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Cement Bubbles Due this September!

    While our ballast wagons have been hogging most of the limelight in recent weeks, we have been working away on the cement bubbles in the background. We have just finished specifying the livery graphic details for our factory in China which you can see below. Also, we were not too happy with some[…]

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Ballast Wagons Arrive with Pack A available once again!

As you may have seen elsewhere, our first production item, the CIE ballast hopper wagon, has arrived from China! We have been working tirelessly to dispatch pre-orders to our customers over the past couple of weeks, a herculean taskĀ inĀ itself! It was a proud moment for the team to see a van loaded with cartons of[…]

Tooling the Irish Railway Models ballast wagon

Ballast wagon: the tooling process

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[…]

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Ballast hopper delivery update

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[…]

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Pre-production Samples of Ballast Wagon

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