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Offline Dock Shunter

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 05:51:53 PM »
Reminds me of that Hovis advert years ago with the lad pushing his bike up the hill.
Beautiful place wherever it is :thumbsup:

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 06:31:46 PM »
Reminds me of that Hovis advert years ago with the lad pushing his bike up the hill.
Beautiful place wherever it is :thumbsup:


Pure coincidence it is the place made famous by the Hovis advert Gold Hill Shaftesbury  i  didnt know when i  posted it  :)

http://www.anglotopia.net/anglophilia/countries/england/shaftesbury/shaftesbury-news-hovis-bread-and-gold-hill-get-a-new-spokeswoman-victoria-pendleton/

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 06:37:02 PM »
It isn't as good today as it's always been and my Grandmother always insisted on buying Vitbe, not Hovis.  ;D

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2011, 09:58:46 PM »
I'm loving this - keep it coming  :thumbsup:

You've captured the feel and look of an Irish town to a T, beautiful work so far.

Les

Thank you! To have a thumbs up from someone in Ireland means I must be doing something right!

Looking good Moogle  ;)  if the buildings arent fixed in the background a road with them  on a slight gradient would add interest  not as extreme as this but you get the idea  :thumbsup:

There's a small hill with houses going up it as the road goes out of town. Not as extreme as Shaftsbury though!

Also you  mention the  box van  convertible which have canvas's   for long loads have you any links for reference to them  ?


Well, I'm glad I started the wiring as its shown up a few (more) problems.  :o
The wire and tubing to two of the points have seized up and I cant do anything about it as they're buried under scenery!
Typical!

I already had the dockside dipping in one corner so would need to add a frame to strengthen/straighten it so I've decided that some radical rebuilding is needed.
I'd been thinking about enlarging the layout for a while so this seems like the ideal time.

So, the two parts of the layout will now be un-joined and added to new framework, probably on two 4' x 2' boards with two 4' x 1' boards for fiddle yards behind it. Not sure of the exact size yet.
This will make Kilnevan a through station on a continuous loop, my first non end to end in over a decade!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 09:37:00 AM by Lawrence »
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2011, 10:26:51 PM »
Hi Moogle,  

sorry to hear about the  wire in tube seizing  :'(
« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 09:37:14 AM by Lawrence »

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2011, 09:02:51 PM »
Hi Moogle,

Drive past an old station (Dunsandle Station) nearly every day in the truck, today was first day for a month with no rain, got a few photos thought you may be interested.

Ready for restoration


Waiting for passengers


Some work done


End of the line


The signs say it all


The station is on an old disused line in south County Galway not far from Athenry (of the fields fame).
After taking photos found this website, eiretrains.com typical!
Regards
Paul
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2011, 07:24:41 AM »
Hi Paul,

Thanks for the photos - I haven't been down that way for years  ;D

Les
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2011, 11:22:44 AM »
Thanks for the photos Paul.
The carriage looks like a CIE Laminate from the 1950's, the era I'm modelling!
The E class diesel is one of the later builds, outside my 1960 shut off date but the only difference to the earlier ones was the lack of a silencer hood.
Valvedesign make bodies for both versions but sadly only in 'OO' not 'N'.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/121089/cie_e_class_401_oo_scale.html?gid=sg21766
and http://www.shapeways.com/model/72480/cie_e_class_421_oo_scale.html?gid=sg21766

It'll be good to see her running like her two surviving sisters!
Sadly it looks like that will be slow as from what I've read the loco, rolling stock and station are a private scheme not a preservation group.
They have two 'blogs' but neither have been updated for over two years!

http://dunsandlestation.blogspot.com/ and http://dunsandlerailwaystation.blogspot.com/

Still worth looking at though for the pictures!
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2011, 09:42:57 PM »
Fantastic pictures of Dunsandle! When I was growing up in 1970s Ireland, lots of these old branches were left to moulder away under an EU directive which banned the lifting of railways until at least ten years after closure. The renaissance of the Western Rail Corridor proves the wisdom of that measure, which sadly didn't save the Loughrea branch pictured above.

 Looking at the pictures I find it hard to believe in some ways that this line was actually working during my childhood up to 1975 -on the eiretrains website the other photos of the branch look as if it's been abandoned forever!!

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011, 11:30:40 PM »
Top photos Paul, its always nice to see whats going on or not going on in other parts of the world.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2011, 11:32:00 PM »
Great layout Moogle, love the scratch building of the structures.
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2011, 04:11:07 PM »
Great layout Moogle, love the scratch building of the structures.

Thanks although most aren't scratchbuilt!
Most of the buildings are 'bashed' kits or ready made.
The signal box and ruins are an exception.
No more work has been done as I am planning its rebuild.
Overall sizing will now depend on what will fit in the car!  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 03:50:07 PM »
Update time!  ;D

Having worked out what will fit in the car I have bought timber:



And started the destruction!  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:



Being made mainly of foamboard this has been quite easy.
The new Kilnevan will be on two 4' x 2' baseboards as this is all I can fit onto the back seats!
I have salvaged a lot to be re-used on the new layout.



The Town will be the same as will the station though I will move the goods shed.
Essentially the trackplan will be the same but on a continuos loop.
Even the hill was saved with its stone circle:



And the ship!



Right, back to the very messy spare bedroom to start on the woodwork!  :smiley-laughing:  :wave:
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011, 04:01:07 PM »
Oooouch, ouch that looks painfull but Im sure youre beat it :thumbsup: Good luck anyway
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Re: 1950's Ireland
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2011, 06:23:40 PM »
That's a fair bit of wrecking, but very well done salvaging so much of it.

Can't wait to see what it becomes  :thumbsup:
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