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New Accurascale Exclusive Announcement! The Irish Deltic!

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We are delighted to announce a new addition to our Class 55 Deltic range, the little known Irish Deltic! After English Electric delivered the 22 production Deltics to British Railways, CIE, the Irish transport authority, contacted English Electric with a view to converting the design to 5ft 3 gauge for evaluation purposes.

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English Electric duly obliged and D3333 was delivered to Dublin a year later, resplendent in the CIE black and tan livery. In honour of the class and their association with famous horses, CIE named the locomotive after the most famous horse in the land.

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The locomotive was duly tested on services to the west of Ireland, including the famous 'Craggy Island Express', which is faithfully replicated on our model with appropriate headcode display.

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Very few photos of this locomotive survive, but we are delighted to offer it in OO gauge form as part of our Accurascale exclusives range. Price for DCC sound is £333.33 and is strictly limited to 333 pieces. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our Chinese factory for getting this sample to us, which we further cobbled together from parts. The Chinese; A great bunch of lads. 

Order today!

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Order Placed, Cracking stuff. Well done lads. Dont forget a Class 37 in Supertrain too at some stage. These will certainly hold thier Value in the coming years.

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That doesn't look half bad!........i would actually order that for the sheer novelty value and all the Fr Ted puns!! 

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14 minutes ago, StevieB said:

Hands up those who remember what day it is!
 

Stephen

season 1 mrs maisel GIF by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

 

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32 minutes ago, StevieB said:

Hands up those who remember what day it is!
 

Stephen

I can't, there's someone just over two metres above me.

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Einstein did a nice respray on your pre-production sample. already ordered as AS Deltic but in a foreign livery.

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12 minutes ago, Garfield said:

season 1 mrs maisel GIF by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

 

mittwoch?

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The 2 on the right and one at the back  didn’t put hands up.....

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The prat in the middle is now in a Concentration Camp for giving his Heil with the wrong arm.

Keeping happy in my Third Age.

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LOL!...... Brilliant!

Railway Magazine used to do an occasional 'April' story. One memorable one was just after the privatization of Railtrack. The story was that CIE were going to introduce a London-Galway (via Dublin) through service using 5' 3" gauge trains between the two places and a new train ferry to carry the trains between Dublin to Holyhead. At a press briefing the CIE spokesman was asked how was the 5' 3" gauge trains would be able to run between Holyhead and London given the track gauge of 4' 8 1/2". "No problem" said the spokesman. "Under the terms of the new Railtrack operation, THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THE INFRASTRUCTURE for the operator using the route. Railtrack will just have to lay a third rail between Holyhead and London for our trains."   

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1 hour ago, Lambeg man said:

LOL!...... Brilliant!

Railway Magazine used to do an occasional 'April' story. One memorable one was just after the privatization of Railtrack. The story was that CIE were going to introduce a London-Galway (via Dublin) through service using 5' 3" gauge trains between the two places and a new train ferry to carry the trains between Dublin to Holyhead. At a press briefing the CIE spokesman was asked how was the 5' 3" gauge trains would be able to run between Holyhead and London given the track gauge of 4' 8 1/2". "No problem" said the spokesman. "Under the terms of the new Railtrack operation, THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THE INFRASTRUCTURE for the operator using the route. Railtrack will just have to lay a third rail between Holyhead and London for our trains."   

If they had run the ferry to Portsmouth, they could, subject to a small amount of work, have used the (de-energised!) 'third rail' on the Southern Region electrified track up to London. The trains would have leaned a little bit, but that would have allowed a slightly higher speed on half the turns.

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Is that the 'A Class' model from Lima back in the day? Seeing how the 'C Class' was a repainted Class33 and all... 😂

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would the sound chip be two Crossley engines?

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1 hour ago, K801 said:

would the sound chip be two Crossley engines?

Would it not be more appropriate to use the sound of Wonderly Wagon? :) Given the day that is in it

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7 hours ago, Georgeconna said:

Order Placed, Cracking stuff. Well done lads. Dont forget a Class 37 in Supertrain too at some stage. These will certainly hold thier Value in the coming years.

That livery is all wrong - it should have a flying snail!

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When I was involved with the Downs of Patrick, one 1st April we put the word about that a fish had been found in the water tower, blocking the outlet, and this had been noticed by the fireman who noticed a much reduced flow when he was watering No. 3 prior to a day's shunting or something.

Investigation found the fish, which it was reckoned had been dropped by a heron flying overhead which had dropped it, having caught it in the River Quoile moments earlier....!

The number of people who believed it would astound you.......

Then there was the new livery for E421.....

 

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13 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

When I was involved with the Downs of Patrick, one 1st April we put the word about that a fish had been found in the water tower, blocking the outlet, and this had been noticed by the fireman who noticed a much reduced flow when he was watering No. 3 prior to a day's shunting or something.

Investigation found the fish, which it was reckoned had been dropped by a heron flying overhead which had dropped it, having caught it in the River Quoile moments earlier....!

The number of people who believed it would astound you.......

Then there was the new livery for E421.....

 

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Looks well!

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2 minutes ago, minister_for_hardship said:

Does it include alternative names and numbers for Paddy (Shannonvale horse), Dick (Fintona tram horse) and Shergar?

No. 8118, "Shergar" was scrapped many years earlier, after an unfortunate incident somewhere along the INW line......

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I am all on for this Irish Deltic - why not .  Deltic 16 was going around for a while in that crazy purple livery.   So IRM get cracking !

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28 minutes ago, Patrick Davey said:

To keep everyone happy, you will need a 'LondonDeltic' too.

For the Derry to Londonmagherafelt service?

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JHB

Did the Go-Faster stripes make E421 run any faster, or did it break down before a GPS could register a speed?

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15 minutes ago, leslie10646 said:

JHB

Did the Go-Faster stripes make E421 run any faster, or did it break down before a GPS could register a speed?

It got to Warp 10.7 near the North Junction...... it was being filmed from the air by the Concorde, but it left the aeroplane behind..... that's why there are no pics of it with its 18-bogie load.

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11 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

New Accurascale Exclusive Announcement! The Irish Deltic!

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We are delighted to announce a new addition to our Class 55 Deltic range, the little known Irish Deltic! After English Electric delivered the 22 production Deltics to British Railways, CIE, the Irish transport authority, contacted English Electric with a view to converting the design to 5ft 3 gauge for evaluation purposes.

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English Electric duly obliged and D3333 was delivered to Dublin a year later, resplendent in the CIE black and tan livery. In honour of the class and their association with famous horses, CIE named the locomotive after the most famous horse in the land.

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The locomotive was duly tested on services to the west of Ireland, including the famous 'Craggy Island Express', which is faithfully replicated on our model with appropriate headcode display.

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Very few photos of this locomotive survive, but we are delighted to offer it in OO gauge form as part of our Accurascale exclusives range. Price for DCC sound is £333.33 and is strictly limited to 333 pieces. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our Chinese factory for getting this sample to us, which we further cobbled together from parts. The Chinese; A great bunch of lads. 

Order today!

 

How about the proposed 4,400hp 'Super' Deltic in a highly appropriate 'Super' train livery? ;)

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Actually that's the number 2 cab depicted so technically that's not a head code. Would appreciate a view of F3CK on the leading cab when time permits please 🧐

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My lovely horse indeed.!..that's started off me watching Father Ted now !

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