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BCDR Class1 Locomotive starting to earn its keep on Kirley Junction.  No Brake Van yet but things are in motion.

 

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you going to tackle one of those weird brake vans the Co Down had?

What else can I do Andy.

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Some BCDR Good Traffic this morning with that strange looking Brake Van.

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A bit of colour from NIR not like today unfortunately.

 

Class 70 No.74.

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Class 80 No. 81

 

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Great pics,one of the best era's for NIR with the variety of stock on show,great memories. Nice scene from the County Down also,you have a layout and loco stud to be proud off.

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Long over due work on the Layout.

 

After prevaricating for the past few years I've finally made a long over due start to finishing the layout build.

 

To begin I've started to weather the track but two bottles of sleeper grime did not last long,

 

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So still loads to do.

 

I always wanted Telegraph Poles so I bought Dapol and Ratio kits and had the joy of painting them.

 

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Painting the insulator pots is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I needed magnifiers to do them.

 

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Next was something easier on the eyes, Trees amongst a forest of Seafoam.

 

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I cleared the middle section of the Layout for track spraying but was struck by the look of the empty space, perhaps too evocative of the real thing, see what you think.

 

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Kieran-a layout is never finished! Nice job with the trees and telegraph poles and yes the empty freight yard is strikingly too realistic. I like your long beet train,with your 121 and 141, yet another distant memory from the past.

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Long over due work on the Layout.

 

After prevaricating for the past few years I've finally made a long over due start to finishing the layout build.

 

To begin I've started to weather the track but two bottles of sleeper grime did not last long,

 

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So still loads to do.

 

I always wanted Telegraph Poles so I bought Dapol and Ratio kits and had the joy of painting them.

 

IMG_4121.JPG

 

Painting the insulator pots is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I needed magnifiers to do them.

 

IMG_4123.JPG

 

Next was something easier on the eyes, Trees amongst a forest of Seafoam.

 

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I cleared the middle section of the Layout for track spraying but was struck by the look of the empty space, perhaps too evocative of the real thing, see what you think.

 

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Hi Kieran,

less can be more and the irish railway system rarely looked busy - certainly nto outside Dublin or Belfast!

 

Colm

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Connected up a branch to the old engine shed.

 

 

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Starting adding some Telegraph Poles, is the spacing between them OK?

 

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Spacing of the poles looks fine to me Kieran,nice addition with the engine shed, I am sure it will be well used with the stud of steamers you are accumulating!

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Greening Kirley Junction

 

The refurbishment of the layout continues concentrating on the scenics, ground cover, bushes and trees.  The new trees were added but they quickly disappeared, could have done with 3 times as many.

 

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Nice pics Kieran,particularly like photo 5,the gentle curves of the tracks with the landscape blending in with the backscene is just perfect,well done and keep up the good work

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Beautiful layout, like your landscape and the back scene! You have also a great space for the layout.

And photos as well as videos are very good.

Regards

Vecchio

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Put up extra shelving so I could have all the rolling stock in easy reach.

 

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I've run out of room and there is still stock in boxes.  Must be getting near time to call a halt to collecting!

 

 

 

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I spent ages trying to wire micro LED's into SSM's Ground Signals, tested them and them placed then near the TMD.  Not wired in yet but there are 4 there.

 

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NIR Maroon/Blue

 

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NIR in its Maroon & Blue livery, showing MPD No.65, DL Class No.2, DH class Hunslet 101 with the Enterprise Set & Class 80 Set with No. 81 providing the power.

 

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It's looking well now.  I like the increased sense of "space"    many layouts are rather spoiled by being too cluttered -  if they are meant to be outside a busy urban area!  

 

Colm

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Some CIE Steam power in this video.  Apologies for the length, it was only when I finished the edit did I realise it was over 6 mins long.  Please let me know what you think about the length?

 

 

 

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December 2016 on Kirley Junction showing the CIE Railcar B in action along with my new A Class + a 141 in similar livery.

 

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