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Released November 2010

All prices quoted include GST



Features
  • Ready-to-run
  • Plastic (ABS) body
  • Blackened metal disc wheels (RP25-110)
  • Scale size knuckle couplers
  • Separately applied metal parts
  • 4 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
  • Detailed cab with driver figures
  • Metal etched mirrors & windscreen wipers
  • Operating LED headlights, ditch lights & marker lights with manual override switch
  • 5-Pole skew wound motor with twin brass flywheels.
  • All wheel drive and electrical pickup
  • Separately applied air hoses
  • DCC Ready with 8 pin socket
  • Heavy diecast chassis

 


V/Line orange and grey livery

Version 1 – V/Line orange and grey livery, inside of the whistle trumpets painted grey, shorter green diagonal line on each cab front, smooth frame sides This version will feature the ‘V/Line’ orange and grey livery as it ran on N452 to N460 shortly after entry into service. These units will have the coupler pin bottom lift arrangement, staff exchangers fitted, no ditch lights, and original style mirrors.

N452

V/Line (orange/grey) Rural City of Wodonga

$295.00

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V/Line orange and grey livery

Version 2 – V/Line orange and grey livery, inside of the whistle trumpets painted grey, longer green diagonal line on each cab front, tread plate frame sides This version will feature the ‘V/Line’ orange and grey livery as it ran on N451, and N461 to N475 shortly after entry into service. These units will have the coupler pin bottom lift arrangement, staff exchangers fitted, no ditch lights, and original style mirrors.

N461

V/Line (orange/grey) City of Ararat

$295.00

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N470

V/Line (orange/grey) City of Wangaratta 

$295.00

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N474

V/Line (orange/grey) City of Traralgon   

$295.00

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V/Line orange and grey livery

Version 3 – V/Line orange and grey livery, inside of the whistle trumpets painted red, longer green diagonal line on each cab front, smooth frame sides This version will feature the ‘V/Line’ orange and grey livery as it ran on N456 in the later V/Line years. This unit will have the coupler pin bottom lift arrangement, staff exchangers, no ditch lights, and original style mirrors.

N456

V/Line (orange/grey) City of Colac 

$295.00

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V/Line orange and grey livery

Version 4 – V/Line orange and grey livery, inside of the whistle trumpets painted red, longer green diagonal line on each cab front, tread plate frame sides This version will feature the ‘V/Line’ orange and grey livery as it ran on N464 in the later V/Line years. This unit will have the coupler pin bottom lift arrangement, staff exchangers, no ditch lights, and original style mirrors.

N464

V/Line (orange/grey) City of Geelong

$295.00

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V/Line Passenger Series 1

Version 5 – V/Line Passenger Series 1 red/blue/white livery, tread plate frame sides, ditch lights fitted, current style mirrors, coupler pin
top-lift arrangement, staff exchanger recesses with staff exchangers removed This version will feature the V/Line Pass red/blue/white Series 1 livery as it ran on these locos in the mid to late 1990’s. This unit will have the coupler pin top lift arrangement, staff exchanger recesses with the staff exchangers removed, ditch lights fitted, and current style mirrors.

N463

V/Line Passenger Series 1 (red/blue/white) City of Bendigo

$295.00

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N465

V/Line Passenger Series 1 (red/blue/white) City of Ballaarat

$295.00

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N468

V/Line Passenger Series 1 (red/blue/white) City of Bairnsdale

$295.00

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V/Line Passenger series 2

Version 6 – V/Line Passenger Series 2 red/blue/white livery, smooth frame sides, ditch lights fitted, current style mirrors, coupler pin top-lift arrangement, staff exchangers recesses with staff exchangers removed This version will feature the V/Line Pass red/blue/white Series 2 livery as it appears from the year 2000 to the current day. These units will have the coupler pin top-lift arrangement, ditch lights fitted, current style mirrors, and staff exchanger recesses with the staff exchangers removed.

N457

V/Line Passenger series 2 (red/blue/white) City of Mildura

$295.00

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N459

V/Line Passenger series 2 (red/blue/white) City of Echuca

$295.00

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V/Line Passenger series 2

Version 7 – V/Line Passenger Series 2 red/blue/white livery, smooth frame sides, ditch lights fitted, current style mirrors, coupler pin top-lift arrangement, staff exchangers recesses with staff exchangers removed This version will feature the V/Line Pass red/blue/white Series 2 livery as it appears from the year 2000 to the current day. These units will have the coupler pin top-lift arrangement, ditch lights fitted, current style mirrors, and staff exchanger recesses with the staff exchangers removed.

N467

V/Line Passenger series 2 (red/blue/white) City of Stawell 

$295.00

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V/Line Passenger series 3

N460

V/Line Passenger series 3 (red/yellow/grey) City of Castlemaine (Only 200 units produced with the 1st run)

$295.00

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VICTORIAN N CLASS LOCOMOTIVE - EXTRA MODEL PHOTOS





VICTORIAN N CLASS LOCOMOTIVE - PROTOTYPE OVERVIEW

In the early 1980’s, the then Victorian Railways placed an order for 10 new N Class double-ended hood locomotives that were feature head-end power, in order to run the air-conditioning units on various locomotive passenger cars. Because of their body style, class members soon received the nickname ‘dog-bone’.

The locomotive order was placed with Clyde Engineering, and the units were to build at the old Martin & King facility on the northern outskirts of Melbourne at Somerton. Clyde Engineering designated the N Class as a Model JT22HC-2.

The locomotives were to be numbered N451 to N460. N451 was delivered in September 1985, whilst N460 was delivered in May 1986. These units were all delivered in the V/Line Orange and Grey livery.

Commencing in May 1984, V/Line commenced taking delivery of the first of its A Class locomotives, which were being rebuilt by Clyde Engineering from the B Class. It was originally intended to convert all 26 x B Class units into A Class locos, but a decision was made to curtail this rebuild program to 11 units, and in turn extend the N Class build contract by another 15 locomotives.

These additional 15 x N Class units were to be built using various prime components that were destined for the A Class project, and were assigned road numbers N460 to N475. N460 was delivered in July 1986, whilst N475 was delivered in July 1987.

Externally, the second build of N Class units were basically identical to the first, except the plating on the side of the frames was of a tread-plate material, rather than being smooth sided. Internally, where the first N Class build had EMD 12-645E3C engines fitted, the second series were fitted with EMD 12-645E3B engines that were originally destined for the A Class.

The N Class fleet has always worked exclusively on the broad gauge, and for a period they were quite common working between Melbourne and Adelaide on the Overland passenger services.

All 25 x N Class locomotives received names after rural Victorian cities. The various units were named as follows:

N451 City of Portland

N452 Rural City of Wodonga

N453 City of Albury

N454 City of Horsham

N455 City of Swan Hill

N456 City of Colac

N457 City of Mildura

N458 City of Maryborough

N459 City of Echuca

N460 City of Castlemaine

N461 City of Ararat

N462 City of Shepparton

N463 City of Bendigo 

N464 City of Geelong

N465 City of Ballarat  

N466 City of Warrnambool

N467 City of Stawell  

N468 City of Bairnsdale

N469 City of Morwell  

N470 City of Wangaratta

N471 City of Benalla    

N472 City of Sale

N473 City of Warragul

N474 City of Traralgon

N475 City of Moe



 

In terms of liveries, N451 and N461 to N475 were delivered in V/Line Orange and Grey livery, where the front ‘V/’ logo had a longer green line which went all the way up to the handrail below the windscreens. N452 to N460 were originally outshopped with a front ‘V/’ logos that had a shorter green line, ending a couple of inches below the handrails.

At the end of 1995, N452 and N471 became the first two N Class locomotives to be repainted into the V/Line Pass Series 1 livery, of red, blue and white. In all, 14 x N Class units would receive this livery – N451, N452, N453, N460, N463, N464, N465, N468, N469, N470, N471, N472, N473 & N474.

In late 2000, N455 became the first of its class to be repainted into the V/Line Pass Series 2 livery. This livery retained the same colours and general layout of the Series 1 livery, but the style of V/Line logo was changed, together with the layout of the stripes on the cowcatchers. The painting of N455 was followed by N461 and N466, and progressively all N Class units are receiving these repaints. Later V/Line Pass Series 2 repaints have received a different layout of the stripes on the cowcatchers, very similar to the V/Line Pass Series 1 livery.

In terms of external modifications to the class over the years, only minor changes have occurred. In the early 1990’s ditch lights were progressively fitted to the class. A few years ago, changes to the coupler lift bar arrangements were made, where it was changed to a coupler pin top lift set-up – as part of this work, additional steps and hand grabs were added to fronts of each unit. In recent years, many class members have also had the staff exchanger units removed.


VICTORIAN N CLASS LOCOMOTIVE - PROTOTYPE PHOTOS

 
 
 
 



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