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44 minutes ago, DJ Dangerous said:

They were fugly in real life, although they did sound nice when re-engined and with their wierd exhaust. They kind of had a face for radio.

But in model form, they look savage!

Can't wait to order a few!

The steam locos before, and the GM's after certainly put the A's down on looks. Orange suited the GM's more then the A/C Class. But the models do give them a Little more justice

 

I didnt like the 121's at all until i got a model of one, maybe these models are swaying some to like these workhorses

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21 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

I must be in a minority thinking the As looked better than their GM counterparts so... 

Not all! As I kid the A Class was always my favourite, but at the time the GM's were much more common on the southside (at least it seemed like it anyway!).

Onna seperate note, when will the sound chips for the A's be available?

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Both have their merits, but that pic of the 141s, B145 leading starting a train from Kingsbridge in a Second Glance has kept me tipped to a slight GM bias.

Such shows what impressed upon me age 10 😛

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7 minutes ago, irishthump said:

Not all! As I kid the A Class was always my favourite, but at the time the GM's were much more common on the southside (at least it seemed like it anyway!).

Onna seperate note, when will the sound chips for the A's be available?

Sound decoders arrive around the same time as the locos! 

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8 minutes ago, popeye said:

Is the A1 silver the only one with sand boxes? and should A30 not have the too?


Sand boxes didn’t last too long and our model of A30 is modelled from a pic which shows them removed while in silver livery.

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1 hour ago, gm171 kk said:

The As are so far down on my wishlist of Irish models (ive never seen one in real life) but I had to have the IRM model.They lasted til 1995 so just about within my era. 

Take yourself to Downpatrick and you will see a running A class there.

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Hi everyone,

Todays visual feast is IR with no dayglo panels! 

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We'll have more reveals of the outstanding A1, Supertrain and IR locos in the coming days, not to mention some video content and more.

In the meantime the As have been shifting at a mighty rate since we begun revealing the decorated samples. Don't miss out on that livery variant you fancy, because once they're gone, they're gone as Homestore and More says! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive

Cheers!

Fran

 

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25 minutes ago, Warbonnet said:

Hi everyone,

Todays visual feast is IR with no dayglo panels! 

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We'll have more reveals of the outstanding A1, Supertrain and IR locos in the coming days, not to mention some video content and more.

In the meantime the As have been shifting at a mighty rate since we begun revealing the decorated samples. Don't miss out on that livery variant you fancy, because once they're gone, they're gone as Homestore and More says! https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive

Cheers!

Fran

 

My favourite "modern livery" on the A's

 

 

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34 minutes ago, DJ Dangerous said:

Which came first, Day Glo or without?

Sans dayglo! 

31 minutes ago, Patrick Davey said:

Way after my timescale but very impressive!  Maybe time to update the leaderboard? Just in case I find a few notes down the back of the sofa…….

The creator of the leaderboard is off for the next 3 weeks, but we will see if we can rustle something up! Basically, everything is a lot more sold than before... 

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1 minute ago, Warbonnet said:

Sans dayglo! 

The creator of the leaderboard is off for the next 3 weeks, but we will see if we can rustle something up! Basically, everything is a lot more sold than before... 

Not surprised - well done to all involved, you deserve for this to be a roaring success.  A Crossley roar of course........

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16 hours ago, Patrick Davey said:

Not surprised - well done to all involved, you deserve for this to be a roaring success.  A Crossley roar of course........

The Australian 3'6" gauge Metrovicks (WAGR X & XA Class) retained their Crossley engines to the end 1988 working narrow gauge Perth Suburban trains until services were electrified, few clouds of dirty smoke unlike the CIE engines.

 

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Poorly refined Russian diesel bought by CIE? Or was that an old wives' tale? In the buses it certainly smelled, unique. A stroll along Middle Abbey Street or Fleet Street would leave you with mild brain damage back then.

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