ING4Trainz
Models of the Irish narrow gauge, GWR broad gauge and a lot more besides!
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County Donegal Railway
Restoration Ltd
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
28th 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
New this update: six more Great Western Railway standard gauge carriages built during the 1880s, both clerestory and non-clerestory. D3 is a non-clerestory brake-3rd; E14 clerestory compo 1st/3rd; E19 non-clerestory brake tricompo; E26 clerestory brake compo 1st/3rd; E27 clerestory compo 1st/3rd; and K4 non-clerestory full brake. They all run 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. Where relevant, I have provided attachment points for luggage and a guard, and also for tail lamps. Only add lamps to vehicles at the end of trains of course! I am using Andi06’s animated coupling,.and John Whelan’s 1890 Passenger Set. 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 videos on YouTube showing the carriages. 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
Headhunters Railway Museum (and Barber Shop) 5 Darling Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh A superb collection of original railway artefacts, concentrating mainly on the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway, and the Clogher Valley Railway; plus the odd interloper from County Donegal. Admission is free, and you don’t even have to have a haircut to visit! A brilliant combination brought to you by the Johnston family. About 10 mins walk from Enniskillen bus station brings you to the doorway that opens up into a very impressive railway collection - I guarantee you will not be disappointed! I thought it was superb. You will not hesitate to leave a donation.