The J Class locomotive was the Victorian Railways’ last steam locomotive, and was used for secondary passenger and goods traffic right across Victoria. The J Class locomotive was introduced in 1954. The J Class was gradually superseded by the T Class diesels into the 1960s it was relegated to shunting duties in various country yards. The first J class was scrapped in 1967 with the last J class surviving in revenue service until 1972.

A number of class members are still preserved with operational or under restoration. J549 was recently overhauled and is currently operational at the Victorian Goldfields Railways, and J515 and J541 are both being overhauled to return to service.

Model Features:

  • HO Scale 1:87 Two tender versions: coal and oil burner
  • 10 numbers, plus unnumbered versions
  • Cast metal boiler & chassis
  • 40:1 gearing, genuine Kadee couplers
  • Sprung buffers, cab glazing
  • Pickup from all drivers and tender wheels
  • Scale metal coupling rods
  • Designed for 24”/600mm radius curves
  • DCC and sound ready, with 21-pin socket (speaker not included)
  • Livery: satin black with red lining and red smoke deflectors
  • Crew figures included and etched fire irons supplied with coal burner
  • PRODUCTION RUN DETAILS: 1500 models
  • NOTE: No factory-fitted DCC or sound variants

J Class UN1 (Coal tender, red footplate edge)

Unnumbered HO Scale Victorian Railways J Class 2-8-0 (Coal tender, red footplate edge)
    • Unnumbered model - includes J Class number decals
    • Cast metal boiler & chassis
    • DCC and sound ready with 21-pin decoder socket in tender
    • 40:1 gearing, genuine Kadee couplers
    • Sprung buffers, electrical pickup from all driving wheels and tender wheels
    • Accessories included: Driver and fireman figures, cab window glazing, etched fire tools with coal-burner locos
    • Designed for 24"/600mm radius curves.
    • Price $595.00 + $20 postage = $615.00
$595.00

J Class UN3 (Oil tender, red footplate edge)

Unnumbered HO Scale Victorian Railways J Class 2-8-0 (Oil tender, red footplate edge)
    • includes J Class number decals
    • Cast metal boiler & chassis
    • DCC and sound ready with 21-pin decoder socket in tender
    • 40:1 gearing, genuine Kadee couplers
    • Sprung buffers, electrical pickup from all driving wheels and tender wheels
    • Accessories included: Driver and fireman figures, cab window glazing, etched fire tools with coal-burner locos
    • Designed for 24"/600mm radius curves.
    • Price $595.00 + $20 postage = $615.00
$595.00

J Class UN4 (Oil tender)

Unnumbered HO Scale Victorian Railways J Class 2-8-0 (Oil tender)
    • includes J Class number decals
    • Cast metal boiler & chassis
    • DCC and sound ready with 21-pin decoder socket in tender
    • 40:1 gearing, genuine Kadee couplers
    • Sprung buffers, electrical pickup from all driving wheels and tender wheels
    • Accessories included: Driver and fireman figures, cab window glazing, etched fire tools with coal-burner locos
    • Designed for 24"/600mm radius curves.
    • Price $595.00 + $20 postage = $615.00
$595.00