Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Aucision's release of the AHGX grain hopper
At the Caulfield exhibition on Melbourne, Aucision released the AN AHGX.
This model has opened up a number of potential modeling locations in Grain growing locations across SA, and across the boarder in Victoria.
The AHGX was a true all rounder, operating on Broad, Standard and Narrow gauge. (Port Lincoln division)
I know what you are thinking, what use is a AHGX when I am modeling Alice Springs? however, the Recorder published a photo of a AHGX in AN livery in Alice Springs. I seems that the service is not dead in AN times, and the AHGX was used to deliver feed grain, complete with auger positioned for delivery.
The AHGX would be a great addition to any future triple gauge layout.
The model itself is a very good rendition of the prototype, separate roof walks, good end detail.
The model represents the mid AN era with a solid AN symbol, later versions have a AN symbol in stencil form.
Lots of good weathering to accomplish with this model.
Norm Bray has some good shots of AHGX on his website.
Aucisions link for the AHGX