Tri-ang Australian

Other Moldex Assembled TC Freight Cars

1960 1964

 

 

1960/61 Australian Catalogue illustration.

 

 

R137A Tri-ang Cement Hopper

 

The models were fitted with Australian diecast metal archbar bogies with MkIII couplers, sleeved wheels and open bearings. The body parts were imported from the UK in finished form and were the same as those used in the UK TC range at the time, complete with unloading mechanism. All models were assembled from the mid grey UK body with Tri-ang lettering.

The cement hoppers were not used in any Moldex made sets and were only available separately.

 

 

1960/61 Australian Catalogue illustration.

 

 

R235A TC Pulpwood Car

 

The models were fitted with Australian diecast metal archbar bogies with MkIII couplers, sleeved wheels and open bearings. The body parts were imported from the UK in finished form and were the same as those used in the UK TC range at the time.

The 1960/61 Australian catalogue showed the car in a brown livery, but the models were assembled using the normal UK made light grey bodies with white TR lettering.

The pulpwood cars were not used in any Moldex made sets and were only available separately.

 

 

 

1962/63 Australian Catalogue illustration.

 

 

R344A Track Cleaning Car

The model was first shown in the 1961 insert that was added to the 1960/61 Australian Catalogue. It was assembled in Australia from UK made body parts between 1961 and 1964.

It is usually found fitted with Australian diecast metal archbar bogies with MkIII couplers, sleeved wheels and open bearings, although it can also be found with Australian plastic archbar bogies with sleeved wheels on pinpoint axles. The capsules of cleaning fluid, spare cleaning pad and instructions that were packed in the box were also imported from the UK .

The model was only available as a separate item.

 

Information and photographs Graeme Brown