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  1. Bog Road Level Crossing was the last LC before Youghal,on the Cobh Junction-Youghal line.This layout will be on show at the Wexford Model Railway clubs Easter show this Weekend.The layout is based on the photo in the background,taken in summer of 1978,just before the regular goods trains ceased.I plan to run sound chipped A and C class as well as a 141.Thanks to Richard Wall for the photo.
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  2. Evening folks, Photos from last weekend's RPSI The West Awake Railtour from Dublin to Ballina and Westport have now been uploaded to https://bit.ly/2DfbdY5 The first outing for 2019 brought a pair of 071's in multiple from Connolly to Claremorris with 075 + 082 doing the honours. At Claremorris, the pair was replaced by CIE retro liveried 071 to haul the tour from Claremorris to Ballina and Westport. Later in the day 082 + 075 brought the railtour back to Dublin Connolly from Claremorris. It was another great railtour with excellent timekeeping most of the day with the tour running about 20 minutes late at one stage. As always thanks to all the IE and RPSI staff for making the day possible.
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  3. Flickr up-date. The Dundalk video's were uploaded a few days ago and various slide scans have also been added. I have added most of the various Class 121 images into a new album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/albums/72157677789896957 The images are also still in the various original albums but by bunging them altogether it is easier to compare liveries etc. Finally seeing as Limerick Junction is finally being rebuilt with platforms on both the main running lines and therefore even less interesting I have added a video from 5 October 2000 when the South Cabin was switched out and the points etc locked during rebuilding/maintenance. This made for even more interesting train routeing with what looked like only the north end crossover and point to the platform 1 loop being hand worked to pass the trains through. Happy days! https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/47650631551/in/dateposted-public/ Ernie
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  4. Afternoon folks, Pictures from this week feature: Wednesday 17th April 2019: A few pictures from Thurles and Portarlington today. Thursday 18th April 2019: A look at recent vegetation clearance on part of the former Coolnamona Branch in Portlaoise. Friday 19th April 2019: A lunchtime visit to Tullamore to observe the bus transfers from the station to Clara, Athlone, Roscommon and Ballinasloe due to major Engineering Works at Athlone over the Easter period. Click https://bit.ly/2GwRdC3 to view.
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  5. The TPOs a bit of a puzzle. The majority of GSWR and MGWR 6w and bogie TPOs had been officially withdrawn from service before the B121 Class entered service. Van appears to be a bogie rather than a 6w van (4 axleboxes showing) with GSWR rather than MGWR design features, including roof profile, gas lighting, window profile and continuous lower foot boards. Looks very close to 245 a 45' GSWR TPO built in 1900 officially withdrawn in 1959 . Van appears to be in good cosmetic condition painted in the late 50s green with single eau-de-nil stripe paint scheme. A pair of GSWR built TPOs survived into the 1960s these were longer more modern looking vehicles with elliptical roofs completely unlike the van in the Athenry photo Its just about possible that GSWR TPO was "cascaded" from the Southern on to the Midland to replace a more modern ex-MGWR TPO as Inchacore rolled out its first batch of Laminate TPOs in 1959.
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    Visit the sunny south east and our Easter model railway exhibition , bigger and better , with 35 layouts , and significant trade support. Drop in to the “ station cafe “ for the best home cooked foods and snacks
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  7. To make your choice even more difficult the details of the October tour have just been announced with something special
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  8. I thought I was going to be able to post that my WLWR 6w parcels van was finished, but having just processed a couple of pictures, I'm now not sure. Rover 'Damask Red' has up until now been my go to for LMS Crimson Lake [supposedly correct for WLWR coaches], but it is looking a bit too red in the pictures and certainly not as dark as the two goods vans I now own from Castle Rackrent. All comments welcome. The model has otherwise turned out alright, though state of the art it is not. Indeed, I could not in any way vouch for much in the way of accuracy, as all I had to go on was a black and white picture of it in CIE days, when much of the panelling had clearly been replaced. The only thing I can say for sure is that the length is correct [!] and everything else is guesswork. For example, the springs and W-irons are what I had in store, while the buffers were cobbled together as well and include white metal castings for the main housing, with some extra brass tubing for the shanks and drawing pins for the heads. The laboriously fretted out panelling above the waistline is purely assumption on my part too. Indeed, I'm starting to wonder what on earth I was doing in starting it, though I guess the truth of the matter is a combination of trying something new in the way of modelling techniques and creating a train for 0-6-0 Shannon to pull. Overall then, I guess I have been able to achieve this. The first picture shows the van, complete with HMRS 'prefix' transfers [LSWR] for letters and numbers, plus a couple of Fox waterslide transfers for the WLWR crest [actually SECR, but a decent compromise, I think]. The second shows Shannon and its train [though the carriage truck needs a suitable load still], while behind is the new 101 with a GSW 6 wheeler and two horseboxes - still awaiting a WLW six wheel coach, though at least the fretwork is done for that, thank goodness!
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  9. Looking fantastic Eammon, best of luck with it
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  10. The local press are coming next week!
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  11. It is a case of great minds think alike. I have just been finishing an article on how I modelled Bog Road, which I aim to send to New Irish Lines. A picture is attached.
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  12. B130 looks like Attymon Junction westbound B?? possibly Athenry Up platform Eastbound. I love the TPO!!!
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  13. Some brick openings and quoins added this morning.....
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  14. Evening folks, Pictures from Wednesday of this week feature: We start off the April gallery with a trip from Limerick to Heuston station onboard the 0855 service. I arrived into Limerick station about 30 minutes prior to departure and was able to observe the first arrivals from Galway, Thurles and Birdhill (Nenagh) come into the station. Later in the day there are a handful of images from Heuston, Ballybrophy and Nenagh. Click https://bit.ly/2D3alWa to view all the images. The other update is images of the Belmond Grand Hibernian's first outing of 2019 with a trip to Thurles. Click https://bit.ly/2CYwQMc to view all the images.
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  15. Thanks Patrick, really enjoying this build. It's a modular 3 piece build. Today I primed the roof as I want to start some work on this early next week. What's the best finish available for corrugated asbestos roof? Is Slaters too thin or is Wills better thickness?
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  16. 2.1.19. GMs 071 & 078 at Ossory Road Dublin.
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  17. I had forgotten the tablet catchers were black.....
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  18. On saturday I acquired some 250 Irish original slides and there are a fair number of 121's from the early days, 4 samples below. I havn't done much research yet into the unknown locations as I also have several hours of 4K video from the Keighley & Worth Valley and Severn Valley Gala's to edit. I quite like B121 with the TPO "ancient and modern" for the era. All will be going on flickr in due course! B126 Athlone 7 jun61, B130 Ballaghaderreen 8Jun61 B134 I think is Sligo ERnie
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  19. 18.12.05. RPSI Whitehead Base .
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  20. “Not to be moved” boards are, ehh, not there; thus moved...... Maybe the Little Yellow Man there knows something about it. Maybe, indeed, the PC taliban don’t like me calling him a little yellow man......
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  21. It will be in original light grey and yellow.
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  22. The RPSI have requested and confirmed for 134 to be painted in as delivered livery.
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  23. I'd like one of those for on the road! very handy for those chaps that cut you off in the traffic! Eoin
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  24. Some info from Wexford St: 12 models, 5 liveries. 2*CIE grey,(121 & 135) 2*CIE black, 2*CIE supertrain, 3*IR and 3*IE (inc.124 & 134) Price tba. As with the other GM locos, dedicated DCC and DCC sound chips,(567 &645) At this point in time I'm looking at mid-summer delivery. As ever with China, nothing is cast in stone! All wheel pick-up and all wheel drive.
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