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Absolutely stunning model.

If you removed the coupling and added the pipework etc. on the front end, it would be hard to tell that isn't the real thing from certain angles.

Both the IRM 001 models and the MM 121 models now bring Irish locos to a supreme next level in terms of detailing. Would love to see the earlier 141/181/071 models get this new next level detail treatment.

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Thanks everyone! 

Here is a look at the wooden presentation box too, to give you an idea, although it's not quite finalised yet!

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Also, if you dont fancy the collectors edition of A1, there is A30 in silver in the general range too. You can order that here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a30-a-class-locomotive

Cheers!

Fran

 

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3 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

Thanks everyone! 

Here is a look at the wooden presentation box too, to give you an idea, although it's not quite finalised yet!

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Also, if you dont fancy the collectors edition of A1, there is A30 in silver in the general range too. You can order that here: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a30-a-class-locomotive

Cheers!

Fran

 

Would you consider making the collectors edition box available as an option for the other A classes , A1 is simpily not my era , but might be interested if available for one of the later ones.

 

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43 minutes ago, flange lubricator said:

Would you consider making the collectors edition box available as an option for the other A classes , A1 is simpily not my era , but might be interested if available for one of the later ones.

 

Sadly not, it would be too much of a nightmare logistically, and detract from the special nature of this. Maybe we will look at future special editions though and spread the eras around! 

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Absolutely stunning gents. As each wagon was released, it seemed to push the bar that little bit higher each time. Yes, its probably expected now, and comes as no surprise. But to serve up this type of standard on your first locomotive is outstanding. Respect. 

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7 hours ago, popeye said:

I think i would be afraid to touch it in case i damaged something..

You'll have to hang out with Mr Bracken. I'll be running mine regardless. Beauty!

7 hours ago, iarnrod said:

Both the IRM 001 models and the MM 121 models now bring Irish locos to a supreme next level in terms of detailing. Would love to see the earlier 141/181/071 models get this new next level detail treatment.

I agree but the MM models are little beauties in their own right and although new level of sophistication is present the A class, I'd much prefer to see a new model than a redo of the GMs

6 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

Here is a look at the wooden presentation box too, to give you an idea, although it's not quite finalised yet!

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Probably won't burn this one! 😁

3 hours ago, irishthump said:

I paid for mine back in 2018.... so it’s all gravy now!😂

 

I wish I had but still happy she's nearly here. Love the silver personally, roll on greens and blacks

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11 hours ago, K801 said:

Thanks. Fran, can you explain the "gearbox" thing or how it works?

If you mean

  • Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running

The gear tower / gear box connecting all of the wheels to the motor output are helical in shape, rather than traditional 'cogs'. This allows for much cleaner gear meshing, especially at slow speeds, and means your A will glide along at very slow speed without any jump or judder !

Added to the powerbank of capacitors built in, and the A will handle any track situation with ease, while pulling prototypically!

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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!
 
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You can pre-order your A12 model here for September 2020 delivery: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a12-a-class-locomotive
 
Cheers!
 
Fran
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1 minute ago, Wexford70 said:

Looks great.

Was there a small problem with the masking for the yellow paint?

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Well spotted! The masks are not finalised until we say we are happy with position, so will be much better finish on the production models. These just demonstrate position and colours.

Cheers!

Fran

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2 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Well spotted! The masks are not finalised until we say we are happy with position, so will be much better finish on the production models. These just demonstrate position and colours.

Cheers!

Fran

Phew,

Because we now expect perfection! You have set the bar so high.

The head lamp is a little damaged too. 

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2 hours ago, Warbonnet said:
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!
 
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You can pre-order your A12 model here for September 2020 delivery: https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive/products/a12-a-class-locomotive
 
Cheers!
 
Fran

OMG That looks incredible. I've died and gone to heaven. 

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Ya bad boys, now I'm going to have to order that livery also. Those bogies are masterpieces of art in their own right. You all and Richie especially must be a happy bunny with that incredible end result. I know his interests are mainly below the waist line (ie below the sole bar). Your going to create an earth quake in the UK market when your deltic and class 37 arrive assuming they are at a similar level of hyper detailing. Hat's off. 

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It is an amazing model. As has been said the A has set the bar again. From on site measuring, the mind blowing cad, to this stage has had so much hard work and research put into it . A superb model that has followed all previous models in quality. Too many manufacturers have gotten it wrong from the design and development stage leading to models that promised so much but didn't deliver.

Rich,

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