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Patrick Davey

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  1. Looking forward to this build Lambeg Man - best of luck with it!
  2. I don't usually post in multiple places but am making an exception for this! I've been thinking that Inniskeen GNR(I) station would make an excellent subject for an Irish layout. It'd be beyond me on my own as I wouldn't have the space, but I thought I'd post about it anyway and maybe a group or club might take notice!! Inniskeen has many points in its favour: * A junction station with main and island platforms - the Carrickmacross branch passenger services stopped in 1947 but that could be conveniently rectified in model form * A range of excellent structures - station building, stationmaster's house, footbridge, island platform canopy, GN wooden shelter, large water tower and one of the GN's largest signal cabins. There was (is) an underbridge just before the branch junction and there was also a cutting at the Dundalk end - excellent scenic break! * Great operating potential, with mainline and branch trains, both passenger and goods, everything from The Bundoran Express (hauled by one of the OO Works U Class locos) to early CIE A class diesels (I seem to recall these are about to appear in model form too...?) * Good photographic coverage - an excellent series of JP O'Dea photos in the NLI collection. Maybe that might start some of you thinking! And if you would like someone to build that signal cabin.......
  3. Love the track sounds - as you say Colm, now largely missing from today's railway.
  4. Fantastic video Kieran - your layout deserves a magazine article! Make sure the birds are in fine form though for any accompanying videos.......
  5. Keeping in mind the nature of the train's cargo, plus the avian background noise, might I suggest the following as an appropriate musical soundtrack: (Ammonia Poor Little Sparrow) Ok I'll get my coat.......
  6. Officially all done - Capecastle is finished and all ready to go for the show at Whitehead tomorrow. To complement the diorama there will also be a small photographic display showing the station as it looks today, along with some historical views, and some information about my family connections to The Ballycastle Railway. There will also be a digital slideshow showing over 300 photos and video clips of the construction of the diorama. And back by popular demand, are the reverend ladies! A huge word of thanks to the many kind folk in this group who have commented on my updates during the build, this has been a great encouragement along the way. We’re stand number 11 at the exhibition, located upstairs in the loco building, so if you’re coming to the show tomorrow please drop by and say hello!
  7. Final detailing on Capecastle - more forestry work and telegraph poles! A few final final small things to do then just the backscene to add. Have enjoyed this, and have learnt a lot! Looking forward to showing the diorama at Whitehead on November 9th.
  8. Wow - sensational work! Lovely prototype too!!
  9. Looking great Kieran, such an elegant loco!
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