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  1. One for The Catacombs? Fifty years ago, yes, can you believe it? If you are unable to recall what happened on a certain section of CIÉ, have a wee LOOK at this link:- https://www.railscot.co.uk/locations/E/Ennis/ HOW TIME FLIES
  2. I bow the thee young Sir, you with the keen eye-sight of a teenager. How I envy you. Wishing you and your team well; and those who are unfortunate enough to have made my acquaintance.
  3. Mallow Station, County Cork. Photograph take on or after the formation of Irish Rail in 1987. The coaches on the right-hand side of this picture are carrying Irish Rail (IR) livery. White band above and below the Central Black band between the Golden Brown. Prior to this the CIE, Super Train livery on the MKii coaches did not have these white lines. Train on left side of picture - Locomotive 011 (A11) in CIE (Super Train) livery with its heating van and two Craven Coaches in CIE livery with a single white line above the windows. The Locomotive in the distance, beyond the Gantry, i cannot se i
  4. What about 2A? CIÉ from 1945 to 1959. A mixture of former GSR maroon (LMS) and CIÉ with two shades of green lined in black and white. If my memory serves me correctly, there were 2600 Railcars in the darker shade of green with a single line of light green below window level.
  5. Noel, My choice for an Irish Oil Wagon would be MEX. This brand name really does represent an Irish Company; Mc Mullan Bros. They celebrating their Centenary as a Limited Company during 2020. Now, branded as MAXOL their locations are found throughout Ireland. "The formal registration of McMullan Bros Ltd on 12th April,1920 came as a direct consequence of a brilliant scoop by William McMullan when he persuaded the Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Company to give his company the exclusive agency to sell MEX Petroleum in Ireland." (Text in quotes taken from - MAXOL - Celebrating 100 Years -Turtle Bu
  6. Find find The Elephant? 2018 - A bit of my Model Railway Old Blarney . My stock- all this runs at my home as well as on Old Blarney. Hope you enjoy this wee clip and my thanks to Perth and District Model Railway Club and David Hennessy for his photography.
  7. Model Railways Documentary for 2021 Model Railways Documentary on Amazon Prime TV: - Including excellent footage of - OLD BLARNEY. A fictitious location somewhere in Ireland Lots of cameo scenes Asingle platform with two faces A racecourse location on the Border. GNR Buses, Locomotives and a three coach 600 series Railcar CIE Woolwich, Cattle Wagons by Provincial Wagons , Bandon Tank and Much more to enjoy. “Model Railways - A comprehensive look into this wonderful hobby” – is the latest production from Studio Scotland
  8. Wrenneire and Noel, Thank you for your replies. I assumed the situation was, that which you describe in your reply to my post. I made my suggestion on this basis The decoder could have been reprogrammed prior to its installation in the offending locomotive. If so, then perhaps F6 may have been selected in error. Were the locomotive with its decoder to be placed on a DCC Layout the setting could be accesses and appropriate changes made. My very best wished to everyone. I do hope a solution is reached for Michael's sake. I certainly know how disappointing it is when your expectati
  9. Slow Running I wonder if the cause may be this? The Murphy Models Decoder has a Slow Speed Function setting. When selected this function (F6) significantly slows the speed of a locomotive. The Slow Speed Function (F6) is used to reduce locomotive speeds, and thus, allow shunting movements to appear realistic , as well as allow excellent slow speed running, especially within restricted track areas. If selected, the F6 button, will reduce the fastest speed of a locomotive to something just faster than a slow crawl. I hope this may assist you. White..
  10. GSI345, You may be aware the buses you have modelled had two identification plates on their fronts and one on the bonnet. Corcoran and Managhan, CIE BUSES 1945-1987 has excellent photographs of these and many other classes. A small metal plate with a white background and black Lettering and number AR1, DR1, etc would be attached to a bus of these classes. This plate was was normally positioned above the headlight of the driver's front window and positioned in line with the Eau-de-nil lining on the side of the bus. An identical plate was also affixed to the side of the bonnet at headlig
  11. Gosh! Lovely models. My memory has been revived by these two model buses. I well remember these two classes of Bus. Generally the ARs ran on the 23 to Ballybough, and the DRs on the 72 to Oxmantown Road. Periodically each class ran on other routes, the AR on 9 or 10 to Donnybrook, the DR on 77?, but in general, they were assigned to the two routes mentioned. My recollection of the Daimler Radiator - colour was Brass. AR1 was follow by a further ten Regent IIIs (AR2-11) placed in service in 1947. I would love to have models of these buses but, my lack of skills would ensure I made
  12. This mornings post delivered my Christmas Card from Irish Railway Models. How very thoughtful, and what a considerate touch from the owners of this business to send their customers a card wishing them "Merry Christmas &Happy New Year". Through this Forum, may I too wish them Seasons Greetings, and to every member and reader Happy Christmas and best wishes to you too. Please stay safe in this most difficult of time for us all. David White Old Blarney.
  13. Murder in Eden is a 1961 British mystery film directed by Max Varnel and starring Ray McAnally, Catherine Feller and Yvonne Buckingham.[1] The screenplay involves the murder of an art critic and subsequent hunt for the killer. Railway connection. There is a brief scene with a Brand New Class 121. How appropriate. Loads of shots of Dublin, Irish vehicle registrations, and believe it or not, the film is supposed to be about Scotland Yard and London. Lots of Irish interest and Actors and Actresses. Enjoy.
  14. Old Blarney. I recently had the pleasure of having Old Blarney filmed by Studio Scotland Ltd, an award winning film & video Production Company. They have produced:- Building a Model Railway - From Start to Finish (Part 1). Director Stewart Menelaws gets the opportunity to turn one of the studio offices into a railway room. Building a Model Railway - Detail & Technology (Part 2). Takes the viewer into greater detailing and technologies. Building a Model Railway – The World of Modelling (Part 3). Filming around the country; with interviews from le
  15. The Film - I see a Dark Stranger -includes the following clip of a train arriving at Kingsbridge. Would I be correct in believing the locomotive to be one of our 800 Class? Comments are welcome - One for Mt Beaumont's collection? Please keep safe and enjoy. White.
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