Auscision Models Blog

 
  2LaGrange Train Controller

I agree good weight, nice wagons. That Orange colour is spot on as per the prototype but just looks weird in model form. AN Yellow on bogies for locos and wagons also need to be weathered for the same reason.

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  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
The bogies do let down an otherwise great model, not very auscisiony.... the only way to fix it is to do some old fashioned modelling!
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Notice from the Auscison site that the Aurora cars are now listed as available on the main Product page (not yet on the Aurora page) and the Pre-order form has gone.

Tony
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

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  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
How hard would it be to scrub those WCR markings off without taking the rest of the paint off?
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia

Surprise bonus from the Aurora project. More details at https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/photos/a.139185696115377.19445.136260326407914/1263631633670772/?type=3&theater
Poath Junction

* scrambles to reorganise budget... *

I should have known they'd do something like this...

Guess that virtually guarantees JRA 1 and JTA 1 when they get around to doing the Overland.
  M636C Minister for Railways

How hard would it be to scrub those WCR markings off without taking the rest of the paint off?
meh
The ARHS(ACT) did that with the prototype quite successfully. I saw it on trial before it was lettered.

But theirs was stainless steel, not painted plastic.

It might be possible to paint over the non silver parts if you can match the paint.

But what will you run it with? Lima sleeping cars?

M636C
  Harley Junior Train Controller

Location: Clergate, NSW
How hard would it be to scrub those WCR markings off without taking the rest of the paint off?
meh
http://www.replicarailways.co.uk/transfers/transfer-application

This link features several different methods, however the one that I want to draw your attention to is the 'T-Cut' method.

T-cut is a British brand of car polish that has a very fine abrasive. I am sure there may be alternative brands that work, however the T-cut brand is known to work and is recommended by a lot of British modellers, and I can back-up their claims.

You just apply a small ammount to the printed area that you want to remove and gently rub it with a cotton bud. You should start to see the ink softening and being removed by the fine abbrasive. Just continue until all of it is removed, you may need to add more polish, and you will probably go through a few cotton buds.

To clean up, just gently wipe with a damp cloth to remove any residue. As it is a polish, it actually leaves a very glossy finish. This is perfect if you wish to apply more decals, however you may need to hit it with a satin or matte clear if it will remain as-is.

I purchased mine from Auto One, or it is available here:

https://altrex.com.au/shop/t-cut-original-color-restorer-500ml-2

Just make sure that you get the 'Original' version, and not any of the other T-cut products.

And this may be pedantic, however if you want to remove really small areas, the Tamiya cotton buds are brilliant. The fine, pointed tips are great for removing small painted details, and they are really tightly compressed so that they don't just fray like the ones from the pharmacy/supermarket.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87103_107swab/index.htm

Cheers,

Harley
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
http://www.replicarailways.co.uk/transfers/transfer-application

This link features several different methods, however the one that I want to draw your attention to is the 'T-Cut' method.

T-cut is a British brand of car polish that has a very fine abrasive. I am sure there may be alternative brands that work, however the T-cut brand is known to work and is recommended by a lot of British modellers, and I can back-up their claims.

You just apply a small ammount to the printed area that you want to remove and gently rub it with a cotton bud. You should start to see the ink softening and being removed by the fine abbrasive. Just continue until all of it is removed, you may need to add more polish, and you will probably go through a few cotton buds.

To clean up, just gently wipe with a damp cloth to remove any residue. As it is a polish, it actually leaves a very glossy finish. This is perfect if you wish to apply more decals, however you may need to hit it with a satin or matte clear if it will remain as-is.

I purchased mine from Auto One, or it is available here:

https://altrex.com.au/shop/t-cut-original-color-restorer-500ml-2

Just make sure that you get the 'Original' version, and not any of the other T-cut products.

And this may be pedantic, however if you want to remove really small areas, the Tamiya cotton buds are brilliant. The fine, pointed tips are great for removing small painted details, and they are really tightly compressed so that they don't just fray like the ones from the pharmacy/supermarket.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87103_107swab/index.htm

Cheers,

Harley
Harley
Thanks mate, will add it to the list of purchases to make then.

M636C, i plan to run it Smile

Cheers,
-Mitch
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Those who like mysteries will have noted the product code for the WCR restaurant carriage is NPS-54. The other NPS codes are:
Tangara = NPS-1 TO NPS-12
Aurora = NPS-14 TO NPS-20
RUB = NPS-21 TO NPS-34
V sets = NPS-35 TO NPS-50
Logic says the missing NPS-13 is a Tangara, NPS-51 to NPS-53 could be from any of the above 4. This time last year we got unannounced XPT's, then 2 weeks later more unannounced XPT's so perhaps another Aurora related surprise awaits the Sydney exhibition.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Those who like mysteries will have noted the product code for the WCR restaurant carriage is NPS-54. The other NPS codes are:
Tangara = NPS-1 TO NPS-12
Aurora = NPS-14 TO NPS-20
RUB = NPS-21 TO NPS-34
V sets = NPS-35 TO NPS-50
Logic says the missing NPS-13 is a Tangara, NPS-51 to NPS-53 could be from any of the above 4. This time last year we got unannounced XPT's, then 2 weeks later more unannounced XPT's so perhaps another Aurora related surprise awaits the Sydney exhibition.
Poath Junction


Lucky NPS-13 perhaps? They do like their Olympic Rings...

Paul
  dmg_01 Station Staff

What other Aurora based model could be offered if it is that?
  M636C Minister for Railways



M636C, i plan to run it Smile

Cheers,
-Mitch
meh

That was a genuine question.

I assume that you don't already have a brass Trainbuilder Southern Aurora set.

The options left are:

You want two dining cars in the Auscision set you are buying:
You will use it with Lima Southern Aurora cars:
You will use it in a set of HUB or RUB cars as was (rarely) seen late in the use of those cars:

I have myself ridden in the Commonwealth Railways DE class dining car on a "North Coast Daylight" express.
I assume the RMS were sometimes used similarly.

Since I have a set of Powerline BS cars in West Coast livery, I considered buying one in WCR to run with them, maybe getting a WCR CP van as well. (I might need to find someone willing to split a pair of V/line orange and a pair of WCR CP vans)

I have a set of Lima "Southern Aurora" cars of the later type without the incorrect "Railways of Australia" lettering but I would use a Lima DF and a Lima HGM with those, since that did occur after the 1969 collision.

If you are using it with Lima cars, what do you plan to use for a lounge car?

I think you may have trouble removing the WCR blue stripe, even with abrasive polish, which is likely to be paint rather than pad printed, hence my suggestion regarding matching silver paint.

M636C
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Anyone for an "ExPress" to Melbourne?

Paul

  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Anyone for an "ExPress" to Melbourne?

Paul

FirstStopCentral
...........obviously it's a former Press car! (snigger). Will become a collectors item if delivered in this condition!
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Anyone for an "ExPress" to Melbourne?

Paul
FirstStopCentral

That's a worry if it made it as far as shopping cart product photos like that.  If it was a one off they'd have photographed another.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
XGAY info added. http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/XGAY%20Grain%20Hopper.htm
$260 prepaid or $300 after delivery.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

XGAY info added. http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/XGAY%20Grain%20Hopper.htm
$260 prepaid or $300 after delivery.
Poath Junction
And that is for 4 Car Packs.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Now to keep the quotes relevant & readable.

http://i.imgur.com/lTakcwo.jpg
Auscisions via their pages
So we have the XGAY coded carriages, & the Sydney bound Express train shortened to SEX (http://tinyurl.com/haz4mw4)!

Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?
FirstStopCentral
Not until I saw your post

Edit-2: I'm curious, why can't I find that "Melbourne Express" carriage picture on their website?

Edit-1: People are REALLLLY interested in models of the Tangarbages, um ur Tangaras???
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Now to keep the quotes relevant & readable.

http://i.imgur.com/lTakcwo.jpg
So we have the XGAY coded carriages, & the Sydney bound Express train shortened to SEX (http://tinyurl.com/haz4mw4)!

Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Edit-2: I'm curious, why can't I find that "Melbourne Express" carriage picture on their website?

It was removed from the Australian Modeller site the next day after my post.

Paul
Newcastle Express
  sm-at-eden Station Master


Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Edit-2: I'm curious, why can't I find that "Melbourne Express" carriage picture on their website?

It was removed from the Australian Modeller site the next day after my post.

Paul
FirstStopCentral
Yesterday (23rd), I contacted Australian Modeller trying to get my  hands on one of these "Wrong Logo" cars and was advised by Peter (the Manager) that this car was only available in the SEX/MES Set (NPS-16) and that Auscision was looking for a fix for this problem.
  sm-at-eden Station Master

Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Edit-2: I'm curious, why can't I find that "Melbourne Express" carriage picture on their website?



It was removed from the Australian Modeller site the next day after my post.

Paul







Yesterday (23rd), I contacted Australian Modeller trying to get my  hands on one of these "Wrong Logo" cars and was advised by Peter (the Manager) that this car was only available in the SEX/MEX Set (NPS-16) and that Auscision was looking for a fix for this problem.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Any noticed the mistake with the lettering on the lounge car...?

Edit-2: I'm curious, why can't I find that "Melbourne Express" carriage picture on their website?



It was removed from the Australian Modeller site the next day after my post.

Paul







Yesterday (23rd), I contacted Australian Modeller trying to get my  hands on one of these "Wrong Logo" cars and was advised by Peter (the Manager) that this car was only available in the SEX/MEX Set (NPS-16) and that Auscision was looking for a fix for this problem.
sm-at-eden
So that means my set might still post Monday. Interestingly the say the blue neon light disappeared after Motor Rail was added in 1973. This is not actually correct as I worked out of Wodonga between 1974 and 1980 and one of the trains I assisted on was the down Contrans which left before the "snorer" at night and was usually run through along the way. We would leave Allumatta on a bottom yellow and watch the blue sign all the way to Albury. I think what actually happened was the motor rail departed Melbourne behind the engines and arrived ex Sydney at the rear after running them from the front during the loco change at Albury. I don't ever remember seeing the sign out of Albury. Mind you Dynon drivers followed us in the mornings as the up "snorer" was a Wodonga job. I believe the neon might have lasted till it either failed, or through running made it difficult to use.
  standard gauge Station Master

First "Southern Aurora" car sold out


NPS-20 XPT demo car MHN 2364
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Any comments, opinions from those who may have received or picked up their Aurora cars yet?

Tony

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