Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Saturday, 22 October 2011

SCT Trains - 2

The Railmotormodels, PBGY, hit the shops during October. Eight numbers, two different versions. The broken stripe being the first batch, 82 wagons introduced in 2005 and built by QR Redbank workshops. Wagons there after have a full length black stripe, though there is a slight variation, with some having some white around the door locking mechanism.

PBGY 148. note the black stripe is almost inline with Auscision Containers on a VQDW flat.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

SCT Trains

With the release of Railmotor Models PBGY Multifreighter vans, here are some SCT photos through the Adelaide Hills.
The SCT service from Melbourne usually passes through Mount Barker Junction too early to see in daylight, but sometimes it is running late.

Passing through Belair loop, again running late on a wet August morning. The Overland can be seen sitting awaiting the main line to clear.

These two vans photographed on the departing Perth bound service.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Reach Stackers

The terminal at Horsham currently operated by Wimmera Container Line uses several different types of reach stacker for loading and unloading of containers. Several of these are Fantuzzi and Ferrari models.
Fantuzzi Model RS60

The only HO scale model available is from Kibri No:11751 , of the fork lift type, or Kibri No:11752, which is similar to the above, but with the cab further forward, but does not have the container handling frame. For 1/160 and 1/50 scale there are a few diecast models available, but not in 1/87.
This reach stacker is seen loading a Powerline VQCX flat (one of the Indian produced models, with Steam Era bogies, modified for Kadee No 5s and the container brackets removed, as in Freight Australia livery they have twist locks). PS, this Kibri model does not fit to Auscision containers. Do do so the brackets that hold the containers would need to be modified.
Forklift type. Sorry heavily cropped.