The “tooling process” for the moulds associated with a ready-to-run railway model is a term many modellers are familiar with, but an explanation and accompanying photographs are not always provided by manufacturers. Here, we’re going to show you what’s involved, using the tooling for Irish Railway Models’ forthcoming ballast wagon as the basis. The tools[…]
Irish Railway Models will be at the Model Railway Society of Ireland’s bi-annual October Bank Holiday model railway exhibition on the 29th, 30th and 31st of this month. The IRM team will be located at trade stand #D and we will have samples of our forthcoming ballast and cement bubble wagons on display. We will[…]
As you may know, Irish Railway Models had hoped to have the production version of the ballast wagons ready for delivery in time for the MRSI’s October Bank Holiday Show. Unfortunately, this will not now be the case. When we received the first pre-production sample of the wagon we identified a number of minor issues[…]
We’re sticklers for accuracy here at Irish Railway Models and as modellers ourselves we’re dedicated to manufacturing products which meet exact specifications. So we understand that some of you may be scratching your heads after viewing photos of the first ballast wagon pre-production sample and noticing that the NEM coupler pockets appear to be higher[…]
So, a parcel just arrived from China containing the first pre-production sample of our ballast wagon. There are still a few niggly bits to iron out but overall we’re extremely happy with how it has turned out. Here are some photos: Save
Our CIE ballast hopper wagon project has taken another step closer to completion after we signed off on the artwork for each of the three wagon packs. Each pack will feature individual running numbers on each wagon and will faithfully replicate the unique adhoc placing of numbers and data panels as per the prototypes. The[…]
Irish Railway Models (IRM), has today announced that it is to release two additional packs of CIE/Whessoe ballast wagons. This additional release will compliment the previously announced three pack of ballast wagons and will be released alongside the first run later this summer. […]
The first run of the Irish Railway Models’ CIÉ/Irish Rail ballast hopper wagons have officially sold out after a fantastic demonstration of support for the project by the Irish railway modelling community. The CAD drawing has been signed off and sent for tooling in China and we expect the first test shot from the tooling[…]
We’re happy to announce our office address is now up and running. If any customers have had a cheque or communications returned, please accept our apologies, and you are welcome to resend! Our address for all correspondence is: Irish Railway Models 13 Upper Baggot Street 2nd Floor Dublin 4 D04 W7K5 Ireland
Irish Railway Models, a new and innovative Model Railway Company specialising in Irish outline 4mm scale products, has teamed up with David Jones of DJ Models fame to bring Irish modellers what they’ve been demanding for many years; quality freight rolling stock to compliment the excellent range of Irish outline RTR locomotives. […]
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Irish Railway Models works closely with leading industry professionals and factories utilising cutting edge manufacturing methods to produce accurate and finely detailed ready-to-run scale miniatures of Irish railway rolling stock. As a company run by railway modellers for railway modellers, we are committed to achieving the highest standards at all stages of production, from initial research of prototypes right through to final delivery to the customer. We'd love to hear from you about our planned or future potential products!
Two-axle ballast/mineral hopper wagon
Two-axle bulk cement 'bubble' wagon
Announcing this weekend
To be Announced
Two-axle ballast wagon multi-packs
Triple packs of this long-lived Ballast Wagon are now available to order.
Two-axle cement ‘bubble’ Wagon
Production of this Iconic wagon is well underway – order your packs now!
This project will be announced at the forthcoming MRSI Show in Raheny, Dublin