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  • Birthday 11/07/1991

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    Wexford Model Railway Club - MERG


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    Irish Rail 1990s - present


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  1. Pricey coaches: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Bachmann-Murphy-Models-34-251Z-34-226Z-34-226Y-CIE-Flying-Snail-Green-Coach-x-3-/144055216360?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  2. Thanks, this is the Bachmann class 150. The only alteration that I made was to remove the driver's door on one side, remove the exhaust and remove some of the roof ridges towards either end. I started with black and masked off the lining using 0.5mm tape. I then applied the white, blue, green and yellow ends in that order. Overall I am satisfied with how it came out but there are a significant amount of paint errors to correct.
  3. Currently on the workbench is this paint job which required plenty of masking. There are some areas that have suffered from overspray and poor finish before I hand paint some details and add decals. The lighting circuits will also require some work to get the appropriate headlights.
  4. A big thank you to IRM for taking on this project, and thanks to everyone for the support and interest. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product, it will be worth the wait!
  5. Some IR/IE 071s on eBay at the moment: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Murphy-Models-Class-071-number-080-orange-and-black-tippex-with-small-IR-logo-/124712522011?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276 https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Murphy-Models-Class-071-number-078-orange-and-black-tippex-with-small-IE-logo-/124712515053?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  6. Hi everyone, thanks, I am still working on the trackplan taking a lot of these suggestions into consideration. As an aside to that I built this Gaugemaster kit for the cabin on the station. There is some interior detailing and lighting.
  7. They take PayPal according to the contact us page.
  8. Thank you everyone. I forgot to mention that the layout will be set in approximately 2000-2010. Some of the track arrived today. I'll be sure to include catch points, though I don't like the look of the Peco offering as it doesn't match what you see in Ireland. I am considering this, and good to see the example of Longford station, thanks. The yard will likely only be a single track. I'm still working out where would be best to place the crossover points, and placing one or both further down the line is an option. It will be a reach stacker in the yard, though placing the loco siding to the yard side of the layout may be more realistic regarding operations. Sorry! The inspiration is coming from the other end of the country.
  9. I am starting my lockdown layout a year late. It is a continuous run layout with a scenic side which is connected at both ends to a yard section. Both sides of the layout measure 16 feet by 2 feet and are connected by bridges at both ends with the operator working from a central well. The baseboards for the scenic section have been built using 6.5mm birch plywood and the baseboards for the yard have been reused from a previous project. The layout is being built in a hostile attic environment, pictures will follow after some more work on insulation, lighting and backscenes. The layout will be based on the fictional station of 'Carrick' which is a mainline, double track station. The station forms the heart of the layout with small areas of countryside to both sides. The station will be reminiscent of the Waterford to Limerick line, will feature a bay platform for local services, an oil transfer siding similar to Arklow Station and either a container or permanent way yard to the front. I have not fully decided on the track plan, particularly in the bay platform/oil siding/loco storage area (I have realised that the attached track plan does not allow for a crossover into the bay platform from the westbound line). I have provided the crossovers for running around the train in the main station. I have the option of moving one of these 'off-layout' if required - doing this would allow the station to move west slightly and either a) provide easier access to the container/permanent way yard or b) allow access to the yard from the west of the station. I have a good amount of space at the front of the layout to represent a container yard, however this would probably lack a run around track to release a loco after driving in from the east. The station is long enough to accommodate 6 carriages and a locomotive, with the bay platform designed for a 2-car unit. The layout will be DCC operated and will be wired for block detection which will allow for the future automated running of the layout, with trains being automatically dispatched and stabled in the yard. This will be achieved using MERG hardware and Rocrail software. Main line signalling will be minimal using Berko 2-aspect colour light signals, and I will provide shunt signals as required. Comments on the operability of the below track plan (zoom in for more detail) are welcome and I plan to keep this updated as I make more progress.
  10. View Advert 44-141 Bachmann Scenecraft OO Two Lane Traction Depot As-new, unused Bachmann Scenecraft OO gauge Two Lane Traction Depot. In original box with polystyrene insert. Resin model building, painted, dimensions 320mm x 150mm x 140mm. Postage within Ireland €12. Payment by Revolut, transfer, cash or PayPal. Advertiser RobertRoche Date 15/04/21 Price €80.00 Category Parts & Accessories  
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    As-new, unused Bachmann Scenecraft OO gauge Two Lane Traction Depot. In original box with polystyrene insert. Resin model building, painted, dimensions 320mm x 150mm x 140mm. Postage within Ireland €12. Payment by Revolut, transfer, cash or PayPal.


    , Wexford - IE

  12. When multiple people choose the same location (e.g. Dublin - O'Connell Street) it shows one marker with presumably the last name that used that location. The map is good at showing the spread of users and gives an indication of where there are concentrations of users.
  13. RobertRoche


    Wexford Model Railway Club - Clubhouse https://www.wexfordmodelrailwayclub.ie/ https://www.facebook.com/WexfordModelRailwayClub
  14. There is the option of stating your location on your profile. I guess that people that want to state their location can do it there. It is a compromise between showing where all members are and complete anonymity. As an aside, the 4 section headers on the profile page have said converted since the last time the forum back end was updated @Warbonnet
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