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I was talking to John Hamill from the MRSI he has been trying to find out what's happening. Its still with Dublin tourism but they are just sitting on it. 1.6 million was left to restore the casino and the renovation of the railway, on the basis it goes back to Malahide.

Looks like it going to be left mothballed. Very sad

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OK, I received a reply.

 

Dublin Tourism DO still own the collection, but it's in the possession of a third party who are ensuring that it is safely stored and that the items are catalogued. Unfortunately, it seems some repair work will be required, although I've no further details on that.

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OK, I received a reply.

 

Dublin Tourism DO still own the collection, but it's in the possession of a third party who are ensuring that it is safely stored and that the items are catalogued. Unfortunately, it seems some repair work will be required, although I've no further details on that.

 

pat, do they know if the project will go ahead as planned in malahide?

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I wonder (from an admittedly mischievous point of view) what their reaction would be if I told them that DCDR would take it off their hands!

 

You could possibly find they would jump at the chance to part with it and you could have a very large lay-out to play with at DCDR for rainy days.

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I wonder would a more radical approach be to make a new, smaller layout (possibly also with better scenery) and rotate use of the trains. Thus, a visitor could end up seeing Enterprises of 1947 and 1970, with a Donegal train chasing a T & D one on the narrow gauge bit on one visit, and on another visit a DART, a MGWR goods train, a Causeway tram and a pair of 121s with a Craven set!

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I wonder would a more radical approach be to make a new, smaller layout (possibly also with better scenery) and rotate use of the trains. Thus, a visitor could end up seeing Enterprises of 1947 and 1970, with a Donegal train chasing a T & D one on the narrow gauge bit on one visit, and on another visit a DART, a MGWR goods train, a Causeway tram and a pair of 121s with a Craven set!

Any thing would be better than the lights on and off mutter mutter set up that was used at Malahide, it was a shambles on busy days plus no pics and an attitude problem from some staff when some visitors complained they could,nt see as it was a sheep herding exercise with the playing with lights so my moan over.

Any decent set-up run by a sensible person(s) would be better than nothing even if it is a smaller lay-out compared to the original.

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I wonder would a more radical approach be to make a new, smaller layout (possibly also with better scenery) and rotate use of the trains. Thus, a visitor could end up seeing Enterprises of 1947 and 1970, with a Donegal train chasing a T & D one on the narrow gauge bit on one visit, and on another visit a DART, a MGWR goods train, a Causeway tram and a pair of 121s with a Craven set!

 

Better still... go all out and do something like this:

 

[video=youtube_share;XsfN01LbAhc]http://youtu.be/XsfN01LbAhc

 

PIMP:drool:

 

All that's needed is a win in the EuroMillions...

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