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IRM To Produce CIE A/001 Class Locomotive

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With paddy promising the 121 for next Easter and the A in 2019,I’m trying to find another “ well “

 

Brilliant announcement , it’s the missing link , this was by far the most numerous class of engine , used on everything from top flight expresses to freight

 

Dave

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Wow, tungsten metal chassis. She is going to pull a tonne and no fear of Mazak rot here.

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With paddy promising the 121 for next Easter and the A in 2019,I’m trying to find another “ well “

Brilliant announcement , it’s the missing link , this was by far the most numerous class of engine , used on everything from top flight expresses to freight

Dave

Yes it’s brilliant news about the A class. Forgive if I remain sceptical about a 121 being on time for Easter.

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Thanks guys, explore the full range of this run here

https://irishrailwaymodels.com/collections/a-class-locomotive

 

We are making 17 different versions, both rebuilt and unrebuilt from 'as delivered' until end of life.

Can't believe your're not doing 041 in Inchicore Sound Barrier mode ...... 

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......complete with Pullman bogies ! ( no need for a tungsten chassis or motor )

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Something to do with the Silver Fox body now.

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Can't believe your're not doing 041 in Inchicore Sound Barrier mode ...... 

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......complete with Pullman bogies ! ( no need for a tungsten chassis or motor )

Interesting 010 was stored in Inchacore on Pullman Bogies for several years after it was wrecked in the 1978 Lisburn collision. 010 ran into the back of a NIR suburban train in 1978 while working a Belfast-Dublin Enterprise service. I wonder whether the bogies survived or were cut up?

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Interesting 010 was stored in Inchacore on Pullman Bogies for several years after it was wrecked in the 1978 Lisburn collision. 010 ran into the back of a NIR suburban train in 1978 while working a Belfast-Dublin Enterprise service. I wonder whether the bogies survived or were cut up?

I very much doubt whether the scrap man would have realised the bogies were anything special. I understand the ( shortened ? ) chassis of one of the Pullmans was used as an engine carrier at Inchicore for a number of years and I guess its bogies are the ones that ended up under 010 & 041 in turn.

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Scrapline  casualty?

I've got some spare Pullman bogies ......................

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So excited to read about this! My Irish locomotives only extend to machines that wear NIR blue however I wish the project luck!

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So excited to read about this! My Irish locomotives only extend to machines that wear NIR blue however I wish the project luck!

Thanks! Of course the As were synonymous with cross border trains throughout their careers so were seen side by side NIR motive power on a daily basis.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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So excited to read about this! My Irish locomotives only extend to machines that wear NIR blue however I wish the project luck!

The obvious next announcement will have a shorter body with fewer wheels and CAN appear in NIR blue !

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Bound to as I have a Silver fox one cleaned of flash in a box near the bench !  _ My A class had been primed a week before the announcement and I even looked in a box with a Whitemetal A in it  ... 

It is a skill I have 

Robert 

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Bound to as I have a Silver fox one cleaned of flash in a box near the bench !  _ My A class had been primed a week before the announcement and I even looked in a box with a Whitemetal A in it  ... 

It is a skill I have 

Robert 

...... and a very worthwhile skill too - thanks !

 

Now, what other goodies do you have lurking in cupboards that might prompt an Accurascale RTR to burst onto the market if looked at ??!?

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The obvious next announcement will have a shorter body with fewer wheels and CAN appear in NIR blue !

 

 

I would love it too, but not entirely sure the market is big enough to support the tooling up costs of a C class and the sales volume needed to be profitable. The success of next years A class model could prove this incorrect. I suspect IRM's next Irish loco after the A class might be a 101 Sulzer or even a steam loco. Only time will tell.

 

PS: I'll be hanging on to my Silverfox locos as they were a nostalgic and important part of Irish railway modelling history, servicing a need in the market for their time.

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Wow, tungsten metal chassis. She is going to pull a tonne and no fear of Mazak rot here.

But don't let it trundle off the end of your baseboard!

 

The Nim.

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 I suspect IRM's next Irish loco after the A class might be a 101 Sulzer or even a steam loco. Only time will tell.

 

What about a 421 ??!?

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But don't let it trundle off the end of your baseboard!

 

The Nim.

 

I can see the warning on the box now "Steel toe capped boots must be worn at all times".

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Wow, tungsten metal chassis. She is going to pull a tonne and no fear of Mazak rot here.

Has anyone actually got round to producing a model loco with a tungsten chassis  ? ............ the Model Rail USA tank ( from Dapol ) was going to have one but arrived ( from Bachmann ) with plain vanilla mazak ! ( and is a little light as as a consequence ! )

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The Dapol "N" gauge Terrier is supposed to have a tungsten chassis. But I haven't carried out a chemical analysis on mine...

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Has anyone actually got round to producing a model loco with a tungsten chassis  ? ............ the Model Rail USA tank ( from Dapol ) was going to have one but arrived ( from Bachmann ) with plain vanilla mazak ! ( and is a little light as as a consequence ! )

Interesting. Surprised it never made its way into later Dapol OO gauge models nor even DJM ones.

 

The factory is going to have fun fettling tungsten but the end result is a very solid chassis.

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