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  1. Link to http://map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html Type the Search Address, Heuston Station, Saint John's Road and selected it from the dropdown options From the menu on the left select Base Information and Mapping. Scroll down to select Historic Map 25 inch (1888-1913). The map will change to an earlier view of Kingsbridge Terminus and you can use the Transparency horz. scroll bar below to change from historical to current. Works a dream for all locations in Ireland. The Map Library at Trinity College Dublin will photocopy sections of these old maps for you - https://www.tcd.ie/library/map-library/ The National Library of Ireland might also have originals.
  2. Thanks John for the info and for pointing out that photo. I can see at least 2 others in that. Following up on your reply and the earlier one from josefstadt I've revisited the NLI image at http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306673 and I can now see another of the same type. This one would also be at the approach to a facing righthand turnout. Thanks for the great advice. Have to keep searching now to find a detailed image.
  3. Many thanks for that josefstadt. Makes sense in the context of the old OS map which would suggest a righthand turnout ahead. I also have a copy of a DW&WR terminus diagram by McKenzie & Holland of Worcester. These are both of the same timeframe and I wonder now if that would be the maker's name at the bottom of the image. Unfortunately, other photos don't seem to include it. Must keep searching.
  4. It was by the south embankment wall just outside Westland Row station. Sorry about the quality of the image. Many thanks in advance. DART8118
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  6. And there would be other Gaeilge fonts also.
  7. Excellent work. Wish I could model like that.
  8. The colour in the first photo of these four looks perfect to me. The profile curvature of the sheets is emphasised and there is a 'grey' balance in the whole model. I'd be thinking of a light dusting of soot now over everything. Don't overdo it. It looks great.
  9. The streaky effect that you have on the sheets on the right looks good to me.
  10. When I posted this photo I didn't have the full image. Now that I can see the entire shot there are some interesting questions that it would be great to have answered. The full image (use the + icon to enlarge things) is on the National Library of Ireland website at http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000306673 Where exactly was the signal cabin and is there any evidence of it to be seen today? What are the carriages in the rake beyond the signal cabin on the carriage siding? Where exactly was the signal gantry that shows beyond and above that rake? Opposite the signal cabin on the engine siding there is a pit. What kind of pit is it, ash or inspection or other? Just beneath the pit there is a panel with writing, all set on a small plinth. What is that and what might the text be? Many thanks in advance 8118
  11. The colour and your weathering approach on the lean-too office roof and on the loading bay canopy would do it for me. Are they asbestos? In particular the weathering from ridge line to eaves, a continuous stroke across the different asbestos sheets. A great piece of modelling.
  12. Just 15 years left now to our celebration of 200 years of Irish railways so I guess that's plenty of time for getting Maeḋḃ (and a few other classics) back on the tracks. Would be a very worthwhile project.
  13. Should have mentioned that the departure is from Westland Row each weekday. For the return journey, trains depart at different times from Galway, Sligo, and Westport and the combined? train arrives at Westland Row at 40 minutes past midnight. The return train seems to include a train from Ballina too.
  14. JHB, You wrote, "If there's anything else that interests anyone, gimme a shout". The Timetable for PASSENGER TRAINS, Summer 1960, has an 8:10pm scheduled on weekdays to Dublin-Galway, Dublin-Sligo, and Dublin-Westport. Same train to three destinations? It is described as a Perishable train with limited accommodation for passengers. Any accounts of the operation of this one? I take it that perishable refers to fruit and veg, fish, meat and poultry, dairy products, and other foodstuffs. Would it have had other goods too? Any information on locomotive power or how that train was marshalled? Many thanks again for all you have shared already. 8118
  15. Have enjoyed following the progress of your model and your modelling skills and techniques. Great model - Great Job.
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