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  1. Its possible a timetabled Athlone-Lisduff ballast train was included following the closure of Lecarrow Quarry on the Mayo Line to allow the Athlone Division ballast trains to run through to Lisduff. The Athlone Division would have been responsible for track maintenance on the lines West of Athlone and possibly the Portarlington Branch. A timetabled working may have been introduced to avoid pathing difficulties on the single line Portarlington-Athlone line particularly if the train ran more that two or three times a week. Not sure if Train Control would have been exactly happy w
  2. Interesting one passengers joining train at a station that had closed to passenger traffic several years earlier, first coach appears to be ex-GSWR/early GSR complete with footboards.
  3. Connolly-Sligo and Connolly-Rosslare passenger diagrams were almost exclusively operated by pairs of 121 Class from the late 1970s until replaced by 071 Class in the mid 1990s. At least one Heuston-Westport diagram was regularly worked by pairs of 121 Class during the same time period, pairs of 121s even appeared on Connolly-Belfast Enterprise workings into the early 1990s.
  4. I had an interesting experience buying a large scale loco on e-bay from the States a couple of years ago. The seller in a remote part of the Pacific North West was unable to ship by GPS & complete the sale due to some glitch in the E-Bay system, despite both of use contacting e-bay customer services. Somehow or other we managed to get around the system contact each other by phone and complete the transaction. The seller ended up shipping the loco by the UPS which involved a long drive to the nearest post office, as opposed to printing out a GPS label at home and leaving out th
  5. Until recently one of the issues was that it cost Customs Services more to collect Vat/purchase tax on low value items arriving through the mail services that it was earning in revenue, hence the shift to postal services using services like Addresspal and Youshop to collect the tax. Until recently imports of less than $400 (200stg.)in value were not subject to duty or tax on entry to New Zealand, but Customs processing fees and Bio-Security levies applied on imports above $400 in value and had to open an account with Customs in order to receive imports above $1000 in value. Similar c
  6. International forwarding systems like Address Pal, YouShop and e-Bay GPS programme have made it a lot simpler for Governments to charge purchase and sales taxes on international e-commerce compared with individual packages sent through. I used YouShop https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop to ship high value large scale locos and track to New Zealand, the main advantage was paying the duty/sales and purchase tax up front compared to arranging customs clearance on arrival. The down side was having to ship two locos by DHL and wait a week for the models to clear customs as the value o
  7. The original B121 gray and yellow scheme looks very close to the livery worn by the Clinchfield Railroad & Louisville and Nashville Railroad first generation diesel locomotives. The Clinchfield was a heavy duty Appalachian coal hauling railroad with steep grades and long tunnels which painted its second generation locos and surviving first generation locos in a black and yellow scheme. Ironically a version of the (Confederate?)grey scheme was revived when the Clinchfield became part of the "Family Lines" system in the mid 1970s and CSX Corporation during the 1980s. http://w
  8. I have completed the test build of the updated Heating & Luggage and Luggage Van kits and expect to release the kits during the first quarter of 2021. The principal updates are screw fixing of the roof, revised gangway design, 3D printed tanks with provision for Kadee No36 coupler. Heating and Luggage (standard version) Photos shows up misaligned buffer & verdigris around door! I didn't bother rinsing the model to remove traces of flux after each soldering session which leads to tarnish and verdigris. Heating & Luggage van 3134 late 1960s condition.
  9. The combination of your realistic GNR(I) buildings and multi levels should make this layout visually interesting without trying to fit too much intro a small space.
  10. Body assembly running board and cab. The Beyer Peacock style running board with its curves multiple levels and shallow valence is probably the most challenging aspect of building a model of a 19th Century GSWR passenger. Drew Donaldson apparently got over this problem by forming the valences from rail or square section metal over a former. In the kit the valences form part of jig which supports the valences and running board during assembly. Body fret: The etch was prepared in June but I did not have time to tackle the assembly until this week. Running board pa
  11. Pressing on with the loco and tender chassis assembly. Underside of loco chassis showing pick up plate & 0.7mm brake hanger supports. Tender chassis, with U shaped spacers for aligning brake hangers and shoes. Chassis is designed on the same principals as the loco chassis with the frame spacers slotting into tabs in the frames, the kit is supplied with frame spacers suitable for OO and 21mm gauge. Photos look clearer on a white background. The tender chassis is based on the weighted tender principal with the drawbar transferring weight to the loc
  12. I updated the artwork for the model on completion of the assembly of the test etch and was finally able to schedule time to start assembling the updated version of the model. The original test build was based on No1 in early GSWR/early GSR condition with 3 ring boiler with raised firebox and short "sports" cab, this build is based on a photo of No 98 in early CIE condition with a 2 ring boiler with raised firebox and longer J15 style cab and side sheets. The parts are etched in 0.4mm nickel silver for it greater strength and rigidity than brass. The metal is also easier to work
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    The closure date was usually the last day for officially accepting traffic at a station, some lines continued to operate and stations accept traffic for several weeks after "closure". The County Donegal operated a "interim" goods service with 3 trains daily (2 railcar 1 steam) on the Strabane-Stranorlar section of its main line for several weeks after closure and later operated goods trains as-required until the company was able to haul all its traffic by road. Beet Specials continued to operate on the Loughrea Branch for several weeks after the line closed to passenger and general
  14. Mayner

    C202

    C227 appears to have worked the last non-public train out of Cahirciveen on 11th February 1960. There is a photo of the train in Vol 1 of Patrick O'Sullivan's book on the Farranfore to Valencia Harbour Railway (Oakwood Press 2003). The train appears to be made up of 3 coaches and approx. 20 4 wheel wagons. Interestingly there 3H vans are visible in the yard although the "final" train is made up and ready to depart!
  15. The turntable and loco shed may have been removed at some stage after the New Ross-Waterford Extension was opened. No turntable is listed at New Ross in the Waterford-Macmine Junction section of the 1960 CIE WTT. I visited New Ross on an IRRS special in 1977 the second platform and at least two goods yard roads were still in place. A section of the main line towards the Barrow Bridge was still in place as a shunting neck. The station appears in its original form as the terminal of a branch from Macmine Junction in the OSI 1888-1913 & Cassini on OSI Map viewer.
  16. CIE seriously considered buying and re-gauging the original "Blue Pullmans" sets from BR in the early 70s instead ordering the "Supertrain" sets from BREL.
  17. I would recommend checking whether the loco is designed to fit a Terrier chassis before buying. The full sized locos were slightly smaller than the Brighton locos shorter in overall length, smaller wheels and shorter coupled wheelbase. Its possible the 3D printed model was designed to fit the Hornby chassis as building a chassis for the loco in 4mm would have been challenging due to the small size of the loco and absence of suitable wheels. Tim Cramer built a 4mm 21mm gauge model of No90 in lined green which featured in the Railway Modeller along with a "Bandon Tank" & J26 i
  18. View Advert CIE/IE Ballast Hopper Wagon Set 1 IRM1001 IRM Set 1 Ballast Wagons 24122,21427,24132 in original packaging incl. IRM flyer. Test run only. Shipping €17 to Europe, USA & UK I will combine shipping for multiple purchases Advertiser Mayner Date 03/11/20 Price €70.00 Category Wagons
  19. View Advert CIE/IE Ballast Hopper Wagon Set 2 IRM1002 IRM Set 2 Ballast Wagons 24133,24138,24141 in original packaging incl. IRM flyer. 24133---flange on bearing housing trimmed flush with axleguard on one axle, slight damage/twist on brake lever see photos. Other wagons test run only. Shipping €17 to Europe, USA & UK I will combine shipping for multiple purchases Advertiser
  20. View Advert CIE/IE Ballast Hopper Wagon Set 3 IRM1003 IRM Set 3 Ballast Wagons 24142,24253,24254 in original packaging incl. Test run only. Shipping €17 to Europe, USA & UK I will combine shipping for multiple purchases Advertiser Mayner Date 03/11/20 Price €70.00 Category Wagons
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    • FOR SALE
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    IRM Set 3 Ballast Wagons 24142,24253,24254 in original packaging incl. Test run only. Shipping €17 to Europe, USA & UK I will combine shipping for multiple purchases

    €70.00

    Hamilton - NZ

  22. Time Left: 4 days and 23 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED (unboxed or incomplete)

    IRM Set 2 Ballast Wagons 24133,24138,24141 in original packaging incl. IRM flyer. 24133---flange on bearing housing trimmed flush with axleguard on one axle, slight damage/twist on brake lever see photos. Other wagons test run only. Shipping €17 to Europe, USA & UK I will combine shipping for multiple purchases

    €65.00

    Hamilton - NZ

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