Tri-ang Australian

Moldex R116A Gondola

 

Illustration used in both the 1958 and 1959 Australian Catalogues.

 

 

 

R116A Gondola 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 an green body. 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.

 

 

R116A Gondola Tri-ang Railways

This version introduced the archbar bogie and MkIII couplers. Although the catalogue shows the wagon in blue, this version is only found in green or reddish-brown, with white Tri-ang railways lettering. Used in the R3ZA set and also available separately in 1960 and 1961.

 

 

R116A Gondola Tri-ang Railways

This is the less common reddish-brown version with white Tri-ang railways lettering. Used in the R3ZA set and also available separately. It is not known if this version was available as an alternative colour, or replaced the green version, at some time during the 1960-61 period.

 

Information and photographs Graeme Brown