Eureka Models - Leaders in Sound

NSWR 620/720 2 car Diesel train

Re-Run target delivery date: ETA - Second Half, 2013

SOLD OUT
Please contact Eureka Models to confirm availability before ordering

K Class painted
Above: Straight out of the box and onto your layout. Eureka's deep Indian red 620 set with factory weathering

 

 

The
EUREKA MODELS

HO scale 620/720 2 car Diesel features:

Optional Sound!
Sound equipped models include factory fitted DCC chip -
Model, including sound effects, will operate with both DCC and standard 12v DC
Non sound equipped models are DCC ready
NMRA wheel profiles
Scale sized working couplers
Directional lighting
Interior detailing.

The first run comprised:
(Sold Out)

Tuscan Red
As delivered original livery 620 class
NSWGR (as delivered)

Early Period 1961 - c1965

Sound
No Sound
621/721
621/721
622/722
622/722
Available in "pristine" or factory weathered finish
Model illustrated is factory weathered
Tuscan Red
620 Tuscan livery, one line, 2nd - 1st class designations
NSWGR/PTC

Later Period 1965 - c1975

Sound
No Sound
623/723
623/723
624/724
624/724

Available in "pristine" or factory weathered finish
 Model illustrated is in "pristine" finish

Deep Indian Red
620 Tucan one line, First - Economy designations
NSWGR/PTC

c1975 - c1982

Sound
No Sound
622/722
622/722
624/724
624/724

Available in "pristine" or factory weathered finish
 Model illustrated is factory weathered

Reverse Red
620 reverse
PTC/SRA

1980 - c1985

Sound
No Sound
625/725
623/723
626/726
625/725
Available in "pristine" or factory weathered finish
 Model illustrated is in "pristine" finish
Candy
620 candy
SRA of NSW

1982 - c1995

Sound
No Sound
623/723
621/721
626/726
626/726
 Available in "pristine" or factory weathered finish
Model illustrated is in "pristine" finish

Un-numbered sets also available in each colour scheme.

A DCC chip is included as part of the optional Factory fitted sound. Standard non-sound models will be DCC ready, but only the sound equipped models will come with a DCC chip already fitted. The sound effects will work with standard 12vDC, but far more options to control the sound will be available to DCC users An .mp3 sample of some of the sounds in the sound chip.

MP3 IconDownload 620/720 sound sample (742kb)

 

 

The 620/720 2 car Diesels
Prototype history

by Ian Dunn

Following the success of the 600/700 railcar sets of 1949-50, a modified version was designed to begin the dieselisation of the Newcastle suburban services.  The new units were designated the 620 class.  As suburban trains, units 621/721 to 625/725 were built as all Second class units and coded NPF/NTF.  Units 626/726 to 629/729 were intended for longer distance services and included a first class section in the trailer car, which was therefore coded NTC.  Two further sets, 630/730 and 631/731, intended for outer Sydney suburban working, also included the NTC composite trailer.  The first six of these sets had rectangular windows in the passenger doors, as did trailer car 627.  Motor car 627 and all cars in the remainder of these sets, plus those in subsequent orders, which brought the total up to eighteen sets, had circular ‘porthole’ windows in the passenger doors.  The Eureka model therefore represents the 621/721 to 626/726 group, which entered service between September 1961 and September 1962.

They were originally turned out in a light Indian red, commonly (but erroneously) referred to as Tuscan red.  There was buff lining on the metal bands above and below the windows, as well as decorative line work at the front, which carried around onto the lower body panels.  The roof was metallic silver/grey and the undergear was black.  The gutter strip was painted black and the pilot silver.  ‘Car 1’ was painted near the doors of the motor car and ‘Car 2’ on the trailer.  The car numbers were painted in standard NSWGR shaded lettering on the outside end doors, and code, car number, smoking or non-smoking designation and class designation were placed on each side.  Handrails were polished aluminium, except for those on the car ends, which were painted in the body colour.

620 Tuscan Red
Between 1969 and 1971, the all Second class NTF trailers were converted to composite NTC type, and about this time the paint scheme was simplified slightly by omitting the buff line above the windows.  The car numbers in the set were omitted, with simply the word 'Car' beside each door, along with a bracket into which a painted '1', '2', '3', etc. could be slotted.

620/720 Indian Red
From the early 1970s, a deeper shade of Indian red may have been used.  In the same period, the designation 'Economy' replaced 'Second', but only on composite cars.  All Economy cars bore no class markings.  Thus, the 620 Power cars lacked class markings, while the 720 Trailer car was marked 'First' at the outer end and 'Economy' at the inner end.  Photographic evidence indicates that some power cars, however, did have 'Economy' markings at both ends.

620/720 Reverse Red
From 1980, four of the 620/720 sets were painted in the 'Reverse' livery with yellow ends, simplified lining and the darker Indian red body colour.  As with the earlier Indian red scheme the trailer car was labelled 'First' and 'Economy'.  Of the group modelled by Eureka, 623/723 lacked the broad yellow stripe along the bottom of the lower side panels, while 625/725 had the stripe, therefore Eureka will be modelling 625/725.

620/720 Candy


In 1982, a bright, new colour scheme was introduced for locomotives and passenger rolling stock system wide.  The 'Candy' scheme consisted of a bright red body, with broad white and orange stripes along the lower body side, a thin yellow stripe separating the red from the orange, a bright silver roof and pilot, and black along the bottom of the lower panels and on the undergear. All handrails and lettering were white. Most, if not all, of the sets were repainted in this scheme.

Until this time, the cars were basically unmodified in their external appearance, although various internal and mechanical changes were made over the years including the fitting of dual beam headlights.  One later modification, which did affect the appearance, was the fitting of reinforced glass windscreens which projected beyond the body line (the 'Bug-Eyes'), however this variation will not be included in this run.

Prototype photos: Graham Ball


Eureka Models - HO Scale NSWR 620/720 2 car Diesel - Pricing

Re-run target delivery date: ETA Second Half, 2013

Pre-delivery price

$395.00

After delivery price will depend on the A$ but is expected to be:

$440.00

Factory Weathering - Optional Extra

add$25.00

Factory fitted sound module, suitable for DC and DCC operation - Optional Extra

add$99.00

Postage

add$15.00

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