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  • IRM to attend South Dublin Toy & Train Sale
    May 31, 2017 Fran Burke

    IRM to attend South Dublin Toy & Train Sale

    IRM will be attending the forthcoming show with Ballast Wagon packs in stock for sale! Talbot Hotel Stillorgan Sunday June 11th 10.30 am – 3 pm A very special show with something for all collectors, organised by Chris Dyer Shows, at the superb 4* TALBOT HOTEL, STILLORGAN, CO.DUBLIN which is located alongside the main N11 dual-carriageway […]
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  • Ballast Wagons Arrive with Pack A available once again!
    May 15, 2017 Fran Burke

    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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  • April 12, 2017 Patrick

    Ballast hoppers en route!

    The countdown to delivery of the CIÉ/Irish Rail ballast hoppers has begun! The finished products departed the factory in China yesterday and are currently being airfreighted to Dublin, where we are expecting them to arrive in the coming days. Once the shipment has cleared customs, we will begin a thorough quality control process. As this […]
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  • October 29, 2016 Stephen

    IRM announce Tara Wagon

    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 […]
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  • Ballast wagon: the tooling process
    October 25, 2016 Fran Burke

    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 Patrick

    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 Patrick

    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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