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8 minutes ago, Railer said:

Hi team, just looking at the new site. It lists the Plough Vans for July delivery now instead of August as first announced. Have these been moved up by any chance? 

Good spot, it's a typo on our part. Still August! 

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Just to let you lads know, we're at the 40% presold mark on the ploughs and it's pretty neck and neck in the order books. Looks like they're not going to hang around too long! :) 

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On 5/18/2018 at 7:23 AM, Warbonnet said:

Just to let you lads know, we're at the 40% presold mark on the ploughs and it's pretty neck and neck in the order books. Looks like they're not going to hang around too long! :) 

maybe keep the CIE version in mind of these are selling so fast then

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On 5/18/2018 at 1:23 PM, Warbonnet said:

Just to let you lads know, we're at the 40% presold mark on the ploughs and it's pretty neck and neck in the order books. Looks like they're not going to hang around too long! :) 

Glad to see they're selling well. 

Just a question about ordering; is it possible to pay part with a gift card and the remainder by credit/debit card? I couldn't see the option online last time I was ordering but not sure if this has changed with the site update.

Also just noticed that there seems to be VAT added to the cost of the gift card options online i.e. a €10 card costs €13.50 etc. This may have been fixed since but just incase you hadn't noticed. 

Apologies if this is a little off topic but I want to order a set of the ploughs before they're gone :)

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Hi Barl

many thanks for the post!

ill check into the gift card glitch. It should not include VAT!

you can order on the website and choose bank transfer. This then pushes the order to our accounting system which is a lot more flexible than the web front end. 

Once you have the order ID you can send funds by card, PayPal, online banking, gift card or cash by carrier pigeon!

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We've hit the halfway point in sales, ladies and gents. Make sure you don't miss out! 

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Very good news sold 30 then !!!  Joking☺️:D. I wonder if this means more vans than a well known leaning project!  

Looking forward to the arrival of vans.

Robert 

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Glad these vans have proved to be a success so far and despite being a risk will hopefully grow confidence in bringing more niche, low mass models to this market space.

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I'm really looking forward to these. I've always loved the per way stock. Great to see that the sales are so positive, but not surprising.

Rich,

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I am very much looking forward to the plough vans.I remember seeing these vans on a Ballast at Enniscorthy Station,must have been 1978.It had a 001 class at the head of affairs.That time you could walk up to the loading area and watch the ballast wagons been loaded.My late father would normally end up chatting to the driver for ages while I watched the action.

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One of the two items shown publicly this evening at the SDMRC was a 3D print of the plough van. We're delighted how this has turned out and tooling continues with production slated for after the Tara. There are a good few detail parts missing, such as brake gubbins, glazing and grills but it does how off the finesse and fine detailing of the model. 

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Looks just as promising as I thought it would. The real deal will be another top model. I love the tail lamps it will be a really cool feature. Once more thanks men it is as always hugely appreciated.

Rich, 

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Lads, that looks that good I'd nearly take it as it is :) The final product will be stunning. I can't wait to get my hands on a pack of these. 

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Hi lads,.    fantastic looking, great addition to the ballast wagons,. great work.

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Posted (edited)

The older type vans or maybe at least one, were still in use up to 2010 at least. Seen at Dromod Engineering siding with 072 doing the honours.

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Pretty sure that's the old GSWR one. A bit of a 'triggers broom' but part of it was about 100 years old? @Glenderg has all the info on this one!  

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21 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Pretty sure that's the old GSWR one. A bit of a 'triggers broom' but part of it was about 100 years old? @Glenderg has all the info on this one!  

Looks like a hybrid.  The ex-GSWR wooden upper body has been completely replaced or perhaps modified and skinned.

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Yes. There were 2 or 3 into the 1990s. One is at Downpatrick (in a "hybrid" = utterly unauthentic livery!). Body wise it is in more or less original condition. The one shown above is indeed of GSWR parentage, and indeed a "Trigger's Brush"! Wheels, axleguards, buffers and body are of CIE origin, and comparatively modern times at that. The overall chassis and probably the original body framing is original - that's all.

There were several built, I think about 1915.

 

 

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Hi everyone,

To compensate for the disappointing news about the Tara delay due to the super typhoon, here's the first engineering sample of the ploughs from the factory in China. The factory has painted it in NIR blue for some reason! Overall there is a lot to like but some changes required too. These will be conveyed back to China and changed before we received decorated samples. 

Please note that fit and finish isn't up to the usual standards of a fully factory finished model, that finesse comes later!

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Cheers!

Fran

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Actually looks really good in NIR blue. Also love the BR one on Facebook😁

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14 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

Hi everyone,

To compensate for the disappointing news about the Tara delay due to the super typhoon, here's the first engineering sample of the ploughs from the factory in China. The factory has painted it in NIR blue for some reason! Overall there is a lot to like but some changes required too. These will be conveyed back to China and changed before we received decorated samples. 

Please note that fit and finish isn't up to the usual standards of a fully factory finished model, that finesse comes later!

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Cheers!

Fran

It's good to see that your trying to get the colours for the Class 80 correct already!😂

 

Looks great. 

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Have you ordered your plough vans yet? We have seen a surge of orders since we unveiled our pre-production sample from our Chinese factory across all three liveries, none of which are the NIR blue above! They sure do look good with ballast wagons though!
 
We have requested some changes to be made to the tooling to improve finesse but they are still on track to be with us later in 2018. Don't miss out, order yours today: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/ballast-plough
 
Cheers!
 
Fran
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Any more photos of the IRM layout? Looks like a pretty nice bit of modelling.

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Can't wait to get my hands on a pack of these stunners. And without straying from topic, can I just say the Ballast wagon looks fantastic when weathered. 

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1 hour ago, iarnrod said:

Any more photos of the IRM layout? Looks like a pretty nice bit of modelling.

We will get some more of it and start a wee thread on it in the next few weeks. It will also be attending some future shows all going well!

1 hour ago, jason brady said:

Can't wait to get my hands on a pack of these stunners. And without straying from topic, can I just say the Ballast wagon looks fantastic when weathered. 

All the handiwork of our very own @Glenderg, the weathering really brings them to life! 

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