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  1. IRM Sings The Blues - Original Taras! (and Newer Livery too) We haven't had an IRM announcement for a little while as we work to get the A Classes over the line. Now our Metrovicks are getting close to completion, we can focus on other projects. So, we have a couple of excellent new announcements coming up over the next while. The first of which is a perfect companion to our A Class and something that's been in high demand since we sold out of them a couple of years ago; the Tara Mines wagons are back, and this time in their most iconic livery of blue with Tara branding!
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  2. Ok What do you want. Tell us. Be blunt. Be honest. Be frank. What do you want that is good enough. All you seem to do here is whinge and complain so why is this one any different. Maybe this interest is not for you as clearly it upsets you. 10 years ago even all you had was the vintage MIR resin kits for these and other stuff, people used to say 'wouldn't it be great if someone made them ready to run and affordable' - that is now here from an Irish company that is rapidly growing in terms of good reputation and presence and you still moan. Good oul Ireland - a nation of whingers
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  3. Not on this run, but perhaps on a future run (if such a concept doesnt cause too much frustration!)
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  4. Ghdjkjfgrhfjjfgjcx... Translation: Too excited to type. Who was that moaning? Not good enough? Would ye get the boat???
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  5. Ah here would you ever come off it, we might as well being seeing the start of a golden age in irish railway modelling, both with the lads here at IRM, the advancment of 3D printing and kits from the likes of JM, SSM, Provincial and many others. Of course theres a loco or coach or piece of rolling stock we'd all like to see announced at some stage, but so far we've been spoiled sideways with new releases, not to mention the A's within grasp, feck all to complain about, especially considering the limitations of the pandemic. Not good enough my arse.
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  6. Good to hear. Still holding out hope for CIE era laminates, some 2 axle vans and open wagons somewhere in the future.
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  7. Love the colour of the new Taras - surely it is but a small step now to applying a similar shade to a steam locomotive............
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  8. Great stuff! Missed out on these first time round as I didn't have a layout back then, looks like I'm gonna need a bigger fiddle yard in my new one! Thanks to IRM for all the great work! PS Give us a few pay days before the next announcement...
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  9. great to see the blues finally and it will be great for those that never got taras originally
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  10. Ah feck it....there goes my lockdown savings!
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  11. Delighted to see the new announcement with the never previously released blue Tara's. I missed out on them before but they only thing is now I have to decide between them and another A class I was just about to click checkout on..
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  12. If you care to read the announcement again @Michael Nolan you will see that there are other announcements due in the coming weeks. What an odd statement to make.
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  14. I've read some shite on this forum over the years, but this is the best yet. Not good enough? I'm genuinely baffled by this comment.
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  15. So they're perfect for completing rakes of IRM's last red Taras, while also perfect for anybody lucky enough to track down a grey 071!
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  16. The transition from blue to red oxide overlapped with the replacement of the lids.
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  17. The blue Tara's looked like that for about a week I will have to bite the bullet and weather them!
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  18. Very Disappointed in todays announcement after such a long delay all we are offered is a re-jig of the old models. Not good enough.
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  19. Irish Wagon Range: We began June on a high note with the arrival of the test prints of a new model the GSR version of the IRCH 10T Standard Open wagon and an updated version of the GSR bulk grain wagon. We ran multiple test prints to identifty potential weaknesses in the CAD work under repetitive manufacturing conditions as we ran into problems with the grain wagon discharge gear and had to make a number of amendments to the brake van despite a number of successful test prints. The opens have turned out well but it looks like we missed out the
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  20. They were that colour when brand new, but a bit like a silver A class or silver tin van, or a steam engine in a light or bright colour, they got so filthy, so quickly and so inevitably that the actual livery they were painted in become lost under a layer of gunk. Pretty soon they were repainted in the standard brown colour; this concept also applied to other vehicles like the Castlemungret yokes. In the very few cases of Irish wagons having a livery other than standard CIE, almost inevitably while they LOOK "private owner", they are fully CIE / IE owned. The "bubbles" were branded "I
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  21. Thanks for the pic, mayber he'll believe me now!
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  22. Another excellent announcement bringing more variety yet giving everyone a chance to buy something to meet their needs.
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  23. The blue Tara's look very well. I may wait and see how the finances are going as I want to get a few more A class.
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  24. The new red oxide Taras also have G2 lids. In reality, the transition from G2 to G3 is still taking place...
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  25. Do I have this correct? These blue Taras will wear G1 (first gen) lids. The previous IRM red Taras wore G2 lids. These new red Taras will wear G3 lids.
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  26. Nice surprise this morning even if my credit card was running hot from two Class A's last night. I missed the Tara Mines first time out and always regretted it so my order is in - I don't care if they're a re-hash of the previous model, that's fine with me - they've got new running numbers at least for the previous owners to extend their rakes. I've never seen the blue Taras in model form before. Now if I could lay my hands on an NIR 071 in this blue livery, that's something I'd be interested in.....
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  27. Did the red oxide ones ever have the old style lids or had they all been replaced by then?
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  28. A group of us from the Uk came over in 1994 and called in at Tuam. We noticed on the way up that all the level crossing gates were nicely painted but the weeds were about 3ft high! Got to Tuam and a crew were working on the track. Had a look in the signal box (the wooden box was gone but the base and frame still there, rusted solid!) then got chatting to the crew and asked what was happening. They said the line was being upgraded and reopened up to Sligo. I asked when? MONDAY they said!!! :-) Did the first train up have a brush cutter on the front???? There was still a lot of srtock
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  29. In all fairness, although the item price is way OTT, the only muppet is the person who pays such a price. As for the postage cost, blame the Global Shipping Programme, not the seller. The UK shipping is postage at cost, namely £3.20.
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  30. Yummie. I'll send a 141 light engine straight away to collect some of those. Gorgeous and great to see this golden era of Irish railways finally catered for in terms of RTR wagons.
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  31. Hi Wrenneire, I'm culling my Fleischmann collection but, don't want to rid myself of all of it as it's nice to switch from Irish models to German [DB AG] stock. I am low on container wagons, P&O, DHL, ECS, K-Line, Norasia, NOL and one or two others - these are a mix of two axle and bogie wagons. If you have a list of your Fleischmann stock there might be other bits that I'd be interested in. I think that selling anything other than Irish models on here would be hard as a lot of people might think this site is solely for people who model Irish rather than Irish people who are railway m
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  32. Just spent an enjoyable half hour flicking through posts right from the start. Really interesting to see how the layout has developed. There's a lot to be said for American layout design features if you have the space, while many exhibition layouts are not presented this well either.
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  33. After the passenger train leaves Glen More the goods finished its work and heads towards Cork reaching the tunnel at Keilys Cross as the evening light starts to fade.
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  34. Just that we shouldnt be making vehicles JB, but I wont go any further into it than that. Mistakes were made as they say, and hopefully they learnt from it too. What vans did P&T have in the 60s? Befords, Commers, Thames? Them new fangled Transits? I like the overall green livery, but the orange and white that came in the 70s with the revised logo was fantastic too!
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  35. A 1970-80s Irish construction collection 3 axle Hino mixer, tipper and block truck with Hiab Grab, possibly a generic chassis and body with the option of Hino, Ford D or even Volvo cabs. One Roadstone owner driver in the late 70s invested in a Volvo for hauling stone from Belgard & De Selby while his colleagues bought Ford and Hino Roadstone operated all three types nationwide, Readymix concrete and blocks plus regional companies and a lot of unbranded owner driver tippers hauling for the major suppliers, earthmoving contractors and on their own account. Irish concrete mixer
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  36. Well, I've managed to find some shelf space and built a new layout! Well at 50cm long it's more like a loco programming track but at least I can sit in the office with the sound of a diesel engine ticking over in the background!
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  38. Nice design but what a vibrant blue alright! Not having the weathering skills I think I may reluctantly pass on this model.
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