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  1. 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
    21 points
  2. 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.
    19 points
  3. Taken lunchtime today! No words needed!
    17 points
  4. A quick look at CIE
    14 points
  5. Well I have waited a long, long time for this day! And with huge thanks to Sean Hogan for the use of his excellent layout, the nourishment and the constant banter flowing between Sean, Joe Dave, Richie and myself, here is B131 in action with a rake of 22 goods wagons from all over the island. The sound is via Wheeltappers 645 decoder, which I know is not prototypically correct, but it's all I have and it sounds terrific, not to mention the driving experience which must be the closest thing to driving the real thing!!!! Paddy Murphy has brought the best Christmas present to me so take a bow and
    13 points
  6. I started this Revell kit in 2016/2017 and am just now finishing up a diorama base to display it on. I intend to static grass around the runway, and I have built a cover for the model from acrylic sheet.
    12 points
  7. Hi everyone, We're delighted to announce that the ballast and gypsum wagons have arrived in Dublin and dispatch will begin shortly! We have a massive amount of pre-orders on these so they will take a number of days to get through. We still have some left in stock if you fancy them, order your ballasts here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/ballast-hoppers and your gypsum here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/gypsum-ore-wagons Cheers! Fran
    11 points
  8. Well when you have the brand new MM 121's, then there going to need a crew to operate them and keep them in tip top working order! Enter Glenderg Models who gave me a sneak preview this evening of some prototypes figures he is working on!! They look absolutely fantastic! I suspect there's a Ken Fox, a Lar Griffin, maybe even a Noel Enright in the production line, with more surprises to come! Looking forward to their release! And yes, I have Richie's blessing to post them!
    11 points
  9. There's nothing wrong with fair criticism either. Like if the models were poor runners or whatever then you could rightly complain loudly after handing over almost 200 quid for one but these little cosmetic details across a fleet of locos that were virtually all unique in some way due to the various modifications that took place would simply make almost any model economically nonviable if you were to be overly strict about being prototypical. You can have a wide variety of running numbers and liveries with little details that don't reflect the prototype OR you can have one or two liveries and
    10 points
  10. Latest installment of barrow street
    10 points
  11. Next on the weathering bench is the guinness wagons. Kept it simple by dulling down the paintwork on the cages, frame and bogies with a coat of frame dirt along the bottom to finish. Hope you enjoy. And since i have a new addition in a class 121 seemed fitting for it to take them for a spin VID_20201126_172317.mp4 VID_20201126_172317.mp4 VID_20201126_172317.mp4
    9 points
  12. The last few days have been tense and traumatic as Madame and one's youngest daughter who still resides with her husband here, have decided that its time the Christmas decorations went up and the house generally tidied/ dusted etc. I thought COVID meant that Christmas was cancelled but no its all systems go and when was I going to do my bit. Well they can't complain I have and here are the photos to prove it. Glengarriff has been spruced up and the piles of plastic bits tools, brushes paint pots etc tidied away. In addition the new layout is coming on. I can't really lay any track until
    9 points
  13. Got these beauties from Marks Models yesterday......oh my giddy aunt. ill spend this evening figuring out how to get a consist working.
    9 points
  14. Arrival today care of PM on Barrow Street. Top Class
    9 points
  15. Hi everyone, We will be receiving our next batch of 121s tomorrow and dispatch will commence from Tuesday onwards. Cheers! Fran
    9 points
  16. Beautiful looking models. Do people really think the big RTR players don't have to make compromises on details to make a model viable in the different variants? I'll take the IR model with the wrong marker lamps and silver headlight enclosure rather than no IR models at all!
    8 points
  17. Is one of those Donald Trump?
    7 points
  18. Yes , there are a couple more I’m sure , the snatchers are not perfectly correct on the B121 and B135 , however these are minor niggles a lot of these can be corrected easily enough and do not take away from the fact that these are an absolutely superb model , none of the other models 141 , 181 071 and 201 had so many modifications / variations on the original locos as the 121 class no handrail / handrail, std centre window/small centre window , MU socket / no MU socket, vent on side skirts / no vents on side skirts , door vents / no door vents , blanked out cab windows, roof aerials , then
    7 points
  19. Its looks even better in real life!....magnificent job!
    7 points
  20. Hows this for an inexpensive bit of history Picked it up recently, owner was thinking of bringing it to the recycle bank! And contrary to what has been printed on some sites the vendor was not preyed on or vunerable and got a very fair price for this piece of Irish railway history, unlike our mutual friend in Naas.
    7 points
  21. All of the 121 class would have received Catwalk handrails in the early 1970’s , fitting them for MU(Multiple Unit) working would take longer B121 being first (1973) , B134 second (1974/75) B131 was fitted for MU in late 1975 so the model is spot on , B125 was not fitted for MU working while in Black and Tan , it was the last 121 fitted with MU equipment in 1978 and by that stage it was in Supertrain livery so again the model is spot on . While on the subject of handrails the 141, 181, and 071 class came built with EMD catwalk handrails , the catwalk handrails on the 121 were made in
    7 points
  22. Any plans to start selling Club Orange or Tayto crisps through the website? Could do with either or both, too.
    7 points
  23. Time for our once a year killer sale, and this year we are spoiling you with some serious value! Our modern spoil wagons can now be had at an incredible 40% off the retail price if you buy two or more packs! These wagons are found across the modern Irish Rail system working engineering trains with 071s and 201s and have done so for almost a decade. What's more, the spoil containers can be easily removed and repurposed as a container or beer keg liner wagon, giving you lots of flexibility. With more keg loads coming in the new year, these will serve as the perfect flat wagons t
    6 points
  24. 141/181 locomotives in for a service at the Lakeview servicing point on Tara junction. The pit road lighting has added to the scene and makes life a lot easier for the fitters.
    6 points
  25. Providing plasticard of a reasonable thickness is used, it will last a lifetime. the attached picture has three scratchbuilt locos in plasticard, the 0-6-0 and 2-6-0 (tender is RTR) n the front row, and the 4-4-0 in the centre row. All scratchbuilt some 40+ years ago, and still going strong, although could do with more detailing. The two 4-4-0s in the back row are modified RTR.
    6 points
  26. Baby GMs on the Bell liner.
    6 points
  27. How about everybody holds on the bloody nitpicking for a few weeks? I for one, will be waiting a few weeks to receive mine, and I don't want the moment ruined weeks in advance with lists and lists of imperfections. Please!
    6 points
  28. Just arrived a few moments ago and put to work
    6 points
  29. Just finished IFM TPO which I bought as a kit a few years ago. 20201123_190047.mp4 I dont know what happened to the video but it can be viewed by clicking on the dots at the end.
    6 points
  30. If the stock is runing low hopefully they will put up a post to that effect call it a "spoiler alert "!!!!
    6 points
  31. Should have known better Got a PM last week from our resident livery specialist. Not the first time either, but his advice is always very welcome, even [especially] when I get things wrong. To be honest, was rather expecting it, as the GSWR brake and van were not only too light a grey, but the former had its strapping highlighted in black. So, out with something darker, which also necessitated doing the lettering again. Shame in a way to over paint Richard's brake van, but even the maestro got it wrong occasionally. Anyway, many thanks JHB and hopefully this shade looks a bit bett
    6 points
  32. N would be the biz in Irish Railways, A proper rake of M3 is waaaaaaaay too long for most layout along with long block trains like containers and cements, taras, I have a 12ft Scenic section and the Mk3's stretch across all of that.
    5 points
  33. Great Deal Not my era - but a great opportunity for those to build up their fleets with these multi purpose wagons. Indeed ....................Im looking forward to at least 45% off the A Class next year
    5 points
  34. A chance to revisit the work pile saw work on 12 items this evening, bogie beets, Bell containers, barriers, 4 wheel taughtliner cement and the IFM 47 footer got a bit of details added. - but as supplied as part of the bogie history project. Some quick pics follow. The 4 bogie beet bodies with on left a BT xx number panel and then a height notice and a "Dublin containers" label, all from the Robert Roache stable ! and readable with good eyes but beat my little camera or what I know about it anyway. Will look good behind a 121/141/181 lash up, yes it should be 13 long but layout w
    5 points
  35. B125 with a cement load making its way gingerly thru the Bagnalstown Yard ahead of major construction works - the 121 is such a smooth runner...
    5 points
  36. Hi Lads, Just come across this, some excellent footage, I've not seen much or any of this before so fair due to the IRRS for sticking this on Utube. Interesting to the background to getting all these super 8s onto digital, the work the chap has done is immense. @Noel you will be in your element here! You may even now try to get a rate of Mk.2 in primer green!
    5 points
  37. I have to agree, Dave. Especially when the criticism comes from a member with the grand total of 2 posts on these forums! BOTH of those posts are pointed criticism of Murphy Models products. I don’t like to demonise or single out anybody but this sort of crap needs to be called out.
    5 points
  38. Progress! Well, a little anyway, but no matter how many locomotives I build, there is always something intrinsically satisfying in creating a working chassis. Everything else after that is just 'cosmetic'! OK, still requires a lot of work, but it is really nice to know that the model is going to work well. Getting there has been 'interesting' shall we say. The extended frames above the bogie were a straightforward bit of cutting and filing, while soldering everything together with the frame spacers went reasonably well. The main issue was ensuring everything was square and level,
    5 points
  39. Yes the ran on enterprise service my dad drove them
    5 points
  40. Unidentifiable 121 class on Enterprise arriving at Gt Victoria Street, 9 Feb 1965
    5 points
  41. Murphys Models Class 121 on Barrow Street
    5 points
  42. Old Blarney. I recently had the pleasure of having Old Blarney filmed by Studio Scotland Ltd, an award winning film & video Production Company. They have produced:- Building a Model Railway - From Start to Finish (Part 1). Director Stewart Menelaws gets the opportunity to turn one of the studio offices into a railway room. Building a Model Railway - Detail & Technology (Part 2). Takes the viewer into greater detailing and technologies. Building a Model Railway – The World of Modelling (Part 3). Filming around the country; with interviews from le
    5 points
  43. Was told before Christmas by Mr. Murphy yesterday, Graham for Supertrain and IE.
    5 points
  44. Spares have been ordered, and are in stock
    5 points
  45. IRM have shown their colours by doing the current re-run of the original Ballast wagons and past re-runs of the cement wagons. Fear not all in good time. Looking forward to their next new Irish wagon project (hoping its of the 2 axle variety) The hobby has never been in better shape.
    5 points
  46. A good hint for some of you ham handed modellers out there Saw this today while Fishplate was busy running his new locos Use these coloured tags to indicate which ends match when putting your loco back in its box. Why anyone would want to take it out is beyond me!
    5 points
  47. Making a start First of all, many thanks again to everyone who has offered help. The last week or so has been spent poring over drawings and photos, plus having a good read of Geoff Holt's two books on scratch building locomotives, again. As an all round layout builder, I find it can be very useful to remind myself of basic techniques when you start again on something you haven't done for ages. So, the first job was to make an outline drawing of loco and tender. Wheels, chimney, dome etc are not included, as this is all about working out basic things like the frames and, in particu
    5 points
  48. I acquired this Union Drilling Machine for a restoration project and ultimately use it when restored. It's rated at 1PP (Person Power). I used one of these in my silversmith days back in the 70's, it was driven by a belt off the workshop line shaft but one had to turn the handle at the top to drop the drill bit into the work. It's going into a bath of diesel for a few weeks to free the rust up and then restoration. Eoin
    5 points
  49. Confession time; a Murphy or IRM-standard 80 class would be welcome in my house, even though in real life I saw them as too modern, dull BR design and NOISY and rattly to travel in the power cars! I could be persuaded to take a two-car 2700 too, quality permitting, and fertiliser wagons I thought long and hard about. Each to their own, of course. We always have “steam-deniers” in our midst!
    5 points
  50. Can I join in on the 20 or is it 200 question time? I have 3 IE liveried 121's which may not arrive until post January pre-paid plus 2 A Class pre-paid. Does this mean I will now be liable for import duty to the UK from IRM in Dublin. I think I probably will be but the Mrs has been dropping hints about her Christmas presents and it could well be that she will have to settle for a Mars Bar and even the dogs might end up with a couple of dog chews. I'll be a bit upset if the dogs have to go without!
    5 points
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