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Oh what a joy it is to see the early 1960s once again

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WOWWWWWW  I've started drooling again. Superb stuff as always - I absolutely love that layout and era.

 

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Great stuff, Patrick. Super layout enhanced by the interesting period rolling stock - but then I would say that, wouldn't I?

Nice to see the cattle wagons au naturel and in vacuum mode.

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A layout that proves the adage of 'less is more'. Fine modelling and excellent staging have more than a bit to do with it as well, mind.

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Wow diesels go lore. All you need is a RPSI steam engine with vintage GSWR and NCC carriages. How did you build the buildings?

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1 hour ago, Midland Man said:

Wow diesels go lore. All you need is a RPSI steam engine with vintage GSWR and NCC carriages. How did you build the buildings?

The signal box is a Ratio kit with the stone steps replaced with shortened ones which came from the Dapol box which it replaced. The goods shed is scratch built from foam board covered with Plastistruct embossed stone sheet. I still have to get around to finishing the roof. The station building is a Dapol kit. None of the buildings are accurate models of any prototype but capture the atmosphere of a small station in the South East in the seventies. A prototypical paint scheme goes a long way to achieve this.

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Some more lovely shots from the south Waterford line. If only the direct line between Cork and Waterford had been built rather than the circuitous one via Mallow.

Stephen

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What started yesterday as a minor buffer repair on one of my palvans turned into a rebuild and repaint of two of them. The wagons were some of the first Irish rolling stock constructed about 10 years ago to evaluate the practicality of building an Irish layout. Does anyone know if the roofs of the prototypes were painted black?

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Very nice and to think that Leslie might have this on his radar.

Stephen

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The Hornby footbridge at Glen More finally got lowered to an acceptable height and got repainted. It needs a little weathering.

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On 5/14/2020 at 6:40 AM, patrick said:

What started yesterday as a minor buffer repair on one of my palvans turned into a rebuild and repaint of two of them. The wagons were some of the first Irish rolling stock constructed about 10 years ago to evaluate the practicality of building an Irish layout. Does anyone know if the roofs of the prototypes were painted black?

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Superb little vans!

Regarding roofs, none were painted black. Always brown exactly as you have them, though weathering turned them a dirty exhaust colour after a while!

I saw a few newly painted and they looked just like that. If you were going to weather them, just give the roof a heavy dose of it rather than painting greyish. CIE were economical with liveries as were there predecessors - whatever colour one bit of a wagon was, the whole lot was!

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The footbridge looks so much better lowered to the correct height. Well done. When I did this to my footbridge, I found that you have to be very careful with the plastic latticework when cutting bits off. Also, the surface areas available for sticking the pieces back together are very limited. What colour did you repaint it in?

Stephen

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4 hours ago, StevieB said:

The footbridge looks so much better lowered to the correct height. Well done. When I did this to my footbridge, I found that you have to be very careful with the plastic latticework when cutting bits off. Also, the surface areas available for sticking the pieces back together are very limited. What colour did you repaint it in?

Stephen

This is the paint I used Stephen. I don't remember where I got it, possibly an auto parts store but it was chosen because it matched the gray trim on the Bachmann Irish station building. The colour is described as Machinery Gray on the can. At some stage the bridge will get weathered with an overall wash of very diluted black and drybrushed  with white.

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20200524_102636.jpgIts Autumn 1971 on the South Waterford Line. A newly re-engined A class leading a short pickup goods train passes loaded beet wagons at Keilys cross.

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20200524_150249.jpgI liked the last shot so much I did a remake with a  C class with a yellow warning panel.

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20200525_125744.jpgThe recently (almost) completed footbridge at Glen More has spurned on progress on the stalled rebuild of the station. The bank for the yet to be built goods store is well underway and room has been found for an end loading dock, a perfect destination for Leslie's flat wagons.

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