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  1. Hi All I've made a mess of a set of glazing for a mk3 hornby coach over the weekend. Looks like superglue fumes have reacted with it and it's gone cloudy. Is there anything I can do to salvage? I see some guys on youtube (martys matchbox makeovers for example) buffing and waxing plastic glazing with varying degrees of success. Any pointers or tips?
  2. Thanks a bunch guys for all that information. A bit of browsing to be done over the weekend!
  3. Hi All Quick question to the European modellers on the forum. Where are you buying your European outline models? I'm looking for a couple of short european shunter locomotives for an industrial layout. Any good European or UK based websites? Thanks in advance Dave
  4. Hi All Quick question to the European modellers on the forum. Where are you buying your European outline models? I'm looking for a couple of short european shunter locomotives for an industrial layout. Any good European or UK based websites? Thanks in advance Dave
  5. Thanks Mogul and Skinner 75. I wonder if the ore is shipped out from Drogheda using road vehicles, successfully, will it put this rail flow at risk long term? I suspect not, as access the Drogheda Port is challenging. The rail line down to the old cement works could be reinstated I suppose, making for an interesting short trip working: Navan to Drogheda Port 3 times daily!
  6. I spotted a large heavy-lift crane barge today down in Dublin Port. It appeared to be getting ready to move a large ro-ro ramp. Unfortuntely I was driving and unable to take a picture. After a spot of googling, I understand that Dublin Port are redeveloping the Alexandra Basin area of the port, including the jetty and infrastructure used to load ore from the Tara Mines tippler. I've since heard that Tara Mines traffic is to cease for a number of months. Is this true? What's the plan? Anyone know more about this?
  7. Hi All Did Ireland have any Roundhouses back in the days of Steam? I believe there may have been one at Broadstone? I don't think I've ever seen one in model form on an Irish themed layout.
  8. http://droghedamuseum.blogspot.com/2015/09/pic-of-day-23-september-2015.html?m=1 Here is a fascinating picture I came across by chance. It's an aerial image of the old rail connected cement factory, on the banks of the Boyne River in Drogheda. You can clearly see cement bubbles and rakes of 2-axle vans along the bottom of the image, and the oil unloading terminal up the hill beside the large storage tank. This would make a superb feature on any layout modelling the 60's and 70's era. When did this rail flow end, and move to the new plant at Platin?
  9. 079 obviously had the kadee’s fitted, whilst the 20’ flat had an old dapol tension lock on it! 😛
  10. I'm delighted to see this layout progess the way it has! Well done! I know there was a lot of frustration around space, and the OO/n gauge debate, but it's great that you have stuck with it, and more importantly that you are enjoying the hobby and the challenges once more. Keep up the good work!
  11. Without getting into politics, has the new man at IE, Jim Meade, given any indications or opinions relating to rail freight and its long term viability? If The Port of Waterford becomes disconnected from the network, it doesn't bode well for any future Foynes development. What ever happened to the biomass power plant that was being built on the Asahi site outside Ballina? That was going to generate a fright flow at one stage.
  12. Hi Eoin This is it all laid out. Mostly resin, with lovely brass etches of the shaker screens and handrails. Also some whitemetal parts for buffers and underframe detail. To the right hand side you can see 2 clear plastic sheets with moulded windows, which is very clever!
  13. Hi All I’m crap when it comes to posting up workbench photos and progress, mostly because I have about two dozen projects started and none complete! However, I now finally have a small layout nearly completed (separate posts to come over the summer) and it has given me the drive to get some rolling stock projects done and dusted. I make no secret of the fact that I’m a fan of all things yellow, and the new layout has some sidings for PWD trains. So when asked recently what I wanted for an up-coming birthday present I put in a request and low and behold this lovely parcel arrived on my workbench! So this is a Kleinspoor HO scale Plasser & Theurer RM80 kit, and even in 1/87 scale it looks pretty impressive! My hope is to make a reasonable representation of Irish Rail number 780, RM76. What is the difference? I don’t actually know! This is the most complex project I’ve undertaken so I’ll genuinely do my best to post regular updates on progress, and as always any tips and input is welcome an appreciated! Can’t wait to get this finished! (first picture copyright Charles Cross, ontrackplant.com)
  14. 100% agree! Sell them seperately!
  15. Ah here! The benchmark of modelling on this site just keeps getting higher and higher! That's a fantastic piece of work.
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