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RPSI limited edition B134 model update
 
Following the launch of the online sales for our limited edition model last Monday, the model of B134 has certainly proven extremely popular. In less than a week 50% of the models have been sold. This is great news for the RPSI as the income from the operation of our trains is gone due to the suspension of our operations. Thanks to all who have purchased these models, not only are you getting a limited edition model but at the same time supporting the RPSI. 
 
The specially commissioned model will be unique to the other 121 models and will reflect exactly how the real locomotive will emerge from overhaul in Inchicore works. There will only be one run of these models and when they are gone they are gone. If you would like to purchase one of these models and support the RPSI, please place your order here https://irishrailwaymodels.com/products/b134-class-121-locomotive-rpsi-grey-yellow
 
The models are due to depart China within the next week and will then make their way for distribution to all those who have purchased them.
 
We would again like to thank Paddy Murphy of Murphy Models for his help with the production and the team at Irish Railway Models for the online sales and distribution of this model.

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2 hours ago, DJ Dangerous said:

At the risk of sounding cheeky, are there any photos of the progress of B134?

Not cheeky at all- which one to refer to, the real one or the model? They are both in progress 

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Personally I'd love to see either, but the progress on the model to see what it looks like in the flesh would be most welcome.

Already kind of smitten with the ltd ed. "A"

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Certainly will be possible to give some updates on the progress on the real one during the next week or so. With the current restrictions work had eased off but is getting back on track again with the final delivery of body panels currently in production with the fabrication company. It has passed the point a good time ago where bits stopped coming off and it’s only new and refurbished items going back on.

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On 7/25/2020 at 11:15 AM, RPSI B134 said:

Not cheeky at all- which one to refer to, the real one or the model? They are both in progress 

Will the RPSI 134 be arriving c. September 2020 with the grey liveried MM 121 class? 

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9 hours ago, DiveController said:

Will the RPSI 134 be driving c. September 2020 with the grey liveried MM 121 class? 

Hi Kevin,

Yes, B134 is due with the other grey 121 locos in the first shipment. They are due to leave the factory in mid August and it is my understanding (TBC!) that they're being flown in. Subject to change, of course!

Cheers,

Fran

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As many will know from other 121 topics on the forum, the arrival of B134 has been delayed. We were informed today from Paddy Murphy that this is due to a backlog of production in China and also the high demand for air freight at the minute. They could of course go by ship but it would be a lot longer before we see them.

Paddy hopes they will depart China mid to late August so all going well with customs etc, the models will be dispatched to customers in early September.

Thanks to all those who have purchased the locomotives in support of the RPSI. The total sold is approaching the two thirds mark which is great news.

It is hoped that a partly finished locomotive body will appear over the coming days. Pictures will be posted as soon as possible.

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