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  1. Started the painting process following LMS guidelines. Found a rattle can maroon that looked pretty close. Next will be the masking for the various sections of black edging/footplate/smokebox etc. I'll trying lining using waterslide HO scale yellow stripes. After that, it's time to decide on a RC/battery/sound control system........thanks for your interest and comments......this "first Irish" project has been great fun for me.....Tommy
  2. If LMS crest transfers and lettering are available in 15mil scale (G gauge) can you name a supplier? I'm familar with GRS, but not with any Irish suppliers. Thx in advance.....tommy (in Va Beach, VA)
  3. Fitted the final appliances to the front end......the tool boxes came from the original Big Hauler cut down steam chests and I created the raised sand boxes with blocks of wood covered in sheet brass and styrene. Fashioned simple actuating rods for the sanders.
  4. Thanks for the quick response........I should be able to match British LMS red here in the states. Decals will have to be found or find something "close enough" to suit. Tommy
  5. Can someone help with identifying the color scheme for the ex Ballymena and Larne engines (0-6-0 #106) when they were in NCC service late in their careers in the 1930's?? Thanks in advance.....Tommy
  6. An update on my loco build......been working on the plumbing and other details. The handrails are brass wire held in place with small cotter pins. The smaller line to the smokebox is the exhaust line from the vacuum braking system. The twin safety valves are pieces of aluminum tubing mounted on an old piece of plastic "kit" sprue. The mount for the whistle is a piece of wooden dowel. (the small plastic "do-hicky" is a fill in until I can figure out what was sitting next to the whistle!) The tank on the cab end is the reservoir for the vacuum braking system (thank you Mayn
  7. Thanks Mayner.......I figured the tank would be part of the braking system but didn't know if a compressor would have been needed for a relatively short run, (by US standards). In other words, was the tank filled at the start of a run and it would last the entire run? I'm familiar with vacuum systems as they were used by the various Maine 2' railways but the engines always seemed to be fitted with an engine mounted compressor. If the tanks were fitted later in life......then perhaps that tall, thin column at the driver's door was part of the braking system?? I also noted the piping
  8. Building my first 15mill. model of an Irish narrow gauge locomotive. I'm using a Bachmann "Big Hauler" 4-6-0 motor block. I could use some help identifying some of the "plumbing" fixtures. For instance, purpose of the tank mounted to the rear of the cab?....also the long and thin pipe on the outside of the cab. The driver's right hand rests on it.... Did they appear on other Beyer Peacock locos?? thanks in advance for any suggestions/help.......Tommy
  9. Good morning, my name is Tom Sullivan (Tommy). I'm new to this forum and have becoming very interested in the Irish narrow gauge lines. I'm currently building a 15mill. model of a Ballymena and Larne engine #6. I hope to post some photos of her construction and will certainly have many questions to ask of this group. (I've been acquiring as many books on the Irish lines as I can find for reference material, but I'm really in need of a source of plans for locos and rolling stock of any/all of the 3' lines in the North and South.) Thanks in advance.......Tommy
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