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  1. Yes, but the slimmer and more democratic one, and according to most Heuston Drivers, golf is not a thing amongst them.
  2. Coat it in brake fluid, the layers will peel off revealing it's life's colours. Easiest way to match it. Any snaps?
  3. https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/1334-cie-locomotive-livery-variations-1960-1990/?do=findComment&comment=64209
  4. 450, You could always go with an airbrush with multiple cups like this one. https://bartsharpairbrush.co.uk/product/bartsharp-airbrush-186-dual-action-gravity-feed/ R
  5. Appears to be 7' height at sides, 8' in the centre, with the radius of roof being at the centre point of where the body meets the bufferbeam. I have a drawing here I did from ages ago, but I'd not be mad trusting of it !
  6. Nowt to do with the Welsh, just my imagination.
  7. This is probably better scaled to your needs. I had this idea of a place where the railway was announced and all manner of developers came on board to build hotels and terraces of houses for the wealthy, which never came to pass. Idea was to have a terrace of houses overlooking the station, which would help a model in small scale. Track layout would suit your requirements too and you could have a village/small town surrounding it. Bit of shunting, bit of parked wagons on the loop, potential for a shunting game, even.
  8. The RNLI would be a lifeboat station, with a slip way. The idea was to give the idea that there was something "beyond" the railway station, I'd imagine a proper dock of some sort further north, a bit grittier and more industrial. E.S. is engine shed and quite a few small stations would have had one. I looked at Baltimore and sorta invented a town/small village around it. Market town like Mitchelstown combined with the fishing stuff like Warrenpoint, and just kind of imagined what it might be like as a workaday place, rather than a touristy driven place (at the time). Then kind of wondered where'd be the best place for a bowl of chowder and a pint, watch the world go by, but that's the Covid kickin in . I'll have a go at something more suitable for the smaller dimensions....! Richie.
  9. You could have a heap of industries, like boat yards, warehousing, distilleries, timber merchants. Fish going east and onward to the UK, all realistic in that timeframe. The main track would be about 6 ft long I reckon, in 2mm. Bugger, some compression required then !!! Richie.
  10. @Imahilus What space would you ideally like it to fit in ?
  11. The resin isn't brittle at all, I'm just ham fisted at times ! The one thing with Prusa is that Josef Prusa always makes upgrades available, so if anything interesting develops, he'll make it available for users of older models. ultimately it boils down to what you want to get out of it - If you want to make fiddly parts or prototypes then resin is the way. If you want big and can handle visible layer lines and sanding and all that jazz, FDM. Have to ask, what are you trying to print ? Buildings?
  12. Kieran, LX deck profile for your use...
  13. Hi Scah, I've the Elegoo Mars, which has a pretty poor build volume, but it's resin and the fidelity and finish is pretty astonishing. The Elegoo Saturn is coming soon, but build volume is 188mm x 115mm x 200mm, so FDM is probably the way forward for volume. The Peoply Phenom is probably the best resin for big builds, but it's at $1,800 at the moment for large volume of 276mm x 155mm x 400mm. There's some tech being developed at the moment utilising monochromatic LED panels, rather than RGB, and it cuts the cure time of resin from about 10 seconds per layer to 2 seconds, so worth holding out for a bit ? The Anycubic Mega X is getting great reviews for a large volume 3D FDM printer, as does the Prusa MK3. 3D printing Nerd and Makers Muse are two other channels also worth checking out on YouTube. I've not done too much lately, but I designed and printed these late 2019, and I dropped the poor Ban Garda before the photo, loosing her fingertips....There's been a lot of improvements in process since, it's a real learning/waiting game. If you want fidelity go resin, if you want volume, go FDM. HTH, Richie.
  14. One of the markings reads "Brake Test October 197X" Can't make out the final number.
  15. The fuel gauge is behind this panel under the door step. It's directly opposite on the far side. I can't tell you what end is A or B, mind. The fuel filler pipe is to the left (which is different again on the enterprise EGV), and the intake on the left appears to be a water intake as there are no water intake pipes on the end of the EGV's, unlike most other Irish MKIII's. HTH Richie.
  16. Nothing if not persistant, shem ! Ok, so here's my "understanding" and am open to correction. The earlier twin stack cages had forklift eyes and could be taken off the 4w wagons if no crane lift were available. There are plenty photos of full and empty half cages scattered around freight yards, as you'll see with 429 in the background. In the second shot, you can see a secondary jig on the lifting boom yoke that clipped on to the cages. In the third shot, you can see it still present up until relatively recently. As for the more modern triple stack cages, I've yet to find a shot of a cage, loaded or empty, idle in a freight yard on the ground. Not my photos, apologies in advance. Awful thursht now... R.
  17. That looks like Kilkenny ? R.
  18. 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?
  19. 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?
  20. 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...
  21. Folks, stop looking at the stuff above the solebar, and just beneath it, along the rake and tell me what you see....
  22. I too would also like a reminder of my poorly insulated pre-fab primary school building on my layout
  23. 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.
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