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  1. Well, it's the right way up for a start... 🤣🤣🤣
  2. Very strange. What brand of static grass are you using? Have you tried other brands with it?
  3. Hmm. Is there any indication that the applicator is taking power from the battery (e.g. a small LED that lights up when switched on)?
  4. In the second photo, the pin/nail at the end of the wire linked to the applicator is not pushed into the surface adjacent to where you're laying the grass. This could be the problem. If you move onto a different area, you will need to take out the pin and insert it into the surface of the new location you are working on. Also, this may sound like a daft question, but... is the battery charged?
  5. Fantastic work, Eoin. Can't be long now until the first test run?
  6. This drawing pre-dates the construction of 1000 and 1001 (B113 and B114), which apparently got underway in 1949, so it's likely this is an artist's impression of what these locos would look like when complete, rather than having anything to do with the proposed twin-engined locos. I recall seeing an outline drawing of what the twin-engined Sulzers were supposed to look like some time ago. From what I remember, they would essentially have been 'stretched' versions of the first two prototypes, but possibly would have had tri-axle bogies.
  7. I came back to add it, but you beat me to it!
  8. Hmm... Giant's Causeway Tramway New & Bessbrook Tramway Cork Electric Tramway Belfast Corporation Tramway Dublin & Lucan Tramway Does the DUTC system count because it was 5 ft 2 3⁄16 in, not 5ft 3in? Or are you including the Luas?
  9. I'd have settled for an MGWR E/J26. ☹️
  10. Thanks for sharing those images, @David Holman; I remember seeing that RM article about the High Weald Light Railway back in the '90s. Superb modelling!
  11. Edenderry had a two-road engine shed. It did have a turntable, however. In fact, due to limited space it was used in lieu of a set of points to allow the loco access to the loop from the platform road in order to run around its train... Track plan here: https://bit.ly/2xVqei2
  12. @jhb171achill - here's a crudely enhanced version your photo just to make the scene appear a little brighter and easier to appreciate. Done rather quickly and roughly on a phone app rather than PhotoShop, so not as good as it could be... Looks like there's a cement bubble sitting just beyond the end of the platform...
  13. Going off topic slightly, but regarding Fenit... I think I recall seeing somewhere that one of the old self-propelling steam crane that worked out on the pier at the end of the line had been preserved after withdrawal and was plinthed on the entrance to the village. Am I imagining things? If not, does anyone know what happened to it?
  14. Could be like 'Float' on the Inny Junction-Cavan branch? I believe the name was given to it by the MGWR... As for Rocksavage, there was a D L Savage French who was the CBSCR's deputy chairman at one time. Might be a family connection?
  15. Nice find! Am I seeing things or is that a steam crane near the end of the siding at the bottom right?
  16. Would have been double-tracked at that time, too... Here's the track layout from around the time @Midland Man is aiming for: https://bit.ly/2QJNJB1
  17. No breach under the terms of UK Crown Copyright, in addition to the website's own T&Cs.
  18. A closer look... It appears to have side tanks. Possibly one of the 4-4-2Ts that became the 'C2' class in GSR service? A very handsome locomotive.
  19. https://www.forces.net/news/raf-typhoons-intercept-russian-bombers-third-time-week A pair of TU-160 Blackjack strategic bombers this time, so nothing to do with maritime reconnaissance.
  20. They're at it again... https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-51835335
  21. You need to divide by 76.2, not 76. That makes it 18.83mm (rounded up), which matches P4 gauge. EM leaves a little more room to maneuver, to help with reliable running, etc.
  22. https://fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/prasa-to-negotiate-to-acquire-spanish-locomotives-at-reduced-cost-20200310
  23. Interesting view from a retired Defence Forces general: "State would need 16 fighter jets for full air defence capability, expert says" https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/state-would-need-16-fighter-jets-for-full-air-defence-capability-expert-says-1.4184846
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