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irishthump

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  1. Hats off to the lads at IRM, these look phenomenal! Honestly though, these are probably outside my sphere of Irish modelling but I may be tempted to go for the BR ones, finances permitting! I really hope the other model companies are taking notes here. You’ve really pushed the envelope with the design and features of these coaches.
  2. I’ll be doing this myself as I plan to remap the functions to different keys so the A Class locos match the rest of my fleet. Nice to have this done and dusted before the locos arrive. Means less faffing about when they get here.
  3. Will there be an option to collect our orders when they are in stock? Or will Covid restrictions still prevent this?
  4. Wow I got one too and I barely react at all!
  5. Not all! As I kid the A Class was always my favourite, but at the time the GM's were much more common on the southside (at least it seemed like it anyway!). Onna seperate note, when will the sound chips for the A's be available?
  6. Thanks for the pic, mayber he'll believe me now!
  7. Yeah that would make sense as there's no release mechanism for the ratchet. My friend is just fixated on the CIE prining on the side. Although I'm not sure that's what it is! Don't worry it's just curiosity, he's not trying to flog it!
  8. Cheers Noel. I was thinking that myself. Is that CIE cast on the side? What would this be used for?
  9. Folks, A friend of mine unearthed this thing and is convinced it has CIE cast into the side. Obviously it’s a form of ratchet. Just wondering if anyone can tell me what it is/was used for and if that’s really a CIE stamp on the side of it. Pics below...
  10. Jayzus. How much are they charging for that job?
  11. In fairness it’s from a known ripoff artist!
  12. Apparently all this stuff is up for grabs..... Lambert Smith Hampton | Assets of Llangollen Railway Plc (bidspotter.co.uk)
  13. Nonsense! Your work is as good as any (and better than alot) of the work that I have seen in the those magazines.
  14. Yeah, even without a Lokprogrammer it can be done by adjusting a couple of CV’s. I standardise the mapping on all my decoders too. It’s great knowing that every loco can be controlled using the same function keys.
  15. Are you running the loco on DC or DCC?
  16. As I said before, Full Throttle features no longer need to be built into Loksound V5 sound files as it is now a logic function in the decoder’s firmware. It merely needs to be “switched on”. I did this with my own MM 121 decoders. F28 needs to be activated to use “manual notching” on the decoder. F5 is Drive Hold.
  17. I dislike airbrushes for fading effects, the result never looks natural to me. You can also use enamels for dot filter techniques. This class 25 was done that way although I didn’t go for a heavily faded look.
  18. Yeah that Select Direct Decoder is a aimed at the US market so it’s not readily available in Europe, although I’ve seen them for sale from Digitrains in the UK from time to time. It could be difficult finding a pcb to fit, you could also try wiring one of these in place of the board.... https://www.ebay.ie/itm/223080396588
  19. They could see a lot of discounted stock coming their way!
  20. Well I’ll happily laugh at their predicament! Sorry for being political, but the amount of business owners who voted for Brexit is mind boggling. I have zero sympathy for them. You got what you wanted folks. How does it taste?
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