I recently picked up a copy of "In times of civil war , the conflict on the Irish railways 1922-1923". It a photographic monograph of the devastion on the railways , alot of trainwrecks but also the armoured trains and armoured cars in use. One of the photos of a derailment was taken around the corner from where I grew up.
Does anyone know of the common types of steam engine in use at the time and if there are any kits available to model them?
there is a 1:87th scale one but im not sure who makes it.
George might be the right man for your answer on this one tough
Heres the link for the locos you need. good luck
Heres a link to my build
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ank-4-6-0/
Regards for now.
Here are a few scans of the of photos I promised and also a nuumber I found in "The green Divide " by M. Barry . Fascinating stuff. I am interested in modelling this scene from Ballyanne (New Ross area)
This scene is from a different date but also in the locality, Ballywillam to be exact. The similarity of the action and the proxmity to each in time and place suggests the same people were involved.
Various other shots to give a flavour
With regards to scratch-building through kit bashing, I had looked at Revell 1:87 stuff but the engine types are entirely dissimilar but I had not given 1:35 scale any thought. Worth looking into. Mind you the amoured trains are all very boxy and so present no great shape issues with regard to scratch building. The only problem is a lack of detail photos for all of those small details not readily apparent on these photos. At the moment I am gearing up for scratch building the Lancia Triota featured in the last photo on the right (the little camouflaged vehicle) and have to use a combintaion of drawings, artists impressions, photos and walk- arounds . Without them it difficult to do something convincing.
The Dampflokomotive BR 86 and the Baureihe 52
Do a google search for Trumpeter trains they are the ones that make them and they are not too cheap costing around 100+
If anyone has info on the railway protection corps I would love to hear from you.
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