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    Model Rail Show August 4th weekend?

    I will be in Ireland on this weekend and was wondering if there were any shows happening? I didn't see anything on the calendar..
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    MM Supertrain Mk2Ds

    Funny, I looked at the website today but didn’t see anything! Good to see these. Unfortunately, had to respray the last rake and committed to other purchases right now. Might pop down to Marks in Cork tomorrow to see if they have them though. Any update on the 121s, I wonder?
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Thanks, Steven. Patrick, I saw the chat window but I wasn’t sure the chat was actually live at that late hour and got the impression you’d respond to the email it requested. First time I’d used it. Sorry about that.
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Is the discount pricing only available if you’ve previously ordered something other than the CIE plough? The full price was showing in my cart for any combo of three (including at least one CIE) the other night. Tried to ‘Chat’ but no response email seems to have received to date? Thank you K
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    Dublin Toy & Train Sale

    What’s date in July?-
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    Small production run of MGWR 6 wheel thirds

    I might also be interested in a short rake of these but what exactly is being offered? Worsley typically does scratch building aids, not complete brass kits like JM Designs or SSM. Perhaps an estimate for what ever is being proposed would be helpful? This must be possible in order to estimate a minimum quantity to break even? A photo @jhb171achill might stimulate some further interest making pricing even better? Thanks K
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    Sounds like the same problem of modeling mesh grilles on Baby GMs etc, mechanical and manufacturing tolerances etc.
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    Very interesting to see the fertilizer wagons in that film with mesh doors. It seems like they must’ve entered the service cfor some period of time to be called Long Kesh wagons.
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    Nice! Very pragmatic. Thank you!!
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    Rails through the west

    It’s probably genuine, you may have got a copy of the Southern Hemisphere edition.
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    Sudden Atlas rolling stock and locomotive factory closure.

    Crikey! No one to run a presumably profitable enterprise? Or was the factory in ill health rather than the owner? 🤔 Fortunately, I don’t really purchase these products just MM, IRM, JMD and a few others
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    CIE Ballast Plough Now Available to Preorder

    On walkabout in Ireland, looks like I found internet on the correct day! Great news so I’ll preorder what I committed to on the other thread. May I purchase any three packs (to include at least one CIE) or only one of each style? Thanks! K
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    The Fry Model Railway

    Thanks, Jonathan. I’m on the Enerald isle at the mo’ but this is a trip to be postponed to next visit, I guess.
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    The Fry Model Railway

    I don't suppose this is open yet correct?
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    CIE Standard coach (laminate stock)

    I'm not sure what happened here or what narrative was mis interpreted exactly. I maybe didn't realize how niche the CIE plough would be as a model. It's not just the number of prototypes but also the number of modelers potentially interested in running or displaying models from that period. I know there were only a few ploughs and I understand that no one wants to buy a rake of them which is why I stated regarding laminates ..."even if brakes, mails, PTOs were not viable to be produced with them". If you guys are seriously intending to consider this earlier at some point then I'm very pleased to hear that. I didn't think that might be viable based on the number of modelers, models being produced much later when the cost will be higher etc. I stand corrected as you'll know the economics of this.. Anyway, these were just my thoughts, and weren't meant to derogate in any way. K
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    CIE Standard coach (laminate stock)

    Yup! Anything produced from this era I would buy since my only other resource would be to buy from another manufacturer who has been heavily criticized by modelers and manufacturers alike at various times. If a high quality laminate 1449-, 1429- or Park Royals appeared I would buy a rake maybe 10 of each, even if brakes, mails, PTOs were not viable to be produced with them, (Jon, I know they didn't run in rakes). They'd look superb among other stock. One or two would have to be resprayed if necessary into a silver livery such as a 1429-. AEC railcars, I would see myself buying three or four pretty much like I have each of the MM 141 in B'n'T and Supertrain plus spares to renumber to more of the class. Again I'd be interested in earlier liveried A classes if/when they are produced. However, if we're having a discussion on at the viability of a CIE plough van, I don;t know if this would ever be realized. It's a shame more limited runs can't be produced like the 111 class locos. Maybe Accurascale sales can be used to subsidize greater variety in the tiny market for Irish models or it's back to resin models, I suppose.
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    CIE Ballast Plough. Can you help us do it?

    One thing about the timing of this is that some modelers may be on vacation and not see this thread. IRM would have the stats on traffic through the website right now, of course
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    CIE Ballast Plough. Can you help us do it?

    I am astounded (and very happy) to see this thread. I had supposed that since the average age at IRM Towers is little lower than the average age of the 'typical' modeler that there might be a tendency to a more modern era in production. I purchased 24 ballasts, that remain unused in their boxes, (blasphemy, I know, sorry lads!), not because I am attempted to emulate Wrenneire but principally because I wanted to do my part to get IRM off the ground and not have it fail at the first fence. I just prefer an older period to model, maybe to do with the stock that I remember from my youth in Ireland, although based on a lot of discussion on the site, even earlier periods into the 1950s also, a period that definitely predates me. I had at least intended to convert one rake of twelve ballasts to dolomites at some point. It's unfortunate that each run of wagons has to sell before another can be produced since the models are then no longer available for purchase to new modelers, or on view in a model shop to stimulate interest for potential new modelers. The production of new models in an earlier era may allow 'excess' models to recirculate to new modelers at reasonable cost on the secondary market, which is what would happen to mine if the option of CIE ballasts became available, I suspect. I'm also waiting on CIE ferts, blue Taras, CIE ... "Stay on topic!", Fran interjects I haven't purchased any ploughs so far. Like iarnrod, I will VERY happily commit to a pair of CIE ploughs and a second set of ploughs from one of the eras to support this effort. Sincere thanks for trying to cater to your CIE era supporters. Kevin
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    Hi Fran, Sorry that wasn’t clearly scripted. I meant that the ploughs didn’t come in CIE style/livery and the orange bubbles cane after the ivory and with only six individual numbers, bauxite Tara’s and more recent version of the Ferts wound seem to indicate a preference for IRM models to be more contemporary. than some modelers🤔 K
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    IRM Fert Wagon

    That’s really very very nice, Richie, as it’s hard to appreciate those center beams on many of the photographs. Richie, I know you have an affinity for some of the rarer and esoteric items that ran on Irish rails, so many of us who are modeling an earlier period are hoping to be included with options e.g. buffers as mentioned earlier@Glenderg. Also earlier liveries/styles which didn’t happen (maybe won’t?) with the plough vans and orange bubbles (but at least we can renunber beyond the six individual numbers supplied) @Warbonnet
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    Layout Plans

    Yes. Agree with that . It looks good
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    Layout Plans

    Absolutely agree
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    Midlands Model Railway Club open day.

    Is an event planned this year? The Facebook site seems a little out of date
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    Model Rail Show August 4th weekend?

    Thanks, Lads. Starting at the complete opposite end of the country but you never know
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    Double height Beet Wagon kit is now available

    Thanks for that. That would make sense that it's much more recent
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