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  1. Next on the weathering bench were my resently acquired weed spray wagons. Thought i had gone somewhat over board although accidentally however i did manage too find some images that show the real ones in a similar state. As always your thoughts and comments are appreciated.
    9 points
  2. Almost there, with the cabin! Hipped roof with leading now complete. Just guttering and lighting to add, and steps to be attached to the cabin door. View below of cabin in position on layout. The cabin sits on a base from which it can be easily be lifted off! The base also raises the cabin, as I intend to put in point rodding and signal pulleys and wires, (before ballasting). Have made a few changes to the track layout. Firstly, in some 1969/1970 photos the turnout, just in front of the signal cabin leading to the goods yard
    6 points
  3. CIE seriously considered buying and re-gauging the original "Blue Pullmans" sets from BR in the early 70s instead ordering the "Supertrain" sets from BREL.
    4 points
  4. That looks rather tasty! The Blue Pullman livery always looked very attractive.
    3 points
  5. Just light dry brushing with small amounts and cooper and browns to give the effect of bleed through rust. Then watered down railmatch frame dirt with thinners and misted the model with a few coats. The over thinning allowed the paint to run and gives the streaking effect as if washed off with rain.
    2 points
  6. apologies I'm new here, I don't know what done to death and what isint!
    2 points
  7. Today, 12/09/20, two days after my 78th Birthday, our Postman delivered a wee parcel. To my delight it is my 121 from The Paddy Murphy Stable. This delivery made me thing a wee bit. I thought of my age, my model railway, the locomotives I am running; as I prepare for a professional Filming Session of Old Blarney this Thursday. Most importantly, my thoughts turned to the man who made it possible for me to have models of Irish Locomotives, and rolling stock, Paddy Murphy. His production of accurate models of the 141 and 181 Locomotives as used on our Railway System, and each of the
    1 point
  8. Wow that cabin is magnificent!!!
    1 point
  9. That looks great, nice job.
    1 point
  10. Really nice job. Transformative to the pristine dayglo yellow
    1 point
  11. top class work what method of weathering was this achieved with?
    1 point
  12. Where will it operate? I still hold out hope for an ICR in classic black’n’tan and a Mk 3 set in GSR maroon; Belmond missed a trick there!
    1 point
  13. Inside it is a bit of a mismash but the train has created a first ... a Guards trailer first - also guards office enlarged and to ensure catering is top notch the buffet car has been rebuilt to a Trailer Restaurant Kitchen - all seats out and enlarged prep and kitchen fitted. The windows in the saloon end are mainly plated over. The Mismash I am told is seat coverings are a bit mixed up but nothing a bit of cover shunting can fix unless it is part of a social distancing master plan. No yellow end having had front lighting upgraded to searchlight standards and gained the cyclops top h
    1 point
  14. That's brilliant! Peace of mind for customers... I'm sure that I'm not the only one who was dreading January 1st. I'm sure that I read recently somewhere that UK businesses have openly stated that they won't be ready to adopt the new customs systems by January 1st, so whatever happens with a choke-up, it will probably be even worse than we can imagine! This is what I had been thinking of: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54706263
    1 point
  15. PS: Opps just thought of this. For anybody getting a decoder to run on a DC layout, please ensure your provider enables the DC bit of CV29 so that it will run on DC. If you have a DCC controller that's easy to do oneself, but assuming anybody getting a 121 decoder to run on DC won't have a DCC controller to programme the decoder. Alternatively visit a pal who has a DCC system, pop loco on the test track and make the setting. Some system have nice english menus that guide through the steps rather than you needing to know CV values. EDIT: The default setting for the DC operation setting may
    1 point
  16. I wonder how strict customs will be on the 1st of January. I can imagine they might show some degree of leniency and wave through parcels postmarked December and only start stopping stuff actually posted from the first. It's important because the postal system will choke up straight away due to the amount of UK->IRL parcels that currently go through virtually no customs processing. Parcels posted second class before the end of the year could easily get stuck behind parcels posted later.
    1 point
  17. Is this BrExit preparedness?
    1 point
  18. 5.10.19. RPSI The Cobh Rambler Railtour with GMs 078 & 232 at Dublin Heuston Station .
    1 point
  19. MM stuff does not go back to the UK man, he distributes it from here, he usually drops my bits off on his way back from the Airport!
    1 point
  20. Hi Controller, The decoder on sale is for the locos as re-engined with the General Motors power unit. To record a Crossley engine of the type originally used in the locos (and the one required for A1) we need access to a preserved X Class engine in Australia as there are no other operational locomotives with this engine type, but plans to do this have been affected firstly by wild fires in the region at the turn of the year and more recently by COVID-19 restrictions. We'll get it done as soon as possible!
    1 point
  21. Yes to both. (ie on DC ) Sound and lights work. There is a more comprehensive explanation of the DCC functions on the MM ESU chip here: http://www.murphymodels.com/Class_121_DCC_Information.docx
    1 point
  22. Exactly why I will be having a purge over the next month to try and get rid of 100's plastic kits before the deadline. Most of the buyers are UK too so prudent to do so.
    1 point
  23. Sorry, when are the 071's being re-run? There was a sudden surge in 071 sales this summer, and I firmly blame IRM and their bloomin' Project 42, with lockdown compounding wagons that were already almost impossible to resist.
    1 point
  24. Hi all, 80 class 3 car units, times three under way, first power car started, lots still to do, filling, sanding, filing, cutting soldering and glueing, with details to fit also, just testing the look so far, 78807637_Project80class.mp4
    1 point
  25. I hope this is not the case. Don't see any reason that there might not be commercially successful re-runs of models such as the Cravens or M2d coaches especially in IE/IR Tippex which are like gold dust. It's highly likely that this forum might not exist except for PM and his produce over decades that fostered the rebirth of the entire Irish railway modelling scene, and all that followed in his wake. We can hardly expect more, despite the understandable desire for more. PM ran a successful model business not a benevolent society, yes we are very grateful for the enjoyment his products have giv
    1 point
  26. The three new back to backs have been painted. On one the flat wagon was painted grey since many of the prototypes were still in this colour into the seventies. While working on this project I watched videos of trains on the Cork city railway and couldn't resist posing them with a bitumen tank to represent a typical transfer run between Kent station and Albert Quay in the late sixties and early seventies.
    1 point
  27. Sunday night at the shed, 143 is receiving attention inside the shed....and later was joined by 080
    1 point
  28. First attempts at a building, the tiny and free coal merchant one. My first attempt was not a success. I made errors in the assembly through carelessness and poor lighting (just working at the kitchen table). The second attempt in progress...
    1 point
  29. So I've posted a bit about my forays into the electronic side of the hobby but in the past couple of days I've picked up the scalpel and attacked my first ever scalescenes kit. A few containers. Baby steps.
    1 point
  30. I was tempted to have a go at building one of the SLNCR 0-6-2T as a teenager but ended up building on of the "Large Tanks' out of re-cycled cans on a re-wheeled Triang Princess chassis a good reliable runner despite the crude appearance. I seem to have begun digging deep into my collection of un-finished projects and hopefully clear enough space to start building an Irish Broad Gauge Layout starting with two relatively straightforward projects. High Level RSL saddle tank. I bought the kit when I was going through a "British Industrial" phase and completed most of the assembly w
    1 point
  31. Slow progress with the GS&WR brake third. The Markits buffers were decidedly disappointing. Being lost wax brass castings, the shanks had a huge lump of sprue attached which needed a slitting disc in the Dremel to remove. Then the shanks needed drilling out to take the buffer heads, which eventually took five [yes really] different drill bits in four different drills. Finally managed the process by using my pillar drill, when even the Dremel failed. After that, it was a case of tidying up the sides and ends, including drilling many holes for door and grab handles. Door ventilators we
    1 point
  32. The RPSI operated a private charter using their set of Cravens to and from Galway last week,locomotive 080 provided the power-here we see the train pass through Tara junction while returning to Heuston, I was fortunate to be able to work the real train...and the model one.... 085 passes in the opposite direction working the Northwall-Waterford BELL liner.
    1 point
  33. Getting better with each iteration. The trick seems to be to add all the required fold lines before cutting out the end panels. The instructions only advise making the main folds before cutting. Also I feel the internal bracing is a tiny bit too narrow so I'm cutting those out on the waste side of the line and adding a bit of "uhu padding" when assembling, otherwise the side walls seem to sit too recessed and not flush enough with the end walls.
    1 point
  34. The Yang Ming in the picture is the first I've constructed using 2mm solid card rather than corrugated cardboard. It's more difficult to cut but probably fairly unsurprisingly retains it's shape better as it doesn't compress at the ends/sides where a corrugation is missing.
    1 point
  35. Hi All, Whilst killing time waiting on bits and pieces to arrive by mail/post, I made a start on the layout population, most have been repainted. There are 56 figures in total, in various poses and positions such as track and yard maintenance crews suitably dresses in Hi Vis P,P,E, workshop technicians and fitters, depot cleaners, Supervisory, office and managerial staff, and visitors. All of course observing Social Distancing. TDR
    1 point
  36. Hi All, At last some loco movement on the layout, Tricky trying to hold phone whilst recording in one hand and the control throttle in the other and watch what your doing, some pictures of layout also and a running video although a bit random. Locos 112 in for routine service and 102 hunslet in for overhaul and new windows and lights. TDR LN_54.mp4
    1 point
  37. Hi All, Pictures of shed now being fitted out with electric trunking, signs and various equipment etc. TDR
    1 point
  38. Hi All Just a quick update, Thank you to anyone whom commented. I’m Very Pleased with all the positive and encouraging comments on the layout. For anybody seeking to know how it was done. Today I fitted the interior lights. Picture 1 shows the frame work with the LEDs and resistors, The shed then fits over snugly to allow for any maintenance/repair work to be easily accessed. Some pics of lights working. Last two pics are taken with workshop lighting off. TDR
    1 point
  39. Couple of pictures of current stage of construction of layout. Hard standing all provisionally in place, drains, cable trunking, relay boxes, point motors and pathways in place. Oil tank scratch built from 35mm pvc waste pipe with ends from a Dapol prestwin wagon fitted walls constructed from Wills cement render and block plasticard. Track rust painted. All fixtures and fitting are by no means finished and require further detailing. Shed also having side windows fitted. TDR
    1 point
  40. Hi All, some pictures showing a little more progress and slight change to backscene. Thanks for looking in TDR
    1 point
  41. Getting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, tender brake gear and final detailing. Another simple assembly jig to achieve some form of consistency in fitting the brake shoes to the hangers. Short piece of 0.45 wire drilled into block to pin shoe to hanger. One piece of 0.7mm to hold hanger in alignment & 2 short pieces of 0.7 to hold shoe in correct position while soldering. 3 sets of brake shoes and hangers and pull rods awaiting assembly. The pull rods were drilled 0.5mm before being removed from the fret. Assembled chassis.
    1 point
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