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  1. Kevin You threw up a bit of a curved ball there with batch and pre-order quantities of rtr wagons w Because of the low level of demand minimum expressions of interest/order quantities applied to the production of etched loco and rolling stock kits. We are committed to manufacturing the 3D printed wagons on our website (in much larger batches than 10!), the number of pre-orders will obviously influence the number of wagons produced and the number of models may be increased in response to demand. One of the benefits of 3D printing over traditional manufacture is that its fairly simple to produce a repeat of a model or produce custom models or one-off prints, the main constraint is the time consuming nature of clean up process and removal of the support structure. The anticipated release dates on the website are indicative only and are based on the current state of knowledge and will provide regular progress updates beginning with the decorated samples of Grain Wagons and Brake Vans with wheel logo expected mid-late August. We are establishing in house 3D printing capability while our current supplier is working to improve print quality with test prints of the Grain Wagon in different resins for approval mid July. We are planning to install in a high resolution desktop printer for prototyping and small batch production later this month with a production machine due late 2021/early 2022. While there are likely to be teething problems developing in-house printing capability capability should result in greater level of control over production and quality of the finished models. The ability to print in house with an external supplier as a back up for large orders will allow for more reliable production planning and manufacturing time frames. Not bad considering I only had an "idea" of 3D printing models in May 2020.
    6 points
  2. Hi all, A mixture of things on the bench at the moment with lots of re-spray and lining work happening and some some ditch light fitting
    5 points
  3. The C Class may have been used for operational convenience, the Cs seems to have been worked quite intensively on the West Cork with two main line goods trains each way daily & the loco of the "Drimoleague Goods" working some of the Skibbereen & Baltimore passenger/mixed trains & the loco of one-of the Up Goods swapping over with the Clonakilty C for its weekly examination and maintenance. The main draw back of using an A on a daily West Cork goods there wouldn't have been another A to take over and haul the goods when it broke down, when a C broke down they could always rob a C off the second goods, a branch passenger train or a beet or a cattle special. Certainly a C in its original or B233-4, B201/201 Class for would be an ideal follow up for the IRM A Class, as much as I like the Sulzers they did not have the same wide sphere of use or variety of liveries to support a rtr model as the Metrovicks
    5 points
  4. The original intention was that the A class numbering would revert to A1 to A60 after all locomotives had been re-engined. The 'r' suffix was only to identify the GM-powered locos in a mixed fleet and once all locos had been done it was no longer needed. As Warbonnet says above, A1 did receive that number with the Supertrain livery, but before it appeared out of Inchicore CIE had decided to adopt the new numbering scheme and it became 001.
    3 points
  5. Our online store is now live!!!!!!!!!! https://jmdesignmodelrailways.com/ There has been a lot going on behind the scenes since the first batch of brake vans arrived from our suppliers in April, the main upshot is that the business is developing its own 3D printing capability while working with our supplier to improve consistency and quality of the models. This will lead to some delay in releasing models to market but should result in a better product. We have finalised the graphics for the next batch of brake vans and the bulk grain wagon with Railtec Transfers producing the transfers, we will probably use pad printing for the open wagon and more generic wagons in the pipeline. We are likely to start shipping the 52 Class loco kits in late July with the final detail parts and bearings arriving this afternoon, with shipping of 4w vans expected August/September.
    2 points
  6. Centre door filled with milliput superfine and sanded. I just used the glazing as a base for the filler. The gangway doors I had to cut out as they were firmly glued in place. I couldn't get the corridor connections off so just masked carefully around them. They'll stay black anyway. I'll remove the masking before the final coats of matt varnish. AFAIK the fawn colour on the Bachmann FK is an error and they were red in reality even with BR. The centre door is noticeably proud of the rest of the coach side, especially lower on the tumblehome. This can be seen in the pics where sanding shows the areas immediately adjacent aren't being touched by the sanding block initially. With a bit of patience however the door bulge is sanded away flush to the coach side. A first coat of primer applied after degreasing.
    2 points
  7. Yes, just like in steam days! Had the lines survived, you’re going to have C’s on the goods for a few years more, then almost certainly a takeover by 141s. Half a dozen would have replaced everything, including the railcar. By 1970 you’re looking at a passenger set consisting of three laminates and a tin van, with 141 haulage. Goods the same. A self contained system with nothing but 141s actually has quite an appeal about it!
    2 points
  8. In my mind, the west cork would jave been a dumping ground for crossely C class locos if it made it to 1963. Perhaps the rocksavage works would have been able to keep them running consistantly Ill take C202 in silver, C212 in green (may as well be black!) And C206 In black and tan!
    2 points
  9. I believe 044 051 205 183 & 187 but not too sure how long they carried them. Excellent picture of 183 & 187 on the IRRS Flickr site in Cork both ex works sporting black roofs.
    2 points
  10. 1. Currency: We have set up the option to display prices in Euro, Stirling, US, Canadian & Australian $ which should cover most customers under the Shopify Pay system, customers will be invoiced in NZ$, otherwise the banking and admin side of things becomes extremely expensive. 2. Duty & VAT: We originally planned to set up a DDTP system as an option for customers in the UK & Ireland and but have been unable to find a shipper who currently provides this service at a reasonable rate (for small shipments) to the European Union. Our shipper offers a relatively reasonably priced DDTP service to the UK and expect to have a DDTP option in place once we complete the UK VAT & EORI registration process, funnily enough we are already registered with the Irish Revenue but thats another story. 3. Consolidated orders: There should be no problem in consolidating orders or holding items until an order is complete. 4. Liveries and colour schemes: We are holding back on marketing certain models until the decorated samples are complete. I have prepared 5 different graphic schemes for the bulk grain wagon without considering the GSR period & 70s brown. The unlettered wagons will be in light grey just didn't have a suitable photo.
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  11. As I'm largely blocked on further progress on the Limas due to not hearing anything back from Shawplan, I will turn my attention to the Bachmann mk2a's for now. These are the pair with the plated over centre doors. First step is to remove the wire door handle sand back the mouldings around the door frame. I think it's better to do this before filling the window and step because it's much easier to see when I am flush with the coach side as paint starts coming off.
    2 points
  12. I saw an origional one of these in castlerea railway meuseum the other day. Ironically pulled from the a West Cork station of Waterfall Perhaps advertisment posters and boads would be easier to come by? I think those who did the bantry layout made posters like these ones Edit: Bingo
    1 point
  13. @Colin R Colin, Your second poster, for identification purposes is going to be this one (which is copyrighted to all posters.com) Available from them as a 24" x18" poster which might not accurately equate to the size of the prototype which looks to be more like 3' tall. Not familiar with the one with the shamrock but will post if come across it.
    1 point
  14. I was lucky enough that my dad took me to the last transfer in 1976, I remember being scared about the cutting near Kent Station and if a train came along when I was in it! I was also lucky to be young enough to see the whole of Albert Quay from the old wrought iron bridge when it was a storage yard for all sorts of stuff, I remember ESB trucks and lots of pallets It was all gone by the early 1980's. My dad worked near the snotty bridge and told me about the teatime railcars and the beet specials.
    1 point
  15. A little outside my era of interest, Rich. Although saying that, it does look fantastic. I have to admit, I'm seriously tempted by the version carrying the points logo.
    1 point
  16. Hold in there Jason it won't be long. Don't chance a fart just incase. Can't wait to see them myself. The Supertrain looks amazing. Rich,
    1 point
  17. No - in fact 001 might have been the only one; mind you, they often got so dirty they might as well have been. But I think the black roof was like the orange shading on numerals on a black background - the first few only, or in this case maybe only the first one.
    1 point
  18. New one to me, Warbonnet - I suspect this is like the very first "Woolwich" in MGWR livery, but sprayed GSR grey before even a fire had been lit in her, and that "A" with the yellow band at Inchicore - something which didn't actually see the light of day. As Seagoebox shows above, at first it had "001"; that pic was a photoshoot before it entered traffic. It will also be seen that the very first examples painted into "Supertrain" livery had their numbers on the ends shaded in orange, same way that the ones on the sides were shaded in black. I saw this on at least one 141 too, but the very first 121s I saw (IN 1972) had plain white numerals on the ends.
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  19. There are photos of it with A1 numbers between the windscreen and on the buffer beam that popped up in the Facebook groups. Will do a deep dive look and see if I can find them again. Sadly, Facebook is useless for finding old threads of info, why forums are better!
    1 point
  20. I must agree with Noel - I have in my possession an official CIE photo (in black and white!) of the Supertrain on Bray Head - and yes, it did look like futuristic. But, that said, a bit late for me from a modelling standpoint. Still contemplating a green "stripped" one! I must sell my hoard of Super Train coaches! It'll help pay for all these goodies!
    1 point
  21. Ordered No 18. Looking forward to August! ST was an iconic livery for the A's heralding the super train launch in 1972 with matching livery mk2 coaches rounded coach ends matching the roof profile of the loco. It all looked so modern back then in an Ireland that still played the national anthem when RTE went off air every night, usually around 11pm, and when traffic lights were still black and white. The super train was like a space ship to an Ireland still getting used to morris minor's and ford anglia's
    1 point
  22. 0.5mm shanked drills are available from Proxxon at reasonable prices and also quality German and Swiss 0.5mm drills can also be found via the Jewellery tool supplier Cousins UK and Cookson Gold. I have some Seiko drills in the 0.2 to 0.3mm range that appear on Ebay from time to time price is around £25 for a box of ten. Other than that there are plenty of straight shanked drills available, I just find handling them a bit of a pain once they get down to the smaller diameters. You also need a decent quality pin chuck to hold them. I also use some three side micro broaches from Bergeon for adjusting very small holes to size
    1 point
  23. I was never a fan of the silver livery but the silver model does look very good. Must go and count the savings.
    1 point
  24. I'm in the same boat, and hoping it will be possible to consolidate an order. I also have a couple of questions. Is it possible to obtain appropriate lettering and logos for the bulk grain wagon and the open wagon? Also with regard to the bulk grain wagon the picture shown on the website displays this in a bauxite livery which is probably as they were at the end of their lives, However, for the greater part of their lives they were probably painted grey and it seems some of them were painted a bright red late '40s to early '60s, will these liveries be offered? Excellent stuff thank you
    1 point
  25. Great stuff John. Nice clean webshop there. I'd also be in the market for a couple of the flying snail brake vans and some of the other wagons which are available to preorder. A question which I'll ask here rather than by PM as I reckon I won't be the only one wondering this... Can the more patient among us order several different items and wait until everything is available before shipping as a single package to save on shipping costs?
    1 point
  26. Yes, the carbide ones are really intended to cope with the glass fibres in printed circuit boards, etc., and they can often be 'used' and a little dull, too - but they have their uses in softer materials - HSS is definitely better for all-round use and, particularly, use in metal materials. The smaller carbide drills are very prone to mishandling when hand-held, and the potential for small, sharp pieces to fly about does need to be taken seriously.
    1 point
  27. HI, I use various sizes of pin vice that hold bits from 0.3mm up to 3mm. Drill bits I use are from Expo tools and they last me around 8-12 months with the cutting edge becoming blunt after that but then I use then a lot and once blunt I still keep them for drilling in to softer materials and for applying glue etc. I also have a set of PCB drills to do anything in plastic as that seam to work better than anything else. One of the issue is that unless you are using a pillar drill as you drill by hand the dill bit flexes due to the movment of your hand. When using the samller dill bits I only have a few mm of the drill bit sticking out of the bottom of the chuck it try and give it a bit of strength whilst drilling. Also dont press down as you drill let the drill cut at its own pace as this also helps to prevent breakages. Lubrication wise, I don't on anything other than white metal and for white metal I use a bit of spit as it works better tha anything else. Thanks Simon
    1 point
  28. My God,all of the liverys are looking class.However I have just ordered 036 in IR livery to bolster the fleet.
    1 point
  29. Thanks Noel, the crossover was made by Patrick Nichols in England from peco points, a real superb piece of work, professionally put together into one piece
    1 point
  30. What’s badly needed, indeed essential, for running with As is the tin van. Plus a GSWR 1910-20 period bogie; many of these lasted into black’n’tan days with final examples lasting until 1974.
    1 point
  31. The pre-production model displayed at the Blackrock exhibition was hand-painted for the event and the green paint used was not an exact match for the real A46. The production locos are colour-matched to samples of the correct colours. Some of the locos with the lighter of the two green shades also had the eu-de-nil band, so that's definitely one for the future...
    1 point
  32. Now THOSE in CIE livery are EXACTLY what a green or silver “A” needs behind it!
    1 point
  33. Around 1964/5, you could have had SIX variants together - just about. The silver livery was first in 1955. By 1958 they were being repainted green (lighter; the very few dark variants were a little later). However, some remained silver - albeit so utterly filthy you really could barely tell what colour they were - until c.1965; then going directly to black, skipping the green. So, first of all, you've a few silver alongside mostly green 1958-c.64/5. A couple get the dark green about 1960-ish - I'd have to check. Black appears in late 1962, with full height tan sides; not wearing well, and all-black variant appears during 1963 - and some with yellow panels c.1963/4. So, if you stick the timescale of your layout to be preserved in aspic in 1964, let's say; you have: 1. Silver - very badly decomposed and about to be repainted 2. Green - lighter 3. Green - darker (just a couple of them) 4. Black with high tan sides 5. Black 6. Black with yellow end panels. By the late 1960s, the three black variants are the only show in town. Once re-engined, low tan side bands were the norm but a few had high tan sides, including preserved A39. "Supertrain" livery in 1972 became standard for all until 1987, when the "tippex" lines were gradually added. Who said the 1990s were interesting, again?
    1 point
  34. @Edo - The photographs of the 121s on websites didn't do the early liveried versions real justice, they look way better in the flesh. As per Wrenneire's post above, if the full range is available at the Bray show it'd be worth going - it will eliminate any doubts some people have about the grey livery, think it shows off all the details of the prototype at it's best. Same with the As, I only had eyes for the EMD engined As until I saw the Crossley versions at the last Annual Railway Exhibition in 2019. I think that the As as they appeared originally have a bit more character than the later up-rated versions.
    1 point
  35. Morning everyone, One A Class variant we never showed at decoration stage was A42 in green. The decorated shell we got was a bit wrong to say the least, but after sorting out the decoration with China we got it looking ship-shape as it should be. Check it out! Pre order yours right here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a42-a-class-locomotive
    1 point
  36. Some weathering done with tips from Martyn's Book and a few of my own..... Eoin
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  37. Looks the business, very tidy interior. How things have changed over the years. Not taking anything away from the 141/181, still love them to bits, but christ were they hard to get into. Made getting a bra off with one hand seem like a doddle.
    1 point
  38. I have ordered 2. I must not get any more…..I must not get any more…..I must not get any more…..I must not get any more….. I must not get any more…..I must not get any more…..I must not get any more…..I must not get any more….. I must not get any more…..I must not get any more…..
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  40. They really do look the business. Just my opinion but I think from seeing the Silver version posted above these and the two green versions will look something special when seen in the flesh. Of course they are all looking great, can't wait, well done Lads.
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  41. HI, I will see what I can do as the only flat cars I have are in 1/35th scale
    1 point
  42. Tutorial would be nice so the rest of us can see how you achieved such a great look!
    1 point
  43. Some of the rails being added to the sleepering. I had also best pull my finger out and crack on with it as the layout now has its first exhibiton booking for next year......
    1 point
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