Irish Rail 22000 Railcars next for IRM


Irish Railway Models (IRM) has revealed the Irish Rail 22000 Class Intercity Railcars in 4mm scale as their next powered model. 

Initially supplied in four distinct set variants, the Intercity Railcars (ICR) appeared as 22001-22006 three-car Standard Class units equipped for Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) operations, 22007-22030 and 22046-22063 as three-car Standard Class units, 22031-22040 as six-car Premier Class (with catering vehicle) units and 22041-22045 as six-car Standard Class (high density seating) units.


IRM’s all-new 22000 Class Railcar is set to feature a fully detailed die-cast underframe, five-pole skew-wound motor, twin flywheels, metal helical gears, eroded metal, plastic and wire detail parts, including roof detail, handrails, door handles, lamp brackets, brake gear, brake discs, draw gear, vents and louvres.

The units will also feature directional lighting, with a full range of lighting options for day/night running and shunting/yard configurations, full passenger interior lighting set at correct colour temperature, with hidden stay-alive capacitors and a reed switch to control on/off via a magnetic wand, separate cab lighting configurations, close coupled gangways and optional extended magnetic front mounted Voith couplings for the driving cars, to allow for authentic multiple set working.


Digital Command Control (DCC) factory-fitted sound options will be available on all variants using an ESU Loksound 5 sound decoder with pre-fitted speakers mounted in the Driving Motor Standard Open (DMSO) and Driving Restaurant Buffet First Open (DRBFO) vehicles, according to configuration.

Prices are set at €349.99 (three-car), €429.99 (four-car) and €579.99 (six-car) for DCC ready packs, while DCC sound-fitted models are priced at €472.99, €552.99 and €702.99 respectively.

Visit Irish Railway Models for more information.