F211 - The only loco to have worn the V/Line colours in the class.

Diesel Electric Locomotives

F Class

The F class was a Victorian Railways small 0-6-0 shunting unit, built by the English Electric Company and commissioned into service in 1951. Originally, ten locomotives were ordered and operated by the Victorian Railways, with a further six purchased and operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria.

The locomotives weighed 51 tons and produced 349 hp. They have appeared in a vast number of liveries, including black, VR red and yellow, VR blue and gold and V/Line tangerine and grey.

The locomotives are similar to the British Rail Class 11.


This locomotive is a kitbash from a ROCO NS500/600 locomotive (another export loco of English Electric).

Modifications follow along the lines of the article in the June issue of the Australian Model Railway Magazine.

A lot of additional detail has been removed, such as the very large Dutch lamps, hood-top lamps and some handrail detail, while new lamps, side plates and pilots have been fashioned either from scratch or with the help of a small brass etch detailing kit available from Broad Gauge Models.

The model was then painted in the V/Line colours available from SEM and the appropriate decals applied.

A ready-to-run model is also available from Trainbuilder.