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'South Australia Railways' - 900 Class
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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2019 11:19 pm
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Joined: Tue Jan 12th, 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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Hello Gerold,

I am from Adelaide, South Australia, home of the 900 class,
built at South Australian Railways, Islington Workshops,
using English Electric components.

They were a great locomotive.

Yours is certainly a banged up model,
it may or may not concern you, especially as you have painted it,
but there is something wrong with your nose/wind screen area,
it should be flatter.

I thought it may have been camera angle,
but the mis-shape appears the same in all the photos.

Those models are something of 'holy grail' status down here,
when they come up for sale they go for ridiculous dollars,
and you bought one in Vienna.


I don't have one but know a few that do.
Are you after any particular detail photo or just general photo's?

You are correct about the silver colours,
the flat side panels and doors were Stainless Steel,
and the nose V was painted silver.
I have a resin body kit to build up,
but alas, no brass version.

Wayne from Oz

Modelling the 3'6" gauge railways of South Australia of course.
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 Posted: Sun Dec 8th, 2019 01:37 pm
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Joined: Tue Nov 13th, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 161
Hi Wayne,

You are correct,
something is wrong with the windshield area.
Wasn't so obvious before painting...

I haven't seen accident marks,
no idea what's the history of it.

Think I leave it as is,
I am not enthusiastic to hammer on it now after painting.

I bought it at ebay in Germany,
with a number of Overland parts.

I have seen pictures of the resin model online,
it sells for top bucks too!

By chance, I have a good friend in Adelaide,
who volunteered to order SAR decals for me locally (at Ozrail)
I guess they were done for the resin version?

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