Queensland Railways

1460 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive

1:87 HOn3½ & HO Scale

Available - Third Quarter 2022

 

CGL Models is proud to have assisted in the research & development

of the 1460 Class DEL model in conjunction with SDS Models

 

* Pre-production sample model shown above

Model Features

* Highly detailed Ready-to-Run 1/87 HOn & HO Scale model

* Factory painted & decorated

* Precisely tooled plastic body (ABS)

* Diecast metal chassis

* Separately applied handrails and detail parts

* Detailed cab interior

* Equipped with genuine Kadee® scale knuckle couplers

* Interchangeable coupler pocket for correct HOn & HO scale heights

* 5-Pole skew wound electric motor and dual flywheels

* All wheel drive and electrical pickup

* LED head and marker lights, body mounted

* 18" Recommended minimum radius

* All models come standard with an MTC 21 pin motherboard

* Exclusive sound by DCCSound


 

QR - Early Gold Livery

 

1461 - "Centennial"

1960's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1461 "Centennial" - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
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  QR Gold Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1461 "Centennial" - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1461 "Centennial" - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1461 "Centennial" - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

QR - Early Blue Livery

 

1470 - Dynamic Brake

1960's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1470 Dynamic Brake - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1470 Dynamic Brake - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC 1470 Dynamic Brake - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1470 Dynamic Brake - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

1473

1960's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1473 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1473 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC 1473 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1473 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

QR - Late Gold Livery

 

1461 - "Centennial"

1980's - 1990's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1461 "Centennial" - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1461 "Centennial" - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC 1461 "Centennial" - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1461 "Centennial" - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Gold Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

QR - Late Blue Livery

 

1488

1970's - 1990's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1488 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1488 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC 1488 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1488- HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

1497

1980's - 1990's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1497 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1497 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC 1497 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1497- HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

1501 - Dynamic Brake

1970's - 1990's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1501 Dynamic Brake - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1501 Dynamic Brake - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC 1501 Dynamic Brake - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1501 Dynamic Brake - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

Tasrail

 

QR2056

2000's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC QR2056 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  Tasrail Livery - 2000's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound QR2056 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  Tasrail Livery - 2000's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    
       
HO - DC QR2056 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  Tasrail Livery - 2000's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound QR2056 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  Tasrail Livery - 2000's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

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Prototype Overview

 

Following the successful introduction the ten 1450 Class locomotives during 1957 and 1958, Queensland Railways awarded Clyde Engineering Co. a contract for 12 improved 1450 Class locomotives in September 1963. The new locomotives were to retain the Co-Co bogie arrangement and the 12 cylinder 1425 horsepower EMD 567C power unit from the 1450 Class. Other new features included a new and improved generator, dual control stands, improved control equipment, and multiple unit connections. Clyde also adopted a more rounded and more aesthetically pleasing body styling in a departure from the chunky and angular body shape of the American GM-EMD G-12 Model design from which the 1450 Class was derived. The new body style featured a curved cab roof which offered better headroom for the crew.

The new locomotives were to become the 1460 Class, and all were built at the Salisbury (Brisbane) plant of Comeng. Class Leader 1460 entered service on 20 April 1964, by which time a second contract for a further six units (1472-1477) had been awarded to Clyde. A further contract was let in December 1965 for a further 24 units which brought the total number of 1460 Class locomotives to 42. Running numbers of the 1460 Class were 1460-1501. All were delivered and in service with QR by August 1966, and at the time formed the largest individual class of diesel electric locomotives then in service with QR.

The last pair in the first contract (1470-1471), and the last four of the class to be produced (1498-1501) were fitted with dynamic brake. These six locomotives could easily be distinguished by their prominent "elephant ears" that protruded from the sides of the short hood. This was the first use of this technology by QR, and 1470 became the first QR locomotive to enter service with dynamic brake equipment.

Queensland Railways celebrated its centenary in 1965, and two locomotives were selected to be named and receive a special gold paint scheme to mark the milestone. One locomotive each from the two major manufacturers of the time were selected. Clyde's 1461 which had been delivered in May 1964 in the standard QR blue/grey scheme was named "Centennial" and repainted in the special gold scheme. The English Electric locomotive chosen to receive the special gold paint scheme was 1270 Class locomotive number 1281 named "Century", which was delivered new from the factory in 1965 wearing this scheme. 1461 retained the gold paint scheme for the rest of its career with QR (as did 1281), and was affectionately nicknamed "The Golden Holden" due to its GM-EMD model lineage. It has been reported that Class Leader 1460 was originally selected for the repaint, but was involved in an accident which resulted in damage to its short hood, and was unavailable for the centenary celebrations. On 31 July 1965 dynamic brake equipped 1470 and 1471 were at the head of the official air-conditioned train into "Bigge's Camp" (Grandchester) as part of QR centenary celebrations. This occasion marked the first time multiple unit 90 ton locos had been used on a passenger train in Queensland.

In service the 1460 Class could be found working the entire QR main line system, with tasks ranging from express passenger trains, to general freight traffic. They were also regularly used on Brisbane suburban trains, where it was common to find them running long hood leading. The 1460 Class locomotives were a firm favorite with their crews during their service with QR.

Following the electrification of the North Coast Line to Rockhampton, the 1460 Class began to be phased out and placed into storage during 1989. Twenty two of the class were withdrawn on 18 June 1990, and by early 1997 only six remained in traffic. All were withdrawn by March 1997. Individually, many of the 1460 Class traveled more than 3 million kilometers on Queensland rails. When retired on 20 October 1995, 1461 had traveled 3,377,480 kilometers after 31 years of service to QR. 1461 was retained by QR as a heritage loco and exists today in storage at Ipswich workshops.

Following withdrawal of the class from QR service, many were sold to overseas interests. In September 1990, 1484 and 1494 were sold to South African Steel for use in Pretoria, but most of the class were sold to New Zealand Railways (Tranz Rail) commencing in 1995. Tranz Rail were to receive 21 of the class, and 18 were overhauled at Hutt Workshops to become the DQ and QR Class. The DQ class was a rebuild of former Queensland 1460 and 1502 Class which included a new cab design featuring a low nose and equipped with dynamic brakes, as well as a rebuilt engine with a computerized control system. Most of the former 1460 Class locos were rebuilt to the DQ Class standard. The 6 locos selected to become the QR class received only minor modifications and auto-transition couplers before entering service. In Tranz Rail service, the QR Class were used as trailing locomotives as they were not fitted with the safety equipment required to lead trains. As part of the overhaul, all DQ and QR Class were repainted in the Cato Blue Tranz Rail livery of the time. The QR Class was to remain in New Zealand service until July 1999, and the DQ Class until March 2013.

In 1998, 12 DQ Class and 3 QR Class locomotives were shipped from New Zealand to Tasmania for operations with Tasrail. This was brought about by a shortage of locomotives in Tasmania due to the planned retirement of Tasrail's English Electric fleet. The three QR Class locomotives numbered QR2056, QR2062, and QR2102, were originally on a one year lease, but were eventually purchased outright by Tasrail. As had been the case in New Zealand, the QR Class was used primarily as trailing locos, but were occasional used as driving units for yard shunting. All three QR Class locos arrived in Tasmania in the livery they had worn in New Zealand, complete with Tranz Rail logo. The paint scheme was modified before they entered traffic in Tasmania with "Tranz Rail" changed to "Tasrail". Initially the three locos seen only occasional use and were placed into storage not long after arriving in Tasmania. They were eventually reactivated and returned to service. QR2102 was the first to be withdrawn in July 2002 following a major engine failure, and QR2056 was withdrawn in August 2005. The last to operate in Tasrail service was QR2062 which was retired in November 2009. Following their withdrawls, all three were stored at East Tamar Workshops until June 2012, when they were transported to Bell Bay and scrapped.

As of early 2021, several of the DQ Class remained operational with Tasrail.


Above - 1494 Albion 1966

Above - 1499 Sunlander Rockhampton 15-09-1967

Above - 1464 Mayne Loco 08-09-1982

Above - 1464 Roma Street 08-09-1982

Above - 1471 Roma Street 08-09-1982

Above - 1473 Sarina Late 1980's

Above - 1476 South Brisbane 16-12-1981

Above - 1487 Mount Larcom 27-08-1986

Above - 1488 Redbank 09-09-1982

Above - 1495 Mayne Loco 08-09-1982


 

ABN 75 616 140 740

Prices & specifications subject to change without notice.