Auscision Models Blog

 
  ed31880 Train Controller

"The first 3 items of our planned re-runs in 2016 will be the E Passenger Cars, N Passenger Cars & GH/RY 4 Wheel Wagons. These are all in production now and are expected to arrive in June.
Please note: We are only producing a small number of each item (25-30 packs of each) and they are expected to sell out fast. Order forms are available from our website and we advise sending your orders in early to avoid missing out." - https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/

interestingly there is no early bird discount offered for any of the current re-runs, only pay in full now to reserve the model of your choice and they aren't accepting deposits, only fully paid orders.
Probably because the production run of each model is very limited and with delivery scheduled for June of this year.
it will be interesting to see just how "limited" the production runs of each model really are?
25-30 packs of each so the Facebook post said, do you have a reason to believe otherwise.
based on their ability to miraculously turn up boxes of previously sold out models and also the limited edition SSR class GT-46's which were limited to 100 models of each loco which they declared a sell out and then announced they had miscalculated sales figures and that they were still available
I can remember a small number of boxes of 45's that were discovered which were immediately put on sale on a first in first served basis at the $295 retail price but can't remember any others. Perhaps you can elaborate on what the other sold out models that miraculously turned up were that you speak about. If they were that desperate to make a few extra dollars then why do you think they go out of the way to advise their customers when the early bird discount offers are about to close on new models.

I seem to recall that Austrains made a fine art out of turning up boxes of long sold out models.
kingfisher
you seem to know the auscision product well.

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  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

It's too hard to find the the info about the cars due to much "blue" in the posts, but these cars probably cost no more than a few dollars to make.

EG: Similar scale(1) DIE CAST (not plastic) vehicles today $3.50. And a few weeks ago, some with opening doors, for about $4 or $5 I think it was. (And no I mean from shops, not Ebay.)

No reason not to buy those very cheap vehicles & use them on these motor rail carriages instead.

(1) And before the RC Police say you can't use different scale's on the same layout. Rubbish - remember "forced persept, "forced percep, I mean "forced perspective" (well that's easy for you to say)
  2LaGrange Train Controller

You may have to use some of that "forced perspective" to force those over scale diecast cars to fit into the wagons.
Also a rake of car carriers with over scale die cast cars that wont even fit in lower deck of wagon would be way over recommended weight for a wagon.
Matchbox/ Hotwheels over scale cars will look fine on a layout in the back ground but in my opinion not on car carriers.
What expertice in the model making industry and evidence do you bring to the table to prove your assertion that these future car releases from Auscision will cost them $3.00 my guess is none. Pure speculation, lets just wait and see the pricing/numbers per pack/colours etc from Auscision when they announce it.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

I was speaking about buying cars for all purposes of a layout.

Most of the cheap cars I'm referring ARE 1:87.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
I was speaking about buying cars for all purposes of a layout.

Most of the cheap cars I'm referring ARE 1:87.
Newcastle Express
Care to supply details of these diecast $3.50 1/87 cars you've discovered? eg brand and where you found them.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

What's with the run of clowns on their Facebook page? Pretty embarrassing stuff - they're displaying more patience than I'd afford. I wonder how many of these A grade clowns are actual customers!
  qldchook Locomotive Driver

What's with the run of clowns on their Facebook page? Pretty embarrassing stuff - they're displaying more patience than I'd afford. I wonder how many of these A grade clowns are actual customers!
gw0071
I totally agree. Jamie and Peter are certainly more patient than I would be with them!
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Yes i was thinking the same they are very patient considering some of the stupid questions and trolls on there, some people just are never pleased, many ask questions that have the answer further up the post if they bothered to look. Like " How much does this cost ? " My answer would be look on the order page for the product you moron ! Its good they go to the trouble of explaining things and regularly update the FB page unlike the silence from other manufacturers.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Thats the problem you get with Facebook where questions can be asked. I dont like the idea of it myself. They and a few others are using it as the way to blog, as opposed to the original intended idea of a blog on their respective webpages.
In Auscisions case, one of the main players is a web guru. I respectfully suggest if you're nolonger going to use your webpage blog, or update it like you do with facebook, then pls add to that blog that Facebook is your new blog method, and provide a redirection link. The primary source of all info should be a company webpage, and IMHO Facebook is not that
Atleast a webpage cant have the instant response crabs that Facebook offers
Just my thoughts

Regards
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Thats the problem you get with Facebook where questions can be asked. I dont like the idea of it myself. They and a few others are using it as the way to blog, as opposed to the original intended idea of a blog on their respective webpages.
In Auscisions case, one of the main players is a web guru. I respectfully suggest if you're nolonger going to use your webpage blog, or update it like you do with facebook, then pls add to that blog that Facebook is your new blog method, and provide a redirection link. The primary source of all info should be a company webpage, and IMHO Facebook is not that
Atleast a webpage cant have the instant response crabs that Facebook offers
Just my thoughts

Regards
davesvline
They have previously stated that much more time consuming to update their website/blog where as Facebook is easy and very quick. They also now send out information on future releases etc via email if you are on their mail out list. Why do they need to have a link on blog to FB when there is a FB logo next to Blog logo on webpage that anyone can click on to go to FB. Technology changes and I understand why they use FB as that's the way many companies communicate now. They have been using Facebook for quite some time now as their primary way of communicating so I don't see them reverting back to Website Blog. By using FB it gets people discussing on FB and gives them some idea of the reception and popularity of products by the level of responses a post gets, but I agree they probably don't need all the questions directed at them but that's all part of it I guess. They are to be praised for going to the effort of keeping us informed unlike others.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Thats the problem you get with Facebook where questions can be asked. I dont like the idea of it myself. They and a few others are using it as the way to blog, as opposed to the original intended idea of a blog on their respective webpages.
In Auscisions case, one of the main players is a web guru. I respectfully suggest if you're nolonger going to use your webpage blog, or update it like you do with facebook, then pls add to that blog that Facebook is your new blog method, and provide a redirection link. The primary source of all info should be a company webpage, and IMHO Facebook is not that
Atleast a webpage cant have the instant response crabs that Facebook offers
Just my thoughts

Regards
They have previously stated that much more time consuming to update their website/blog where as Facebook is easy and very quick. They also now send out information on future releases etc via email if you are on their mail out list. Why do they need to have a link on blog to FB when there is a FB logo next to Blog logo on webpage that anyone can click on to go to FB. Technology changes and I understand why they use FB as that's the way many companies communicate now. They have been using Facebook for quite some time now as their primary way of communicating so I don't see them reverting back to Website Blog. By using FB it gets people discussing on FB and gives them some idea of the reception and popularity of products by the level of responses a post gets, but I agree they probably don't need all the questions directed at them but that's all part of it I guess. They are to be praised for going to the effort of keeping us informed unlike others.
2LaGrange
They are certainly to be praised for their customer skills especially Jamie who answers the phone who is always more than helpful.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


"PN, SSR, GWA & QRN liveried C44aci Locomotives nearly sold out. As they are currently in production we cannot increase the order quantity so we advise getting your orders in before they're all gone!

NHFF 100t & NHRH 120t Coal Hoppers will be re-run mid year so make sure you get the motive power ready for those extra hoppers you need." - https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Been awhile since a sellout prior to completion - popular loco

Black Caviar anyone?
  Draffa Chief Commissioner



"Need some light weight cars to fill your Auscision Car Carriers when they arrive? dont worry, we got you covered!
Coming soon - Auscision HO Scale Australian Plastic Model Cars. Further details will be available closer to delivery." - https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/?fref=photo
Poath Junction
Noice!

What?????? No Kingswood?????? SmileSmileSmile
SA_trains
It's at the mechanics getting the dipstick polished.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
442 sample via https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/?fref=nf
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
NODY and related wagon painted samples added to facebook.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
More re-runs announced via facebook - limited run of NHFF Coal Hopper, NQIW Container Wagon & CQBY container wagon.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Just wen u fort Fasebook culdnt get any dummer...
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

More re-runs announced via facebook - limited run of NHFF Coal Hopper, NQIW Container Wagon & CQBY container wagon.
Poath Junction
My wallet is pleased that I already have more than enough of those.
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
Yep - with the exception of missing those N cars ( only because I won't jump thru rings of fire ). none of the reruns are really that exciting.
good for those who missed out the first time....
The 422's might be interesting.....

I'd like to see reruns of the Palm Trees they did!! Strange I know but they were replicas of the NSWGR depot trees that still exist today...and lovely replicas.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Send them an email. You don't ask you don't get. They're not mind readers.

Regards
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

I'd like to see reruns of the Palm Trees they did!! Strange I know . . .
I thought most people would make trees themselves??! Though that's up to each person if they want to buy them or not.
And besides you not restricted to just a couple of samples.

I'm not saying that their trees aren't good
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller


Painted samples of car carriers available on Facebook page.

Paul
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Hmm.  Very nice.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Hmm.  Very nice.
davesvline
Yes Sir

Brilliant for sure!
Cheers
Rod

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