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Garfield last won the day on March 29 2018

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About Garfield

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  • Birthday 12/31/1982


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    Director at Irish Railway Models and Accurascale, former journalist and PR executive, armchair football pundit, all-round bon vivant. Normally found in Dublin these days but can also been spotted in the Midlands.


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    Music, writing, railways, aircraft, football, miniature modelling, modern military history.


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    Director at Irish Railway Models & Accurascale

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  1. Looks like an old six-wheel coach rather than a wagon on the line in front of the shed, too.
  2. The UTA very nearly took a Class 20 on trial, so it's a possibility they may have decided to go for a slightly more powerful off-the-shelf EE design if it had proved successful... 😁 See you on Saturday, Leslie!
  3. HI Colin, That's an email address, rather than a web link. This should direct to the group's homepage: https://groups.io/g/IrishThreeFoot
  4. Some may sneer but the thing to be remembered here is that it's not aimed at railway modellers; it's aimed at your average viewer wanting some evening entertainment. The fact it's been commissioned for a second season suggests it has been fulfilling this remit. It appears to have also triggered a wider curiosity in the hobby, with many shows in the UK reporting increased attendances since it first aired (this certainly appears to be the case at the shows we attend). And for a hobby that is generally fairly bad at promoting itself beyond its comfort zone, this is something that should be welcomed.
  5. A moderator has already asked for this discussion to get back on topic. We're tired, cranky, hoarse and our feet are sore so we won't be feeling charitable if this discussion doesn't get back to the topic of PM's lovely new loco.
  6. Looking forward to seeing Ballyconnell Road on its first trip to Dublin. It may be small in size but it is stunning.
  7. Correct, Leslie. It was wisely decided that there was no need to fix something that wasn't broken.
  8. Two grand for a live steam loco sounds like good value to me when you consider the level of engineering and the manufacturing processes involved.
  9. Nice to see the C&L locos being produced. The big CDR and L&LSR locomotives tend to grab a lot of the focus. but for me the eight original C&L 4-4-0Ts, along with the CB&PR 2-4-2Ts, were the most elegant of the Irish narrow gauge locos.
  10. Nowhere near enough, unfortunately.
  11. Sad to see the van we surveyed for the OO version being destroyed in this way. 😥
  12. I'd strongly disagree with that. During prototype research, I'm often left disappointed with the data available in books (frequently ones that are lauded as the 'definitive' tomes on a particular subject), only to find what I'm looking for in a back issue of a magazine. Everything from the Railway Magazine to Model Railway Constructor has turned up vital information that has enabled us to get projects across the line. Beyond research for the day job, I'd contend that serial magazine features such as O.S. Nock's 'Locomotive Practice & Performance' have no equal in book form.
  13. As Richie (Glenderg) says above, it'd be great if we could continue the discussion about the historical information that can be found in magazine articles, rather than a series of "I buy/don't buy magazines" statements, which don't really add anything to the conversation, tbh.
  14. Hi folks, Thinning out the collection to make room for some newer purchases. I'm sticking these up here for a few days before moving them onto eBay... I'll combine postage if you're purchasing multiple items. First up, Kato N scale Alco RS-2 - Union Pacific #1291 (12v DC) - very good condition - €55 + P&P Kato N scale Alco RS-2 - Union Pacific #1293 (12v DC) - very good condition - €55 + P&P Kato N scale Alco RSC-2 - Union Pacific #1281 (12v DC) - very good condition but missing pack with alternative Arnold/Rapido couplers - €50 + P&P Kato N scale Alco RSC-2 - Union Pacific #1288 (12v DC) - very good condition- €55 + P&P Kato N scale EMD SD-40-2 (early, with dynamic brake) - Pan Am Railways #607 (DCC ready) - never run - €85 + P&P (getting very hard to find these) Jouef HO scale DU65 draisine (inspection car) & wagon - SNCF red/cream (12v DC) - good condition for age - €25 + P&P
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