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
Pack Style Description Price Stock
VSX-1 Large VR VSX 803 (V1), VSX 902 (V3), VSX 1033 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
Image VSX-2 Large VR VSX 815 (V1), VSX 845 (V1), VSX 963 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
VSX-3 Large VR VSX 877 (V3), VSX 992 (V3), VSX 1048 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
VSX-4 Large VR VSX 925 (V3), VSX 1001 (V3), VSX 1045 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
Image VSF-1 Large VR VSF 1037 (V3), VSF 1039 (V3), VSF 1045 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
VLEX-1 VLEX 845 (V1), VLEX 923 (V3), VLEX 1010 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
Image VLEX-2 VLEX 906 (V3), VLEX 937 (V3), VLEX 988 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
VLEX-3 VLEX 1003 (V3), VLEX 1025 (V3), VLEX 1028 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
Image VLEX-4 VLEX 808J (V1), VLEX 850A (V2), VLEX 989M (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
VLEX-5 VLEX 822R (V1), VLEX 956P (V3), VLEX 1026D (V4) $180.00 Sold Out
Image VLEY-1 VLEY 814 (V1), VLEY 989 (V3), VLEY 1009 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
Image VLNX-1 VLNX 5W (V1), VLNX 19U (V3), VLNX 22 (V3) $180.00 Sold Out
RLEX-1 V/Line RLEX 849V (V5), RLEX 921L (V6), RLEX 995L (V6) $180.00 Sold Out
Image RLEX-2 V/Line RLEX 847F (V5), RLEX 853A (V6), RLEX 955C (V6) $180.00 Sold Out