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EUREKA MODELS ACS 922 COMPOSITE SLEEPING CAR INDIAN RED
 
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Ten MAL sleeping cars were converted from MFX sitting cars in 1954 for use on the Brisbane Limited Express. They were unique in having only a single door at one end of each side, and in having longitudinal, rather than transverse berths. They had no crown lights and featured a double letter board. Eureka is modelling 614, 916 and 2109, which had four-truss under-frames. ACS922 and 925 were two of ten composite sleeping cars converted from sitting cars in 1958-1960, and had four-truss under-frames. They were a complete train in one car, with first, second and sleeping accommodation, each section accessed by its own doors. They had no crown lights, and featured the double letter board. Dining cars AB91-92 had a long and involved history, being originally converted from MCX2110 and 2111 in 1934. During World War II they were converted to RMB buffet cars, before being restored as dining cars and assigned to ambulance trains. In 1948 they again became buffet cars, coded RFM this time, In 1963 they were again converted to dining cars for use on relief daylight expresses. In 1969 they were wired for inclusion within air-conditioned RUB sets, Eureka?s model will represent the cars during the 1963-1972 period, without crown lights, with double letter board and before the kitchen window modifications of 1972. Eureka?s models will be liveried in 1960s-70s Indian red with two buff lines, the only livery carried by most of these cars in the form in which they are being modelled. (See the Eureka web site for
 
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