L-CLASS DIESEL LOCO

AVAILABLE WITH SOUND

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FEATURES

  • READY TO RUN
  • 5 POLE SKEW WOUND MOTOR
  • ALL WHEEL DRIVE & PICKUP
  • BLACKENED METAL DISC WHEELS
  • METAL CHASSIS
  • FACTORY PAINTED & DECORATED
  • 8 LIVERIES IN THE FIRST RUN
  • AVAILABLE WITH 21 PIN ESU SOUND DECODER
  • PLASTIC ABS BODY
  • SUPER DETAILED UNDERFRAME & BODY
  • SEPARATELY APPLIED METAL PARTS
  • SEE THROUGH METAL ETCHED GRILLS
  • OPERATING HEADLIGHTS & MARKER LIGHTS
  • GENUINE KADEE COUPLERS

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The L Class is the first diesel loco introduced in Australia with a factory fitted 21 pin sound decoder

MOTHERBOARD MODIFICATION FOR DCC USE ONLY

If you are converting your DC loco to DCC you need to read these instructions


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L1 | L2

WAGR | CIRCA 1967 - MID 1980's

L1 WITH/WITHOUT SOUND - SOLD OUT

L2 WITH SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

 

L1

L253 - AS DELIVERED GREY / LIGHT BLUE

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00 SOLD OUT 

L2

L262 - AS DELIVERED GREY / LIGHT BLUE

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00



LS1

TRANS - AUSTRALIAN SIGN Price $25.00

L18 | L19

WAGR | CIRCA 1960's - 1980's

WITH SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 10 AVAILABLE

L18

L259 - TWO TONE BLUE

Price $375.00 | With sound $495.00

L19

L272 - TWO TONE BLUE

Price $375.00 | With sound $495.00


LS2

 
 THE INDIAN PACIFIC SIGN  Price $25.00

The Westrail L CLass running in NSW!


L17

WESTRAIL | CIRCA 1980's

WITHOUT SOUND - SOLD OUT

WITH SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

L17

L269 - ORANGE | BLUE BAND | WHITE PIN STRIPE

Price $375.00 SOLD OUT | With sound $495.00 


L3

WESTRAIL | CIRCA 1976

NO SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

L3

L256 - ORANGE/BLUE BAND

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00


L4 | L5 | L16

WESTRAIL | CIRCA 1980's

AS OPERATING IN VICTORIA MID 1980's

L4 & L5 WITH/WITHOUT SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

L4

L257 - ORANGE/BLUE BAND WITH PIN STRIPE

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00

L5

L252 - ORANGE/BLUE BAND WITH PIN STRIPE

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00

L16

L253 - ORANGE | BLUE BAND | WHITE PIN STRIPE | RADIO MARKINGS

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00


A.T.N Access Story by Sean Kelly
A.T.N Access' #1 Driver


L7

ATN | CIRCA 2000 - 2007

WITH WISCONSON SHIELD

NO SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

 

L7

L251 - WISCONSIN CENTRAL's MAROON/YELLOW

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00


L6 | L8

ATN | CIRCA 2000 - 2007

L6

L254 - WISCONSIN CENTRAL's MAROON/YELLOW

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00

L8

L270 - WISCONSIN CENTRAL's MAROON/YELLOW

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00


LS3 | LS4

ATN ACCESS SIGN Price: $25.00 Australian Transport Network Sign Price: $25.00

L9 | L10

AN | CIRCA 2002 - 2007

 

L9 - 3102 - GENESEE & WYOMING ORANGE/BLACK BANDS - ARG LOGO

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00 SOLD OUT

L10 - 3103 - GENESEE & WYOMING ORANGE/BLACK BANDS - ARG LOGO

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00 SOLD OUT


L11

ARG | CIRCA 2006+

 

L11 - LZ3104 - G & W ORANGE/BLACK BANDS - LARGE ARG (QRN) LOGO

Price $325.00 | With sound $495.00 SOLD OUT


L12 | L13

INTERAIL | CIRCA 2003 - 2006

L12 WITH SOUND - SOLD OUT

L12 WITHOUT SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

L12

L265 - NORTHERN RIVERS LIVERY

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00

L13

L271 - NORTHERN RIVERS LIVERY

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00


L14 | L15

PACIFIC NATIONAL | CIRCA 2006+

WITH SOUND - LIMITED STOCK - LESS THAN 5 AVAILABLE

L14

L251 - BLUE WITH YELLOW CAB | CLYDE LOGO

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00

L15

L270 - BLUE WITH YELLOW CAB

Price $ 375.00 | With sound $495.00 


L268 | SSCC01

WESTRAIL | CIRCA 1984 - 1993

L268L268 - EXPERIMENTAL LIVERY BLUE/ORANGE/WHITE Price $375.00 SOLD OUT | With sound $495.00 SOLD OUT
Members Price $300.00 SOLD OUT | With sound $396.00 SOLD OUT

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PROTOTYPE INFORMATION

The Western Australian Government Railways L-Class were designed as an Australian version of the US SD40 model. The emerged from the Clyde Engineering plant at Sydney between 1967 and 1969. Twenty three were initially built, followed by an extra two for Western Mining in 1973. In 1972, two similar locos were built for Comalco's railway at Weipa on Cape York Peninsula. These were not fitted with dynamic brakes, and weighed 148 tonnes. The WAGR fleet were purchased to operate the new standard gauge railway from Perth to Kalgoorlie, which replaced the narrow gauge route in 1970.

The 25 (including the two Western Mining locos) were used in a variety of roles, with some hired out to AN or Victorian Railways during the 80's after the suspension of iron ore traffic. When the traffic re-commenced in the mid 90's, Westrail was able to acquire Comalco's R1002, joining the fleet as LW276 in late 1994. L269 was scrapped in 1996 after an accident. The acquisition of the new Q-Class in 1998 resulted in many of the class being stored although, soon after, most were reactivated due to traffic improvements.

Seven were able to be sold, being purchased by the Australian Transport Network consortium in 1999, to be reconditioned by NREC at Whyalla. Of these, four were subsequently used from 2000 in the eastern states by ATN Access, with three now part of the Pacific National fleet, following their purchase of ATN in 2004. The other three went to Melbourne based RTS, who reconditioned them and sold one to QR owned Interail, and two to the Australian Railroad Group, which bought the Westrail freight operation on privatisation in 2000.

RTS also acquired one of the ATN L-Class, and sold it to Interail. QR acquired ARG's WA operation in 2006, reintegrating their two L-CLass into the WA fleet, which had been renumbered into the 3100 series. Aurizon currently owns 22, while PN continues to operate two of its three units. The second Comalco unit was sold in 2010 to Australian Locolease, to operate in the eastern states as L277.

Today, the L-Class operate industrial and general freight traffics in WA, with three operating in NSW for grain traffic. They are prefixed L, LQ (QTRAC traction control) or LZ (ZTR traction control).

- With thanks to Keith McDonald


                                                                                              

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