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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 94916 &Trainz 2019 build 100240
10th September, 2019
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:  GWR 5-plank open wagon type O4, 3 versions; tarpaulin hybar raised, lowered and without;           4 models of GWR O8 15ft wheelbase 4-plank long wagon.          All accept my product loads, and bulk loads, see the config and guide video here. The 5-plank without support accepts a new tarpaulin load stretched across level. Wagons are on the Freight page, products on the Non-railway buildings page. Also released are GWR footbridges: 2 track, 4 track, and buildable for any width, available on the Railway buildings page. And I’ve just published my new book about the Glenariff Railway, see below. All links are to zip files containing the cdp file. The links to YouTube videos should open in a new tab/window rather than replacing this one. All of my new models are only for T:ANE SP3 and above. I am only including earlier models here that work in this version. I no longer support any earlier versions of my models for use in any other iteration of Trainz. Usual 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.
Glenariff: Mines, Railway & Pier The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Enterprise In the latter part of the 19th century a company was established to extract ironstone from the hillside of Glenariff, one of the beautiful Glens of Antrim in north-east Ireland. Unusually, details of much of its working and interaction with local people was recorded in correspondence between its secretary in London and its works manager in Glenariff. Here are the trials and tribulations of this little concern, brought to vivid life. This book follows the building of the three-foot narrow-gauge railway and the pier it served, and the digging of the mines, and follows its daily struggles with litigious neighbours, recalcitrant sheep and the wild and unpredictables weather of this Irish Sea coast. The company only lasted about 15 years, but in its rise and fall it was a microcosm of so many Victorian enterprises now lost to history. This is its story. Available from Amazon Kindle £4.99 (free look inside of the first 20 pages), published 10th August, 2019