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    Class 121

    Anybody have any updates on when the 121's might hit the shelves?

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    Usually one would have some news if it was destined to be ready for (say) an Easter show.... and Chinese New Year will come before that. I doubt we will see anything before mid-year but someone may know more?
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    Marks models told me xmas 2017 at the earliest for the 121s.

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    heard same yesterday! mmmm at the earliest?

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    Yeah, they reckon the refreshed Supertrain Mk2s for the summer maybe along with some more 201s before the 121s get here.

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    Hats off to those who produce Irish models, but have to deal with factories and work practices a long way from here. It must be frustrating for them when delays occur. The main thing is that a model of this stature, and anything else MM have done, is WELL worth the wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Hats off to those who produce Irish models, but have to deal with factories and work practices a long way from here. It must be frustrating for them when delays occur. The main thing is that a model of this stature, and anything else MM have done, is WELL worth the wait.
    Agree wholeheartedly. We have little to complain about. We have amazing MM 141, 181, 071, and 201s to play with while we wait for 121. But a dream only 10 years ago, and a figment of any Irish modellers imagination 40 years ago. Our expectations have been raised in the past decade, wait and see within weeks of the 121 being released to much applause there will be cries for an A-Class model

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    Only ten or fifteen years ago, anyone who suggested a ready to run high quality original model of anything Irish, let alone an engine, would have been rapidly escorted to the Home for the Incurably Retarded, Demented and Hopelessly Delusional.........

    (Leinster House and Stormont were the relevant institutions, and still are)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Only ten or fifteen years ago, anyone who suggested a ready to run high quality original model of anything Irish, let alone an engine, would have been rapidly escorted to the Home for the Incurably Retarded, Demented and Hopelessly Delusional.........

    (Leinster House and Stormont were the relevant institutions, and still are)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Only ten or fifteen years ago, anyone who suggested a ready to run high quality original model of anything Irish, let alone an engine, would have been rapidly escorted to the Home for the Incurably Retarded, Demented and Hopelessly Delusional.........
    The Murphy Models 201 were launched in 2001, along with the 141's following in 2007 - so thats sixteen and ten years ago respectively. Perhaps it is time for you
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