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  1. So, we'll never get to see the Fry models running and that's to be lamented. But, at least we can see them in cases. It is good that these have not disappeared into private collections never to be seen again, but are in a way archived on public display for future modellers to enjoy. From what I can see the displays will include locos, coaches and wagons. What about the O gauge layout? Will there be any displays of the railway buildings and other structures or will there be any displays of the original track and signaling? Will any examples of the modeller's craft of 40-50 years ago be on display? Looking forward to visiting soon. Are the opening times published and how much to get in? DART 8118 Youtube video
  2. So, we'll never get to see the Fry models running and that's to be lamented. But, at least we can see them in cases. It is good that these have not disappeared into private collections never to be seen again, but are in a way archived on public display for future modellers to enjoy. From what I can see the displays will include locos, coaches and wagons. What about the O gauge layout? Will there be any displays of the railway buildings and other structures or will there be any displays of the original track and signaling? Will any examples of the modeller's craft of 40-50 years ago be on display? Looking forward to visiting soon. Are the opening times published and how much to get in? DART 8118
  3. I also like the Dublin & Blessington Steam Tramway Co. Locomotive No. 9. Is that a twin cab solution long, long before it's time? Photos that I know of are always black and white so it's good to see colour adding life to this loco. 8118
  4. If Hornby can do the Rocket and coaches, could one of the Irish manufacturers do the D&KR Hibernia Loco and coaches? 8118
  5. All done. Very best of luck lads.
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    Project 42 Update

    Happy Christmas to everyone on the forum and best wishes for a wonderful 2020. 8118
  7. Hi Eoin, You're being very forgiving of Google. Even if they were unsure about the 'First' they could always have marked the occasion of 185 years of Irish railways. But not a word. Also disappointed with the CIE group. Not a minute of celebration nor a word of commemoration. Maybe next year. I'm not familiar with the arguments made by historians other than I've often thought that 'they would say that theirs was first, wouldn't they. They'd spin it accordingly, and would give little credit to a wonderful Irish achievement. I think that the Stockton & Darlington is the most extraordinary claim of all. In my world a suburban or commuter service in 1834 would have been for the transport of city business-men who lived in the local suburbs. In this case I've wondered what city and what suburbs given that both Stockton and Darlington were small market towns. I also believe that when passenger trains were operated they were horse drawn. I guess it's all to do with definition. My tuppence worth to the historical debate. Meanwhile, I'm happy with the IRRS/CCE's office statement. Regards DART 8118
  8. Hi Eoin, and thanks for the post. My source for this is IRRS/CCE's Department of IE and they say, 'first commuter railway in the world, opened in December 1834'. I'd give that a little more weight than a Google search. But that's not the issue. I'm making the point that 185 years is a wonderful achievement and not a single minute of commemoration or celebration anywhere on the network. Looking forward to seeing some photos of commemoration on the model network. DART 8118
  9. Iarnr√≥d √Čireann writing about it and 77 people talking about it has to be a good sign. They write, "reputed to be the world's first commuter railway". Perhaps they don't believe it either. They should be singing it from the rooftops and selling excursion tickets all day long. DART 8118
  10. 185 years of service to Irish commuters Well, here we go again. Another great Irish railway occasion worthy of commemoration and celebration and not a word to be heard anywhere. Since last year, I've continued to contact Google in the hope that they would mark the day with one of their doodles and I even prepared this simple image for them. But alas, there is nothing on my Google home page this morning. Surely, 185 years of the oldest suburban railway in the world is worthy of one of their doodles? Maybe they don't believe the fact. It's even more curious when you know that the trains pass their Dublin office block every day. For the future, 17 December will be known as Dargan Day in the miniature world that I'm working on. And, if you're of a mind to erect a poster, or other sign, on your layout celebrating 185 years of Irish railways, perhaps you'd share a photo. DART 8118 Should have taken the tablets first. Maybe tomorrow. DART 8118
  11. An interesting cameo for a layout? Something different.
  12. Well done the Irish guys and maybe soon it will be styled The Irish Quarter. Sorry to have to miss it this year. Enjoy. 8118
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    Project 42 Update

    Well said OB. We are very fortunate to be living in a golden era for RTR modellers who are served to manufacturers/suppliers who are willing to take the risk with huge financial investment for a very small market. The models that are scheduled to hit the market in the next few weeks will put a strain on all our budgets but as this recent set of exchanges shows, some of the models won't be on the shelves for long, so, buy them while they are available. Thanks to all the manufacturers/suppliers (big and small) who have lifted Irish railway modelling to the heights it rightly deserves. 8118
  14. Would anyone have a photo or other details of the McKenzie & Holland signal cabin that was erected in Westland Row in 1881? Something that might show the west elevation which I believe was the side with the door and the access stair. 8118
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