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  1. Garfield

    LIMA Murphy Models

    Hi JB, The blue Taras had matching blue buffers and Instanter couplers, but the bogies were black.
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    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    Meanwhile, in the IRM warehouse...
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    Deltic in 4mm, By Accurascale

    Cheers, Noel! It was great to see you there! The strong Irish contingent made it feel like home!
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    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Hi Tony, you've lost me? I simply meant that if you're not comfortable with posting on a public forum, then the only option is to stop doing it. It's not an issue unique to IRM.
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi Noel, Only rebuilt locos received the low band, so A15 has the high band.
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi Patrick, A23R will have the low band.
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    A closer look at our A Classes!

    Hi folks, In the hustle and bustle leading up to the launch at the MRSI's October show, a couple of the IR loco numbers got mixed up. They couldn't be left as they were, as 024 was withdrawn while still in Supertrain livery, while 051 had non-standard detailing which would not be economical to tool. Apologies for the confusion!
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    Hoping to get a chance to stop by to have a look, if I can get a few minutes away from the Accurascale stand!
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    Irish Ambulance Trains

    Tony, As others have said above, the content of open forums such as this is searchable and available for the public to read - not just members. This is common to the vast majority of web forums, not just this one. No privacy laws are being infringed upon as the forum does not publicly display your private details (real name, address, contacts, etc.) unless you choose to post them yourself. I don't mean to be blunt, but if this is an issue for you then your best option is to stop posting.
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    Glenbiegh railway station

    I guess the Spanish authorities reckoned it was a loss-maker... 😁
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    Cie parts

    Probably intended to be a representation of the SNCB class 51s (or one of the visually similar classes 55, 60, 62, 64 or 65)...
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    'Huge' Model Railway in 'De Paper'

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    'Huge' Model Railway in 'De Paper'

    Impressive! I'm not sure about the claim of it being "the largest train set of its kind in an Irish residential setting", though. I can think of at least two that are larger...
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    Hattons sale

    Picked up a Heljan Class 14 in NCB livery for £100 including postage, which I'm happy with! Think I'll be showing people the link to the sale on their website in the lead-up to Christmas...
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    B113 (originally 1100) was CIÉ's first Bo-Bo diesel. Both it and its sister 1101/B114 were constructed in Inchicore and had Sulzer engines, so there's no direct link between them and the A class, apart from similar traction motors and some other electrical equipment.
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Here they are in order (there was some duplication)... Michelle Sandra Susan Brona Mary Gillian Paula Laura Julieann Edwina Christina Deirdre Vera Alison Marina Marian Pamela Carol Debbie Frances Emma Sinead Anne Marie Kathleen Anne Marie Kimberley Clara Helan Marietta Lilly Claire Caroline Annabel Georgina Margaret Heidi Louise Catherine Sinead Grainne Barbarra Tracy Annie Michelene Jennifer Andrea Teresa Carmel Lorraine Emer Mary Breda Nora Janet Sarah Iris Roisin Bridie Karen Anne
  17. They are indeed the work of @Dave of this parish.
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    Silver Fox A Class body kit

    Crossley-engined version with GM rebuild ‘B’ designation and low band Black & Tan livery. 🤨
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    Ammonia wagons

    Fauvet Girel constructed them, Dave. Sambre et Meuse manufactured the Y33 bogies used under the ammonias, 42' flats, Taras, etc.
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    That’s correct.
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    There’s a photo of A46 (the loco we’re doing) in Barry Carse’s book on the Metro Vicks. As has been did elsewhere, the shade of green on this loco was darker than the standard shade...
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Still recovering after the show, but to answer questions about the B&T scheme worn by A39R in traffic, here’s a photo of it passing Ballinasloe in 1975: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2371824
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    IRM A Class; Our First Locomotive!

    Hi Noel, As Fran said above, all liveries will be based on photographic evidence, specifically from when the locomotives were in CIÉ/Irish Rail service. Thanks for your order, and for your continued support of IRM and our products.
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    IRM at the Raheny Show this weekend

    Oh, that's this weekend!? Erm...
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    IRM at the Raheny Show this weekend

    Spoiler alert! A further hint here: https://media.giphy.com/media/LwzCyTYWVNMPwznqzi/giphy.mp4

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