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richrua last won the day on October 18 2018

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  1. Looking great already !
  2. Thanks David, still a lot of neatening up to be done of course, but that's the basis, and most importantly I have a working model with point motors etc - being able to just flip the small board to fit them was great!!! I am going to make another 'scene' on the same size board, which I can join in a modular fashion to either side of this one. I'm just delighted that it works well and I can now get the balance right between build and operation! It is also interesting how much you can do with 3ft x 8" .
  3. I did indeed. Made a very nice model, I'll take a pic tomorrow. I know they used to do s good few kits . I haven't been on the pulse of the scene for a year, so I dont know if they are still active
  4. Excuse the test wagons! I ballasted the track and added the basic scenic details , I dont plan to add much more as keep it simple is my new motto so that I actually achieve a functioning railway !
  5. I like the black and silver, also the grey. There I said it! (Dont get me wrong though, orange and black is just Irish and that's that)
  6. Thanks folks. More to come! I'll be detailing that building a bit more. I'm trying to fit some electro magnets for Auto uncoupling. Does anyone know if they would be powerful Enough to work through 6mm ply ?
  7. This layout amazes me. I used to work very near there, about 25 years ago, remember cycling those very streets . It is like a time machine for me. Thank you. This layout amazes me. I used to work very near there, about 25 years ago, remember cycling those very streets . It is like a time machine for me. Thank you. This layout amazes me. I used to work very near there, about 25 years ago, remember cycling those very streets . It is like a time machine for me. Thank you.
  8. This is looking great! I wish I had picked up 112 (the happy face engine!!!) A few years ago, but I opted for a couple of IE and later liveries. Your layout looks like it will offer a lot of running options.
  9. I got plenty done this evening, after working from home all day. After I tested the points ( i had to try to off-set one as it was too near the edge - it is working for now) and general running, i was happy to proceed with adding the back scene and sides. I will make an overall cover eventually i think. I then made my first cassette for my simple fiddle yard. Also, as I'm recycling things , I am sorting out a nice Faller cement works kit, adjusted a little to fit. I also made another building from a coke can, some old sprue and the sheets of ties from cheap sandwich bags to make a corrugated building. It's a false entrance- trains wont be able to go through. That's about it for now tomorrow I'm going to work on finishing the buildings I think.
  10. Ok, so it will be a very small 'inglenook' type shunting layout with an extra fiddle yard/board . I also ran the track from board edge to edge at the back so that I could make another section at a later date. A modular idea - as I have several of these ply wood sheets ready cut. But that is for the future. (In the past i have always moved on to more and more and then never actually completed a layout , or close to complete anyway!) I'll try to attach a plan.
  11. Hi all. It has been quite some time since I've been on here. (This has been down to some general fatigue and aches and pains, along with a hectic family life, new job and just not having much time) . Any way, I felt less and less like going to the attic, so I took the decision to run down the attic layout and work on a simple micro layout that could be stowed away easily. My mind was made up when my father in law gave me a stock of wood off cuts including a number of ply boards cut to about 8" by 3ft , and some more a little shorter. As soon as I saw them I started thinking "layout, layout". I'm recycling most railway items from previous efforts to keep the cost down. Here's a few snaps of work so far:
  12. Wow. What a great looking wagon. What's the maximum era for these ? I mean from when and to when did they run ?
  13. richrua

    Class 121

    Oh God I'm going to be broke again! That looks great. Not far off now! Support your local model shops on this one. We've lost too many on the island already.
  14. richrua

    Class 121

    Just shared the photo because I thought people would like to see it. Not endorsing a particular shop in any way but that's me told.
  15. richrua

    Class 121

    https://www.hattons.co.uk/454197/Murphy_Models_MM0127_Class_121_127_in_Irish_Rail_livery_Price_is_estimated_we_will_notify_you_if_pr/StockDetail.aspx Indeed it is
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