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    Transmission Team Lead, Vodafone.

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  2. Some updates from the club last night, somehow it has been almost a year. Lots of tree planting still to come. Signals to be positioned. Fine tuning of track. Back scenes and lighting to be added. And plenty of rolling stock. Oh, the camera crew, and Mr.Wayne and Ms. O'Hara. Overview of the whole layout from end: Overview of the whole layout front: Station Building, not yet fixed in place.
  3. Bit more work done yesterday on the SSM wagons. I am awaiting some bogies for the Barrier wagon, but the Ammonia is moving. Also, added to the scene is a part built SSM 42' flat, of which I have 3 or 4 to build.
  4. Well guys, I'm back!!!! Sort of anyways. House move has been completed, but the decorating list is ever growing. Railway room and work space (20'x14') will have to wait until later this year or next year, so for the time being, I will be endeavoring to complete some projects and build up my rolling stock. In this vein, I got some time to sit last week and begin the build of some wagons. Firstly, SSM Ammonia, followed by a resin barrier wagon acquired from Georgeconna. Bogies, detailing and paint to be added, but its getting there. I'm hoping in the summer months, this workbench will spring into life again, getting through a few of the half done projects and with many more updates, so stay tuned!!
  5. Hi George, I would be interested if still available Regards, Seán
  6. Definitely on my list. Have been thin king of doing a set myself, this will save time and add to the collection faster. Appreciations to all involved from me , not so much from my other half....., more trains!
  7. Hi All, A little update on a few projects in the melting pot at the moment: 1. Enterprise Generating Van 2. Desiro 350 conversion **Taras and No.4 have not been forgotten about. Transfers to be ordered and painting to be completed** 1. BR Mk3 with brass sides for Irish Rail conversion and painted to new Enterprise colours. 2. Desiro 350 Conversion to 8601 DART Original Model Doors removed to recess them as per on 8600 DART Doors reinserted and gap above filled to align door windows more central of the body New cab created to replace original - Still a lot of work on this part to be completed
  8. Hi All, This thread has been quiet for a while with work and family taking precedence over the hobby. Unfortunately, it is going to go cold for a while more, as the shed and layout have to come down for a house move. With not enough space in the new location, with the in-laws, the layout will be in storage for the next while. Only solution to make it possible to save for the deposit to buy our own home. Once our house is bought in next 12-18 months, I have been promised the space to resurrect the layout and get it fully operational again, in a permanent home. So until then, my modelling will be limited to kits and modifications to rolling stock, which can be seen on my workbench from time to time. So for now, Wallacetown will bid you adieu!
  9. Little more work done on a few bits and pieces in the last few weeks. Have been spending a lot of time installing point motors, 28 in all, building and programming Accessory decoders, 7 of these, and designing layout on Hornby eLink. So far 3 points are working and all track is live, controlled from a centrally installed touch screen monitor. In the spare few minutes away from under the layout, the Jeep is progressing. A repaint, transfers, number plate and crew will make it I think.
  10. Hi Paul, I didn't changed the loco at the time. However, it is now on a long list of locos to have detailing added and possible conversion to Irish from its current LMS guise. Regards.
  11. He is trying to be heard over the rest of us..... @Paul, I have completed one before, same version if there is a permanent link to the tender, it was 10+ years ago, so below is from memory. The conversion needs to be carried out in the tender, easiest done with a chip with a wiring loom attached, how i did it. In the tender, feeds from loco end goes to black/red on chip, then orange/grey to the motor in the tender. Remove the capacitor between the motor contacts if there is one still there. Test run to ensure forward is forward, if not reverse wires going to motor. That should be the job done. Hope it helps.
  12. My order arrived yesterday. Delighted to finally have it. Looks nice when all lined up but i haven't assembled yet. Need a cuppa and time to sit and read the instructions. It could be getting quite noisy on railways round the country now.......
  13. Looking good George. Must pick up a ploughvan myself at some stage. One question, what did you do to get the couplings on the flats? I have 3 at home and cannot figure out a nice way to couple them with enough space for Kadees.
  14. Now that Concorde has been delivered to its hanger for display, I could get back to the tasks at hand. One that has been on the list for a while is my Tara Mines, so long in fact the glue on the boxes has given way. Couple of hours have produced the early stages of 7 Tara Mines wagons from 6 Dapol IOAs. Whilst detail, painting and transfers are still required, I found it to be fairly straight forward conversion so far. Hope you enjoy! Fresh out of the box: Bogies and underside detail removed: First cut to shorten: 2nd cut to shorten: 2 end sections remaining: Comparison in length of original and shortened: 6 of the 7 being glued: The 7th wagon is made up of the 6 centre offcuts with some plastic card ends made up. A freebie really. Will post more progress of this project in the next 2 weeks as I get back out to the shed (after the rugby of course)
  15. Hi JHB, Looking back at the D Class, it is something that would benefit with black con rods. Will have to add it to the ever growing list of jobs to get round to.
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