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The MGWR vans have been taken as far as I can go at present, apologies for the photo quality, natural light is hard to come by at this time!

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I had some lettering made up using standard fonts, not shaded but I think I can get away that in 2mm. I've included the 5p just for David ūüôā

The wording "to run with passenger trains" is almost legible which is a tribute to the printing skills of Rail-tec transfers who produced the lettering. I just need some numbers to match but they are currently out of stock of the ones I need.

Once I have these I can seal the vans and apply some weathering to tone the colours down and blend everything in.

The letter is slightly small (a problem I never thought I'd have in 2mm scale!)

I haven't been able to find any complete pictures of the vans in MGWR days, they do however photobomb a couple of locomotive pictures.

There seems to have been a storage road for these vans behind the turntable at Broadstone.

 

8 ST PATRICK - Atock MGWR 2-4-0 - built 1870 by Avonside Engine co., Works No.802 - 1890 withdrawn.

 

Class D - 5 MARS - Atock MGWR Class D 2-4-0 - built 1884 by Broadstone Works - 1910 withdrawn - seen here on Broadstone MPD turntable in about 1898. Class E - Atock 115 ACHILL - MGWR Class E 0-6-0T - built 1893 by Kitson & Co., Works No.3527 - 1925 to GSR No.560, 1932 bunker enlarged for services on Tramore line, 1945 to CIE - 1963 withdrawn - seen here at Broadstone Works.

The horsebox also appears on the famous picture on "wolf Dog" on the turntable (there is a copy of the picture is in David Holman's recent build thread: 

Following these photos I've lightened the grey on the rooves, I'm guessing by early GSR days they wouldn't be so white, I've add the white inner circle on the brake wheel apparent in the first photograph.

I've not included the "to run with passenger trains" wording on the horsebox as I can't see any evidence of it, that said it could easily be obscured in all the shots.

Finally another request, In the box of goodies I was gifted there is an etch for GSWR 101 class, I believe it is shot-down from the current 4mm scale etch sold by Studio Scale Models. The etch has "TMD Models 1995" on it which I believe was a predecessor.

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It is quite a complexed etch and I could really do with some instructions, has anyone got a set I can beg/steal/borrow (or even buy)?

I did try emailing SSM but got no response, in fairness I am not a paying customer and unless they suddenly produce a 2mm scale range am unlikely to be!

 

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58 minutes ago, Angus said:

The MGWR vans have been taken as far as I can go at present, apologies for the photo quality, natural light is hard to come by at this time!

731778850_MGWRvanslettered.thumb.jpg.446822a3a901e77864bfe1d1ea570a3e.jpg

I had some lettering made up using standard fonts, not shaded but I think I can get away that in 2mm. I've included the 5p just for David ūüôā

The wording "to run with passenger trains" is almost legible which is a tribute to the printing skills of Rail-tec transfers who produced the lettering. I just need some numbers to match but they are currently out of stock of the ones I need.

Once I have these I can seal the vans and apply some weathering to tone the colours down and blend everything in.

The letter is slightly small (a problem I never thought I'd have in 2mm scale!)

I haven't been able to find any complete pictures of the vans in MGWR days, they do however photobomb a couple of locomotive pictures.

There seems to have been a storage road for these vans behind the turntable at Broadstone.

 

8 ST PATRICK - Atock MGWR 2-4-0 - built 1870 by Avonside Engine co., Works No.802 - 1890 withdrawn.

 

Class D - 5 MARS - Atock MGWR Class D 2-4-0 - built 1884 by Broadstone Works - 1910 withdrawn - seen here on Broadstone MPD turntable in about 1898. Class E - Atock 115 ACHILL - MGWR Class E 0-6-0T - built 1893 by Kitson & Co., Works No.3527 - 1925 to GSR No.560, 1932 bunker enlarged for services on Tramore line, 1945 to CIE - 1963 withdrawn - seen here at Broadstone Works.

The horsebox also appears on the famous picture on "wolf Dog" on the turntable (there is a copy of the picture is in David Holman's recent build thread: 

Following these photos I've lightened the grey on the rooves, I'm guessing by early GSR days they wouldn't be so white, I've add the white inner circle on the brake wheel apparent in the first photograph.

I've not included the "to run with passenger trains" wording on the horsebox as I can't see any evidence of it, that said it could easily be obscured in all the shots.

Finally another request, In the box of goodies I was gifted there is an etch for GSWR 101 class, I believe it is shot-down from the current 4mm scale etch sold by Studio Scale Models. The etch has "TMD Models 1995" on it which I believe was a predecessor.

822273103_101etch.thumb.jpg.0051c72e44c975cb5780a4840aae5553.jpg

It is quite a complexed etch and I could really do with some instructions, has anyone got a set I can beg/steal/borrow (or even buy)?

I did try emailing SSM but got no response, in fairness I am not a paying customer and unless they suddenly produce a 2mm scale range am unlikely to be!

 

I will send you a copy of the SSM/TMD instructions, the kit was originally produced by TMD (Terry McDermott) in 1985.

It also looks like the 2mm J15 fret includes a chassis for a GNR(I) 4-4-2T which could possibly be used under one of the small wheeled GNR 4-4-0s bought by the SLNCR during the 1920s.

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Believe it or not, the 101 on Belmullet was built from the same etch, blown up to 7mm scale. Amazing to think it was done in three different scales, especially as this was well before the days of CAD. I recorded the build in the workshop thread under the heading 'A tribute to Richard Chown'. Got the kit at Guildex as part of the last remnants of his estate, he's had it since the late 90s and somehow never got round to building it.

 In 7mm scale, it was fascinating to build, with some clever ideas to ensure the curved footplate goes together well. Guess it is likely the original 4mm etch was photo enlarged to 7mm scale and if so, Terry's work must have been very accurate as the fit of parts was really good, so going down to 2mm should be fine. Putting it together another matter, but it should make an exquisite model.

 Love the 5p picture. I hand lettered mine with a fine nibbed dipping pen, so this is another level entirely!

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Thanks both,

Apologies for the late reply, I had the slightly bizarre experience of going into the office today. It has been so long since I used IrishRM on my phone that it no longer recognises me and I couldn't remember my password. 

I'm normally confident enough to tackle most kits without instructions (whilst acknowledging the always help, especially if you actually read them....) but the 101 class etch boggles the mind!

I'm also pleased you've identified the chassis Mayner, I had assumed it was 4-6-0 (or 0-6-4) but hadn't found a prototype with the appropriate wheelbase. Your identification restores my sanity! 

The fact it has potential as a SLNCR engine is a useful bonus!

 

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