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  1. Testing structures to see what views and looks could be achieved on this from a week ago. Its amazing what you can get done in a week focusing on the layout. Minor details left to go, painting and fitting point levers, weathering ballast and general human touches detailing, the running shed is crying out for some fitters and some details, plus need to fit a signal to control passage under the box to the "outside world".
    6 points
  2. I have views of coach 353 on flickr This view at Cork on flickr if you click on it in the Flickr album, there is some good information posted by Dive Controller of this parish! 12 april 1955 on the Boat train at Waterford HC Casserley At Cork 13 sept 1960
    4 points
  3. After a gap of 20 years commuter trains are again running between Hamilton (similar populations to Cork City) and Auckland (similar pop to Dublin). The commercially operated Waikato Connection was discontinued in 2001 as a result of poor patronage and attempts to revive the service failed in 2008 as a result of political opposition to funding a passenger service, the region receiving $1 Billion to build a motorway instead. The main challenge facing the service is the lack of direct access to stations in central Auckland with passengers having to change trains at Papakura and use Auck
    3 points
  4. Lisneal Road update on the progress on the layout done today TDR
    3 points
  5. It's been three years since me last confession...... Dugort Harbour has remained in Baseboard Dave's pending completion of this attic; this also following a house move. This has caused a rethink. The initial layout was designed to be nothing more than a small shunting terminus, with a track plan loosely based on Westport Quay, albeit with a passenger service. It would be operated by two 00 Works J15s, a "Mayner" G2, and as things progressed, other steam engines in 1950s mode, with some nasty diseasels appearing in the form of a couple of "C"s and "A"s, and if ever a high-quality B101
    2 points
  6. Just saw this on eBay today, for anybody interested: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Translink-NIR-C3000-3-car-Bodyshell-Set-by-CMAC-Model-Railways/174679168105?hash=item28abb09469:g:x04AAOSwPv9gS1~8
    2 points
  7. I like this wayyyyyy more then i should, doesn't suit the coach but.....
    2 points
  8. It is as easy to do a thing right as wrong. I don't see the point of asking folks like Jhb, who know their beans, to contribute and then just ignore their input and do your own mish mash interpretation. A friend of mine (non enthusiast) watched it and said it looked lovely but said didn't learn all that much about the railway.
    2 points
  9. Enjoyed by film clip of the Lough Swilly supplied with photos for episode 4 being used to transport Derry to Waterford for a day. Will wait now for my photos of Greenore Hotel to appear at the "Giants Causeway Steam Railway" sponsored by the local dodgy MP!
    2 points
  10. https://www.rte.ie/gaeilge/2021/0330/1206964-rediscovering-irelands-railway-routes-iarnrod-enda/ Six part series, first being on the Waterford to Dungarvan line. Looks like something similar to Michael Portillo's show
    1 point
  11. Has anyone any seen any photo of the dining car built for the Rosslare to Cork line? It would have formed part of the purpose built rake from 1906 onwards including 11 coaches of the same profile, three brake composites, seven composite coaches and a dining car. https://www.steamtrainsireland.com/rpsi-collection/21/861-gswr-carriage
    1 point
  12. DCC dropper plan, plus the eastern head shunt can be toggle switched from ordinary track to DCC programming track using a switch. DCC dropper pairs in red.
    1 point
  13. Spot on, took 134 out of the box and compared it to the other two, much brighter. Controller.
    1 point
  14. Those cars are 1950/1 Ford Prefects, which dates THAT picture. Yes, car transport by rail actually lasted (just about) into the 1970s!
    1 point
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  16. Something ive seen done in my native county is murals and monuments dedicated to the past, no words. Just encouragment that encourage you to research yourself. Granted there are signs everywhere but these really stand out to me and the youngsters alike This one is in west cork, but miles away from the railway. Made out of scrap materials and yet 464 is done well a recently completed Bandon tank model at Enniskeane with its own plynth. Colourful and thought provoking mural at skibbereen no words, just triggers curiosity Another recently completed mur
    1 point
  17. I don’t mind greenways if done sensitively. Ireland was over furnished with railways and most of them have no rationale for resurrection - not even my beloved SLNC! If a greenway gets people enjoying fresh air and their heritage, that’s all good. Programmes like this can do a lot of good, and are only enhanced when the images are accurate. It’s all part of that respect for the past. Look at this heritage trail sign from Fivemiletown, which shows the pride they have in their railway history - they get the loco shape right and didn’t just grab a ‘train’ off some graphics library ...I can overlo
    1 point
  18. Regarding car transport. There's this one of Glanmire Road from the National library of Ireland O'Dea Collection. Its a screen grab so if its not approriate please delete.
    1 point
  19. I have been checking out the W Moguls and now realise that the earlier ones were delivered with smaller Fowler tenders so the tender behind the loco in the photo could have been for it. I can't find much out about livery changes but the only photos I have found so far with the lining on the buffer beam as in the photo are of the first 4 built in 1933. Also in the batch of negs I am now processing is this view of a rake or possibly train of cars at Cork Docks behind E414 on 26 June 1959. I think someone earlier on the Forum asked the question whether car trains ran on Irish railways. This
    1 point
  20. Nice use of an Airfix signal box to create a Waterford style tribute. Good use of space and the vertical dimension.
    1 point
  21. With a period of enforced annual leaving approaching due to end of year and outstanding leave due to Covid, I decided to set myself a small task of building a small micro layout. A diesel depot was chosen as my small fleet of GMs (and soon to be bolstered by the As) needed somewhere that I could pose them and take nice pictures and would offer some potienial in the limited space I had due to the life of living in rental accomadation. Just two photos to start off with of the shed area from nearly the same angle, just after track laying finished and just after scenic work has started
    1 point
  22. Dang! It should be in British Rail blue!
    1 point
  23. Best read with a French accent. Pierre is a fighter pilot and one day he takes his girlfriend Mimi for a picnic. After a while, things get amorous and they start kissing, though Mimi is a little perturbed when Pierre pours red wine on her face. Pierre! What are you doing? I am Pierre the fighter pilot and when I kiss your rich red lips, I must have the red wine to accompany them. Things develop and Mimi's top comes off, though she is surprised when Pierre pours white wine over her bosom. Pierre, what are you doing? I am Pierre the fighter pilot and when I kiss you
    1 point
  24. The majority of the viewing public would not notice the difference between an ICR and a a C&L train of 1900. When I worked as guard on a UK heritage line a lot of our bread and butter non-enthusiasts could not tell the difference between a steam and a diesel loco, they both made smoke and a lot of noise. They enjoyed the ritual of travelling on an old style train at a leisurely speed looking at the scenery or just chatting, an escape from the hassle of every day commuting whether by car or public transport.
    1 point
  25. There is a photo of part of the Boat Train including the dining car 353 arriving in Cork from Cobh on p 11 of Irish Broad Gauge Carriages by Desmond Cookham. The train is in the new GSR Brown and Cream Livery most likely a Cobh-Kingsbridge "American Mail" with three through coaches for Rosslare Harbour. There is a diagram of the Dining car and other Rosslare express stock in Transport Associates GSWR carriage diagram book, I can scan a copy if you want. The J Mc Cartney Roberts and R N Clements albums in the IRRS flickr collection contain a lot of photos of pre-amalgamation stock, it
    1 point
  26. Exclusive look at giants causway tramway footage there going to use:
    1 point
  27. Would not surprise me in the slightest. That actually REALLY annoys me; when so-called researchers don't do an OUNCE of research, and cobble together any old "steam train engine" stuff of a "train" running into a "train station" on "train tracks" - and yes, a Scottish equivalent of an ICR built in 1998 is fine to show the Cavan & Leitrim in 1900.......... If any history is to be recorded, it MUST be done accurately. Even if it's a "chat-show"-standard programme starring a culchie with wild hair. Jayyyysus...... I'm off to get me shmelling salts................!
    1 point
  28. Ahhh yes, the traditional waterford sport of British steam engine racing
    1 point
  29. 129 & 133 have recently joined the fleet. Chuffed with this little lot.
    1 point
  30. Love the lighting in the pit. Brings the scene to life, and highlights all of those little details that would probably be missed otherwise.
    1 point
  31. Quite proud of how these coal loads turned out! They are the Dapol ones that came with the unpainted wagons, sprayed with gunmetal grey to give a graphite sheen then blackwash to give some texture and matte areas. Super pleased that it captures the shiny yet dusty look of certain coal grades haha
    1 point
  32. Yes they have a few photos from your collection identified and a few that appear to be from you via a different source!
    1 point
  33. You'd actually be surprised what a Giant's Causeway one could throw up! A line with a fascinating and very unique history......
    1 point
  34. There hardly going to do a full episode on the giants causway railway! Oh well at least the west clare, achill DNGR and lough swilly get covered
    1 point
  35. Its not on the list I have been given for what is hopefully a first series. I have provided views for the Lough Swilly programme but don't know how many will survive the 'cutting room' I doubt that I will be able to view the series here in the "Centre of Britain"
    1 point
  36. Here is me praying the west cork gets an episode
    1 point
  37. A couple of photos of the empty coal train at the "town" end of the layout taken with an iPhone. Photos are usually taken in the opposite direction looking towards the engine shed. I was pretty amazed with the depth of field with this simple point and click camera compared with a Canon DSLR I usually use for model photos. 6T passing the station building. The corrugated shed and station building are based on Drumshanbo on the C&L all modelled in Wills material sheets the stone work painted in Floquil "Concrete" with the mortar courses picked out in an off white. The station is ba
    1 point
  38. A bit of a mix and match with Keadue & my Workbench repair shop topics. I am focusing on finishing a long list of incomplete projects before starting any new builds, the last two weekends (being holiday weekends in NZ)were a good opportunity to put my New Year resolutions to the test completing and upgrading existing models. Having successfully assembled and tested 52 Class/D17 No 98, the next job on the list was to complete the small Midland tank 553, overhaul 2L and repair the loco-tender plug & socket on the MGWR 2-4-0 Arrow. I painted and assembled 533 earlier
    1 point
  39. The clue is in the 'water'. They're doing Ulysses. And in O Gauge, too.
    1 point
  40. Couple of pictures of the completed rake of curtian/drop sided cement wagons on the layout
    1 point
  41. Point and Signal console finally assembled and sprayed with under coat, panels placed to test the look, will give it a finishing coat of metallic grey, tomorrow and hopefully fit in place at weekend. The big task of connecting then begins TDR
    1 point
  42. Following this one with interest JB, just hope you get the liveries right........ Am not an authority by any means but the straight lines catch the eye a bit: looking at Ballynahinch Junction now makes me think I should have angled the running lines a bit in relation to the baseboard edges, even though the prototype was dead straight (until the point of divergence). Love the culvert and bridge - I have a plan for something similar for my 'micro', plans for which are still simmering! Good luck with the build sir.
    1 point
  43. Looking good jhb I would support an extension to this layout, but no address to submit 'Comments & Observations' has been given for the Chief Domestic Officer so therefore I argue that planning permission should be granted by default! Eoin
    1 point
  44. Hi JHB Mr Coakham's book IBGC has a photo on page 44 of heating van No. 3131 sporting aluminium livery Eoin
    1 point
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