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Released April 2008

All prices quoted include GST



Features
  • Ready-to-run
  • Plastic (ABS) body & chassis
  • Blackened metal disc wheels (RP25-110)
  • Scale size metal knuckle couplers
  • Highly detailed underframe
  • Separately applied metal parts
  • 7 Different liveries available
  • Metal handrails & brake piping
  • Highly detailed bogies with sideframe printing
  • Factory painted & decorated.
  • 18" Recommended minimum radius
  • Will operate on code 70, 83 & 100 rail
  • 12 Different body versions tooled
  • Metal etch end steps
  • Original & modern versions available
  • See-through plastic roof walks
  • diecast weights
 

 


GJX Grain Hopper Small VR Logo


Version 1 – 4 pack of GJX aluminium coloured hoppers with small black `VR` logos
. This version will feature the GJX hopper with the small black ‘VR’ logo as it ran soon after introduction. It will also feature grade control valves.

VGH-1  

GJX `VR` Small Black Logo, Aluminium colour 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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Wagon numbers GJX 1, GJX 4, GJX 7, GJX 12

   
       

GJF Grain Hopper Small VR Logo

Version 2 – 4 pack of GJF aluminium coloured hoppers with small black `VR` logos. This version will feature the GJF hopper with the small black ‘VR’ logo as it ran soon after introduction. This version does not have grade control valves.

VGH-2  

GJF `VR` Small Black Logo, Aluminium colour 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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Wagon numbers GJF 31, GJF 35, GJF 40, GJF 47

   
       
VGH-3 GJF `VR` Small Black Logo, Aluminium colour 4 Car Pack $239.95
  Wagon numbers GJF 54, GJF 63, GJF 72, GJF 77    
       
VGH-4 GJF `VR` Small Black Logo, Aluminium colour 4 Car Pack $239.95
  Wagon numbers GJF 82, GJF 85, GJF 87, GJF 93    
       

GJX Grain Hopper Large VR Logo

Version 3 – 4 pack of GJX aluminium coloured hoppers with large black `VR` logos. This version will feature the GJX hopper with the large black ‘VR’ logo as it ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This version features grade control valves.

VGH-5 

GJX `VR` Large Black Logo, Aluminium colour 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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Wagon numbers GJX 2, GJX 14, GJX 15, GJX 17

   
       

GJF Grain Hopper Large VR Logo

Version 4 – 4 pack of GJF aluminium coloured hoppers with large black `VR` logos. This version will feature the GJF hopper with the large black ‘VR’ logo as it ran in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This version does not have grade control valves.

VGH-6 

GJF `VR` Large Black Logo, Aluminium colour 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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Wagon numbers GJF 22, GJF 24, GJF 29, GJF 30

   
       

VHRX/VHRF Rice Hopper V/Line Freight/Sunrice Country


Version 5 – 4 pack of VHRX/VHRF grey coloured hoppers with orange sill band, `V/LINE FREIGHT` lettering on one side, and `CARRYING AUSTRALIAN RICE TO THE WORLD FROM SUNRICE COUNTRY` lettering on the other. This version will feature the VHRX and VHRF hoppers that carried rice in the mid-1990’s. VHRX 12H will feature grade control valves, the VHRF wagons will not.

VGH-7 

VHRX/VHRF V/Line Freight/Sunrice, orange & grey 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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Wagon numbers VHRX 12H, VHRF 27L, VHRF 61M, VHRF 65C

   
       

VHRF Rice Hopper V/Line Freight/Sunrice Country


Version 6 – 4 pack of VHRF grey coloured hoppers with orange sill band, `V/LINE FREIGHT` lettering on one side, and `CARRYING AUSTRALIAN RICE TO THE WORLD FROM SUNRICE COUNTRY` lettering on the other. This version will feature the VHRF hoppers that carried rice in the mid-1990’s. The VHRF wagons will not have grade control valves.

VGH-8 

VHRF V/Line Freight/Sunrice, orange & grey 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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Wagon numbers VHRF 66L, VHRF 70L, VHRF 72G, VHRF 78Y

   
       

VHGF Grain Hopper Freight Australia All Green

Version 7 – 4 pack of VHGF all green coloured hoppers with various styles of `FREIGHT AUSTRALIA` lettering. This version will feature the VHGF hoppers as they appeared from 1999 onwards, until the ground operated lids were fitted.

VGH-9

VHGF Freight Australia all green 4 Car Pack 

$239.95

 

Wagon numbers VHGF 37J, VHGF 43E, VHGF 46X, VHGF 53M

   
       
VGH-10 VHGF Freight Australia all green 4 Car Pack   

$239.95

  Wagon numbers VHGF 56Q, VHGF 62L, VHGF 92M, VHGF 95Q    
       

VHGF Grain Hopper Freight Australia Green & Yellow

Version 8 – 4 pack of VHGF green coloured hoppers with yellow sill band, and `FREIGHT AUSTRALIA` lettering. This version will feature the VHGF hoppers with ground operated lid modifications, in FA green and yellow livery, as they began to appear from 2003 onwards.

VGH-11

VHGF Freight Australia green/yellow 4 Car Pack 

$239.95

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Wagon numbers VHGF 5N, VHGF 13D, VHGF 19L, VHGF 20H

   
       
VGH-12 VHGF Freight Australia green/yellow 4 Car Pack 

$239.95

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  Wagon numbers VHGF 26P, VHGF 28K, VHGF 34F, VHGF 38S    
       
VGH-13 VHGF Freight Australia green/yellow 4 Car Pack 

$239.95

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  Wagon numbers VHGF 40A, VHGF 48D, VHGF 59U, VHGF 71K    
       
VGH-14 VHGF Freight Australia green/yellow 4 Car Pack 

$239.95

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  Wagon numbers VHGF 73F, VHGF 74Y, VHGF 83N, VHGF 98U    
       

VHGF Grain Hopper Pacific National Blue & Yellow

Version 9 – 4 pack of VHGF blue coloured hoppers with yellow sill band, and `PACIFIC NATIONAL` lettering. This version will feature the VHGF hoppers with ground operated lid modifications, in the PN blue and yellow livery, as they began to appear from 2004 onwards.

VGH-15

VHGF Pacific National blue/yellow 4 Car Pack  

$239.95

Sold Out
 

Wagon numbers VHGF 21Q, VHGF 23L, VHGF 31B, VHGF 33T

   
       
VGH-16 VHGF Pacific National blue/yellow 4 Car Pack  

$239.95

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  Wagon numbers VHGF 36A, VHGF 58L, VHGF 69F, VHGF 75A    
       
VGH-17 VHGF Pacific National blue/yellow 4 Car Pack

$239.95

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  Wagon numbers VHGF 76J, VHGF 79N, VHGF 93V, VHGF 100V    
       

VICTORIAN GJX GRAIN HOPPER – PROTOTYPE OVERVIEW

The Victorian Railways received delivery of the Tulloch-built aluminium GJX grain hoppers in 1966. The order was for 100 wagons, numbered from 1 to 100. The first 20 units were later fitted with grade control valves and retained the GJX coding. At the same time, the final 80 hoppers that did not feature grade control valves were recoded to GJF.

In the 1970’s, a number of hoppers had the small ‘VR’ logo replaced with a large ‘VR’ logo. Some GJX hoppers saw service in NSW in the early 1970’s.

In the period 1979-1981, the GJX hoppers were recoded to VHGX, and the GJF hoppers recoded to VHGY. Later in the 80’s, the VHGY wagons were recoded to VHGF.

In the mid to late 1990’s, a number of hoppers were reclassified as VHRX and VHRF to carry rice. They were painted in the V/Line grey livery with tangerine (orange) band, and sported ‘V/LINE FREIGHT’ lettering on one side, and ‘CARRYING AUSTRALIAN RICE TO THE WORLD FROM SUNRICE COUNTRY’ on the other. All of these hoppers have since lost this livery and reverted to the VHGX/VHGF classifications to again carry grain.

After the purchase of V/Line Freight by Rail America, the VHGX/VHGF hoppers were painted in an all green livery with various styles of ‘FREIGHT AUSTRALIA’ lettering, and later a yellow band was added. Some of these aluminium VHGF hoppers have also seen use in NSW working on the Friskies services for Freight Australia.

In 2003, a program was commenced to convert the manual roof hatches to pneumatic ground operated lids. New roof hatches were fitted as part of this process, together with an additional air reservoir, control boxes, dump valve and pneumatic ram to rotate a new shaft connected to the hatches.

With the sale of Freight Australia to Pacific National (PN) in 2004, the PN blue and yellow livery is being progressively applied to the fleet.

A little over 80 aluminium VHGF hoppers remain in traffic, and all have now been fitted with ground-operated roof hatches.


VICTORIAN GJX GRAIN HOPPER – PROTOTYPE PHOTOS

 
 
 
 
 
 



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