Update from Murphy Models
Update for Class 121 loco
Whilst no delivery date has been received yet, work is proceeding apace on the loco. The rate of assembly is dependent on how fast the workforce in China returns to work and gets back up to speed.
The disruption to the air freight situation also has to be factored in.
There will be 5 liveries. CIE grey, CIE black, CIE black/tan, IR & IE. There are over 24 variables applied as appropriate to each model. To enable prototype correct lighting arrangements there are 6 switches which are easy to access. A sugar cube speaker is fitted as standard. To fit DCC chips, access is very convenient. There will be no need to remove the body for any normal operation reason. Minimum curve radius will be 2.
From the getgo, modellers made it clear that see-thru grilles were "de rigueur". We have achieved this iconic aspect with careful design and some clever engineering. There will be many small and delicate add-on parts supplied with the loco, therefore careful handling will be essential. Please ALWAYS use the internal wrap to remove AND replace the loco in its box. Damage caused as a result of rough/careless handling or body removal cannot be covered by warranty.
121 Loco DCC DCC Sound Chips
In parallel with the production of the 121 we have commissioned DCC and DCC sound chips. As space is at a premium the PCB and DCC were custom designed in conjunction with each other. N.B. we cannot guarantee that chips other than those specifically designed by Murphy Models will operate in a satisfactory manner.
The Murphy Models DCC chip will have the normally accepted functions. The DCC sound chip will come in two versions viz. EMD 8-567CR and EMD 8-654E. A sugar cube speaker is fitted as standard.
Catalogue nos. DCC MM0006. DCC sound (567) MM0066. DCC sound (654) MM0077.
MkII coaches in Supertrain livery
The MkII coaches in Supertrain livery are also still available. There are 5 versions, viz. First class, Std class, Composite, Restaurant and Gen Van. Catalogue numbers as follows:-
MM5202, MM5214, MM5224 - Std.
MM5152 - Composite.
MM5402, MM5408 restaurant.
Leyland Fire Engine and Daimler APC - MM1710
Announcing the arrival of our 2 vehicle set, comprising a Leyland Fire Engine and Daimler APC (armoured personel carrier). Available from our usual stockists, deliveries starting later this week.SRP €55.00.
In their own way, each vehicle is unique. The fire engine is the first on a Leyland chassis and the first Dublin motorised appliance. It was designed in 1909 by Capt. Purcell, chief fire officer for Dublin. Three examples were built in Scotland. One remained in southern England and the other went to the Indian sub-continent. Nothing further is known about them.The Dublin version was scrapped c.1950.
The Daimlers were leased from Guinness by the British Army and fitted with 4 smoke boxes in Inchicore Railway Works. They were welded together, gun ports cut, dummy gun ports painted and rear smoke box door left in situ. The forerunners of the modern day APCs! They were returned to Guinness in due course.
The Leyland Fire Engine is supplied with decals (inc. spares) which should be placed on the gold outlined panels forward of the "Dublin Fire Department" plaque (behind the front seat, not on the side of the front seat.)