Modelling Minnipa - 1960s Rolling Stock

To achieve my goal of being able to operate trains correctly to represent workings in the 1960-69 period, many items of rolling stock are required. The planned fleet, and the current construction status, is summarised below. Full details of the prototype Port Lincoln Division rolling stock can be found on the Peninsula Pioneer website. Where entries in the table below appear as hyperlinks, the links will take you to the relevant prototype detail page in that website (click 'Back' to return to this page).

All photos by John Dennis and Peter Knife.

Class Type  Eventual 
fleet
Under
construction
Completed Details
Passenger stock and brakevans
  'Short Tom' coach 2 - 1 Short Tom
Kitbashed from BGB 'Long Tom' coach
  'Long Tom' relay van 1 - 1 Relay van
Kitbashed from BGB 'Long Tom' coach
  Ex-'Short Tom' passenger brake 2 - 1 Pass brake
Scratchbuilt with etched brass framing on styrene
  Ex-'Short Tom' goods brake 1 - 1 Goods brake
Heavily kitbashed from BGB 'Long Tom' coach
  Composite goods brake ('GB') 4 - 2 GB
Polyurethane castings
  Passenger brake 1 - 1 Pass brake
Scratchbuilt
  Long passenger brake 1 - -  
  'Dolly Varden' brake 1 - 1 Dolly Varden brake
Part polyurethane castings, part scratchbuilt
CGN Composite GB 1 - 1 CGN
Some body panels from Lima 8300, remainder scratchbuilt (styrene)
Open wagons
OCN Bogie wooden 1 - 1 OCN
Scratchbuilt
ODN Bogie wooden 1 - 1 ODN
Scratchbuilt
OGN Bogie steel 4 - 3 OGN
Polyurethane castings
OSN Bogie steel 3 - 2 OSN
Scratchbuilt
X 4w wooden 10 - 8 X
Some scratchbuilt, some polyurethane castings, later ones on Model Etch underframes
Y 4w wooden 6 - 5 Y
Polyurethane castings
XX 4w steel 4 - 4 XX
Kitbashed SEM VR high side 'I' wagon
YX 4w steel 20 - 10 YX
Polyurethane castings
YY 4w steel 8 - 4 YY
Polyurethane castings
Vans
PP 4w insulated 1 - 1 PP
Kitbashed SEM VR 'T' van
RN 4w insulated 2 - 2 RN
Polyurethane castings, BGB roof (note two styles, with and without ice hatch)
V 4w louvre 3 - 3 V
Kitbashed SEM VR 'U' van
VFN 4w louvre 2 - 2 VFN
Kitbashed BGB SAR 'DWF' van
Flat wagons
FNC /
FRN
Bogie flat 5 - 3 FRN
Polyurethane castings
FN /
FNS
Bogie flat 4 - 4 FNS
Polyurethane castings
Q Bogie furniture flat 1 - 1 Q flat
Scratchbuilt wagon, BGB furniture box
YF 4w flat 3 - 2 YF
Scratchbuilt
Hopper wagons
HN Bogie ballast 3 - 2 HN
Polyurethane castings
HAN Bogie grain 4 - -  
HBN Bogie ballast 2 - -  
HFN 4w ballast 6 - 1 HFN
Kitbashed from Strath 'Z' hopper body
YH 4w ballast, loco coal and rock phosphate 6 - 4 YH original
Original version - modified polyurethane castings for YY wagon
YH original
Intermediate and final versions - polyurethane castings
Livestock vans
CFN 4w cattle 2 - 2 CFN
Kitbashed BGB SAR 'CF' van
QX 4w cattle 2 - -  
SFN 4w sheep 4 - 2 SFN
Scratchbuilt around brass etchings from Adrian Crimes
SN Bogie sheep 1 - -  
Tank wagons
TOW Bogie diesel fuel tank 1 - 1 TOW
Scratchbuilt
TS 4w Shell oil tank 1 - 1 4w tank
Scratchbuilt body, Model Etch underframe
  6w water tank 2 - 2 6w tanks
Polyurethane castings
  4w water tank 3 - 3 4w tank
Polyurethane castings, Model Etch underframe
Departmental stock
GCF 4w sleeper transport 1 - 1 GCF
Kitbashed from BGB SAR 'C' van
  4w ballast plough 1 - 1 BP
Scratchbuilt styrene body and plough, modified Model Etch underframe
  4w weed spray cart 1 - -  
  4w weed spray tank 3 - -  
ESV Bogie employee sleeping van 2 - 1 ESV
Scratchbuilt by John Wilson
PWA Bogie employee ablutions van 1 - 1 PWA18
Scratchbuilt around heavily kitbashed BGB '4400' brakevan body
PWK Bogie employee kitchen van 1 - 1 PWK18
Modified from Strath Models end-and-centre-loader kit
PWS Bogie employee sleeping van 2 - -  
Accident
Van 1
Bogie accident van 1 - 1 Accident Van 1
Modified Strath Models accident van kit
Totals 143 - 89