Who we are

Who we are

Accurascale is the sister brand to Irish Railway Models, a company born in 2015 when four modellers came together with the aim of bringing high quality, ready-to-run models to market, with class-leading Irish outline models produced to date.

“In my view, this is probably one of the best and finest ready-to-run wagons I have seen come on the market.” – Andy York, British Railway Modelling Magazine 

Detailed, ready-to-run 4mm and 7mm Scale Models

Accurascale utilises cutting edge manufacturing methods to produce accurate and finely detailed ready-to-run scale miniatures of  railway rolling stock in 4mm and to OO, P4 and EM Gauges and now also 7mm to O Gauge.

As a company run by railway modellers for railway modellers, we are committed to achieving the highest standards at all stages of production, from initial research of prototypes right through to final delivery to the modeller. We’d love to hear from you about our planned or future potential models!

What makes us different?

We aim to achieve the highest possible levels of fidelity, performing all Surveys, data gathering and research, through to complete factory ready CAD locally, which working with the very best factories in China for manufacture.

We want to produce only high-fidelity, definitive models that will stand the test of time and bring joy to our customers. 


The Team

Fran Burke
Sales & Marketing Director

Fran has been a Public Relations and Communications professional for over 10 years, working both nationally and internationally. Despite being predominately interested in British and American outline railways, Fran also has a strong affection for Irish railways of his youth, namely from the late 1980s through to the 2000s

Patrick Conboy
Director of Commissions,
Research & Development

With a background in journalism and public relations, Patrick is a lifelong railway enthusiast with specific interests in early diesel era CIE, present day SNCF, 1960s Union Pacific, and a smattering of British Rail. His other hobbies include arts and culture, football, music, and travelling.

Stephen McCarron
Managing Director,
Financial Controller

Passionate about Technology and Cloud, and an innovator and investor in tech, Stephen enjoys modern image modelling and high speed continental trains. A father of three, his other interests include music, rugby, and classic sci-fi.

Richard O’Hanrahan
Director of Technical Operations

An architect and model maker by choice, Richard is passionate about detail, with particular focus on the obscure and lesser-modelled prototypes – brake vans, permanent way stock, iconic buildings, and everything in between. He gladly has no time for any other hobbies as he is in constant pursuit of new, exciting, and unorthodox projects.

Gareth Bayer
Senior Project Manager

An accomplished author, designer and railway model project manager, Gareth brings his wide knowledge of the real railway and experience of model railway product design to Accurascale. Previously the editor of Rail Express magazine he also created many excellent models at Rapido Trains before joining the team.


Our promises to you, the modeller:

  • We will announce new items to our range once CAD is complete, tooling is in progress or complete and we have prototypes in hand, with short delivery times.
  • We will strive to deliver models that are as true to the prototype as possible, without compromising for the sake of cost or expedience.
  • We plan to deliver a sustainable range of quality models, that grows over time, and for which availability is sustained.