On the up side, it looks like the first time an Austrains model will have correct looking bogie frames!
In my opinion, these won't be the JT26-2SS models to show his old foe at powerline just how it's done after all. Perhaps technically better but not a big leap over it as promised.
John Eassie was a part owner of Powerline and was involved in the design of the Powerline 81 and G classes.
They were an improvement on the 48 class John had made in the Trax range which was itself later improved substantially by Powerline.