Tri-ang Australian Sets

R.3.RA Set


R3RA. The R3RA dates from 1960/61 and was the Moldex equivalent of the UK RS4 set. This set is probably from 1960. 



The large label is actually part of a Rovex BB size box, glued in place to cover an unused wagon opening in the box insert. Why this was done is not known, but may have been to use up leftover inserts from the 1959 Moldex R3E set, which had four wagons.


A similar set coded R3VA was sold in 1961 only. The new set had a Moldex R52A Jinty fitted with a Suethe smoke unit.


Information and photographs courtesy Graeme Brown