AC New York Central and Victorian Railways

AC New York Central 4.8.4 and Victorian Railways 4.6.2

 

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Number AC (AC  I)
note: the wrapper shows the number AC, while some catalogues call this model AC I
Name New York Central 4.8.4 and Victorian Railways (Australia) 4.6.2
First year published 1948
Publisher Micromodels
Number of cards 6
Size of cards 9 x 13 cm
Scale 1 : 200
Description First isssued in 1948 at 1/6d.
There is also a version at 1/8d with a price sticker over the original price. This is done by Broadway Approvals in 1958.
Never catalogued as out of print.
Survived right through to Broadway Approvals in the 1958 color catalogue “Micromodel Kits“, although no significant stocks passed on to the Watford Model Supply Co. in 1971.

Autocraft has reïssued the model. Micromodels London has designed a wrapper, and has the intention to publish the model in the near future.

It was this set that was used in all the Micromodels advertising of the early period.
The Australian loco is named “Edward Henty”.

Justin Olson, who has built this set, has some remarks about the models:

“  The Edward Henty was one of relatively few foreign locomotives produced by Micromodels. As with the other Micromodels streamlined locomotives, it benefits to shape and curve the paneling before fitting onto the model chassis. The “Edward Henty” was a Victorian Railways S class locomotive which usually headed their premiere Spirit Of Progress express train. Despite their considerate popularity none have survived in preservation.


The New York Central locomotive is an S-1B “Niagara” class, all of which were very strong but short lived locomotives. Its mammoth size was actually typical of many American locomotives from the 1940s period.