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  1. Little positive news to report this month as a result of a combination of Covid restriction here in New Zealand and continuing difficulty obtaining components and parts from suppliers in Europe and the Far East. RTR Wagons Brake Vans: I am currently focusing on completing current orders of 23580 Light Grey and 23544 Brown 20 T Goods Brake vans for potential delivery late 2021. We were unable to progress the models as planned following our August update as all our local suppliers were closed as a result of Covid restrictions. Other existing and planned wagon projects: We are currently unable to progress other existing and planned projects as our preferred 3D print suppliers and print bureau are closed as a result of on-going Covid restrictions in Auckland 52 Class Locomotive kits: The majority of kits have now been delivered to customers with some very positive feedback. CIE 4w Van kits: I am unable to provide an estimated dispatch date at this stage for these kits as I am currently awaiting components and parts to arrive from suppliers.
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  2. Good luck with the launch on Saturday, hope all goes well and you all enjoy the day.
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  3. JW Armstrong views today from the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust. Dublin Heuston and Inchicore shed ca 1950
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  4. Why would a parcel destined for somewhere not in the EU have an IOSS logo on it I wonder?
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  5. 329 was a member of the 321 or D2 Class the largest express passenger 4-4-0s used by CIE. The class were basically re-built as new locomotives in the 1920s with new frames, boilers and contemporary styling, the modern looking tender was originally built to run with the 342 or D4 Class mixed traffic 4-4-0 locos introduced during the late 1930s Inchacores last class of 4-4-0 locomotives. The van on the left looks like an ex MGWR "Butter Wagon", MGWR wagon and non-passenger stock wer3e fitted with distinctive knuckle hinges.
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  6. The monthly update is nice to have John, even if there's not a lot to report due to circumstances well beyond your control
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  7. Tis indeed an ancient "butter wagon" - but actually it's GSWR! It does resemble the Midland ones, though.
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  8. Very smart locos. The Irish 4-4-0 was such a varied phenomenon - and the early 50s was arguably the Indian summer of it all - everything from ancient, spidery GSW types as in Ernie’s lower photo, to the gleaming blue bulk of the GN VS, not to mention the 3’ tanks hammering across south Leitrim……
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  9. Early sixties, I think. I’ll check a few old timetables later today.
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  10. The entire train is 1950s stock including the converted brake genie if I'm not mistaken, seen here late 70s. They persisted in BnT for quite some time
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  11. You'd think it would be a little bigger than Z scale....
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  12. The coach behind 021 is 32xx BGSV converted from 1950's built stock
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  13. Well Done John and the lockdown led me to start writing articles and working on Disused Stations website etc. Whilst a series of chats at the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre (DRHC) and the discovery of many unpublished photos of the other railway in County Donegal has resulted in my first railway book. This will be published in early October by the DRHC. With all profits raised going towards mainly the Drumboe fund, from this book "The Lough Swilly Remembered". Details to order will soon be posted here and on the DRHC website. Special thanks to Ernie in particular.
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  14. Went to see this awesome 7 and a quarter inch live steam model last Sunday. Simply stunning!
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  15. Service is reopened. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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  16. 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!
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  17. There seems to be some confusion over the picture of railcar 16 at Strabane. Airfixfan is adamant it is railcar 18, Andy Cundick says it can’t be 18, as 18 has different front windows. Not being an expert on CDR railcars, I did a bit of research on the subject, and I found the following, but I am open to correction. Ironically, Airfixfan and Andy are both correct, in a roundabout sort of way. No 18, as built, was very similar to 16. However, following the fire in 1949, 18 was completely rebuilt with different front windows. The passenger compartment also received different windows. Both these differences made 18 easily recognizable. 18 ran in this condition until preservation. In 1996, in preservation, 18 was extensively restored to it’s original ‘as built’ condition, which makes it once again look similar to 16. Hence the confusion. Dating of photographs becomes essential for identification of the railcar. In the case of this photograph, since it was taken before closure of the CDR, it has to be No 16.
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  18. A couple of pics from Lokwelt (Loco world) in Freilassing, Bavaria where we are today. This is essentially a suburb of Salzburg, which is fully integrated into the Salzburg S-Bahn network. It's on the main Munich to Vienna route so very busy with international trains passing through. There's a small freight classification yard still in operation but virtually all the other "railway stuff" has gone. The museum took over the old roundhouse and has done a lovely job restoring it. The turntable dates from the 1920s. The h0 scale model is a good representation of the current facilities.
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  19. A final couple of pics of Freilassing from today... The above Budapest-Munich train operated by the ÖBB would not normally stop here. The destination board advises would be passengers not to board as the train is only stopping for a "border check". A couple of federal police officers boarded the train and it departed again. We took one of these instead of a regional train because we'd just missed the hourly regional connection. Only cost €6.50 more for the three of us on the Railjet and there's a children's "cinema" on board to get 20 minutes peace lol.
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  20. Might Stuff, Some good stuff in Germany, 103 is lovely. Cant beat those colours.
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  21. With Scotsmen wearing kilts, how do you tell a Scottish "Gents" sign from a "Ladies" one? Maybe you have to lift the sign up to see what's underneath?
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  22. I'm almost sorry I posted it now...
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  23. And what's with the inverted commas?
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  24. I thin'k tha't Irish Rai'l coul'd try t'o ge't it right in th'e firs't p'l'a'c'e....
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  25. Somebody could just move the apostrophes....
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  26. You mean the missing séimhiú as in Córas Iompair Éireann, I presume? If they can't get the "its" right "as Bearla", consonant mutations are not likely to be their forte either
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  27. What annoys me rightly is not so much the apostrophe, but the complete inability of CIE to spell their own company name properly.....
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  28. Probably neither them or there servants seen it before it were erected, so its not really they're fault
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