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Very nice indeed! Some of the lads on here who enjoy punning might even call them the bomb! But I'm not going to jump on that wagon* .... (sorry, I'll get my coat and show myself out)

 

* edit: the punning band wagon that is, I'm definitely jumping aboard the H Van wagon 

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At long last! I stopped making the kit two plus years ago and had to chase people away with various cock and bull stories!

The prototype looks splendid, so well done to your Chinese toolmakers.

Regarding the @Flying Snail comment about "Bombs", this one won't bomb as they were very, very common for decades and every layout should have one - dozens in the case of @jhb171achill.

That said, it was, most mysteriously, my kit was a poor seller - just 130 or so - compared with 370 corrugated wagons and over 270 9and counting "Double Beets"!

Good luck with them lads - off now to decide which livery I want!

Interesting that you   chose "Hosanna" - all of the hymns in church today had "Alleluia" in the chorus .......

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1 hour ago, Flying Snail said:

I meant 'they're the bomb' not that 'they'll bomb'. 

Don't worry @leslie10646, I hopped on board and ordered a few packs of the flying snails and broken wheels faster than Slim Pickens jumped on that H bomb in Dr. Strangelove

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No, I didn't say they would Bomb - obviously my bad English (second language!), they'll do very well.

As for Dr Strangelove, great film, I pray that you guys never see The Bomb ever used again.

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Delighted with this announcement! The H Vans are my favourite of the Bulleid chassis vans. Will have to order a few to compliment @leslie10646’s Dapol vans and @Mayner’s wagons!

As a rough guide, are we saying Flying Snail until late fifties, grey with CIE Roundel for fifties and sixties, brown for sixties and seventies?

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2 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

Delighted with this announcement! The H Vans are my favourite of the Bulleid chassis vans. Will have to order a few to compliment @leslie10646’s Dapol vans and @Mayner’s wagons!

As a rough guide, are we saying Flying Snail until late fifties, grey with CIE Roundel for fifties and sixties, brown for sixties and seventies?

The roundel appeared in 1963. Immediately prior to that, stencilled snails.

Brown later, from 1970, so obviously brown always has roundels.

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Interesting IRM announcing the relatively rare uncommon-versions of the H Van like the cut down PW, Bulk Grain and Fitted Versions before announcing the 'common garden' unfitted version of which over 1000 existed, great faith in the market/collector appeal of these models.

I am impressed with IRMs modelling of the CIE fitted brake gear complete with riggings and pull rods, I just modelled a representation of the brake gear on the Brake Van being too challenging/expensive to produce from a manufacturing perspective.

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Hi everyone,

Great news! Our latest wagon project from the Bulleid wagon project, the ubiquitous CIE "H Van", is now at decoration stage!

These first samples are currently being put together and will be sent to us in the coming week.

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We will show off the completed samples when they arrive, but these images give you a flavour of what's to come!

We're still on track for a Q4 2024 delivery and pre-orders are coming in fast. Secure yours for a no money down below, with each triple pack priced at just €89.95 each, with 10% off when you order two packs or more and free Irish postage and packaging. An incredible piece of value for money for highly detailed, accurate Irish wagons.

Pre-order yours here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/h-van

Cheers!

Fran 

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1 hour ago, Westcorkrailway said:

The green ones looked very nice. It’s a shame a few more didn’t escape in that guise 

They were extremely short-lived. Once the green disappeared generally (i.e. the "black'n'tan" era commenced in late 1962), they were repainted grey.

Estimates of how many were turned out in green vary from half a dozen upwards. One source suggests that some fifty were TO BE turned out in that colour - had the green livery persisted, it's possible this might have happened with the fitted ones. But most certainly nothing even close to that number were ever green, or they'd have been seen all over the place, and probably well into the late 60s.

One contemporary source suggested that the initial plan was to paint just 3 or 4 in green specifically for the Cork - Tralee mails, though I have been unable to confirm this precisely. I believe that at the very least six were green, maybe more - but not for long.

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Now I am sure I have got on order six of these wee beasties in grey with the flying snail, but I don't think that is going to be enough, what I am not sure about is if the brown version falls into the period I am modelling ie 1945 to 1960. if they do then I need to add to my order!

 

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21 minutes ago, Colin R said:

Now I am sure I have got on order six of these wee beasties in grey with the flying snail, but I don't think that is going to be enough, what I am not sure about is if the brown version falls into the period I am modelling ie 1945 to 1960. if they do then I need to add to my order!

 

H vans in brown didn't appear until 1969/70 onwards.

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55 minutes ago, Colin R said:

Thanks So just how many of these H vans got built?

Don't forget that this release is of the Vac Brake fitted versions which formed a small percentage (319) of H Vans built when compared to the more common (over 1300) unfitted versions. Would expect a larger run of the more common unfitted versions will follow after this run.

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1 hour ago, Warbonnet said:

Hi folks,

Just to confirm that these rivets will be present on the finished models. Some rivet elements are added at the end of the tooling development process, so not always present on samples.

Cheers!

Fran 

Ah, that's why @Garfield's been quiet - locked in a room with tweezers and a tiny hammer.

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21 hours ago, iarnrod said:

Don't forget that this release is of the Vac Brake fitted versions which formed a small percentage (319) of H Vans built when compared to the more common (over 1300) unfitted versions. Would expect a larger run of the more common unfitted versions will follow after this run.

Thanks, Iarnrod since I don't live in Ireland nor have I seen a prototype van can you run through what the major difference will be between the two types, Thank you in advance.

Lynbarn 

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