ING4Trainz
Models of the Irish narrow gauge, GWR broad gauge and a lot more besides!
If you enjoy these models and wish
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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
My Policy and Licence
Please note, I do
not
 give permission
for reskinning my models.
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Trainz: A New Era SP3 build 94916 and Trainz 2019 build 100240
19th June, 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:  First, a big thank you to John Whelan for kindly taking over the hosting of my website. The old site only has a redirect notice and this will close at the end of July. Send all queries to me as usual. Second, all links to models now give you a zip file which contains the usual cdp file. The links to YouTube videos should now open in a new tab/window rather than replacing this one. This update has nine reskins of 7 and 5 plank coal wagons for some of the merchants etc in the Gloucester area, they are on the freight and private owner pages. I particularly like the wagon for Burtt of Gloucester who manufactured beehives! Quite an addition to any freight train or shunted into a siding. I have only done weathered versions. Thanks as always to those who made the original wagons from which these are cloned. 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.