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  1. The recesses and ramps suggest that there's a spring loaded locking mechanism, much like you would find on 110v transformers you might see on building sites (the yella ones). The distance between the pins and sheath is so big, might suggest serious juice going through. 500watt pit lamp?
  2. Glenderg

    Nostalgia Gold

    Cork won the 1966 All Ireland, and the first round of the subsequent championship for Cork was against Waterford in 4th June 1967 in Fitzgerald Park, as the train is heading north. I wonder if it was a GAA Special for that match? Throw-in would have been at 3:30?
  3. That was me, sad to admit. A little known lady called 6402, or to the uninitiated a MK3 "Cafe / Bar"...... Eh, hold on, they never went to Leitrim, this could have been a dream....again...
  4. Folks, stop looking at the stuff above the solebar, and just beneath it, along the rake and tell me what you see.... 🤩
  5. I too would also like a reminder of my poorly insulated pre-fab primary school building on my layout 🤣
  6. Hi Railer, They were uprated from 40 tonnes in the late 90's when bag sizes, pallet sizes and amount of fertiliser bags changed, thereby dictating the "48 Tonnes" marking on the later packs. Research shows that the "48 tonners" ran with ordinary rakes, hence why they were branded "48 tonners" on the doors. But some loading points had different grades of fertiliser, different bags, so depending on the density of cargo, they were apportioned to the appropriate wagon. As I understand, it was for the benefit of the forklift operator to make sure he didn't fall over, if he could handle a certain density pallet. By the time they had left service, all were uprated to 48 tonnes and since 40 tonnes had become obsolete, (because the pallet size had come into alignment with EC regs, and the bags too) the need to "tag" as "48 tonnes" the wagons just phased out, and all the unloading operatives knew what they were handling. R.
  7. Wexford County Council Planning Department did. Well, a site plan at least. I just scaled their plan drawing and that front elevation photo.
  8. 9 foot high from ground to eaves/gutters, 50 foot long, 10 foot wide. R.
  9. Popeye, When we were designing the wagon, this was critical that folk could remove the loads if they wanted to run "empty". The top L channel is push fit for this reason, just requires some delicate handling to remove it. There's a bit of fun and games taking out the restriction bars in the two central bays, but shouldn't be a problem to seasoned warriors like yerself! Richie
  10. In advance of these ladies arriving, Fran let me rob a pair for "interfering with". Rugby on the wireless, house quiet, one of life's simple pleasures. Here's a taster, but I'll have a full "how to" next week if you fancy dipping your toe into weathering. The beauty of this process is that an airbrush etc. is not required, and is completely reversible, even when everything has dried. Richie. Edit - the body and chassis is normally a single component, but my 4 year old wanted to see it, hence why it's in 2 parts...
  11. It's RTR. But....it's 1:87 in scale. 00 is in 1:76.2, so about 10% smaller, and there's no guarantee the "grabby bit" will fit 00 scale containers. https://www.hattons.co.uk/108981/oxford_diecast_76stob020_konecranes_reach_stacker_eddie_stobart_/stockdetail.aspx - this might be worth a respray.
  12. I need to dispel a few myths about adding decals, on foot of the above. One requires a super smooth surface to apply the decals. It is not necessary to apply varnish, which in itself adds an additional layer to the vehicle finish. If you gently polish the area with superfine wire wool, or a "magic sponge" you will have perfect adhesion. George's solution with the floor finish is bang on for having a uniform finish. Any milky white finish has nothing to do with water trapped under the decal, it is caused by the humidity percentage of the top varnish layer and the product used. Humbrol gloss cote is particularly awful at this. For varnishes, I always use Windsor and Newton artists varnishes. I don't recall ever seeing an "old master" from Sean Scully et al with milky white streaks. If you don't have decal fix or micro sol or micro set, a touch of white vinegar will do the same to melt the decal onto a surface, but use sparingly. I hope that's of use. Richie
  13. Superb video..! Is it the RM 90 machine that IE have? Min curve is not suited to second radius, to say the least! Just eyeballing those drawings yer man had pinned up, I'd say you are in the order of 6 foot, maybe 7 as a piece of rolling stock. It would be a mammoth scratchbuild, I've often toyed with the daydreaming bit, especially for outdoor layouts. If you did make it, it would have to have scale speed, lay ballast and glue, clean the sleepers, make an espresso, then add a shot of "good stuff", and deliver it to the thirsty operator. * Richie *not actual specs 😋
  14. Joe, where did you source them, might be useful for other members here? Have you a link? Do they come with resistors ? R.
  15. There's no context/photos/links here - what are you talking about?
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