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Victorian Railways - V/Line T class  T357 -366

N Scale Kit no: SDLoco4 $125.00 - Requires Bachmann S2/S4 mech

Brief history

The T class became the largest diesel class on the Victorian Railways and were built by Clyde’s Granville workshops over 13 years from 1955-1968. As a consequence, there are 5 versions but the group is commonly called by the 3 versions of “Flat Top”, “High Nose” and “Low Nose”. They were purchased to serve the states branch lines and to replace the ageing K’s and the newly arrived J class steam locos. This the 2nd variation of the high nose entered traffic between December 1961 – May 1962 and were assigned all manner of jobs with other classes.

For the majority of their life, they were painted Blue & Gold of the Victorian Railways and then, later on, 5 were painted in the V/Line orange and grey. Towards the end of their working lives, they received the ‘chopped’ valance treatment which altered their appearance but maintenance was easier. With the arrival of larger locos in the form of G’s and the aging B class being rejuvenated into the A class most of the fleet was scrapped or withdrawn by 1989. Luckily 2 units have made it into preservation and currently 1 other is still earning its keep with CFCLA.

The kit

This kit is not for your average builder and requires dedication but you will get a fantastic result from the effort you put in. If you have put together a Y class kit this one is even easier.

The kit includes the brass etch, detailed items including state of art 3D printed parts, cast bogie side frames, laser cut components, laser cut cab glazing, all 10 class number boards in paper and brass, marker light boards, acolour matched VR chevrons and V/Line decals. 8 pages of instructions with photos that will help guide the builder through the various steps along the way.

Requires Bachmann S2/S4 mech 

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Victorian Railways - V/Line T class T367 - 412 & H1-H5

N Scale Kit no: SDLoco5 $125.00 - Requires Bachmann S2/S4 mech

Brief history

The T class became the largest diesel class on the Victorian Railways and were built by Clyde’s Granville workshops over 13 years from 1955-1968. As a consequence, there are 5 versions but the group is commonly called by the 3 versions of “Flat Top”, “High Nose” and “Low Nose”. They were purchased to serve the states branch lines and to replace the ageing K’s and the newly arrived J class steam locos. The 3rd series ushered in a more modern generator and a cab with better viewing for the crews. They entered traffic between February 1964 – November 1964 and were assigned all manner of jobs with other classes.

For the majority of their life, they were painted Blue & Gold of the Victorian Railways and then, later on, were painted in the V/Line orange and grey and various other operators schemes. With the arrival of larger locos in the form of G’s and the aging B class being rejuvenated into the A’s most of the fleet was scrapped or withdrawn by 1989. Luckily some units have made it into preservation and currently 1 other is still earning its keep with CFCLA.

The kit

This kit is not for your average builder and requires dedication but you will get a fantastic result from the effort you put in. If you have put together a Y class kit this one is even easier.

The kit includes the brass etch, detailed items including state of art 3D printed parts, cast bogie side frames, laser cut components, laser cut cab glazing, all 10 class number boards in paper and brass, marker light boards, colour matched VR chevrons and V/Line decals. 8 pages of instructions with photos that will help guide the builder through the various steps along the way.

Requires Bachmann S2/S4 mech 

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Victorian Railways W class 241-267

N Scale Kit no: SDLoco6 $65.00 - Requires Dapol Terrier mech

Brief history

The Victorian Railways basically used Clyde/EMD products but in 1958 accepted a tender from Tullocks to supply 25 diesel-hydraulic locomotives to be used for shunting. Originally they were fitted with dual controls but were quickly removed and could occasionally be seen on passenger trains although speed was slow at a maximum of 40mph.

It soon became obvious that the locos were really as reliable as they should be and 10 W’s were fitted with GM diesel engines replacing the troublesome Mercedes Benz and Krupp transmission units. These are easily spotted as they had a 2nd exhaust fitted.

They could be seen around Melbourne< Tottenham, Ballarat, Geelong, Seymour and Ararat yards and ran local goods if the need arose. W266 was the demonstrator unit that was used in NSWGR as no 7101 but NSWGR declined to take up any orders. Only one unit got painted into V/Line orange and grey being no 244 and is now assigned to R707 Ops. A few have been preserved as most met the scrapper's torch in 1988. 

The kit

This kit is for your average builder and you will get a fantastic result from the effort you put in.

The kit includes the brass etch, detailed items including state of art 3D printed parts and laser cut components.  Class number boards in paper and colour matched VR chevron decals are also included. 4 pages of simple to follow instructions with photos that will help guide the builder through the various steps along the way.

Requires Bachmann Dapol Terrier mech to complete

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