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The shop is closing down. Sunday the 18th of June 2017 is our last day for trading. After that we will still be supporting some exhibitions and conventions and working from home. So the best way to contact us after the 18th June is on the email address We have stopped ordering so if you have had someting on order and it hasn't come in by now, then it is not coming. As product runs out it will be discontinued.

We will continue most of the Strath Hobbies range and Rocky River range after the 18th June but from now all normal discounts have finished.

Sn3.5 Scale News:

Strath Hobbies now have six Sn3.5 loco kits, two railcar kits and a railcar trailer kit and over twenty wagon kits available, most in stock. These are 1:64 (S) scale and because they are narrow gauge they run on normal HO/OO track.

The Sn3.5 NJ diesel loco kit has been released. It comes with decals for both CR and ANR, detail items and a mechanism and will sell for $349.00. The mechanism in these kits is a North Yard mech.  Body only kits (with details but no mech) are also available for $150.00.

The most recent wagon addition is the RB/RBn broad gauge insulated van which was boggie exchanged onto the narrow gauge. The RB/RBn kit comes with 40 Ton bogies and sells for $65.00. For motive power, the DA/T/900 diesel kit has just been released. The Sn3.5 kit comes with basic castings and 3D prints as you need a Strath Hobbies 830 Sn3.5 kit to actually make the DA. You also need a bit of modelling craft as the DA kit needs to be spliced into the 830 kit to actually make the DA (It is a first version DA). Decal sets for the AN and the ARG/GWA versions of the DA/T/900 have also been released.

As well as the completed kits, which all come with bogies, decals and detail items (everything except paint, glue and couplers), there are also several other kits in development which we should see soon, which include:

  • SAR Long Tom brake van
  • A range (at least 6) of coaches

As well as the kits we have developed a range of bogies in Sn3.5 which include fox (for the brake vans and horse box), bar frame (for some of the freight rolling stock) and both arch bar bogies with round and square axleboxes for rolling stock running in the later periods. These are available with spoke or disc wheels. Forty ton modern bogies have also been development. There is also a growing range of decals, which include versions of the 830's in SAR Mustard Pot, ANR green and gold, and Silverton red/white colours.

HO Scale News:

Future Arrivals:

Currently in development is the SAR  narrow gauge version of the 75 class railcar, which should be released soon. Both a narrow gauge maximum capacity railcar and car 100 will be released.These are currently undergoing test builds and should not be far away.

Recent Arrivals:

We have just released the SAR/ANR SLX/ALHX(Y) kit in HO. This is now in stock. Price is $49.00

We have also just released our new Red Hen/700 class bogie kit with a 3D printed bogie which make the assembly of these bogie kits a simple task. The 500/600 class bogie will follow very shortly. Both of these bogie kits are $19.95 for a pair.

The CR NJ loco kit has just been released. These are being released as body only kits (with details items such as decals, grills and sideframes) although we hope in the near future to also have a small number of HO and HOn3.5 mechanisms available from North Yard. The NJ loco kit will sell for $125.00 and the NJ loco mechs will sell for $210.00. Both the HO and HOn3.5 are now available.

We have just received the samples of the Victorian three cell concrete silo kit and the four cell silo kit. Stocks have also arrived. These are typical of the silos seen in the mallee on the road between Pineroo and Owyen and down the Dukes highway. The three cell silo kit sells for $89.95, and the four cell silo sells for $109.95.