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  1. Hi all, I am writing on behalf of a friend who is going to build the SSM Merlin kit. I was just wondering would anyone on the IRM who has experience of building this kit like to offer any tips or suggestions to a novice builder. Any advice (photos) etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Tommy.
  2. I'm not cloaking anything just giving a personal opinion and observation, that's something that seems to be getting harder to do on here when people's personal views and opinions are criticised by 'experts' who seem to feel they can speak for everyone else on realism and accuracy on model railways in Ireland. There might have been those who strove for more accuracy in their modelling of Irish railways in that period but for the majority of mere mortals it was repaints of BR rtr products and I for one was happy to have a couple of them at the time.
  3. Some of the older members will remember the wonderful shop of Owens on Bray Main St. In his day he stocked a nice few bits for railway modellers at a time when life was much simpler and modellers were not so discerning or spoilt for choice, and when, if you had an orange and black cl 33 you thought you were the bees knees. http://www.greystonesguide.ie/bray-a-history/
  4. It is very fortunate that many IE staff members have a passion and appreciation for the railways and rolling stock, they are not just running a day-to-day transport business but they are also actively supporting and promoting railway history and heritage in Ireland. Well done to all involved for turning out 073 in such magnificent condition. Arguably one of the best GM loco types to run in Ireland or indeed in Europe, for power, reliability and availabiltiy you would have to search hard to find a better loco than the 071s. That livery looks absolutely superb and thanks again for reproducing it.
  5. Switzerland railway models. https://www.google.ie/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/miniatur-wunderland/#switzerland/matterhorn
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    121 Class

    Well done Noel and lovely looking 121, and love the sounds in the video, very realistic.
  7. Would anyone interested in sound fitted locos have any thoughts on the pros/cons of these SFX Sound Capsules. I know some Railroad models come with a basic sound chip which has greatly lowered the cost but these seem to be a simple and cheap option for some in the hobby? I see that Marks Models stock some of them. http://www.train-tech.com/index.php/sound
  8. Well done Thump, that A class is looking fab and is a superb runner. The weathering is top notch and makes the GMs look as real as their big brothers! The HST is also a top job and great recycling idea that certainly looks a possibility for older style SF As and Cs. Skilled and wonderful work and a joy to see.
  9. One for collectors maybe? http://www.hattons.co.uk/283026/Golden_Age_Models_GA9Art_LN_LNER_Gresley_9_car_Articulated_Coach_Set_in_BR_crimson_and_cream_Only_10_produc/StockDetail.aspx
  10. Great job, they look great with the containers.
  11. Thanks for posting Paul, an interesting collection of stuff there which might tempt some.
  12. Good man again Snapper, your a mine of information, they certainly are pretty heavy trains, that still makes a four piece the guts of 200t ish, or a 181 and 4 cravens (ballpark)!
  13. Love the ysnk Noel, you did a great job on her, love the livery and the double heading.
  14. Looking great there Eamonn, those wagons are fab.
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