There were 250 VSX Louvre Vans built for the Victorian Railways between 1972 & 1976. The initial batch of 100 were built by the Ballarat North Workshops, with the Newport Workshops building a further 50 wagons. The final batch of 100 Vans were built once again by the Ballarat North Workshops.
Gauge convertible, they have been used extensively across mainland Australia on both standard gauge and on their own native broad gauge. They have visited all of the major state capital cities and rail centres throughout Australia.
From carrying general goods, pet food, newsprint, and in later years bagged rice, these 56' Louvre Vans have proved to be a versatile wagon and the backbone of the Victorian Railways.
These models feature opening sliding doors, checker plate pattern on the internal floor surface, cargo barriers, a choice of plain pattern or louvre doors, and versions with and without the end louvre on the roof panel. They also come with metal couplers, and metal pin point axles.
There are 6 body styles produced across 14 different packs. Each pack contains 3 'HO' Scale models.
Available Body Styles
- Body V1 - Louvre Doors, End Lourve Panel
- Body V2 - Plain Pattern Doors, End Lourve Panel
- Body V3 - Lourve Doors, No End Lourve Panel
- Body V4 - Plain Pattern Doors, No End Lourve Panel
- Body V5 - Lourve Doors, End Lourve Panel, NRC Codeboard, 2GC Bogies
- Body V6 - Lourve Doors, No End Lourve Panel, NRC Codeboard, 2CG Bogies