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IRM Bubbles Almost Sold Out. Would you like more?

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IRM Bubbles Almost Sold Out. Would you like More?   

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  1. 1. What livery should we do?

    • Ivory with Irish Cement Logos
      50
    • Ivory with CIE Roundels
      20
    • Orange
      8
    • Original Slate Grey
      28

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  • Poll closed on 01/31/2019 at 06:04 PM

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35 minutes ago, mmie353 said:

Being curious, how many votes per item would you need to consider another run? 

We’re not sure yet, but it’s open for a week so let’s see where it goes!

of course any new packs would have new running numbers, we’ve found some for Irish Cement recently...

Cheers,

Fran

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A few grey and orange bubbles colour wise would look great in a formation. 

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The option of lightly factory weathered orange bubbles might have been interesting?

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1 hour ago, Noel said:

The option of lightly factory weathered orange bubbles might have been interesting?

Factory weathering just doesnt cut the mustard in our view. 

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18 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Factory weathering just doesnt cut the mustard in our view. 

Would have to agree, Fran. Supply them pristine and let the modeller do as they please.

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18 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Factory weathering just doesnt cut the mustard in our view. 

Yes I tend to agree. Its just some folks don't have the gear or confidence to do it themselves and even factory weathering like on some of the MM locos while smacks of a loco passing a spray along a production lines does take the bright plastic shine of some pristine models and gives them a gentle weathered/aged effect.

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More orange bubbles would fit into my current setup. +1 from me. 

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The original grey has another advantage in that no other livery suits the mid 1960s. I noted them still all grey (well, the ones I saw anyway) in 1969.

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My inner voice says if you make it I will pay,  but my bank manager is probably saying your stretching our wallets.  So listening to the inner voice I'm voting for grey.

 I'll also vote for you putting out some 121's as we'll be dead waiting for Paddy.  What about a Luas or Dart. 

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I did the vote online already....

Vote early and vote often, as they used to say in Belfast!

I believe you've sourced good quality colour pics of original grey in IRM Towers, correct? Must look at jhb171Senior’s pics to see if there’s anything there.

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13 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

I did the vote online already....

Vote early and vote often, as they used to say in Belfast!

I believe you've sourced good quality colour pics of original grey in IRM Towers, correct? Must look at jhb171Senior’s pics to see if there’s anything there.

We do JB, just not sure we have permission to publish them online, which is a killer, but we're having an online did around to see if we can find any to show people. I think @Irishswissernie may have some, albeit in black and white?

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3 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

We do JB, just not sure we have permission to publish them online, which is a killer, but we're having an online did around to see if we can find any to show people. I think @Irishswissernie may have some, albeit in black and white?

No I don't think I have any.😞

Ernie

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I will delve. I have a notion I’ve seen no more than one or two. I had, indeed, thought Ernie had something, but I’m obviously mistaken on that. I’ll ping you privately if I find anything else.

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For some reason, the “roundels” were of non-standard size, not only on this original grey layout, but on the orange livery too, as seen on the IRM models (accurately portrayed as such). I have no idea why.

My recollection is that the wagons were slightly darker grey than the slightly lighter shade seen on covered vans after about 1960. Could have been cement dust, though.

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Great picture Dave, certainly darker grey than the vans of the time. 

In other news, we’re completely sold out of bubbles!

Keep voting if you’d like to see more! 

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That’s the standard wagon grey up to about 1958-ish. The “H” vans and “Palvans” appeared after that in a lighter shade.

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I would love another run of Ivory with Irish Cement logo but them Slate Greys would look as nice... dying to see what the result is from this one

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A re-run in grey livery sounds appealing.😎Mind you I already have rather a lot of IRM wagons, might need to lay more track :) 

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Haven't been on the site this week. Just found out about this. Rake of cement grey please! ... although I'm not surprised by the Irish cement logo voting. I have one pack of these just for nostalgia/display but that's where it'll end for me. It's nice to see that this is being considered so that the bubbles are not 'gone forever'

On 1/24/2019 at 3:08 AM, Noel said:

A few grey and orange bubbles colour wise would look great in a formation. 

That's a good point Noel. I have  orange and CIE ivory ready for a mixed rake, but I hadn't though of that. I'm not sure I've seen a picture of a mixed rake of slate grey & newly introduced orange 

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It looks like most fans fancy ivory with Irish cement logo and the original grey, don't think orange was as popular, but for those whose railway is cement freight, let's have curtain siders and vertical sided wagons for your next projects we need them!

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47 minutes ago, golly45pg@gmail.com said:

It looks like most fans fancy ivory with Irish cement logo and the original grey, don't think orange was as popular, but for those whose railway is cement freight, let's have curtain siders and vertical sided wagons for your next projects we need them!

I knew there was a risk that might happen the minute I finished some MIR kits :) :) Bet too that MM ships their 121s the same week I finish the next batch of 3D ones. :dig:

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Almost sold out!  Do you really think I need anymore? :) Drone footage of IRM cement bubble wagons at Woodvale Junction.

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40 minutes ago, Noel said:

Almost sold out!  Do you really think I need anymore? :) Drone footage of IRM cement bubble wagons at Woodvale Junction.

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We’re actually now completely sold out of bubbles, but can you ever have enough wagons?? 😊

Thanks for voting everyone, keep them coming! 

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2 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

. . . but can you ever have enough wagons?? 😊

 

Unfortunately the answer to that in terms of expense and available space on a layout is yes. Wagons stored away or left in boxes seem of little benefit. A time fast approaches when I have to be content with the bountiful stock I already have. Enough is enough.

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27 minutes ago, Noel said:

Unfortunately the answer to that in terms of expense and available space on a layout is yes. Wagons stored away or left in boxes seem of little benefit. A time fast approaches when I have to be content with the bountiful stock I already have. Enough is enough.

Well I guess there is an exception to prove any rule. The vast majority of customers I talk to has an insatiable appetite for wagons, be they Irish or British and we aim to keep it fed. 😊

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Would it be possible to do a batch of three for each of the four categories, i would like some more orange with different numbers but would like to add 3 grey as an example of original livery.

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