Today I went for the drive to the Oz rail shop .
Some Answers for the SAR fan .
The wagons are not in stock at the moment but they are about 7 to 14 days away I was told . To put a add in the AMRM mag needs to be done 4 to 6 weeks in advance .there is Delivery delays .
All versions of the 500 packs are SAR . If they sell well the owner is thinking of doing other colours / versions .
There was a model on show .
I will point out that I am no expert on the finer details of models to the real thing .
The plus side of looking at the model .
The side and ends and roof of the model seem to look the part .
The down side
The under side detail of the model is moulded to the frame which is not like Orient express reproduction's ( eg M vans ) which has finer detail on the under side . And the wheels seem to be on the small side but that could be just me ? But yet again who see's the underside of a model going around on a layout .
I did ring Orient express and ask them is this your next project and was told No .
So the Question is for the SAR fan ?
Do you buy now or hope that someone does a RTR cattle van years into the future ?
I hope my info helps the SAR fan .