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  1. Thanks for the supportive comments lads, its much apprechiated. The photo's are an accumulation of work on the layout over the past 2 or 3 years, mainly in the winter months as other hobbies take over when the sun is out. I've been trying different modelling techniques over this time. Originally I was using printed imagery on card, which is a very nice and quick way of working but a family of Silverfish (all 1000 of them) took up residence in the attic and love anything starchy like photo's or printed material. This drove me nearly mad and nearly away from the layout altogether as ev
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  2. Update of buildings on barrow street.
    6 points
  3. I've been promising to show some progress photo's on this for a while, so better late than never.
    4 points
  4. Pals at WMRC gently hinted that a change of back scene might look better when photographing models off the workbench or out of the paintshop so here are one or two updates. Thank you WMRC pals for the present of a roll of back scene.
    3 points
  5. Sean, It's a joy to see you back in gear again, and doing an absolute stonking job to boot. Between yerself doing "De real capital" and Warb doing the "other one", we are really seeing two layouts that do a fabulous trick of having a model, that just happens to have a railway running through it, seemingly blending the ordinary day to day with the railway as "almost incidental". It's bloody fantastic workmanship, dedication, and research. richie. (The lads sent me the link to the thread whilst in Lisbon airport, (I wasn't surveying aul trams @BosKonay ) and as soon as I saw a t
    3 points
  6. Spend the last few days tearing the hair out of my head in immense frustration with a new Z21 system. There is nothing wrong with the Z21, it actually seems a very good system just totally unsuitable for my needs on a new shunting layout. Totally my own mistake for choosing the wrong system. Easy peasey to hook it all up and get it working, but the first main problem was attempting to drive trains using a touch screen phone cab user interface for shunting and uncoupling stock using kadee uncoupling magnets which require a degree of precision that touch screen throttle just does not give compar
    2 points
  7. I'd say you'll probably have time for one in Matt Molloy's.....
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  8. The Wexford Model Railway Club's Easter Exhibition 2019 is shaping up to be the best yet with the following exhibits booked to date: 32 Layouts (17 new to show) Ballyclare OO Irish SDMRC DART in N/OO Irish Eoin Murray Tramway layout OO M.R.S.I Grunburg OO9 German John Gough Ulster MRC Alpine Memories HO/Hon Austrian Herbert Alexander Somme Sidings OO9 France Bobby Beegan Die Schneeweissbahn N German David Wynne Bog-road Level Crossing OO Irish Eamonn Redmond WMRC Past-Avenue OO Irish Enda Byrne/Siobhan McCann WMRC Modern-Image UK N Wayne T
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  9. A bit more progress tonight. Body soldered up. Solebar overlays sweated on and early stages of cosmetic running gear ...
    2 points
  10. Graffiti on the way
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  11. Hi, after my Select packed in within short time of getting it, , i spent along time , researching what next, and ended up with Z21, since I wasnt used to any other controler, i love it, esp with MM engines on slow, but i not yet doing kadee couplers, i learnt fast to have very clean screen on mobile, I also got new multimas, but since it arrived with damaged screen it took 12 months to get replaced, and still in box as i doing major works trying to get layout working, so no controlling since before December. There are at least two downloadable apps for Z21, and I use both, as we have 4 ca
    1 point
  12. why not sell beer, by the reaction you got from everyone so far, you could sell day tickets (as already suggested/requested) to visit your layout, and charge extra for d beer, if you rent out a net to catch silver fish as well, Beer, trains and fishing, .. Cork would never be so good
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  13. Looks interesting. Can't wait to see the results.
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  15. I'm still awaiting the next train to Achill.....
    1 point
  16. Scahalane, when I got home tonight, I had a look at all 5 pages, of your layout on a better screen n faster upload, i read every comment going back since u started, like everyone else i am totally gobsmacked n amazed not only at your skills, the layout design, it's build, more so the atmosphere you have created, thank you for sharing, then I realised my photo joke may be taken in bad taste, I didn't know you had used photos, I didn't mean that at all at all at all, ,, please forgive. You started with H' Select controller, admitted you needed to fast track learn Dcc, wiring took ages, n t
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  17. A case of now you see it......and now you don't......
    1 point
  18. Yes you are correct about the previous layout-after arrival of the last passenger train from Heuston on the main platform, the train would be propelled back out towards the Manulla end and driven to the loop where the Mk3 set was stabled for the night, The locomotive was then uncoupled and operated to the ''dock' 'siding
    1 point
  19. As Westport station lies on a steep gradient falling towards the station, the catch point is situated facing where the timber train and Belmond train locomotives are stabled and in the event of the train running away it would divert the runaway from fouling or colliding with any rolling stock which may be stabled on the opposite line. The same applies for the two other catch points which are located at the Manulla end of the station on the main and loop platform roads.
    1 point
  20. Congratulations, Sean, that is truly remarkable - I wish that the late Drew Donaldson (who modelled CIE, but WITHOUT scenery) could see it. Of course, he would not be keen on the line of Paddy diesels in Glanmire shed. You'll have to get a gang of your mates on this site to bring their J15s, Woolwiches, CBSCR 4-6-0Ts and 800s (there are a few around?) to fill the shed throat with steam locos for an unrepeatable model photo shoot! Completely recreates a very well-known scene.
    1 point
  21. Superb modelling well done
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  22. OMG, that is just amazing. Keep up the good work and most of all, enjoy
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  23. Here are a couple more B132 at Ballaghaderreen on the same day, 8 June 1961 but on different film stock. Note the subtle colour difference either at the time or on the film changing over the 58 years. Ernie
    1 point
  24. The loco is way too clean and would benefit from a bit of weathering. Unless the owners are intent on keeping it in out of the box condition of course!
    1 point
  25. Have you no consideration, as to how most of the rest of us are feeling right now, All I see are old prototype photos placed under someones attic. Wheres the model layout you promised? You even went to the trouble of having jars of scenics on a shelf to make us believe its a model. garage is sublime
    1 point
  26. Well, that was worth waiting for, a fantastic layout. Some long days and nights completing that, well done
    1 point
  27. Super layout - can it be shown at exhibitions?
    1 point
  28. Modelling on a scale heretofore I have never seen on this or any other model railway site, breathtaking comes to mind, cometh the moment, cometh the man...
    1 point
  29. Absolutely stunning Sean!
    1 point
  30. The Steps up beales Hill and the cutting is Sublime!!
    1 point
  31. Outstanding, excellent.
    1 point
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  33. Wow thats a work off art a masterpiece
    1 point
  34. Oh my. Give us more, please!
    1 point
  35. One word... Masterpiece.
    1 point
  36. The final details have been added and Diesel Depot is now complete and ready for exhibiting! I will post pictures of the layout in CIE, IR and IE mode over time.
    1 point
  37. The layout or 8ft x 2ft test track cum display was dismantled many years ago as other projects and growing children needed the space. Here is another view; the locos as previously mentioned have all moved on. Ernie
    1 point
  38. Not Glengarriff! but another old modelling photo which might be of interest I have just come across . 7mm O gauge PP & JT outside shed based on Enniskillen GNRI shed . Most of the stone/brick work on the shed front was made from individual pieces of plastikard. I must have had more time in those days - working full time and with 5 bairns, 2 dogs, rabbit , Guinea pigs, ferrets and rats and the wife to keep amused! (ER not necessarily in that order- nearly shot myself in the foot!) Ernie
    1 point
  39. Summary of steps used to weather my orange MM mk2 EGV. Not necessarily the most efficient nor the best way, but the way I tried after reading lots of helpful posts on here by some of the forums experienced and professional paint gyrus. Lots of scary fun but a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
    1 point
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