ING4Trainz
Models of the Irish narrow gauge, GWR broad gauge and a lot more besides!
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Ricky Sykes
1942-2008, a great modeller, railway enthusiast, blues singer, composer and friend
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Trainz: A New Era SP2 HF1 build 90945
13th June 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
Further buildings this update, plus some GWR clerestory carriages I’ve released two models of the Crystal Palace which I’ve has on the stocks for several years. Unlike my Victorian glasshouse these are straightforward buildings, although they are massive. The first version is that as built at Hyde Park, London, for the Great Exhibition of 1851; the second is of the rebuilt Crystal Palace as established on Sydenham Hill a couple of years later, and which gave its name to this London suburb. Unfortunately, it burnt down in 1936, leaving just the terrace and the gardens stretching down the hill to the sports centre. Both models have opaque glass as modelling the interior would have taken a very long time and zillions of polys! Instead, they are feature buildings which you might like to use to dominate a corner of your layout. There is a video on YouTube describing them, the link is next to the relevant download button. There are also three models of bottle kilns. These were a common sight in the Black Country during the 19th century, producing everything from earthenware pipes and kitchenware to the finest porcelain. Use them alongside an industry track importing coal, clay and china clay, and exporting finished goods. Again, there is a short video link from the download items. I have revised my GWR broad gauge clerestory carriages from the 1870s and 1880s. This is only a minor revision to correct a few mistakes and also to set the passengers as the 1890s passenger set by John Whelan, which is built into TANE. This version should obsolete the older versions. Also, as a precursor to my intended range of many more GWR standard gauge clerestory and other carriages of the period 1880 to 1914, I have made minor adjustments to the above broad gauge carriages and ‘converted’ them to standard gauge. They are available as separate models, of course. The originals were built as convertibles so as to be suitable for the regauged GWR track after the gauge conversion from broad to standard gauge was completed during 1892. The look a little ungainly, I feel, on bogeys of Stephenson’s ‘narrow gauge’, but I have compared their profiles with diagrams in Russell’s excellent two-volume.history of GWR carriages and they are correct. Make sure you use the GWR clearances though! There is a link to a YouTube video showing them. All of my new models are only for T:ANE SP2, 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