SDS Victorian Railways FX / VPFX Bulk Flour Wagon – Different Packs Available

$198.00

Victorian Railways

FX / VPFX Bulk Flour Wagon

17 of these pneumatic discharge wagons were constructed between 1966 and 1971, they were numbered FX1 to 17. The first series FX 1 to 6 were built at Newport Workshops, the second series FX 7 to 17 were built at Ballarat North Workshops. The original series of wagons were designed so that two of the four hoppers were unloaded from each end. The second series differed from the first series by means of a single discharge point, via additional piping and manifold, at each end of the wagon. When the wagons were first delivered they were finished in silver with a small VR logo, later many of the series received flour company branding and some were also repainted white. Later their use was expanded to cover burnt lime (VPLX) and dried locomotive sand (VZGX).

Whilst coded FX denoting suitability for bogie exchange they were predominantly used on the broad gauge between Albury NSW and Williamstown Pier and Westall, in the mid-80s some ran on standard gauge to Enfield and Canberra. See images below.

The models representing the second series numbered FX 7 to FX 17 are available now.

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Description

Model Features:

Highly detailed Ready-to-Run HO scale model

Injection moulded high quality plastic body

Etched metal walkways

Full brake rigging and underfloor detail

Semi scale metal rimmed wheels

Genuine Kadee #158 whisker coupler

18” Minimum radius recommended

Additional information

Brand

SDS

Region

Australian

Scale

HO Scale

Stock

Rolling Stock, Tankers & Hoppers

Pack Number

VR 4-Letter Code Pack A Pack 1980s, V/LINE Pack B, FreightAustralia Pack A