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  1. Hi everyone, We have uploaded production sample images to the website so you can see each pack in the plastic! Some tasters below too. Just hit 50% pre-sold, so don't hang around for long if you want some! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/tara-mines Cheers! Fran
  2. Hi everyone, Just to confirm the Taras are now on the high seas and heading our way. They're due to dock at the end of October, with orders being dispatched into early November. Grab some before they all go! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/tara-mines Cheers! Fran
  3. We're looking at circa another 10 days folks. The train relies on lots of connections. Think the boat is simpler and almost as fast for future reference!
  4. Hi everyone, Due to a DB strike in Germany last week the train has been a tad delayed and caught in a backlog. They're currently about to get underway again but we're about 10 days away from arrival. Hurry up DB!!! Cheers. Fran
  5. I dont own any of them, so kinda hard to do a side by side (and poor form from a manufacturers POV to be honest) You'll just have to compare and contrast when they arrive! Cheers! Fran If anyone can provide photos of former BR Mark 2B or Mark 2C coaches they may have in their collections we would love to see them!
  6. Hi Kevin, Thanks for clearing that up, it's a very tricky one for us but as the amount of people who have 21mm converted our stock can be counted on one hand I'm sure you can see our dilemma. Also, if people are doing 21mm they also tend to be very skilled modellers, so moving some brake shoes is usually a doddle for them compared to someone who would classify themselves as a "trainset modeller" having to set them in the 00 position. Regarding your second point, it seems I did interpret it incorrectly. I read it as though we have not been making provision for 21mm which seems not your intention so I apologise. We would happily weather any opinions but sometimes we have to set the record straight too if we feel it's misinformation which I did originally in this case, if that makes sense? All good now. Cheers! Fran
  7. Hi Noel, It would indeed. The grille is the tricky one due to it's unique nature but the rest of the coaches can be renumbered and we did our best not to use same numbers across the different packs to give lots of variety. Cheers, Fran
  8. Rome wasn't built in a day, so don't worry, earlier stock will come. These things just take time is all. What persisting 21 regauging issues? All our bogie stock has sufficient room, as does the As, and you can see here that we have tooled the B4 and B5 bogies for these coaches for 4ft 8 and a half and 5 ft 3 for the NIR examples to allow regauging to 21mm. Can this evolution to the unfortunate slight lack of room on the Ballast/Bubble chassis be classed as persistent? Thanks! We have previously re-run our cement bubbles, ballast hoppers and have just done the same with our Tara Mines wagons, so there is every possibility depending on how popular something is. We do not re-run same numbers with the same livery combination though, and while we hope to do the maroon and blue NIR mark 2s one day it is very difficult to say if we will rerun NIR Mark 2s in this livery again one day given their niche nature. Like everything Irish outline, it's wise to grab them while you can and if you decide later they're not for you you will get most of your money back (or even a profit) by selling them. Incorrect. Work began on these about 2 years ago with Gareth project managing this one and a smashing job he has done too. To answer your question re. Enterprise headboard; this will be in the accessory bag so user fit as you see fit. Cheers! Fran
  9. Just note on these; they're an Accurascale accessory so do not come with the cages for the wagons like the IRM loads! Cheers! Fran
  10. Hi everyone, We have just received the balance of these from the factory and were informed that this is the very last of the stock. So, if you want one, now's your last chance to bag one from IRM! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/vehicles/products/adl-enviro400-dublin-bus-191-d-44403 Cheers! Fran
  11. Thanks! A lot of work goes into the models of course, but also all the other areas such as financials, web systems and our PR and marketing. It's a full time effort and all hands on deck but we all work well together like a well oiled machine We prefer the less waiting time too, so typically when a sample is shown the model will be typically arriving in 12 months from that point. We think that works best all round as you guys can see it exists, plan out saving and not have to wait too long! Cheers! Fran
  12. No pressure really, we enjoy what we do. It is why all new models are announced with a sample, like these coaches so we we can cut down on waiting times for you guys. We wont be going back to the glacial pace of the 42ft flats and the As ever again as it left you all waiting way longer than we wanted. We learnt our lesson there. Cheers! Fran
  13. Conversely there are many NIR 111s and 201s, not to mention silver fox and MIR kits of Hunslets with little to nothing to haul. It's always a case of "grab these now or regret it later" and so far sales have been positive. With the backlog at the factories the way we are the production run of these will be smaller than recent things we've made, so worth keeping that in mind too. Cheers! Fran
  14. Dont forget the two NIR 201s for the later livery, IR and Supertrain locos and of course the Hunslets!
  15. That will require some modelling to take them out. But the space is all there! Cheers! Fran
  16. Good guess! To be honest it would be great to do the other half, but it is entirely dependant on how these go. NIR is a niche within a niche, so to do an NIR powered model will hinge on sales of these coaches. It's a bit of a gamble but hopefully rewarded! Cheers! Fran Meanwhile in Foynes.... Don't forget, these travelled extensively across the country. Not just on Enterprise workings!
  17. Exactly! And Maroon and Blue only ran with Hunslets.....
  18. Thanks everyone, you can read all the info on them here! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/blogs/announcements/irm-gets-enterprising-with-nir-mark-2-coaches
  19. Hi everyone, As you may have read elsewhere, we have an all new tooling announcement today at midday. We have one for IRM, and one for sister brand, Accurascale. It will be premiered on the Hornby Magazine YouTube channel at high noon with full samples demonstrated on their layout. You can watch here, and in the meantime feel free to wildly speculate! Cheers! Fran
  20. Hi everyone, Great news! Our Taras are now complete and due to leave the factory next week! They will travel by sea but will arrive as per our estimate of Q4, likely October. Over 40% are already presold, so make sure you get your order in soon! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/tara-mines Cheers, Fran
  21. Hi Tony, Sadly not. The Crossley engine is proving to be elusive for us at the moment with everything that's been going on in the world, but we are still determined to get it. Hopefully soon. Cheers! Fran
  22. Hi everyone, Not sure if this was shared previously, but Andy York of BRM magazine has taken a look at the As and given his verdict on how they perform. Check out his video here. Cheers! Fran
  23. Hi everyone, Great News! Our A Classes are now well into their journey from the factory towards our warehouse for final delivery. With the numerous issues around shipping in recent months we felt it was fitting to deliver our first locomotive by rail! The locos are currently travelling the 7.500 mile rail journey across China, Russia and Europe where they will then transfer to ship for the final leg to Ireland. They will land with us in the first week of September and arrive with modellers in mid September, smooth travelling permitting! With four running numbers already sold out on pre-order and others not far behind they are not going to hang around too long. Order yours today: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive Cheers! Fran
  24. Hi @Ironroad, 1. A rerun is a new announcement, as is a bus. So we have made new announcements this year already. 2. There is still one third of 2021 one left, and there will be announcements (including announcements of all new tooling) within the one third of the year left. We now announce things when they are ready to be announced. That's when the "raising of the curtain" will occur. As Murphaph states above, a lot has been happening in 2021 which has hindered all model making companies. All the major UK manufacturers have announced delays which demonstrate this. Despite this, our lovely shiny new A Classes are almost there, as are Taras. There's a lot to be excited about from IRM in the coming weeks and there will be more frothiness thereafter too. Cheers! Fran
  25. Nope, nothing has changed since the last update of end of August for arrival. Once we have news you guys are always the first to know..
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