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  1. Another thing that I could do is to approach the curve at 1:46, take it on the level and then continue the next straight at 1:60
  2. A craft knife taped to the boiler was enough to prove the concept. I have ordered some 1mm lead rolls from ebay (Fishing section) for a more permanent solution. I might experiment with metal strip and magnets Dcc Concepts style too for variety.
  3. I've just installed a long 1:60 grade which includes a quarter circle turn. My Bachmann N class is stalling - with wheel spin exiting the curve with a four coach train. The track is temporary so it could be some of the issue. The goal is to haul 5 coaches, and I cant do much better than 1:60 on the slope. Am I asking the impossible?
  4. If I ever get a guinea pig I'll have to get one of these signs - to keep it from being trodden on!
  5. I had forgotten that excellent NIL article.
  6. I see both Silverfox and Worsley Works have the G Class on their sites. One is a two piece resin kit and the other is in brass. Any thoughts on which is the better finished product - assuming time and soldering skills are not an issue?
  7. I'm impressed to see it in Yorkshire too.
  8. Given the performance of the W&KR the fake might be worth more than an original! If I wanted a mocked up sign I would go for something like the GS&WR, the only reason I can think of for choosing an obscure outfit like this is to add authenticity. Although I don't recall seeing it before, historic streetview images have present it in 2010. Were it not for the cross head screws I would have made a case that they might have had a yard in Tullamore to hold goods from the DE Williams brewery before moving them by road, rail or canal to Mountmellick/Portlaoise for rail transit to the port of Waterford.
  9. Just spotted this in a gateway in Tullamore. Looks like the real thing, but the town has no known connection, unless it was placed there for other reasons.
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    Indeed I have. I stopped to take a look at it, must be five years back. I took a quick look again just now on street view - it looks to be in a different position to when I saw it. I could have sworn it was closer to the Borrisokane end of the field end on to the road. But that could be just me mixing it up with others in the area. There is another in very good condition behind a house in Rochfortbridge, but you would need to be on a bus or in a truck to see it. There used to be one in a field outside Kilbeggan but I think it is gone now. The only other one I know is belonging to the Fryday family in a field between Cadamstown and Ballyboy. Its been there more 30 than years, I left school in '86, and they acquired it while I was in school.
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    I'm more interested in Birr than Banagher, but very interested in anything that remembers Offaly's lost railways.
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    RIP Jim Bayle

    Only learned this today. Very sad.
  13. Lads, I've added a decoder to the MM141. Its a loco cruiser LC205. I stuck it in in the same orientation as the blanking plate that I removed. But its not being read. How do I tell if its the right way round, a dud, or a problem with my kit build DCC rig? Ger
  14. Athearn appear to sell their chassis directly these days via Horizon Hobbies http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH98122 Best click through from the athearn site and change the settings to Euro Ireland for the correct rates and shipping costs. I tried to search the HH site for other goods, but the less said about that experience the better
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