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  1. Clearly not if the engine (sounds) starts up.....do pay attention Dave....😁
  2. Will do!! .....on the provision you let me stay and play for 5 hours....!!
  3. Was next door to the Hyde building today myself. Considered popping in to say hello, but had dropped in just after the move to collect some ploughs and Tara's, and decided against disturbing the lads again. Nice bit of space there. Will drop in again some time when it's all set up....
  4. How many did you buy Dave? £266 = €308 + €29 postage So on a DCC circuit approaching €400 to run one with a non sound decoder....€500 to run with sound....
  5. CFD

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    I have an extra Orange Pack F that I would swop for a Pack A if you want to drop me a message Railer...
  6. Thanks Paddy...Will check them out.
  7. Thanks Jason....will add one to my (ever growing) list of missed items to watch out for...
  8. Fantastic livery on the loco's, thanks for posting....I have never seen this livery for sale, but then I have come to Irish rail modelling just recently. I assume these all sold out when the 071 was released and are no longer available? I see plenty of 071's still in Marks Models and online in various places...but just in the various orange livery..
  9. Looks great Paddy..! Can I ask where you get the heavy card for the back scenes from? Working on my scenery at the moment as well and have in mind to look at mounting back scenes photos on card
  10. Are blind auctions allowed on the forum? When is the deadline for highest offer or open indefinitely until the price wanted is achieved?
  11. Another unload of 141 and 181's from the same seller. While I would be interested in the Black and Tan offered, at that price when DCC sound is factored in, the Global Shipping Programme instead of regular shipping and sterling conversion it's up on €350 for the loco sitting on the layout... As it's a" nice to have" and not a "must have" I am happy to pass and let others pay the price for them. Given the sellers location is Belfast, the Global Shipping Programme seems a bit odd given the buyer pays for the item to be shipped from Ireland over to the warehouse in England and then back to Ireland, but I suppose in these days of scams and people of less integrity trying to pull fast ones (I paid but I never got it mister) I suppose use of GSP is to be understood even it if does triple the price for the buyer.
  12. Not of the final layout Paddy, I did start drawing a basic one in SCARM and put that on the board, but then kept changing, testing and adding track until I arrived at the design here. The picture below is taken from the opposite corner view and shows how the track has an outside run down behind the incline into the corner and curves around coming back out under the elevated run - this is where it exits the tunnel now.
  13. Very nice options there certainly, although they still require a lot of "big hand from the sky" work to extract each wagon/carriage individually and place on the layout and in reverse when placing back in storage. I like the cassette connected to a spur option as in a single lift 15 cement bubbles can be rolled onto the layout and 10 Taras rolled off into the empty cassette.....and connected to a double headed pair of 181's with a 141 behind, and rolled past the rake of 20 ballast wagons resting alongside a pair of ploughs bookending 8 more ballast wagons just in front of a couple of A-Class locos, across from a line of B+I containers next to 15 Guinness wagons, that have been moved to make room for the weed spray train pulled by a BT 121 next to two 071's across from 12 fertiliser wagons following up 12 spoil wagons.....erm....not to mention the rest of the upcoming releases. So it's really something that needs addressing urgently to maintain world order.....!! 😀😀😀
  14. Yes, that's a good suggestion - looking at some of the examples online it seems a good option....thanks David.
  15. Question - for those with large numbers of rolling stock and/or smaller layouts, and who actively run different trains/rakes how do you store wagons etc when not in use? Do you just run the stock on the layout and then switch wagons etc by hand when you want to run different rakes? Does anyone have a large fiddle yard to the side/end where everything is stored and run from that onto the layout? Looking at the upcoming releases from IRM, it wont be long before available space in the two yards I have will be full of wagons so just wondering what people do when they have more stock than space. It seems a bit cumbersome to have to open up boxes, storage containers etc to take wagons out, place on the track, run for a while then reverse the process to remove and repeat this all the time. i have seen examples of storage drawers underneath layouts, or a large storage yard under the layout with a helix connection to bring up/down rakes etc. and as I am in the "active construction phase" I think its probably an idea for me to give this some thought now. Thanks.
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