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  1. BosKonay

    Irish Railway Models 21mm Conversions

    For the sake of clarity, the 'new' IRM stock - ie: all items post the Bubble/Ballast/Plough chassis, are designed for 21mm.
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    Irish Railway Models Launch

    Irish Railway Models announces first ready-to-run wagon project Posted on October 13, 2015 by irishrailway Irish Railway Models, a new and innovative Model Railway Company specialising in Irish outline 4mm scale products, has teamed up with David Jones of DJ Models fame to bring Irish modellers what they’ve been demanding for many years; quality freight rolling stock to compliment the excellent range of Irish outline RTR locomotives. The first release will be the humble CIE/Irish Rail two-axle ballast/mineral hopper, with the prototype having already been surveyed by David Jones and our design consultant at North Wall freight yard in Dublin earlier this year. The project is now at second CAD stage with corrections still to be made before tooling is cut. The wagons will be manufactured in China and will feature all the high quality detail, finish, and accuracy modellers have come to expect from the ready-to-run market over the past decade. It will be built to scale but will run on OO gauge wheel sets as per Irish RTR locomotives currently available. It will be 21mm gauge-friendly with easy conversion possible. Irish Railway Models (http://www.irishrailwaymodels.com'>http://www.irishrailwaymodels.com) was born out of the Irish Railway Modeller forum (http://www.irishrailwaymodeller.com) and consists of four members who are looking to satisfy the constant demand Irish modellers have for high quality and accurate Irish outline wagons. The project is headed up by Stephen McCarron, owner of the forum, and is supported by Fran Burke, Patrick Conboy, and Richard O’Hanrahan. All four members of the company are undertaking the task in their free time and who won’t make any money out of the project. The ballast wagon will be sold in packs of three directly from the Irish Railway Models website only and each pack will retail for the competitive price of 110 euro. The direct selling approach has been adopted to keep the price at a minimum for customers and the small profit made will be sunk into the next project undertaken by the company; The CI/Irish Rail two-axle bulk cement ‘bubble’ wagon. It is also hoped that Irish Railway Models will expand into other projects such as locomotives in the future, but it can only happen if the hopper wagon starter project is a successful seller. Packs can be bought outright but there is also an installment scheme available for modellers on tighter budgets. The model will be based on a batch of wagons built by CIE/Whessoe Ltd. that features a 12’0 wheelbase and measures 20′ over headstocks. They were built in batches between 1969 and 1977 and were used on a variety of traffic until just a few years ago. The specification for the wagon includes: NEM coupling housing RP25.110 darkened profile wheel sets with 14.4mm back to backs, and 26mm over pin points. Etched steel factory-fitted parts Extra fine factory-fitted detail plastic parts DJModels ‘Quick Load’ ballast load Individual lettering from real wagons for authenticity Speaking about the launch of the new enterprise, Stephen McCarron said: “I’m excited to be heading up a new company which will specialize in bringing highly-detailed, excellent quality ready-to-run Irish outline models to market. We’ve been spoiled in recent times with exquisite Irish locomotives and coaches and we are now working to provide iconic Irish wagons which are unique to our modelling scene.” David Jones of DJ Models is also delighted to be branching out into the Irish outline market: “I’m delighted to have been commissioned by Irish Railway Models to produce some highly iconic OO gauge wagons. Having met the guys behind Irish Railway Models, I am sure all modellers of Irish railways will be delighted by IRM’s eye for detail and choice of prototypes. I am sure this partnership between us will lead to lots of much-needed Irish railway rolling stock and perhaps more.” The release date for the ballast hopper is planned for mid-2016, with orders being taken from the end of October 2015. Packs are limited in number to 333, so it is recommended that customers order early to avoid disappointment. It is hoped to have the cement ‘bubble’ available once the hopper wagons sell-out. For more see http://www.irishrailwaymodels.com
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    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    I've tested 2mm cubes in rows of 4, which has been successful too, there is definitely a fine art to it!
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    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    Very nice Noel. How do you find the kadee magnets versus DIY neodymium cubes or similar?
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    eBay Watch

    Cute little baggage van http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Irish-Rail-RPSI-guards-baggage-van-Intermediate-live-use-Murphy-Models-/261004589657?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item3cc515fa59
  6. Some pics just appeared of the first factory decorated samples .
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    Bray Train & Model Fair

    10am-4pm Location : Bray Wheelers Clubhouse School Road off Boghall Road Bray for Directions http://www.braywheelers.com for more info call 01/4576751or 012851308 Admission 1€ for charity Tea and Coffee are served Everything for Model-Railways HO N OO ,Dieast Models,Toy Soldiers ,Scenic Materials,etc. http://irishrailwaymodeller.com/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=3&day=2012-4-22&c=1
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    DCC Decoders for Ballast Plough Vans. Let us know!

    Absolutely. The chips will work just fine on DC and you can also use the physical switches.
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    DCC Decoders for Ballast Plough Vans. Let us know!

    The key benefits of going DCC on them (with a DCC layout) are Switch on and off all lighting functions from your controller without upsetting the rake Set your exact preferred lighting level on both tail lamps and interior lighting The chips support blinking and other lighting effects should you wish if you are running a Loksound or LokPilot in your loco, you can give the brake vans the same address and they will act in unison with identical CV
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    DCC Decoders for Ballast Plough Vans. Let us know!

    They would be LokPilot Nano Standard DCC, NEM651 6-pin interface, direct connection or a very similar option. The LokPilot Nano Standard decoder has four function outputs supplying a maximum continuous current of 100 mA each, provided the total current including the motor output does not exceed 1 A. All important lighting functions (e.g.: blinking lights mars light, flash) are available and can be adjusted just like the brightness for each individual output.
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    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    If anything we're worried we might be about to bury you all in new stuff
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    Amiens Street Terminus

    I was only trying to blow the bloody doors off!!
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    Amiens Street Terminus

    Progress at last
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    Cemflo, by Accurascale

    With our new factories we’ve an exciting ramped up schedule. We’ll be announcing more items over the coming weeks
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    Cemflo, by Accurascale

    Hi Railer for clarity there is no impact on IRM timelines as we have now three factories up and running and getting up to speed. Only the cemflo planned assembly slot has moved.
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    RPSI's 131

    She's a beautiful lady, that's for sure
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    Belfast Model Railway Exhibition

    Over now, but for the record, here was the list Belfast Model Railway Show 2018 Exhibits Silburn – Ulster Model Railway Club This year the Ulster Club’s OO layout is appearing as Silburn, set somewhere in GB and featuring a double track main line and branch line. A wide range of steam and diesel trains will be shown during the Show. Killagan – NCC Group A model of a country station between Ballymena and Ballymoney on the former main line from Belfast to Portrush / Londonderry. It is set in the UTA era 1949 – 1968 Ballymerg - The Model Electronic Railway Group Ballymerg demonstrates some of the MERG electronic modules. A number of other modules for the control of model railways will also be on display. Blue motion – Warren Fowles During British Rail’s blue era, two overhead electrics ply their trade, assisted by two diesels. Lambeth Road – North Down Model Railway Society The layout shows London Underground and BR standard gauge exchange lines and includes a workshop facility. Broadway Industrial Park – Peter McVicar An American style switching layout set in the mid 90’s using locos from Union Pacific and Southern Pacific. Industrial parks are where businesses are built with rail connections to the rest of the country. All locos are DCC controlled. Any questions please ask. Irish T Trak – Michael O’Connor An Irish themed continuous double loop featuring Irish themed modules running a range of Irish stock from steam to modern diesel and railcars reflecting most major operators, CIE, GNR. GSR, LMS, NCC, MGWR, UTA LLanuwchllyn – Gerry and Jenna Byrne Llanuwchllyn is a passing station on the Llangollen line in North Wales. It has been preserved as a narrow gauge line. The layout features the station in its standard form in the BR days in the 1960’s. Felddorf – South Dublin MRC A 750mm narrow gauge railway serving an isolated agricultural area in Germany. Swanbourne Vale Light Railway – John Izzard A freelance light railway set in the county of Buckinghamshire which runs between the villages of Swanbourne and Linslade. There is a mix of RTR and kit-built stock in use on the layout. All the buildings are scratchbuilt. Scenes of Continental Europe – Roland Palmer An HO layout depicting different typical European scenes Models for Heroes – Veteran Support Charity Models for Heroes supply model kits, tools etc to the UK’s recovery charities. Scale modelling is a beneficial hobby which supports the treatment of veteran and ex-service personnel with particular health issues. Jia Miaville – Brian Chambers The layout represents a small sleepy hamlet served by a branch line with another mainline running. Road Runner – Les and Leanne Conn Road Runner is a narrow gauge railway featuring Road Runner and Will E Coyote. New this year is P.O.O.P (Patented Olfactory Obfuscation Products) – it’s the bagging factory for a cat litter mine. The mind boggles!! Ardmore – Model Railway Society of Ireland Ardmore is an O.Gauge layout depicting a country branch line terminus, with turntable at end of passenger platforms. There is also a goods yard, cattle dock and engine servicing facilities at the nearby engine shed Quarry Hill / Janestown – First Bangor MRC This memorial OO Scale digital layout depicts a typical British steam era and is named after two members deceased partner and spouse. It consists of a double loop main line, a branch line and necessary sidings with control of trains and points by the Digitrax system. Attractions for the public are the long track runs for the trains, the smoking locomotives with sound and the camera train, displaying the drivers view around the layout on a monitor. Glenash – First Bangor MRC This is an N Gauge American based club layout, but built to suit all operators with enough license to run American, Continental or British outline rolling stock. The layout consists of two linked ovals for continuous running. The inner one has two passing loops and numerous sidings enabling shunting and storage to take place. A station serves both tracks at the front of the layout. An eye catching feature is a ‘Tomytec’ bus driving around the road circuit and stopping to pick up children at the local school. Robert’s Bridge – Robert McDougall Robert’s layout has grown and he shows us again just how much you can put into a 6’ x 4’space. Fascinating! Galloway Road – John Gough Galloway Road is an “N” gauge layout representing a small passing station in Dumfries & Galloway. The original Port Road was closed in 1965 but reopened as a heritage line in 1968. An end on connection through Dumfries to the West Coast Mainline at Carlisle allows the Port Road Preservation Society to operate a diverse range of mainly LMS passenger and goods stock. Brunig Bahn – Bill Evans A demonstration showing that you can create an interesting LGB layout in a small space. The International Plastic Modellers Association The group will be providing a wide ranging display of model aircraft, military vehicles, figures and other models painstakingly built and decorated by members. Moneygawn – Hugh and William Sweeney A OO small goods layout based on the Hornby trackmat with an extension. Coach building Demonstration – Raymond Wilson Raymond will again be showing how to put together a brass coach from a kit. He will be happy to demonstrate the necessary skills and answer your questions. Corlust Meccano Club The Club will be erecting a large layout on the floor of the Hall. What shape it will be, we’ll only know when it’s finished! Great fun for children and parents! Reculver Road – Brian Marshall Brian is a member of the Colonel Stevens Society and will be showing a layout set in the South of England and built to the Colonel’s principles. Other Society items will be on display. Belfast and Co. Down Miniature Railway Society The Society operates the Drumawhey miniature 7.1/2”railway near Newtownards and will have one of their locos on display and also a photographic display. They will also have a sales table offering secondhand models and books. Trade stand – Joe Barlow Joe will have a wide selection of plastic kits and modelling accessories for sale. Profits from sales will be donated to The Parkinsons Society. Trade Stand – Sean Ryan Sean will be selling second-hand N Gauge rolling stock and possibly some OO / HO models. Trade Stand - Chris Dyer Once again Chris will be tempting us with a wide range of UK and Irish model railways (including NIR) plus an extensive range of second-hand stock. Trade Stand - GModelscene Gabov will be selling lots of model railway accessories from Hornby, Faller, Piko, Javis etc. Trade Stand – Times Past (Martin Gray) Times past is a Bachmann stockist and carries a large range of Bachmann/Woodland Scenic items as well as being a Murphy models agent,
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    IRM site stock levels.

    To clarify, the site is now standardised with https://accurascale.co.uk If items are selling 'quickly' ie: more than one pack per day for the last 3 days then the 'HURRY' message appears. If the stock level available drops below 50 packs, the HURRY message also includes the Actual packs remaining. The sites both now also tell you the most recent purchases from other customers as you browse. Hope that's clear! As an example, you can see that Pack D of the bubbles is extremely close to selling out https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/cement-bubbles/products/two-axle-cement-wagon-multi-pack-d
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    IRM site stock levels.

    Hi Railer, Great idea! I've sorted the code for that now - any item under 30 packs / items in stock will show the actual stock level https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/cement-bubbles/products/two-axle-cement-wagon-multi-pack-d
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    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    Exceedingly 👍
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    Scenecraft Carlow station building

    Pretty sure the backside looks little like the actual building, will see if I can dig mine out for a photo!
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Hi K, The discount is based on the special link you would have been emailed if you'd already ordered a plough. If you want to order three packs, use the link from the promotional email / blog post to ensure the code is used, otherwise you can manually type in the code PloughDeal247 In the promo code area on the website.
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Any three packs will make the deal work (as long as one is the CIE Pack)
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    Some useful Tools

    A thread for useful bits of kit and tools you might need to follow these tutorials: Free Print-Out Scale Ruler Print it out and glue it to a lollipop stick, no copyright restrictions so share away. Handy in shops for finding suitable wagon bases. http://www.glenderg.com/drawings/00_...cale_Ruler.pdf

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