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Midland Man

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About Midland Man

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  • Birthday March 9

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    Born in Ireland. live in Ireland

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    Midlands

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    Walking Railways Cars Bikes hurling rugby and Gaelic.

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  1. Wow just wow. She is a real beauty and is not even complete! Realy wants me to get one of those. Funnily one of the large manors near me had a garden railway using gauge 2 engines and stock. When the owner moved house he left a lot of the track behind as well as a carriage (he never carried passengers only model coaches) I am trying to find more about the railway. Could have realy intresting locomotives.
  2. Sounds nasty. I not a big fan of eBay as I find that buying stuff in a a shop gives you a nicer feel than buying online. One of the best thing about model shows is that you buy from the seller and you give the money to the seller not some electric machine in a place you don't know. If you are ever selling something like a camera I try to Stell to a second hand store who will clean it up and sell it to someone else.
  3. Amazing model you have there. They got one of the class running a few years back. The running gears on it look really confusing. Good luck with it. stay safe MM
  4. Wow just wow. I am surprised that no Guinness is being left in Cragy Island or does jack drink paddy whisky?
  5. Practice makes perfect says many people so tonight I practice led soldering joints. Came out all right and are really hard to true and take off. I think there good for a newbie like me. I getting some 3D printed baseboards sooner or latter. Does anyone have any tips? stay safe MM
  6. This layout gets better and better every time. Thank god there ain't any seaguls MM
  7. Yawn Afternoon all. I have been working on exams over the past week which has halted most work. While all of this I got a small bit of work done for the model and that being a shop/private house. It's still a skeleton but it's square witch is the only thing I want right now. There is good news I will be off school (proberly) tomorrow so Glendelogh road will begin to take shape hopefully in about a month. The goal is to get it 50% done in about 14 weeks so a lot of work has to be done in a short period. Bad news is that my stock is getting shorte by the minute. I have zero plaster card. 2 Bords of styrofoam. A bit a bobs from wills. I plan to get a SSM kit made so I can improve sodering for building steam engines but for rail cars it plaster card all the way. So then here is what I did today. I have other building I want to make but are in the works right at this moment. Thsi building will be a pub because pubs are everywhere and are a classics Irish thing so............. Hope you all like stay safe MM
  8. Interesting stuff. I must look into get about 2 of them and buy one of the JM design G2s but I have a to do list which I realy want to get down to the bottom of. To make a 1960s themed railrour you need one of those and 2 park royals with a 2 rebuilt J15s. The livery would be black an tan.
  9. How are you going to do all the lining on the sides? AKA livery.
  10. If yo sea the D&B stuff can you take pics measure it if you can and get lots of close ups of you can. Hope you can help.
  11. wow looks good. If the Shannon bridge was never improved in 1900/1901 the Ds would have been turned at Mullingar and a smaller engine would have to go on to Galway. Would have been quite interesting operation at the station. MM
  12. WOW please put more up. Sure Mullingar is like my 40km down a few roads. If its going to be a 50s/60s scene you can run realistically U class 131 A couple of J15s A LM class 0-6-0 A G2 class D5/6s And many more but a 800 can look nice as well. You got the engine shed spot on. Do not forget the railway houses where the old station master was shot [ long story]. the Sligo side has a bridge that you can run trains down it like a branch line but have it loop round to the main line. [ hope you get me] Two questions 1. could i sea the track plan or what is the length? 2. Are you building the Breathland track layer?
  13. Thanks both of you you have both helped me. The middle part where the houses are will be a there smallest in height. The goal of the layout is not to see the trains but to sea the environment the trains live in. I want to make the scene look real so that the smaller houses are at the front and the bigger at the back. I want the onlooker to see a town not a model railway. The juntion road will be the main point as you can sea one street and that's all. Hope you all like Mm
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