V Line R class

 
  621 Junior Train Controller

hello every one

did the R class ever where this livery ( maybe when the did the VLP trains for a while) coz there is the PSM model of them in this livery.

Also what other liveries did PSM do. i know of : V line, Green(R766),  R704 for the Brittish Exposition, and also the plain red and black ( not sure what numbers i know there is 707, and a burgundy 766.

Thanks heaps,
Alex

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  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
No the R class never had this livery, the PSM model was of R770 which of course never existed, there was only one ever made and John kept it. R766 in the burgundy was never made I don't think because a friend of mine and John couldn't find the right shade of burgundy before the run of R's ended. There was a limited number of surviving R's, 761, 766. 707, 707, 704, 711, 753 and also a limited run of R766 in the green and red, I think only a couple of hundred were made maybe less I can't remember. The thing that really amazes me is people brought two or three R's at a time, $2000 each I think, thats alot of money. Shocked  If you need any more info just ask. Very Happy
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
The PSM R class in V/Line livery was a joke. Note R770 was also named City of Knox.

Cheers
David
  621 Junior Train Controller

Hello everyone.

R700 and I have complied this list of liveries for the PSM R class just to clarify things.

Vline (R770)
Black & Red (As worn in service)
Black & Red (R704, Special Livery For Brittish Exposition)
Green & Red (R766)

Thanks,
Alex
  d3_639 Deputy Commissioner

Would someone be able to provid a link to the company's webpage that are making these models Question

Cheers Rod
  621 Junior Train Controller

PSM does not have a website. It is just run by one man, John  Sargent. You will have to contact him directly if you want any more information. He has sold out of all R class though as the run was a while back now.

Alex
  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
He has sold all the R's, and they went very quick too, I think he still has a few around but he wants to keep them.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
I have heard about some of the models he has. Very nice by the sounds of things  Very Happy
  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Lets just say you really get what you pay for. Very Happy  I've had no problems what so ever with my R class and the same goes for all the other PSM locos around too, they truely are a great model.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
I have heard that John has a 'special' R-class no one else has. It has to do with the motor arrangement on it  Wink
  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Tell me more Shocked
  SAR621 Chief Commissioner

Hi,
  Yes R700 I'd have to agree, I have only one PSM loco( hoping to get more soon, shame they dont do sar) But it runs like a dream. Level of detail is amazing. Dave
  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
SAR621, how well does your K class tow a train, a friend of mine has the Candian red D3 639 and it can only pull about 5-6 cars, but they are the PSM E cars and they are pretty heavy for a model. Do you have hills or any thing on your layout that would make a difference?
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
The R-class I'm talking about R700 is supposed to have a clutch drive or something. It can only goes forwards, so on a hill it rolls backwards with no power  Shocked
  K163 Chief Commissioner

Location: Well you see that house over there? Well it's not that one.
Does anyone have a pic of the V/Line R?
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
The April 1995 issue of AMRM has a small pic of R770, along with some of the other PSM models  Smile
  SAR621 Chief Commissioner

Hi,
  R700, I currently have no grades on my layout but the next will have a 3 metre climb of 1:30 which will be interesting Smile However I can tell you that the K class hauled all of my BGB wagons, that is 5x 4 wheelers, 3 gondolas, two vans plus a steam era UB. I guess they must roll pretty easily, seeing that they all run on steam era wheels, bogies and bearings. Dave
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I suppose you could buy the SEM kit and paint it in whatever colours you wanted (and fit it with a clutch). What about Pacific National's Snake or Pizza!
  SAR621 Chief Commissioner

Hi,
  Speaking of the steam Era Kit, if I wanted to buy one and turn it into a WCR R711 or something like that what modifications would I have to make. Would it just the the double Chimney and a Oil tank . Not a bad project actually, keep that in mind for a few more years... Dave
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Now that's something I wanted to see, a WCR R-class in HO-scale. Either made up from a kit or produced RTR by Train Hobby  Very Happy
  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
You would also have to make a power reverser some how, and the extra compressor at the front, it all depends on how much detail you want. If any one does R711 I would love to see it.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
I'm sure if you talked to SEM and got the numbers, they may do one with the extra detail parts. They did it for the oily R's  Smile
  R700 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Hi,
  R700, I currently have no grades on my layout but the next will have a 3 metre climb of 1:30 which will be interesting Smile However I can tell you that the K class hauled all of my BGB wagons, that is 5x 4 wheelers, 3 gondolas, two vans plus a steam era UB. I guess they must roll pretty easily, seeing that they all run on steam era wheels, bogies and bearings. Dave
"SAR621"


Funny you should say that, I remember a mate of mine telling me about PSM doing load tests on their locos, they made a spiral that went up a fair height and put as many wagons/carriages on them to see how much they could tow. It would of been very interesting to watch.
  R 761 Chief Commissioner

Location: In A House At My Computer
Hi,
  Speaking of the steam Era Kit, if I wanted to buy one and turn it into a WCR R711 or something like that what modifications would I have to make. Would it just the the double Chimney and a Oil tank . Not a bad project actually, keep that in mind for a few more years... Dave
"SAR621"


I guess if you are going try to get steam Era R class Kit. I guess to keep it as a single funnel because the real R 711 is comeing back as a single funnel locomotive. The locomotive will remain as an oil burner.

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