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  1. Said goodbye to another project today Not going to happen now, grandkids want phones & tablets What will happen with all my stuff?
    6 points
  2. Have a couple done myself Seoirse All kinds of values on it, what I paid, what it might be worth and best price on Bay etc The son was not interested in trains till he saw it. First kid I ever saw looking at a layout with his calculator on his lap
    4 points
  3. Received a few packages lately, this one of special interest. Thanks @Rob
    4 points
  4. Troops On my wanderings over the weekend I came across this little treasure A shop crammed with all things for us modellers/collectors Everything from Hornby trains to Star Wars and everything in between And when I say crammed I mean crammed Die cast cars, Oxford to 1:18 Formula 1 Plastic kits of anything you care to mention GI Joe, Batman, James Bond the list goes on JCB's in all scales Trucks Tractors Lead Soldiers Granny Bracken was seen with a Barbie in her little paws but I made her put it back, 2 hours flew by and I reckon I had not seen all there was to offer If you are ever in the parish I would recommend a visit SatNav said A67 W960 on the South Quay.
    3 points
  5. I have a spread sheet done up, When you tally it up the Figures become a tad Scary.... I normally Leave the Receipt in the box too if I do pop me clogs the Daughter has a keen eye on the stuff I have and what prices have been Realised!
    2 points
  6. We'll all descend like vultures on Bray if we're still around. I suppose that auction should remind us that we should leave a note for our loved ones with the real value of all this stuff, just in case we are hit by a bus in the morning! If it ended up in an unsuitable offline auction it might fetch far far less than it's worth. I'm sure I'm not the only one that downplays the cost when a parcel comes through the door lol.
    2 points
  7. Mary will take it to Bray and sell it.
    2 points
  8. @Warbonnet - Yesterday you said; Look out for more pics in the coming days... [sic] - is today not one of those days? PS. Not being impatient or anything like that but I am in the twilight years of my life and I've little else to get up for.
    2 points
  9. Evening folks, The latest update to the June gallery features. Sunday 20th June 2021: The pictures from the day start off at Garrykennedy Marina before heading out to Ballygibbon to photo the test train over the Nenagh Branch in advance of passenger services resuming. Monday 21th June 2021: After a break of 162 days due to COVID19 travel restrictions and enginnering works on the route, rail services between Limerick - Nenagh - Ballybrophy resumed on Monday 21st June 2021. Photos come from Nenagh Station and Ballinteenoe. Click https://bit.ly/2UqV5hy to view all the images. [url=https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/June-2021/i-dv9Fb3Q/A][img]https://photos.smugmug.com/2021-Photos/June-2021/i-dv9Fb3Q/0/2abc16ad/S/DSC_5555-S.jpg[/img][/url]
    1 point
  10. Still a big empty column down the left where the A Classes should be!
    1 point
  11. Great to see they landed! Very impressive display- really extensive!
    1 point
  12. I usually phone him in the evenings. No on the web site.
    1 point
  13. few year to go yet kid. probably about 30 or so if I am lucky. Thing is I met a few lads paragliding while up the mountains. love to have a bash at it. 10 locos sold off would have me right to give it a bash!
    1 point
  14. Settle down, lads, he's probably not gonna keel over just yet.
    1 point
  15. @Wrenneire - If the vultures on here get a sniff that you might have to get rid of your stuff they'll start circulating your house. Where exactly do you live?
    1 point
  16. What size of a skip for all of it?
    1 point
  17. Is the CVR coach Worsley Works or did Andrew Mullins produce a 3mm scale version of the Branchlines CVR coaches I am tempted to build a CVR 0-4-2T & a 4w Passenger Brake in 4mm myself to go with a pair of Branchlines Coaches & a Horsebox I bought/built about 30 years ago.
    1 point
  18. I wish I knew JHB, could of been a Knock special, can't remember but it was a noise lovely to hear leaving Sallypark
    1 point
  19. What was that as a matter if interest - a service train? Or a GAA or pilgrimage special? I think the most I ever saw was something like 11 + two tin vans, and another time 12 including a BR van......... Recently saw a pic of a Youghal summer seaside special probably about 1960 with about 16-18 six-wheelers behind an "A" class!
    1 point
  20. More challenges It seems to me that, as the basic parts of a kit come together, so do the chances of it not happening as intended. A couple of degrees out of alignment, a millimetre or so the wrong way and [just as everything should be lining nicely], suddenly problems appear. I remember once getting lucky with a 7mm scale white metal kit of a narrow gauge Baldwin 4-6-0T - nothing lined up, but somehow the sum of the parts was greater than the whole and it looked fine. Not so here though, for having made up the boiler and smokebox units, assembling them on the footplate showed all was not well. The boiler was simple enough to make, especially as I still have the club's set of rolling bars, while the smokebox has a neat inner frame to help you along. However, because I am modelling an F6 in near original condition, this has meant making it 'waisted', rather than straight sided, so this has meant making a new front, complete with oven type doors. The biggest problem here was adding the strapping, hinges, handles & so on, which was really fiddly and I ought to have used my RSU instead of a conventional soldering iron. I tried adding rivets using my GW Models press, but this didn't work out well, so they were sanded off & I'll eventually add them using ones from an Archer's transfer sheet. So far, so good, but in assembling the pieces problems arose. At the firebox end, there is a 3mm gap, which is supposed to be filled by bending out saw toothed sections on the firebox, but it didn't look right to me, so instead I've added a short section from curved brass strip and then filed it to be a nice fit. However, both the drawings and photos show the joint should curve down to the boiler from the firebox top, so I used a piece of 2mm brass wire, plus lots of solder to emulate this. As it stands, some filler will be needed though to get the right shape. At the smokebox end, there is a very noticeable drop down to the boiler, which should be in three shorter steps. Had I been thinking ahead, I could have cut two discs from 18 and 15thou brass sheet, which would have had the bonus of closing the gap at the firebox end. Instead, I used 0.9mm brass wire, bend around the join. Once soldered in place, this was carefully filed to a square profile, then a second ring of 0.7mm wire was added on top and given the same treatment. I then needed to add a new front boiler band from thin brass strip and did the same to the front edge of the firebox. Finally, I used a piece of small section L shaped brass, bent round a piece of one inch pipe to make a piece of beading to hide the join between the firebox and cab front. Still with me? Well done, because the work was indeed as tedious as this must read! One correction I now need to do is to grind off the top steps on the coal bunker, as early on their lives, these engines had no upper coal rails, so the steps weren't needed. However, I have a question for the cognoscenti among you - the water filler sits in the coal space, so would it have been originally as tall as it was later, to stand above coal rails? Speaking of corrections, am pretty sure I'll need to turn a new chimney, while the casting for the dome looks decidedly anorexic - compared to the drawing, it should be a scale six inches more in diameter. Life is complicated they say, that's why it is fun. Allegedly....
    1 point
  21. He must have had a good imagination. The layout for the Brick Factory outside Rathnew in Wicklow also had this arrangement. I assume it allowed a loco to sit on the siding to allow the siding be fillled by a mainline train and thus shunted afterwards? Seems too short for a passing loop. This could qualify as a minimally interesting track layout with an interesting industiral setting? More here - https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/places/rathnew/the_rathnew_brickworks
    1 point
  22. There was also a flour store behind the two goods stores fed by little stretch of narrow gauge rail on which ran a small bogie to transport the sacks. It was too short for a loco though. https://www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/30806021/killananima-dromahair-leitrim Strangely the Historic 25" map also shows a loop in the goods yard, which I've chosen to model. I've never seen this in any photos so can only presume it is either a figment of the surveyor's imagination or it was removed earlier in the station's history. Not many photos of the SLNCR seem to exist prior to the 50s and I've never found any early ones taken at Dromahair.
    1 point
  23. More Angus & Galtemore's territory Dromahair on the SLNCR is another station where trains crossed using a siding as there was never a passing loop. The layout was very simple with a running line two sidings and 3 points. The SLNCR made up for the simple track layout with an unusual two armed signal at the Enniskillen end of the station to facilitate trains crossing. The upper arm acted as an Outer Home signal to allow trains to approach from the Enniskillen direction while another train was at the platform. The lower arm which had an X on the sighting bar acted as an Advanced Starting signal permitting a train to enter the Dromahair-Manorhamilton section, the lower arm also acted as a 'Shunt Back Signal" to allow east bound goods trains to reverse back into the yard for shunting or to cross trains. Although small the station appears to have been fairly busy with goods traffic with two goods stores, one of the stores was destroyed by fire in the early 1950s but quickly rebuilt. Florencecourt 5 miles from Enniskillen was simpler still a goods shed and loading bank served bay a single siding connected to the running line by a crossover in the middle, single storey station building, level crossing, signal box and up and down running signals. Although more or less in the middle of the countryside the station served a Fermanagh County Council depot and received bitumen in 45gal barrels until the line closed. Glenfarne along with being a Free State and Republic of Ireland customs post appears to have handled Leitrim County Council bitumen traffic the loading bank is covered in tar barrels in most 1950s photos. I guess tar barrels are a must for a 1920s to 60s Irish layout before Councils started receiving tar and bitumen in bulk road and rail tankers.
    1 point
  24. Just having a rough guess but I've a feeling that today isn't one of those days also!
    1 point
  25. Gorgeous!!! I can't remember if I ordered A36 or A54 but either way both of them look gorgeous, cant wait to see what those day-glo panels are like
    1 point
  26. There's a good bit of interesting footage in this - it passed me by at the time.
    1 point
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