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#1 whart57

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 16:15

I am building some models of the Queensland SX passenger cars that were sold to Thailand some twenty years ago. I have most of the data I need except for the roof ventilators. All the photos I can find are taken from ground level and don't give a good view of what's on the roof. Can anyone help with pictures, sketches even descriptions.

 

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(Progress so far)

 

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#2 asmay2002

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 18:48

Some of those (SX & SXV) ran in Western Australia for a while.  Does this link help?

 

http://www.railherit...e.php?pid=18955



#3 whart57

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 19:22

Yes! Many thanks, this site helps a lot. Perth seems to have lots of overbridges to take train pictures from :sungum:



#4 DavidB-AU

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:28

Does this help? A photo taken from a footbridge in Brisbane c1961.

 

https://www.flickr.c...es/23673556638/

 

Full size original image here: https://www.flickr.c...556638/sizes/k/

 

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:47

Not from above, but it does show some of the side detail of the vents.

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#6 whart57

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:27

Thanks.

 

What this exercise has demonstrated is how easy it is to get roof details wrong. From the side shots you get the impression that there is a single row of ventilators, and one of the drawings I have suggests that too. However, thanks to that loan to Western Australia and the fact there appears to be a footbridge at Perth station I now have a couple of views that clearly show a double row. The scan I have of the QR stock book doesn't show that that well, only when I was able to compare things did I realise that what I thought were light fittings on the interior plan matched the positions of the ventilators.

 

These carriages do appear to have been much shinier in their Australian days than they are now. I'm not at the painting stage yet, but I suspect I will actually be painting them a grubby grey

 

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