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  1. More info will be following on this soon. There might just be an announcement from ourselves too on Saturday for this event.... The Dublin October shows are still our favourite to do as we get to see so many friends. We're sad we cant do it this year but hopefully we'll be back at it next October!
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  2. I had my Flu jab this morning bright and early 8am and also as a result of a BOGOF managed to have a needle in both arms (free Pneumonia offer) So I gave up work on the cattle bank fencing and cleaned the track so I could try out one or two trains. A couple of Sligo & Donegal layout locos make their appearance, not many people remember that the S&DJR acquired several ex GNRI & SLNCR locos in the 1957 closures. From the SLNC in debt settlement and from CIE , ex GNRI locos not required on the dismemberment of the company. This was to cover the expected increase in traffic to Co
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  3. HI all, So its been a few weeks since I posted up so thought I would pop up another photo of Thorne Yard Thanks
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  4. Screw couplings were generally fitted to locos and passenger coaching stock, Instanter Couplings to wagons including the majority of wagons introduced by CIE since the 1960s but were sometimes fitted to some older wagons including corrugated opens, H Vans and ex GNR bagged cement wagons. The center link of the instanter can be turned to reduce the coupling slack between wagons so that they can run at speed in a similar manner to a screw link coupler There is a U-tube video of a Shunter (human) adjusting the slack on instanter couplers on an IWT liner so the train can run round the c
    5 points
  5. Pretty much finished now. I still have the cab interior to build - any clues as to what was in there anyone? We got a few little things wrong but I'm very pleased with the result. Many thanks to my good friend Brian Page for all his help. Now to get on with the rest of the layout! Phil
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  6. Spare axle caps. Rich,
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  7. 1962 meets 1974. Time travel is possible on a model railway. The golden Black'n'Tan era meets 1961 B134 (2020 livery) and 1973 182 in Supertrain livery. B181 has the same new sound project as the 121s from WheelTappers so it will be able to consist and double head with Murphy Models B125 B&T livery with matched motor speeds when the Murphy Model Black'n'Tan 121s ships (a week or two over due perhaps but no news from the eastern front). Had an enjoyable running session earlier IMG_8179.mov
    3 points
  8. Congratulations to all in IRM on a job so exceedingly well done, that was a very quick 5 yrs, but you guys didn’t hang about, every model you’ve produced is of a level not witnessed in Irish railway modelling before now, & long may it continue, as to a favourite model, I have to say that the Taras are just awesome, so take 17 bows, you deserve it, Paul
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  9. - you can add a siding if you wish. It all depends on used boards. - the prices, again, depends on boards. The range is from 25 to 45 Euro. I will have a full pricelist within few days. You have to add a delivery cost - 25 Euro. - As per locos - I'm waiting for a Santa 2 ordered so far
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  10. Fantastic they'll have the AEC railcars to top and tail those laminates then too @ArranOriginal 20ft B&I and some CIE insulated if you can find any decent pictures, And the Guinness and Harp Tanktainers but sure, throw in the Asahi to keep the lads happy, (I'll take a rake too) nag nag nag Now about that 20" early wagon ...
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  11. Courtesy of Chester MRC, here’s a view inside one of the Cavan and Leitrim 4-4-OTs - probably not far off the 2-4-2T interior. Although by the mid 50s none of them were quite this pristine !
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  12. Actually, I think that there were six per pack...
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  13. Understandable. Risky to plan any major event this side of Sept 2021. Hopefully there'll be a number of vaccines that get type approval this side of Christmas with a graduated rollout during 2021, starting with >80s and medically vulnerable followed by the wider population. Never in the course of pharma history have so many competing companies shared resources and shared IP to help produce a safe vaccine. I sense the cavalry is just over the hill, its coming, sit sight and minimise risks while waiting.
    2 points
  14. Here's a link to the MRSI Virtual Show happening this weekend: https://www.facebook.com/MRSIExpo/
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  15. Many thanks everyone. That's it for my film making for now. Not only does each clip take a long time to set up, but then (for whatever reason), it needs an average half an hour or more to upload 30 seconds of video to YouTube, so it's back to the work bench for me. However, may do something on Fintonagh at some point in the future.
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  16. Brief lacuna in work, due to relocation of workshops! Mrs Galteemore is a lady of great wisdom and sagacity, and sees the importance of arts and crafts in human life. However, my activity was rather taking over the shared craft room. So she suggested that I move from the craft room and, as it’s so difficult to host guests right now I may as well repurpose the entire guest room for modelling! We have now moved the kit, so hopefully work will recommence very soon (on a Leitrim understanding of ‘soon’.....). It’s a cracking space to use so I have no excuses now !
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  17. Ah, would ye all stop with the P22 conspiracy theory??? Everybody knows that the RoadLiner trucks and two-tone green Dublin buses are already on the boat, and that we'll have the Mk3 push-pull sets and CAF Mk4 sets for Christmas! The laminates have been in stock for months but it's nice to hold them back a little longer and troll people. Then P47, ammonias, timbers and auto-ballasters are due for the big boys, not forgetting more Ballasts and blue Taras. P22 is on the roadmap alright but it's years away.
    2 points
  18. With all of the fabulous wagons we have had thus far , ballast , cement , fert , 42’ liners , Guinness and taras the 22’ flats would be the “missing link” on the freight front .
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  19. The Beet season is in full swing on Bog Road with 084 and some emptys heading to Youghal. 20201018_120603.mp4
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  20. Three more short videos, this time the turf train. The J26 brings the two turf vans, plus an H and a GSWR brake, while the G [Deutz] shunter collects them and takes them down the harbour siding to the distillery.
    2 points
  21. Looks great Simon- must have missed the first photo. Very impressive.
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  23. Absolutely classic stuff, Ernie - you've obviously been carefully browsing a certain "massive photo archive", given the great levels of realism!
    1 point
  24. Does it happen every 25 years or so? here's a Graham Roose slide from 25 October 1995
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  25. A fine lady indeed. Layout space, workbench, storage - excellent! Make haste slowly and enjoy.
    1 point
  26. The instanter looks like a long reach coupling I've seen on wagons with long Oleo buffers, the hook being held by a collar not a mounting plate. The screw link coupling has no mounting so looks fairly generic for locomotives, railcars and coaches. Would be good to hear what they actually are though.
    1 point
  27. Nice one, Something Different for a change, Always fancied the Polish stuff after seeing it in operation at the Dortmund show. Mind you I fancied everything else there too! Is it just to Tracks or can you add a siding in as well? How much are the 2 boards? Any Locos on the Scene yet?
    1 point
  28. My understanding of how it works is that the magnet induces magnetism in the (presumably soft iron) parts of the couplers. The couplers will both be of the same pole, as their magnetism is induced from the same source, and, thus, they will repel each other. They can each only swing to one side - and, as they are necessarily facing each other, this means that they will swing in opposite directions, away from each other, thus uncoupling.
    1 point
  29. The Kadee magnet is designed to pull the pins on the couplers to the side rather than down.
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  31. Yeah the 20 foot flats would fly out the door I reckon.
    1 point
  32. Waterford Cork Bell liner passes Glen More Ovtober 1974.
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  33. I was eagerly awaiting these being released, at some point , hopefully IRM will do a project 22’ they could sell them in 3’s with 20’ bell containers, asahi , coal , oil , grain , Guinness, tar , to name a few .
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  34. Thanks everyone. Just over an hour left in our sale. Don't miss out. Ending at 2pm! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/
    1 point
  35. How about a model of the B&I ferry, please?
    1 point
  36. Hi everyone, Many thanks for the pictures and stories. We really get a great buzz about seeing IRM on layouts, weathered up, catalogued and collected and overall enjoyed. We set out as hobbyists to fulfil a gap in our hobby on the back of an outcry on the forum. @BosKonaybrought us together and the rest they say is history! We're proud of what we have achieved and very lucky to take it to full time status. However, personally, I am blown away by @Edo's story. It's brilliant that a hobby can make a difference for us and take us in a new, better direction. 2020 will go down as one of t
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  37. For sure, it's a trade off between a well applied livery and an exact match on length, width and pannelling style. I may have a chassis or two spare if the bodies re bodged into a bogie coach... I'm sure there'll be folk doing similar - if the 6w chassis runs well..... Richard.
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  38. Came across these signals on Amazon (UK). With a little modification the would seem to be a good representation of the Union Switch & Signal signals used on the DART line and elsewhere on the CIÉ / IR / IÉ system from the early 1980s. https://www.amazon.co.uk/JTD02-Model-Railway-Block-Signals/dp/B07JNB47S8/ref=sr_1_35?dchild=1&qid=1603018892&sr=8-35&srs=18706235031
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  39. Not about my photos etc for a change! I was talking to Robin Fell of Trotskee Travel, the source of a fair number of my negative and slide acquisitions a couple of weeks ago and he asked if I bought Irish railway books. I replied that I probably already had them all but he said that they were publishing an Irish railway book by the legendary British railway photographer Dick Riley. Apparently Dick had made a weeks trip in May 1950 in the company of noted Irish railway photographers Henry Casserley, Tom Middlemass and HS Brighty. Its a Print on Demand book and a new venture by Robin under
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  40. Erm, Yeh I think I may be well past that point!
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  41. Beware of those who have lured you in here. They are known to be dealers and rely on the addictions that they create in their innocent victims.
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  42. Thanks @Broithe. It would only have be in real life as its not been in a magazine yet. Thats on the list of jobs to do.
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  43. Thanks @popeye. There are lots more photos to come once the uploader to my website has decided to work propely. It's on a bit of a go slow today.
    1 point
  44. Welcome and that's very nicely made and inspirational.
    1 point
  45. Mixed Fish When I started the J19 back at the end of May, it was always with the aim of giving it a train to haul. Hence, the addition of the MGWR 'hearse' van [for fish] and the glasshouse brake to offer limited passenger accommodation. The ensemble will be completed with three 'semis', which are the next project, but for now train is made up with a couple of Sligo and one GNRI van. At the moment, while the J19 has a Dingham hook coupling, the other vehicles have three links. Ideally, would like use Dinghams on the rest, but have yet to sort out how to make the sequence work. The
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  46. My wife Annie has been going through her old photos of the grandbairns and came across these of the deceased Sligo & Donegal Junction she must have taken on a clandestine visit to the loft Crappy camera! I don't remember building a West Clare 6 wheel saloon! Probably one of my son Alan's.
    1 point
  47. Just a heads up people !!! The Garda Traffic Corps found over 200 dead crows on the M7 near Limerick recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with motorbikes, while only 2% were
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  48. Here's 464, buffer plank needs painting and a few paint chips touching in. How does that happen? when you take great care! Next a light touch of weathering which I hope will hide the shadow on the bunker and wheel balance weights. Is there a secret formulae for working out the top curve on balance weights? The B4 is posed in front of my solitary nearly finished Bredin. Door handles, pulls and paint the ends, maybe some passengers?
    1 point
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