SDS Models web update

 
  The railway dog Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Didn't some hook gear stock receive Cammell buffers with packing pieces between the vehicle & the buffer to lengthen them? Presumably prior to autos being fitted when the packing would've been removed. AMRM did a piece on NSWGR buffers some time ago.

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  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Didn't some hook gear stock receive Cammell buffers with packing pieces between the vehicle & the buffer to lengthen them? Presumably prior to autos being fitted when the packing would've been removed. AMRM did a piece on NSWGR buffers some time ago.
The railway dog

You have the timeline around the wrong way.

The original short Cammell buffers were present on very early stock. From what I can gather, for some reason they were eventually deemed too short and the packing pieces were added. This was a 19th/very early 20th century phenomena and, except for the odd item of obsolete/W&W stock, packed Cammell buffers had pretty much disappeared from common use by the 1920s.

It is *very* unlikely that any vehicles with 'packed' Cammell buffers would have been converted to autocouplers (I certainly don't know of any).

In the 'modern' (steam) era, Turton buffers were pretty much universal on hook drawgeared goods stock and steam locomotives. 'Cammell' type buffers (whether some of the old buffers were recycled is something I don't know) were pretty much universal on autocoupled stock (where buffers were fitted).
  The railway dog Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Lambing Flat
Thanks for the correction. It's a while since I saw the AMRM article & I should've made the effort to dig it out.
All of which is straying a bit from SDS Models.
  Railwayfan Train Controller

Location: By a Railway
SDS models have updated their page.

http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/bhgx.htm
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
A while back someone pondered if the banner image on the SDS webpage held a hint about an unannounced project. Yep, there's a BHG in workmans cream livery sitting in plain sight Smile
  Thumpa Chief Train Controller

Location: That's on a need to know basis.
A while back someone pondered if the banner image on the SDS webpage held a hint about an unannounced project. Yep, there's a BHG in workmans cream livery sitting in plain sight Smile
"Poath Junction"

Must be working on an 81 class too...
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Must be working on an 81 class too...
Thumpa


Now thats one locomotive I would not complain about being duplicated!!
  ajbrown Junior Train Controller

Must be working on an 81 class too...
Thumpa

And there appears to be a couple of 48 class almost in the picture, too!!

Allan Brown
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
And there appears to be a couple of 48 class almost in the picture, too!!

Allan Brown
ajbrown


Possible '78 two door Corolla as well......

Regards,

Catchpoint
  Thumpa Chief Train Controller

Location: That's on a need to know basis.
Possible '78 two door Corolla as well......

Regards,

Catchpoint
"catchpoint"

Way to go big mouth, now the cats' out of the bag...
  tajamr Chief Train Controller

Location: Putting up with AC4000's crap
TE wagons mustn't be far away, just saw money deduced from my credit card for one pack.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
TE wagons mustn't be far away, just saw money deduced from my credit card for one pack.
tajamr

Just checked my banking on-line too....$307- was debited on 24 January and I didn't even realise it! Must be close now!!

Roachie
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


They're here! pic from the SDS facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SdsModels
  tajamr Chief Train Controller

Location: Putting up with AC4000's crap


They're here! pic from the SDS facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SdsModels
"Poath Junction"


Can't wait , have one pack of the centurion tanks pack paid for.
Need to start saving for the other pack of the centurion tanks.
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
SDS homepage also updated with photos of the TE's on the Waterfall layout:
http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/

And also the TE page:

http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/tec.htm

No info yet on how the mail out is going.

Cheers,
Ben
  tajamr Chief Train Controller

Location: Putting up with AC4000's crap
Anyone received their TE wagons yet?
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Anyone received their TE wagons yet?
tajamr

No...not yet.

But then again, I live over here in south oz, so wouldn't expect them just yet.

Roachie
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
A few webpage updates in recent days, including some real prototype gems in the 'heavy load' gallery - wouldn't it be great if more of these types of wagons are released in model form.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Perhaps slightly OT, but does anyone know what class are the 4 wagons used as spacers in the special consist on this page-  http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/teres.htm  that are incorrectly stated to be TEs?
  tajamr Chief Train Controller

Location: Putting up with AC4000's crap
Anyone seen or got their TE wagons yet?
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Hobbyland Hornsby had some TE packs at Forestville last weekend, but I still haven't received my two packs yet in the mail.

Paul
  The railway dog Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
My black unloaded pair arrived today & were promptly worked out to the terminus & placed on a siding for examination. One loose grabiron/footrest & the letter "d" is missing from "returned" on both vehicles. Nothing a spot of glue & traditional NSWGR weathering won't fix. Haven't checked the wheelsets but they run fine.
Ship's propellers, electrical transformers & other "large" loads seen on model flatcars didn't tend to be seen on NSW branches so I'll have to dream up some sort of heavy & believable cargoes.
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Received a pack of TE's for a family member who is moving house. It appears there was just too much awesome for one box, and several of the components were broken upon opening. This is probably due to a much firmer foam packaging than I've seen from other manufacturer's recently.



This is one of the better ones in the pack:



The tank's main gun is visible at the back of the package. On others the tank tracks had snapped, some paint was chipped and the plates on the side covering the tank tracks were loose. Most of the broken parts looks like they will re-attach quite easily and with minimal touching up required. It they were mine I wouldn't be particularly fussed.

Aside from that, from what I can see without taking it out of the box, the level of detail on the TE's is impressive. I don't want a pack myself, but I'm glad to have seen these up close.

Cheers,
Ben
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Received a pack of TE's for a family member who is moving house. It appears there was just too much awesome for one box, and several of the components were broken upon opening. This is probably due to a much firmer foam packaging than I've seen from other manufacturer's recently.



This is one of the better ones in the pack:



The tank's main gun is visible at the back of the package. On others the tank tracks had snapped, some paint was chipped and the plates on the side covering the tank tracks were loose. Most of the broken parts looks like they will re-attach quite easily and with minimal touching up required. It they were mine I wouldn't be particularly fussed.

Aside from that, from what I can see without taking it out of the box, the level of detail on the TE's is impressive. I don't want a pack myself, but I'm glad to have seen these up close.

Cheers,
Ben
Indefatigable

Gee Ben, that's a disappointing report indeed!! I have a 3-pack coming and @ $100- per wagon+tank, I won't be too pleased if the first thing I have to do is start splashing superglue all over the shop to get the bits back on where they are supposed to be!

Hopefully the  ones you looked at are the exception and not the rule.

It kind of reignites the recent discussion about how much detail is too much.

Anyway, I'll wait and see what happens once mine arrive here in crow-eater country!

Roachie
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Perhaps slightly OT, but does anyone know what class are the 4 wagons used as spacers in the special consist on this page- http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/teres.htm that are incorrectly stated to be TEs?
EFB5800

My theory is the spacer wagons are LWW well wagons, the type available from AndIan Models http://andianmodels.blogspot.com.au/

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