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  1. Goods train passing Keilys Cross.
    15 points
  2. Wexford Model Railway Club are pleased to announce that they are planning to hold an Open Day at St Joseph's Community Centre, Newline Road, Wexford on Sunday 24th October from 11 am to 5 pm (subject to prevailing covid Regulations). We will have a range of club and member layouts on display including "Little Siddington" our premier O gauge layout which now has scenery completed all the way around its 33 feet by 15 feet perimeter with all signals working! An array of traders will be attending including Irish Railway Models and Model Rail Accessories. The main sports hall will provide ample room for social distancing while allowing everyone to enjoy this first post-covid model railway event. Donations will be accepted at the door for WMRC building extension and club funds.
    6 points
  3. And here are a few images from that day.. no 4 worked LE from Whitehead to Magheramorne, shunted a bit and brought wagons to York Road and then brought genny van from body work repairs at York Road round to Central Service Depot Via Antrim (run round). Finally returned light engine later that evening to Whitehead. Pictures taken at Magheramorne, Ballyclare no 3 crossing, Kilmakee (loco inspector Frank Dunlop) and Crumlin station.
    6 points
  4. I hope to dust down Bog Road Level Crossing and bring it along on the day
    5 points
  5. “I don’t know why he does that. Every single time he travels, he has to look in every window first….” ”It’s as well for him there’s only the one coach…”
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  6. Smokebox;- All the parts removed from fret and cleaned up. Main structure folded and ready to solder the captive nut on- this is the body to chassis mounting nut. The structure is partly folded as a stretcher part slots in after the nut is soldered, the stretcher has tabs front n back hence 'partly folded'. Nut soldered and stretcher in I soldered the sides first, if one was to force the front & back closed to solder first the base bows and the smokebox will not sit level on the footplate- so sides first. Then front and back, ensuring they are perpendicular to the base. The reverse curves on the wrapper are bent over a 6mm rod to the rough shape. The wrapper was then curved over a 16mm rod and then bolted to the main structure with 10BA bolts- the bolts pull the wrapper in at the bottom, the shape can be assessed while doing this and adjustments can be made by removing the bolts- I like this idea. The base of the smokebox front needs a 2mm dia curve outwards which slots into a half etched recess in the running plate, this was a bit tricky getting things to line up- the curve starts just under the holes for the front grab rail. Just a test fit before I start soldering. The unit will be soldered on the inside through the holes front and back, the front cover will go on at the same time while soldering on the inside so the front has solder applied to the back face in readiness. Some pushing and clamping was required to get the return curves up tight to the structure, working on short sections at a time, moving to the other end alternately until the unit was soldered up- reward! = burnt fingers! Needs a bit of a cleanup and maybe a few soldering touch ups at front bottom sides! Joy rigged on the running plate to assess fit. A bit of fettling to the firebox junction with the cab is required and then I reckon the smokebox, boiler and firebox can be soldered into one unit!! Eoin
    4 points
  7. some more CIE Mk2 pics... And for reasons of balance..... a few Executive NIR Mk2's...
    4 points
  8. I have been busy the last few months with my first acting role with a local community theater during which time the layout was ignored. The show went very well im glad to report and now that it's done the layout is receiving attention again. Here we see a Waterfor bound goods passing Keilys Cross
    4 points
  9. Thanks - that led me on a most interesting Google hunt! Images from DubDee on Flickr.
    4 points
  10. And we wonder why people don’t understand our hobby Sad thing is I know exactly what you mean !!!
    4 points
  11. County Donegal Railways today: Photographer recorded this as Donegal Town but I'm not so sure Railcar 18 , 1July 1959 This is though 24 August 1954
    4 points
  12. Additionally, "Prospect Road TMD" (BR diesel outline) in O Gauge will be making it's exhibition debut at the Open Day alongside it's little cousin "Diesel Depot" in OO (CIE outline)!
    3 points
  13. Hi JB, Expo tools;- https://www.expotools.com/index.html All manner of tools, clamps n vices, and materials The website has the whole catalogue but it can be hard to find specific items so if you order from them buy the printed catalogue which makes things easier. Eoin
    3 points
  14. Great pics, not long after this a massive fire destroyed the carriage shop, at least one of the imported MK2's was lost also IE got good use out of them given they were destined for scrap initially, they traded a few old C class locos in for them with Vic Berry in Leicester, UK
    3 points
  15. Happenings in Dugort…… On one day’s train spotting in 1966, C201 has brought in the goods, but expired with a broken fuel pipe in the siding, where C230 will rescue her later. Meanwhile B125 retrieves the passenger set from the back loop road for the 11:40 to “town”.
    3 points
  16. “I wish there was Guinness in these - we could roll one away!” ”Charlie, that joke just gets funnier every damn time you tell it…..”
    3 points
  17. Folks I need some odds and ends to make up kits and make buildings. Where's the best place to get small clamps and vices (no, not those ones), model gutterings and downpipes, and realistic looking windows and doors? Got a few bits in Mark's Models yesterday but more stuff needed.
    2 points
  18. I delivered some stuff there a while ago and he gave me a good look round the place. It would be ungentlemanly to guess at his age then, but he'll be ten years older now...
    2 points
  19. That's brilliant news. Other than my birthday (which is on the 24th September next) didn't think I'd have anything else to look forward to. I'd say that it will be busy. Glad to see that there'll be an 0 scale layout on display, have become a fan of the larger models since my eyesight started to deteriorate.
    2 points
  20. I attach a very grainy B&W photo of the saloon interior of dining car 547, taken at GVS in January 1976
    2 points
  21. Stumbled across this odd little railway on one of the freight industry Journals, would make an ideal micro layout for some one who is VERY space limited.. Consists of about 100ft of track with a road/rail tractor and two flat cars.. But is is fully functional and due to a strange quirk in the US Jones act it serves a commercial purpose! https://maritime-executive.com/article/cbp-issues-gigantic-jones-act-fines-for-alaska-seafood-shipping Google street map has views of the entire "railway" at "Kloosterboer Bayside, 136 Champlain Drive, Bayside, NB E5B 2Y2
    2 points
  22. Fantastic layout - really captures the atmosphere of the Irish countryside!
    2 points
  23. Lovely pic and glad to see you are still able to operate layout from time to time - hope all well and health ok as can be. Robert
    2 points
  24. may it would be legible if they turned it upside down or maybe there's a job for @jhb171achill in it? So the shipment from NZ is just stuck there? Oh JHC!
    2 points
  25. The livery is too narrow gauge............ (I'll get me coat.....)
    2 points
  26. Some pictures taken in Inchicore on the same date as those on page 84 of the Railway Rambler book
    2 points
  27. Just spent an enjoyable half hour flicking through posts right from the start. Really interesting to see how the layout has developed. There's a lot to be said for American layout design features if you have the space, while many exhibition layouts are not presented this well either.
    2 points
  28. After the passenger train leaves Glen More the goods finished its work and heads towards Cork reaching the tunnel at Keilys Cross as the evening light starts to fade.
    2 points
  29. While 142 shunts at Glen More the Cork Waterford passenger makes it's way through Grange and Keilys Cross.
    2 points
  30. Which end? Both look awful.
    1 point
  31. That model looks fantastic and so expertly executed. Like the use of the word 'perpendicular' in this thread. Don't know what it means but as soon as things get back to normal on the dating scene I'm going to use it in a chat up line.
    1 point
  32. It’s worth persisting on their building materials tab, JB - the stone sheets etc are really very good. But I’ll concede, their stuff is best seen at an exhibition…
    1 point
  33. Checked out the SE Finecast website - it's like something from 1988 with just lists - moving on! I think York Modelmakers have my vote on this one......
    1 point
  34. Hope you guys are aware that this thread was created so it will take our minds off the other much bigger Irish railway related projects which are to be revealed in the near future.
    1 point
  35. York Modelmaking for windows and doors. Although it’s easy enough to make your own sash windows. Slaters plastic rod and strip will do your gutters and downpipes - it’s what I use in 7mm and 3mm. Easily sourced off EBay or direct from Slaters themselves. SE Finecast are another useful supplier. These guys are good for all sorts too, with a great tool catalogue ….https://www.hobbies.co.uk/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaignid=2039839371&utm_campaign=Hobbies_Brand&utm_term=hobbies uk&adid=536046008612&addisttype=g&matchtype=e&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQAAyCgPkBqgz3fjQpcaw418sok_FtSlhCg_bQ3XA11p2xYbx0c07yLQaAjKpEALw_wcB
    1 point
  36. I remember that weird padded interior indeed - good to see steam in actual RAILWAY work in the 1990s. (And later!)
    1 point
  37. Yes Andy you are correct. Checked my files whilst grabbing my tea. This one isn't uploaded yet. The signal gives the location away, when the Derry line was open it had another arm at the top of the post This is Railcar 14 0n 2 July 1959.
    1 point
  38. I hate to say it but its Railcar 16 and i don't think its Donegal the signal for a start(no pun intended) is wrong.I would suggest its Strabane on the rump of the Derry line by the engine shed.Andy.
    1 point
  39. Donegal Town it is and Railcar 18 after being rebuilt after fire damage in 1949 always looked a little bit different.
    1 point
  40. I think the chance of a postal worker looking for an individual parcel and reading the label in a modern mail center is pretty slim, the An Post parcel scanning and customs clearance system appears to be automated with minimal human intervention. Its possible the Universal Translator may not have been working when NZ Post transmitted the electronic custom declarations for the shipment to An Post at least a week before the shipment arrived in Ireland Most of the Irish shipment of loco kits disappeared into the An Post system for 4 weeks before re-emerging in another mail center marked unable to deliver return to sender. Follow up with NZ Post found that An Post got an error message when they attempted to input the electronic customs declarations transmitted by NZ Post. Fortunately most of the kits were delivered to our Irish customers late last week but one remains in limbo in the An Post system. I don't know whether the kits were delivered as a result of pressure from NZ Post or someone in An Post simply read the labels and put the parcels out for delivery rather than into a shipment to Dublin Airport. I suspect the last parcel will remain in the system until they enough "returns" to make up a truck load to the Airport We are getting lots of (written) assurances from NZ Post that this won't happen again, but we have alternative shipper if the problem re-occurs.
    1 point
  41. Seagoebox you don't know how much time I spent squinting at that picture in the book of 4104 taken from the other end of the coach, trying to figure out how tall the toilet window was. Great pictures indeed. I'd love to see more if you've got any.
    1 point
  42. Thanks Patrick was speaking to.my friend Paul.earlier this evening about this. We plan to.update the existing Disused Stations page for this station and the Antrim branch After I get a book to the printers and 4 new articles completed by next Friday week!
    1 point
  43. I thought that too, but I have just checked an old OS map which suggests the siding in Ernie's photos is a short station siding - the line into the airfield would have started behind the photographer, headed north and made an almost complete circuit of the airfield, terminating near the village of Killead - see the attached screenshots.
    1 point
  44. Last liner out of Dianghlasáil yard.
    1 point
  45. Lovely to see more operations on the south Waterford line. Stephen
    1 point
  46. Terrific work Patrick. A real sense of time and place.
    1 point
  47. Thanks David. My modelling mojo ebbs and flows and has been absent for the last few months. Expect some more photos from a short operating session, the first in a while in the next few days.
    1 point
  48. 142 emerges from the tunnel at Keilys Cross in the fading evening light.
    1 point
  49. Dont ever forget MTK'S A Class kit, Q Kits one & MIR's white metal & Resin kits All very acceptable for their time.
    1 point
  50. Thankfully officialdom can work the other way too! BCDR No 30 at Cultra had a lucky escape after the UTA noticed a major surge in the value of copper, and intensified their loco scrapping efforts. No 30 was a prime candidate for the torch until the late Harold Houston at York Road had her sent to the isolated shed at Cookstown Junction until the market settled again!
    1 point
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