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  1. IRM Ballast Plough VAN. Here are a couple of pictures of the IRM Plough van, before and after weathering.
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  2. Thanks ! This one....Dromahair, Sligo Leitrim railway.
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  3. Just like the real thing......
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  4. Station building work today. Crude stone quoins applied from DAS clay on PVA
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  5. Silver fox MK 3 driving trailer.I have a temporary battery to the headlight,until I get time to fit a decoder.Hope the photos help.
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  6. The bright yellow finish on the plough van is hard to get it darker. It took many thin coats and dry brushing, you can't do it all in one go. Sometimes i had to wash it off and try again, not easy. Now i have to do the other one.
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  7. Ballyglunin Train Station will host an action packed heritage day for all generations to enjoy. In Thursday 22nd August the station will be open from 10am to 6pm where visitors can enjoy the pop-up Castletown Café. https://www.facebook.com/events/676870956055635/
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  8. Hi Guys just came across this link in case anyone is interested https://paxton-road.blogspot.com/2019/07/commission-hunslet-wagonmaster.html I am awaiting further detail and price Regards Colin Rainsbury
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  9. That's as close as you'll get to the real thing. Savage weathering popeye.
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  10. I had most of today free so I "went walkabout" to see the snow and hopefully some trains on the central section of the North Island Main Trunk Line across the Volcanic Plateau. Original and replica Climax geared loco cabs outside an engineering workshop in Te Kuiti. Climax was the preferred type of geared "lokie" used on logging lines (Bush Tramways) in the area with a number of locos surviving into preservation. The Northern Explorer(Dora)climbs into the hill country above Te Kuiti. The loco is basically the NZ equivalent of the IE 071 Class, the coaches are based on Swiss RHb metre gauge stock. The Northern Explorer is pitched at the tourist market, operates without public subsidy and is quite profitable. High on the plateau Dora crosses Matatote Viaduct the largest of the steel viaducts on this section of the line. The structure was recently renovated and re-painted after 20+ years of deferred maintenance. Horipito Motors (Smash Palace) the largest and only vintage car dismantlers in Australasia a local institution. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/smash_palace Originally built a sawmill Bill Cole and his family set up a car dismantling business when the native bush was logged out over 6o years ago Ruapehu from Horopito Road A tripple headed diesel hauled northbound freight crosses Matatote. In 2016 Kiwirail announced that it was intended to discontinue electric traction over the 255 mile central section of the Trunk this decision was reversed following a change of government in 2018 and its intended to refurbish 15 EL BoBoBo electric locomotives for use on the trunk. I had intended to follow the Northbound but ended up chasing a southbound through to Waiouru the highest station on the trunk and go home via Taupo Horopito again Smash Palace in background. Twisty narrow gauge alignment! 9158 crests the grade into Waiouru Ruapehu partially covered in cloud, the track on the left is the headshunt, loop points fitted with heaters to deal with frost. Waiouru is a classic photo location for southbound trains. Train was made up of 30 bogie wagons loaded mainly with 20' ISO tank containers and 20' Curtain sided containers for Logistics traffic
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  11. Thanks to Roderick Bruce for this, it might be useful to those modelling CIE steam.
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  12. I'm sure the Do Gooder's in this country have plenty of excuses to defend this type of behaviour. Bored, no amenities, blah blah blah... They should be strung up by their bollocks in my opinion.
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  13. Much scope for a very fine scene / diorama there..!
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  14. Afternoon Folks. Heritage Week is shortly upon us, so I thought I'd post some links to rail related events around the country. https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/tour-of-mullingar-railway-station https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/open-tours-of-railway-museum https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/west-cork-railway https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/guided-tour-of-glenfarne-station https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/railway-photographic-exhibition https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/all-aboard-railways-of-co-donegal https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/baltimore-railway-station-past-present-future https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/agm-and-launch-of-the-phoenix https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/historical-walk-in-mallow-town https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/open-day-railway-crossing-cottage https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/vintage-train-rides https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/drumboe-donegals-favourite-engine https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/railway-walk-siúl-an-tsean-iarnród https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/steam-train-visits-kilkenny Donegal knocking it out of the park, so far! Feel free to post any other events of interest I may have missed. Richie. Will be attending this one meself... https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/the-port-line-tour-of-dublin-port
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  15. These are amazing and the Bord Na Mona ones are perfect. These would allow a nice 009 rack beside a mainline OO. Please share the info when you receive an answer.
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  16. Fantastic scene Noel. That area has turned out really well. Loving the two 071's sitting in the yard, and of course all of that yellow loveliness as Rich has said, just makes it.
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  17. On a lot of the motorway signs near me, the 8s are often upside down, as (not very clearly) seen here - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.6981227,-2.1048587,3a,17.8y,358.6h,90.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smqB2k9PyYAA5hg158CqrJQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 - with the 'big' part at the top - this prompted a local musician friend to pen a song about this one, his favourite sign, which meant that he was nearly back home again after yet another gig.
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  18. New machinery has arrived at the permanent way sidings-but a bit later than expected as the compound has been closed for the night, the lads will have to find a bed for the night and come back tomorrow morning for the opening time 08:00.....
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  19. I see what you mean, DiveController. Several of these vans (four, I think but could be wrong) were actually used as brake vans for a while, so it isn't totally unauthentic. Naturally, in this state it should be technically only black'n'tan, while if converted to a TPO it could be silver or green. DCDR policy at the moment is to paint all coaches green, much the same shade which is close to earlier CIE, and lighter than UTA. The idea is uniformity rather than accuracy, much like the RPSI's Cravens. You know me - I think anything preserved should look the way it was, but that's just my opinion and I respect those of others....the RPSI's "Harvey" is now, I understand, being painted in Isle of Man apple green, to match a badly inaccurately painted GNR guard's van...there's "uniformity of inaccuracy" for you...but again, having been that youth with paintbrush myself forty years ago, I will never, ever criticise the work of any volunteer in any sphere. Just the colour! Rant over; back to the TPO: my understanding is that the DCDR will use it as a passenger brake, and to carry children's buggies in. A space for a wheelchair has, I think, also been considered, but I would advise against it as there are only windows on one side, and these vans were NOTORIOUSLY bad to ride in! Noisy and bumpy.....
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  20. I can give my gray away for nothing so!!!
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  21. Sad to see the van we surveyed for the OO version being destroyed in this way.
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  22. Second fire in 24 hours at North Wall. Various machinery had windows smashed and a roll of fibre optic cable set on fire there also at 11.00PM on Thurs night.
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