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  1. You really shouldn't be giving me crazy ideas like that, you know.
  2. @WRENNEIRE Oh, I say!! Now those images are just the job. Many many thanks for posting these, as I think they are the only images I have seen of the roof of the loco and are of enormous help.
  3. Thanks Eoin. That's most helpful. This isn't the same as my Mk1 design, but given their outward similarities (and the crudeness of LEGO in portraying subtle differences in detail and shaping) I just used it as a starting point and designed outward from there.
  4. Thanks again to everyone for sharing your knowledge and expertise. I feel like I've learned so much in the past 24 hours. @DERAILED Is that wonderful painting destined for your walls or is it headed elsewhere? I think you've given a fair assessment of both Bulleid and his work. With regard to CC1 at least, I don't necessarily subscribe to the view that the trial had been a failure but rather feel that it was an experiment that came too late. With dieselisation underway the time for an experimental steam locomotive had passed, even if it did guarantee energy security by burning domestically produced fuel. On the rolling stock point, I have worked up a quick draft design for a "Laminate" by modifying a British Railways Mark 1 coach that I had previously designed. I think I'm heading in the right direction with it but would appreciate your expert opinions.
  5. Thank you all for the positive feedback and for the leads. Trips to York are out of the question at present (damn that virus) but I will see what I can do about getting hold of that Steam World article. Thank you all again.
  6. Thank you, Eoin. I will. I had just hoped to build something real and am just a tad deflated to learn that Inchicore had done with CC1 what we joke about in the UK with regard to signalboxes. However, railway modelling is often about building an idealised version of reality and showing the world as we would perhaps have liked it. I think that maybe we can give CC1 one last mainline run with an appropriate train, even if it is only in miniature.
  7. Thank you Eoin for your quick reply and for the helpful links. Some of the images they contain I had not seen before, but I can now see what you mean about the "handed" nature of CC1 and have worked out how to differentiate between the two sides. One side has a single vacuum(?) tank between the bogies while the other has two. That's one alteration I shall have to make to my model. I'm aware of CC1's short history, and it seems that the answer to the question about whether or not it ever left Inchicore in modified form is "no". I probably should have checked that first before selecting this iteration to model. Oh well. Maybe I'll just build some lined green "laminates" or similar and run a make-believe set in place of the Trial Train.
  8. I'm probably not the target demographic for this forum on the basis that I am not specifically modelling the Irish rail network and that my fists of ham and fingers of butter mean that my skill-set extends solely to building in the oft derided medium of LEGO, so I'll try and keep this brief. However, I do have a few questions and I thought that this would be the best place to ask on the basis that the membership here present are the most likely people to know the answers. I have just completed my own take on the CIE CC1 "Turf Burner" loco based on the sources I have been able to find online. However, there is still a fair amount of guesswork gone into the build that I would like to check in order to improve the model if necessary. Yes I know, the ladder is too big. One of the things I've noticed about the pictorial sources is that CC1 seems always to be presenting the same side to the camera. I have yet to find a reliable photo that unequivocally shows the opposite side and, as such, I have assumed that the two sides are mirror images and built the model as such. Likewise, there appear to be no photos showing the roof of the loco. I have included the boiler safety valves, twin chimneys and vents for the blowers at each end and placed them where it seems best, but apart from that I have left the roof smooth. Can anyone confirm if these assumptions are correct? I would also like to build some rolling stock for CC1, but again I can find no pictorial evidence that the loco in modified form ever left Inchicore. All the photos of the loco running in steam seem to be while it was in original condition hauling scratch rakes of whatever was lying around spare. I'd like to build something accurate, a replica of an actual event if possible. Is it possible to get some direction on this? I'm certainly no expert on Irish rolling stock of the 1950s. Photos that I have seen appear to show some quite venerable-looking bogie compartment coaches with step boards, a 6-wheel full brake and even something a bit more modern (a "laminate", perhaps). I presume that the coaches would have been painted dark green at this point in time, but really any steer that I can get on these would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
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