Recent Australian N Scale News

What's News?    October 2010

Ready-to-run U Vans have recently been released by Aust-N-Rail. I'll be getting my hands on some soon and will post a picture then.

Upcoming exhibitions

Labour Day weekend, March, 2011 -  One of the biggest Victorian exhibitions will be on again at Sandown Racecourse. The Victorian N Scale Collective will be exhibiting at this show for the first time.

Coming releases

Ready-to-run A, B, S and GM class "bulldog" locomotives announced some months ago are nearing release. Well, they've been saying that for months now. V/Line B class is likely to be the first available. These are being marketed through Aust-N-Rail. Check the Aust-N-Rail website for updates. Pre-production samples look excellent. The bulldogs have been prolific in Victorian Railways history since their beginnings in the 1950s and even today, 50 years on, some are still in action though some scattered around the country and in quite a range of liveries in this era of privatisation. My favourites are the B Class locos, seeing service everywhere in Victoria. You can't have too many of these classics, certainly my holy grail in Victorian Railways.

Sorry if this sounds like sales talk. I'm not on a commission for any sales, I'm just anxious to get my hands on some of these.
Spirit Design is about to release VPCX three-pot cement wagon kits and has recently announced it will release its excellent range of passenger cars in Ready-To-Run form.

Recent releases

Station kits - December 2010

Spirit Design has exteneded its range of VR buildings by adding a timber station building kit based on a commonly used 1914 design. Check out the Spirit Design web site for more details.

Grain Wagons - November 2009

Every Victorian N Scaler needs a grain train and these from Aust-N-Rail are pretty impressive, and a perfect match with the previously released, ready-to-run G class locomotive. Refer to Aust-N-Rail for more details. They are available at most Australian N Scale Model Railway shops and suppliers.