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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Some good news people: Model of the Decade, no less
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  10. 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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  11. A few photos of murphy models 121 B134 on barrow street and the holy trinity regards warb
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  12. 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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  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, 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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  15. Omagh Goods Yard is complete
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  16. 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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  17. Some progress on dart units for barrow street
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  18. Detail slowly being added to barrow street.
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Ahead of the main delivery of B134 models, one complete loco has made its way to us in advance. The model looks absolutely stunning and is well worth all the effort and patience to get to this stage. Paddy Murphy of Murphy models is also understandably proud of this latest arrival. These models are selling fast and less than one hundred are left. The main batch of models are due to follow imminently and once they clear customs etc they will make their way to the IRM distribution centre for delivery to customers. Once they are gone that's it there will be no more.
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  22. a few more days work
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Hi everyone, Many thanks for the pictures and stories. We really get a great buzz about seeing IRM on layouts, weathered up, catalogued and collected and overall enjoyed. We set out as hobbyists to fulfil a gap in our hobby on the back of an outcry on the forum. @BosKonaybrought us together and the rest they say is history! We're proud of what we have achieved and very lucky to take it to full time status. However, personally, I am blown away by @Edo's story. It's brilliant that a hobby can make a difference for us and take us in a new, better direction. 2020 will go down as one of t
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  26. Recent posts have touched on all sorts of matters related to the much-awaited grey 121s appearing, plus the rest of them; what train consists are realistic, tin vans, livery mixtures, what ran with what, good stock, and the big issue of the sheer variety of what was to be seen on the railway in the 1960-70 period, or - to put it another way - into what environment did grey 121s appear. This applies, of course, equally to the forthcoming silver, green, black, and black'n'tan "A" class - and for those who have the likes of their Silverfox cousins, B101, "G" and "C" classes. The first t
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  27. Update regarding barrow street now for the process of slating the church roof with the valley and gutters fitted
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  28. Just to whet the appetite, we dont want the "A's" taking over Might stick some more up tomorrow
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  29. For today's A Class decorated reveal we turn our attentions to A12, in the very attractive CIE black with yellow ends livery of the mid 1960s. We think this livery is particularly attractive on the Crossley powered metrovicks and expect it to become an enthusiasts favourite! Enjoy! You can pre-order your A12 model here for September 2020 delivery: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a12-a-class-locomotive
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  30. Work started back on the last office building Harmony Court on Harmony Row/Brunswick Place which was one of the first buildings started a long time ago. As Time moved on different methods of construction would now be used if i was starting to build it now.
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  31. Another small bit done adding detail to the layout
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  32. Hi everyone, Here's a closer look at our decorated samples of the keg wagons. Enjoy! Remember, they're available to pre-order now and over 40% are already pre-sold. Make sure you don't miss out as they have turned out very nice indeed! Order here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/guinness-keg-liners Cheers! Fran
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  33. Evening Guys, All this talk going on about containers since the arrival of the liners has given me a little nudge to dig these out. Weatherd these 3 last year, as far as I can remember. These two I've just finished this evening
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  34. Hi everyone, The liners are leaving China and will be in your hands in approx 2 weeks time! Just in time for Christmas! Cheers, Fran
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  35. Hi all, Rest easy all, still working away at SSM Towers. I am having technical difficulties with my hosting at the moment and should have it sorted in the next few days. Feel free to email me at info@studio-scale-models.com Good to know y'all care Regards Des
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  36. So the wait is finally over B 121 & B135 landed safely in D5 this afternoon, living close to the Airport has its advantages B121 B135 Comparison of Box sizes
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  37. Nearly there The J19 is almost finished, with just a few things like cab window glazing and wiring the tender pickups to the motor. It will also need some lead weights in the boiler and some running in. Was tempted to give it a heavy weathering job, but the in the colour photos I have, it seems fairly clean, if a bit dusty in some areas. Hence has mainly been worked on with weathering powders. The numbers are HMRS pressfix from their LSWR/SR sheet, while the coal continues to be that from a couple of lumps I liberated from a traction engine rally many years ago! As I've hint
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  38. I thought I'd take a shpin this morning in my time machine, and I ended up at Bray Head in 1955 (got a train out from Harcourt St). I was hoping to see a DSER tank engine on a local, but I hear this strange rumbling sound, and this thing comes into view. I think it's one of the new diesels. Can't see them catching on, though.
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  39. Back to a project which I started way back in October 2018. Ever since then, it's been a case of... Do a little, loose interest. Do a little, loose interest. Do a little... you get the idea. Anyway, here's my now weathered Bulk Cement wagons.
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  41. Another section completed one more to do in the station area. Hurray
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  42. Overhead catenary reach boston sidings
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  43. new stock on barrow street
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  44. ...and finally the laminate coach lightly weathered;- A light spray coating of track dust to the running gear and the coach ends, a few small rust patches here n there, a brown & black wash was dripped down the sides and then cleaned up and the roof was kind of dry brushed with a grey wash and and a rust wash and then cleaned off, axle boxes were painted with metal cote black and polished when dry, same to the buffers, suspension springs given a rust wash..... This project is now complete. Thanks for watching, helping, and posting your great com
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  45. The 80 is nearly at the finish line. Need to hide the wiring and wire up the lights. also need to source some spot lights for the runnning light for the front. Must get on with it. News years resolution is to finish stuff and not start new stuff!!
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  46. I completed out the Laminate coach a month ago or so, set up some photos to post up and promptly forgot to do! - So here are the final bits of the build;- I made .5mm styrene partitions for the corridors and break/goods compartment, painted them brown and test fitted them to the body, chassis n seats. .25mm styrene window sheets were cut out and stuck onto the internal sides with Deluxe Glue'n'Glaze with the aid of a few metal weights to old as the glue goes off. The decal numbers and door handles were fitted, the handles are .4mm bent NS wire through a sliver of t
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  47. Why, yes indeed! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/blogs/announcements/a-class-update-september-2020
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  48. Hi everyone, Some tantalizing pictures in from Murphy Models showing the various liveries with Supertrain to follow! Make sure you get your order in with us and support your Irish model railway manufacturers! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/murphy-models-class-121-locomotive Enjoy! All pics are copyright of Murphy Models. Cheers! Fran
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  49. Evening Guys, It's been a while. So, this morning I decided to ease myself back into the endless list of projects sitting on the bench, by putting this spare 071 body to good use. First, it was off with the 085 shell. Then, on with the new underframe. With the loco opened up, I placed a driver in the cab and also dug out a spare DCC sound decoder to fit. Handrails went on next. And then finally a little painting to finish off the smaller details. 085 is now 077.
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  50. The IRM ferts finally arrived after seemingly getting lost on the way. We lost no time putting them into service. Once again another incredible model from IRM.
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