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josefstadt last won the day on August 24 2019

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  1. Noel, yes there is a generator in the weedspray van. Whether or not it is the same one as was in it originally, I'm not sure. Not sure either about heating. Hope this helps.
  2. Came across these signals on Amazon (UK). With a little modification the would seem to be a good representation of the Union Switch & Signal signals used on the DART line and elsewhere on the CIÉ / IR / IÉ system from the early 1980s. https://www.amazon.co.uk/JTD02-Model-Railway-Block-Signals/dp/B07JNB47S8/ref=sr_1_35?dchild=1&qid=1603018892&sr=8-35&srs=18706235031
  3. At the start of 1972 there were 20 C class locomotives still, to some degree, operational. So, while some of these might have been used to shunt members of the Mk IId fleet around Inchicore works, it is most unlikely that any C class hauled these carriages out on the main line. By the time the Mk IId fleet were introduced into traffic, in December 1972, all the C class had been re-engined. The B201 class were, on the other hand, used on service trains composed of Mk IId stock one a regular basis. The attached photo by Barry Carse appeared in the February 2020 edition of the IRRS Journal (V29,
  4. Fulsome thanks to Paddy Murphy for dragging Irish railway modelling up to its current high standards.
  5. As part of the COVID Clear Out I am disposing of a collection of VHS Video Tapes. All are original and in their boxes. See attached listing. Collect in Killiney only . PM me if interested. INTERNATIONAL (not country specific): BBC TV Locomotion - The World the Railways Made (Double Video Pack) NTV Entertainment Eurostar - London to Paris in Ten Minutes TeleRail Millennium Steam -
  6. The Atkinson-Walker steam tractor (un-numbered in its Clogher Valley days) did not survive on the CVR until that line's closure in1942. It was bought by Henry Forbes for the County Donegal Railways Joint Committee in 1931 and was sent to Dundalk for rebuilding in February 1932. The locomotive was ready for trials on the Donegal's lines at the end of December 1932. Although the locomotive, numbered No. 11 and given the name 'Phoenix' by the CDRJC, did not prove to be an unqualified success, it was useful as a shunter and accumulated over 204,000 miles in service up to the end of railway operati
  7. To be pedantic, the shunting loco was steam-powered when on the Clogher Valley and was only fitted with a diesel engine when bought by the Donegal in 1931.
  8. The 071s were delivered in September 1976 and went into traffic the following year. This makes them 44 years old this year and 40 years old in 2016.
  9. Congrats to all on the award!
  10. Terribly sad news. Anthony was always so friendly and helpful with everyone he dealt with. My thoughts and condolences to his family and friends at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
  11. 8118, they were empty on the return journey.
  12. Slight correction on the timeline above JHB: 1 Jan 1945 - the DUTC and the GSR amalgamated to form CIE which was then still a private company, although it was in receipt of state-aid; 1 June 1950 - CIE and the Grand Canal amalgamated the new entity retaining the name CIE. CIE became a nationalised company at this time.
  13. Mine arrived this morning also. Have to agree with Noel's comments above. Fantastic models, probably the best yet! Well done lads.
  14. DART8118, found this on the web: Opening Hours 1 April – 31 October Monday to Friday we are open from 11am-6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30am - 6pm Last entry to museum 5pm 1 November – 31 March Tuesday to Friday we are open from 11am- 5pm and Saturday and Sundays from 10.30am - 5pm Last entry to museum 4pm Please note: The museum will be closed on 24th, 25th & 26th December and will re-open on the 27th. PRICES Adult €7.50 Child €5.00 Family €22.00 (2+2) Student & Seniors €6.00
  15. Done. Best of luck lads!
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