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NIR 70 Class #74

 

A  month ago my layout developed a 'short' but it was only today did I summon up the resolve to get underneath the layout and fix it.  As a reward I ran my Class 70 4 Car Set made back in 2010.  As you can hear the power is provided by a Lima motor.

 

 

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NIR Class 70 6 Car Set + DVT

It took me from January to build this set and at last the reward running it on the layout.

 

 

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It all started with a CIE Container snagging on Kirley Junction Station canopy,

 

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and got me thinking I was never really happy with this part of the layout.

 

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So decision made and the yellow machines were sent in.

 

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Two weeks work gone in 40 minutes.

 

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On the revised layout the Station building would be facing outwards.

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I tried to place the Engine Shed but the Station looked too cluttered.

 

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I managed to squeeze a passing loop with some small sidings.

 

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The GNR(I) coach supplied the wide body and the Mk III the length for testing any snags.

 

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Finally settled on where the Station and Signal Cabin would go.

 

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A better view of Kirley Junction Station (Navin).

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Tried there new point motors from Peco with smart switches, not convinced they are an easier fit.  One switch sent back faulty.

 

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Used a Hornby kit for the footbridge.  I had forgotten how tough the plastic was and how hard it was to stick the shortened parts to it.

 

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Got there in the end.

 

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Ran out of ballast so I did some of the scenics while waiting on delivery.

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Still lots to do.

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Janey mac! It just reminded me of Strabane when I saw it just after they'd lifted the track!

 

Well done, good amendments. If only you had been about to get Strabane going again in real life!  

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