Jump to content

patrick

Members
  • Content Count

    509
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    11

patrick last won the day on July 22

patrick had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

272 Excellent

1 Follower

About patrick

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Converted

  • Location
    Ohio USA

Recent Profile Visitors

1,620 profile views
  1. Great looking wagon Leslie, put me down for 6. Is there any chance that you could include the "vac brake" lettering on the transfer sheet for those of us who would like to modify the kit to model that version? Has anyone any ideas about where a suitable brake wheel can be sourced?
  2. Here is photo ofof the Wexford to Waterford loose coupled goods train with two bogie ferts on the head end so that is an option as well as running unit trains.
  3. Operating sessions are generally set during daylight hours so only a portion of the daily trains are run. Some trains have their locomotives moved by hand to the other end of their train at the end of the run so they can run back as a new train during an operating session. We do not have an oil and mag train yet so it is presumed to run at night! I'm hoping that IRM will get around to producing a modern CIE 20 foot oil wagon soon making my job modelling that train easier!
  4. I just recently added two Park Royals and a laminate brake from Irish Freight Model to the roster. Previous to that the entire passenger stock consisted of six MM Cravens, a Dutch van and a Mk1 steam heating van, both from Silver Fox While all era appropriate they made a poor job of representing a typical CIE secondary line passenger train of the early seventies which seldom had two vehicles alike. I am very pleased with the IFM models. They do have some shortcomings but they look the part. Assembling and painting coach kits is not a skill that I enjoy or am good at and would be hard pressed to achieve the finish of the IFM models and the saving in time effort and agitation is well worth their cost, at least to me. At present two rakes are on the layout as shown in the photos. Also here are a few additional photos since I had the camera out.
  5. The raven is a Halloween decoration which found a permanent home above the layout!
  6. With all the new rolling stock acquired in the last few years and more on the way storage space for surplus rolling stock was needed. Of the eight fiddle yard tracks one was permanently used for storage which limited the operation of the layout. To remedy this two six foot long shelves were installed over the Waterford fiddle yard' The shelves are made from furniture grade 3/4 inch plywood, an off cut which I acquired from a local cabinet shop. I had them rip it into four narrow strips which were glued and screwed to form an L girder. I had them cut two grooves on two of the pieces set apart to give a 16.5mm inset track. This saved having to buy track and it is easier to rail stock on it. A strip of thick black card was then glued to the edge providing a low fence for fall protection and to give a nice finish. The Cork fiddle yard also got a spruced up.
  7. A 1976 photo in Michael Bakers "Irish Railways Past and Present" shows a Bell liner composed of 20 foot flats hauled by a B&T GM with a 30 ton brake van on the rear, a perfect train for the South Waterford line.
  8. Current project is a SSM brake van kit which has been sitting in a drawer for the past few years. There is still some work to do on it including a new plasticard roof (to replace the current temporary card one) and transfers but I could not resist putting a coupling on it and giving it a run. Also a pic of the other end of the train.
  9. I'm not too sure that the passengers are pleased Robert since many of the Cravens have been replaced with older stock! A couple of MM 121's, one each in B&T and Supertrain livery will hopefully be running before the end of the year. Three IRM A class are also on order. These are great days for Irish railway modellers.
  10. With the delivery of two Park Royals and a laminate brake from Irish Freight Models we can now finally run a passenger train where no two vehicles are alike!
  11. patrick

    A Gaggle of J15s

    Now you just need a layout to run them on John!
  12. patrick

    Class 121

    I believe the 121's were not fitted for multiple unit working when delivered but they were during the black and tan era. The long side handrails were also a later addition. Pairs of 121's 141's and 181's were relatively common on the Tralee line during the seventies on heavier passaenger trains.
  13. Waterford Cork pickup goods works Glen More dropping off two wagons of bitumen and fertilizer and picking up a H van from the goods store siding. (The goods store has yet to be built).
  14. The third and sixth look to me like they are the same location and date.
  15. Here's a better shot of the same train.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use