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  1. Tks Fran! The CAD graphics on the website were throwing me. Mark
  2. Fabulous! Can't wait. A question re the frame for the CAWS pickup coils. Will these be part of the diecast chassis or plastic pieces that could possibly be deleted? The version that A39 currently wears only came in some time around the mid 1990s. Previous to that it comprised of two separate frames (over each rail) which were of a thinner profile. And of course no loco had them before 1984 (i.e. A23R and A39R wouldn't have had them). Mark
  3. JHB you must be losing your marbles if you think they would do anything to saveguard the future of the WLWR. The drawings associated with the planning application show one face only on the down main. Mark
  4. How would the public know when the trains were running without the circular?
  5. It seems Met Eireann now believes that every approaching front in the period between November and February warrants an orange warning for snow regardless of the actual chances of it occurring. The current warning relates to an occluded front approaching from the south-west, a combination which must have similar odds of producing snow as one has of winning the lotto. Mark
  6. Tks for that. I'd always assumed that brown meant fitted here as well. I should have known they wouldn't have been that organised!
  7. Re the colour change on vans from grey to red/brown, was this done purely for paint supply reasons or did the red/brown colour indicate a fitted vehicle or anything? Mark
  8. Bit off a tardy response given the thread was opened 3 years ago but below is a photo of the prototype (i.e. the first) double-height beet wagon taken in Thurles exchange sidings on 5/3/85. As you can see, red oxide was the order of the day. Mark [ATTACH=CONFIG]19166[/ATTACH]
  9. On a more serious note, the railway did understand the importance of business passengers up until the late 1990s or so. I'm not just talking about fare revenue but the kudos and influence that such people bring and the way they can advocate for the railway. Then from around the turn of the century, the railway, by then under a new administration, seemed to make a conscious decision that it could do without their custom and essentially walked away from the business. The problem now is likely to be that the corporate knowledge in dealing with such passengers has most likely been lost and will need to be relearnt.
  10. Yes, I'd be keen to try the etched sides as well. Mark
  11. Count me in for 1 x standard and 1 x brake standard. Mark
  12. As long as the livery is not silver or grey or a variation thereof I'll be happy. Given that Belmond is a company which understands aesthetics and the importance of image, I'm sure I have nothing to fear.
  13. And what's with the inverted commas?
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