Andreas' railway

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Here I would like to present what I have built so far. The layout does not yet have a theme. BUT I am a fan of Ireland. So I want the station to look like an Irish one. I also need a nice Irish name. But wagons and trains are all (unfortunately) continental. First I will use the houses and buildings I inherited. I built the track in autumn. It corresponds to the route of a branch line or perhaps a museum railway.
Now a quick look at the construction progress. The substructure is made of plastic ladder technology. The track is a roundabout with 2 reversing loops, a station and a small stop. I turned the brewery into a whiskey distellery The most important building. :D The station has already been rebuilt, but the roof is still being converted to slate.

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And here winter - Yes we had snow - The first time in 2 years
 
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Good morning Andreas. A nice railway with nice, smooth running. The distillery is a very impressive building. I think that cats always add something to the photos as well.
My layout is the opposite to yours as I live in Northern Ireland although the railway has a German theme as it uses LGB equipment and Pola and Piko kits. The main station is named Kirchestein, which is a rough translation of the Irish name Killycarn meaning, 'stone church' Maybe you could do the same the other way round, by translating a local German place name into Irish using Google Translate.
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JimmyB

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Very nice as Anglian Anglian says a smooth ride. It looks lik you have used the Filcris ladder system, how did you find it to work with.
 

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Hello Together
Here I would like to present what I have built so far. The layout does not yet have a theme. BUT I am a fan of Ireland. So I want the station to look like an Irish one. I also need a nice Irish name. But wagons and trains are all (unfortunately) continental. First I will use the houses and buildings I inherited. I built the track in autumn. It corresponds to the route of a branch line or perhaps a museum railway.
Now a quick look at the construction progress. The substructure is made of plastic ladder technology. The track is a roundabout with 2 reversing loops, a station and a small stop. I turned the brewery into a whiskey distellery The most important building. :D The station has already been rebuilt, but the roof is still being converted to slate.

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And here winter - Yes we had snow - The first time in 2 years
Hi Andreas thanks for posting your line here. As a Station name how about Buggleskelly? Not a real Station of course but an Irish one from the Film ‘Oh Mr.Porter’. I was doing Irish some time back and was using DR Wagons and Coaches with DR on for Donegall Railway a NG line from the North East of Ireland, not that far from where Buggleskelly was located in the Film, though the real location used was near Basingstoke in UK. Even DR locomotives can be inagined as Irish. Plus the Rad and Creme themed DR Coaches are just the right colour as well. Much of my Irish LGB is running on my current layout but I also scratch and kit built a fair bit of stock that I showcased on here in this thread.

 

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Welkommen to the forum Andreas....
 
Here is a compilation of the wagons and locomotives I inherited.
 

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Wilkommen. Nice long run through your garden. Nice collection you have there. I think it will be a while before Ireland has any high speed trains though! :)
 
I know - first I should have the railway running and then build the houses.... BUT, I wanted to see if my Ireland idea is realisable. So I rebuilt the Rosenbach station (which probably exists more than ten thousand times). I think the building looks Irish - at least for a German.... I don't know yet whether I will use it as a station or simply as a house.
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I know - first I should have the railway running and then build the houses.... BUT, I wanted to see if my Ireland idea is realisable. So I rebuilt the Rosenbach station (which probably exists more than ten thousand times). I think the building looks Irish - at least for a German.... I don't know yet whether I will use it as a station or simply as a house.
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Ah but you look to have modified it in a way that looks pretty Irish to me.
 

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Looks good Andreas. You could certainly use that.
Trevor
 

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Guten Tag Andreas,

Welcome to the forum. You have an impressive layout and your collection of locomotives and rolling stock is very impressive.

If you are looking for inspiration on Irish Narrow Guage Railway themes I have listed some links that might be of help. I included the County Donegal Railway because it has the red and cream livery similar to the Harzer Schmalspurbahn.

Irish Narrow Gauge Railways: irish narrow gauge railways - Google Suche

County Donegal Railways: County Donegal Railways Joint Committee - Wikipedia

Irish Railway Record Society: BOB CLEMENTS Photographic Collection [Now Online]

All the best from the middle of Ireland!

David
 

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Accucraft have said that they intend to produce a range of Irish locomotives and stock. They are taking orders for 'Kathleen' but in the description they state that they intend this to be the first of a range of Irish stock. ‘KATHLEEN’ & ‘LADY EDITH’ Cavan & Leitrim 4-4-0T | Accucraft UK Ltd
I asked the Accy rep at the 16mm do in 2019 where it first appeared in a glass case if it was Electric. Nah only live steam, bit of a let down for me as I was keen to Battery Power one. Doing that to a live steamer is a bit extreme even for me, though I have a friend that converted one of the early Mamods to battery power much to the chagrin of many hard core 16mm live steam bods.
 

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, though I have a friend that converted one of the early Mamods to battery power much to the chagrin of many hard core 16mm live steam bods.
I have heard of live steamers being converted to battery/track power, but it always seems a bit strange to me, why convert an expensive steam locomotive, when could probably buy an electric one of the shelf? (Obviously Rule 8 applies)
 

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I have heard of live steamers being converted to battery/track power, but it always seems a bit strange to me, why convert an expensive steam locomotive, when could probably buy an electric one of the shelf? (Obviously Rule 8 applies)
In a few instances recently there has not been off the shelf versions of what Accy have done except for live steam.
 
Very nice as Anglian Anglian says a smooth ride. It looks lik you have used the Filcris ladder system, how did you find it to work with.
hi,
Yes, you're right, it's the same system. I have only built the whole system on the floor. Every metre or so I hammered a post into the ground between the ladder sections. That's how the track is fixed.
I looked for several pictures of the ladder system on the internet and built a similar system. The material i bought here. Klick
 

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hi,
Yes, you're right, it's the same system. I have only built the whole system on the floor. Every metre or so I hammered a post into the ground between the ladder sections. That's how the track is fixed.
I looked for several pictures of the ladder system on the internet and built a similar system. The material i bought here. Klick
As ever European Companies appear to be way in front of us with the recycled Plastic Wood type products. Yes we have Filcris and they do a good selection (just a 15 minute drive from me) but there are limitations on colours and not much beyond Decking, Planks and some flat sheets. But just looking on their site they are now doing posts and a green Hope Sheet, shock price on that one and not made from recycled plastic either.

Now I am not getting at Filcris, they are a great bunch of guys and good to get on with. Just appears that we are behind the pack on production in this Country. I cannot believe that there is not the waste to produce it, perhaps now that we are Brexited and the toxicity that is now surrounding it someone will come up front and start to manufacture in Uk, unless someone already is?

Oops sorry Andras, I have hijacked your thread for a major rant!
 
There is not much new at the moment. BUT: My railway has been given a theme and a name. I will set the line in Ireland. It will be a previously unknown part of the "West Claire Railway". My station is called: CRAGGAKNOCK EAST ( Craig an Chnoic Thoir ) This station really existed but it looked completely different from mine.
But anyway: I will build a small Irish world. Not a scale replica - just what I like...
At the moment I don't have any Irish rolling stock anyway - so I have to use locomotives and wagons from the continent.
 

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There is not much new at the moment. BUT: My railway has been given a theme and a name. I will set the line in Ireland. It will be a previously unknown part of the "West Claire Railway". My station is called: CRAGGAKNOCK EAST ( Craig an Chnoic Thoir ) This station really existed but it looked completely different from mine.
But anyway: I will build a small Irish world. Not a scale replica - just what I like...
At the moment I don't have any Irish rolling stock anyway - so I have to use locomotives and wagons from the continent.
Have you seen my Irish Fleet, posted it on here last year?
 
Hello together,
I've been doing a bit of modelling... The signal box "Rosenbach" was converted into an Irish building. The stones are made of scratched styrodur. The roof tiles are made of 0,5mm polystyrene and glued on individually. The other details of the interior were created on the 3D printer. The same happens with the roof ornaments.

I also designed the Irish telephone box myself and created it on the 3D printer. The door hinges did not survive the attempt to make them moveable. The telephone is still missing.....
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