Australian Moldex Factory

Author: David Ward
Date: 18 February 2020
Related Model: TransAustralia Train Set - RS.34

This is the former Moldex factory, situated on the corner of Grange and Darebin Roads in Fairfield, Melbourne. The photo was taken on the 12.02.2020.

Moldex was a subsidiary of the Cyclops company and an agent for Triang models in Australia from the 1950s through to 1969. Between these years, models for the Australian market were manufactured here. By 1968 the decision had been taken by Lines Brothers that all manufacturing be returned to the UK. The factory did however to continue to receive bulk orders for the Australian market and assembly alone continued to occur at the factory.

In 1969 a reshaping of the company was completed by Lines Brothers, whereupon Moldex came to be known as Triang Moldex. By this point, the only items being manufactured at the factory was track. Factory operations were finally wound up in 1976 and the building was sold to a stationary firm. Today the site is a resident and commercial storage facility.

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