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2 hours ago, K801 said:

I haven't received my CIE Fertiliser Wagons yet and someone is already selling them on ebay 

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hes actually a member here on another post hes selling his collection off

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Yes, I think its terrible lorna2388 is trying to profit from modellers that missed out or couldn't afford the models first time around. 

 

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Yes I noticed some of the Murphy Models Mk2d black roof stock sold well last week getting about GBP£80ea. But seems a better deal and less expensive to buy new new MM Mk2d supertrain from Marks Models and add the tippex IR white stripes oneself. Relieved I stocked up about 5 years ago at about half those prices. The orange roofed IE/IR seem like bitcoin, rare and much sought after. Seems more and more of this stuff is being carefully released onto the market.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Murphy-Models-Mark-2-coach-5217-IE-Intercity-black-roof/114111332245?hash=item1a9190bf95:g:JgwAAOSw7NVeRD20

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Murphy-Models-Mark-2-coach-5210-IE-Intercity-black-roof/114111327993?hash=item1a9190aef9:g:6AUAAOSwuNxeRDE2

 

IR/IE Mk3 EGV for sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scratchbuilt-CIE-MK3-Intercity-Liveried-EGV-suit-Murphy-Models/333526022720?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3D606d6df4712e4f1c9968860267e4fdb3%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D133329831990%26itm%3D333526022720%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985

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7 minutes ago, NIR 450 ‘Castle’ Class said:

Not a bad price for a sound equipped loco. NI stock was not part of my nostalgia memory growing up. 

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6 minutes ago, Noel said:

Not a bad price for a sound equipped loco. NI stock was not part of my nostalgia memory growing up. 

It is very reasonable, also offers accepted. I’m from Coleraine originally so I would’ve only ever seen DEMUs, NI Railways is the only stock I had growing up! My dad would’ve been the same in what he saw.

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2 hours ago, NIR 450 ‘Castle’ Class said:

It is very reasonable, also offers accepted. I’m from Coleraine originally so I would’ve only ever seen DEMUs, NI Railways is the only stock I had growing up! My dad would’ve been the same in what he saw.

Yea its gas the way our childhood memories shape our nostalgia views of railways past. The first time I had been on a train in NI was about 1998 on the enterprise which broke down in Portadown on the Drumcree weekend festival, having travelled from Londonderry to Great Victoria before changing to the enterprise for the run up to Dublin. That scenic coastal rail journey is etched in my memory. A niece is studying in Coleraine, and another is living in Portstewart. Beautiful scenery up there. Can you believe it I've never actually seen a Hunslet except in you tube videos. What era did it run in?

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The Hunslets were brought into service c1970 to work the Enterprise, in maroon livery. The arrival of the GMs (basically 071s in blue) in 1981 displaced them to lesser things. This is how I remember them in the mid80s - blue with an orange chevron.  

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Including the '3 window' Mark III Restaurant 🤣🤣🤣

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2020 at 1:07 PM, Noel said:

 Can you believe it I've never actually seen a Hunslet except in you tube videos. What era did it run in?

They were introduced in the summer of 1970. 102 and 101 were the first into traffic, with 103 shortly after. They were maroon at first, as on 102 in Cultra. The maroon is correct, but the yellow bits should have white lining round them. They were initially used "topping and tailing" the "Enterprise" on a 7-coach set, but in winter one push / pulled a five coach set.

103 never seemed as reliable as the other two and spent long periods out of use. The last time I saw one of them in passenger traffic was one evening I think in the early 1990s. Some time between 1990 and 94, as I was travelling on that line regularly then. I'm nearly sure it was 101, and it had three old Mk 2s in PP mode on an all stops Central - Portadown. I got out at Lambeg and off it went. I believe it broke down before it returned from Portadown, and it never ran again.

102 meantime went on, and actually received the darker blue NIR livery, surviving to become 8102 officially, although I'm not sure if it carried that number. It survived as the Adelaide yard shunter, sans nameplates, until about 2002.

They were a bad buy. They were underpowered for the work they were called upon to perform, and became unreliable. My sources in the railway at the time took the view that with their genesis was in conversations in late UTA days, CIE's 141/181 classes were seen by those in the loco dept. as the best things to buy. With the 181s only having recently been delivered, it would have been a simple matter to get a few, and they would have been cheaper, with a very good proven reliability record. But there was political pressure to "buy British", so a reluctant NIR ended up having to pay somewhat more for an unproved design. Within a year or two, the loco dept. was  saying "I told you so" to the management; and thus it was.

Had they bought 141s, they might have taken four. And if that had been the case, interchangeability with CIE examples, as well as double-heading, would have been possible, so it is quite possible the NIR trio of 071s wouldn't have been ordered!

Maroon 141, anyone?

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2 hours ago, Noel said:

Albeit 450 beans, they are hard come by in good nick and boxed, people endlessly commenting how bad Lima models are is as old as the models themselves, only a few years ago most would have chomped at owning a set. 

New MM and irm locos are near 200 euro now, a MM gen van going for 210 smackers this week🤔 and hard times are only around the corner now 🙄 such joy was had with a 90 euro 201 from Marks models!! Respect the elderly 😂😂 

To all the Lima lovers 😅

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Ref the Hunslets, while Jon is probably right that they'd have done just as well with a few 141s, but these locos were a shock to my steam-loco timer's system when I rode one to Portadown to see how fast they were.

When we shot through Lisburn about 10 mph faster than I'd ever done with a steam loco and in my fastest time to that date, I nearly gave up timing.

Sanity prevailed, of course, and now 130,000 steam miles later I have those logs to "write up" during my lock-down!

Hah! I've just noticed that I have accumulated 424 "Likes" -

The HUNGARIAN 424 Class 4-8-0s are one of my largest classes for haulage - 30 of them, top speed 53mph - Lord were they pedestrian!

Another piece of useless info from yours truly!

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Not that I thought you guys would not believe me
But there are some more that I cant lay my hands on

 

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Hi guys

Just come across this something for the living room this time eBay No

eBay item number:

153885379023

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

ex GNRi lamp

 

Colin R

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 12:22 PM, K801 said:

 

Could be Irish Rail selling off the real thing. Better check before paying. A couple of the real yokes would take up a bit of garden space. I'd love to hear the conversation with the mrs after the bubble wrap came off. .

On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 12:22 PM, K801 said:

I haven't received my CIE Fertiliser Wagons yet and someone is already selling them on ebay 

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9 minutes ago, spudfan said:

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Could be Irish Rail selling off the real thing. Better check before paying. A couple of the real yokes would take up a bit of garden space. I'd love to hear the conversation with the mrs after the bubble wrap came off. .

The problem I that you sea a wagon but the Mrs seas a really big flower pot on wheels.

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I've a few bits on Ebay there folks. Not Daft prices either.

80 Class kit : Item number: 233548934520

9 x Bogie Cements: Item number: 233548938881

Mk.3 Brass side EGV Item number: 233554063757

Mk.2 EGV Brass sides Item number: 233555468070

Mk.2 Restuarant brass sides: Item number: 233555470388

Open composite Coach brass Sides: item number 233555472321

Some Model Kits to Aeroplane wise. A missing Grassmaster Sieve has led me to find these yokes that in all honesty I will never get around to building...

 

 

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3 hours ago, Georgeconna said:

I've a few bits on Ebay there folks. Not Daft prices either.

80 Class kit : Item number: 233548934520

9 x Bogie Cements: Item number: 233548938881

Mk.3 Brass side EGV Item number: 233554063757

Mk.2 EGV Brass sides Item number: 233555468070

Mk.2 Restuarant brass sides: Item number: 233555470388

Open composite Coach brass Sides: item number 233555472321

Some Model Kits to Aeroplane wise. A missing Grassmaster Sieve has led me to find these yokes that in all honesty I will never get around to building...

 

 

Do you have any IRM ballast hoppers for sale?

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