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These H0n3.5 Queensland models are a joint venture between Haskell CO and Wuiske Models. Correctly they run on 12mm gauge track [Peco HOm) but are also offered for 16.5mm gauge.

Following our involvement with Haskell for the 0n30 Na class 2-6-2’s we are supporting them by offering these Queensland 1550 class diesel loco’s here in the UK and to Europe.

 

  Model Information                                     Prototype Information
  These models are now sold out with Wuiske in Australia so we can no longer get them to order
 
  RTR027
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
HIGH NOSE BLUE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1559
(1973 - 1991)

HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE)


1 available

HO (16.5mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

  RTR028
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
HIGH NOSE BLUE LIVERY
(NAMED) ALVA. G. LEE
Locomotive Number 1565
(1976 - 1991)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE) Sold Out
HO (16.5mm GAUGE) Sold Out
  RTR029
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
HIGH NOSE BLUE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1573
(1976 - 1991)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE)


1 available

HO (16.5mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

  RTR030
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
DRIVER ONLY BLUE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1558D
(1989 - 1998)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

HO (16.5mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

RTR031
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
DRIVER ONLY BLUE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1570D
(1989 - 1998)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE) Sold Out
HO (16.5mm GAUGE) Sold Out
RTR032
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
DRIVER ONLY CORPORATE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1557D
(1991 - 1999)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE) Sold Out
HO (16.5mm GAUGE) Sold Out
RTR033
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
DRIVER ONLY CORPORATE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1572H
(1994 - 2006)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

HO (16.5mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

  RTR034
1550 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
DRIVER ONLY CORPORATE LIVERY
Locomotive Number 1574H
(1994 - 2006)
HOn3½ (12mm GAUGE)


1 Available

HO (16.5mm GAUGE)

Sold Out

 
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MODEL INFORMATION

 

The 1550 locomotive offers the following features:

  • Genuine Kadee #58 couplers set at the correct height for QR rolling stock.
  • Dual Brass Flywheels
  • Era and locomotive specific printing and detailing.
  • Adjustable coupler pockets to accommodate those modelling standard gauge.
  • Directional lighting in both DC and DCC, including illuminated number boards.
  • Highly detailed ABS body and components.
  • Fully DCC and Sound ready.
  • 8 pin DCC socket.
  • Highly durable and flexible Acetyl handrails, air hoses and underframe piping.
  • Brass and stainless steel etched details.
  • Full Die Cast Chassis.
  • Multiple era reflective logos.
  • Multiple era Danger Overhead Live Wires logos.
  • Moulded fans where appropriate.
  • Highly detailed bogie sideframes.
  • Brake shoes that line up with the wheels (in both gauges).
  • Highly detailed underframe including many individually applied parts.
  • Brass nameplates (applicable to unit 1565 only) 
 
High and Low nose options
Superb Fan and Grille Detail
Trucks with in line brake blocks
(Both Gauges)
 
  Working Marker Lights
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PROTOTYPE INFORMATION

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The 1550 locomotives were the first of the “dash 2” locomotives ever to run on the Queensland system whilst being one of the most fondly remembered due to the sheer volume of noise they produced in all their tasks. As such, they hold a special place in the memories of most QR enthusiasts

Class leader 1550 first made an appearance in Queensland on the 19th of September 1972 when it ran to Ipswich for weighing. After a couple of weather induced teething problems, 1550 made her first successful trial run to Toowoomba on the 4th of October 1972. The following day, 1550 returned with an 1,100 ton load test down the main range. This was designed to test the dynamic brake systems

The 1550 class locomotives were the first locomotives in Australia to use an alternator in place of a generator to produce their electrical power for the traction motors

These locomotives were used in all forms of traffic from the coal fields of Blackwater and Moura to the general freight and Lander services of the North Coast Line. They frequently spent time on the Western lines as well and proved strong performers throughout the state, wherever a 15 tonne axle load could be used

Towards the end of their lives as 1550 class units, they were frequently seen hauling the Lander trains, suburban trains and the continual coal trains from Ebenezer to Fisherman’s Island. These trains were usually run as two 1550 class locomotives with a rake of 39 VAO coal hoppers