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  1. Sean, It's a joy to see you back in gear again, and doing an absolute stonking job to boot. Between yerself doing "De real capital" and Warb doing the "other one", we are really seeing two layouts that do a fabulous trick of having a model, that just happens to have a railway running through it, seemingly blending the ordinary day to day with the railway as "almost incidental". It's bloody fantastic workmanship, dedication, and research. richie. (The lads sent me the link to the thread whilst in Lisbon airport, (I wasn't surveying aul trams @BosKonay ) and as soon as I saw a ton of photos, I closed it, and waited to get home for a "proper goo" 😛 )
  2. Thom, You might be creating a short by over use of the oil. I'd suggest taking off the keeper plate underneath both bogies, one bogie at a time, removing the axles, again one at a time, and wash them in soapy water, dry fully, and rub down with fine 00000 wire wool on the pickup faces of the wheels. Dry off the goldy contacts with tissue paper, and use the wire wool to polish up the pickups. Put them back in their slots, making sure they are all correct polarity and direction, and check to ensure the brass contacts are in contact. Not a big job, but a little care and precision should bring it back to life. Richie.
  3. I realise that I am "IRM" currently, but many of you will recall I used to be just plain ol' Glenderg, missing delivery deadlines and such, but at the same time I produced a kit for the weedspray MK1 and sold quite a 4 of them, along with weathered and pristine "Ready To Run versions". Having spend many many hours researching and designing a kit, and then to hear that you, Noel, think the Silverfox version is perfectly acceptable....yet you say "I call a spade a spade, my models are toys, and in our house everybody calls them Dad's toy train set." "I play by making and driving my toy trains, and happy as a bunny when doing so, call it modelling, or play I care not. " It's the contradictory nature of this regular narrative, like a bowel movement, that prevents me from sharing my experiences, thoughts, findings from elsewhere, as a modeller on this forum any more. R
  4. Quite impressed, and I'm a picky hoor at the best of times! R
  5. @WaYSidE I think we'd all be grateful to hear of this auction, so there's no stress there. Just as long as you're not going to be at the top of the room with the gavel thing on the day, that might be totally dodgy..
  6. Some books (and some are very recent) appear in multiple auctions..?
  7. Weathering, for the expected effect, like a lady of loose moral, is mostly about what you take off, not what you leave on. Weathering powders as a medium for a wash is seriously expensive and doesn't sit in the grooves as it should. Even thinned enamel paint will do the same effect that can be reactivated later. Get that layer on first so you can see the details, then dial it back by reactivation. Powders should be used sparingly, they only infer a hint of rust / grease etc. There's a subtlety to them that I'm constantly amazed by Weathered Models group on FB. Anyway, to butcher my opening analogy a bit further, there's a heaviness to her upper quarters which needs restrained. The second last photo, to me, was the perfect foundation for some gentle airbrushing, and it's maybe a wee bit overcooked on the roof and panel joints. Leaps and bounds you've come, so please don't see this as critical in a negative sense. R.
  8. There's a couple of issues here - the luggage hall is still present, albeit missing it's first floor to the rear on Sherriff Street, not the vaults themselves - They may have been for bonded goods like rum & tobacco. Anyway, this should clear things up. There are 8 minor ventilators shown on the roof and a much larger one centrally. R
  9. Visually there's little between B4 and B5, an extra torsion bar, especially if you apply the "duck test" that you're so fond of. R
  10. Fair enough Leslie, I'll trawl the attic in the morning, but nobody was more shocked/tickled/bemused than I to see it. The track layout had all the hallmarks of a traditional British terminus layout you'd expect in a sleepy hamlet, sort of fare you'd see at shows and exhibitions. At the risk of excitement, it was a particularly British format, without forethought to the loop line, yet to come. As for sheds, I'm sure, had I the time, I could regale in print the vagaries of "English garden wall bond" brick as an aesthetic and structural choice for GNR sheds, but twould bore the arse off everyone. (the GNR work, was, and is the zenith of railway architecture in the UK and Ireland, despite what the GWR think!) R
  11. Sadly it's the plastic. Some of the "clip pins" are designed only to go once into the hole, and if you remove them any way robustly, you'll see the joint goes white where it meets the bogie frame. The lima plastic was the "hobnob" of bogie mounts, to butcher a Peter Kay sketch. You could whip those bogies on and off without stress. Also, neither of the suggestions above would be appropriate for a craven - you'd need a B4 Bogie, (a B5 isn't available, I know lads... 😛 ) Some of the older MK2 coaches on ebay have them underneath, but it's 1 in 50 sometimes with other variants. I've never thought about transplanting an Airfix bogie onto a Craven Coach, and it may not even work, but I'll check it out next time I'm in the workshop. R.
  12. Back in 2015 the good lady wife bought me a book called a Portrait of Dublin in Maps and I spotted an early plan of Connolly. Curiosity got the better of me, so I rambled down the following day and took these. Book is in the attic, somewhere, I'll try and dig it out over the weekend. It was when Connolly was just a terminus and the loop line had yet to be built. R
  13. Connolly had/has one. Base of it remains if you go down sheriff Street. R.
  14. Aye styrene gives off arsenic or some other victorian poison.
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