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About Wexford70

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    Collecting model railways since jouef was burying them in the ground! Mainly Irish models but also UK and continental but only those I have travelled on. Volunteer with the Waterford and Suir Valley railway.


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  1. Was gone in minutes. I tried. ☹️
  2. I believe the express passenger locomotives had larger radius drive wheels with smaller wheels used to help guide the locomotive. Locos for branch line, mixed and freight traffic ran at slower speeds and did not need this more complex and expensive configuration.
  3. Is the LNWR water tower preserved?
  4. Hi guys, Did many Black Hawthorne locos operate in Ireland? I saw one in the culrural museum near Belfast, sweet little engine.
  5. Some good material here also http://irishrailarchives.ie/index.php/2019/05/03/dublin-blessington-tramway-archive-photo-feature/ Also picked up a more recent booklet in the bookshop in Blessignton by a local author, will try and dig out the reference.
  6. How many were originally in that livery guys?
  7. Hi guys, How many 071s survived in silver and black? Also, any trusted modeller out there who could convert an 071 supertrain livery into the grey with yellow front ends for me?
  8. Long live the rivet counters!!!!
  9. Are each of the keg cages numbered differently in each of the packs? Great looking models.
  10. If any knows of a boxed Lima 201, I would be interested only because I believe they were the first prototypical Irish model produced from the Murphy stable.
  11. What would these different types of lamps be used for?
  12. Thanks for this guys, very helpful.
  13. Great to know. What is the difference between a guard's van lamp and a loco lamp? Did they burn paraffin?
  14. Hi folks, Looking for a reliable source of info on locomotive / wagon lamps as well as others used on level crossings etc. Were lamps on the Irish network substantially different to the those used in the UK? Where were these lamps made?
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