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Ron Fox

(Australia)

Ron Fox in Australia made various tinplate, fibreglass and resin bodied British outline locos in 3 rail coarse scale 0 gauge, including A4s, Coronations and the Merchant Navy illustrated below.


Ron Fox Merchant Navy loco and tender

Ron Fox Merchant Navy loco and tender

Ron Fox Merchant Navy loco and tender

Ron Fox Merchant Navy loco and tender

Ron Fox Merchant Navy loco and tender

The following items are also attributed to 'Fox Australia, including 'Fox Trains' and 'Fox Model Railways. There is also a 2-rail 0 gauge layouts shown on Youtube (link below). Are these layouts and the models below all the work of the same Ron Fox?

Newcastle by Ron Fox

There is also reference to East Maitland layout by Ron Fox, and refernces to a Ron Fox kit which became part of the 0-Aust range, probably 40 years ago.


Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style. Fox Model Railways on box lid

Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style. Fox stamped underneath

Another Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

A third Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

A third Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

A third Ron Fox LMS bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style. Note the Hornby couplings, and Fox transfer (?)

Ron Fox Pullman bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

Ron Fox Pullman bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

Ron Fox Pullman bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

A second Ron Fox Pullman bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

A second Ron Fox Pullman bogie coach, in the Hornby No. 2 style

A second Ron Fox Pullman bogie coach, stamped No 2 Fox, and Fox Made in Australia transfer/decal

Fox Models NSW coaches, aluminium sides, timber roof and frame,
poly resin cast ends and bogies, finescale wheels, Kadee couplings

Fox Models NSW coaches, aluminium sides, timber roof and frame,
poly resin cast ends and bogies, finescale wheels, Kadee couplings

O Gauge (7mm scale) 3-rail DC, NSWGR 36 class by Fox Models
Assembled from a small run of fibre-glass kits made in the late 1980s
The wheels are: Fleet drivers; front bogie wheels Fleet bakelite; tender wheels are turned aluminium. It is fitted for 3-rail running on Peco O gauge track and is powered by a large DC motor with flywheel in the tender which power the drivers via a flexible drive shaft and the centre drivers are fitted with traction tyres for added extra grunt! It has a dummy knuckle coupler on the tender.

O Gauge NSWGR 36 class by Fox Models
With thanks to Trains, Planes & Automobiles, Sydney, Australia

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My thanks to Geoff Taylor in Australia who kindly provided these photos of models from his personal collection :


Ron Fox New South Wales Government Railways 13 class 4-4-2 tank loco, fibreglass body, a Beyer-Peacock design for the NSWGR based on the London Metropolitan Railway locos. Built in the 1890s and lasted to the 1950s.

Ron Fox New South Wales Government Railways 25 class 2-6-0 tender loco, fibreglass body, fitted with Atlas 2 rail powered chassis below the tender.

Ron Fox New South Wales Government Railways 30 class 4-6-4 tank loco, for suburban passenger services

Ron Fox New South Wales Government Railways 32 class 4-6-0 tender loco, in kit form

Ron Fox New South Wales Government Railways 50 class 2-8-0 goods (freight) loco and tender

Ron Fox Victorian Railways S class diesel loco, with fibreglass body

Ron Fox 8 wheeled Great Western Railway non corridor clerestory passenger coach

Ron Fox 8 wheeled Great Western Railway non corridor cleresory passenger coach
These coaches were supplied unpainted, for the purchaser to finish in livery of choice

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