10/10. Does exactly what IRM products say they do. Look amazing and run brilliantly.
Very detailed and high quality little wagon that started it all
Was gifted 2 packs of these to add to the ever growing IRM collection.
So good I went back for more, and have a tidy rake with Ballast Vans too.
Great quality, and great runners.
These are great wagons, full of detail and very stable on the layout with no derailments. Look great behind the A1.
IR Ballast Wagon - Pack B
Nice models, well detailed. Come with a pre installed load which looks well. Only issue I have is that I cannot shunt these with the "A" class diesel also from IRM. The reason being that the couplings on the "A" are slightly lower than the couplings on these wagons so that when being shunted the coupling of the "A" class goes below the coupling on the ballast wagon and lifts it off the rail. Shunts fine with a Murphy Models 121 loco so just bear this in mind if these are on your wish list. Bit of a lapse in design as far as IRM and the couplings on different items of rolling stock are concerned,
Very well made wagon ( a must get for every Irish model enthusiast )
What can one say about these models apart from reinforcing what has already been said by others. In my case I was completing a diorama for a client who worked at CIE and often had these wagon on toe behind his loco, his reaction was simply wonderful as he remembered his days on the rails, so if I could bottle his reaction I would send it on to the guys in IRM to say that these models evoke emotions that reflect the true realism and accuracy of these wonderful models.
John Whelan - Designer and Visual Story Teller
These are really supburb wagons, the detail on these iconic 3 pack ls really special.