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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. "Buffers Lock" station building is now virtually complete apart from some weathering and details. Note extensive interiour detailing including toilet areas!
  2. Great project - best of luck.
  3. Buffers Lock signal box gets the dry brush treatment on its brickwork to match the station building:
  4. Started painting the station building using a base-coat and dry-brush technique with the base-coat showing through as the mortar!
  5. A couple of shots of the layout as it nears completion:
  6. Mark IIIs are heritage items now...
  7. Thanks Noel. These are laser-cut wood kits from Timber Tracks which are beautifully presented and straightforward to assemble with their fast-setting wood glue. They are amazingly strong when complete. These models are destined for my new O gauge steam outline layout "Buffers Lock" which is in planning - a cross between my "Shunters Yard" and "Diesel Depot"! The boards and wiring will be done to the same high standards as "Little Siddington". The idea is to have an interesting O gauge layout that can be set up quickly for play at home/clubroom and easily transported in two cars to exhibitions.
  8. Timber Tracks Cattle Dock gets a coat of primer: Roofing strips added to simulate tiling on the Timber Tracks Goods Shed now ready for primer:
  9. With the lock-down got time to undercoat some of the O gauge buildings underway: Also got time to start assembling and painting a Timber Tracks Goods Shed:
  10. Am I correct in saying that engines for some 121s were taken from obsolete C/201s (which had in their turn been re-engined when their Crossley engines were discarded)?
  11. 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:
  12. Shunters Yard is now equipped with two hand remote operated/lighted starter signals as well as dummy ground signals:
  13. So sorry to hear Anthony made a great contribution to the Wexford MRC's Exhibitions. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
  14. More work completed on the portacabins and fuel point including lights in O gauge:
  15. SY's 6407 shunter gets a helping hand now from diminutive 0-6-0 saddle tank loco 1363.
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