Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

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Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby toxation » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:07 am

Hi everyone, haven't posted in quite a long while, but I have been reading. Been too busy working to bother with modelling. However I have been busy in Illustrator creating the artwork to have some VR brass numberplates etched in HO scale.

You can have a looksie here;

http://vr-enthusiast.com/forum_files/fa ... sample.pdf

It has been sent off and is in the process of being manufactured. I should have them here in time for the AMRA exhibition at Caulfield. I haven't yet decided on prices. If they sell well enough I'll use the money to bankroll another set, which will include more numerous d/e numbers, as well as the J, R and D3 class.
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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby james13 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:31 am

They look great Nick.
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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby R761r766 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:27 am

Looking for the like button!! Look great Nick, can't wait to see them in the flesh

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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby bills_billboards » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:33 pm

looking good , will they come pre painted or just raw brass

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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby toxation » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:07 pm

They won't be painted, user will have to paint.
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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby rowan.parton » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:18 pm

They look great Nick, Im interested in some A2 numbers please for my scratch built loco, Also some E class ones for my 2-4-2 E im building and Id also be after some Y class steam ones.

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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby vrb60 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:32 pm

Nick, just some constructive comment.
2A was a compound and to my knowledge no kits or commercial models were/are available.
13A which saw a great deal of service and did a considerable amount on the FTG/Gembrook line has never had etched plates available. Even Alco models missed it.

6A also has a variation for the modern number plate, but most would identify with 7A.

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This is my photo of 7A on the 50th anniversary of the PBR, 28 July 2012. It has the 1962 plates.

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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby D6775 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:29 am

Hi Nick,

Are they going to be available by loco or in the frets shown? If in the frets shown a WCR set might be of interest? B61 B65 B76 S300 S302 S311 maybe? (probably no need for B61) Might tempt me into a second WCR B from Auscision if I can easily re-number it!!

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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby K160 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:00 pm

Some nice work on those plates Nick. What is the expected price range for a set?
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Re: Victorian Railways brass etch numberplates

Postby at26hc-2m » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:39 pm

Outstanding work, definitely interested in some diesel number plates.


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