|Australian outline modellers got a boost recently with the release of
Veteran Models O gauge range. The range covers the Victoria, Australia state
railway prototypes. Right now there are two models available.
- A six-wheeled 'Z' Guards Van, and
- A 'GY' open wagon.
The models are built to 1:48 scale O gauge, not 7mm scale. I asked
Michelle why they had not built to the more common 7mm scale. According to Michelle,
Richard was attempting to correct the gauge issue when building. He said that in 1:48 the
wagon looked more like its broad gauge counterpart.
Keep your eye out for the kits now in production at the shows.
Michelle and Richard have five GY wagons built and on display, one
built and decaled for each of the different periods the wagon's worked in. Look at the
photos for more of the details. Keep in mind that the photos are a little large in size,
but well worth it.
We'll have more photos for you as soon as Veteran Models get them
to us. If you bump into the Veteran Models crew let them know you saw there information on
Manufacturer: Veteran Models
Prototype: Victoria, Australia
Address: PO Box 84,
Seddon West, 3011 Victoria Australia
Cheque or Money Order (in Australian dollars only)