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Hi All,

For all the freight modellers, we are pleased to announce the release, shortly of our new Ammonia Tanker, info can be found here !, this model completing our programme for 2012.

http://www.irishfreightmodels.com/index.php/ammonia-wagon

 

and a nice little CIE era zinc open wagon !

http://www.irishfreightmodels.com/index.php/shop#!/~/product/category=3461273&id=18008785

 

May i wish everyone a happy christmas and a peaceful new year !

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Great to see these very distinctive Irish wagons are available again after MRI retired from the modelling scene. I have been told the heavy weight of the MRI wagons was the one drawback of their models and I was wondering if IFM (Irish Freight Models) have overcome this on their models.

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Great to see these very distinctive Irish wagons are available again after MRI retired from the modelling scene. I have been told the heavy weight of the MRI wagons was the one drawback of their models and I was wondering if IFM (Irish Freight Models) have overcome this on their models.

 

Thanks Fellas !

We tried to get a balance between strength and weight, but given their sheer bulk, they are weighty, still i believe they will be hauled well by an MM loco but a hornby chassis A class may struggle a little on a full rake, we shall see.

They are an imposing wagon alright.

 

GM171, We will be looking to offer a wagon pack, eg, 3 tankers, 1 barrier maybe !, half a rake

Keep an eye on my site for updates.

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  • 4 months later...

I have to say I can't remember a change of logo, but when new they were painted white on the actual tank bit, with dark green below (bogies also, I think), and an orange stripe perhaps a foot thick along the waistband of the tank. The white weathered fairly quickly with brake dust to look creamy coloured or light brown.

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Wexford70, I've been doing a lot of research into this over the past 12 months. The tanks were delivered in the 'NET' Livery ('79 maybe, early 80's??) as per this photo: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2322557

Here is a picture labelled 'ex-Works' pictured at Limerick Junction. It has no logo. This contradicts the first picture. I was then thinking that maybe its just been re-sprayed in Limerick works, byt they would hardly go to the trouble of applying maufactures logos and so on. I believe that possibly the tankers were delivered in 2 batches so maybe 1 with logos and 1 without?

The 'IFI' logo starts to appear in pictures around 1987 at the end of the CIE Supertrain livery era.

Finally, here is a good link showing the Ammonia Tanks in all their guises. It looks as though they carried no logo mid to late 90's, but there is also an image in there of a CIE livered A Class with a rake of tanks (No logo), which could be any time from 1980 to 1992-3! http://www.geograph.ie/snippet/7702

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