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    I returned railway modelling in 2002 by joining the Wexford MRC. I have made a large collection of Irish rolling stock eventually developing Ballybeg an Irish outline home/exhibition layout in OO. This has been exhibited at 10 exhibitions winning Best Scenic and Best in Show prizes in Wexford. I developed Llangollen in N gauge a UK outline "restored" railway based on the prototype in NE Wales which has been shown 9 times (including at Bala, N Wales) winning a Best Scenic Award in Wexford. Shunters Yard is a OO GWR compact layout and has been shown three times. Cynwyd in N is based on another Llangollen line prototype station. It has been shown three times winning prizes Best N Gauge in Wexford and Best Layout Scenery at SDMRC. My latest layout is Llanuwchllyn in N (another Llangollen line prototype station) which made its exhibition debut at Bala, Wales and Belfast in 2018. I have started another compact OO gauge layout Diesel Depot which can show Irish or BR outline locomotives. Plans are also afoot to develop a small O Gauge exhibition layout in time!

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    Wexford, Ireland

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    Irish railways (1960 to 2000) and UK (1960 to 1980) outline railway modelling

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  1. Diesel Depot is now equipped with a colour light signal to control entry into the tunnel and fiddle-yard. IR Class 071 No 073 waits for the off. Note simple touch-screen control with a tablet using Z21 which controls both points and the signal:
  2. Shunters Yard is now equipped with two hand remote operated/lighted starter signals as well as dummy ground signals:
  3. So sorry to hear Anthony made a great contribution to the Wexford MRC's Exhibitions. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
  4. More work completed on the portacabins and fuel point including lights in O gauge:
  5. SY's 6407 shunter gets a helping hand now from diminutive 0-6-0 saddle tank loco 1363.
  6. SY gets a new "Express Parcels" railcar to augment the goods traffic handling capacity. Nice model from Dapol and I have fitted a MR Soundguy DCC sound decoder for added exhibition/play value!
  7. Some porta-cabins are in development for this layout:
  8. "Shunters Yard" OO has had an upgrade on its wiring recently to bring it up to the standards set by Wexford MRC's "Little Siddington" in O gauge. A separate 12-volt DC supply has been wired in to the lighting circuit.
  9. These are John Walker's Rosslare Express set developed some years ago. The engine is most likely a Will's kit on a Hornby chassis afaik. John hasn't been around for a while but I will ask next time I see him to confirm.
  10. That's right - all of the South Wexford stations were built to the same plan including island platforms and basic station buildings.
  11. MM This layout is "Rathmichael" by John Walker a long-standing member of Wexford MRC who has produced many Award Winning OO Irish layouts some of which have been shown at Warley and elsewhere over the decades. "Rathmichael" is owned by the club and is slated for renovations/upgrades once the current restrictions are lifted. It is based on the now closed South Wexford line and is named in honour of a Founding Member of the club Michael Curran R.I.P. I only have a few photos on file but will get more soon. TotalLock.exe
  12. Actually these belong to another WMRC member - I will check and get back to you on that!
  13. The Wexford Model Railway Club's Virtual Exhibition is hopping with Irish outline layouts. See for yourself at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WMRCVirtualExhibition
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