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  1. Murph, pobably a silly question. I can understand why you would build your own turnouts for the scenic areas, but why not use propriatory turnouts for the 'off scene areas' on your layout? Surely that would make life a lot easier and progress a lot quicker.
  2. The AEC railcars were originally fitted with smaller buffers, but I think there were issues with buffer locking. When the new larger buffers were fitted the lamp irons had to be moved inwards to new positions, as lamps mounted on them would have been hidden by the buffers.
  3. Wishing all a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2021.
  4. Mine also arrived today. Many happy returns to all at IRM and even more success for next year!
  5. The vans were only vacuum braked, not dual braked. The through pipes connected the loco to the air brakes on the wagons, running along the outside of the underframe. The vans were, if I remember correctly, T.L.A.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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,
  9. Fulsome thanks to Paddy Murphy for dragging Irish railway modelling up to its current high standards.
  10. 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 -
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
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