Infront models two new kits

 
  645edude Train Controller

Location: In my own little 1/87 world
Hi All
Just noticed Infront models has updated there website with info on two new kits to
be available soon(ish)
NSWR 18ft four wheel sleep wagon and the 1976 McWilliams wines 46000 litre rail tank car

http://www.infrontmodels.com.au/


That tanker looks really nice and i did not realise it ran so late very interesting.
Mathew Hughes

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  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
You have to wonder about a wine company that transported its goods in a 46 thousand litre rail tanker Rolling Eyes

I wonder whether all 46 thousand litres always made it from one place to another......
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Hi All
Just noticed Infront models has updated there website with info on two new kits to
be available soon(ish)
NSWR 18ft four wheel sleep wagon and the 1976 McWilliams wines 46000 litre rail tank car

http://www.infrontmodels.com.au/


That tanker looks really nice and i did not realise it ran so late very interesting.
Mathew Hughes
645edude
Hello alco bloke,

How many berths does the sleep wagon have?

Happy dreaming,

John
  645edude Train Controller

Location: In my own little 1/87 world
Hello alco bloke,

How many berths does the sleep wagon have?

Happy dreaming,

John
c3526blue
Sorry i got excited over the tanker lol
Very well spotted  
Mathew Hughes
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Does anyone know much about these sleep(er) wagons?  On the In Front Models site it says they were converted mid-60s.  Does someone know if they would have been in use by 1965?  How would they run?  A few together as a block in a normal goods train or as single wagons?

A bit expensive at $45 each, but I am tempted.  Nice looking model.

Best regards,
John
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Hi All
Just noticed Infront models has updated there website with info on two new kits to
be available soon(ish)
NSWR 18ft four wheel sleep wagon and the 1976 McWilliams wines 46000 litre rail tank car

http//www.infrontmodels.com.au/


That tanker looks really nice and i did not realise it ran so late very interesting.
Mathew Hughes
"645edude"



These Tanker wagons still exist at the McWilliams winery at Yenda near Griffith.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
It is interesting as the InFront web site said that McWilliams owned three of these tank wagons and all 3 were written off in an accident. Yet Google Earth appears to show 5 tank wagons visible inside the plant.
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Yes, there are RTC stored there, just not the three that were written off as stated on infronts webpage

Regards,

catchpoint
  645edude Train Controller

Location: In my own little 1/87 world
It is interesting as the InFront web site said that McWilliams owned three of these tank wagons and all 3 were written off in an accident. Yet Google Earth appears to show 5 tank wagons visible inside the plant.
TheBlacksmith
I think they had 11 wagons all up with a few different sizes but only 3 of that type open to corrections of course.
Mathew Hughes
  ajbrown Junior Train Controller

I think they had 11 wagons all up with a few different sizes but only 3 of that type open to corrections of course.
Mathew Hughes
645edude
A bit more information and photos on Josh Breveridge's excellent site ......

http://www.nswrollingstock.com/NTFF.htm

Allan Brown
  IFM Beginner

Location: Thornleigh, NSW
Hello all,

Thank you for taking an interest in the latest models currently being developed by InFront Models.

I would like to share a picture to clarify the 3 tanker wagons in question; which where were involved in a derailment in March, 2003.

This was sent to me some time ago and is of someone else's collection. I apologise as I have lost the details of the origin of this picture.

As mentioned in an earlier post, from Google earth you can see 5 tankers in the McWilliams depot at Yenda.
In actual fact, there are 7 tankers currently stored at the depot. I have visited the depot and captured many images of the tankers, here are a few.






As pointed out, J.B NSW Rolling stock site, it has some information there about the McWilliams tanker fleet.
I hope this has cleared up some questions raised by forum members.
Thank you.

Regards,
Aaron Denning
InFront Models
  645edude Train Controller

Location: In my own little 1/87 world

I wonder if they were empty?




  dudley Junior Train Controller

Location: sydney
You have to wonder about a wine company that transported its goods in a 46 thousand litre rail tanker Rolling Eyes

I wonder whether all 46 thousand litres always made it from one place to another......
TheBlacksmith

Most of time it all made it,however there were a few samples taken from time to time. Christmas time was always a very friendly time at McWilliams at Chullora.This is where the tanks were unloaded,20L buckets with the dregs of the unloading pipes in them and small plastic dippers hanging of the side.The words help yourself to a drink son, are still in the back of my mind.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Most of time it all made it,however there were a few samples taken from time to time. Christmas time was always a very friendly time at McWilliams at Chullora.This is where the tanks were unloaded,20L buckets with the dregs of the unloading pipes in them and small plastic dippers hanging of the side.The words help yourself to a drink son, are still in the back of my mind.
dudley

Yep, that's pretty much what I had in mind when I asked the question.....
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Yep, that's pretty much what I had in mind when I asked the question.....
TheBlacksmith
The connoisseurs would not be partaking one would think.  Not quite sipping from an elegant glass when one is swilling the dregs from the unloading lines.
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Does anyone know much about these sleep(er) wagons?  On the In Front Models site it says they were converted mid-60s.  Does someone know if they would have been in use by 1965?  How would they run?  A few together as a block in a normal goods train or as single wagons?

A bit expensive at $45 each, but I am tempted.  Nice looking model.

Best regards,
John
John_Bushell


AMRM June 1995 has an article on 4 wheeled sleeper wagons with some prototype information

Conversion 1968 - 1972 from GSV / S / LV etc.- running until 1978 - 1984 when bogie type sleeper wagons were introduced.

Article shows a prototype photos of a block of seven (7) of the forthcoming infront kit along with additional S trucks painted yellow carrying sleepers also in a train.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Catchpoint
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
AMRM June 1995 has an article on 4 wheeled sleeper wagons with some prototype information

Conversion 1968 - 1972 from GSV / S / LV etc.- running until 1978 - 1984 when bogie type sleeper wagons were introduced.

Article shows a prototype photos of a block of seven (7) of the forthcoming infront kit along with additional S trucks painted yellow carrying sleepers also in a train.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint
Thanks Catchpoint.  Much appreciated.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
The connoisseurs would not be partaking one would think.  Not quite sipping from an elegant glass when one is swilling the dregs from the unloading lines.
John_Bushell

That's what a cut-crystal decanter is for, to hide the origin of the otherwise cheap plonk. Mmmmm, dregs....
  IFM Beginner

Location: Thornleigh, NSW
Hello all,
IFM would like to annouce that unfortunatly the NSW Way & Works Sleeper Wagon kit has now sold out. At this point in time, the kit won't be available until further notice. Also, the ABV, DOT and Amoco kits production will be suspended until further notice once sold out, there is less than 10 of each kit currently available for purchase. All other accessiores in the IFM range will still be available to purchase.

Expressions of interest for the McWilliams Wine RTC kit are still being taken, this kit will be limited to a total of 200 units to be produced. Again, once these are sold out no more kits will be available until further notice. This decision has been made so development can be focused on new kits and accessories for the modeller.

Pre-production sample of a finished kit of the McWilliams Wines RTC

Regards,
Aaron Denning
InFront Models
  tabmow68 Station Master

Location: Brisbane
Aaron,

I bought two ABVs and two Sleeper wagons off of you at Epping and they are a fantastic kit to put together.  Real simple with the only minor issue I found was that the dimples/holes for the "ladder" at the ends of the sleeper wagons did not line up correctly so the steps weren't level or parallel and with slightly uneven spacing.  However, with them being small pieces of wire, I found that a slight bend in them at their edges is not noticeable and does get them at least parallel.

I still need to paint the sleeper loads, decal and weather these wagons but here are some rough pics of where I have got to so far.  Sorry about the quality, poor lighting.

ABVs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98428022@N05/9252640174/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98428022@N05/9252648114/

Sleeper Wagons
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98428022@N05/9249864697/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98428022@N05/9249861191/

Cheers,
Bazza
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
G'day all,

Also bought one of these sleeper wagons at the Epping show and really enjoyed putting it together. I've long wanted to get the level of underframe detail available from the new Austrains (and others) RTR 4-wheelers, but my soldering skills aren't that great. SEM appears to have upgraded their kits to provide a level of detail on par with that of the recent RTR stuff, so it's good to see a NSW kit that is easy to assemble and provides a similar level of detail (albeit using an Austrains underframe).

For anyone else attempting this, there's a really good article in Issue 5 of AJRM that details how to get the mix right to make a wash for the sleeper load. I did two washes over mine, painting everything as per the kit instructions. The photo doesn't do it justice, but the 'freshly cut timber' look is spot on!


Now to get my hands on AMRM June 1995 to get some weathering inspiration.

Cheers,
Ben

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