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Eureka Models - NSWGR Steam Era "W44" GC Bogie Open Wagons

In Stock Now

Available in Packs of Five

HGM PTC Blue

 

Eureka G Wagon - Black

 

Update 1-October-2014:

On Monday the 22nd of September 6 cubic metres of G wagons arrived at the Eureka Offices. Distribution commenced immediately and anyone who has not received their orders by the 1st of October should contact the Eureka Office.

The following is the break-up of the delivery:
GC wagons in black in packs of 5. (Four different packs available) . $275 per pack
G wagons in black in packs of 2. (Two different packs available) $110 per pack
HGM wagons in black or blue in packs of 2. $110 per pack
NOGX wagons in red in packs of 2. $110 per pack


The G wagons were produced by Ivan in his factory and are of his usual high standard.

 

6026 at the head of W44 consisting of 16 GC Bogie ore wagons
Above: Eureka Models' Garrat 6026 at the head of W44 consisting of 16 GC Bogie ore wagons

 

Eureka's steam era W44 features the first dedicated ore carrier, the GC. This was a subclass of the G wagon, introduced in 1951, of which there were 500 vehicles. In 1961, to carry the lead ore from Broken Hill to Cockle Creek, forty-eight G wagons had their underfloor hoppers and side doors sealed and were recoded GC, with a red corner post to indicate the change. Later, a number were upgraded by the fitting of roller-bearing 2AS bogies, which required the moving of the handbrake and ladder from the end to a central position. Later still, 2CG bogies were fitted to many and finally the sides and floor were replaced entirely, without doors, creating the GP type.

 

W44 ran as a block train of sixteen wagons, with a loaded weight of 1020 tons, hauled by two AD60 class Garratts between Molong and Orange, then a single Garratt to Lithgow, and two 46 class over the Blue Mountains. As N645, it continued to Gosford, where a 36 and a Garratt took over for the final run to Cockle Creek.

W44 GC Wagons - Double headed Garratts
Above: W44 Concentrate Train with GC Bogie Open Wagons headed by double AD60 Beyer Garratt steam locomotives

 



NSWGR Steam Era W44 GC Bogie Open Wagon 5-Packs

In Stock Now

GC wagons - in Packs of 5 wagons

Black

Four different packs available

$275 per pack

G wagons - in Packs of 2

Black

Two different packs available

$110 per pack

HGM wagons - in Packs of 2

Black or Blue

 

$110 per pack

NOGX wagons - in Packs of 2 wagons

Red

 

$110 per pack

 

Factory weathering per pack - Optional Extra

add $35.00 per pack

Postage - if required

add$15.00

 

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