As noted in the current AMRM, we are planning a run of limited edition “specials” of the 32 Class. These will all be lined locos, and some will be ‘namers’. There will be three different lined green locos from the 1930s, including 3266, and class leader 3201; a new short north loco in the lined maroon already seen on 3265, a sister engine from the Newcastle-Sydney express locos.
Plus we will be doing 3264 in the gloss black lined in red and cream livery that it carried for the Centenary of the NSW railways in 1955.
The eagle-eyed among you will notice this will give collectors the opportunity to own the consecutively numbered 3264, 3265 and 3266 in lined black, lined maroon and lined green respectively. This we believe would be a first for NSW steam locos in HO scale. The production run will be after Chinese New Year next year, so delivery would be expected in April or May. Touch wood.
We are not currently planning pre-sales, nor pre-orders. You can place an order through your local Ixion retailer, or you can purchase direct from our website once the locos “go live”, which will not be until they are actually on the water to Australia. If there are any left, we will of course have them at exhibitions too, until sold out. To whet your appetite, here is my Photoshop mockup of 3266 in the 1930’s livery.