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Irish Padre

Rosses Point - 7mm scale,36.75mm gauge

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Shaping nicely, I take it that’s a kit? Alphagaphix?

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On 15/02/2020 at 20:48, Irish Padre said:

Cheers Pat!! I do like playing with the colour filters.,,,

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Like the silhouette of Benbulben mountain on the background, nice touch.

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Thanks gents. Glad that Ben Bulben is recognisable. My attempt on Knocknarea is at the other end of the layout. Yes, it’s an Alphagraphix kit. Constant test and adjust required as these kits are mostly built by sensible people who use 32mm gauge. Building to 5’3” requires a bit more of a weather eye to be kept on clearances.

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I’ve scratchbuilt one, but the detail  such as brakework is skimped, I’m afraid.

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That’s a treat for the eyes - lovely! Proper GSWR paintwork too. The brakes on mine are causing me a few problems - a lovely free-running chassis is now binding a bit. Ah well onwards and upwards!

 

i do like your workmanship. I am tempted to scratchbuild a different GSWR tank down the line when my current crop of kits and parts is exhausted.....so may be looking for tips. If I can produce one of these to half your standard I’d be happy...

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Bless you, Father. There’s a little bit about an Irish Fairlie on my thread around three years ago. At present it’s done apart from wrapping up the lining out on the paint.

 

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Bless you, my son! That’s a  lovely loco: Beautiful creation. I have only ever seen one modelled before, by the late Drew Donaldson, with a clockwork drive. 

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On 08/03/2020 at 17:29, Northroader said:

I’ve scratchbuilt one, but the detail  such as brakework is skimped, I’m afraid.

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That is an absolutely superb job indeed! Excellent stuff!

 

Also......Not often things are modelled in pre-1905 era liveries!

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I can never understand why not, the paint schemes back then were really attractive. Most of the same engines were round fifty years later on, but when you look at the state they were in by then.... My case rests, your honour.

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Yes - amazing how different they look-colour brings the lines of the loco to life. The WLWR maroon must have been lovely when fresh. Thankfully the GNRI, NCC and BCDR kept a flash of colour alive! I can sympathise with why Drew Donaldson painted all his locos CIE green without regard to prototypical fidelity ! 

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Yes, the all-enveloping unlined dark grey which practically monopolised ALL locos of both gauges south of Sligo, Cavan and Dublin was not exactly a period of Picasso-like livery development! And it lasted a full forty-five years!

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I bet you are pleased with that, I know I would be.

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56 minutes ago, kirley said:

I bet you are pleased with that, I know I would be.

Thanks Kirley - most kind. It’s a bit rough around the edges in places but has taught me a great deal, such as sorting the curved cab and footplate. I had to walk away from it in October as I seemed to be making constant mistakes. So glad it’s actually done and running!!

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Scratchbuilt chassis, scratch built rods and a Sligo Leitrim tank takes shape...

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Looks good there Irish Padre, presumably a Sir Henry going by the photo (although it's Enniskillen in the photo)?

 

ENNISKILLEN - 'Sir Henry' Class 0-6-4T built 1905 by Beyer Peacock, Works No.4720 - withdrawn 1957 - seen here at Collooney with the station staff.

 

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