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  1. Just switched my order from Hattons, maybe taking a chance on the Euro/ sterling exchange rate worsening but what the hell! Ernie
  2. Thanks Ballymote it is I've just checked out a Jonathan Allen shot of the Box and Goods shed. That didn't take long!
  3. I have been picking up the odd negs and slides recently. Can anyone identify this view? I think its of an Irish station but it may well not be! Slide dated May1986 EDIT Identified as Ballymote.
  4. Link to latest video uploaded Limerick Junction to Waterford behind 163 June 2001 https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49918027733/in/dateposted-public/ More photos have been added including some Cavan & Leitrim negs and also these 2 views of Mullingar in 1956 G2's 659 & 667
  5. Another video instalment uploaded from May 2000 https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49908303827/in/dateposted-public/ I have also uploaded a number of photos of WT 55 being re-railed at Portadown ca 1963/64 taken by Mike Shannon, now DR Dunn Collection. Link to this one https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49908234461/in/dateposted-public/ This one displayed below and 2 more links underneath it https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49908234546/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49908234591/in/dateposted-public/
  6. I think that you are seeing what appear to be steps but its the other rail, the steps are quite indistinct , I can make out one under the 'shack' door. I've done an enlargment but I only have the original scan to work off.
  7. Its the 6 wheel wagon in this weed-killing train, Barrel at the far end and a 'hut' at this end.
  8. I think you missed the error 40 people per 1000 SQUARE MILES ie. Take the average width of a beach between high and low tide. this would work out very roughly as 1 person on the beach between Dublin and Dundalk. The BBC have now corrected their boob to 1000 square metres! I have been in Lock down since 9 March when the first case in the North East happened at the Church where my wife, daughter and her husband who live with me attend and had been in close contact with the person. So we had 14 days lockdown then the nation wide scheme came into operation. My daughter and son in law both work for the NHS (he on a Covid Ward) so we have all been extra careful. I take the dogs out at 4.45am before Haltwhistle awakes from its slumbers then its indoors for the rest of the day (unless DRS are sending the flasks through then i venture 50 feet to the overbridge for a quick video) Next wednesday I will make my first trip out of Haltwhistle after 72 days to Hexham Hospital for an MRI Scan; I think I would rather have stayed in Lock Down! Happy Days, maybe not!
  9. This is on the BBC News web site "As countries across Europe begin to ease lockdown restrictions, authorities in Greece are reopening more than 500 of the country's beaches. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says he wants Greece's tourism season to begin in July. For now, sun-seekers are required to respect social-distancing rules on the beach. No more than 40 people are allowed per 1,000 sq miles" Seems a bit OTT
  10. Latest 2 videos on Flickr are: I've added them as a link rather then embedding them https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49897040887/in/dateposted-public/ Limerick Junction - Limerick City May 2000 This also shows the crossover at the platform barrier end being used to run round (It had gone a few months later) https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49899693088/in/dateposted-public/ Limerick, Limerick Junction, Mallow & Cork Too make up the loss of tantalising part images of the videos this 'eye candy' has also been added 402 Cork October 1960 GT Robinson 131 arriving at Connolly 1959 JG Dewing Other Irish images have also been added, there are a fair number still to put on flickr. Ernie
  11. Or just look at my cover photo left! It has been doctored though to "Lough Ernie"
  12. I seem to remember I acquired some 141's / 071's in exchange which are now on Glengarriff. I don't really have enough room for 0 scale. I'm trying to persuade my son Alan to do some 3D printed SLNCR locos in 4mm but at present he is tied up building an extension to his kitchen. One day!! maybe!
  13. Its one of these 2 repatriated some years ago from my loft. They were jointly built by my friend Iain Young of Sans Pareil Models and his loco builder who lived in Sunderland. Ian did the knocking out of the rivets on the etchings and no doubt ended up with an RSI!. Original North Star kits as were the 2 PP Class I also had built. Des acquired the kits from North Star Design after they decided to give up on Irish prototypes. I think they had only produced 10 PP kits and I acquired the last 2. I went back to 00 scale
  14. 2 more videos from May 2000 now uploaded. Drogheda with 149 and a bubble , GNRI 171 passes south then back to Limerick via Thurles with some freight shunting and ECS work in the late evening sunshine. Lastly if you are a fan of Class 37's , especially the Cornish China Clay variety then you might like this video. Displayed as a link to avoid up-setting General Motors enthusiasts!🙂 https://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/49887062746/in/dateposted-public/
  15. Todays offering from 9th & 10th May 2000 includes bagged cement at Limerick Junction, then off to Drogheda for 077 on Tara's 134/176 come off the Gypsum from Kingscourt and go on shed and 149 arrives from Platin with 1 bubble and some bagged cements . After adding the latter to the gypsum wagons 149 retrieves the bubble and in the next video (tomorrows probably) goes on "shed". There are also some scans taken by the late Ken Groundwater of spoil trains etc at Carrickfergus. Click (s) on the image as usual!
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