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  1. Best of luck Jon - i'll definitely be getting the book. The brother , inconsiderate git that he is, is getting married on the 17th in Kildare.....i'll see if i can sneak off early doors on the 18th and take the scenic route home via Maam cross!
  2. Love it JHB.....the whole turntable piece is particularly arresting...just eeks of the atmosphere of a long gone era.
  3. Getting better and better ...all yer missing is the lovely overhanging misty clingy rain that hangs around for days here in the mid west!
  4. In fairness I did note that and I do consider it excessive alright - it does put it out of the reach of most Irish modellers - bleedin Brexit again.
  5. In fairness 00Works are about the only gig in town for RTR Irish Steam these days.................they produce tiny runs of Irish Steam -the price asked is about the average for them......when you consider these factors - its alright I've have 2 lovely J15s from 00works a couple of years back.............if her indoors knew what I had paid for them.............carnage. Now if IRM decide to do Irish Steam......... Its better value than the 370 quid and rising asking price for 141/181s on ebay at the moment..........
  6. The 2 black A's were the first two I ordered waay back in 2018?/early 2019 Delighted the run is selling so well
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    Class 121

    I will make it to Bray one day - just not on the 19th - its the Ma's birthday - I like trains - but I also like like keeping the nagging level in my life at acceptable levels ............when the missus finds out I've ordered 8 A class that quota is going to get used very fast!! Anyway.........I know a man............who is getting me sorted - thanks Wrenneire.
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    Class 121

    Does he know anything?
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    Class 121

    Afternoon all a couple of questions for those people here who know "people"! whats the latest score with the 121 Sales?..... roughly what percentage of the run is sold any idea whats left and what is sold out completely? - I see the Black and Tan B125 and B131 are sold out all over stocklists websites - interesting that given we're told many times its a bit "old" - see the same with "A" Class on IRM ... is just the livery that looks great! Just asking for a friend ..... who left it a bit late to get a B131 ......on pre-order with Hattons now....will they get it into stock?
  10. Ah here now......this is getting a bit sleazy Whens the top comin off...boom boom!
  11. Love it Rob - more power to your elbow!....i've spent 4 months procrastinating over what type of point motors to use on mine.....time to get a move on!
  12. Their site is pretty much built on top of Banagher rail yard - you can the alignment taking off from the back of the current business site. Totally agree re Silverline - the father in law,has a boat on the Shannon - we've tied up there many a time.
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    Suspension of IWT Liner

    So Iarnrod Eireann should properly develop Rosslare Port and use the waterford link for access to rest of country and leave Dublin port to its congestion.....
  14. lol - you would know we're a load of old fogies - most folks under 40 have never heard of DeValera - let alone the Anglo - Irish economic war of the 1930's Yeh - thanks to BJ making irreconcilable promises and legal agreements to all parties- Norn Iron is in a serious state of flux now. I don't know what the answer is - part of me would like to see the English Government fulfill its technical commitments to the Protocol - which hasn't happened - that would smooth down a lot of the logistics issues that have arisen....but I don't think the political will is there to make this agreement work from the English side -its short term more advantageous politically in the UK to keep pointing the finger at the EU for doing what they signed up to do...........and that is just stirring the pot up North - I just pray we can get thru the summer without anything kicking off ....sinister elements are gagging for the return of old times.........please god we don't go there. All logistics companies are covering their asses big time because of all the uncertainty -both covid and brexit related - I have a great deal of sympathy for the thousands of small businesses that have been happiiy trading away for decades in these islands and have now been brutally left in the worst of all worlds thanks to those lunatics "taking back control" in London.......it didn't have to be like this at all and I fear we haven't seen the half of it yet.
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    Suspension of IWT Liner

    ....looks like it - surprised? As Mayner has commented above - it was more than likely a buildup due to customs and covid......the global supply chain has been seriously yanked out of kilter over the last year and if Customs in Dublin port are anything like the gang here in Shannon - then they are examining everything and slowing everything down unless "i"s and "t"s are done properly......... Good news whatever way you cut it for the railway.
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    Suspension of IWT Liner

    I didn't know Eamonn Ryan was ceo of Dublin Port. Its nothing to do with him - interesting decision by Dublin Port - wonder what the real rationale behind this decision is...no doubt Customs checking everything that moves is a factor at the moment - hopefully only temporary. In fairness - rail has got a much better shake under the Greens than any other party at the moment - at least they are actively interested in rail and are pursuing active plans instead the usual platitudes from the rest of them...its no coincidence that Waterford-Rosslare has got a stay of execution , Corks suburban lines are going to be upgraded and things are looking good for foynes. Not a greens supporter or even voter -as an airport worker - i have my own opinions on the minister for transport - but fair is fair in regard to his record on rail.
  17. That Leaderboard is a more lethal call to action than anything the Cyber criminal community has come up with!!! A39R duty ordered before they are all gone............I think thats its now as regards the A's ...................I think Now the anticipation!.......only weeks left......might have to take a couple of days off when they arrive.
  18. Looking great Noel
  19. Lordy the father in law has 12 of them in the attic that he bought in a job lot when the Jouef factory in Shannon went bust 40 years ago - I must tell him he's sitting on a fortune! I'll track this just to see if it sells.... Well its salad days for the Irish modeling scene - there was I balking at paying 200 euros for a 141 this time last year and now the going rate is at least 300 euros plus - this is bitcoin territory. Obviously a lot of folks with lots of cash building up in bank accounts with little to spend it on in these lockdown days - good luck to them and I hope a good proportion of them stick around when the world opens up again next year.... I, on the other hand, have been financially hammered ( well the model train funds are non existent for the forseeable) as I am in the aviation retail and hospitality sector ...existing on 5% of what I was taking in Feb 2020............surreal does not come close!!............Still I have my health and my sanity ( except when I go on ebay) and I really must stress to the big fella up in the clouds that I think I have now had my quota of once in a generation/lifetime/century events impact on me!....
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    Edo

  21. Fantastic Space - enjoy Jon!
  22. No progress to report - just took the 42ft fleet out for a spin today - in between cooking the dinner! - 20210314_132914.mp4 delighted that the compact non prototypical passing loop still is able to hold up to 9 containers or ferts comfortably..... 20210314_132650.mp4
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