We recently took delivery of the decorative sample of our forthcoming CIÉ/Irish Rail ballast hopper and thought you’d like to see it. Apart from some minor issues, we’re very happy with how its progressing and hope to be able to announce a definitive delivery schedule shortly. Save
Irish Railway Models Ltd today announces that it has ceased its working arrangement with DJ Models Ltd for its upcoming CIÉ/Irish Rail ballast wagon and cement ‘bubble’ wagon projects with immediate effect and will now deal directly with a factory in China for the production of these models. It is envisaged that only minimal disruption[…]
DUBLIN TOY & TRAIN SALE. A very special show with something for all collectors, organised by Chris Dyer Shows. On SUNDAY 13th. NOVEMBER 2016 at the superb 4* TALBOT HOTEL, STILLORGAN, CO.DUBLIN which is located alongside the main N11 dual-carriageway which heads west from Dublin City Centre. 10.30am to 3.00pm. 85 tables packed by many[…]
Irish Railway Models (IRM), today announces that it is to produce the distinctive ‘Tara Mines’ bogie ore wagon in 4mm (OO) scale. The Tara Mines wagon were built by CIÉ in 1977 for Tara Mines Ltd to convey zinc and lead ore from their mine near Navan, Co. Meath to Dublin Port for export. They[…]
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[…]
Who we are
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
"Tara mines" bogie Ore wagon
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!
‘Tara Mines’ bogie ore wagon
CAD and planning is now complete on this project, with expected delivery in 2017