Orient Express hobby shop have announced that their next injection molded ready to run model will be of the South Australian Railways “Centenary Style” passenger car. The particular car being produced is a former “Glenelg Railway Company” passenger carriage which has 16 windows on each side of each car. Of the four versions which are being produced, two will be green and cream and two will be the typical SAR red/brown colour.
A baggage car and a passenger car will be offered in each colour. An unpainted pilot model is already in the shop window.
These carriages will be an important addition to the Orient Express range which already includes two types of bogie box car including the M class van and the D class louvre van, the bogie Ob class open wagons, the four wheel Obf class open wagons and the four wheel Dwf wooden louvre vans. Orient Express are currently producing a series of about a dozen different “billboard” boxcars”, all of which are based on the M class series of wagons.
End of the line Hobby Shop at Victor Harbor continues to stock a large range of cast buildings, locos and rolling stock of their own brand and this range is being added to all the time. For modern day modellers, as at January 2016, the shop had in stock about 30 different Australian diesel locos, (including different colour schemes). These are all high quality diesels with RP25 wheel profiles and KD couplers.
If in South Australia and interested in model railways, these two shops are definitely worth a visit.
Four versions of the South Australian Railways Centenary Car are to be produced by the Orient Express Hobby Shop. The cars are based on the former Glenelg Railways passenger cars and will have 16 windows per side. The four versions of the green and cream centenary passenger cars include, one with a basic cream window band, one with green painted window arches, one with a cream window band and a cream pin strip under the windows and a limited edition of the 1936 Centenary version with logo. These cars will supplement the existing range of ready to run “Orient Express Reproductions” SAR goods wagons currently on the market including the M and D class bogie vans, the Ob bogie open wagon, the Obf four wheel open wagons and the Dwf four wheel louvre vans. A sample of an unpainted Centenary Car is on display at the shop. Whilst the expected release date will be the AMRE exhibition in Adelaide in June 2016, the correct bogies used under the cars will be offered as a stand alone product ata later date. Theses bogies were used under many of the SAR passenger cars and wooden brake vans.
Orient Express model shop in Adelaide recently announced that it is to produce the South Australian Railways bogie 36′ long D class louvre van.. This model will complement their existing ready to run models that are already on the market and include the bogie M class box car, the bogie O and Ob classes of open wagon, the four wheel OBf and Of open wagon and the four wheel Dwf louvre van. Also announced is their new series of ‘billboard” M class boxcars which will be released as a series of limited runs over regular periods of time. For further information, see their web site at www.orientexpressmodels.com.au/OER
End of the Line Hobby shop in Victor Harbor have released a great series of concrete water tank kits based on various prototypes used by the South Australian Railways.
The masters for these have been prepared using 3D printing technology. The models are in both HO and N scales. Also recently released is a kit for the radius roof version of the South Australian Railways bogie horse box. For further information, see their web site at www.endofthelinehobbies.com.au