Model Year Details

1978a - V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)

Australia
5007

V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)

Model: V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust) (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 5007
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: V.R. B Class
V.R. B Class
Designer: Clyde Engineering
Class Information: Victorian Railways, Australia. Class introduced 1951.
Weight: 121 tons
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: BO-BO
BO-BO
Model Information: Australian release. Running number is not true to the real engine.
* 6,200 solo models produced and 17,300 in sets.
Models Produced: * 23,500
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Company: V.R. - Victorian Railways
Logo: Victorian Railways Logo
Logo Years: 1960s & 1970s
Victorian Railways
Livery: V.R. Blue
V.R. Blue
Livery Details: Blue with yellow lining.
Company Information: Victoria, Australia
Year: 1978a
Catalogue Number: R.159
Year Information: Released in Australia only.
Model Motor: ---
Publication: Hornby Railways Of Australia 1978
Publication Type: Catalogue Insert
Publication Edition: ---
Hornby Railways Of Australia 1978
Logo & Box Design:


UK Price List: ---
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

Model Ranking:
Current: 274 - July 2020
Previous: 291 - June 2020
Movement: (+17)

Model Year Details (5)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
1974a R.159 1974a
V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)
1975a R.159 1975a
V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)
1976a R.159 1976a
V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)
1977a R.159 1977a
V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)
1978a R.159 1978a
V.R. B Class Diesel Locomotive (Aust)

Train Sets Included In (2)

YEARS TRAIN SET
1974a 1975a Inter-Capital Freighter Set (Aust)
1976a 1977a 1978a Spirit Of Progress Set (Aust)

Related Service Sheets (4)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
61 Power Bogies - R.55, R.155, R.159, R.253 April 1968
95 Power Bogies - R.159, R.253, R.308 June 1974
HR1976 P3 Operating Instructions - Page 3 - Train Operation - 1976 1976
HR1976 P4 Operating Instructions - Page 4 - Train Operation - 1976 1976

Model Photos & Notes (2)

DATE TYPE TITLE AUTHOR
16 Aug 2005 Information Info From Hornby Book Of Trains 1971 David Shannon
21 Oct 2006 Photo The Fantastic B Class Andrew Menner

Info From Hornby Book Of Trains 1971 The Fantastic B Class

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