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  1. Might be of some use http://adityaminiaturetrainmodels.com/ https://www.decibelscalemodels.com/
  2. https://www.railwaygazette.com/traction-and-rolling-stock/iarnrod-eireann-orders-dmu-cars-to-increase-commuter-capacity/54951.article
  3. Witch One to Witch Two. "I brought you this for the Hallowe'en cauldron". Witch Two to Witch One "What is it?" Witch One. "It's a six year old child" Witch Two "I don't want it". Witch One "Why not". Witch Two "Those things are full of sugar".
  4. spudfan

    Class 121

    Sorry about that,checking back it was a quote in your post. Many apologies
  5. spudfan

    Class 121

    JASONB wrote "Do we have a model shop in Ireland that could compare with long closed “The Model Railway Shop” (also known as Leinster Models) on Monk Place Phibsborough? " I used to cycle over from Drimnagh and spend my three hours overtime on a Lima loco. Sometimes I'd walk over with the dog. On arrival the dog would collapse and Kieran would give him a bowl of water to help him recover. I swear that I can still smell Kierans pipe smoke on the boxes of some of my Lima locos, some of which are 30 years plus and still doing great service. Any way when I'd had the craic and completed my business and the dog had recovered we trek back to Drimnagh. The walk or cycle usually cleared the smell of pipe smoke from my clothes by the time I arrived home. Happy memories
  6. Many years ago I went into a chemist shop in Thomas Street Dublin. It would have been in the early 1980's. I asked for some meths and an eyedropper. The owner said that he had no meths in stock. So I asked if he had any benzene and he said no. Then I asked if he had any carbontetrachloride as that would do. None of that either he said. Anyway I said "Thank you" and headed for the door. As I was going out he asked what the stuff was for. I told him it was for cleaning model railway tracks. The eye dropper was for putting it into a cleaning wagon I had (Roco). He laughed and said he never heard that before AND he had meths in stock but he had to be careful who he sold it to. I got the meths and the eyedropper and headed home.
  7. spudfan

    Class 121

    I placed an order online with an Irish based shop and it came to just under €700. A discount? I didn't even get a "thank you" note in the parcel.
  8. Two copies available....from the USA. Expensive. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=&tn=Irish+Metro-Vick+Diesels&kn=&isbn=
  9. "Well what do you want the money for?" "It is for a rescue fund. IRM Headquarters has been taken over by terrorists and the lads inside are been held to ransome. So I am ordering some locos as a contribution to the ransome being demanded by the terrorists. Look it is on the news." "That looks like Bruce Willis in a dirty white vest". "No it doesn't. It is an undercover Garda in rescue mode..." Damn, wives are sharp......
  10. Marks models have 210 River Ern for €154.99 including delivery http://www.marksmodels.com/?pid=11737
  11. spudfan

    Class 121

    Slightly off topic but still 121 related. I remember many years ago, probably the middle 1980's, I was over in Leinster Models in Monck Place and Ciaran McGowan was on counter duty-with pipe in full swing. He was showing me paper plans (blueprints) for an "O" gauge 121 he was building for a customer. I wonder if it is still in existence? Also you could get 121 in "00" gauge built on an American chassis. Don't know if he used Bachmann or Athearn. Anyway it was outside my budget at the time. Little did I realise at the time that a 121 would be available as a standard item. I used to frequent the shop a lot and I have some great memories. I can still smell the pipe smoke from some of the Lima models I bought there!
  12. If any of you lads up in the IRM Tower headquarters have been feeling poorly lately i.e. lots of stabbing pain in the arms, legs and torso well I am afraid it is my fault. The wife happened to see my proposed purchases in my shopping cart and went away and got some dolls from the attic. One now sports a cardboard name tag which says "That crowd up in IRM Towers". She has been dutifully sticking pins into the aforementioned doll.
  13. My car has a Sat Nag, but it is "old" technology . There is no turn off button, it starts as soon as the car does. It has a glitch in the soft ware, namely it sometimes gets LEFT and Right confused. No big deal the car has a large fuel tank...… The warranty has long expired. That went with the "FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE" acceptance thing. Ah well I did get to see a lot of the country, in a bonus type of way.
  14. Normally, to get this excited about photographs on the internet you have to click on the "Yes I am over 18" caption. The type of site that you hit EXIT when the Mrs enters the room...and hope that it doesn't freeze. But that is another story......
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