MODELLING RAILWAYS IN IRELAND

We'd like to introduce you to the delights of modelling Irish Railways.  In the 19th Century Ireland was part of the British Empire and even today Irish railways still bear some evidence of their British beginnings.  However, almost from the start, Ireland adopted the 5'3" gauge and its railways developed their own distinctive character, in many ways similar, yet in others charmingly different from railways this side of the water.  Our "Irish Gems" range of 7mm scale kits brings to life some delightful Irish locos and rolling stock.  We hope these will be of interest to British modellers in search of attractive and unusual prototypes.  Although these locos and coaches all ran on 5'3" gauge track, the kits have been designed to make them suitable for both 32mm and 36.75mm gauge operation.   

Ex-Timoleague & Courtmacsherry Light Railway Hunslet 0-4-2T "St. Molaga" running as "Lark" on David Holman's lovely Arigna Town layout.

ALPHAGRAPHIX KITS FOR IRISH LOCOMOTIVES & ROLLING STOCK

As with our Light Railway series kits, those for our Irish locos and rolling stock are etched from .018" brass and contain all the necessary castings, drawings and detailed instructions.   To complete your loco as a working model you will need to provide wheels, motor, gears and couplings.  The coach kits contain the etches for the vehicle body and compensated underframe plus castings, glazing and (where appropriate) fully detailed interior.  To complete your vehicles you will require wheels and couplings. 

And don't forget that we offer a comprehensive range of trackside and street buidings to complete the authentic Irish scene on your layout.  See the appropriate pages on this site. 

MGWR G2 class 2-4-0 No.659 in CIE livery. Etched brass kit £195

GS&WR Ivatt F6 class 2-4-2T No.33 in CIE livery. Etched brass kit £130

CB&SCR Beyer Peacock B4 class 4-6-0T No.464 in CIE livery. Etched brass kit £150

GNR (Ireland) JT class 2-4-2T No.91 Etched brass kit £130

Hunslet 2-6-0T "Argadeen" Etched brass kit £95

Great Southern & Western Rly. Ivatt F6 class 2-4-2T                         £130

Great Southern & Western Rly. Ivatt J30 class 0-6-0T                       £95

Cork, Bandon & South Coast Rly. Beyer Peacock 4-6-0T                   £150

Great Northern Rly. (Ireland) JT class 2-4-2T                                      £130

Midland Great Western Rly. Atock G2 class 2-4-0 tender loco.        £195

Midland Great Western Rly. Fairbairn "Elf" class 2-2-2ST                  £75

Midland Great Western Rly.  Atock J26 class 0-6-0T                           £120

Belfast & County Down Rly. 2-4-0 tender loco "The famous No.6"   £195

Timoleague & Courtmacsherry Lt. Rly. Hunslet 2-6-0T "Argadeen"  £95

Timoleague & Courtmacsherry Lt. Rly. Hunslet 0-4-2T "St. Molaga" £90

Great Southern Rlys. Drewry 4-wheel Petrol Railcar                            £50

MGWR Atock 6-wheel Brake/Third coach                                              £60

MGWR Atock 6-wheel Third class coach                                                £60

MGWR Atock 6-wheel Lavatory Composite coach                                £60

MGWR Cusack 6-wheel First class coach                                              £60

MGWR 4-wheel Parcels Van "The Hearse"                                               £50

Great Northern Rly. (Ireland) Y10 series 4-wheel Motor Car Van        £50

Belfast & County Down Rly. 6-wheel saloon State coach                 £60

CIE Bulleid Triangulated 4-wheel wagon chassis kit                           £15      

GSR Drewry Petrol Railcar. Etched brass kit............£50

MGWR J26 class 0-6-0T No.558 in CIE livery. Etched brass kit.........£120

GS&WR J30 class 0-6-0T No.100. Etched brass kit.........£95

MGWR "Elf" class Fairbairn 2-2-2ST. Etched brass kit..........£75

MGWR Parcels Van "The Hearse" in CIE livery. Etched brass kit £50

MGWR Atock 6-wheel Brake/Third coach in CIE livery. Etched brass kit £60

B&CDR 6-wheel State coach. Etched brass kit £60

B&CDR Beyer Peacock 2-4-0 "The famous No.6". Etched brass kit £195

GNR (Ireland) Y10 series Motor Car Van. Etched brass kit £50

UK customers should add an extra £5 to the value of their orders for etched kits to allow for Recorded Delivery postage.

ALPHAGRAPHIX CARD KITS FOR IRISH LOCOMOTIVES & ROLLING STOCK

E19. SL&NCR Railbus 2A with its baggage trailer at Arigna Town on David Holman's layout..........Kit price £4

These popular card kits supplement our range of etched kits and widen the scope for modellers of Irish railways in both broad and narrow gauges, depicting as they do many of the fascinating curiosities of Irish railway history.  Whist they are initially intended for static display, modellers are ingenious and we've seen many examples motorised and working on their owners' layouts. 

Multi-laminated card rolling stock bodies are extremely strong and durable in service and amply repay the time spent on their construction.  For best results, always use a sharp scalpel, changing the blade as soon as it shows signs of becoming blunt - expect to use up two or three blades during the course of building each body.  Reinforce parts as indicated with stiff card as construction proceeds.  Strengthen the body sides and ends internally with 1mm artists mount board - offcuts of this material can often be obtained from your local picture-framing shop.

We also produce an extensive range of card rolling stock body kits for Irish carriages and wagons on both broad and narrow gauges.  These are numbered in the CC series in the list below. 

BROAD GAUGE

E19   SL&NCR Railbus 2A & baggage trailer                              £4

E33   Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) GM 141 class diesel loco.     £6

CC1    MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel Brake/3rd coach with

'Birdcage' guard's lookout.                                                                 £3

CC2    MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel Lavatory/1st coach                 £3

CC3    MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel all-3rd class coach                £3

CC4    MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel Coupe/Comp coach               £3

CC5    MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel 1st class Saloon                     £3

CC6   MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel Travelling Post Office            £3

CC7   MGWR (CIE livery) 6-wheel Rebuilt Brake/3rd                   £3

CC12  SL&NCR 6-wheel Saloon Brake/3rd coach No.4               £3

CC13  SL&NCR Bogie clerestory Comp coach No.11                     £4

CC18  SL&NCR standard 7-ton Box Van                                         £3

CC19   GNR(Ireland) standard 8-ton Box Van                               £3

CC20  GNR (Ireland) vacuum-fitted 8-ton Box Van                     £3

CC32  MGWR Centre-canvas Goods Van (MGW livery)               £3

CC33  MGWR Centre-canvas Goods Van (GSR livery)                 £3

CC34  MGWR Centre-canvas Goods Van (CIE livery)                   £3

CC35  SL&NCR Goods Brake Van No.2                                            £3

CC36  MGWR 6-wheel Brake Comp Slip coach No.36M               £3

CC40  SL&NCR 7-ton Cattle Van                                                       £3

CC41  SL&NCR Goods Brake Van No.3                                             £3

CC42  SL&NCR Bogie clerestory Tri-Comp coach No.9              £4

CC58  SL&NCR 6-wheel Brake/3rd coach No.15                          £3

CC59  SL&NCR 6-wheel 3rd class coach No.6                            £3

CC60  SL&NCR Centre-canvas Goods Van No.85                        £3

CC61  SL&NCR Goods Brake Van No.5                                            £3

CC62  GS&WR 4-wheel Butter Van No.178                                    £3

CC63  SL&NCR 4-wheel Parcels Van No.7                                      £3

CC64  GS&WR Centre-canvas Box Van No.1367                          £3

CC65  GS&WR 7-ton Butter Van No.3072 (CIE livery)                  £3

CC66  DSER 6-ton Centre-canvas Van (CIE livery)                      £3

CC67  MGWR 4-wheel Horsebox (GSR livery)                                £3

CC68  MGWR 4-wheel Horsebox (CIE livery)                                £3

CC69  DSER 6-ton Centre-canvas Van (GSR livery)                    £3

CC70  Ranks (Ireland) Grain Hopper wagon Red livery              £3

CC71  Ranks Grain Hopper wagon (CIE grey livery)                      £3

CC72  GNR (Ireland) 20-ton Guinness bogie van                       £4

CC73  GNR (Ireland) 4-wheel 8-ton Butter Van                           £3

CC74  CIE Standard 'H' 12-ton Covered Van (grey)                       £3

CC75  CIE Standard 'H' 12-ton Covered Van (brown)                   £3 

CC76  SL&NCR 4-wheel Horsebox No.1                                         £3

CC77  B&CDR 6-wheel Passenger Brake Van                               £3

CC78  CIE Standard 'H' 12-ton Covered Van (green)                   £3

CC79  CIE Permanent Way 4-wheel Riding Van 370A                 £3

For narrow gauge kits in this series, please see the IRISH NARROW GAUGE page. 

 

 

CC65 GS&WR 7-ton Butter Van (CIE livery). Card kit price £3.

CC20 GNR (Ireland) Vacuum-fitted 8-ton Goods Van. Card kit £3.

CC35 SL&NCR Goods Brake Van No.2. Card kit price £3

CC75 CIE Standard 12-ton 'H' Goods Van. Card kit £3.

CC73 GNR (Ireland) 8-ton Butter Van. Card kit £3

Please add an additional 10% (with minimum of £1.50) to the value of your order for card kits to cover the cost of UK postage.