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    Fresh eYes.. ....Mid 50's with 5 kids from 8+ to over 20
    Living in southeast midlands.
    total allthingstrainmodelling newbee, on steep learning curve.
    interested in industrial history and a lot more, occasionally work on railsides and infrastructure as subbie


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    irish rail for now, used to have many more until santa brought the train set


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    parent, farmer, contractor, materials supplier & more.

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  2. blog, track laying update - nov 2020, after long summer, finally got time off to finish the track block occupancy wiring and set up. with over 100 tracks to re-wire to the digikeijs dr4088cs Loconet current sensors . having tested sections and got the digital side software working, i moved on to spreading buckets of washed fine sand as ballast, which made the uneven base board easy to level tracks on, much like laying patio slabs, one could say the construction works are very prototypical or indeed proto-topical ! even got to unbox some limas and a few hornby models to test the tracks, tedium is fixing every nick and bump, bad solder and more.. well over 70% done of the >150 metres of track. there are a few unopened boxes of IRM models, but until everything is fully tested and working, these will stay in boxes. i just have to will watch all your vids and pics and drool, until i get going at this rate first full run, should be about march 2028,
  3. DCC where to start??? within the next month or so i am about to finish 4 years of building my DCC track layout, i only have spare time in winter, so its on /off build, returning each october to pick up from last winter. it took all last winter to rewire to block occupancy. the layout hasnt run since nov 2019, nor do i have good broadband so i will not be live streaming , unlike RULE1 in Waterford, as in this video uploaded October 24th 2020 DCC ??? i started with a layout that I tested on basic DCC wires, Z21 an DR5000 control options. once my entire layout (part1) was laid i ran as many different train to test the layout to make sure it all worked. all done, i then installed blocks and many many many wires to DR4088, (S88) Dr4088CS, DR4088LN-CS, LOCONET for reporting at speed and allowing expansion. including introducing Dr04088ln opto, for optical sensors as well as the hundred or so current sensors build two layouts in one, the first DR5000 connected to 4 Dr5033 boosters, more to add using loconet booster bus, the second part of layout, including to be built hidden standing area, for long fully built rakes, will have railcom for Z21 and a new track that can run on 4 boosters on the booster RBus .as i have dreams of one day running rocos camera train, even with all its reported other problems. STARTING OUT, my advice research reserch, research, ask questions, join supplier forum and unlike me start small and expand slowly, i had to start large due to space restrictions, finish the entire layout at once. Good news is broadband, arriving to my house next winter according to a National Broadband Plan letter ,, so i can upload a video if and when i get it all running
  4. I was watching these great videos explaining an Irish made show layout with UK trains in waterford. Top class running, Rule ! will be on my fav's list if ever i log into youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/Rule1ModelRailways/videos
  5. Hi, i been busy since march, havnt had time to look up if either irm or murphys trains arrived, i placed an order with Irm and Marks models, didnt hear from either, i suppose there all sold now, and they forgot . i even think i paid for them on line
  6. At this price we will all be selling https://www.ebay.ie/itm/OO-Scale-Irish-Four-Wheel-Open-Plank-Wagon-MIOB-LIMA-305617W/153938542810?hash=item23d773c0da:g:4BkAAOSwPEhccmiQ €10.oo
  7. 168687 - 7498 - Infrastructure study for BEMU operation Publication date: 27-04-2020 Response deadline: 22-05-2020 12:00 Irish time Procedure: Iarnród Éireann - Non OJEU Negotiated Procedure (Electronic) Description: Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail has a requirement for a consultancy service to provide all studies necessary to, and produce the cost estimate for 1. Life cycle costs of BEMU vehicles 2. Life cycle cost associated to BEMU operating infrastructure – battery charging system, sidings, turnouts, maintenance, etc Buyer: Iarnród Eireann-Irish Rail i suppose i can rip up two winters work of wiring my layout and get the IRM battery version of the new BEMU. no wires i did say in a post some years ago, we should all change to batter op' model rail ditch the wires and all
  8. NEW Lima L149437 Irish Class 201 Train Pack with 3 Coaches CIE Black & Orange
  9. Is This Train Car Carrying ‘COVID-19’? The facebook fake. "It's puzzling why more conspirators aren't caught when they operate so brazenly" by David Mikkelson Published 14 March 2020 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/covid19-railroad-tankcar/ conclusion to page, david writes: Most obviously, a tank car labeled ‘COVID-19’ makes no sense, as COVID-19 is not a term that identifies a virus or any other physical thing that can be carried. COVID-19 is the name of the coronavirus disease caused by a particular virus, so a tank car marked to display that it was carrying ‘COVID-19’ would be akin to a package bearing a label indicating that it contained ‘DIABETES.’ In furtherance of an alleged conspiracy to spread the COVID-19 illness, the tank car would carrying not COVID-19 but the virus known as “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,” or SARS-CoV-2 for short.
  10. Is it a bird ? not murphy, nor IRM. its IFM https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Iarnrod-Eireann-Tara-Mines-Wagons-x3-Murphy-Models-etc-Excellent-condition/264687533262?hash=item3da09b3cce:g:FqcAAOSw35ZehiK8
  11. WRENNEIRE you better order 10 of these, at that price youll be rich https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Lima-L305347-BR-mK1-Corridor-Composite-CIE-orange-black-mint-boxed-cond/264506709031?hash=item3d95d41427:g:0cMAAOSwE-9drfx7
  12. thats it...... Leo n gang saw this entire post and decided to lock us all away and confiscate Daves last face mask, as its the only one left in the whole of Ireland. 845pm,,,to-nite 27/3/2020 total shut down in Ireland for Cov-19,,,,, 9.05pm Garda arrive at notorious train robbery in Santry, 9.30 Dave arrested for hording IRM models, for having 30 boxes of cements. 10.30 pm dave released, Garda realise he will never do good behavior.
  13. whats this, stall of books at station?
  14. Hi George. even on farms where biodiversity flourish, some hedgerows have to be cut back. but the newspaper piece argued that due to destruction of nature, whats left is forced into tighter communities and virus cross between species, then wild animals get eaten , bought in wild meat markets and disease spreads. hence why we need to protect biodiversity as opposed to shooting all the crows, for a functioning natural environment, would have such problem so often as now a days. have just divided up my layout into many blocks, using nearly 100 Isolated tracks for current sensors, isolation is a term i have been very familiar with all winter, what most dont understand about many farmers is we mostly isolate through the winter, and most were itching to get out to the land to plough, or whatever, but its been so wet. no we can, we cant really socialize and tel each other how crap a winter it was..
  15. thanks , after reading the guardian article I sorta feel everyone gonna rush out and shoot crows, or worse, all the crows, so much biodiversity is lost, stuff that we could have used in global healthcare... even the amazing biodiversity of track side in the past century is gone, fires from locos, used to control vegetation and created a diverse transient flora, much of which is gone, what remains on old railways tends to be woodland flora in shade and gorse/furze or shrub in sun., the short term grassland meadows, filled with colorful annuals and biennials is gone. I notice irish rail is sowing wildflowers back into some waste ground instead of spraying it.
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