Commencing in 1890 Chief Mechanical Engineer Thow implemented a new design of Suburban car, based upon the existing American style of open saloon style seating. Some 550 new cars were delivered between 1890 and 1912 , they were arguably the backbone of steam hauled suburban and short country services.
The majority were delivered with the common Mansard roof cross section. In 1911 CME Lucy, who’d replaced Thow, introduced 78 cars with a Low-elliptical roof cross-section. In 1911-12 the final 54 cars were delivered with a new High-elliptical roof cross-section.
The new cars were marshalled into 5 -, 6 – and 8 car sets, however this was constantly changing due to traffic demands and conversions. The balance of the cars were loose stock and available on demand to build up set sizes.
Many changes occurred during the life of these cars, the addition of internal toilets for Tourist and Intercity working, an Improved Brake end for Guards accommodation in the later sets and the conversion of many cars into special requirement stock.
The Austrains NEO models feature many improved and new features from the first production run. In addition to the changes we’ve also added a Low-elliptical roof profile to offer an enhanced selection of set numbers and a new appearance.
- Model Features:
- Highly detailed Ready-to-Run HO scale model
- Injection moulded high quality plastic chassis
- Full brake rigging and underfloor detail
- Semi scale metal rimmed wheels
- Genuine Kadee scale couplers
- 18” Minimum radius recommended
Available in single car packs or multi car sets.
|Dimensions||30 × 30 × 10 cm|
|SDS FO Pack||
Pack 003 Red and Russet 8 car pack, Pack 004 Indian Red 8 car set, Pack 005 Red and Russet 8 car set, Pack 006 Indian Red 8 car set, Pack 007 Red and Russet 8 car set, Pack 025 FO 1423 Blue and Cream, Pack 035 W462 Fettlers Training Centre, Pack 036 L836 Electrical Branch, Pack 013 CCA 1446 Red & Russet, Pack 014 CCA 1446 Indian Red, Pack 015 CCA 1447 Red & Russet, Pack 016 CCA 1447 Indian Red, Pack 017 FO 1217 Red & Russet, Pack 018 FO 1217 Indian Red, Pack 019 BI 1264 Red & Russet, Pack 020 BI 1264 Indian Red, Pack 021 HFO Red & Russet with Decal, Pack 022 HFO Indian Red with Decal, Pack 023 HFO Modified Red & Russet with Decal, Pack 024 HFO Modified Indian Red with Decal, Pack 026 H. W. Rice Brown, Pack 027 H. W. Rice Blue, Pack 029 WWII RAAF Recruitment Train (3 cars)