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  1. Not Blue and grey indeed, but exactly the type of photo I was after! As an aside, has this coach in this BREL livery ever been produced as a model?
  2. Hi All Do any of you have pictures of ex BR stock, in BR livery, running on Irish Railways? I can only think of 2 instances where this might have happened. The first is ex-BR mk2 stock purchased by NIR in the 80s. I know for sure some of these made it to Dublin on occasion before they received NIR livery. The second is ex-BR Mk2a stock that Irish Rail purchased in the 90's. Did they travel by rail or truck from the port? Were they shunted around Inchicore for a bit? Out on the network on clearance trials maybe? And perhaps 1 more... the Mk3 BREL International coaches. Did they arrive in Ireland in their original livery? Any images greatly appreciated! Dave
  3. Now gone. Thank you all for your interest.
  4. Free to a good home, assortment of OO gauge wagons and a 5 stall loco shed made of plasticard. If you are hand with plasticard you might be able to make something fom it! 2-stall long shed is 75cm long. First picture shows the depot in happier times!
  5. Hi All So we're moving house which is going to be a dose! I have two baseboards with frames in reasonable shape, I only put them up two years ago. All measurements approx. 1. 10' x 3'3" plywood top, 38" height 2. 4' x 3'3" mdf top, 38" height 2. Mdf sheets 4x2s and a 6x2. Also big pile of off cuts of various shapes and sizes. I'm based in Rathfarnham if anyone wants to come and take a look some evening. Free to a good home. Might suit a club or someone like myself who is always tinkling with dioramas and so on. I can possible deliver with a bit of imagination and help if you are near to Dublin. Drop me a message if interested. Hope the pictures below make sense! Thanks for looking, Dave
  6. 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?
  7. Thanks a bunch guys for all that information. A bit of browsing to be done over the weekend!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 079 obviously had the kadee’s fitted, whilst the 20’ flat had an old dapol tension lock on it! 😛
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