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A few from Malahide Model Railway Museum

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I’ve always been fascinated with brake vans, so here are a few of the very diverse range of narrow gauge ones which ran here - plus some Donegal and other beauties.

As an aside, a Midland six-wheeler in maroon livery (1918-25). Despite the vast, overwhelming majority of MGWR passenger stock remaining brown from the dawn of time to 1918, before the gradual livery change to maroon, and the fact that the blue and white livery was both very short-lived indeed, and only ever applied to a fraction of their stock, all of Cyril Fry’s MGWR models are either blue and white, Midland maroon, or GSR maroon.

Maybe he just didn’t care for the lined brown….

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Some northern stuff today.

First, Clogher Valley. The dark maroon carriage paint is not just authentic; it may be actual original paint. The CVR maroon was, in Senior’s opinion, slightly darker than the “standard” sort of maroon used by the NCC, BCDR & GSR. He was invited to tour the railway and works in 1940 when he had just joined the GSR, and a coach was in the middle of being painted in Aughnacloy Works, so he saw it fresh.

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For our budding NCC narrow gauge modellers…..

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Wagons - GNR. Buy yours now from Provincial McAllister!

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On 24/9/2022 at 4:23 PM, jhb171achill said:

 

 

I’ve also a particular liking for this loco:

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Always wondered by the GSR chose I for 0-6-2T when it otherwise followed the LNER convention (which would be N). I think, unless there were other examples. 
(Or did the LNER follow them?)

 

Edit: it occurs to me that G didn't follow LNER convention either.

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Actually, I should mention - if there’s anything in the Fry collection that anyone wants more pictures of at any time, ping me privately and I’ll take pics for you. 

2 minutes ago, Niles said:

Always wondered by the GSR chose I for 0-6-2T when it otherwise followed the LNER convention (which would be N). I think, unless there were other examples. 
(Or did the LNER follow them?)

Dunno the answer to that! The systems WERE similar, but not identical.

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Fantastic photographs Jonathan, not to mention the amazing skill of Mr Fry.

For Bob229 - also lots of parking down around the Marina if full nearer the Museum and Castle park - unfortunately there are parking charges (as it seems almost everywhere now). Finally, there is always the train - the station is almost next door to the museum, very short walk.  

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