Currently In Production (2018 Re-run)
First Released February 2013

All prices quoted include GST



Features
  • Ready-to-run
  • Plastic (ABS) body
  • Blackened metal disc wheels (RP25-110)
  • Scale size metal knuckle couplers
  • Highly detailed underframe
  • Separately applied metal parts
  • 11 Different liveries available
  • Metal & plastic handrails & brake piping
  • Highly detailed bogies with separately applied parts
  • Factory painted & decorated.
  • 18" Recommended minimum radius
  • Will operate on code 70, 83 & 100 rail
  • 5 Different body versions tooled
  • Detailed cab
  • Operating LED headlights & markerlights with manual override switches
  • 5-Pole skew wound motor with twin brass flywheels
  • Updated PCB with DCC ready 6 pin socket
  • All wheel drive and electrical pickup
  • Separately applied air hoses & MU cables
  • Heavy diecast chassis
  • Sprung Buffers

 




Indian Red

73-1

7305 Indian Red

$255.00

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73-2

7329 Indian Red - with Coat of Arms

$255.00

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73-3

7350 Indian Red - with Coat of Arms

$255.00

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73-4

7323 Indian Red - with 'DUBBO' on fuel tank & L7

$255.00

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73-19

7320 Indian Red - with black/blue L7

$255.00

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Reverse Type 1

73-5

7349 Reverse - type 1 with black/blue L7

$255.00

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Reverse Type 2

73-6

7304 Reverse - type 2 with black/blue L7

$255.00

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73-7

7309 Reverse - type 2

$255.00

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Candy

73-8

7319 Candy

$255.00

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73-9

7335 Candy

$255.00

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Red Terror

73-10

7341 Red Terror

$255.00

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73-11

7343 Red Terror

$255.00

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Green & Yellow

73-12

7344 Green & Yellow

$255.00

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Freight Rail Blue

73-13

7334 Freight Rail Blue

$255.00

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Countrylink

73-14

7301 Countrylink

$255.00

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CRT

73-15

7334 CRT

$255.00

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Manildra

73-16

7340 Manildra Group

$255.00

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Patrick

73-17

7307 Patrick

$255.00

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73-18

7321 Patrick

$255.00

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NSWGR 73 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE ORDER FORM

   


NSWGR 73 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE PROTOTYPE OVERVIEW

With a need for new shunting motive power, the NSWGR decided in the late 1960s to place an order with Walkers Limited (Maryborough, QLD) for fifty diesel hydraulic 73 Class locomotives. The class leader, 7301, entered service in October 1970. The last of the class, 7350, was delivered in March 1973. These locomotives were very similar in design to the DH Class that Walkers Limited had then recently built for Queensland Railways. In many instances, the 73 Class replaced the last surviving steam locomotives in NSW.

During their life in government ownership, members of the 73 Class were at various times based at Eveleigh (Sydney), Delec (Sydney), Yeerongpilly (Queensland), Goulburn, Port Kembla, Queanbeyan, South Grafton, Taree, Cootamundra, Albury, West Tamworth, Orange, Dubbo, Parkes, Lithgow and Broadmeadow (Newcastle). Metropolitan yards such as Sydney Yard and Darling Harbour would often have a number of the class at work simultaneously. Class members were equally at home working trip trains in pairs around the metropolitan area to locations such as Botany, Cooks River, Flemington Markets and various mills. At many country centres, the 73 Class yard shunter would spent countless hours each week making and splitting up trains. In Newcastle, 73 Class units would operate to most sidings and yards, including to Sulphide Junction, Kooragang Island, Newcastle station and Port Waratah. Quad 73 Class worked a coal train on the Belmont branch on one occasion. On occasion in the 1970s, 73 Class were used in multiple at Menindee and Hexham to assist trains through floodwaters.

The units are powered by a Caterpillar D379 V8 turbocharged engine, producing 700HP, with 650HP available for traction. The locomotives are 12.0 metres long over buffers, and weigh 49.8 tonnes.

7330 was the first locomotive to be withdrawn from government service, and this occurred in 1987. Many of the class were sold off and converted to 2 feet gauge to work on cane tramways in Queensland. 7301 was repainted into a CountryLink livery and worked as the Meeks Road shunter and hauled XPT cars around Sydney for many years. A number of other class members were transferred into private ownership, and still exist today. Such units include 7307 & 7321 with Patrick, 7333 & 7334 (the latter in CRT colors) with QRNational, and 7340 with Manildra at Narrandera.


NSWGR 73 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE PROTOTYPE PHOTOS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Artwork & photographs shown for illustration purpose only. Details, body versions, colours, livery, number
fonts & some finer details may differ on the production models. Auscision Models takes care to
reproduce models as accurately as possible and will always refer to the prototype for model accuracy.
 



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