Moldex R256A Clockwork Locomotive
1959 – 1963
illustration was used in the 1959 Australian Catalogue, although the model shown
is a UK made R154, with MkIIA couplers and BR markings. The Moldex models were
given TC markings.
illustration is from the 1960-61 Australian Catalogue. The model shown is
actually a UK model.
red model is the most common version of the Moldex R256A. Apart from the holes
drilled for the clockwork mechanism, the body is otherwise identical to the red
version of the electric R152A. The model has die cast wheels so it dates to the
illustration of the R152A and R256A is from the 1962-63 Australian Catalogue.
The models shown are UK made models.
is the later version of the red R265A, dating from the 1962-63 period. The
clockwork mechanism is fitted with sintered iron wheels also used at that time
on the 0-6-0 electric chassis.
This is a rare green version of the Moldex R265A, that is not documented in the Australian catalogues and price lists. It has the later style of clockwork mechanism, which dates it to the 1962-63 period.
Information and photographs Graeme Brown