Tri-ang Australian

Moldex R115A Caboose

 

 

Illustration used in both the 1958 and 1959 Australian Catalogues.

 

 

R115A Caboose Tri-ang Railways

These were the first goods vehicles made by Moldex and were used in the RAXA, R3XA, R3A, RAXC and R3XC sets, as well as being available separately in 1958 and 1959.

Only one version is found and this has white lettering on a maroon body with large steps. The bogies are the early TC type fitted with MkII couplers.

 

 

Illustration used in the 1960 and 1961 versions of the 60-61 Australian Catalogue.

 

 

R115A Caboose Tri-ang Railways

This version introduced the archbar bogie and MkIII couplers and has the steps reduced in width. Used in the R3ZA set and also available separately in 1960 and 1961.

 

 

Illustration used in the 1962 and 1963 versions of the 62-63 Australian Catalogue, the 1964 Australian Catalogue and the 1965 Australian Catalogue.

 

 

R115A Caboose Tri-ang Railways

This version introduced the blue body colour in 1962, but although the catalogues show it lettered TransAustralia, it is always found with white Tri-ang Railways lettering. This version has metal bogies as shown. Used in R4Z sets and also available separately.

 

Information and photographs Graeme Brown