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  1. Could not agree more, and would be more than happy to see just one version of a genny
  2. here's one on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/193647662586?ul_noapp=true
  3. I strongly recommend that you reinforce those upright panels with the big cutouts, the integrity of the particle board is seriously compromised. Use 2' x 1'' (50mm x 25mm) or equivalent wood strip or perhaps flat metal strips.
  4. Some info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Olympian
  5. Good analogy with the football club but sometimes it does happen and I have a lot of sympathy with Wexford70. Perhaps if the dream of a regular GSV came to be (I'd commit to 2 or 3) it might not be too far a step to getting a weedspray van from there. I'll keep the faith but fear I may be pushing up daisies before it is justified.
  6. I think that model was released as far back as 2015, I found it by accident a few weeks ago and couldn't resist it, snap it up they only have a few.
  7. I should apologise the other one is Bus Eireann. The Plaxton Panorama has the Dublin registration no. NZO 33 and that number was issued in the latter part of 1968 (I know because I had a motorbike that was registered in July '68 and it was EZO 506. I remember those coaches and I would expect they had a good lifespan.
  8. Hi Fran, I'll put this context from my view point and in keeping with the weedspray set topic. The weedspray set is not of particular interest to me but I have deliberated over whether to purchase it because it would provide me with 3 x 42' flats for use with containers from C Rail, and I could use the tanks to model tanker wagons as suggested by Mayner. But it seems perfectly logical for IRM to release the 42' flats without loads, and for IRM to leverage the work done in tooling the tanks to produce the tank wagon. But without any indication as to your intentions it's a bit of a dilemma.
  9. The information provided is much appreciated. thank you. I agree that there is great personal pleasure in creating models from scratch or adapting existing components to create a model. However, the difficulty is in deciding what to dedicate our time to. If we know a manufacturer is proposing to produce an item we desire, that affords us the opportunity to dedicate our time and efforts elsewhere while we wait for that offering, accepting some will want to take on the challenge anyway. This is why I'm a bit disappointed that IRM are choosing to delay announcements until close to the releas
  10. There are some models of Irish buses available at present, examples; http://briancollinsenterprises.ie/product/brian-collins-enterprises-bus-eireann-expressway-model/ https://www.hattons.co.uk/108950/efe_15718_plaxton_panorama_c_i_e_coach_tours_/stockdetail.aspx
  11. Excellent idea, but would suspect (as does mphoey) that since IRM have already done the work of producing the tank it would make sense for them to use it again and produce this wagon. What length was this wagon and what was the wheelbase, and is there a RTR chassis available?
  12. The containers in the first picture labeled BLMC would seem to belong to the "British Leyland Motor Corporation" and since that company was only formed in Jan 1968 this photograph was probably taken much later than that. There is a Parkside model that looks to be of the same container (probably just requires the correct livery and decals if possible) that could be used with the Bachmann 5 plank open or similar for a little extra interest. https://www.hattons.co.uk/322381/parkside_models_pa21_br_bd_container_for_conflat_wagons_plastic_kit/stockdetail.aspx
  13. A model of a car currently on the road https://www.hattons.co.uk/stockdetail.aspx?SID=376399&utm_source=DiecastNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200818&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ0aG9tYXNjYnJvbmFuQGdtYWlsLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkpHUWVYaCJ9
  14. Link to Brian Collins Enterprises http://www.briancollinsenterprises.ie Also noticed that Oxford produce a Tayto Truck with Dublin Reg which may be of interest to some. https://www.hattons.co.uk/36148/oxford_diecast_76sp032_bedford_tk_mr_tayto_/stockdetail.aspx
  15. I'm in complete agreement but I don't think the aversion to producing track is fully justified. Yes anyone producing track must be prepared to stock it constantly because there will always be an ongoing trickle in demand. While this requires tying up some working capital in slow moving inventory there will nonetheless be that ongoing constant demand and it is a necessity to complement a range of fine scale models. It also has the advantage of having a one time development cost (PECO Streamline is 60 years old). As a business proposition it is completely different to rolling stock which
  16. Seems to me not everyone is going to be happy but for what it's worth I would like to see Park Royals, AECs or Laminates.
  17. Are the containers permanently fixed to the chassis?
  18. If that is true is seems to me the whole class is doomed. Not a great recommendation of a GM product and certainly not to be expected in a locomotive that is a mere 25 years old.
  19. This was something different and adds interest, Variety is the spice of life.
  20. But is it an inherent problem, or is it due to impact that wasn't reported? Seems very strange.
  21. I don't think so but this may help; http://www.chrisdyerfairs.co.uk/news
  22. This may be informative http://s374444733.websitehome.co.uk/code75/index.htm
  23. Some thoughts. For someone in Nth America the best choice is probably code 83 because it is readily available and it's my understanding that code 75 is actually slightly under scale. Also for someone in Nth America using code 100,, a good option is to use Peco point work with Atlas track. I found Atlas easier to lay and the sleeper spacing is wider (more prototypical than Peco). Granted the sleeper colouring is different but this will most likely be painted anyway.
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