I was able to get a couple of the new Austrains S trucks through a friend who was lucky to get a box at the Thornleigh exhibition. Very nice they are too, so I thought I had better make a start on putting them into service by weathering them up a bit in the usual way which has been covered several times in previous posts. My hope is that an enterprising manufacturer can come up with a K wagon to compliment these S trucks along with the rest of the new generation of rolling stock.

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Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.
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  1. Craig W says:

    They really are very nice models – the proportions look good to me. I dont think the paint finish does them any favour unfortunately and the door and coupling chains are wasy verscale and in my world would be gone. All that is needed now is for Austrains to do the earlier underframe. finally, a decent S wagon!

  2. Australian rolling stock fascinates me due to its squarely sitting between the two worlds of European and American practice, especially in earlier times. These wagons are very British/Irish in appearance, more the latter. 🙂

    • BURROWA says:

      Hi Dave.
      There is a strong resemblance of NSW rolling stock to British/Irish as early CME’s were from British especially Scotland were William Thow based a design of 4-6-0 called a P class later a C32 on the Jones Goods 190 P classes were built from 1890 to 1911 by Beyer Peacock and Dubs Locomotive works along with a host of others.He also worked for the Scottish Central Railway befor going to the colonies.
      It’s incredible how much useless bits of info one can retain about trains etc.Anyhow have fun.

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