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*PRODUCT RELEASE * FROM EDM Models 0n30 Victorian Railways NQR narrow gauge wagons by Haskell Recently released by Haskell Co is the NQR bogie wagon used widely on the 2’6” gauge lines in Victoria, Australia. The model provides a suitable accompaniment for the Puffing Billy Na Class 2-6-2 released earlier. Prototype Info 218 of the NQR wagons were built between 1898 & 1914 using a standard undeframe and pressed steel fox bogies of 3’3” wheelbase. The wagons have drop side doors and removeable ends so could be adapted for carrying a variety of loads. Six were rebuilt in 1919 as excursion coaches. Over a long service life the wagons got rebuilt and adapted for different task and were updated with new MCB knuckle couplers. Many were scrapped with the downturn in traffic but many remain on the preserved Puffing Billy tourist line Model Info Previously Haskell Models have been produced in China but the NQR wagon is the first product from a new production facility in Taiwan where Haskell are based. The models feature metal wheels, Kadee couplings and packs of additional details to be added by the user depending on the era modelled. The models are available in numbered and unlettered packs with three different paint finishes. These are wagon red, brown and faded brown and they deliberately mimic the brush painted finish seen on the real thing.

Model Railway Express Issue One December 2016  
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