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Colin R

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About Colin R

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  • Birthday 09/09/1958

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    I am now 61 and still single, I am currently working for Serco at a local Hospital, I love the hand on work I do.

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    Bexleyheath Kent

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    Model and Heritage Railways

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    Maintenance Electrician

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  1. Seller has removed it from sale or some one was mug enough to buy it at that price. Colin R
  2. Hi John We have two groups with more than a passing interest in Irish Narrow Gauge:- IrishThreeFoot@groups.io 00n3modellers@groups.io Come on in and join, both groups have a period of all and then nothing for a while. The information you have posted above will be more than helpfull to those who asked the question Colin
  3. Hi Guys i have a question for the experts, Over on a narrow guage forum some oen has asked what colour was the Flying Snail on narrow gauge coaches and wagons, a lot of modellers have gone for white, but there is now doubt if this is correct or should it be light green? Colin
  4. Many years ago in the Model Railway News (who remembers that publication) a couple of guys built an N Gauge scale (ie 2mm to the foot) layout of the Welsh Highland Station at Dinas; it was called the Vale Penwal Railway it had hand built working locos and rolling stock and also finally had an extension based on the Vale of Rheidol. Some details of it appear near the bottom of this page https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/111723-2mm-scale-narrow-gauge-group/ http://www.zen98812.zen.co.uk/penwal.html Regards Colin R
  5. Thanks Dhu Varren, I have looked at Proni site and I have now worked it out that Derry would fit an 00n3 layout of 15ft, in length and to do justice to the good shed and other buildings it needs a width of 4ft, while that sound very wide do not forget you would be looking from the river bank up to the road level and beyond, at present I do not know the exact drop from the road to the river, but I did see that some one has purchased some of the old station site to build yet more homes just there. The map on the Proni site is not a very accurate track plan, but it does give the location of the buildings.
  6. Thank you for your help guys, the reason I was looking for 25 inch to the mile maps was so I could work out things like the length of the platform at Victoria Road on the Donegal, I am never to sure just how long it was or the size of any of the goods buildings, engine shed and station buildings, I know I could guess, but theplatform length is the one that escapes me at present, as an example I read somewhere that the Donegal used to run speicals from Derry to Ballyshannon that where 11 coaches in length, If that was the case, was the long main platform at Derry able to take a train of 11 coaches? Regards Colin
  7. Hi Guys I am aware of the 25:1 history maps of Ireland and the majority of the Irish Railway System, How ever I am looking for a clear map of Derry (Londonderry) and both Swilly and Donegal Stations. I am sure someone on here sent me a link in the past, but for some reason I can no longer find it, if you help thanks. Hopefully it will like the rest of Ireland and I hope I can trace other Irish narrow gauge railway in the North East of Ulster as well. Regards Colin Rainsbury
  8. Sounds good, but do you mind if I can make a suggestion, don't go mad buying all this kit right away I would suggest getting one loco, two coaches and five mixed wagons, while that might not sound like much, it will however give you enough stock while you are building the layout to play trains with. good luck with the project sound very interesting. Colin
  9. Do you mean this one? http://silverfoxmodels.co.uk/ir-ie-bullied-heating-van/ or you can contact them here http://silverfoxmodels.co.uk/ Hope this helps Colin Rainsbury
  10. Try the IPRS book shop they sometimes have the GSR Loco book in stock, I got all three from them (GNRI the NCC and the GSR book). Colin R
  11. If you can get hold of a copy, it has to be Miniature Locomotive Construction by John H Ahern isbn 085344 075 1 well worth ever penny or Euro as it would be today Colin Rainsbury
  12. Please excuse the question, but just how big would you need a building to be to do a proper job? To display and run an O gauge layout. Regards Colin R
  13. Hi guys Just come across this something for the living room this time eBay No eBay item number: 153885379023 Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. ex GNRi lamp Colin R
  14. If you are going to use a brass boiler don't forget to get as much weight all around the loco and that includes the rear end as wel. also if you can get a new motor that will also take a flywheel all the better. Good luck with the project. Colin Rainsbury
  15. Well Done Patrick, yet something else to add to the layout at some point, great looking buildings and a great track layout in the mill itself. Colin Rainsbury
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