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Boy Kieran, that has been some amount of redevelopment! Nothing worse than having to rip up a lot of hard work, but great when you start to see the fruits of your labour. Hope it gives you trouble free running, looking forward to seeing some more great videos 

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Can I ask about that signal box in your most recent photos? Can't say I recognise it from any Irish companies but maybe that's just advertising my lack of knowledge !

 

Cheers,

Glover

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On 07/05/2019 at 22:43, Glover said:

Can I ask about that signal box in your most recent photos? Can't say I recognise it from any Irish companies but maybe that's just advertising my lack of knowledge !

 

Cheers,

Glover

Sorry for the delay in coming back to you.  The Signal Cabin is a representation of the old one at Antrim  prior to it been replaced by a concrete block house.  A similar Cabin was photographed at Templepatrick but I can't remember what book it was in.

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Kirley Junction Realignment.

Some sidings laid, still to be decided what use I'll put them too.

 

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Polystyrene and plaster bandages to produce a hill/cutting.

 

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Scenics added.

 

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When I first built this layout I made an exact copy of the Goods Shed at Clonmel. A particular feature of this building was the over hanging roof on one side giving cover to lorries loading or unloading. Unfortunately it was largely hidden from view so during this realignment I decided to widen the baseboard at this point to make it more visible.

 

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Some trees added to Kirley Junction Station.

 

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Scenics added to the cutting.

 

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A few specimen trees added but I have to make a forest or two to add to them.

 

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Any updates on the redevelopment of the layout Kieran? Also, have you a new layout plan now that the helix has gone, like hidden sidings etc?

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Scenics is the priority at the moment, specially trees.

 

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Another batch of Sea Foam trees but they just disappear when you add them to the layout.

 

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No hidden sidings Andy but a few new lines.  Will post an update soon now the major work has been completed.

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New sidings at Kirley Junction are in use for the sugar beet season.

 

 

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Nice long sidings Kieran and I like the way you have shown them as overgrown. Like your beet trains and the motive power in charge of them, great work

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Yet more track testing on Kirley Junction.  I used Irish Railway Models Plough Vans as they have extra width due to the ‘steps’ and in a lot of areas there is only minimal tolerances between the rolling stock and some scenic structures.

By the way I added some lead weigh to the plough van which has reduced the inferior lights flickering.

My main reason for doing the video is because it highlights areas of difficulty quicker than my ‘eyes’.

 

 

 

 

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AEC Railcar Set No's 618 & 619 with a K15 intermediate.  The two Railcars each have a Black Beetle Motor Bogie and are running as a Consist.

 

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Thanks to those who noticed my mistake and did not highlight it. I ran a narrow bodied version of the K15 coach instead of this one.

 

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Very nice, they seem to run well on the Black Beetles.

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Cracking stuff Kieran, it is great to follow your progress. I love that video of the 141 on sugar beet duty! 

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Another Class 101 [J15]  No. 131 on local duties on Kirley Junction

 

 

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Just love this layout and the videos,your eye is always drawn to something new, always plenty of greenery. Nice wee engine too!

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Nice one Kieran. Love the AEC Railcar set footage. However I am slightly curious as to how you ended up with a "narrow bodied" version of a K 15? Would going back to page 1 of this thread give the answer?

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Hi Kieran,

 

I love the wee video of the Class 101.  I would add a crew, if only to avoid the impression that you have a "runaway train" - mmm, sounds like a cue for a song....  Understandable only to those of a certain vintage I suspect.

 

Layout is looking good as well.

 

Happy modelling,

 

Tom

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On 07/07/2019 at 22:32, citadel12003 said:

Hi Kieran,

 

 I would add a crew,

 

Ran out of Crew but now they have arrived it's straight to work.

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NIR 70 Class. 

No 74 on route to the North West.

 

 

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Only a four car set at this time of year?  A relief train will surely be needed. 

 

A suggestion, chop off the big coupling on one front power car (I'd leave one on the other end for brown vans or steam coaches/ BUT trailers etc. for an excursion etc.), but if you're not thinking of doing that , do both!!,   Stick on some assorted pipes, really helps the look of them.

 

Colm

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17 hours ago, colmflanagan said:

Only a four car set at this time of year?  A relief train will surely be needed. 

 

A suggestion, chop off the big coupling on one front power car (I'd leave one on the other end for brown vans or steam coaches/ BUT trailers etc. for an excursion etc.), but if you're not thinking of doing that , do both!!,   Stick on some assorted pipes, really helps the look of them.

 

Colm

 

The 4 car set was for the early Sunday morning service.

I believe this was the first conversion I ever undertook. I agree that big coupling on the Power Car could go; the assorted pipes you mention are they to go on the buffer beam?

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On 06/07/2019 at 13:06, Lambeg Man said:

Nice one Kieran. Love the AEC Railcar set footage. However I am slightly curious as to how you ended up with a "narrow bodied" version of a K 15? Would going back to page 1 of this thread give the answer?

 

From memory Steve I bought a K15 sides from Worsley Works and mounted it on on a RTR chassis while waiting on the AEC Railcar Set to be etched.  When the Railcar set eventually arrived and I built it using the Worsley Works chassis which was wide bodied and taller that the K15 I built on the RTR coach chassis.  Allen Doherty did not have any K15's in stock so I got one from SSM and built it using the chassis provided which matched up the Railcars.  Such is the tribulations of railway modelling. 

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12 hours ago, kirley said:

 

From memory Steve I bought a K15 sides from Worsley Works and mounted it on on a RTR chassis while waiting on the AEC Railcar Set to be etched.  When the Railcar set eventually arrived and I built it using the Worsley Works chassis which was wide bodied and taller that the K15 I built on the RTR coach chassis.  Allen Doherty did not have any K15's in stock so I got one from SSM and built it using the chassis provided which matched up the Railcars.  Such is the tribulations of railway modelling. 

 

Many thanks for that reply. I will now sleep easy in my bed.......... Great modelling Kieran....

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