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  1. It is with great regret that I have to pass on the news of our friend Glover passing “to his reward”. Behind the pseudonym was a quiet, much-loved family man – Aidan Dunne. I received a letter from his wife Barbara yesterday, telling me that he had passed away in early August. I had been in touch with her, after Aidan expressed a desire to see his work retained in some way. I made some progress with that back on August. I last met Aidan exactly a year ago, at Blackrock, when he bought the CIE Cattle kits which you can see, superbly built and finished, in an earlier post on the
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  2. Hi everyone, There has been some silence on this project and I must admit that's down to IRM, and not Robert, so apologies to both Robert and all of you who are interested in this footbridge for that. We were so impressed with Robert's design and attention to detail that we approached him with a view to mass produce his footbridge design rather than do a small run 3D print, which he has very graciously agreed to. So, this will be a new scenic accessory from IRM! What's more, we are working on a modular concept for the bridge, allowing for various spans and orientations, giving
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  3. At last some good news people End May delivery: MM0124, MM0129, MM0134. IE logo. So should be available to purchase after June 8th End June delivery: MM0121, MM0135 CIE grey. MM0125, MM0131 CIE Black, hopefully available after July 7th End July delivery: MM0126, MM0132 CIE supertrain. MM0127, MM0130, MM0133 IR logo, available early August As you are probably aware, shipping from China is somewhat erratic (and expensive) due to medical supplies getting priority, but PM is already working on it. All going well, he would hope to start shipping to retailers from 8th.June
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  4. Today, 12/09/20, two days after my 78th Birthday, our Postman delivered a wee parcel. To my delight it is my 121 from The Paddy Murphy Stable. This delivery made me thing a wee bit. I thought of my age, my model railway, the locomotives I am running; as I prepare for a professional Filming Session of Old Blarney this Thursday. Most importantly, my thoughts turned to the man who made it possible for me to have models of Irish Locomotives, and rolling stock, Paddy Murphy. His production of accurate models of the 141 and 181 Locomotives as used on our Railway System, and each of the
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  5. Decorated Samples of the A Class! Here is what we have all been waiting for; decorated samples of our hotly anticipated A Class locomotives! Over the coming days we will bring you photos of each decorated sample we have received from China, beginning with our special edition A1 in as delivered condition! As you can see, the class leader is resplendent in original silver livery, which particularly shows off the bogie detail! There are some small changes to be made, but overall we are very happy with this one! Enjoy the ph
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  6. Well folks, today is a very special landmark for us here at IRM, as we received the first pre-production prototype of our highly antcipated A Class! We've already given it a quick spin around our layout, and we are blown away by the crispness of the detail, the etched grills, the shape, and that performance! It's beautifully heavy and very, very smooth! There are some snags required such as lighting functions, roof details and fit, but overall it is most encouraging! It will take pride of place on our stand at the forthcoming South Dublin Model Railway Show this Octob
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  7. I've been promising to show some progress photo's on this for a while, so better late than never.
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  8. This really gets my goat up PM slogging away on his own working from detailed drawings and talking with people who worked on the locos. Then he lands out a 6 figure sum , eventually gets the locos delivered, then distributed and a keyboard warrior comes along and complains about boxes being silver not white! Jesus wept man admire the models for what they are and praise what has been done correctly, give the man a brake! And play with them
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  9. Hi everyone, Today (October 16th) is a bit of a landmark day for IRM as it is 5 years since we broke cover publicly for the first time! From a chat online, to a few pints in a pub to something which has well, gotten way out of hand, we have come a long way in a short period of time. There has been some great moments along the way, and some set backs too (typhoons, our social event thwarted by snow!) but we are delighted to be here and to have you with us along the way too. Without your support and purchases, there would be no IRM after all! A couple of weeks after we annou
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  10. 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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  11. Bog Road Level Crossing was the last LC before Youghal,on the Cobh Junction-Youghal line.This layout will be on show at the Wexford Model Railway clubs Easter show this Weekend.The layout is based on the photo in the background,taken in summer of 1978,just before the regular goods trains ceased.I plan to run sound chipped A and C class as well as a 141.Thanks to Richard Wall for the photo.
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  12. JM Design is considering introducing a range of highly detailed 4mm OO gauge ready to run traditional Irish rolling stock in conjunction with Irish Railway Models. We focusing mainly on stock introduced between the 1920s and the early 1950s that operated during the steam and through to the early "Supertrain" era. Our first planned models are the GSR/Ranks Ireland Bulk Grain wagons that were introduced in the mid 30s and remained in service until the end of wagon load grain traffic in the mid 1970s. Our second planned model is the humble Irish Standard 10T Open Wagon a design th
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  13. Well it's moved on considerably since August. It is now on site and the track is down and now I have to sort out the computer control. The build has now been split between 2 companies to speed it up. We are doing the boards, track, point and computer control. It should be open to the public for Christmas.
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  14. Hi everyone, Exciting news this morning! We will be stocking the exciting forthcoming range of Murphy Models 121 Class locomotives in OO gauge! A total of 12 running numbers across 5 liveries will be available to order from us, as well as the DCC decoder and two different sound chips! Our price for these models in €189.95 with free postage in Ireland and the UK included! Read more about these lovely locomotives and how to place your pre-order here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/blogs/announcements/irm-to-stock-murphy-model
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  15. Hi everyone, We thought it would be good to share some good news and optimism in these bleak times. We can confirm that our factories in China are back up and running and as you can see below, our Guinness keg wagons are currently being painted and assembled. In this first pic you can see the cages, chassis and kegs (which will be painted silver!) in various stages of assembly. Here are the kegs, undercoated before silver paint is applied (and upside down in this pic of course!) As many of you will have seen, we have a fully finished sample of the wagon which w
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  16. Some good news people: Model of the Decade, no less
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  17. In advance of these ladies arriving, Fran let me rob a pair for "interfering with". Rugby on the wireless, house quiet, one of life's simple pleasures. Here's a taster, but I'll have a full "how to" next week if you fancy dipping your toe into weathering. The beauty of this process is that an airbrush etc. is not required, and is completely reversible, even when everything has dried. Richie. Edit - the body and chassis is normally a single component, but my 4 year old wanted to see it, hence why it's in 2 parts...
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  18. 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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  19. A brief update to the layout - there have been a number of new acquisitions for the motive power lineup and one end of the scenic section has received an upgrade with the addition of trees and other scenic details.
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  20. Irish Footbridge I have modelled the footbridge that is present in Wellingtonbridge. This footbridge is similar to many of the pedestrian bridges seen across the Irish Rail network. There are several models available which could be used to represent an Irish footbridge, including one from York Modelmaking which I read about recently. To match the prototype, there are 16 steps on the station side and 17 steps with a few additional concrete steps on the non-station side, which matches the layout of Wellingtonbridge. I went to additional effort to represent the design of the step
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  21. A few photos of murphy models 121 B134 on barrow street and the holy trinity regards warb
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  22. I was told these "were for my eyes only" but you know me, cant keep a secret Dont tell anyone!!! I wont be sending out Christmas cards, these should do.
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  23. Needs no further introduction really! Please note, this is a first sample and yes, we know there are corrections to be made! But, well, yum yum!!! Pre-ordering will be open soon. You have been warned! Cheers! Fran
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  24. Even though we all knew what to expect from recent photos, I have to say I'm blown away by the detail on this beauty up close. It has without doubt, been worth the wait. Most will probably prefer to double head with another 121. But I also have a soft spot for the pairing below. Have to also point out, despite the age difference between both models, the 141/181 still stands up extremely well against the new offering with regards to detail. Just highlights yet again what Mr Murphy achieved all those years ago.
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  25. Well folks, we have been asked in person, emailed, lobbied and have had some oh-so subtle hints over the past couple of years about making a certain locomotive. So, we have listened, and we have decided to push ahead and do an A Class for 2019. As you can see, CAD is complete. Looks well, right? We surveyed A39r with permission of the Irish Traction Group and The Downpatrick and Co. Down Railway, both of whom were most helpful and accommodating in the development of this model. They are two fantastic groups, well worth donating to, volunteering with and visiting as they keep our rai
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  26. Hi everyone, It’s absolutely fantastic to see these wagons in action and on such great layouts. Thank you for posting them and keep them coming. However, we are aware that there has been a couple of issues too. We have been in touch with the factory to discuss our unhappiness about the tightness of wheels on the bogies (a characteristic none of the Tara’s or 42 samples had at all, and the flats have exactly the same bogie, same tooling etc.) and the droopy buffer issue with these wagons. With a bit of oiling and some running in, the tightness of the wheels is cured, but we
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  27. Omagh Goods Yard is complete
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  28. Hi everyone, Well after months of research, CAD, checking, corrections, amendments to corrections and tooling, the first sample of our massive 'project 42' has arrived, sporting a first sample view of our weed spray tanks! The fully diecast underframe provides a lovely weight with excellent detail and fidelity in plastic and wire fittings. It also comes on our excellent Y33 bogies as first seen on the Tara Mines wagons, so rotating axle hubs are included! We have some corrections to make, but overall it looks excellent! Here are some images to whet the appetite! (Please no
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  29. A few pics of the first pre production 121’s on their way to Ireland for testing enjoy
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  30. Bit of news on the Fry Model Railway. Model Rail Baseboards have been commissioned to build the new layout for the Cyril Fry Model Railway Museum. The new layout will be 11mtr long x 4mtr wide in OO gauge.
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  31. Today the last of the remaining B134 locomotives sold out. A huge thank you to all those who have supported the RPSI in this venture. This project has brought in vital income at a time when all our normal operations have come to a halt along with the associated income. This project would not have been possible without the generous assistance from Paddy Murphy of Murphy Models with the production and supply of the models. Also the team at IRM who volunteered their assistance with the hosting of sales, dealing with orders and dispatching the models to customers. We also had a numb
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  32. The first photo shows a finished model, the second has yet to have rust applied.
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  33. I have not been able to spend time on the layout following foot surgery which unfortunately did not go as planned. Following my new podiatrists orders I am spending my days on the sofa with my foot elevated. A bright spot today was the arrival of a couple of 121's. I couldn't resist posing one on the layout and taking a few photos.
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  34. A brief preview of the CAD work for the prototype of our first 4mm OO Gauge traditional Irish goods wagon a CIE 20T goods brake. The prototype is to verify that certain elements of the model are of adequate strength and to check the re-production of finer detail such before we progress to the production CAD work, including full rivet detail, buffers, brake gear, marker lamps, foot steps and the guards stove and bench seats. At this stage we are looking at the option of producing the model using 3D SLA technology with an abs material or vacuum casting using an
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  35. Some progress on dart units for barrow street
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  36. Detail slowly being added to barrow street.
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  37. Another update on two buildings of rostrevor court for barrow street which have been a pain to do. Main buildings complete now for paths and exterior landscaping to do.
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  38. I was talking to an elderly gent today from Wexford St. He told me to show nobody, but you know me, A few minor issues have arisen which may knock delivery back by 4 -6 weeks but we should have them by mid summer at the latest Enjoy.
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  39. Getting closer and closer... Look out for more pics in the coming days... Cheers! Fran
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  40. Hi all. It has been quite some time since I've been on here. (This has been down to some general fatigue and aches and pains, along with a hectic family life, new job and just not having much time) . Any way, I felt less and less like going to the attic, so I took the decision to run down the attic layout and work on a simple micro layout that could be stowed away easily. My mind was made up when my father in law gave me a stock of wood off cuts including a number of ply boards cut to about 8" by 3ft , and some more a little shorter. As soon as I saw them I started thinking "layout, layout".
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  41. These Black'n'Tan livery MM 121s are just gorgeous. B125 got a very light dusting in the sheep dip. Just enough to get the plastic shine off it.
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  42. Having completed the major scenic work and cleaned up the layout area it's a good time for a video showing how the layout fits into the available space. Our condo is split level, the stairs in the video comes down from the upper floor which is at ground level. This area has no windows, being a partial basement and the temperature remains constant throughout the year making it a perfect environment for a model railway. The area was originally intended as a storage room but the original owner had the builder omit the door and wall, finish the space, installed numerous electrical outlets and cabl
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  43. Some photos for us fellow modellers to drool over! With the kind permission of, and on behalf of Sean Hogan who commissioned it, this is his recently completed gauge O, 7mm working scale model of the GSR's flagship 800 class steam locomotive 'Maedb'. It was built by Brendan Kelly from a kit, which I believe was produced, many moons ago, by the Model Railway Shop in Monck Place in Phibsboro, Dublin. Eoin Murray then completed the valve gear, painted, lined and detailed the model. The photographs do not do it justice - it is a magnificent model in every respect, and massive credit is due to the
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  44. a few more days work
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  45. We have been appointed to build the new layout for the Fry model railway museum. The new museum is not far off finished in the old casino building in Malahide. The new layout is 11mtr long x 4mtr wide and will be OO gauge. The reasons for OO was space as O gauge in that size would look like a train set and budget. Replacing O gauge Irish rolling stock was also an issue. The cost in replacing a loco being in excess of 2 grand they quickly realised OO was the way to go. The Cyril Fry original collection is currently off for conservation and will be on display in the museum. The m
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  46. Well lads I hope everyone enjoyed the good old Warley war!! Battling through the crowd. I have got to say I really enjoyed the whole event on Saturday. Met up with Wrenneire aka Dave and John Hamilton at Ardmore. I hope your colleague was ok after his fall. Also meeting up with Patrick and Fran on the IRM/Accurascale stand and taking the time to have a chat and see the new products due soon, great stuff. But just as I left the show and entered the Starbucks queue I happen to say hello to Paddy Murphy. This is a man I have only seen once before in my life. So he said
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  47. IRM Ballast Plough VAN. Here are a couple of pictures of the IRM Plough van, before and after weathering.
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  48. Hi everyone, Here is sneak peek at the design for the internals of the the A. Here you can see the heavy chassis block, large central can motor with twin fly wheels and circuit board. This work has been approved and tooling of the chassis components is well under way! Exciting times I'm sure you will agree! Cheers! Fran
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  49. some photos of barrow street forgive the quality
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  50. Plasser Tamper No 5 complete. Some pic's of the tamper machine finished at last.
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