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    Irish Shell & BP

    I came across this photo of the small shunter which worked the Irish Shell & BP depot on the North Wall in Dublin. The loco has two axles and an extremely short wheelbase, but apart from that I have no further details (builders, engine type etc). Does anyone know more about this locomotive and what became of it? I think that the photo was taken in the late 60s or early 70s at a time when one could wander down the North Wall on a Sunday with a camera and not be bothered by port security concerns.
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    The loco was built by F C Hibberd and has been preserved by the RPSI. More details here: http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/lo...ves/loco23.htm

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    Lovely thing.

    A Weshty kit one day, perhaps.....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garfieldsghost View Post
    The loco was built by F C Hibberd and has been preserved by the RPSI. More details here: http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/lo...ves/loco23.htm
    Thanks garfield for the info and the link - much appreciated.

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    No problem!

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    Nonneminstre Models produce a nice little Whitemetal kit for a Planet diesel that runs on a Spud or Black Beetle power bogie.

    http://www.nonneminstre.co.uk/resour...ice%20List.pdf

    The Bachmann 14T tank wagon is pretty close in general design to the Irish Shell wagons http://www.ehattons.com/trade/StockD...aspx?SID=18010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayner View Post

    The Bachmann 14T tank wagon is pretty close in general design to the Irish Shell wagons http://www.ehattons.com/trade/StockD...aspx?SID=18010
    What colour schemes did they carry?
    Was it silver tank, red frames with 'IRISH SHELL' or 'MEX' in red or were there variations on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayner View Post
    Nonneminstre Models produce a nice little Whitemetal kit for a Planet diesel that runs on a Spud or Black Beetle power bogie.

    http://www.nonneminstre.co.uk/resour...ice%20List.pdf
    Nice one, John. I'd forgotten about Nonneminstre Models. They also produce a Hunslet War Department diesel loco, similar to the ones on display at Cultra and Dromod, and a Fowler diesel like the one at Dromod, except the model version is 2ft gauge instead of 3ft.

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    This them on the right hand side?

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    The Irish Shell loco was (and is) plain unlined mid green with certain bits picked out in red. If memory serves me correctly, Shell petrol tankers had a livery of red and green in the late 50s / early 60s.

    It's currently out of action, but served faithfully as the Whitehead shutter for years. I believe its build date was 1951.

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