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I obtained these RTR from eBay and they have been knocking around the storage cupboard for a few years.  

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The bogies were fitted with 10mm diameter wheels, which looked odd, so I replaced them with 12mm diameters.


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I replaced the handrails on the TPO coach with thinner brass wire examples and re-touched the paintwork on both coaches.  The brake coach interior was painted and pax added. A light weathering of the chassis and bogies completed the operation.

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There is an “IFM” logo on each chassis - Irish Freight Models perchance?

Cheers

Darius

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19 minutes ago, Darius43 said:

I obtained these RTR from eBay and they have been knocking around the storage cupboard for a few years.  

48252978-9BB7-4248-B88A-03F16DECFF60.thumb.jpeg.ed2245aeb371e6fbd96cdd1ef8b1f4ac.jpeg

The bogies were fitted with 10mm diameter wheels, which looked odd, so I replaced them with 12mm diameters.


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029FE244-BA53-4FCF-9CE0-940AB8198A36.thumb.jpeg.4e0981652e3474d69a9614db8d2a2254.jpeg

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A41ABBF9-1377-417B-BCD0-8A190253333F.thumb.jpeg.9f057284e25c8e2069bccdca032a0f1e.jpeg

I replaced the handrails on the TPO coach with thinner brass wire examples and re-touched the paintwork on both coaches.  The brake coach interior was painted and pax added. A light weathering of the chassis and bogies completed the operation.

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There is an “IFM” logo on each chassis - Irish Freight Models perchance?

Cheers

Darius

Almost undoubtably Irish freight models.

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Yes SF and IFM, I have plenty of their coaching stock including Park Royals, Laminates and the bogie TOP as well as a tin vans and HLVs. Suits my 1960s and 1970s era well and perfect hauled behind MM baby GMs or IRM 001s.

IFM TPO kit

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Kitbashed Bachmann to CIE Bogie Parcel Van

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Before and after surgery 

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2 axle TPO

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Park Royal

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Rebuilt Dutch GSV suitable for mk2d stock 

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Park Royal

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HLV

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2 axle TPO

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SF 6 wheel HLV

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Scary SF HLV before weathering removed the need for sun glasses

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All these resin kits and resin RTR models filled a vacuum very nicely for their time. The demand too small and specialised niche era for the main IMP manufacturers. Hopefully will have some brass versions later in the year.

 

 

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5 hours ago, connollystn said:

Have to agree with you @Mike 84C - The Park Royals are unique and can't be confused with other stock which operated on these islands. I wasn't aware that they carried the Irish Rail 'Tippex' livery.

Yes near the end they were tippex, used more on commuter trains by then and the limerick shuttle than mainline.

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