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Garfield last won the day on September 29 2014

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About Garfield

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  • Birthday 12/31/82


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    PR executive, journalist, armchair football pundit, all-round bon vivant. Normally found in Dublin these days but has also been spotted in Longford.


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    Music, writing, railways, aircraft, football, miniature modelling, modern military history.


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    PR & Communications Executive/journalist/Partner at Irish Railway Models

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  1. Testing... testing... ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space!

  2. An interesting feature in today's Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/sixty-years-since-border-rail-transport-ran-out-of-steam-1.3232191
  3. Irish Railway Models Ltd today announces that it has ceased its working arrangement with DJ Models Ltd for its upcoming CIÉ/Irish Rail ballast wagon and cement 'bubble' wagon projects with immediate effect and will now deal directly with a factory in China for the production of these models. It is envisaged that only minimal disruption to the manufacturing process will result from this development, with delivery of the ballast wagon expected in the first quarter of 2017. A definite production schedule will be provided in due course. Furthermore, Irish Railway Models Ltd wishes to assure its customers that prices will not be affected by this move and we wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has placed orders for their loyalty and understanding. Irish Railway Models Ltd wish DJ Models Ltd the very best for the future. Responsibility for manufacturing the recently-announced Tara Mines lead/zinc ore wagon will also lie directly with Irish Railway Models Ltd.
  4. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-unveils-zero-emissions-train-only-emits-steam-lower-saxony-hydrogen-powered-a7391581.html?cmpid=facebook-post
  5. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/transport-minister-may-shut-lossmaking-line-that-carries-just-73-passengers-a-day-35216080.html "The review identifies wide disparities in the funding requirement for the various routes on the network. It identifies the subvention requirement per passenger journey on each route, based on the running costs for these routes (excluding the capital investment). It shows, for example, that the subvention for each passenger journey on the Dart is 90c and on Limerick-Ballybrophy is €550." - Government memo
  6. "Irish Rail has an 'absolute requirement' to warn its customers to mind gaps between trains and platforms when getting on and off trains, a Circuit Civil Court has said..." http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/irish-rail-has-must-warn-customers-to-mind-the-gap-court-says-35166170.html
  7. Looking forward to watching this when it's released next month... It's a story that deserves to be told.
  8. The excavators have been brought in so it won't be long until we find out whether it's truth or myth... http://time.com/4453872/nazi-gold-train-poland-search/
  9. Hi folks, So, a parcel just arrived from China containing the first pre-production sample of our ballast wagon. There are still a few niggly bits to iron out but overall we're extremely happy with how it has turned out. Here are some photos:
  10. An iconic Dublin landmark is no more. There's a time-lapse video of the demolition on the Irish Independent's website: http://www.independent.ie/videos/irish-news/watch-this-timelapse-of-the-demolition-of-the-iconic-bolands-mill-in-dublin-34895757.html
  11. Spotted in Dealz...

    Pre-weathered spirit levels... thought it was dust at first but closer inspection revealed it to be sprayed on!
  12. Great video from the 1940s of a loco being built at Doncaster works... builders of etched kits and scratchbuilders will recognise some of the methods being used!
  13. An overhaul of the company's operations and logistical issues with its suppliers are cited as the primary cause... http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/dec/08/hornby-losses-widen-supplier-problems-china-it-upgrade
  14. Hi folks, While work continues apace on development of the ballast hopper, we're using the quieter moments to work on its follow-up: the cement bubble. To this end, we're appealing for photographs which clearly show the topside hatch detailing, even more so than the photo below... If you can help, please touch base with us by emailing patrick[at]irishrailwaymodels.com or richard[at]irishrailwaymodels.com. All assistance is greatly appreciated. Regards, The Irish Railway Models team

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