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  • Cement Bubbles Due this September!
    June 26, 2017

    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.

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  • Ballast Wagons Arrive with Pack A available once again!
    May 15, 2017

    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 task in itself! It was a proud moment for the team to see a van loaded with cartons of […]
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  • Ballast wagon: the tooling process
    October 25, 2016

    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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  • October 6, 2016

    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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  • September 12, 2016

    Ballast & Bubble: differences in coupling height and solutions

    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 […]
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  • August 4, 2016

    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
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  • October 13, 2015

    Irish Railway Models announces first ready-to-run wagon

    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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