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Everything posted by fishplate7

  1. Excellent video! The nighttime activity is really well captured! Thanks for sharing!
  2. Dave. Absolutely fantastic. You have really created an excellent atmosphere! How long did all that take to construct on site? Eamonn
  3. Excellent photos Purple - there's a wealth of detail in these. Thanks for posting!
  4. As U2 would say and sing, its "even better than the real thing"! Stunning, Anthony!
  5. Excellent footage gm171! What's with the yellow overspray on the bufferbeam of 078?
  6. They have all said it already Anthony...stunning work! And let's hope Irish Rail goes for it..it deserves to be seen in real life! Eamonn
  7. I found this catalogue in my collection whilst looking for something else recently! The shop stamp is self-evident! I think it dates from 1970! I have scanned a couple of pages to give a flavour of what was on offer back then! If anyone wants to see more please let me know.
  8. [video=youtube_share;AMrBNjMsZ7s] Many of you will probably have seen this already but for those that haven't....turn up the volume on departure!
  9. I saw Pempoul at Model Rail Glasgow 2012. It is magnificent! Here are some photos I took, including some shots of the explanations behind some of the creations. The shot of the river, with the buildings either side is probably the best I've seen. Do try to see it!
  10. Anyone remember Southern Model Rail (I think that was the name), in the basement on Lower Leeson Street?
  11. Yep..the aroma of tobacco wafting through the shop from the pipe he was smoking is the abiding memory I have from this wonderful shop.
  12. I loved the 121's! I cannot tell you why, but the sight and sound of a pair of 121's on a liner train, up at notch 8, was a sight and sound to behold! You have probably all see these videos already of 121's in action which I posted on YouTube some time ago, but for those that haven't here's a reminder of the 121's in action: Eamonn
  13. Great to see this again! As a teenager I remember setting the staff in the machine for manys a train in Kilcock Station Cabin in the 1970's. I remember a story of one of the relief signalmen on duty in Kilcock setting the staff but decided to wait under the stairs instead of climbing it. The snatcher arm on the down passenger broke and hit him in the stomach. He survived but was out of work for many months afterwards. I must upload some photos of this! Thanks for posting.
  14. Here's an interesting and interactive view of London from its latest and tallest building, The Shard. This gives the viewer a 360 degree panorama over the skyline, with zoom ins, sound bites, and useful facts. There's plenty for us railway enthusiasts amongst the views! http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/interactive/2013/feb/01/view-from-top-shard-london-interactive
  15. Excellent stuff Anthony...lots of very realistic shots, and as they say...it's all in the detail!
  16. Here's a video I posted last week on freight working in Ballina which features a reach stacker at work in the yard, which might be of interest.......! Eamonn
  17. Found these in my collection - B130 was heading the 20.20 mail out of Amiens Street (Connolly) on the 26th April 1973. B132 was on shunting duties in Glanmire Road when this shot was taken (undated but mid '70's probably). Makes me feel ancient! The window sizes are obvious!
  18. Me neither!! I'll echo heirflick's thanks, Eiretrains!
  19. Firstly, its great to have these drawings made available. They are a fantastic asset. In saying that, and as regards the 121 class which would be my model of choice, there are differences between the drawing and the 'as-built' photo above when it comes to the cab roof and the cab front elevation. Any of the models I have seen to date have not captured the pronounced roof curve, which seems flatter on the drawing than the reality. For example the space between the top of the centre window and the underside of the cab roof certainly appears greater on the 'as-built' than on the drawing. Also the
  20. Patrick. Excellent work. You have really created an atmosphere! It's the little things that count like the telegraph poles and the banking on the curves which sets it off. And besides, anybody who has a Sandy Denny album in their collection already knows the meaning of quality and good taste! Looking forward to seeing more of this. You are definitely inspiring me to get up off my proverbial and do something! Eamonn
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