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  1. Beautiful work as ever, David. Nicely illustrates the ‘one layout, two eras’ concept you are developing
  2. That masking itself is a work of art Eoin - I’m sure I’ve seen stuff like that in the Tate Modern!
  3. Oh it is, Angus! I won’t spoil it by giving away too much but an excess of rhubarb wine on the platform at Athlone features ...Ossie Nock it ain’t! It’s more about how the lines were worked than anything else. The locomotive performance is well —and engagingly - addressed by Donaldson, McDonnell etc in ‘ A Decade of Steam on CIE’. Here’s a sample of his style re the English GNR...
  4. Just received a copy of E L Ahrons’ wonderful ‘Locomotive and Train Working in the Nineteeth Century’ Vol 6 - Ireland, which I think is a must have for @Angus, @David Holman @2996 Victor if not on their shelves already. Ahrons describes Limerick Junction as ‘ a fairly large and commodious railway station situated in space....typically Irish’. The book itself is a wonderful description of the main services on Irish railways in the later years of the century - and for some time after....
  5. Here’s a few shots of my effort ....set against a 7mm scale rule. I see what Leslie said about the buffer height but if you’re using the Alphagraphix chassis, Roger will have made that decision for you already! The Slaters wheels may be slightly smaller than the strict scale original, which may explain any discrepancy.
  6. Here you are David..., Width across both doors - 5’ Width of side panels 3’ (buffer end) and 3’6 (next to doors). When I made mine the first attempt was 3’ short as I’d omitted a panel! Van end 8’ across divided into 3 equal panels Main body 7’ high -7’9 at highest point on van end And lots and lots of bolt heads..... David
  7. I used the Alphagraphix card kit for mine, David. I can take some basic dimensions off that if it helps....
  8. I suspect that much may have had to do with whether there was a settlement there already worthy of a station in its own right. Certainly, in the north, places like Ballyclare Junction, Cookstown Junction, Fintona Junction, Limavady Junction, and Bundoran Junction are in the middle of nowhere. The importance and size of the ‘branch’ terminus may also have been a factor in the name.
  9. Lovely work Angus.Looking forward to seeing Lurganboy grow !
  10. Agreed Popeye, and your comment has to be one of the best examples of our peculiar Irish logic that I have ever read! 😀
  11. This looks great. I knew Mullingar in the 80s -busy place then. Want to see more of this !
  12. Probably worth making a mock up of your board with a few buildings to see how various options look in 3D - this could be a cracking little layout. Have a look at Iain Rice’s books for a few ideas.
  13. Good idea so far! I’d suggest slanting the scene across the baseboard at a bit of an angle just to vary things a little - will be more satisfying to look at and offer a variety of viewing angles. A slight curve on the scene would be better still.
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