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Due to covid 19 I have got time of so i can start to finish projects and start new ones the first one os a small diorama of a house.All it need is some fake            concreate and detailing like figures and more scenery as well as painting the underside.1584566412191237170303.thumb.jpg.0d91b287fc41e99adba12f72d1f8611d.jpg

Next there is a new diorama based on branch between Ballaghaderreen and kilfee juntion. It is based on the part of the between Island road and Edmondstown as that part of the line was all enbankment. right now the model is only at its starting phase but progress will move prity fast (hopefully)here is a picture of the model so far. hope you like.15845673648221861643429.thumb.jpg.2c35721892b7e47dce6054bb1fee2a1d.jpg

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Railway modelling is a great way to keep sane in these challenging times, while forums like this will be ever more important in sharing what we do andenabling a degree of communication denied elsewhere. We have closed down my local model club now, so with no pub, cafe, sport, club, church etc, alternatives need to be found.

Indeed, read today that a few restaurants in Ireland are already getting creative in supplying their wares. Good on them!

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2 hours ago, David Holman said:

Railway modelling is a great way to keep sane in these challenging times, while forums like this will be ever more important in sharing what we do andenabling a degree of communication denied elsewhere. We have closed down my local model club now, so with no pub, cafe, sport, club, church etc, alternatives need to be found.

Indeed, read today that a few restaurants in Ireland are already getting creative in supplying their wares. Good on them!

So true I realy do hope this ends fast but it does not look Lile it will. Meanwhile the branch lime diorama is moving slowly I have givin a undercoat before i put senic materials onto it.As well as that I am going to start track laying. Since all shops are closed I will have to us what stuff I got.Hope you all like.15846140390281130778300.thumb.jpg.a11c39b3480d37c9dfff4c0e643b2bed.jpg

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Hello all

With the diorama on hold I decided to work on some carriges and wagons.The firat job is a H van in green witch was an experenmental idea so they would go with the coaches. I though I would do it as I saw on on a differnet topic on this form. when the paint is dry I will pit decals on it.

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Next job is to clean up this Bredin coach.This is one of my favorite coaches I have as I built it when I was 9 years old and have kept it as at the time I thought it was class. The CIE stripe was hand painted using a thin brush and a very stedy hand.The body and windows are somewhere but right now I will be working on the cleaning up and the new paint job.15848930845251876779769.thumb.jpg.ffa17390f9475fe3fdc4fbc49ad5b370.jpg

The last job is probaly the simplested.It is to fix and hang up a picture that was a present from my ant in England. It is a colection of wills cigarette cards from the early 1920s .It includes a A1 with original tender ,A SECR 2-6-0 that would have looked like the midland vertion only in different livery and My favorite is 461 in the green livery that she never carried.15848949606171835781925.thumb.jpg.c8110a7931492862100dd772e078ec46.jpg

Hope you all like.

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Inishlyre get a paint job on the side of the diorama I thinks  it makes the model look 100%better158490921937676488131.thumb.jpg.a5cc7d4ac916f6e67d41448ac9b164f5.jpg15849101247191464235212.thumb.jpg.fe319d270cdbb8848c52f4c45f40fc40.jpg

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First decal on 

Sorry about the light.I think the decal is two high? Can anyone tell me if I am right?15849146762751929302406.thumb.jpg.185ec13029379352efe957e0ad25f43f.jpg

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Hello all at the top of this topic the first pic is of a diorama I wanted to finish and here it is 90%of the way.The scene is not based on a real place but has ties to a house I lived in Dublin.20200323_190216.thumb.jpg.f6ce8457dd19e5edd333c530dd9d096d.jpg

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More coming very soon Hope you all like.

 

 

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On ‎3‎/‎22‎/‎2020 at 10:22 PM, Midland Man said:

First decal on 

Sorry about the light.I think the decal is two high? Can anyone tell me if I am right?15849146762751929302406.thumb.jpg.185ec13029379352efe957e0ad25f43f.jpg

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Hope you all like.

Very nice!

The exact position could vary - what you have looks perfect. If accuracy is preferred, the roof would be a very dark grey, almost black, same as carriages. Ordinary wagons had grey roofs if grey body, and after 1970 brown roofs with brown body.

In painting it green, presumably it's representative of the handful of vans used for Tralee - Cork mails, and would be stuck on the back of passenger trains.... nice job indeed.

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Hello all 

Work for tonight is the old breden coach.First I have sanded The coach down and then since all my primer is gone going to be  painted in grey as It will help the paint stick.15850018900931414370970.thumb.jpg.d88971470e49f311212a65f49b26bccf.jpg

when I was sanding the coach down the coaches first livery(very light revel green which was imposible tp get pf the brush) that I had pit on looks vey like GSR green. The first image is the revel paint (sorry that it is blurred) the second is a is a pic of a model made after the death of Fry but using so GSR paint he got in Inchicore.20200323_224248.thumb.jpg.c478c898a66d1fce4677d9f75de8a921.jpg

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I think they both look the same.

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10 minutes ago, Midland Man said:

Hello all 

Work for tonight is the old breden coach.First I have sanded The coach down and then since all my primer is gone going to be  painted in grey as It will help the paint stick.when I was sanding the coach down the coaches first livery(very light revel green which was imposible tp get pf the brush) that I had pit on looks vey like GSR green. The first image is the revel paint (sorry that it is blurred) the second is a is a pic of a model made after the death of Fry but using so GSR paint he got in Inchicore.    I think they both look the same.

If the colour on the coach is as it looks in your pic, it's pretty close indeed but a little bright, but the "Bredin" green may be seen in reality in Malahide (once it reopens!). Talking which i was talking with the manager of it and the actual castle today and he says that it won't be "for the foreseeable future".

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Hi Midland

That looks like an old Triand Hornby coach from the 1970's is that correct?

Colin 

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39 minutes ago, Colin R said:

Hi Midland

That looks like an old Triand Hornby coach from the 1970's is that correct?

Colin 

Close dapol kit 

 

40 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

If the colour on the coach is as it looks in your pic, it's pretty close indeed but a little bright, but the "Bredin" green may be seen in reality in Malahide (once it reopens!). Talking which i was talking with the manager of it and the actual castle today and he says that it won't be "for the foreseeable future".

Was already there will be going when reopens to looks at MGWR blue

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I am thinking of going into 7mm sratch building soon as I may build a model of Moate railway station in 1920. the reason is that I use to walk down there when I was 3 or 4 years old before they put in the cycle way does anyone know where I could get pics of the station at that time? (By the way this idea is long term )

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More work on the Breden coach here on side of it has been repainted first in grey and second in green( the reason it is painted in grey is so the green sticks 10 times better and I have no primer)15850901885331579310374.thumb.jpg.bc72a16852d97bf16511a1891a52b2f1.jpg

As you can sea some parts around window are uneven and will be sanded down.I have also noticed that the flying snail on the green H van is on the wrong way so it must be fixed 1585090348209234918658.thumb.jpg.1c8c46620a629292831a867b15d49f55.jpg

Going back to the coach the roof will be the  original paint job that I first did it as it came out pritty good.15850904619251370106850.thumb.jpg.0769dafd9f8f82506da86e0f12c203b1.jpg

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40 minutes ago, Midland Man said:

I am thinking of going into 7mm sratch building soon as I may build a model of Moate railway station in 1920. the reason is that I use to walk down there when I was 3 or 4 years old before they put in the cycle way does anyone know where I could get pics of the station at that time? (By the way this idea is long term )

It was much the same as it is now, and if it's in Midland days it'll look very colourful, as they painted their stations red and cream......

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17 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

It was much the same as it is now, and if it's in Midland days it'll look very colourful, as they painted their stations red and cream......

Would have been double-tracked at that time, too... :) 

Here's the track layout from around the time @Midland Man is aiming for: https://bit.ly/2QJNJB1

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16 hours ago, Garfield said:

Would have been double-tracked at that time, too... :) 

Here's the track layout from around the time @Midland Man is aiming for: https://bit.ly/2QJNJB1

Thanks but I allready have the track plan as well as drawing of th station.

 

16 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

It was much the same as it is now, and if it's in Midland days it'll look very colourful, as they painted their stations red and cream......

Thanks I did not know the colour I may start work on mock up  buildings for it

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19 minutes ago, Midland Man said:

Thanks I did not know the colour I may start work on mock up  buildings for it

The Midland had a standard station colour scheme. Exteriors were red - apparently a cherry red. I’ve seen a sample and it looks about right for that. Larger areas (lighter) colours on the likes of signal cabins or other wooden buildings or sheds were a sort of creamy light beige or stone colour. On a layout, slightly weathered light cream or off-white is probably best. Station fencing was this colour too, or possibly white.

Interiors were mostly a light mid-brown (Lower) and cream (upper). 

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There are a number of books. next time there's a model railway show, the IRRS (Clifton Flewitt) will probably have a bookstall. Ask him - Clifton is extremely knowledgeable about books and he should have something at least. Ernie Shepherd did a good history of the MGWR some years ago. Ebay or amazon might be able to help with this.

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3 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

There are a number of books. next time there's a model railway show, the IRRS (Clifton Flewitt) will probably have a bookstall. Ask him - Clifton is extremely knowledgeable about books and he should have something at least. Ernie Shepherd did a good history of the MGWR some years ago. Ebay or amazon might be able to help with this.

My grandad was givin a copy of Ernie Shepherd book before he died and that book as well as rails to Achill made me love the Midland great western railway but I never knew about Clifton Flewitt but I may have already met him when renewing me membership stuff at the Blackrock show and I think I found a match to the red and cream liverys did they look like this 1585168192019149855212.thumb.jpg.6087481b577bf78399d16773d515a358.jpg

and this 1585168255726557940471.thumb.jpg.02b888a5f66ce291b08c8ed1e972ee5f.jpg

It looks like buffer red but anyway I may as well start me crazy idea of building 7mm.I have found some old drawing of the station from 2011 I think(you may think it is not that old but whith the amount of suvays on that station) and a old station pic hope you all like.158516846202897776831.thumb.jpg.ce49d8c64b2416dbae7e0f59fada9529.jpg

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I could assist you with a copy of "Rails to Achill" but you've got it!

"Rails Through Connemara" should be on the shelves before Christmas.

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This is no advertising  but it is one of the best books I have and can not wait to get rails through conamara and I hope it comes with track plans 

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Track plans are hard enough to get....but yes, there's info about the various stations to such extent as I could get it. Thank you very much for your comments - very much appreciated.

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Deadly

I once nearly came to make a model of Achill rail station just after it had opened to about 1915 so it could have engines like wolf dog and bat working togethor.I allso nearly came to model broadstone but that would have never happened as it would be 40 to 50 feet long in oo! 

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I thought I should do something more 60s/70s tonight so I have decided to woden coach in orange like this 1585171623007390918797.thumb.jpg.f03b04bc84166db9f6b6d61f8eb85bcf.jpg

The carrige is a daapol kit and was originally in green but is now going to be orangle like in the pic so  I must first sand the paint down and look gor revell orange but finding that paint can wait tommorow. hope you all like.15851718091081810488900.thumb.jpg.b68fe049c6d0dcf828e8f0e4ce0646c6.jpg

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I am also thinking of exending my diorama of Inishlyre with my spare time.  It may have a platform with shelter. The reason is so I can display small engines with 6 wheel coaches.If anyone has an idea of what I might do please feel free to coment as all coements are welcome.

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The ideas for inishlyre just ideas not 100% perfect.hope you all like.158517796861169955248.thumb.jpg.041063c0eec6569ce854fa61bef6f6d5.jpg

Please note that the platform will be changed as It just does not look right.15851780369911300652743.thumb.jpg.5307d4397d819368eb3ccf490f9e1782.jpg

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After a long day the mock up is finished.It does not look the best on the sides as I was using parts from a card kit 1585431640490755954345.thumb.jpg.5b83fc84c7497c3613078d52d3e6ef5e.jpg15854317289711411848763.thumb.jpg.afd7d508fb26e75401c729adbf62036a.jpg hope you all like

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I have decided not to use the platform for making Inishlyre bigger.The reason being was because I did not like it so instead a bridge is being built from 1mm plaster card 1585604443621248693332.thumb.jpg.166e53056f258afced73b8108a646260.jpg

and the top part being foam bord cut up. To interest the eye it is at a angle.Hope you all like.15856045835582127046310.thumb.jpg.057d4194ae152dca34b283e5bffaadc5.jpg

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Hey all just want to say that I am going to go into scratch building.It going to be a MGWR A1 class in either MGWR blue or black with red lining The chassis is Triang a M7 as It is the only thing I got. My M7 was srapt by me after the electric coughs fire as the previous owner over oiled it. So It will get a new body made from plaster card and a brass boiler right now it just in bits but let's hope something will come of it. Hope you all like pics will come soon

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