I`m curious.
Back in the 60`s I lived in Melbourne,worked as an airline pilot and was no less interested in railways than I am now.
  I found a way to infiltrate the premises of Newport Workshops and spent many fascinating hours wandering around,looking as though I worked there and never was caught!!    One day ,in one of the big erecting halls I discovered a large model of a C class steam loco--3 or 4 feet high & 12-15 feet long.Made from wood with provision for a small person to be inside operating a mechanism which caused the wheels/rods etc to rotate.    I think it was C1,it was fairly old but nice.It was a very good model.
I have a photo of what I think is it being hauled through the middle of Ballarat on a big horse drawn waggon in a procession.
  Can anyone shed any light on this fascinating mystery? 
Never heard of it before, sorry.
The VR (and MMTB for that matter) took great pride in building large scale models, I believe many of them were built by apprentices. I'll ask around and see if I can find out any more about it for you.
"How long will the next train be? Six cars would be my guess."
There use to be a big B class (or was it an S) at the old Spencer Street station near where the baggage area was.

I vaguely recall there being big locos displayed at the VR shop at the Melb Show each year (that would have been the late 60's early 70's). I think they had some big scaled steam locos as well.
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That was a B Class. As a kid I was mesmerised by that model.
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Think it was displayed in Ballarat for yonks; I remember it as a kid as well in the main hall at Ballarat station?
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I just remembered something. Down at the Newport Workshops they have a model there too. It is encased in glass, but sitting in the middle of effective nowhere. You can see it from the Railway Museum, but not up close. Next time I am in uniform and have camera, I will have to go there and get a photo or two I think.
&quot;How long will the next train be? Six cars would be my guess.&quot;
Thanks T.Any idea of what clas of steam/diesel loco it is?
I think it is a Bulldog of some description.
&quot;How long will the next train be? Six cars would be my guess.&quot;
That one's a B class. Looks quite nice, but it's not near much. Near where that Tangara used to be stored.

Is possible to get a shot through the fence from within the Rusty Trains Museum (ARHS Museum).

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