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Victorian Railways Y class - brass diesel kit
N Scale Kit no: SDLoco1 $125.00

N scale award winner


 The Y class was the second largest diesel class of the Victorian Railways with 75 members being built by Clyde’s Granville workshops in 3 batches between 1963-1968.  Utilising bogies off scrapped swing door electric trains and featuring a 6-cylinder EMD 567 and later a 645 engine they were highly regarded by crews and were a versatile go anywhere engine.  The long hood is designated the no1 end and controls were arranged accordingly.  The fleet was seen over the entire VR system with 4 always on the standard gauge.  Later on in life they received the V/line orange and grey livery and this was later replaced on the remaining active units with the new V/line red and blue.  Some were fitted with DOO window openings altering their appearance.  A few have made their way into private tourist railways and are still giving reliable service.

This kit is not for your average builder and requires dedication but you will get a fantastic result form the effort you put in.  Currently these are kits are only available upon attending one of the free Y class building days which take you from Zero to Hero and hone your kit/scratch building talents.

The kit includes the brass etch which includes extras like the battery box for the early series Y's, detailed items including injection mouldings, laser cut chassis for donor LifeLike SW9/12 loco (not supplied), laser cut cab glazing, all 75 class number boards and colour matched VR chevrons decals.  11 pages of instructions with photos helps to guide the builder through the various steps along the way.  An aftermarket motor adaptation service is available from Spirit Design upon request.