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  1. Got my accessories in the post this morning.Happy camper.
    3 points
  2. Speaking of EGVs, I didn't know they were fitted with integral rear lights eventually
    3 points
  3. This one I recognise. That's the 17:25 to Arklow on Platform 5 - Huston. I travelled on that train for 4-5 years (c. 1988), which normally consisted of 4-5 coaches with a generating van - there was never a snack car on this one as it was commuter only. This one would have been the Dublin Rosslare train aroun the same time (again platform 5 - 18:30) which always included a snack car - not always open however. Not sure how useful this is, however it did bring back some memories!! Ken
    2 points
  4. Taken in Waterford. It had been used as a chalet etc and then had a shed built around it which has protected it fairly well. Hard to get a picture of the entire outside without doing more clearing. I'll try to get measurements etc. There is some graffiti on a glass pane which has the date 1891 but one would be be a bit dubious about its origin etc.
    2 points
  5. The photo in Irish Railway Rambler is actually dated 28 June 1998, not 1994 as stated. This would suggest that the large yellow panel, together with the renumbering to 8113, happened in 1998 or 1999.
    2 points
  6. Hopefully I'll manage to get a small layout up and running soon. In the meantime, my fleet to date is below. Missing a pair of 121s.
    1 point
  7. Hi All, Came across this when helping sister move into newly acquired property. Any idea's on age etc? Tks SM https://www.flickr.com/photos/82527284@N06/50156329753/in/dateposted-public/
    1 point
  8. Of course - Jaysus, you think I would get it right after that amount of time on the train!!!!!!
    1 point
  9. Some hand made modern Dublin Bus stop shelters added complete with Irish Rail & McDonalds Big Mac Adverts Designed and created some PnT Telefon boxes added a nice touch of old Ireland A modern late 90s/Noughties Eircom phonebox complete with internal image of interior and advertising side panels.. A two car RTC on quays.. Gardai on scene directing traffic
    1 point
  10. Couldn't find this mag in WHS, but did find a similar publication called Wheels of Industry, where there are four pictures of Larne aluminium works locos. However at ten quid, you'll probably need a wider interest in all things industrial. A decent article on Aveling and Porter locos persuaded me to part with the cash, plus another one on crane tanks. Not that I'm about to build either, but do find such things interesting.
    1 point
  11. Des, Supplies pre wired tiny leds, a Tab too bright TBH so you would be better off with Fibre Optics and a bigger white LED to power the light under the board You should order one off him to see what what an give it a go. They are quite sexy looking when done if you can say that these days
    1 point
  12. Looking again at the journals, the new NIR InterCity livery is mentioned as being introduced progressively in the Feb 1989 issue. Turning back to the 111 Class, 113 is mentioned in the Oct 1989 journal as having been 'repainted in the new "InterCity" livery - a deep medium blue with yellow end panels and red buffer beams'. 111 is mentioned as having been repainted in the next issue, February 1990. 112 is mentioned as being in for repair in the June 1990 journal and that it will be repainted in the new scheme. 111 is mentioned in Feb 1992 has having modifications to permit it to supply ETH (HEP), something I was never aware of - thought only 201s had HEP capability from new or otherwise. June 1994 mentions 113 had yaw dampers fitted in 1993 and 112 is to be similarly treated. June 1995, 111 gains its yaw dampers. February 1999 records the introduction of 4 digit numbering on NIR by the addition of "80" or "8" to the beginning of numbers. There are no further mentions of livery changes nor any significant changes to the 111 fleet bar overhauls etc going up to October 2003. Hopefully some of that information prices useful.
    1 point
  13. I had a look through the Journals. No. 101 (Oct 1986) mentions 1518 converted to Snack Car seating 44 No. 116 (Oct 1991) mentions 1509 converted to Snack Car Vehicles 1520 and 1508 are not mentioned nor is any conversion back to Standards. As an aside, while looking through the Journals, the Cravens stock is mentioned as getting tippex stripes in the Feb 1989 issue, so the earliest would appear to have been done in presumably December 1988/January 1989.
    1 point
  14. You can motorise them with a Servo easily enough (I started A bracket signal some time back but its left in a box with my modelling mojo) When I get going again I might have a go at this as it is something different. Alternatively use a Dapol GWR signal and a SSM arm. Those Dapols are wooden post signals but that were used around the network too. Have a read thought this thread on RMWEB it will give you some pointers re animation. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/59687-semaphore-signals-4mm-scale-mainly/page/35/ cheers George
    1 point
  15. The one on the left is of Waterford, Limerick & Western design, while the one on the right (green) is classic GSWR of 1910-20 period. However........ That holiday home one is a VERY different animal! Looking at that second pic you’ve put up, I am inclined to think it’s a Macroom coach. If so, it will only be the second known to still exist. VERY rare, VERY interesting.
    1 point
  16. Its not unlike this one on the left https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/5297-camping-coaches/?do=findComment&comment=87913
    1 point
  17. VERY interesting. The design of this does not correspond with anything I’m aware of, though the flat sides vaguely suggest the Cork & Macroom Railway, or if narrow gauge, Cork & Muskerry. What length and width is it?
    1 point
  18. Indeed I was nice and safe, combo pack now ordered! I do love a bit of the anld yellew stuff
    1 point
  19. As I recall 1518 and 1520 were done in 1986 for Rosslare; 1508 and 1509 were converted in about 1990/1 so would only have carried tippex. The ITG 1989 lists the Cravens buffets as 1518 and 1520 still, but the 1994 has them both as Standards and 1508 and 1509 as buffets, so it seems only two existed at any one time. Bit like the Cravens Superstandards, 5 numbers were used but no more than 4 existed concurrently and only 2 existed for longer than 4 years in one go. Welcome to the wonderfully complex and fascinating world of Irish coaching stock!
    1 point
  20. Actually, I meant the second coach which has the updated blued stripe livery. Alway thought the earlier version and that one with its tippex edge looked really well. It's actually hard to reproduce it well on a model. I think @Dhu Varren did a really nice job on this livery also, a few years back @Galteemore It wasn't bad when new but that wasn't always pristine as you say. Yes, lovely layout this one
    1 point
  21. Think it’s the second coach in question. Dates back to NIR’s intercity/suburban split. The suburban livery was pretty awful compared to the glory days of maroon and blue. Lovely models BTW!!
    1 point
  22. If its the livery of the leading brake coach you're referring to, I always associate it with the 80 Class but I often forget that of course the Mk2s got the scheme as well. Looks great regardless, one of the more photogenic liveries in my opinion.
    1 point
  23. Oooh! love to see the NI post '1988? Intercity coach
    1 point
  24. This weekend's work. 10no. 60 keg cages for my IRM flats.
    1 point
  25. Lovely. Making the ‘right’ gauge is extra work but that really shouts ‘5’3”’.
    1 point
  26. Approaching another milestone in the design process as we finalise the CAD work before we produce the prototype for the production model. There are a few final tweaks to be made to the CAD work including trimming the stove pipe to fit within the roof and adjustments to the buffers and brake gear and fitting the side lamps. All going well we expect to have a pre-production sample ready in approx two to three weeks.
    1 point
  27. Oh dear. Sorry everyone ! Here’s a still anyway ....she’s doing about 70mph here !
    1 point
  28. I'd sell a kidney for high standard Mk3's and Mk4's with the appropriate DVT's.
    1 point
  29. The “eval ITG” (deliberately misrepresenting-spelt) came about as a humorous skit. This followed the appearance a few years ago of a Facebook page whose aim was to discredit the DCDR. At one point the ITG were described within this as “evil”. The FB page was mis-spelt, with poor grammar too. This led to banter between various people who knew the story, privately making fun of this FB page, along the lines of “Iff them Eval IT’G typeS do& nOT Restire theStesm Engin, We Will @proTEST....” etc etc.....! ......all written in that style!
    1 point
  30. Park Royals would be a good option , as there were plenty of liveries , sliver , green, black and tan and dual white stripe and a number of variants mainline , suburban , with guards van , snack car and ambulance coach .
    1 point
  31. I think you're likely to be closer to the Mark there tbh .... but we need more laminates
    1 point
  32. "First proper attempt"? It's superb!!
    1 point
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