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Delivery of Cement Bubbles

Delivery of Cement Bubbles


As you may already know, we made big changes to our cement bubble wagon after reviewing the first tooling sample we received. We were unsatisfied with the level of detail and fidelity of the preproduction model delivered by our previous agent and decided to go back to the drawing board.

This caused a delay in bringing the definitive model of the iconic CIE cement bubble, which we had hoped to deliver in August 2017. We were assured that late October 2017 was a more realistic timeline, just in time for the South Dublin Model Railway Show at Blackrock.

However, despite herculean efforts from our Chinese factory, we will only have part of the shipment ready for Blackrock. This consists of enough of Pack As to cover all pre-orders as well as stock for sale on the day, and a limited amount of pack B. The balance of this order is due to follow in mid November.

This delay in production is due to the sheer amount of separately applied detail required to make the bubble the very best 00 gauge wagon on the market. We are immensely thankful to our shipping partner IWT for organising the air freight of this portion of the order in order to get them to Dublin in time for the show.

If you would like to collect your pack A and/or pack B at the South Dublin MRC show, we ask you to email us to let us know before 6pm on Thursday, October 26th at If we do not receive notice before this deadline we will not be able to give the models to you at the show. Anyone who would like to collect their models must also provide proof of purchase and photo ID.

If you have ordered a rake to be delivered by post your models will be sent in one shipment when the balance of bubbles arrive in stock. If you have just ordered Pack A and/or then these will be posted to you next week where stock is available.

We would like to thank you for your patience and apologise for this delay. We promise that the bubbles will be well worth the wait.


Fran, Patrick, Richard and Stephen

Irish Railway Models

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