🟠 Murphy Models CIE 141/ 181 In Stock

Posted by Jack Morgan on

The latest batch of CIE (Irish Rail) Class 141 and 181 diesel locomotives in OO gauge have now arrived in stock from Murphy Models. The range includes a wide range of livery variations covering the full lifespan of these classic diesels.

In Stock Now

Product Features

Highly detailed OO scale model

Heavy Die-Cast metal chassis

Separately applied steel detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers and more

Correct height mini-tension-lock couplers with NEM socket

Five-Pole motor with flywheels

Fully detailed Lighting Pack

Extra fine factory-fitted pipework

Extra fine factory-fitted plastic and etched steel detail parts

Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)

Prototype Information

The CIE 141 Class locomotives were built in 1962 by General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) in the United States. Numbered B141 to B177, they were an updated version of the 121 Class locomotives, mechanically very similar but with cabs at each end. Later in 1966, a batch of 12 additional locomotives were built as Class 181 - these were virtually identical to the 141s but had a more powerful 645 engine, thermostatically controlled cooling fan and inlet shutters.

Image by Darren Hall

Following crew training trials between Inchicore and Monasterevin (passenger trains), Kildare (goods trains), and Hazelhatch (light engines), the class appeared on main line trials from Amiens Street (Connolly) to Drogheda, and Westland Row (Pearse) to Arklow on Tuesday 4 December 1962, entering traffic on the Dublin to Cork main line four days later. In later years, regular passenger duties included trains on the Rosslare to Waterford/Limerick lines, until they were superseded by railcars on these duties.

(Information provided via Wikipedia) 

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