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Colin_McLeod

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Colin_McLeod last won the day on May 12 2012

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    Co. Kerry, Ireland.
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    I've enjoyed model railways since I got my Hornby Dublo 3 rail N2 with two wagons and a brake van for Christmash 1957. This developed into a 6' x 5' table layout in the living room. In the 1970's the loft was converted and I moved to 2 rail with a layout 19' x 10'.

    I joined the Ulster Model Railway Club in 1968 in Roseland Place, Belfast and remained a member until I moved to Cork in 1998.

    Myself and four friends set up Model Irish Railways in the early 1980s to supply 4mm kits, paints and transfers for NIR and Irish Rail prototypes.

    I have also worked in Northern Ireland Railways from 1976 to 1992 in the Secretariat and Operations Divisions.

    I have recently moved house so my layout is in storage. I am currently preparing a shed for the railway.

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  1. Result! I am sorry to hear that you were treated so badly by a racist and the club. Please don't let it stop your enjoyment of this wonderful hobby.
  2. My two maroon West Coast 2b TSO finally arrived in Kerry today and were worth the wait. Excellent product.
  3. A hillbilly went hunting one day in West Virginia and bagged three ducks. He put them in the bed of his pickup truck and was about to drive home where he was confronted by an ornery game warden who didn't like hillbillies. The game warden ordered to the hillbilly to show his hunting license, and the hillbilly pulled out a valid West Virginia hunting license. The game warden looked at the license, then reached over and picked up one of the ducks, sniffed it's butt, and said, "This duck ain't from West Virginia. This is a Kentucky duck. You got a Kentucky hunting license, boy?" The hillbilly reached into his wallet and produced a Kentucky hunting license. The game warden looked at it, then reached over and grabbed the second duck, sniffed it's butt, and said, "This ain't no Kentucky duck. This duck's from Tennessee. You got an Tennessee licence?" The hillbilly reached into his wallet and produced an Tennessee license. The warden then reached over and picked up the third duck. "This duck's from Virginia. You got a Virginia hunting license?" Again the hillbilly reached into his wallet and brought out a Virginia hunting license. The game warden was extremely frustrated at this point, and he yelled at the hillbilly, "Just where the hell are you from?" The hillbilly turned around, bent over, dropped his pants, and said, "You tell me, you're the expert!" 😂
  4. Today's acquisition purchased locally on Facebook Marketplace.
  5. This e Bay purchase arrived today. I love the steam era wheels on this SBB electric locomotive. 20240516_110512.mp4
  6. I really like the Volvo estate. A lovely model of a favourite car of mine.
  7. Is there a suitable Coach that I can display with the UTA jinty? Perhaps an LMS compartment coach. Happy to repaint.
  8. I prefer to solder to the rail rather than to the rail joiner. Firstly it avoids the expansion issue, and secondly if problems are caused by unreliable conduction through the rail joiners, what is the benefit of soldering to the rail joiner?
  9. I am still impressed by the sign at my own medical centre that apologies that they might not be able to give a 'same day' appointment if you ask after lunch time. One of the advantages of rural Ireland.
  10. My only experience of negative feedback was years ago when I gave negative to a buyer who sent me a dud cheque. He retaliated and claimed he had told me not to lodge the cheque and to wait for a second one. Meanwhile I had sent the item, never got the message referred to but I did lodge the second check when it arrived. This second cheque worked. I sent all the details to e Bay and at my request they removed both negative feedbacks. I was also sorely tempted to leave negative for a buyer who claimed that the Jouef class 40 I sent him failed to arrive. Unfortunately I had no proof that it did, but have used tracked post ever since.
  11. Slightly OT but I'm curious as to why the concept of the generator van was not common on BR as it has been in Ireland for decades, NIR, CIE and RPSI.
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