ING4Trainz
Models of the Irish narrow gauge, GWR broad gauge and a lot more besides!
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County Donegal Railway
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This site is dedicated to the memory of
Ricky Sykes
1942-2008, a great modeller, railway enthusiast, blues singer, composer and friend
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Trainz: A New Era SP3 build 904916
1st August, 2018
Joe Begley and Steve Flanders £12.95, available from Amazon A5 softback, 160 pages, 58 images Comprising brief histories of all 18 passenger-carrying Irish narrow- gauge railways and tables with tons of technical information about each route, locomotives, railcars, carriages and freight vehicles; plus extensive bibliographies and additional material now drawn together in one volume for the first time. Published by Oakwood Press, May, 2012
Ireland’s Narrow Gauge Railways – A Reference Handbook
Joe Begley and Steve Flanders £18/€22, available from Amazon 26cm × 21cm, 192 pages, photos, maps, diagrams and drawings This is a new edition of Dr EM Patterson’s definitive account of a much-loved railway network, first published in 1962. All of the original text has been retained and there are substantial additions. These include anecdotes of some of the CDR’s employees and others who had contact with the railway, what can be seen of the CDR today, and line drawings by G T Glover, locomotive engineer of the GNR(I), many of which have not been published before. Published by Colourpoint, May 2014.
The County Donegal Railways
The new model this update is of one of the Great Western Railway’s standard gauge clerestory carriages built in the early 1880s, during the period of the regauging of the entire network, completed in 1892. It is a seven- compartment all-third, designated C4 by the Swindon drawing office. It runs on 6ft 4in Churchward bogies. I have standardized the underframe as I will be using it for quite a few further clerestory and non-clerestory carriages from this period. I am also using Andi06’s animated coupling. This includes the steam heating pipe as well as the vacuum brake and three-link coupling. Although this is a bit modern for the carriage – and the others I’m planning – they did operate through to the 1920s and 1930s, and some were still in use in the 1950s. In addition, I’ve set the carriage to use John Whelan’s 1890 Passenger Set which is perfect for the period. It is built in to T:ANE, and perhaps TRS2012. You will need to change platforms and stations from the default passenger set to John’s passenger set. I have put a video on YouTube showing the carriage. All of my new models are only for T:ANE SP3, and I’m aiming that all earlier models available here also work in this latest version. I no longer support earlier versions of my models for use in any other iteration of Trainz. Please accept my apologies for any broken links or missing material, let me know and I’ll correct them. Steve
Joe Begley and Steve Flanders £18/€22, available from Amazon 26cm × 21cm, 192 pages, photos, maps, diagrams and drawings This is a new edition of Dr EM Patterson’s second volume of the narrow gauge railways of north-west Ireland. The detailed story charts the origins and developments of this unique line. All of the original text has been retained and there are substantial additions. These include interviews and memories of some of the surviving workers and others who had contact with the railway, It includes many Glover drawings and previously unpublished historic photos of the construction of the Burtonport Extension. Published by Colourpoint, November 2017.
The Lough Swilly Railway