well done team IRM - class product. PS: There was no cement inside any of mine
    1 point
  19. Hi Tony This is a very old photo, but it shows one example of what can be made to fit with Peco flexitrack and points, especially when combined with curved points. Possible with code 75 or code 100. (sorry about blurred focus). On Dave's post above his code 75 sublimely ballasted when viewed side on or at a shallow angle looks the real deal. Noel
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  20. Noel, it wasn't that Peco needs more space, it is the availability of pointwork. On smooth flowing curves I found it hard to find a point to give me the sidings or crossover I required. So at every instance I had to compromise the curve slightly. I do agree totally with the argument here on 21mm vs. 00 - maybe I'm only day dreaming, again.
    1 point
  21. Some old pics of Loughrea, an end to end 21mm MRSI Layout It was in the process of being stripped before being displayed at the Dun Laoghaire show. The baseboards to the left are for the O Connell St layout to give you some idea of size Also there is a small fiddle yard behind the far Loughrea sign.
    1 point
  22. No prizes for guessing my view on this JB - just do it! If wary about track, phone Marcway in Sheffield. They custom made my points for Arigna for not a lot more than Peco. They are robust and self isolating, so no extra switches required and can be operated by wire in tube so overall cost no more than if points motors are used . Plain track can easily be made using copper clad sleepers, or C&L components, which only require glue. A 21mm roller gauge will be needed, but again, Marcway could turn one of those for you if you didn't"t want to make your own. For Arigna, I filed a th
    1 point
  23. I was fortunate to be able to acquire a small sample of the deep blue paint that is applied to the real 216,and with thanks to Des at SSM for the transfers, my 216 is now finished, it is seen here propelling a Mk4 set out of the platform at Tara junction station this morning.
    1 point
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