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It would be nice to see 800 maedb back in steam instead of static display in a museum. Probably impossible as no where she could run with her weight restrictions on the Irish Rail network. 

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Just 15 years left now to our celebration of 200 years of Irish railways so I guess that's plenty of time for getting Maeḋḃ (and a few other classics) back on the tracks.  Would be a very worthwhile project.

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Well I was hoping for a Big Boy model this year but it is beyond me, especially at the price for this Trix $1,000 model, but the detail is awesome - 

 

 

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7 hours ago, mmie353 said:

Well I was hoping for a Big Boy model this year but it is beyond me, especially at the price for this Trix $1,000 model, but the detail is awesome - 

 

Take a look at the Athearn model, which is the most recent and most accurately detailed, and about half the price. The Trix range is mainly two-rail versions of Märklin products, so have that residual 'collectors premium' factored into the price...

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@Garfield Yeah the Athearn would have been the one that I was targeting but with the 121's and I pulled the trigger on the sound decoders for them, and I want to get a couple of more A classes, plus I am going to try and get sound decoders for them also, and other items as well as trying to get my layout started this weekend, I can't do it this time round, but the Big Boy gets released every few years so I will hopefully then get one at some point. For now, trying to get as much Irish stuff as I can. 

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@DiveController may have a point but this year is the year where I am finally trying to get a layout together. Got my room finished where it is going so I am hoping to get to the store this weekend and get me some plywood. Still one can hope that a Big Boy will arrive...

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