As the title suggests I am just coming back to modelling an Australian prototype after giving up and modelling British while waiting for the trainorama GMs. My main interest is South Australian (AN era) standard and broad (North and suburban) lines in the late 80s.
I have had a quick look around the internet at websites like Auscision, Austrains and SDS through to inspirational layouts like Barcoola, johnnys page, comrails etc and put together a list of locos and railcars that would be of interest to me, I was just wondering if there is anything major I have missed either kit or RTR.
500 Ozrail (got one of these)
600 ???? (I see Auscision did a 45 but not a 600 L)
700 Austrains (will get a 2nd hand one)
800 built a BGB one back in the day so all good.
830 Trainorama and Auscision got one of each and will get more in subsequent runs if I can
930 Trainorama got several of these but could be tempted by a couple more if another run was done.
AL ????? nothing that I can see. This would be very handy model for me.
BL Austrains and Auscision I think I will get an Auscision one when they come out
CL Austrains got one of these but would get a couple more (I guess 2nd hand is the best bet)
DL Austrains got several of these
EL Auscision got 1 and that is all I need as their introduction is the end of my timeframe
GM Trainorama got 3 but could use 3-4 more in the GM12-36 range
Bluebirds ???? BGB used to make these but never seemed available
Bud/CB I understand Rapido did one but I have a modified US one so no probs there
Red Hens SAR Model co kit, have built 4 and have 2 to go
Jumbo ????? difficult/impossible to model suburban Adelaide in the last 40 years without these
3000/3100 poxbox ???? likewise difficult to model Adelaide in the last 30 years without these
Interstate classes operating in SA 1989/90
X Austrains got 2
N Auscision got 1
Any suggestions or alternatives especially in regard to the AL,600, Bluebird and 2000/2100 would be great. In the mean time I will have a look at what rolling stock is out there.