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  1. latest project on the go, a fueling point for a micro layout I decided to build during lockdown annual leave. Just needs painting
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  2. Updated pics of the finished wagons. I know they aren't accurate to anything in particular but now I have a decent length irish frieght train to run
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  3. Progress at Four Masters. Building up the embankments etc
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  4. Are Lakeview and Riverside on the lower level, with Tara Junction and the bus depot on the upper level? Any chance, some day, of a cab-ride around one level, then down the connection and around the other level? The last driver training video was fabulous!
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  5. Just wondering if its compulsory to answer every thread? Asking for a friend.....
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  6. Hi guys not sure were this should go, but I have been discussing the possibilities of a couple more Swilly steam locos in 00n3, with Allen from Worsley Works. The plan for now is for him to produce the following sets of etches:- Black Hawthorn 0-6-0T 'Inishowen' Hudswell Clark 4-6-2T Hawthorn Leslie 4-6-2T Hudswell Clark 4-8-4T and the 4-8-0Tender locos as well as both the Andrew Barclay 4-6-0T and Kerr Stuart 4-6-2T are all or have been in production in the past, the top three designs would complete any Swilly based railway layout, you can dream up. In order for all of them to go forward Allen would like to know if there would be sufficient support for each model, we are looking to produce a minimum run of ten sets of etches per loco. Casting, motors, wheels and gear boxes would need to be obtained by the builder themselves. Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above, I can tell you that we already have interest in at least one of each. regards Colin Rainsbury
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  7. Probably not but I bet the seller did
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  8. No-a good friend who is a master model maker converted it, Its an N gauge model.
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  9. There's a lot to be said for short wheelbase stock. In my BR modelling days, three 50' coaches took up the same space as two Mark 1s and a van, while early Irish wagons can be as little as five inches long in 7mm scale, whereas an H is around six. Can add an extra wagon to a given train length, which is very handy when space is tight, while they certainly look far better on tight curves.
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  10. That's the one, John and as you say, not easy to interpret. Took a lot of studying under a magnifier to work out what was going on, though Des Coakham's book on broad gauge carriages has a picture of a stores van that looks like it may have started life as something similar, so was very helpful. Indeed, the DSER mail van bodywork wasn't a million miles away either. Unfortunately, don't have room for a fish van in this train, which is 42.5 inches long and the fiddle yard is only 43. Wolf Dog is very tight on the turntable too. However, have always liked non-passenger rolling stock and built a fair bit over the years. When the club can open again, I have a B17/3 (Nottingham Forest), which looks very nice at the head on an eclectic mix of what was known as a 'stock train' - bogie and four wheel parcels, fish and standard vans, plus a couple of six wheel milk tanks. Lovely!
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  11. Sunday night at the Tara junction MPD We see retro liveried locomotives 071 & 073 undergo fuelling and servicing
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  12. I started also on the leccy side with a sound box for the speaker being made and installed, I need to work on the where will the best place will be for the other leccy bits n bobs I need.
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  13. @murphaph suggested this to me a few months back, when discussing the Spoils. The Spoils are designed with the lugs as part of the load, rather than a small part glued to the deck, so when you remove the loads, you're left with a smooth deck. I think that there was one corner on each where the load was glued, so I have one yellow corner on each flat where the lug snapped inside the deck. Four tiny little balls of ProTastic Black Tack work perfectly, as you can see in the photos. I've actually used too much, as the flats can be picked up by the load and shook with no movement at all, so smaller balls (giggity) would have done the job. I ordered directly from ProTastic as it was out of stock on Amazon.de at the time.
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  14. Fair do to the seller for finding someone with that amount of disposable income. I only hope I can receive a similar level of remuneration when I put my OO Works 'U' class (in GNR livery) up to the highest bidder!
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  15. Colin which of the two different versions of the Hudswell Clarke 4-6-2T locos. Either 15/16 or 7/8? My money would be on No 15. The last Swilly loco to be scrapped in 1954. ;
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  16. You unboxed them???
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  18. Just for the record, forgot to post them when they came out Ballast box front CIE Packs A,B & C Pack A: IRM 1030-CIE-A. 24113, 24120 & 24126 IRM 1031-CIE-B. 24129, 24137 & 24144 IRM 1032-CIE-C. 24147, 24252 & 24258 IR Packs A,B & C IRM 1040-IR-A: 24115, 24124 7 24130 IRM 1041-IR-B: 24134, 24139 & 24148 IRM 1042-IR-C: 24250, 24255 & 24261 IE Packs D, E & F IRM 1050-IE-D: 24114, 24117 & 24121 IRM 1051-IE-E: 24123, 24128 & 24136 IRM 1052-IE-F: 24140, 24256 & 24263 CIE/IR Gypsum Packs A,B,C & D IRM 1006-A: 26666, 26671 & 26673 IRM 1007-B: 26675, 26678 & 26682 IRM 1008-C: 26683, 26685 & 26686 And finally IRM 1009-D: 26690, 26692 & 26694
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  19. Excellent, I can't wait!!! How do you film the cab view? A GoPro stuck to an IRM 42' Flat?
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  20. Riverside is on the lower level with everything else up top.... Yes anything is possible....I’ll put the wheels in motion....
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  21. And the Boat Yard is on O/T this week. Windows in, Gun Platform more or less done I need to get better cowl vents and the ones supplied are just very poor and too thin to tidy up as per the pics and the hole that has appeared in the one I tried to do. and the leccy stuff is being worked on and where best to place what is needed where, Although it is s huge hull the batteries and smoke unit take up
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  22. Both recently, and in the distant past, there were posts on here about the proposed-but-never-built GSR 820 class, of which five were apparently planned, initially at any rate for the DSER section. They were based on a tank version of the 800 class, albeit with many modifications, and designed obviously in Inchicore about 1940. I have an outline drawing, currently on loan to a relative, but thanks to GSR800 and Mayner, I have been able to retrieve a copy of it along with an article from an old publication. (Ken - I think you were asking about it?) I had long forgotten even lending the drawing to be published before, otherwise I would have mentioned where it appeared. So here it is, along with the spiel. For an attempted model of it - which would look VERY nice - while it's tempting to think of it in the lined green that the GSR used on the trio of 800s, my old notes suggest that it was planned to plain old grey. The notes written about it are indeed interesting in themselves......
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  23. Chipping away at the mail train coaches this week, plus a bit more pondering on the make up of the train. The first picture shows the current plan, which is to have the birdcage brake third at one end, the PLM at the other and the 1st/2nd composite in the middle. 'Rails to Achill' shows a J26 shunting a centre brake from one end of the train to the other at Achill, so presumably they preferred to have the brake van at the rear? This would be rather complicated at Belmullet, and while it would be an opportunity to use the station pilot to shuffle things around, at the moment, am going with a brake at each end to keep things simple. Of the coaches themselves, not too much work needed on the Composite, just replacing the glazing, plus changing the roof to have oil lamps. For the brake third, there was the glazing [some of it involving complex shapes, plus the roof details. As for the PLM, this needed W-irons/springs [whitemetal], Markits buffers and door handles, plus roof and glazing. The oil lamp tops still need adding. As for the paint job, as already mentioned 'Rover Russet Brown' has been used for the body, while the under frames still need painting black on all three vehicles. However, am still pondering over the lining. There's not a great deal of information I can find - thus far is that it was 'gold', though exactly where it was applied is not clear. The Dargan Royal Saloon offers some hints and I'm working on the idea that the panelling was picked out on the waist line, but whether anything else got treated have no idea. The plan is to use a gold gel pen to do this and you can see a couple of panels so treated on the composite. Any thoughts/info welcome, please!
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  24. A Jim Poots resin kit I assume. I have one to make up.
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  25. Since you are located in the US this may be of interest to you. https://www.ebay.com/itm/BACHMANN-HO-IRISH-RAILWAY-EZ-TRACK-00651/324532973482
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  26. Thanks for the "save Trathnona" campaign but my employer has imposed a work from home contract so there's two of us working in a 8x6 room. By the time I've brought all my work kit and file's home, the office is a bit snug! However, I do have plans for a new layout on a spare shelf but at only 3ft long, it might be a bit tight for a 201 but will see where we go with it! finalrun.mp4
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  27. No, but you can just use 4 tiny balls of black tack to fix containers to the flats as an alternative. Holds firm but can be removed with a gentle tug.
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  29. NOCH 15959 for those figures Dave.
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  30. With the increase in the container business at the Lakeview freight yard, an investment has been made in an additional reach-stacker which arrived at the freight yard earlier, After unloading it was immediately put to work alongside the existing reach stacker.... Thank you to gentleman Ray of Die-cast models 4u shop in Galway for supplying the model-along with many others, Well worth a visit-when lockdown is lifted
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  31. Friday afternoon shunting at the factory sidings on Ashburton grove..
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  32. Never one to miss out on a pun. You'll be on track with t-shirts, might go off the rails a bit if you dabble in y-fronts, though.
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  33. When I meet a new person with a North American accent, I always ask them if they're Canadian. Canadians love it and US citizens are somewhat less happy - you can't lose.
    1 point
  34. Cleared the table and added some of my rolling stock just to get a feel for the layout again. Any suggestions for buildings, platforms, scenery etc to add? (I know the signals are incorrect but these are just for decoration haha)
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  35. A on a whim purchase! Was made aware of this 90% complete conversion of a Hornby Stainer 2-6-4T into a Jeep and just had to have it. Joins the back of the workbench crew but plans are to finish her off as the lovely No.4
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