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  1. Some new arrivals at Guage O Castletown. Three adaptions of Leinster Models LMS coach body shells. 1. GNRI No. 114 L13 Brake/3rd See page 73 The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) by Norman Johnston. 2. GNRI No. 75 K15 Open Third Page 24 3. GNRI No 30 F16 Side Corridor Composite. Page 57 New coaches with GNR(I) PP No. 25. CIE J15 No. 131 'adapted' from Lima F8 131 with 6 wheel coaches CIE AEC Railcars Sides from Jeromy Clements, Front and Roof from Andy Crockhart. AEC railcars with Buffet Car DSERetc
    9 points
  2. I fitted the brake levers and vacuum cylinders to the wagons but gave up on the brake hangers, shoes and linkages as they were a bit too fiddly for my eyesight and fingers to assemble. Chassis superglued to bodies, I even mislaid a couple of vac cylinders which might turn up some day. Cut of cattle wagons in grey etched primer. I first sprayed the wagons with an "Adhesion Promoter" (automotive wax and grease remover) before spraying with primer, this minimises the risk of paint flaking off both the brass and resin substrate. 3/4 view of cattle wagon, I still have to fit the axlebox covers! Standard small C&L open wagon, this wagon appears to be base on the original Metropolitan 40--5Ton wagons introduced for the opening of the line in 1887, the C&L appear to have added an additional 18 wagons---6T wagons before the large scale introduction of 'foreign' open wagons by the GSR & CIE to cater for the increasing coal traffic from the mid 1930s to the late 1950s. 6Ts re-assembly, cylinder covers replaced, coupler mounting plates fitted to the chassis fore and aft and chipped/damaged paintwork treated with Carrs Metal Surface Conditioner and Metal Black, the loco body needs to be washed to remove dirt and chemical residue. I am un-decided whether to simply touch up the chipped worn areas or try a light coat of my new weathered black mix which I use for wagon roofs. Colour photos indicate that 6T was painted black before she arrived on the C&L in the Spring 1957 and appears to have remained in reasonable condition while working in the railway.
    6 points
  3. Under test in Germany so presumably due here soon.. it’s a Kirow Multitasker 500
    5 points
  4. We will trust your recommendation, Irishrailwayman........... (I'm going anyway...!) Was just looking at the train service - it's perfectly feasible, actually. Methinks I will take the train rather than propelling my infernal combustion vehicle in that direction. Always liked travelling on the Dublin & South Eastern Railway. Might get one of the big 4.4.0s.
    3 points
  5. @Eagles - That's a great idea regarding new anouncements. If the guys at IRM Towers say that they are going to do that then hardline Dubs, like me, might consider travelling outside our comfort zone and go to the Wexford show.
    3 points
  6. No worries lads, I'm a Dub living here over 22 years and it is safe to come here. Wexford MRC (founded in 1978) is one of only 3 clubs in ROI so well worth a visit!
    2 points
  7. Hi guys. Was unable to amend my previous post [above]. What I meant to say is "It's highly likely that the IRM As will arrive on these shores before Mayo win the Sam Maguire".
    2 points
  8. Bell 40's would have been well gone by then- some lingered on in a 'fallen flag' status for a while after ('Bell' wording painted out but rest of the container still the same). See Ernie's photo from Limerick 2000.
    2 points
  9. It sure was….keep watching….specials galore will be uploaded later on…
    2 points
  10. Two more from the late JW Armstrong courtesy of the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust. Both ca 1950 Enniskillen 88 heading north. D17 98 at Inchicore running shed
    2 points
  11. I have been building a brass Park Royal Coach from Worsley Works over the past year. The Bogies used are from Bachmann 36-008A so are the Buffers.Torpedo ventilators are from MJT 2940. The roof was made from plastic with a frame of curved ribbs covered with very thin plasticard. The seating was also made with plastic.
    2 points
  12. CORRECTIONS: J15 131 adapted from a LIMA 4F AEC Railcar sides from JEREMY CLEMENTS and the fronts and roof from ANDY CROCKART DSREetc
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  13. A multi purpose Railway Crane a complete reversal from IE recent practice of hiring mobile cranes for recovery and Hi-Rail excavators for p.w. work. https://www.kirow.de/typo3temp/cokcb2web/files/ee0d10fd6f03cc58b239cac7c8f13b38/MULTI_TASKER_EN.pdf
    1 point
  14. and the signage on the warehouse advertising asbestos slates!... another time
    1 point
  15. Depends if it has kadees or not.
    1 point
  16. Will it cost as much as the Roco one?
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  17. They were around by April 1998- see photo from Colm O'Callaghan's excellent book 'lrish Traction Iarnród Éireann'. I never saw more than one in a single train but may have been, given the amount of Bells that must have been around when they finished.
    1 point
  18. Latest news is that I can now confirm that Drumboe will be returning home from Whitehead early next month..Major event being planned for Donegal Town Diamond on October 9th for the Drumhome event.
    1 point
  19. Tracked some archive photos down of both 16 and 18 down from different sources Yes indeed after this task that indeed it is Railcar 16 as suggested. Accurate dating is so important and it took new photos of both railcars from 1948 before 18 went in fire to confirm Andy is correct!
    1 point
  20. My New Irish Lines article on assembling Worsley Works Laminates and Park Royal coaches is available on the Worsley Works Website http://www.worsleyworks.co.uk/NG/NG_NIL_Art1.htm The Irish broad gauge coach roofs is the tricky bit at the time I used Comet BR coach roofs cut down the middle filling the resulting gap with isopon and a lot of filling and sanding. Popeyes plasticard or ECMs formed brass roofs are much much neater solutions another alternative is to carve the roof from balsa with doped aircraft tissue roof surface which I used on a pair of Worsley Works AEC railcars
    1 point
  21. https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/2449-popeyes-workbench/page/2/ I built one a few years ago. You can take a look at my workbench page 2 and see if that helps. The roof is the tough bit, good luck.
    1 point
  22. You never know! Maybe a little IRM person pops out at stops to take loco measurements (but only on preserved As)
    1 point
  23. That will be a Wexford - Rosslare local, probably. The two carriages are green and the tin van filthy "silver", so it's 1958-62 or very close to that. You've a GSWR 1906-era third class coach and a comparatively modern (post-1956-ish) laminate. The loco is as grubby as one would expect..... The cars are (left) a comparatively new (1960?) Austin A35, and what I suspect may be a 1950/1/2 Ford Prefect (right, partly out of sight). A Ford "Thames" (or maybe VW?) van crosses the level crossing behind the train; with all these clues I'm going to say it's definitely 1961 or 1962.
    1 point
  24. I watched a radio once, but it didn't do anything.
    1 point
  25. I must fish out a report I have of an all-Ireland day in the LATE fifties. The amount of specials and what they consisted of is mind-boggling.
    1 point
  26. Just imagine what those trains would have looked like in 1951..ancient 4-4-0s or Woolwich moguls with strings of goodness knows what antiquity trailing behind
    1 point
  27. I’m sure Tara Junction is choked with specials from Westport, Ballina, Castlebar and Claremorris today!
    1 point
  28. I couldn’t be certain but it was well after the last of the fertiliser wagons. I guess about 20 years ago? Maybe a bit less?
    1 point
  29. There are certainly pics in the Irish Railway Rambler book of Mk3 stock with yellow painted springs dating from the late 80's at the latest. At least some Mk2 stock had red painted springs around the same time.
    1 point
  30. The Irish Railway Models stand might have new announcements at the show since the Dublin show was cancelled because they sometimes make announcements at shows in the UK (ie Warley 2019). The KUA wagons and Class 37s were announced at Warley 2019 by Accurascale, the sister company to Irish Railway Models.
    1 point
  31. 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
    1 point
  32. Coming in the second runAlong with Galway livery 001 Class and these liveries which definitely existed and definetly is not photoshopped and put together by northernblue109 on flickr
    1 point
  33. So when locos run off the baseboard edge…there truly is a prototype for everything…..
    1 point
  34. A bit of a contrast for todays photos, First the 'ancient'; Ex T&D 3T at Drumshanbo with the daily mixed 20 March 1959 I was surprised to see looking at Google street view that the Water Tower, Goods store and I think also the station building still exist with a bypass road built between the goods store and the tower which appear to be well maintained. Then we move to the 'modern' (for 22August 1953) for a somewhat cleaner well pristine even 802 on the 3.40pm (SO) Dublin-Cork.
    1 point
  35. A couple from Dublin, Heuston circa 1965 today. B161 + B164 and E403 shunting.
    1 point
  36. A return to my Collection today. Added to Flickr is 397 at Mallow on the 6.15pm Cork - Rosslare Harbour, 20 June 1953 In the pipeline I am processing another 100 plus negatives, mainly Cavan & Leitrim and West Clare but there are some 'standard' gauge views including this one of A6 approaching Avoca ca 1960. My Flickr total views are approaching 46 million, if I got 1p a shot that would be £460,000 - I could have probably just about commissioned an 00 scale C Class for that. Unfortunately I rather think that if viewers had to pay 1p , total income would probably have been £460.
    1 point
  37. The Weedspray train has arrived back into the Lakeview freight yard and we can see the view from one of the CCTV cameras on 3187… Also permission was given to show the interior of 3187 giving the rare view of the water tanks and mixing equipment
    1 point
  38. Nice shots of Drogheda JB. Afternoon folks, Last weekend I was in Maam Cross at the Connemara Railway project to volunteer for the day. A lot of work was completed in advance of some of the site being used for overspill car parking for the adjacent mart on the Sunday. While I didn't get a chance to take any photos on the Saturday (a first?!), I managed to grab some photos and a video on the Sunday morning. Click https://bit.ly/3rf8zsW to view.
    1 point
  39. Thanks to @ Ernie, we know what such a scene should look like…..
    1 point
  40. Drogheda today….. Several mobile customer pipes:
    1 point
  41. Popeye, your work never ceases to amaze me. The subtlety of the weathering is divine. Hard to fathom its only 4mm scale...
    1 point
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