The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association aims to encourage the modelling of
narrow gauge railways at a scale of or around 7mm to 1 foot (1:43)

The Irish Narrow Gauge


Blarney - Cork & Muskerry Light Railway 4-4-0T

Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Tramway 2-6-0T No.4

Cavan & Leitrim Railway 0-6-4T No.9

Cavan & Leitrim Railway 4-4-0T Nos.1 to 8

Cork & Muskerry Light Railway 4-4-0T - 'Blarney'

Cork, Blackrock & Passage Railway 2-4-2T Nos.4 to 7

County Donegal Railway 2-6-4T Class 5a

CDR 4-4-4T Nos.10 & 11

County Donegal Drewery Railcar No.3

County Donegal Ford Railcar No.4

County Donegal Railcar No.12

County Donegal Railcars Nos.19 & 20

County Donegal Railcars Nos.5 to 18

County Donegal Railway Walker Railcar No.10

Hudswell Clarke - Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway Nos.5 & 6

Hudswell Clarke 2-6-0T Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Tramway No.4

Hunslet 4-4-0T - Cork & Muskerry Light Railway 'Blarney'

Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway 4-8-4T Nos.5 & 6

Schull and Skibbereen Railway 4-4-0T No.4

West Clare Railway 2-6-2T Nos.2, 4 & 9

West Clare Railway B-B Diesel Locomotives Nos. F501 - 3


Narrow Lines Extra 6 has now been reprinted. For the benefit of new members here is a brief review.

This book was first published in 1988 and was edited by Howard Piltz with the co-operation of the publishers of Railway Modeller. The author of the text was the late David Lloyd, then the editor of the Continental Modeller.

The first part of the book is spent with an introduction followed by detailed descriptions and photographs. The reminder of the book contains 18 detailed scale drawings, printed on single-sided sheets, three of which are fold-outs on A3 paper. The majority of the work is from the pen of the late Ian Beattie, but with others drawn by Don Townsley, J.A.N.Emslie and by David Lloyd himself. The locos featured include representatives of most Irish narrow gauge, including the Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension, the Donegal, the Cork & Muskerry, the Castlederg & Victoria Bridge, the Londonderry & Lough Swilly, the Schull & Skibereen, the West Clare, the Cork, Blackrock & Passage and the Cavan & Leitrim. The book also includes photos and drawings of the famous Donegal railcars, as well as the West Clare diesels.

One of the joys of following an interest in historical narrow gauge railways is that books such as these are timeless. Printed on good quality glossy paper with card covers, the book is presented in loose - leaf format with a plastic slide binder permitting withdrawal of individual sheets for use in the modelling room. For non commercial use the drawings may be photocopied to any scale.

Narrow lines extra No 6 is available from Publication Sales

ISBN No: Not Applicable Order Code: NLE06

Published by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association

Copyright 1988 - 7 mm Narrow Gauge Association & Authors

The contents may not be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the Association, which is normally gladly given, provided that acknowledgement is made.

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