Cranked coupler fitting for Irish Railway Models ballast hopper

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[…]

Ballast Wagon Artwork Pack 3

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[…]


IRM sells out first run of ballast wagons

The first run of the Irish Railway Models’ CIÉ/Irish Rail ballast hopper wagons have officially sold out after a fantastic demonstration of support for the project by the Irish railway modelling community. The CAD drawing has been signed off and sent for tooling in China and we expect the first test shot from the tooling[…]


Office Address up and running.

We’re happy to announce our office address is now up and running. If any customers have had a cheque or communications returned, please accept our apologies, and you are welcome to resend! Our address for all correspondence is: Irish Railway Models 13 Upper Baggot Street 2nd Floor Dublin 4 D04 W7K5 Ireland

Ballast CAD Shot

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. […]