Artwork complete on the Irish Railway Models CIE Ballast Hopper

Our CIE ballast hopper wagon project has taken another step closer to completion after we signed off on the artwork for each of the three wagon packs. Each pack will feature individual running numbers on each wagon and will faithfully replicate the unique adhoc placing of numbers and data panels as per the prototypes.

The models will represent the wagons during their final years of service with Iarnrod Eireann’s permanent way department before withdrawal. Accurate colours for the decoration of the wagons as well as fonts for the numbering and lettering have been identified and are now with the factory in China. The factory has dispatched the first pre-production ballast wagon to us for approval and we will be sharing photos of the model once it’s been examined by us very soon!

Below are the templates for the livery decoration of the wagons. We hope you approve and welcome feedback as always. Pack one originally sold out but since we offered our swap scheme with the later announced packs two and three some have now become available again. Please note however that all packs are selling fast and are likely to be our only run of ballast hoppers for a number of years. You can order them today by clicking here.

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Artwork for Pack One

Ballast Pack 1 artwork

Artwork for Pack Two

Ballast Wagon Artwork Pack 2

Artwork for Pack Three

Ballast Wagon Artwork Pack 3