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  1. Mine has just arrived. First impressions are excellent. I had heard some comments about the flat rather than gloss paper, but paper type (excellent quality ) is appropriate for what is essentially an academic treatise rather than a glossy pictorial. Loads of detail and data which is what we need....wonderful stuff and well worth a purchase.
  2. Gorgeous work, David. Many thanks for the lathe tips. I have a significant birthday looming (aren’t they all right now) and Mrs G has provided me with a lathe as this is one thing that keeps coming up as a useful tool for various jobs. Haven’t used (or even opened it) yet...so any tutorials are good. Chuck key is a good tip - wouldn’t be first time I’ve started the pillar drill with the Chuck key in it.....but beside the quality pedagogy, the modelling is as usual superlative. And it’s nice to see Sir Henry nudging into a photo !
  3. Cracking view of Burtonport today. Casserley lived in the London suburbs beside the West Coast Main Line. This must have felt like the far end of the world....
  4. This is delightful. Very convincing and as scenic development continues will nicely lend itself to black and white photos appropriate to the era! Really like your 309. Those classic 4-4-0s don’t get modelled enough, but are absolutely key to any Irish layout set before 1960.
  5. Roof looks good George - how’d you do it please? !
  6. Very nice Eoin - lots of scope for you to work your magic! Nice tip - I’d forgotten to look at Slaters for a Belpaire backhead so ended up fabricating my own this week.....should have looked !
  7. Somewhere in Ernie’s archive, Jim. Early days of UTA ownership as it’s still in SLNC colours (nameplates are giveaway). Looks like Adelaide and I think that’s VS ‘Erne’ beside it.
  8. It’s incredibly difficult to notice in b/w and sometimes colour unless the loco is sparkly clean. These are identical black engines : but clean and dirty they look very different.....my thanks to Ernie and RCTS....
  9. Bloke to the left of the sign is probably Dr P Ransome-Wallis, a GP from Herne Bay in Kent and noted photographer. He features in another shot by HCC on Ernie’s site on the same day, and is named in the caption. Ransome-Wallis was a remarkable character who knew both Stanier and Churchward personally, and whose knowledge of locos was such that as a medical student in Edinburgh he was asked to lecture the local loco crews on valve gear. During WW2, he was a Navy surgeon and on a visit to the US saw the trial steaming of a Big Boy at Alco’s Schenectady plant. As a man acquainted with some of the
  10. John - quite right re Glenfarne and Florencecourt. This was especially so during the summer I think. Any ideas where such traffic may have originated ? Am assuming it was from Dublin/Belfast and carried in GN/CIE wagons with no transshipment, but will be hunting out that Florencecourt photo. I have a wagon load of drums for Rosses Point - much as I’d like to use an SLNC wagon for that it strikes me as unlikely and I should probably provide a CIE open.
  11. Very helpful comms from the publisher just in and now appears that the item is well on the way through An Post. Collon Publishing posted it on day of purchase so great service from them. Really looking forward to it arriving.
  12. Two weeks after ordering mine hasn’t appeared yet. Covexit no doubt. Sounds great though! Fascinating re the pay carriage. Roger did a model of that little Sprite I think. One of my favourites of that genre of loco was Drummond’s Bug which achieved remarkable feats on the LSWR and could convey the wrathful CME to wayward sheds at considerable speed !http://svsfilm.com/nineelms/bug.htm
  13. Lovely Eoin. We had a tender version of that - they are fun little things. Nice job conserving the paint work too!
  14. Sounds good. Tegral factory branch is interesting and historic with its Ballylinan back story. Some fantastic scope for a 141 shuffling about in the weeds.https://thewandererphotos.smugmug.com/ForgottenRailways/The-Wolfhill-Branch/i-Vndptrw/A
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