Tank Wagon Q 26 and 30 - Sold Out
In 1878 two Q bogie flat wagons numbers 26 and 30 were built by Tozer in Melbourne. By 1903 Q30 was modified at the Newport Workshops where it gained a Pintsch Gas tank with engine as too did Q26 in 1910. What looks like a tank dome is actually the water tank for the gas engine and there are a couple of pipes connecting it to the engine house. The underframe is skeletal and has tank car type spark guards over the bogie at the tank end and a tank car type handbrake. These two wagons had the cab installed over the engines and the fronts of the tanks to protect them from the weather.
In the early 1970's both wagons came off register and currently been preserved in non-operational condition by the ARHS at Newport. In 1982 they had their numbers swapped. So Q26 became Q30 (2nd) and Q30 became Q26 (2nd). The Pintsch Gas was used for the lighting of pass cars and country stations. .
This product only contains four parts and is a SK 5
Open Wagon Wooden I/IB - New Master Better Detail
Initially I open wagons were built to various designs and constructed to take different tonnages from 7 to 20 ton. This I wooden wagon type was built from 1888 to 1903 in various locations with a capacity of 8 to 10 ton. There were 42 8 ton wagons and 2897 10 ton wagons totalling 2939 wagons of this wooden design. These wagons were also used for holiday traffic that could be fitted with a removable canopy. From 1927 to 1934 these wagons were reclassified from I to IB. IB 5452 is on display at the ARHS Museum at Williamstown.
This product only contains one part and is a SK 3
Timber Scantling IT 1- 251, 253- 273 - NEW MASTER
In the early sixties just over 270 fifteen foot wheelbase I/IA wagons were modified to provide a special vehicle for scantling timber traffic. They were introduced due to a rise in housing development and the increased amount of timber traffic out of the Orbost region of East Gippsland Victoria . After a trail with one wagon the class IT was adopted.
The IT were loaded with scantling timber packed by sawmills in packs. Each pack
consisted of various sawn timber which was stacked with all the ends together at one end. This results in load distribution problems. To deal this problem the 273 IT's that had three distinct features:
- Bulkhead at one end only (to support the stacked timber)
- Heavy springs, 10" x 5" journals and 3'2" diameter wheelset at the bulkhead end
- Standard springs and journals, wheelset diameters of 3'0" at the opposite end
Even though they had a the appearance of uneven load, derailments were rare, with you more likely to have seen them in the shunting yard 'rearing up like horses' when hit roughly from the bulkhead (heavy) end during shunting. SK 2/3
Sand Truck HD 232 to 236, 240 to 245
This sand wagon group consisted of hand-me-down IC Tippler (I/IA Tommy Bents)
rollingstock placed into low mileage traffic. These 11 wagons were built at
Bendigo Workshops from 1972 to 1975 and were used to traffic locomotive traction
sand. The IC’s already had their doors removed and a sheet of steel welded in. With the conversion to HD Sand wagon they also had hoppers installed and discharge shoots added to the wagons.
By the early 80’s these short wheelbase sand wagon were either taken of register,
scrapped or modified and renumber for another use. There were other similar
wagons that were built to the same design but used the surplus longer wheelbase
RY wagons. HD 233 is currently being preserved at the museum near Ararat
Departmental Van HD 33
This wagon was built from a surplus open wagon of the Tommy Bent type (IA 1156) and covered with metal sides and a roof. A full height door was provided on each side and a hinged hatch on both sides of the roof. This wagon was placed in the HD group in 1956. It was later taken off the register on 12th July 1978 and then later scrapped in the 11th June 1979.
This product only contains one part and is a SK 2
Oil Tank 68, 69 and 70
Model By James Brook
These fixed four wheel wagons were purpose built wagons for British Petroleum (BP)formally known as Commonwealth Oil Refineries (COR) and placed in the "Oil Tank" group, numbered Oil Tank 68, 69 and 70. They were owned and operated by British Petroleum (BP) and entered into service with VR in February and March of 1926.
By February 1962 Oil Tank 68 and 69 were sold to SAR and recoded to TC. Oil Tank came off register in 1984. In 1995 the National Railway Museum
Port Adelaide acquired one of TC’s.
These fixed four wheel wagons were purpose built wagons for Commonwealth Oil Refineries (COR) and placed in the "Oil Tank" group, numbered Oil Tank 71, 72 and 73. They were owned and operated COR. Oil Tank 71 and 72 entered into service with VR in the second half of 1932 and Oil Tank 73 in January 1927.
By June 1951 Oil Tank 71 and 72 were sold to SAR and recoded to TC 71 & 72. In 1954 TC 71 & 72 were renumbered to TC 8486 & 8487. In 1957 Commonwealth Oil Refineries Ltd name changed to BP AUSTRALIA LIMITED and Oil Tank 73 was fitted with a BP sign board.
A photo by Peter J Vincent taken April 1977 (earliest photo found) shows Oil Tank
73 with single centre dome. It is unclear when the two ends were removed. Oil Tank 73 came off register in Oct 1984. Oil Tank 73 is now being preserved at the Mornington Railway by Mornington Railway Preservation Society.
Both versions are available from VR Casts. SK 4
Oil Tank 77, 78, 79 and 80 - Coming soon in O scale
These fixed four wheel wagons were purpose built wagons for British Petroleum (BP) previously known as Commonwealth Oil Refineries (COR) and placed in the "Oil Tank" group, numbered Oil Tank 77, 78, 79 and 80. They were owned and operated by British Petroleum (BP) and entered into service with VR in February and March of 1927.
OT 77 had a capacity of 19710 Litres (4335 Gallons) whereas 78, 79 and 80 held 21370 Litres (4660 Gallons) making these three have a slightly higher top dome. They were taken off register in October 1984.
C.O.R. (Commonwealth Oil Refineries) was formed by the Australian
federal government and the Anglo - Persian Oil Company as equal partners in
1920. Their refinery opened in 1924 at Laverton. In 1952 the Anglo - Iranian Oil
Company (formerly the Anglo - Persian Oil Company bought out the Australian
government's half share of C.O.R. (Commonwealth Oil Refineries). 1957
Commonwealth Oil Refineries Ltd name changed to BP AUSTRALIA
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Weedex Tank WX/ WA 1 to 9
The number group was 1 - 9, 20 - 25. Numbers 10 - 19 were WX vehicles scrapped prior to WA reclassification. The fleet of tanks in active service was reduced to WA 1 to 9. The remaining four wheelers were scrapped or stored with the exception of WA 22 . Several of the WA's in the group 1 - 9 were fitted with replacement underframes in the late 1970's. This work was done at Bendigo Workshops with an ELX design underframe being used.
Weedex Spray Van HZ/ WZ
F 25 was converted during December 1954 and placed into service as HZ 1. It was fitted with pumping gear and spray nozzles to spray along the track and along each side. It was coupled to WX tank wagons fitted with poison.
In 1959 HZ 1 was recoded to WZ 1 to clear the 'HZ' letters for a new type of open wagon. The van was also placed into a special train of WX/ WA bogie tankers. It travelled throughout Victoria on a two-three year cycle, spraying country and metropolitan tracks. By 1982 an new van was built to replace the horsebox. ZL497 was rebuilt and renumbered to WZ 2. WZ 1 was placed into storage at Newport Workshops and remained there until 1996 when it was scrapped and the underframe transferred to Seymour for preservation work.
Insulated Van TT 2- 31/ Brakedown Van HH - NEW
Domestic Water DW - New