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I came across an old copy of the CIÉ staff newspaper, Nuacht, dated January 1976. It had a feature on new trucks beingput into service at that time which might be of interest to those modelling that era. I had to scan it in three sections, due to the size of the original, so there is some overlap between the images:

 

CIÉ Trucks 1c.jpg

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CIÉ Trucks 1b.jpg

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Beautiful stuff, can we please have some more!!!!!!

 

Three great truck marques Bedford, AEC & Guy. The Guy Big J artics lasted a long tie possibly into IE day.

 

Its interesting that the road freight division seems to have preferred AEC over Leyland although it was all part of BMC/BL

 

EFE have rigid and artic versions of the AEC/Leyland Ergonomic & Bedford TK flat beds and vans, I think Corgi do a Big J tractor andtraier unit.

 

Perhaps its time for an EFE or Corgi limited run CIE truck set.

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I came across an old copy of the CIÉ staff newspaper' date=' Nuacht, dated January 1976. It had a feature on new trucks beingput into service at that time which might be of interest to those modelling that era. I had to scan it in three sections, due to the size of the original, so there is some overlap between the images: <img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10674"/><img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10675"/><img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10676"/>[/quote']

 

Useful information Stephen thanks for sharing.

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Are there any models of Volvo F10's or MAN F8's in OO gauge?

Looking for something to haul 40' BELLS and most of the vehicles I see are too modern

Also would like a nice 3 axel container chassis on them

Maybe Santa at this stage?

 

There is a OO Scale kit of a Volvo F12 made by Knightwing. They also do DAF 2800s, Mercs and Fodens as well as trailers. http://www.knightwing.co.uk/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?product=OO-HO_Road_Transport_Kits&cart_id=1387288810.325

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Another truck photo found in Nuacht dated June 1977. This one is from ttc's neck of the woods. <img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10830"/><img src="http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10831"/>

 

I remember it well hauling various M,C and SS type buses back to Ballina over the years but never knew that it was designed and built in Ballina,thanks for sharing the article Stephen.

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Could just be the trailer that was owned by CIE, if even that..

 

Keep splitting those hairs Ed! :P

 

There was some F88s owned by CIE as I have seen pics of them, but you're right. The pic is too blurry to tell if this was CIE owned. Something a bit different on the CIE theme anyway.

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Hi Lads, my father worked in CIE road freight in the Brodstone Depot in the 60s,70s and early 80s. He drove all of these trucks. The Volvo f88 and trailer was owned be CIE. They introduce it in the mid 70s to deliver Irish Beef to Spain ,France, holland, Italy, and bring fruit back to the markets in Dublin on the return trip. He and other drivers where on a panel in Brodstone Depot and where rostered  to drive this and another f88 and trailer at the time.

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This is an interesting topic. Depending on whether we model, say, 1955-60, 1965-70, 1980 or whenever, the vehicles are extremely different. Someone with suitable knowledge might put together a brief guide to what types of vehicles were to be seen in each decade.....?

Same with UTA lorries...

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10 hours ago, Glenderg said:

Those markings on the cab side appear like a PR shot - time  to Dublin, Distance to Dublin, that kind of thing. Bragging rights, not a livery as such. 

Here's the actual livery. 

F88 Volvo Ceannt Station Yard 1993

 

 

 

It was defo a PR shot, and they all got CIE orange as per your pic, originally with CIE roundels, then IR after 87 when they were getting long in the tooth. Most of the fleet was Leyland at that time, with some Guy thrown in for good measure. However, the British made trucks were being left behind at that time by the Europeans, especially for the long distance work, hence buying the Volvos, though I'm sure a Leyland Marathon and a Ford Transcontinental was trialed by CIE around this time.

The next significant fleet tender went to Bedford, always amazed that Hino didnt get it, considering how popular they were becoming at the time. 

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