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