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Released August 2016

All prices quoted include GST



Features
  • Ready-to-run
  • 36 Inch metal disc wheels (RP25-110)
  • Scale size metal knuckle couplers
  • Highly detailed underframe
  • Separately applied metal parts
  • Metal etch end steps
  • 5 Different liveries available
  • Metal handrails & brake piping
  • Highly detailed bogies with bogie printing & separately applied brake equipment
  • Factory painted & decorated..
  • 22" Recommended minimum radius
  • Will operate on code 70, 83 & 100 rail
  • Complete die-cast body
  • 2 Different body versions tooled
  • Twist locks supplied for fitting containers

 

 


Commonwealth Railways


This version features RMX wagon as ran between 1975-1980 and was operated by CR/ANR

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RMX Container Wagon with Oval Holes, CR Maroon with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

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Wagon Numbers: RMX 2041, 2048, 2069, 2072



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RMX Container Wagon with Square Holes, CR Maroon with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

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Wagon Numbers: RMX 2355, 2383, 2748, 2779

 



This version features AQMX wagon as ran between 1979-1991 and was operated by AN

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AQMX Container Wagon with Oval Holes, CR Maroon with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

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Wagon Numbers: AQMX 2042, 2049, 2058, 2075



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AQMX Container Wagon with Square Holes, CR Maroon with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

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Wagon Numbers: AQMX 2763, 2734, 2755, 2780

 


Australian National

This version features AQMX wagon as ran between 1981-1991 and was operated by AN

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AQMX Container Wagon with Oval Holes, AN Green/Yellow with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: AQMX 2047, 2057, 2064, 2065



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AQMX Container Wagon with Square Holes, AN Green/Yellow with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: AQMX 2744, 2371, 2745, 2786

 

This version features AQSY wagon as ran between 1985-1994 and was operated by AN

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AQSY Container Wagon with Oval Holes, AN Green/Yellow with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: AQSY 2055-N, 2059-D, 2063-D, 2066-H



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AQSY Container Wagon with Square Holes, AN Green/Yellow with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: AQSY 2368-A, 2739-N, 2742-E, 2784-X

 


National Rail

This version features RQKY wagon as ran from 1994 to present and was operated by NRC

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RQKY Container Wagon with Square Holes, National Rail Grey with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: RQKY 2776-L, 2347-Y, 2694-C, 2722-E


National Rail/Pacific National

This version features RQKY wagon as ran from 1994 to present and was operated by NRC/PN

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RQKY Container Wagon with Oval Holes, Wagon Grime with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: RQKY 2044-M, 2046-H, 2052-C, 2070-A



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RQKY Container Wagon with Square Holes, Wagon Grime with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: RQKY 2381-P, 2366-V, 2761-E, 2777-U

 

This version features RQMF/Y wagon as ran from 1994 to present and was operated by NRC/PN

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RQMF Container Wagon with Oval Holes, Wagon Grime with 70t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: RQMF 2055-F, 2060-Y, 2072-R, 2074-M



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RQMY Container Wagon with Square Holes, AN Green/Yellow with 70t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: RQMY 2751-C, 2750-Q, 2765-A, 2782-M

 

This version features RCJY wagon with coil steel cradles as ran from 1994 to present and was operated by NRC/PN

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RCJY Container Wagon with coil steel cradles & Square Holes, Wagon Grime with 70t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$270.00

Wagon Numbers: RCJY 2048-R, 2730-J, 2756-K, 2772-N


QR National

This version features QQJY wagon as ran from 2008 to present operated by QRN

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QQJY Container Wagon with Oval Holes, Light Grey with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: QQJY 2053-H, 2068-Y, 2071-F, 2073-A



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QQJY Container Wagon with Square Holes, Light Grey with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: QQJY 2351-K, 2354-X, 2738-Q, 2740-V

 


Pacific National

This version features RCJY/RQKY wagons as ran from 2005 to present operated by PN

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RCJY Container Wagon with coil steel cradles & Oval Holes, Wagon Grime with 70t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$270.00

Wagon Numbers: RCJY 2041-A, 2338-H, 2045-N, 2050-J



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RQKY Container Wagon with Square Holes, Wagon Grime with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

Wagon Numbers: RQKY 2371-H, 2375-U, 2770-D, 2027-A

 


SCT

This version features PQFY wagon operated by SCT

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PQFY Container Wagon with Square Holes, SCT Red with 50t Bogies, 4 Car Pack

$260.00

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Wagon Numbers: PQFY 3047-F, 3055-S, 4209-L, 4256-B


RMX CONTAINER WAGON – PROTOTYPE INFORMATION

A massive total of 455 RM and RMX flat deck wagons were built for the Commonwealth Railways and Australian National Railways between 1969 and 1977.  No less than 4 rollingstock manufacturers were used to supply these wagons into the Standard Gauge fleet, in 8 various batches.

Built with a solid deck 63ft deck, these wagons were ideal for hauling all kinds of freight.  Over the years, they carried cars, trucks, rail, containers, and could also be fitted with stanchions. 

70 of the RM wagons were delivered with high speed Aligned Bogies.  The remainder of the fleet, being mainly RMX type wagons, were delivered with exchangeable 50t bogies, allowing the wagons to operate on both the Standard Gauge and Broad Gauge networks from Perth to Sydney, and Adelaide to Melbourne. 

In 1979, the ROA introduced the new wagon classification system, and the wagons with the Aligned bogies became the AQPY class, and the bogie exchangeable fleet became the AQMX class. 

Australian National was always showing initiative, and regularly testing different components on wagons, and improved wagons if the testing was successful.  They also embraced new standards, and usually recoded wagons to suit the standards.

From 1985 through to 1991, the majority of AQMX wagons were upgraded and had constant contact side bearers fitted to the bogies.  This allowed them to travel at 110km/h, rather than the usual 80km/h.  Once converted, the wagons were coded AQSY.

In 1988, the AQPY class was reclassified to the AQMP class, as the suffix Y represented high speed bogie exchangeable wagons.  The P suffix showed that the wagon was not bogie exchangeable, yet still high speed. 

70t bogies made an appearance in 1991, and more than 50 wagons were converted from 50t bogies, to the larger 70t bogies with constant contact side bearers.  The AQMX wagons were recoded to AQMY.

18 AQMP wagons (formerly AQPY) had their Aligned bogies replaced in 1993, with standard high speed 50t bogies.  They were recoded AQSY, as they were now the same as the upgraded AQMX wagons.  The removed Aligned bogies were fitted to AMRZ and AMIY car carriers.  Twelve months earlier, several AQMP wagons were recoded to AQMZ for carrying vehicles on the Indian Pacific and Ghan.  Both the AMRZ and AQMZ still operate on these services now owned by GSR. 

A requirement for wagons to be captive on Port Pirie to Adelaide working, resulted in 70 AQSY wagons being reclassified to AQQY.  These wagons had twistlock locations added for carrying ‘heavy’ containers. 

During the 1980s and 1990s, AN modified a number of wagons, and as a result, there was quite a range of wagon codes.  A few examples of these are:

  • AQME/AQMH/AQVY – Test wagons fitted with Scheffel bogies (1985-1993)
  • ATQF – Wagons fitted with fuel tanks (Tanks removed 1989)
  • AZFA – Wagons used for semi trailer loading (1988)
  • AQNY – Test wagons fitted with cross brace bogies (1988)
  • AZMF/AZMY – Wagons used on the “Tea and Sugar” train

In 1994, National Rail emerged, as a national intermodal rail operator.  The majority of container wagons from Australian National were passed into the ownership of National Rail, and wagons were given the prefix R.  All remaining AQMP wagons as well as all AQSY wagons were recoded to RQKY, and the AQMY wagons recoded to RQMY.  All AQQY wagons remained with Australian National, who were then purchased by Australian Southern Railroad in 1997. 

National Rail upgraded some RQKY wagons with 70t bogies, and recoded them to RQMF, as they were not high speed.  Any wagons that were not fitted with IBC (twistlock) plates were upgraded.  This all occurred in 1995.

In the early 2000s, a large proportion of the RQKY fleet were modified with new twistlock points fitted, allowing a 40ft container to be placed in the middle of the wagon.  This allowed the weight of the container to be spread evenly over both bogies, especially when double stacked.  These wagons were recoded RRKY.

A requirement to move reefer container between Adelaide and Melbourne saw 6 AQQY wagons fitted with 3 phase power connectors, and a generator container.  These wagons were recoded AEQY and were painted Patrick red around the year 2000, and were regularly seen on National Rail train services AM3/MA3.  These 6 wagons eventually ended up back with ARG and eventually QR.  They now appear on QR service AM6/MA6 in blocks of 3-6 wagons.

The fleet of RM and RMX type wagons remained pretty consistent from 2002-2005.  National Rail, and their new owner Pacific National operated the majority of wagons predominately in intermodal traffic.  ARG utilized their fleet in intermodal traffic also, generally running between between Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as Adelaide to Darwin on Freightlink trains.  GSR still held their small fleet of wagons for car transportation on the Ghan and Indian Pacific

2006 saw the sale of the Western Australian operations of ARG to Queensland Rail.  The South Australian operations became Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA).  About 10 AQQY and the 6 AEQY wagons were passed to QR, and the remaining 60 or so AQQY wagons were retained by GWA for operations within South Australia as well as running on Freightlink trains to Darwin.  They are also used by the Army to move tanks and other army vehicles in the Northern Territory and South Australia. 

An ACC ruling against Pacific National, forced wagons to be sold to competitors.  In 2007 ‘Starter Pack’ 1 and 2 were sold to SCT and QR respectively.  In relation to the RM and RMX wagon classes, Starter Pack 1 contained 50 RQMY wagons.  Starter Pack 2 contained around 115 RQKY/RRKY wagons and less than 10 RQMY wagons.  These starter packs left Pacific National with around 150 RQKY/RRKY wagons remaining in intermodal traffic, and a dozen or so RQMF/RQMY wagons in Steelink traffic.  They also retained at least 9 RQKY wagons converted to RCJY wagons, which were fitted with two ‘jumbo coil’ cradles.  The Pacific National fleet can be seen Australia wide hauling containers and steel, and occasionally vehicles such as light trucks and mini buses.

SCT placed some wagons straight into traffic, while other were stored.  In March 2008, 33 wagons were transferred to New South Wales, for hire to Southern & Silverton.  In September 2008, 19 of these wagons were transferred to Victoria for hire to El Zorro to operate between Melbourne and Portland. 

The wagons SCT placed in traffic were quickly split into three categories.  Inline Fuel wagon, container wagon, and timber wagon.  The Inline fuel wagons were fitted with 2 large ISO tank-tainers.  Initially, these RQMY wagons were stock standard, however they are progressively being upgraded with strengthened draft gear, a new coat of red paint, and a recoding to PQFY.  The container wagons are being recoded PQMY, yet none have been sighted by September 2008.  The timber wagons are quite interesting.  They have had tie rails added to the side sill, and a large bulk head at each end of the wagon.  In June 2008, RQMY 3064 was noted as being modified and painted red.  Future modified timber wagons will be coded PQTY.  All the SCT wagons run between Melbourne and Perth, as well as to Parkes.  The three new SCT wagon classes were registered in July 2008.  

QR acquired their Starter Pack just in time for their first train to Perth at the end of 2007.  The RQKY/RRKY wagons formed the bulk of this service and have continued to do so through out 2008.  In March 2008 QR announced new coding for the wagons which were purchased from pacific National, as well as wagons previously owned from the ARG split in 2006.  These codes were:

  • AQQY to QQQY
  • AEQY to QQEY
  • RQKY/RRKY to RRJY
  • RQMY to QQFY

Recoding started in 2008 as wagons were overhauled and serviced.  The code change process to date has been quite slow, although by the end of 2008, it is expected that at least half the fleet will have been recoded.  QR operate these wagons predominately on the Melbourne to Perth corridor, although they do also run between Melbourne and Brisbane. 

When delivered, the RM and RMX wagons were Commonwealth Railways red, with CR stenciled on them.  Many were repainted in Australian National green and yellow in the 1980s.  The majority of the fleet have not seen a paintbrush for at least a decade, with quite a few still wearing the CR red, complete with logo.  National Rail painted at least one RQKY in light grey with orange, and SCT are now painting RQMY derivatives in bright red.  QR are yet to paint any wagons, although repaired derailment victims may come out sporting a new livery very shortly.

The design varies slightly across the 8 batches.  The major variation is the cut outs in the side sill belly.  One small initial order or 35 wagons feature large oval cut outs, similar to the RO wagon being built around the same time.  The other 7 batches feature square cut outs.  4 of the earlier batches feature large square cut outs along the side sill belly, were as the last 3 batches features similar square cuts outs, although some cut outs were not as large in size as the early batches.  The brake gear arrangement altered slightly between batches also. 

From a humble start with the Commonwealth/Australian National Railways owning all 455 RM and RMX type wagons, the fleet is now more spread than ever before.  In 2007 the fleet was split between:

  • Pacific National - Australia Wide - Intermodal and Steelink
  • QR National – Australia Wide – Intermodal
  • SCT – Perth to Melbourne/Parkes – Intermodal/Fuel/Timber
  • GWA – Adelaide to Darwin – Intermodal/Army/Vehicles
  • GSR – Australia Wide – Motorail Service for Ghan and Indian Pacific

It should also be noted that wagons from the above owners have been leased to various other operators including Freightlink, Southern & Silverton, and El Zorro. 

These wagons could possibly be the widest spread wagon in Australia. 


RMX CONTAINER WAGON – PROTOTYPE PHOTOS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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