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IRM Announced Exclusive Online Retailer of RPSI Special Edition Murphy Models 121

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We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) to assist in the retail and distribution of their hotly anticipated Murphy Models 121 Class limited edition model.

The RPSI has worked closely with Murphy Models to provide modellers and collectors an incredibly special edition model of their locomotive B134 in the distinctive grey and yellow livery.

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This model, strictly limited to 300 pieces, will be presented in the condition the real locomotive will appear once its extensive restoration at Inchicore Works is completed ahead of its return to the mainline. These distinctive features include LED marker lights, walkway handrails and the restoration of the original cab windows over the iconic bonnet of these iconic locomotives.  

B134 will be a great addition to any Irish outline model railway or collection and will also be an ideal locomotive to run with recently produced Craven coaches in the RPSI livery. 

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All proceeds from the sale of this model will go directly to the RPSI. With the current health pandemic, the RPSI is unable to operate normal mainline operations and as a result there is zero funds coming in from the operation of trains. The sale of these locomotives will not only provide you with a very special model but you will be directly helping the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.

Speaking about the model, Gerry Mooney of the RPSI stated: “The production of this model has been made possible through the generous assistance from Paddy Murphy of Murphy models who has given up some of his production run to facilitate this model. The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland is also extremely grateful to Irish Railway Models who have also generously offered to assist the society in the processing of orders and dispatch of the models.”

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It brings us great joy that we here at IRM are able to join up with the RPSI and Murphy Models to further support railway preservation in Ireland by assisting the RPSI in the online retail, order processing and distribution of these models. The models are in the final stages of production and we expect them in stock in August 2020.

Price is €189.99 with postage standing at €10 for Ireland and the UK, and €15.50 for the Rest of World.

Support the RPSI and railway preservation in Ireland and place your pre-order here! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/products/b134-class-121-locomotive-rpsi-grey-yellow

Cheers!

Fran

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That is good to hear. The most important part mentioned is the funds that will go to the RPSI a truly fantastic organisation of volunteers and enthusiasts that keep our railway heritage alive. 

Rich,

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Welcome news. @Warbonnet Fran, any approx idea of delivery date for B134?

PS. Does B134 come in any kind of different packaging or presentation box etc, like IRMs A1?

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26 minutes ago, Noel said:

Welcome news. @Warbonnet Fran, any approx idea of delivery date for B134?

PS. Does B134 come in any kind of different packaging or presentation box etc, like IRMs A1?

Hi Noel,

As outlined in the release above regarding delivery date.

6 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

The models are in the final stages of production and we expect them in stock in August 2020.

I believe the box was seen elsewhere on the forum a few weeks ago featuring the RPSI crest. However, we are merely handling the distribution, so better to ask an RPSI representative. You can find details on their website.

Thanks,

Fran

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1 hour ago, Warbonnet said:

Hi Noel,

As outlined in the release above regarding delivery date.

I believe the box was seen elsewhere on the forum a few weeks ago featuring the RPSI crest. However, we are merely handling the distribution, so better to ask an RPSI representative. You can find details on their website.

Thanks,

Fran

yes there is the rpsi crest on the box as far as i know it is normal packaging otherwise i will get it double checked for you

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10 hours ago, mphoey said:

ON SALE NOW

It is with great pleasure that the RPSI can officially announce production in model form of our 121 class locomotive B134. The locomotive will be released in the grey/yellow original livery and in the condition it will emerge from overhaul in Inchicore Works. It will be packed in a specially branded box with the RPSI crest.

 

 

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Are they RPSI 134s due to arrive simultaneously with the 1st batch of MM 121s?

It's probably worth mentioning that RPSIs cannot really be ordered simultaneously with other items on the website as it throws up the In Stock/Preorder warning if you order with other 121s

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25 minutes ago, DiveController said:

Are they RPSI 134s due to arrive simultaneously with the 1st batch of MM 121s?

It's probably worth mentioning that RPSIs cannot really be ordered simultaneously with other items on the website as it throws up the In Stock/Preorder warning if you order with other 121s

Per the announcement the RPSI special is expected in August.

The preOrder warning should only pop up if you try to order in stock items and preorders together  

hope that helps

 

 

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3 hours ago, K801 said:

Pity its a duplicate number as we already have IE 134

Makes sense to me at it was one of the 2 last examples running. Paddy Murphy had to do 124 and 134 in IE, no two ways about it. They were an iconic pair.

Sure there is 2x 141s in the same livery. As delivered and as preserved condition.

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6 hours ago, Railer said:

Makes sense to me at it was one of the 2 last examples running. Paddy Murphy had to do 124 and 134 in IE, no two ways about it. They were an iconic pair.

Sure there is 2x 141s in the same livery. As delivered and as preserved condition.

Exactly this - 124 and 134 were the longest lived and developed cult status. Both have sold tremendously well judging by our sales figures so far.

As has the RPSI special edition actually, the pre-orders have been flying in! Don't miss out lads, they're going fast! Well done to everyone who ordered so far, great to support the RPSI in these challenging times for railway preservation.

Cheers!

Fran

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12 hours ago, Warbonnet said:

Exactly this - 124 and 134 were the longest lived and developed cult status. Both have sold tremendously well judging by our sales figures so far.

As has the RPSI special edition actually, the pre-orders have been flying in! Don't miss out lads, they're going fast! Well done to everyone who ordered so far, great to support the RPSI in these challenging times for railway preservation.

Cheers!

Fran

that is great to hear 

 

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Thanks to all who have ordered their model of B134.

As expected, these models are proving to be very popular and since ordering was opened on Monday over a third of the locomotives have been sold. This is great news and without doubt it would not be possible without the help of Paddy Murphy and the team at IRM.

As a society we are not operating any mainline excursions at the minute and the funds raised will directly support the RPSI. Both Murphy Models and IRM are doing everything they can to ensure the maximum financial return possible to the RPSI from this venture and have themselves absorbed costs in production and distribution of this model. For this and your support we are very grateful.

The latest on the model itself is that they are currently being prepared for shipping from China and will depart over the next week. They will then go through customs etc before making their way to the distribution hub for dispatch.

The models will be presented in their own unique box which features the RPSI crest alongside the Murphy Models logo.

The locomotive will be exactly the same as the real B134 when it appears from Inchicore Works. It will be different to other grey/yellow 121 models which will be in the as delivered condition.

Thanks again to you all for your support with this venture and remember this is a strictly one off production run so don’t miss out.

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Trying to stay with the evolving program here but since the IE 121s are delayed due to the paint issue, which models are coming first?

Can I pre-order whatever is available at this point or do they have to be pre-ordered in batches or how it that supposed to be working now? 

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