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How do you mess around when it looks so amazing. How did you building those lovely buildings. Keep it up:-bd.

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Work started back on the last office building Harmony Court on Harmony Row/Brunswick Place which was one of the first buildings started a long time ago. As Time moved on different methods of construction would now be used if i was starting to build it now.

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DMU friday on barrow street

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Nice DMUs 

Remember seeing one of those in the livery as a little kid. Is it a kit/modifications or is scratch built.

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MM Scratch build with Bachmann 150 chassis

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6 minutes ago, warb said:

MM Scratch build with Bachmann 150 chassis

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Nice job. Correct doors too.

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the good ole Arrows - fab job!

I used to get them every morning/evening for about 6 years in the late 90's/00s from Ashtown to Pearse Street/Grand Canal  Stations and down to Grand Canal Basin for work................In all that time I'd say I experienced the actual seats about 5 times - they were jammers at rush hour!

 

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I am not known for my joy at seeing modern railcars, but I have to say from recent jaunts on the Cobh line over the last half-dozen years, they've grown on me a bit - and I did like the 2700s, strangely enough.

The noise a 2600 makes going up the tunnel en route to Mallow is something else - so many suburban railcars don't ever get a chance to properly stretch their legs!

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6 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

I am not known for my joy at seeing modern railcars, but I have to say from recent jaunts on the Cobh line over the last half-dozen years, they've grown on me a bit - and I did like the 2700s, strangely enough.

The noise a 2600 makes going up the tunnel en route to Mallow is something else - so many suburban railcars don't ever get a chance to properly stretch their legs!

Shock horror! Hold fast dear man against the bewitching temptress of DMUs  nono.gif

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Love the 80 and the 2600s! Original Arrow livery was fantastic, one of the best around!

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I will still state that the most comfortable railcars are the old GNR / CIE AECs, providing we're talking original seats here, of course, and the modern NIR 4K and 3K types. And the worst by far were the MEDs and "Castle (Cattle) Class" or 450s of NIR. Ghastly things, both of 'em.

Warb, is that an MIR kit for the 80 class? Very well made.

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JHB again scratch built 20 years ago with lima chassis Thanks

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This layout amazes me. I used to work very near there, about 25 years ago, remember cycling those very streets . It is like a time machine for me. Thank you.

This layout amazes me. I used to work very near there, about 25 years ago, remember cycling those very streets . It is like a time machine for me. Thank you.

This layout amazes me. I used to work very near there, about 25 years ago, remember cycling those very streets . It is like a time machine for me. Thank you.

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Considering how materials and techniques have developed in the last 20 years, the 'forgotten' DMU compares very well with modern RTR stuff.

 Said it before and will say it again, building coaching stock is every bit as challenging as building locomotives and here we have four DMUs and scratchbuild too. Great work!

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Photo of boston sidings with dmu stock awaiting their next turn.

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First mock up of wall glazing to harmony court

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Indeed, many of us would be happy with that as the finished article.

Laser cutter at work, Warb?

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While working on harmony court sod law  I discovered that i ran out of materials. So to keep going in the lock down work commence on scratch building class 8100 Dart units.

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Man Alive that looks like a torturous job, Take it they are computer cut out?

Mixture of laser and router to machine them out

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On 5/1/2020 at 10:08 PM, warb said:

Forgot one dmu

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What a mega sublime scene. 👍 (I'll avert my eyes from the alien invader) :) 

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Comandeered as a Covid Hospital train? :)  Seriously that looks mighty.

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