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About Garfield

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  • Birthday 31/12/1982

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    Director at Irish Railway Models and Accurascale, former journalist and PR executive, armchair football pundit, all-round bon vivant. A Longfordian who now lives in Westmeath.

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

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  1. It's a standard EMD loco key, so would work with all those types. Like carriage keys, you need a good reason to be entrusted with one so they're not easy to get hold of.
  2. I was getting a distinct feeling of deja vu reading that, then I checked the date on the story and realised it's over four years old!
  3. The Great Southern Railway converted quite a few locomotives to burn oil during 'The Emergency', but they were converted back to coal afterwards. You can identify these locomotives in photographs as they had rectangular oil tanks fitted onto the tenders and a white/pale yellow circle on the side of the tender to identify them as oil-burners. Here's a public domain pic (via Wikipedia) of a K4 converted to burn oil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GS%26WR_Class_368#/media/File:CIE_no._360_(32520107288).jpg
  4. It's quite likely they would have had to visit Dundalk for the loco to run around if ballasting south of Newry. Just a note on the wagons themselves - they were Walruses, not Sealions/Seacows.
  5. Not sure about Mallow, but I think most were sidelined upon the introduction of the vacuum-braked 'double decker' beet wagons and the arrival of ex-CIÉ G Class locos to CSE sites in the late 1970s.
  6. Warehouse collection = click & collect, JB...
  7. The Cravens would usually be placed on the far side of the generator van from the main set. They'd be locked to prevent access, and obviously couldn't draw light or heat.
  8. Cheers, @leslie10646! A year down in deepest Westmeath and a wedding in nine weeks' time - a year full of lockdowns has flown by! As always, the wheels are turning on some exciting new projects, and of course we now have the A Class in production, so lots to look forward to in 2021!
  9. Not sure where that rumour originated from, but it's false. Wheel sets are made from turned metal, not casting, and the wheels, axle, and insulators are all separate components. The wheels can be moved outwards by using a wheel pullers such as this one: https://www.fohrmann.com/en/model-railway-wheel-puller-h0.html
  10. Maybe their website just removes items that are out of stock? Such products are generally produced in batches so it may just be a case of waiting until Silver Fox produce their next batch...
  11. Having seen this layout at the Great Electric Train Show last year, I can confirm it is indeed stunning in the flesh!
  12. I remember boxes of chicks being regularly unloaded from Mk2 generator vans in Longford up until the early '00s.
  13. Yep, we have photographic proof. This wagon was moved to the gypsum pool after dolomite traffic ceased in the 1980s.
  14. Yes, but was originally preserved with the 'Plug & Socket' logos...
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