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About RobertRoche

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  • Birthday 07/11/1991


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    Wexford Model Railway Club - MERG


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    Irish Rail 1990s - present


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  1. Excellent I was really looking forward to this one!! Great pricing also.
  2. With the prices on Shapeways being so high, it would probably be cheaper to print a master and cast it from resin if there is demand. The price for the 4mm version would probably be 3-4 times more expensive than the 2mm version.
  3. 3D printed 40 foot beet wagons complete My rake of these wagons is now finished. I think the technology works well for a wagon body such as this, which I would say is well within the 'two foot rule'; particularly when weathered and combined with the detail of the IRM flat wagon. The layering and slightly soft edges are less noticeable in person. Each wagon takes about 6.5 hours to print. There was a small amount of clean up and sanding required before painting. Matching the colour was difficult and initially I wasn't happy with it - I have used the weathering to depict the rake as i
  4. Thanks! These wagons were put together for the 2005 beet season - which unfortunately was the last season. The trains ran Wellingtonbridge - Waterford - Limerick Junction - Mallow.
  5. Home Printed Decals I print a lot of decals at home. I use Microsoft Word and AutoCAD to reproduce the art. The decals are printed on Mr Decal Paper (sourced on eBay) using a home inkjet printer set to the highest resolution. Most decals print well, but some are just too small to print on most home machines. Once the ink has dried, I give the decals several coats of spray varnish. It is important to give enough coverage so that the decals won't run when exposed to water. Once ready, any of the usual methods and products for applying decals can be used.
  6. I am trying to decipher what the white and yellow notice on the side of these beet wagons says. Each wagon seemed to have a number on the other end in the form of 'BT 9' etc. The decals on the model will be quite small, and there are a few other issues with my model that I have noticed, including the omission of the end doors to name one. The models are primed for painting now. I may revise the 3D model for a future rake.
  7. A sheet of decals would be possible if there were some slightly better pictures available, I haven't looked too hard and a quick search didn't bring much up.
  8. Is anyone able to save these? https://www.ebay.ie/itm/IRISH-RAILWAY-MODELS-IRM-1013-BULK-CEMENT-WAGON-amp-BRAKE-VAN-OO-GAUGE-/224068987374?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  9. Another Galway MK2 generator going for big money....if anyone wants one I have a spare https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Murphys-Models-MM5601-MK2-Generator-Car/283921868110?hash=item421b0fe54e:g:pJ8AAOSwVSte7zRl Also a grey 071 and blue 071....the usual prices - https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Murphy-Models-MM7078-GM-071-Class-078-Irish-Rail-Trains-Grey-OO-Gauge-Used/203028161746?hash=item2f456be4d2:g:jOwAAOSwHkRe78tr https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Murphy-Models-MM0112-Class-111-NIR-Blue-112-Diesel-Locomotive-OO-Gauge-Used/203027994517?hash=item2f45695795:g:3JQAAOSwwx9e76ZG
  10. Hi Noel, Have you tried this method? I'm not sure that it would work with the primer (and I haven't watched the whole video).
  11. Some RPSI cravens for sale at the moment: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Limited-Edition-3-x-RPSI-Craven-carriages-in-GNR-I-blue-and-cream-as-preserved/383584485524?hash=item594f6ac094:g:7TYAAOSwy-le18Ta
  12. Looks great, a favourite of mine also.
  13. Some videos of a derailment on 19 May 2020 in the US
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