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

Monday, 5 May 2014

Auscision RMX samples

Auscision have released photographs of engineering samples for their up and coming Commonwealth Railways built RMX flat wagons. Shown are samples for the oval and rectangular holed versions. The first batch were built in 1968 by Mechanical Handling, at Woodville (these had rectangular holes in the main frame). The second batch: 1969, were the units with the oval holes. These were built by Commonwealth Engineering. Then came two orders from Perry Engineering: 1970 - 74, and two orders from Carmor Engineering: 1975 - 77.
QRNational QQJY2073A (Commonwealth Eng Build. Oval Holes).
QRNational QQJY2734D (Perry Eng Build).
Pacific National RQKY 2381P (Perry Eng Build).
PQMY2782K (Perry Eng Build) on SCT/WCL Horsham Melbourne service.
 Apparently, the Carmor units, are the ones that the Auscision Models is based upon; for the rectangular holes. There are minor differences between builds.

Photo: Auscision Models.

Photo: Auscision Models.

The photos indicate that they are mainly diecast, for the weight, probably with plastic detail parts.

These wagons were recoded to AQMX/AQSY, and now run under many other different codes, with all rail operators. A must for any intermodal service right across Australia.

 Included, the Western Australian railways built their own version, the WQCY/WQTY. These are run by ASR/G&W and QRNational/Aurizon. (It is these wagons that Aurizon have cut out the decks to reduce wagon tare weight).

These wagons ran on ASF AS Ride Control bogie, except for high speed freight and passenger requirement.

Update: I have heard that these wagons will be available in packs of three. Liveries so far are, Commonwealth Railways, Australian National and National Rail/Pacific National R codes.


  1. Hi Andrew,
    I think the SCT reefer wagons were the 75'CR/ANR container/flat wagons some of which were also kitbashed for CFCLA and the Army.
    Cheers Phil Collins

  2. Thanks Phil, You are correct. The ARFY wagons were built on AQOY/ROX flats, of 75' (very similar in design to the RMX) For interest, the bodies were built by Fairfax, Auckland, NZ and MaxiCUBE, Ballarat, Victoria.
    Thanks for the correction, and I have removed the misleading info.