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32 minutes ago, jhb171achil said:

Perfect - which font?

 

These are the two gaelic fonts I managed to install on my mac. No 1 is the one I've used on the sign board.

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Might need a few tulips or roses to brighten these bedding plants up a little or a touch of blue. Just some filing left to do. These will make platform beds.

 

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The more I continue with this very enjoyable project and the more I look at photos the more I see what has yet to be done and the list becomes like ever expanding foam to infinity. :) 

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1 hour ago, NoelG said:

Might need a few tulips or roses to brighten these bedding plants up a little or a touch of blue. Just some filing left to do. These will make platform beds.

 

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The more I continue with this very enjoyable project and the more I look at photos the more I see what has yet to be done and the list becomes like ever expanding foam to infinity. :) 

These look superb Noel!!!!

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Some more progress on Gort.

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Its beginning to come together at last.

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Looking forward to shunting this layout circa 1967

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Gort goods yard was very busy. The town was a hub for building supplies, agri produce, farm supplies and a market town

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I'm content that the place has a look of Gort railway station about it

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So enjoying this journey of learning, discovery, and fun.

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And . . . thanks to my wonderful dad who left this life 40 years ago for running his trains on the floor under my cot as an infant and giving me this wonderful train set bug for life.  So glad he never lost his inner big child. I still have much of his Hornby Dublo stock in the attic.

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Lots more yet to be done, but sure that's the fun part of it, endless landscaping and scenics that never end like gardening.

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Gort activity. 14:15 Limerick to Westport working waiting in the loop for the Athenry to Ennis Goods trains to pass.

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Yard crane should be installed tomorrow. The cattle escaped and the signal man and two shunters are running across the fields trying to chase them back to the yard. The driver and guard in the cab of B188 are laughing their asses off at the men chasing the cattle in the adjacent fields.

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Limerick to Westport via Athenry and Claremorris waits for the starter signal (not yet built), so could be a while.

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The cattle dock will get much use from Provincial Wagons cattle wagons once I put the gates on it. And to save the signalman's legs. :) 

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Late evening the moody CIE Laminate with its pronounced tumblehome waits in the loop for traffic.

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23 hours ago, Mol_PMB said:

Very nice!

What that passenger train needs is one of the 6-wheel GSVs... 

Ah one of these? Silverfox do them RTR.

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19 minutes ago, NoelG said:

Ah one of these? Silverfox do them RTR.

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That's better!

Irish modelling has come a long way since I attempted it 20 years ago.

That model does need some tanks fitting to the underframe though - a very distinctive feature of the design.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Mol_PMB said:

That's better!

Irish modelling has come a long way since I attempted it 20 years ago.

That model does need some tanks fitting to the underframe though - a very distinctive feature of the design.

 

 

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Revised train formation as its march and heating needed. A single laminate coach with a HLV up front and tailed by a 6 wheeled HLV. The leading HLV being repositioned to Sligo via Claremorris.

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I just love this CIE golden era that I remember so well. Often branch trains had just a single coach and a heating van. Nowadays just boring plastic yo-yo DMU/ICRs, no locos, no run arounds, no shunting, so marshalling stock, few station points needed, no buffering up for coupling, etc. Progress and more efficient but dull as ditch water to model and operate.

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B188 awaits the starter signal at Gort bound for Claremorris via Athenry and Tuam.

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The Cattle dock now has a proper pen with gates, cattle, dung and some weeds

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Cattle waiting to be loaded on provincial wagons van bound for Tuam on the afternoon pick up goods train.

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Provincial wagons cattle wagon will be shunted around to this side of the dock later.

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Cattle about to be loaded

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