Queensland Railways

1620 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive

1:87 HOn3½ & HO Scale

Expected Availability - 2023

 

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

of the 1620 Class DEL model in conjunction with SDS Models

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

* Equipped with genuine Kadee® scale knuckle couplers

* Interchangeable coupler pocket for correct HOn & HO scale heights

* All wheel drive and electrical pickup

* LED head lights

* 18" Recommended minimum radius

* All models come standard with an MTC 21 pin motherboard

* Exclusive sound by DCCSound


 

QR - Early Blue Livery

 

1620

1960's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1620 - 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 1620 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1620 - 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 1620 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1633

1960's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1633 - 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 1633 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1633 - 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 1633 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1645

1960's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1645 - 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 1645 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1645 - 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 1645 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 1960's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 


 

QR - Late Blue Livery

 

1624

1970's - 1980's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1624 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1624 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1624 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1624 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1631

1970's - 1980's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1631 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1631 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1631 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1631 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1639

1970's - 1980's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1639 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1639 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1639 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1639 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1647

1970's - 1980's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1647 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1647 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1647 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1647 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

*** Exclusive Running Number - Available Only From CGL Models ***

 

1651

1970's - 1980's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1651 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1651 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1651 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1651 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1970's - 1980's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1628

1980's - 1990's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1628 - 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 1628 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1628 - 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 1628 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

1635

1980's - 1990's

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1635 - 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 1635 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1635 - 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 1635 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Late Scheme - 1980's - 1990's  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

QR Heritage

 

1620

2008 Onwards

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1620 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 2008 Onwards  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1620 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 2008 Onwards
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1620 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 2008 Onwards  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1620 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  QR Blue Livery - Early Scheme - 2008 Onwards  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

Mary Valley Heritage Railway

 

1632

1996 - 2016

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1632 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  MVHR Blue Livery - 1996 - 2016  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1632 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  MVHR Blue Livery - 1996 - 2016
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1632 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  MVHR Blue Livery - 1996 - 2016  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1632 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  MVHR Blue Livery - 1996 - 2016  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

Rattler Railway Company

 

1632

2016 Onwards

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC 1632 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  RRC Blue Livery - 2016 Onwards  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound 1632 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  RRC Blue Livery - 2016 Onwards
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC 1632 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  RRC Blue Livery - 2016 Onwards  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound 1632 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  RRC Blue Livery - 2016 Onwards  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

DMIA (Malaysia)

 

DMIA 8007

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC DMIA 8007 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Red Livery  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound DMIA 8007 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Red Livery
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC DMIA 8007 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Red Livery  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound DMIA 8007 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Red Livery  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

DMIA (Malaysia)

 

DMIA 8008

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC DMIA 8008 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Yellow Livery  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound DMIA 8008 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Yellow Livery
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC DMIA 8008 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Yellow Livery  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound DMIA 8008 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  DMIA Yellow Livery  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

EMRAIL (Malaysia)

 

RE 7001

 
 

 

HOn3½ - DC RE 7001 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  EMRAIL Blue Livery  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HOn3½ - DCC+Sound RE 7001 - HOn3½ (12mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  EMRAIL Blue Livery
$415.00
  DCC with Sound  
       
HO - DC RE 7001 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$335.00
Pre-Order Now
  EMRAIL Blue Livery  
$285.00
  DC - Model is DCC Ready  
       
HO - DCC+Sound RE 7001 - HO (16.5mm Gauge)
$465.00
Pre-Order Now
  EMRAIL Blue Livery  
$415.00
  DCC with Sound    

 

Order Form

 

 
 

 

Order Form


 

 

Prototype Overview

 

In the early 1960's Queensland Railways placed orders for 18 lightweight 62.5 ton diesel locomotives with English Electric for use on the lightly constructed branch lines west of Alpha on the Central Line and west of Roma on the Western Line These locomotives known as the 1600 Class featured a end-cab design and the first were delivered to QR in December 1962.

Around the time the 1600 Class were being built at the Rocklea plant, a new improved design was under development for New Zealand Railways. The design featured an American style high front hood and would later be known in New Zealand as the DI Class.

Queensland Railways viewed the New Zealand order with interest and were impressed by the characteristics of the design. QR was seeking to further dieselise its branch lines and contracts were soon placed with English Electric for locomotives that would be based on the features of the New Zealand Railways DI Class. The new locomotives would become the 1620 Class and a total of 34 units contracted over 3 batches would be built for QR. Class-leader 1620 was delivered to QR on 4th January 1967, and the last unit built (1653) entered service on 5th May 1969.

The 1620 Class was powered by an 862 hp 6-cylinder EE 6CSRKT engine which through improvements to air and fuel intake was able to produce an extra 30 hp compared to the earlier 1600 Class. Other improvements over the 1600 Class were low weight transfer bogies and automatic couplers. Like the 1600, the 1620 Class weighed in at 62.5 tons.

The first nine 1620's to be delivered were sent to the Northern Division and based at Cairns and Townsville where they displaced the 1170 Class on branch line duties.. The Cairns based 1620's began working trains between Cairns and Mareeba, as well as the branches of the Atherton Tablelands. Kuranda tourist trains were exclusively hauled by 1620's up until the early 1990's.

In the Central Division the 1620's were largely based in Rockhampton, and during the sugar season in Mackay. They often worked the "Midlander" between Emerald and Winton, typically in multiple with a 1600 Class leading on the Drummond Range section as far as Alpha. The 1600s and 1620s worked all of the Central Division branches, occasionally in multiple on cattle and grain specials.

For the majority their career with QR, the 1620 Class saw very little use in the Southern Division, although 1645 had been used for several years in the mid-1970s on trains on Brisbane's southside. In the later years of their service 1620-1623 subsequently appeared on almost all of the Southern Division branches.

By the early 1990's most of the remaining branch lines in the Northern Division were closed, and those in the Central Division were upgraded to accommodate 90 ton diesels. The remaining 1620s were then sent to Mayne, where they joined 1620-1623 on Southern Division branches and local goods trains. The reduced need for 60-ton class locomotives and coupled with a decision by QR to withdraw all English Electric locomotive types from its fleet, resulted in retirement of the 1620 class by late December 1995.

After retirement from QR service, several were sold to a private operator for service in the Philippines and Malaysia. Many of the class have been scrapped, however six have been preserved. In 1996 Mary Valley Heritage Railway at Gympie purchased 1632, 1639 and 1649. 1632 was restored to operational standard, and remains operational at Gympie with Rattler Railway Company. In 2008, Queensland Rail restored class-leader 1620 to working order for use in heritage operations and now wears its original 1967 paint scheme. During 2021, 1620 was placed into storage at Ipswich due to the deterioration of the electrical wiring. 1650 and 1651 also remain stored at Ipswich.


Above - 1628 Heliden1968 - Photo Courtesy of Robert Bushby

Above 1632 Cairns August 1988

Avove - 1645 Gladstone 17-12-1981

Above - 1648 Sarina Late 1980's


 

ABN 75 616 140 740

Prices & specifications subject to change without notice.