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  1. Due to the volume of distribution we are doing to Ireland and the UK, we can now offer FREE SHIPPING to the island of Ireland for all orders over €150 and free shipping to Great Britain for all orders over €200! Another reason the take the plunge and order some ballast wagons or cement bubbles (or both!)
  2. Free Shipping for Ireland and UK with Irish Railway Models

    Cheers Seamus. I think Patrick was referring to 461...
  3. Popeye's Workbench

    Absolutely stunning Popeye, no other words for it. Well done!
  4. Free Shipping for Ireland and UK with Irish Railway Models

    Exactly. Everyone and their mother knows it’s Sambo.
  5. Free Shipping for Ireland and UK with Irish Railway Models

    They won’t be, Steve just wants you to buy several! 😂
  6. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that we can finally bring you an update regarding the Irish Railway Models Cement Bubble! As previously stated, production of this iconic wagon is now underway at our factory in China. Since we took over full control of producing the wagons ourselves, we had aimed to have these on your layouts and in your collections by the end of summer. However, the more we looked at the pre-production tooling sample, the more we were unhappy with the first rendition of the model. Changes we had requested with our previous agent were not implemented and as a result, there were a number of errors that we found unacceptable. It was our goal to make the definitive version of the most iconic wagon on Irish rails, so we took the tough decision to junk a lot of the tooling and retool a number of parts of the wagon. This was expensive, but we felt it was necessary, despite the expense. As a result, the hatch lid, the underframe detail below the tank and the tank itself have been retooled and corrected. The walkways and ladders are now etched nickel silver and as a result are not only much more sturdy, but finer too. Taking on feedback from customers and magazine reviews, we have also reduced the thickness of the W irons on the chassis to create a more prototypical appearance. Below are some pics of the results in our deco sample. We hope you like it and agree that the changes are worthwhile. The arrival of the bubbles will coincide with the October show, which will involve flying them in from China. We apologise for the delay, but we hope you understand the circumstances behind this decision. (Also, please excuse the quality of photography, I need to work on my lighting and other areas more! )
  7. Now I know what Santa’s elves feel like. So many bubbles to wrap...

    1. Noel


      Enjoy it.  A new business will be hard work, but engaging, rewarding, enjoyable and exciting at times. 10 years down the road you'll look back at the intensity of these early 'startup' days with fond memories.

  8. Wanted - A class bogie sides

    I’ve seen Eoin’s creations in the flesh. They look excellent!
  9. Irish Railway Models Ballast Wagon

    Pack B of the ballast wagon is now sold out at IRM Towers. Thanks for all the orders! I know it’s cement bubble fever at the moment, but we are down to the bare bones of packs A and C of the ballast hoppers. So if you’re on the fence, it might be time to take the plunge before it’s too late. 🙂 www.irishrailwaymodels.com/shop Sales from them go to fund one of three (possibly four) exciting all new projects next year...
  10. Irish Railway Models Ballast Wagon

    Hi Everyone, We received the following pics from our factory overnight; pics of our Ballast Wagons! Are you as excited as we are?? The finishing line is in sight. Remember; you can still order pack B and C direct from us at http://www.irishrailwaymodels.com but they're selling fast! Thanks to everyone who has placed an order with us and supported Irish Railway Models from the start. This would not be happening without you!
  11. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Marks sold out of their pack A allocation in a day or two I believe. They will be getting B, C and D very soon though
  12. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    The bubbles have landed and the first shipments are on their way! The balance of our ivory bubble order has arrived from China! We have been working hard all day doing QC checks and we've even managed to get some orders packed and sent out this evening! We will be doing the same over the next few days. It should take about a week to check all orders and ship them to you. Thank you everyone for your support and patience as always. We hope you enjoy the definitive model of the iconic cement bubble! We still have bubbles in stock but with just over 70% of the run sold out already they wont hang around for long! Order yours today on our website
  13. Photographic Website Updates

    Cracking pics Finbarr. I'm going to miss the 125s when they go, but at least some are migrating to Scotland to live on for another few years yet! Like the MTU noise too but you couldn't beat the Paxmans...
  14. Irish Railway Models Ballast Wagon

    Hi everyone, We have two of the pack B ballast wagons left in stock. Just a heads up! Thanks for all your orders! Fran www.irishrailwaymodels.com/shop
  15. Photoshop Project(s)

    I have to say I like the 80 in Enterprise...
  16. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    At least it shows all the detail under the tank that Richie went to get lengths replicating!
  17. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Beats by Broithe?
  18. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Bubbles leaving on a jet plane! We are delighted to announce that the remaining pack A and B, along with all our C and D packs of bubbles left our factory in China today and will be flown to Irish shores. They are due to be with us next Friday when inspection and dispatch will begin!
  19. New Look

    Find Flickr great and easy to use personally.
  20. Dublin Toy & Train Sale

    We will be at Stillorgan this Sunday with ballast wagons as well as some pack B cement bubbles for sale. Drop by and say hi!
  21. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Yes, long stalled, but am awaiting a much improved chassis from Jeremy which I asked about when I saw him at Blackrock so once I secure that I’ll be on the home stretch
  22. Glenderg's Projects

    A few more pictures of Richie’s filthy bubble. Tis a stunner!
  23. Behind the scenes at IRM

    Another exciting day in IRM Towers as we received the baseboards for our test track from Model Rail Baseboards. Dave has done a lovely job on it too!
  24. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    Glad you got sorted Railer. The other bubbles aren't that far behind the Irish Cement ones in selling out. We've been blown away by demand! The rest of the bubbles leave the factory this coming Friday, so lots of packing and shipping to come for us over the next few weeks. After the factory ship on Friday, they're straight into production of the orange bubbles
  25. IRM Cement Bubble Latest News

    My personal fave too Rich, love the old school CIE about it and the fact it wore the ‘bulk cement’ branding till the bitter end in 2009.

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