IRM decorated grain wagon samples arrive

27 June 2024
Hot on the heels of the opens, flats, and now tank wagons (which are not far away from delivery), Irish Railway Models has revealed that decorated samples of its grain wagons have arrived.

Production of the wagons is now in full swing and deliveries are expected in the Autumn.

Priced at €89.95 per triple pack and with 10% off when you purchase two or more packs, these wagons will be an ideal addition to a mixed traffic fleet.


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  • Detailed model constructed from plastic and die-cast metal
  • 40g Weight per Wagon
  • RP25.110 chemically blackened OO gauge wheel sets
  • Blackened brass bearings conforming to Irish Railway Models standard of 14.4mm back-to-back on 2mm axles over 28mm pinpoints
  • Etched metal, plastic and wire detail parts, including, but not limited to, handrails, grab handles, door handles, lamp brackets, brake hoses, though pipes, and brake gear
  • Turned sprung metal buffers
  • Two buffer types – spindle and heavy-duty
  • NEM standard coupler pockets
  • Narrow tension lock couplers included
  • Individual lettering and codes from real wagons for authenticity
  • Accessory bag containing instanter and three-link couplings

About the prototype

CIÉ embarked on a programme of rolling stock renewal beginning in the early 1950s, centring on Bulleid’s patented triangulated underframe construction. Among the more distinctive wagon types to appear was a series of bulk grain hoppers developed from the H Van design. These vehicles had a 12-ton capacity and augmented a fleet of earlier hopper wagons, which had been constructed by the Great Southern Railways (GSR) in the 1930s and lasted in service until grain traffic ended in the mid-late 1970s.

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