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i did a search for 'Fry' as in Fry model railway on IRM, cant believe there is no mention on this site, is it a no go area for some reason?

i a newbe here, please excuse me if i upset anyone.

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10 hours ago, WaYSidE said:

i did a search for 'Fry' as in Fry model railway on IRM, cant believe there is no mention on this site, is it a no go area for some reason?

i a newbe here, please excuse me if i upset anyone.

No prob. There has been much discussion on the sad closure of the O guage layout at Malahide Castle and then the proposal to build a new layout 00 guage layout beside a new museum to house the original Fry collection at the old Malahide casino premises provided by Fingal local authority, and a substantial bequest from a farmer towards the project.  It will be back just very different from the amazing 'toy town' style O gauge layout we all loved so much. It was the malahide castle Fry museum that helped get me back in the hobby when I first saw a Bachmann/Murphy model loco, no 182 which I was the first proper piece of Irish rolling stock I ever owned. Fond memories.  Also in the 1980s we had a customer site out that way near Kinsealy that I regularly used to visit, but often to kill time before or after a meeting I'd drop down to the castle and watch the display entertain me. It was vast and impressive. There is no doubt the size of O gauge models in motion have an effect on the senses that 00 gauge fails to achieve. Its a pity but I'm sure the new layout will have a unique charm and visual impact all of its own.  The B&I/SeaLink ferry leaving port on the old layout is etched in my memory forever and the vast hall the layout was in with the operators walkways up over the layout boards akin to the walkways at a north sea oil platform! :)

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Noel, who's building it,

i often brought the childers, and tourists.. a fav place ! at time i had no real interest in trains

was watching video last night, didnt spot it was 0 guage

oh its dave, wonder why search on IRM didnt bring that post up

 

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Hi Wayside

Just click on the two links I gave you above last night and all info is there;-

First one is a long running thread since it was removed from Malahide.

Second one is up to date news by the chap building the OO layout.

Eoin

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just reading the posts re the fry,,,, political or what?  so does the IRM policy on religion and politics cease when it come to important issues on model trains? ;)

how times have changed, irishrail goods transport is booming, rail itself is a promise of a more sustainable future, will the the model mailboat will be going to laHollyhead in france, post brexit, DCC has arrived, we were deep in recession when those posts were writ, now we can waste billions on stuff, what next , battery operated trains,  no bus wiring,  camera trains that you can run on mobile phones in Ireland and drive the train on a USA HO club layout track.

I suggest FRY should be able to be driven by anyone in the world no matter where they are

3 minutes ago, murrayec said:

Hi Wayside

Just click on the two links I gave you above last night and all info is there;-

First one is a long running thread since it was removed from Malahide.

Second one is up to date news by the chap building the OO layout.

Eoin

i did thanks, still reading them

 

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Great idea for remote model layout driving as a web service. I've only done it from down stairs using an iPad for cab eye view using a goPro and WIFI cab throttle on old iPhone. (opps thread drift - will stop now) :)

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