Auscision Models Blog

 
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Yeah I knew that Sad

But new loco arrivals is like a kid being turned loose in the Beechworth lolly shop for half an hour, without Mum Very Happy
Its been too long since Auscision has tempted me. Must have been the Red Ghan AN? which I wont run, just sit on the shelf.
Just ordered the P Class sound decoders, so a couple more days wont hurt, in reality.
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
I might have mozzed us all Sad  Even the mail contractor is calling Wangarratta for me Smile  Think I will just forget about them and see if that makes them turn up Smile  Poor buggers probably been working their butts off on night shift doing thirteen straight.
Cheers
Rod

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  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Two updates yesterday from Facebook:

All paid BRM P Class Locomotives have been posted out. You should expect them in the mail in the next few days. If you don't receive your order by next Monday please contact us.
Auscision

and


Both our GT46C-ACe & 421 Class Locomotives will ship out of China at the end of July. Get your orders in before the pre-delivery price ends.
Auscision
  allambi_mk2 Locomotive Fireman

Location: South Yarra, Victoria
I received my V/Line P's this morning, and Auscision have again done a great job ! Very happy indeed Smile

All I need now is sound !

Here's some pics of P11





  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Top job (Y) !
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Top job (Y) !
Shazam75
The hand rails are not very good.
  a6et Minister for Railways

The hand rails are not very good.
nswtrains
Have to agree, & while I am not a Victorian modeller was not going to comment, they actually remind me a lot like how Auscisions original models had over size hand rails on both loco's & wagons, but over the years they have really improved on them, making it possible that these could be from another factory not the main one.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I received my V/Line P's this morning, and Auscision have again done a great job ! Very happy indeed Smile

All I need now is sound !

allambi_mk2
Got my sound modules this morning (Thanks Mike!), but models were not at Post Office today.
This has got to be the longest wait ever from Auscision Wink   They are usually the fastest deliveries of them all. Maybe they tested  the Eureka Mailing system this time? Ha! Ha! Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
edit Have no problem with the hand rails Same as the Flat top as far as I can see?  Just blue against blue does not hit you in the face like white on orange Two pics from BRM page illustrate the point, I would think.

In reality these white rails quickly got grubby and the surfaces facing direction of travel (both ways Wink ) became darkened with what I remember a dark brown shade Weathering that way will quickly reduce the white in your face look Very Happy


  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
My Posty finally had the parcel I was waiting for, and I have started to fit sound to my two P Class.
Extremely happy with the way they look too. (mine are as released same as the pictures already posted)

The handrails look much better than the pictures indicate I guess the pictures are pretty big on modern monitors and some got confused by bigger than life photos?
The fireman side steps were broken off both models, loose in the plastic wrapping. Not sure how they fix back on, but worry about it when I get the sound in.

Although the same motor and frame were used (I suspect) the speaker cut away appears to be slightly bigger diameter allowing the speaker to fall through (The earlier T Class speaker mount was a tight fit, making installation easier)

What I did was sit the speaker face first into the hole, and glued it to the edges that it sat on, making sure it was clear of tail shaft and sitting flat
When it dried I sealed the large gaps with Krystal Clear and then glued a very thin sheet of styrene over the back to seal the speaker. I will glue a patch over the gap at the top. Looks like Mike from DCC sounds used tape to seal the back of the speaker. Am happy with the sound levels and will retrofit all my flat tops to gain the same volume improvement.

New releases have been a long time coming (as I did not want any of Auscisions NSW product or the Electrics)
Love my P Class's  Very Happy  Only need the 3 X's now, hopefully before Liverpool.
Thank You Auscision!
Cheers
Rod Young
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Todays question from Auscision on facebook: "So who wants one of these from Auscision?"
  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Was only a matter I time!

Regards
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Was only a matter I time!

Regards
Shazam75
I am very happy with my Traino S Classes thank you. And will happily wait for their rerun. Auscision now have a problem don't they? Do they use the incorrect B and A Class nose or the correct one? (Let the games begin Very Happy )

ok only poo stirring Wink
Rod Young
  a6et Minister for Railways

I am very happy with my Traino S Classes thank you. And will happily wait for their rerun. Auscision now have a problem don't they? Do they use the incorrect B and A Class nose or the correct one? (Let the games begin Very Happy )

ok only poo stirring Wink
Rod Young
comtrain
Wonder what the colour scheme is pointing to?  The front is sort of an SSR reverse colour, while the rear half very much a copy of the Qube schemew, is there are merger coming out there in the real world of model railways?
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Wonder what the colour scheme is pointing to?  The front is sort of an SSR reverse colour, while the rear half very much a copy of the Qube schemew, is there are merger coming out there in the real world of model railways?
a6et
Got a feeling that SSR might have prepared a special display for the "streamliners event" at Goulburn this year??
I think its a real loco paint and have seen pictures elsewhere.
It is good use of an event that should attract attention world wide. If that is the case, well done SSR
Cheers
Rod
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
It looks familiar because its the old AN Passenger livery the CLPs wore, just SSR black instead of the AN green.
  AdelaideHills Station Staff

Location: Southwestern Germany
GM and S classes would be really great and I would buy several of those!

But from Auscision only if they will not force me into expensive sound fitted models!!!
I must not have two AN green/gold as well as two GWA orange/black GMs and all with sound.

In that case my only hope is that TrainOrama wakes up soon and also does modern versions. They should also look fine and are cheaper at least when having NO sound. And I still hope for a dummy...

Thomas
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
GM and S classes would be really great and I would buy several of those!

But from Auscision only if they will not force me into expensive sound fitted models!!!
I must not have two AN green/gold as well as two GWA orange/black GMs and all with sound.

In that case my only hope is that TrainOrama wakes up soon and also does modern versions. They should also look fine and are cheaper at least when having NO sound. And I still hope for a dummy...

Thomas
AdelaideHills
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a dummy.  Does any manufacturer around the world sell dummies?  I wonder why - maybe because there is minimal difference in cost.


Mark
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Traino did dummy's of 44, 47 and possibly 49's for $150 but I'm guessing that this wasn't a planned marketing tactic, ie- due to quality control issues

Proof may be if they do the same when they re-release these models

I guess the question is, how fewer components are there in a dummy? The exploded diagram would probably answer this
  AdelaideHills Station Staff

Location: Southwestern Germany
I know that a dummy is not a hugh saving but compared to a sound fitted loco it could be remarkable:
- you don't need any current pickup which is wheel contacts and wiring
- no motor, no gearwheels, no cardan axle, no worm gear, no flywheel
- no PCBs, LEDs, electronics and related wiring (that's the biggest saving)
That's it but testing and repairing may also need some time.

Maybe TrainOrama does any again but I don't expect that. Let me have some dreams...

Thomas
  2LaGrange Train Controller

To quote a classic aussie movie "tell him he's dreamin".There is no way a manufacturer would bother with dummy locos, as others have said savings are minimal.The main costs of a model are the tooling of the body and labour for assembly so parts like motors ect don't add that much cost.Why would they bother when they can only sell for 50% value.Most just sell defective models at shows cheaper and if you like you can make them a dummy.
Seeing as Auscision looks like maybe doing S class my guess would be they would also do 42/GM class as they seem to like to do lots of variants in their models.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Seeing as Auscision looks like maybe doing S class my guess would be they would also do 42/GM class as they seem to like to do lots of variants in their models.
2LaGrange
I suspect they may even do the correct S317 nose profile, which in turn is different from the rest.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I suspect they may even do the correct S317 nose profile, which in turn is different from the rest.
"speedemon08"


S317 was built with the standard nose.

It was rebuilt after a serious accident and the guys did their best to put it back as it was but it ended up looking a bit odd.

I'm happy with my blue and gold S from Trainorama (and still waiting for a red and silver GM-1 class)...

But you should have the odd nose on S 317 for all colour schemes after blue and gold if you care that much.

I'd prefer they did something else.

How about T347 to T356? Although every other T class has been done, those ten units weren't made by any of the three companies who've made T class so far... T356 is still around....

M636C
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop


Todays question from Auscision on facebook: "So who wants one of these from Auscision?"
Poath Junction


The handrails don't look so good......
  a6et Minister for Railways

The handrails don't look so good......
catchpoint
Nah! they're ok just the horns are oversized
  supersix Deputy Commissioner

Location: Heathcote N.S.W.
Broadway limited sells dummy locos....
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Broadway limited sells dummy locos....
supersix
The market for US outline is huge compared to the market for Australian outline.

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