Builder's Plate - Wagon

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A rectangular shaped metal plate with four corner holes. The plate is coloured blue with raw steel edges.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
Measurements
H127 x W225 x D1mm
Media/Materials description
Aluminium (Metals - Non-Ferrous) Paint (Surface Treatments)
Signature/Marks
MANUFACTURED BY \ VICKERS AUSTRALIA LTD. \ INCORPORATED IN A.C.T. \ VICKERS RUWOLT \ SCOTTS OF IPSWICH DIVISION \ 335 BRISBANE ST. WEST IPSWICH \ ENGINEERS BOILERMAKERS FOUNDERS \ WAGON No. \ DATE
History and use
Vickers Ruwolt (Scotts of Ipswich) were a major supplier of wagons to Queensland Railways during the the 1970s and 1980s. The firm supplied PYC Class sugar bins, steel bulk wagons, GN nickel, KSAT cattle, KL cattle, QFC platform, PYC container, QFX, QFC, ORO, TLVS, and FJS wagons.

Scotts of Ipswich was founded in 1910 by Alexander McConechy Scott who built a foundry on Wharf St, Ipswich. The firm was sold to Queensland Industries and was later purchased by Hadfields Steelworks, a subsidiary of AE Goodwin in 1959.

Scotts most successful era was during the 1960s when the firm expanded to two sites in Ipswich, the original Wharf St site and a larger site in West Ipswich. One of the firm's specialties was fabricating steel railway wagons. Scotts built CO, KSA, QLX, HSA, HWA and HSA wagons for Queensland Railways during the 1960s and early 1970s. The firm was sold to Vickers Ruwolt in 1973.

After the 1974 floods, Scotts left the Wharf St site and opened a new workshop in Karrabin. The West Ipswich site was closed down in 1986 with production moved to the newer site. During this time the name Scotts was no longer used and the firm was renamed ANI-Ruwolt. The Karrabin site is now owned by Bradken.
Registration number
R6849

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