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    CIE Standard coach (laminate stock)

    We certainly wont rule it out, we have a lot to get out there first of course with all the 42ft stuff, A Class etc but we will likely do another announcement programme in the Spring to outline what we have coming up after they're all out of the way. Hopefully this time the snow doesnt scupper it! Cheers, Fran
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    Tara's

    Our Technical Director decided to celebrate his birthday (Happy Birthday Richie!) by weathering some of our Tara Mines wagons, and how spectacular do they look? The dirt elevates them even higher! Richie used gouache wash and weathering powders to finish.
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    How to make your own 121 class

    Hi Noel, Great build and info and thanks for sharing with the group. However, we would kindly ask you in future to refrain adding the conjecture above to the rumor mill about the forthcoming 121. Saying ‘if such ever exists’ is a baseless statement that does not serve the manufacturer or indeed the hobby in the right manner and we are uncomfortable having such statements made on here. Many thanks for your understanding in this matter, Fran
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    Tara's

    Down to our last 25% of stock on these already. Thank you to everyone for your custom, our fastest moving model yet!
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi everyone, As the IRM A Class project progresses we are going to update this thread with certain milestones and in time show all the work that goes into producing a loco. Firstly, we are going to go through each loco we are doing day by day, giving a little history on each and showing what livery the IRM model will carry. So, first one first, A1 The class leader in Silver Livery (as delivered) As you may know, we are doing a highly collectible edition of A1 with a certificate and wooden presentation case in its as delivered livery of silver with sandboxes. This will only be available through IRM. It is also the best selling IRM A so far, jointly with A39r. A1 arrived at North Wall on July 4th, 1955 and would remain in its striking livery for only a few years as it rapidly deteriorated in service! The loco entered service in September of that year and was rebuilt with a GM power unit in June 1971. It would continue in service until August 1994, giving a service life of 39 years. There is a fantastic film of A1 in action in original silver on YouTube on the Southern Yard channel brimming with nostalgia. This is the condition our model will be in. Of course, you know where to order it, but here's a link to make life a tad bit easier: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a1-a-class-locomotive Cheers! Fran
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    It' be the same colour above and below the band, it's just the render.
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    LIMA Murphy Models

    As can be seen here JB!
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    Tara's

    Between packing more orders (we can barely keep up atm, lots of new orders have come in with people adding to their rakes!) I managed to get some pics of each set. As per usual, we have done lots of individualism on the deco, all per the real wagons of course! Pack A Pack B Pack C Pack D Pack E. Get them while you can! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/tara-mines
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    Tara's

    Well we tooled the correct lid for them, and we have a couple of SuperTrain A's on the way in the not too distant future.... We're coming up on 70% sell out on these beauties already, and we're doing our best to keep up with demand. Thanks to everyone for the support! Cheers, Fran
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    Tara's

    They're here! Tara Mines Now in Stock!! The wait is finally over, after a long and perilous journey from China, the Tara Mines wagons are now in stock and how good do they look? A perfect companion for your 071 or our forthcoming A! The first tranche of orders left our warehouse today, with another huge amount to get through tomorrow! Here are some close ups, and with over half the production run already sold we cant see them sticking around for long. Don't miss out, order yours today! Thanks to everyone for your patience in waiting for these. It's been one hell of an ordeal, but we're delighted to finally have them here and making their way to you all! Cheers, Fran
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Haha you’re right, 018 is above, I blame Warley!
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi everyone, Sorry to have neglected this guide to our A class variants, but with Warley etc it's been very a very busy period for us. Anyway, today is 018 in Supertrain, Staff snatchers; no CAWS; original windscreens 018 will be in the same condition as 004 above, with original windscreens and snatcher equipment in the iconic SuperTrain livery. 018 entered CIE traffic in January 1956, was rebuilt in Inchicore in November 1970 and was withdrawn in September 1993. If 018 is the A for you, you can place your order here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/018-a-class-locomotive Cheers, Fran
  13. We're delighted to announce that we will open the order book for the Tara Mines wagons this weekend at our range launch! The first run of models will see five packs of two wagons in the current red oxide scheme, giving you an authentic ten wagon train. The wagons promise to have a level of detail yet to be seen in 4mm, including rotating axle caps, kinematic couplings and a wealth of separately applied detail. We will be able to take orders at the event on Saturday and online. Prices will be €79.95 per pack. Excited? We are!
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    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    It's been some saga, but I am happy to report that this time next week we will be wrapping and packing parcels with lovely Tara goodness for dispatch, save for any more disasters!
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    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    Our next model, the highly exclusive CIÉ/Irish Rail 24850-24854 series ballast plough van, is now available to pre-order ahead of delivery in August 2018! Five of the CIÉ/Irish Rail 24850-24854 series vans were introduced in 1978 to supersede elderly pre-grouping vans for the Civil Engineering Department. They usually ran in pairs, top-and-tailing ballast hopper trains across the Irish railway network until their withdrawal in 2013. Following the success of our first model, the CIÉ/Irish Rail Ballast Hopper wagons, it seemed fitting to add the Ballast Plough to our range to complete a typical Irish ballast train. The model will utilise the same chassis as the ballast hopper and cement bubbles as per prototype, and will include features such as fully detailed interior, wire mesh on the windows (where appropriate) and full DCC control of interior and tail lights via a two function 8 pin decoder (not supplied). The vans will also feature switches to operate these features on analogue systems. The Plough Vans will be made in a strictly limited production run. Four of the five vans will be represented in this batch of releases, with the vans coming in two packs of two for a sale price of €119.95. This price reflects the very small production volume and complexity of the model. There will be an IR and IE pack, both carrying CIÉ/Irish Rail ‘Machinery Yellow’ as per prototype. The IR pack will feature two vans with the IR ‘points’ logo, gained in the late 1980’s and observed on some plough vans as late as 2006. The second will be in IE livery, which represents the final years of these unique vans. These vans will nicely finish off rakes of IRM ballast wagons and help complete an authentic Irish ballast train. Orders are now being taken via the IRM website: http://irishrailwaymodels.com/product-category/freight-stock/ballast-plough/
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    IRM Plough Preordering Now Open!

    Hi everyone, We have just received some decorated factory samples of the plough vans and here are some pics for you to enjoy. Yes, there should be no doors on the IE variant, that's just for us to assess them for the CIE one! Cheers, Fran
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    Warley

    Hi everyone, We’re back after our first and a very successful Warley show! It was great to see so many familiar faces among the crowds and Thanks to all of you for stopping by and saying hello. Thanks also to Robert who was a massive help to us when we were getting set up! Roll on 2019, though right now we could sleep for a week! Cheers! Fran
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi Dave, A few companies did unnumbered Locos with decal sheets thrown in the box and they were always reported as poor sellers as most customers do not want to do it for fear of ruining a loco. Our numbering will be fairly easy to remove to facilitate renumbering for those who desire it. Cheers, Fran
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Well folks, we have been asked in person, emailed, lobbied and have had some oh-so subtle hints over the past couple of years about making a certain locomotive. So, we have listened, and we have decided to push ahead and do an A Class for 2019. As you can see, CAD is complete. Looks well, right? We surveyed A39r with permission of the Irish Traction Group and The Downpatrick and Co. Down Railway, both of whom were most helpful and accommodating in the development of this model. They are two fantastic groups, well worth donating to, volunteering with and visiting as they keep our railway heritage alive. The A class represents a new chapter for IRM, as we have previously supplied highly detailed rolling stock items for the Irish market, alongside our sister brand Accurascale which produces highly acclaimed British outline models. Now we are moving into locomotives and powered models. As you know by now, we like to do things to a high standard, with a high attention to detail. This continues with locomotives, with the specification of the A Class is as follows: Highly detailed OO scale model Heavy metal chassis Separately applied steel detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers and more NEM coupling socket at correct height Five-Pole motor with two flywheels Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale top speed of 130 km/h DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power Two quality speakers with large sound capsules for best possible sound Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including: Directional lighting, DC and DCC Marker lights can be turned off when train is coupled to loco high beam headlight function separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, details driver’s console Engine bay lighting RP25-110 wheels OO wheels with provision for re-gauging to 21mm gauge Rotating axlebox hubs (with alternate axlebox covers for earlier versions) Fully sprung metal buffers Extra fine factory-fitted pipework Extra fine factory-fitted plastic and etched steel detail parts Two styles of windscreens depending on era modelled/livery Both Original Crossley and rebuilt GM locos catered for Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track) Length over Buffers 203mm Both the original Crossley and rebuilt GM powered locomotives will be modelled in appropriate liveries, featuring detail differences around the roof, windscreen and headlights. The finished models will be offered in a plethora of liveries, including a very limited edition special edition of class leader A1 in as delivered silver with sandboxes in a special presentation box with certificate, to Green lined, plain green, black, black with yellow panel, black and tan, supertrain, supertrain with IR logos and full IR livery, with the more popular liveries to receive multiple running numbers to allow modellers build an authentic roster of locomotives. We are working on digital sound records for both power plants, and sound chips will be sold separately closer to release. Price of each locomotive will be €189.95 per loco, with €219.95 for A1 special edition and delivery of finished models is expected Q4 2019. Orders can be placed direct on our website here and at our stand at the Raheny show this weekend. You can either pay in full today or select ‘Bank Transfer’ and pay a €50 per loco to secure your order, with the balance paid before delivery in lump or installments. Deposits can also be taken at the stand at Raheny. 2019 promises to be ‘A’ very special year, with the 42ft project delivered and A classes to come, as well as some other announcements in the new year. Keep an eye out for further updates in 2019!
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    A Class Insight: 018 in CIE Supertrain Livery, Staff snatchers, no CAWS, original windscreens Next up in our look at our A Class models is 018 in CIE Supertrain livery with original windows and staff snatchers, placing it firmly in the mid-70s to mid-80s condition as per the shot of 004 above. 018 entered traffic in January 1956, was rebuilt in July 1971 and was finally withdrawn from traffic in October 1992. 018 displays the classic Supertrain era A class, a livery and loco that is often seen as iconic in the late CIE era. Replicate this era on your layout, order one today! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/018-a-class-locomotive
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    The Great Model Railway Challenge - Channel 5

    Pretty sure it was just called 'The Garden Railway' Snapper.
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    A Class Insight: A23r, CIE Black & Tan Livery, as Rebuilt with 'dipped' tan band. This evening we look at A23r in Black and Tan livery, one that is remembered fondly on the network. When A23r and her sisters emerged from Inchicore after rebuilding, it was in this livery. This variant of the livery features a dipped band, which runs under the body-side grill, rather than through it, as illustrated here with special thanks to Jonathan Allen. A23 entered traffic in February 1956, was rebuilt in June 1971 and was withdrawn in October 1991. You can place your order for A23r here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a23r-a-class-locomotive
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    We could always do it as A1 in that livery which certainly didn’t last very long at all! 😂
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    We probably will do it in a future run if demand is there, we didn’t want to do A1 twice in the same rn as we’re already doing her in silver of course, but nothing to stop a future run!
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    027 Supertrain - No staff snatchers, CAWS without protective guards, toughened glass windscreens One of the iconic A Class liveries is of course, Supertrain. Class leader 001 was used to launch the new future of Irish railways (briefly numbered A1 in the livery) with a rake of the then new Mark II coaches. 027 will represent the class later in the Supertrain era, with CAWS without protective guards, no staff snatchers and toughened windscreens as depicted by here: 027 entered traffic in March 1956, was rebuilt in June 1970 and soldiered on in service until witdrawal inin June 1992. You can place your order for 027 here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/…/pro…/027-a-class-locomotive
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