Auscision Models Blog

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update 1/8 - Walkers posted today, & various hoppers expected next week.

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  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Well to be more precise, pictures of boxes said to contain Walker rail motors have appeared on Facebook.

Iain
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Well to be more precise, pictures of boxes said to contain Walker rail motors have appeared on Facebook.

Iain
Iain

Refresh your browser, there is a blog update dated 1/8.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Refresh your browser, there is a blog update dated 1/8.
Poath Junction
Check Facebook for pictures of the boxes Poath!
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

Anyone else having trouble viewing pics of the GHAN AN every time I open up the 10 pics it opens up "meet mature................... " and if you try and quit out of the side box it closes the GHAN pis as well .I wouldn't mind seeing the AN im about to get.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The AN album working fine for me. Try this direct link, no need to be logged into facebook for it to work, and try a different browser if it still misbehaves.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.613495288684413.1073741830.136260326407914&type=3
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Lets play spotto for another new product from Auscision. http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/products_page.htm ("railer", under accessories & parts)
Poath Junction

What no mention of Auscision gazumping PECO in this instance?! oh the humanity.

Any thoughts as to whether this forthcoming product will be AMRA spec. compliant? Laughing

Regards,

Catchpoint
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
What no mention of Auscision gazumping PECO in this instance?! oh the humanity.

Any thoughts as to whether this forthcoming product will be AMRA spec. compliant? Laughing

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint
Perhaps one of these would be useful to continue stirring:



Laughing

Wolfpac
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update about AN's, facebook updated  advising RH/GY & J hoppers have hit the shores.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
From facebook we learn some packs of the J hoppers have sold out and "We also have limited stocks of 5 different unannounced hoppers that will be available this weekend for the first time. ". (This weekend being Newcastle exhibition).
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
The GH's have definitely arrived.

Iain
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
The GH's have definitely arrived.

Iain
"Iain"
Ah, so it would seem that Ausicion's master kit builders did not go to the trouble of making any of the more 'interesting' variations of the class, opting instead for the regular run of the mill edition provided for in the kit... Forget the wagons with the cut out ends and VHGY style braking, they didn't even bother to go to the effort to source a double chute type. Something else I don't have to buy RTR because I have more interesting examples from the kits.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Blog update about AN's, facebook updated  advising RH/GY & J hoppers have hit the shores.
Poath Junction

Just need a couple for my East Coast superfreighties (ANs that is Wink
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I suppose it is up to you Aaron what you buy, but I imagine that Auscision went for what would sell and be profitable leaving the obscure versions to the kitbashers and scratchbuilders. It seems to me that with 800 in the class and most wheat trains having about 20 GH's in them there is amble room for the VR modeller to have both.

Iain
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
5 different single wagon packs of odd paint schemes on the lidless VR bogie hoppers available at the Our Town Show.
  wat700 Junior Train Controller

Location: Richmond, NSW
For those contemplating buying VHW-7 - VHCX Hopper in Vline Red just beware they may have the wrong coding (VHDY) applied to the wagons.

I was searching for the aforementioned pack at the Our Town exhibition today when I discovered the above. I told the blokes at the Auscision stand who said it must have been a factory error they had not picked up. Unsure if all packs are effected or just those I saw today (all the VHW-7 on the stand).

Other than that though I must say the wagons of all versions looked great.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
I suppose it is up to you Aaron what you buy, but I imagine that Auscision went for what would sell and be profitable leaving the obscure versions to the kitbashers and scratchbuilders. It seems to me that with 800 in the class and most wheat trains having about 20 GH's in them there is amble room for the VR modeller to have both.

Iain
Iain
95:5 rule.

By the way, with prices set to rise (substantially?) how much more would you be prepared to pay. 10% 25% more ?
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I suppose it is up to you Aaron what you buy, but I imagine that Auscision went for what would sell and be profitable leaving the obscure versions to the kitbashers and scratchbuilders. It seems to me that with 800 in the class and most wheat trains having about 20 GH's in them there is amble room for the VR modeller to have both.

Iain
"Iain"
I think you will find they went with what was available to them. Wink
  t_woodroffe Assistant Commissioner

Auscision indeed "went with what was available to them" including, inter alia, the following VR drawings:

GY 1, GY 1A             General Arrangement
GY 3.300-.352          Underframe and Details
GY 11.300-.324        Body Details
GY 41.1                  Axleboxes
GH 4A                    Brake Arrangement
GH 10                    Body Arrangement
GH 10A, 10B            Roof Arrangement
GH 12.10-.14           Hatch Lid Assembly
VHGY 11.74 -.83      Hatch Assembly
JAX 12.26               Hatch Details

Review of the build batches, differences between workshops builds, the most common details and most common build configuration resulted in the choice of the GH "batches" to be represented by mass production RTR. The versions with side and end cut-aways were considered but the extra die cost against the relatively small prototype quantities factored against choice of these versions.

TW
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I suppose after all they are mass production items.

The challange as with all these RTR items is how to give them personality which in my case means weathering.

Iain
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
For those contemplating buying VHW-7 - VHCX Hopper in Vline Red just beware they may have the wrong coding (VHDY) applied to the wagons.

I was searching for the aforementioned pack at the Our Town exhibition today when I discovered the above. I told the blokes at the Auscision stand who said it must have been a factory error they had not picked up. Unsure if all packs are effected or just those I saw today (all the VHW-7 on the stand).

Other than that though I must say the wagons of all versions looked great.
wat700

Interesting you mention this. I'd been comtemplating these hoppers for some time, and prior to that had kit built quite a few of them. I'd held off finishing the kits cos i was waiting to see which ones i'd look at buying from Auscision to fit in with what I'm building. I'd done a fairly substantial amount of research on numbers and variants from books and photo websites etc. One of the things i picked up on with the Auscision proposed numbers was the difference you highlighted with pack VHW-7. Incidentally, the error you mention has been like that with their photo of it on the products page for as long as i can remember. They were told about it, and by more people than just myself, thats for sure.
Perhaps too late to have done anything about it, since the model was announced at short notice, and they must've been a fairly close to releasing it???

Regards
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update 20/8.
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Those Ghan An's are going quick - no surprise.

Wonder if those Bicentennial 86's will do the same next year?
  H222 Beginner

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Found this today, not sure if it's a hoax or not

  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Found this today, not sure if it's a hoax or not

H222
It doesn't look right?? Definitely like no other brochure I have seen from them.Cheers
Rod

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