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  1. This has to be a record. £645 incl. P&P for an MM Class 071 https://www.ebay.ie/itm/126196420369?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=2a6b5cbcf7684ae8b325f07609a16397&bu=43113670129&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20231121043706&segname=11021
  2. Thanks. It was great to catch up with all the good work that's been going on and meeting some of the. Looking forward to how the project develops over the next few years.
  3. That's it in a nutshell. Now, not all DC controllers are created equal. PWM based controllers such as the Gaugemaster range are causing problems with these decoders so do a check first in the Hornby docs to make sure you are good. The cheap and cheerful Bachmann controller I used is fine but it's direct Hornby equivalent isn't. Having used this for a few weeks now it really does change how you run your trains and it is so much cheaper and easier to use than DCC.
  4. Yes, right now I'm using my iPhone. I could also use an iPad. Android support is pending - any day now....
  5. I've spent some time during the week to see how compatible the new Hornby HM7000 TXS Bluetooth decoders are with the last four Murphy Models loco releases (141/181, 071/111, 201 and 121) and the results are posted in the video below. With no sound profiles for these locos currently available, the TXS decoders probably won't be of much interest to Irish modellers right now but their non sound variants could be for those who currently run DCC without sound, or for those who are still DC bound but wouldn't mind getting into digital control on the cheap without investing in a DCC controller.
  6. This has to be some kind of record for this particular coach? I have 5 of them so maybe I should get selling. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/354586284162?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=df2d13920c384760a7f58610409c02bd&bu=43113670129&ut=RU&exe=0&ext=0&osub=-1~1&crd=20230215035531&segname=11021
  7. Totally missed them first time out so happy to get another opportunity. My order of priority: 1. Grey 2. Ivory with Irish Cement 3. Ivory with CIE roundels 4. Orange
  8. Not at all. Vastly different orders of magnitude and urgency of course but Jim and the team still need some support to keep things ticking over.
  9. Latest update following a visit to the site in August. My thanks to James Deegan for hosting us on the day and filling us in on some of the plans going forward. A lot happening at the moment which is great to see but no more than our friends in Ukraine they need ongoing support to keep things moving.
  10. An MM NIR111 for a landed cost of 550-560 euro - ouch! Brexit not helping of course. I can remember when Marks were flogging these for 150-160! https://www.ebay.ie/itm/155080738656?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11010.m1951.l7534&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=cacdeac6c6c546818976ed416c374785&bu=43113670129&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20220724093406&segname=11010
  11. Absolutely Patrick, it passed through some amazing terrain (very slowly apparently) but was built in an era when day tripping to Connemara was probably the least concern of most Irish people hence it's sad demise.
  12. Growing up in Galway near the old Corrib Viaduct, I've lamented the demise of the Galway-Clifden Railway for as long as I can remember. Having filmed large chunks of the route over the last few years I'm lamenting it even more now. Thankfully the team at Maam Cross are doing their bit to reclaim some small portion of what has been lost.
  13. Good to see people haven't lost their sense of humour during these difficult times! https://www.ebay.ie/itm/403573494991?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=1959c534ebe8446d9e1f35a7a5ba7bc8&bu=43113670129&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20220330041123&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid There's inflation, hyper inflation and then there's this .....
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