Irish Railway Models (IRM) has added a special limited edition triple-pack of its forthcoming newly-tooled 4mm scale Mk 2b carriages in Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) colours to raise funds for the organisation.
Formed in 1964, the RPSI set out to preserve Irish locomotives, carriages and rolling stock for generations to come.
This newly-announced triple-pack of IRM’s all-new Mk 2b carriages will reflect vehicles from the RPSI’s heritage rake, finished as Mk 2b Grill Car 547, Corridor First 181 and Open Second 300 and will carry the society's distinctive green colour scheme.
IRM’s Mk 2bs are set to feature detailed interiors, flush glazing, full interior lighting, separately applied handrails, foot steps, roof vents, ETH cables and sockets, close coupling mechanism and correctly spaced B4 bogies.
James Friel (left), Technical Operations Engineer with the RPSI and Irish Railway Models (IRM) Director, Patrick Conboy (right) showcase a decorated sample of IRM's all-new 'OO' gauge Mk 2b in RPSI green in front of the organisation's Mk 2 railtour set at its base in Whitehead, Co. Antrim.
With the society’s fundraising abilities adversely affected by the recent pandemic, IRM Director Patrick Conboy expressed his delight on being able to assist the RPSI with this new carriage pack: "We're delighted to announce this special edition of our Mk2b coaches in the widely-recognised livery of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. Proceeds from sales of these coaches will be donated to the RPSI to aid the Society in its ongoing work to preserve and maintain its unique and historically important collection of locomotives and rolling stock.”
Priced at €219.99 per triple-pack, 300 certificated sets are being produced. Delivery is expected during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Visit www.irishrailwaymodels.co.uk for more information.