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The main Dublin show is just over a month away!

 

The South Dublin Model Railway Club show at Blackrock College, Dublin, October 28th - 30th.

 

Irish Railway Models will be there of course and we will have ballast wagons and bubbles for sale as well as info in the Tara's.

 

It looks like we might even have a new product announcement thrown in for good measure too all going well!

 

Make sure you drop by and say hi!

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Is there a listing of layouts and traders published yet?

 

I have yet to see one tbh. All I know is that Irish Railway Models will be there :)

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Just had a chat with one of the South Dublin lads, the list is still being finalised and should be published in the next week or so.

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Is this the main show in the south that everyone talks fondly of? I want to go to an exhibition sometime but would rather go to one of the "best" ones.

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Hi Nelson

The shows between the MRSI & the SDMRC are held bi-annually and would be considered the main shows in the south.

This years one is to be held in Blackrock College Dublin on the October Bank Holiday weekend, 28, 29 & 30th and is being hosted by the SDMRC

Similar to the Bangor show there will be a mix of trade and club displays.

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Hi Nelson. The shows between the MRSI & the SDMRC are held bi-annually and would be considered the main shows in the south. This years one is to be held in Blackrock College Dublin on the October Bank Holiday weekend, 28, 29 & 30th and is being hosted by the SDMRC. Similar to the Bangor show there will be a mix of trade and club displays.

 

And easy access by rail via Blackrock Dart station should you travel south on the Enterprise to Connolly which connects with the dart.

 

PS: The Wexford Model Railway Club exhibition is also worth a visit but it is more of an layout exhibition than a trade show, probably a bit far for DC to travel.

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Regarding the DART, there is usually some repair work carried out on Bank Holiday weekends so I would not be expecting it to run that weekend

 

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DART is fine if you are coming from either south of Blackrock or Dublin City Centre (from Pearse at the least).

 

This year's work is (among other places) Howth Jn and Malahide

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I don't think the show will be open at the times the 84n runs! ;)

 

 

Regarding the DART, there is usually some repair work carried out on Bank Holiday weekends so I would not be expecting it to run that weekend

 

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Hi Nelson

The shows between the MRSI & the SDMRC are held bi-annually and would be considered the main shows in the south.

This years one is to be held in Blackrock College Dublin on the October Bank Holiday weekend, 28, 29 & 30th and is being hosted by the SDMRC

Similar to the Bangor show there will be a mix of trade and club displays.

 

Don't forget about the Wexford Model Railway Exhibitions held at Easter each year since 2009!

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Thought there would be more intrigue into the comment I made in the opening post about a new product announcement being made by ourselves at the show.

 

We will have a preproduction sample to show over the weekend at the show all going well and it will be the first place to see it.

 

What will it be? Come by our stand over the bank holiday weekend to find out! :D

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Looking forward to the announcement Fran and seeing the pre production model. I have an idea, and I guess that I know what number 4 will be. I'll have to keep some cash in my pocket for all these new releases, keep em coming.

 

Rich,

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Posted (edited)

Hi All,

 

Here is the list of exhibitors and Traders attending the South Dublin Model Railways Show at the end of the month.

 

This list is subject to change without notice

 

Trade

 

All Components

Brian Collins Enterprises

Martin O’Hanlon Sales

Una’s Miniature Wonderland

D&E Videos / DC Kits

Chris Dyer

Provincial Wagons – Leslie McAlister and Richard McLachlan

‘G’ Model Scene – Model Scenery

Jim Poots – Bus Kits & Paints

Derek Farrelly – Dublin Bus Models

Michael Dryhurst – Model Accessories

Mainline and Maritime Limited – Transport Publications

Irish Railway Models

Edward White Model Scenery

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Irish Railway Record Society

Weir Park Books – Diarmuid Byrne

Murphy Models

Model Rail Baseboards & Accessories

‘Times Past’ Drogheda - Model Railway Supplies

Mark’s Models

 

Layouts & Exhibits

 

First Bangor Model Railway Club – ‘Santa Clara’ U.S. ‘N’ Guage Modular Layout

Des McGlynn (DMG Models) – ‘Ballyheady - NG Irish Layout

South Dublin Model Railway Club/Midlands Model railway Club – ‘T Trak’ – ‘N’ scale Modular Layout

North Down Model Railway Society – ‘Cottley’ – ‘OO’ Gauge Layout

Irish Steam Preservation Society – Clifton Flewitt

Ulster Model Railway Club ‘ Ardrath’ – ‘N’ Gauge Layout

Michael Hand - ‘St Judes’ ‘N’ Gauge GWR Layout

Simon Hand – ‘Denton’ ‘N’ Gauge GWR Layout

Dublin Society of Model & Experimental Engineers

Model Buses – John Keenan / Nigel O’Connor

Model Buses – David O’Connor

‘Confey’ ‘HOe ... Irish Narrow Gauge Layout

South Dublin Model Railway Club – ‘Little Puckering’ 00 gauge

Wexford MRC – ‘Bridge Street’ – ‘OO’ Urban British Model Rail Layout

Wexford MRC – ‘Cynwynd’ – ‘N’ West Wales GE and BR Layout

Model Railway Society of Ireland – ‘Ardmore’ – ‘O’ Gauge Irish Layout

Dublin Model Racing Car Club

‘Staverton’ – ‘N’ gauge Layout

‘Over the Hill’ – ‘OO’ gauge Layout

Maritime Museum of Ireland

LGB – Garden Layout

South Dublin Model Railway Club – ‘Dun Laoghaire’ – 00 gauge

South Dublin Model Railway Club – ‘Lucan South’ – ‘OO’ Gauge

Lego Group – large Lego Layout

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An interesting collection of layouts, including Irish ones I didn't know existed - Dun Laoghaire? Wow - what period, chaps?

 

By the way, Richard McLachlan will be demo-ing brass coach building and can show you how to 21mm-ise my wagon kits.

 

If you do want any of my its, please let me know in advance and I'll reserve them for you. As always happens, despite starting to build up my stock in July, people will insist on buying the stuff, so some "lines" are in shorter supply than I'd like.

 

Just send me a PM or send an e-mail via my website.

 

I look forward to seeing some of you guys there - do come and say hallo, even if you're not buying - it's nice to put a face to a name!

 

Leslie

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Hi Leslie,

 

Dun Laoghaire station is modeled from the 1980's it was built as a request from CIE to launch the first DARTs on the line through Dun Laoghaire - 1984. It has been fully refurbished and will be running some of Eoin Murray's fine new DARTS at the show along with the original kit based models that were built at the time of its first outings.

There might even be an Ammonia train or two making its way to Shelton Abbey!

 

Thanks

 

Paul R.

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Hi Leslie,

 

Dun Laoghaire station is modeled from the 1980's it was built as a request from CIE to launch the first DARTs on the line through Dun Laoghaire - 1984. It has been fully refurbished and will be running some of Eoin Murray's fine new DARTS at the show along with the original kit based models that were built at the time of its first outings.

There might even be an Ammonia train or two making its way to Shelton Abbey!

 

Thanks

 

Paul R.

 

Sounds excellent!

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Posted (edited)

Looking forward to attending on behalf of Wexford Model Railway Club with my Cynwyd (Welsh pronounced Kin-wid!) layout. Any IRM.comers attending come along and say hello.

 

Gerry Byrne.

 

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Hi Leslie,

 

Dun Laoghaire station is modeled from the 1980's it was built as a request from CIE to launch the first DARTs on the line through Dun Laoghaire - 1984. It has been fully refurbished and will be running some of Eoin Murray's fine new DARTS at the show along with the original kit based models that were built at the time of its first outings.

There might even be an Ammonia train or two making its way to Shelton Abbey!

 

Thanks

 

Paul R.

 

Hi Paul

 

Really looking forward to the show, and seeing the DARTs on the Dun Laoghaire layout....

 

Eoin

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Hi Leslie,

 

Dun Laoghaire station is modeled from the 1980's it was built as a request from CIE to launch the first DARTs on the line through Dun Laoghaire - 1984. It has been fully refurbished and will be running some of Eoin Murray's fine new DARTS at the show along with the original kit based models that were built at the time of its first outings.

There might even be an Ammonia train or two making its way to Shelton Abbey!

 

Thanks

 

Paul R.

 

Thanks, Paul.

 

I'll be able to compare it with the photos I took of the DART there around that period! Nice idea, even if "built to order". Don't think I've ever seen an Irish "Electric" layout - first time for everything!

 

Leslie

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Will there be any form of catering facilities at the show with somewhere to sit down for a chat over a cup of tea/coffee and rest ones feet?

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Hi guys

Can anyone say if there is car parking available on site on the 3 days of exhibition

Thanks

Paddy

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Hi guys

Can anyone say if there is car parking available on site on the 3 days of exhibition

Thanks

Paddy

 

Hi Paddy

 

Plenty of parking right on front of the building in the school car park

 

Eoin

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Hi Paddy

 

Plenty of parking right on front of the building in the school car park

 

Eoin

 

Former CEO at ecmtrains, now Parking attendant

Isnt life a bitch :trains:

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