Andreas' railway

PhilP

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Excellent!
Love the interior, and less-than perfect roof-slates. :)
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Hi,
so - my Irish village is growing - station, telephone and kiosk are already there - pub is still missing....

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What should I do with the water tower? On the post before (second Picture) you can see it at the left side.
Firstly, I don't like it - and secondly, it doesn't fit in with Ireland at all.

- Put it in the cellar and forget about it ?
- Build a lighthouse out of it?
- another better idea ??????
 

PhilP

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Possibly convert it into a windmill?

Sell-on to raise funds for something more appropriate?

:)
 

Paul M

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What should I do with the water tower? On the post before (second Picture) you can see it at the left side.
Firstly, I don't like it - and secondly, it doesn't fit in with Ireland at all.

- Put it in the cellar and forget about it ?
- Build a lighthouse out of it?
- another better idea ??????
A fully?
 
Have you seen my Irish Fleet, posted it on here last year?
Hello JonD
You have installed wheel boxes with springs on your Irish cars. Where did you buy them?
I haven't found them online yet.


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dunnyrail

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Hello JonD
You have installed wheel boxes with springs on your Irish cars. Where did you buy them?
I haven't found them online yet.


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They were 10 mill ones from the link below but not sure if they still do them now. Certainly could not find them on their site. Aha perhaps these are they. Sprung Gauge 1 axle guards shown in the link below.

 
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Now the last important building is ready. The pub. The building was created from Pola's "Hofladen" house. Of course it didn't look Irish ... So I rebuilt it. I removed the sloping framework. The filling of the frame is all done with tile glue. Removed the wall with the yard gate and built the wall with the door there. Built a new front for the pup out of styrofoam and plastic waste. The roof of course again with slate shingles and two big chimneys. The frame painted black, the pub striking red. The name of the pub is a tribute to my daughter's horse. She has an Irish Sporthorse called "King of Tullaghan" CLICK (at the bottom of the page). Oh yes, I also built a platform with railings. And the sheeps from the distellery were also allowed out into the meadow.
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AFTER;
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Rhinochugger

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Hello JonD
You have installed wheel boxes with springs on your Irish cars. Where did you buy them?
I haven't found them online yet.


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Brandbright still list them

 

dunnyrail

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Brandbright still list them

No sorry they are not sprung ones.
 

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Possibly convert it into a windmill?

Sell-on to raise funds for something more appropriate?

:)
Strange that a water tower would have all those windows and a deck all around. From here, it looks like a lighthouse.

I like the idea to turn it into a windmill, that would seem to look very much like the real thing.

Greg
 

Jasper

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I've really fallen in love with that phone booth. You said the door handle isn't moving, but does the door open?
 
I've really fallen in love with that phone booth. You said the door handle isn't moving, but does the door open?
hi not the door handle is broken, the door hinges are broken. So i glued the door .
 
Just before it got cold again, the management of the West Clare Railway made sure that the line is in good condition.
If you want more info, I can take more pictures.
They use their absolute high tech equipment.
 

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The new West Clare Railway had its first run today. The cars are all ToyTrain cars that I have rebuilt. I got the ideas from the "Peckforton Light Railway" and "The Claptowte Railway" thanks for the great reports.
The locomotive is one borrowed from Germany. The cattle car is completely scratch built.
The cars were rebuilt as follows. The brakeman's platform was removed. The superstructure extended to this area. The cars are painted in Ral 2001. The lettering are stickers. The steel struts are made of 0.5mm polystyrene, and then painted matt black. The roof is covered with sandpaper. So that it is not too rough, I treated it with spray filler . Then painted in anthracite. On the side a handbrake lever was added. A few small details like latches and mounting chains are still missing.
If you have questions - ask me.
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