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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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  • Irish Railway Models at the NDMRS 2017 Exhibition
    April 21, 2017

    Irish Railway Models at the NDMRS 2017 Exhibition

    Irish Railway Models will be at the North Down Model Railway Society annual model railway exhibition on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017. The IRM team will be located at trade stand 6, and we will have our Ballast Wagon Packs for collection and sales at the show, as well as engineering samples of our […]
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  • April 12, 2017

    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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  • December 16, 2016

    First look: CIE/Irish Rail ballast wagon decoration sample

    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
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  • December 11, 2016

    Irish Railway Models ceases working arrangement with DJ Models Ltd

    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 […]
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  • November 11, 2016

    Irish Railway Models to attend Dublin Toy & Train Sale, November 13th 2016

    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 […]
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  • October 29, 2016

    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

    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 19, 2016

    Irish Railway Models at the MRSI October Bank Holiday show

    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 […]
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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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