Monday, July 29, 2013


 Victorian Passenger Services due to commence.
You can almost feel a trend happening on South Coast Rail with the blue and the yella colour scheme getting more prominent. As can be seen in the above shot a T class has also been added to the roster.
And not only a T class but the first passenger car set, the Auscision "E" car set has made its first trial today running as far as the Candelo Coal Mine branch. Along with the B class it is as expected in pristine condition, but will soon succomb to a bit of weathering.
Lucky as always the official photographer just happened to be on hand to record the trial run of the train from Bega to Candelo.
The E cars come with a warning on the box regarding the couplers locking and causing derailments on curves sharper than 28" and advise the fitting of long shank couplers to overcome this issue. What I will do is put some on but only at one end of each car. This widens the gap for curves but having the couplers long/short at the ends doesn't make the gap between cars as big as fitting long shank couplers to both ends of the carriages. I must admit the cars look good close coupled as they are delivered.
Anyhow nothing more to reveal at this stage so I will put up the remaining photos taken today. And please don't think I am abandoning NSW rail, I am just expanding my modelling possibilities.










3 comments:

  1. I am not sure the NSW Possum is going to like this...All of this Mexican stuff is a worrying trend...but very nice nonetheless.

    Some very nice photographic locations along the branch really brings it all to life.

    Look forward to more.

    Regards,
    Rod

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  2. You've been completely seduced by the 'blue' side haven't you Bob !

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  3. Rod,
    Anything to confuse the possum is good by me. Thanks for your comments.
    Gary,
    You got me. Just making the best of a cross border situation. Always liked the blue and yellow colour scheme. Thats while in N scale I modelled Santa Fe so I could have the blue and yellow for freight locos.
    There will be more news on SCR in the coming months!

    Bob

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