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  1. Big GM 084 departs with the fertiliser working which will soon be in the hands of the A class!!
    9 points
  2. A view of Limerick on 14 May 1988 with in the distance 184 on a Special. There are close up views of the loco also added to Flickr today.
    4 points
  3. Amazing shots. They really are magazine quality. The setting is also familiar looking which is what makes it stand out. Rich,
    2 points
  4. I'm working through a bunch of newly acquired negs; can anyone identify this location taken ca 1957-60
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  5. Yes, I have that kind of feeling to. When looking for photos on line of 85 I found a lot of H&W restoration photos to..... Eoin
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  6. Brilliant Eoin. Reminds me of when 85 was being rebuilt at Harland and Wolff 40 years ago….at least the Belpaire firebox allows a little more room than the original round top!!
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  7. After a lot of fettling and trial fitting on the firebox cab end, then the boiler, smokebox and firebox were ready to be soldered together;- First soldered in was the front plate to the fire box, soldered on the inside and then the construction piece at the base was removed. The smokebox was fitted to the running plate with a 10ba screw then the boiler fitted by tabs into the back of the firebox, and then the firebox & cab. The whole assembly was then clamped from back to front and adjusted to get it all to line up square- some paper shims were used between the firebox and cab join on the right side to aid alignment. The join at boiler and firebox has to be soldered on the outside, tack soldered first and then soldered throughout. The other end is soldered through the smokebox- soldering the tabs on the inside. After the soldering was complete its now time to check fit the parts to the chassis and over the motor!! - after removing the fret in the middle of the running plate. The running plate rear nut fixing is a good 1.5mm out of line with the captive screw in the chassis! So the plate does not sit down properly at the rear- this will need a bit of attention!! The firebox slides over the motor OK but a bit of jiggery-poke is required to thread it over the flywheel as the firebox front plate is a tight squeeze on the weight- though it fits. The boiler assembly needs a bit of a clean up and then the body detailing bits start. Very satisfying to see it at this stage....... Eoin
    1 point
  8. Children’s railway under construction in Mongolia | News | Railway Gazette International
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  9. This is the world as it is now, empowerment of the gombeen without culpability or recourse. Revolutions have occurred for less
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  10. Yep pretty common. There is one in East Berlin (Wuhlheide Parkeisenbahn) and an extensive one in Budapest, both of which I've had the pleasure of going on.
    1 point
  11. " Pelletstown Station opens on September 26th The 145th station on our network will open to the communities of Ashington and Royal Canal Park in Dublin on Sunday 26th September. Pelletstown Station funded by the National Transport Authority is situated between Ashtown and Broombridge Stations on the Dublin / Maynooth/M3 Parkway line. The Station will comprise of two platforms, a footbridge and accessible ramp access between platforms and to the railway, as well as a second footbridge and accessible ramp over the canal. It will promote greater public transport options for residents in the area, reducing reliance on the private car and giving a more sustainable commuting option for the community. The Pelletstown footbridges provide a new pedestrian and cycle access to the Canal Greenway, promoting multi modal transport. Both bridges will also include ramps for the mobility impaired and those travelling with small children and heavy luggage. Bicycle parking will be provided, as well as dedicated accessible car park spaces, adjacent to Ashington Park. The opening of Pelletstown Station brings timetable amendments for Intercity services operating on the Dublin / Sligo route as well as the Dublin / Longford / Maynooth & M3 Parkway Commuter services. Regular commuters on this route should check if their departure times will change with the introduction of the new timetable. You can get more information on Pelletstown or view the timetables coming into effect from the 26th of September at: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/station/pelletstown?mkt_tok=MDc3LUxFQy05MDMAAAF_kizD8NHii9KnVNeVgf6TTa2fgPn39hX_8yme7e9KgOOBQEvErNpuEh7hzd_hPVxuohBaRbxny0NqE7qgLobqmDvpi64IWvsxsVwdVXQ
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  12. Here is another said to be at Limerick Whitsun 1960 although if it was Whitsun then Spring was incredibly late that year as other photos so annotated show trees etc completely devoid of any leaves. I think the bogie coach number is 962 possibly ex WL&W can anyone identify it. Also what does the M stand for
    1 point
  13. JW Armstrong views today from the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust. Dublin Heuston and Inchicore shed ca 1950
    1 point
  14. Went to see this awesome 7 and a quarter inch live steam model last Sunday. Simply stunning!
    1 point
  15. Here is a comparison in size between a Provincial Wagons H van, a Parkside Palvan conversion, and a Parkside 12 ton van. To my eye the palvan looks undersized. Maybe too narrow? Has a anyone got the dimensions of the CIE version?
    1 point
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 126 works the bubbles although an A Class would be handed for the load tonight!
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  19. IRISH RAIL WEED SPRAYING COACH I have been working on a BR MK1 coach to convert it into a weed spraying coach to go with my IRM weed spraying wagons. I worked with Allen at Worsley Works to get some brass etches made to apply to the coach. A lot of work was needed to modify the coach body by removing some things and adding new details. Here are some pictures of the process.
    1 point
  20. PROVINCIAL WAGONS I have been working on some of my provincial wagons for years, starting and stopping. Just weathering and adding coal loads. At last they are done, here are a few pictures.
    1 point
  21. Studio Scale Models GN Brakevan. Here are two pic's of the brass kit brakevan, it's one i done a while back but only took some photo's the other night.
    1 point
  22. 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.
    1 point
  23. A week after paying the customs charges still no parcel! An post are just using Brexit as an excuse to make money charging €3.50 for every parcel. Would not be surprised if there profits increase this year. An post customer service is a complete waste of time they just fob you off with some feeble excuse. Fourth parcel that has had this problem, Will have to investigate taking this further. Just not good enough, they are quick to take your money but not honouring their delivery agreement.
    0 points
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