Eureka Blog Update

 
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

that's because Montréal Loco Works didn't have to sub-let construction to China!

It would be nice to think that a delivery in August is a reality, I will believe it when mine arrive and are sitting in front of me.

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  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
I am not confused.  I have given up on any expectation of the Chinese factories being able to produce a model on time and with no quality issues.  I hear bad stories about their being able to stick to a budget/price as well.

Better for the likes of Eureka et al to do these battles for me.  I can sit back and relax.  When they come they come. C'est la vie et que sera sera.

Happy patiencing,

John

PS; Please excuse my mixed languages above.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
that's because Montréal Loco Works didn't have to sub-let construction to China!

It would be nice to think that a delivery in August is a reality, I will believe it when mine arrive and are sitting in front of me.
Dazz
I am betting on a September delivery.  Maybe just in time to go on sale at Liverpuddle.

Happy expectating,

John

PS; I am not really a betting person.  Wink
  NSWGRules Station Master

Another update on our paid for 40 class orders: http://eurekamodels.blogspot.com.au/
See more detail on blogspot.
Assembly of the 40 class is proceeding at a fast pace at the factory. The latest step in the process is the completion of assembly of the gear boxes for the full production run.
As part of this assembly process an extensive  process of testing of the gear  boxes has been carried out. Several chassis have been run for hundreds of hours on the factory's test track with the tick of approval being given to the gear boxes.
The next step in the assembly process, the assembly of chassis's has commenced.  Current progress is in line with completion of assembly in mid-July and delivery at Port Botany around mid-August.  


SILVER WHEELS??? being put on models in 2017??  Blacked would have been so much better/  Like the ones in two of the Eureka website photos for the 40 class.  Yet ANOTHER disappointment from Eureka.  L
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Another update on our paid for 40 class orders: http://eurekamodels.blogspot.com.au/
See more detail on blogspot.
Assembly of the 40 class is proceeding at a fast pace at the factory. The latest step in the process is the completion of assembly of the gear boxes for the full production run.
As part of this assembly process an extensive  process of testing of the gear  boxes has been carried out. Several chassis have been run for hundreds of hours on the factory's test track with the tick of approval being given to the gear boxes.
The next step in the assembly process, the assembly of chassis's has commenced.  Current progress is in line with completion of assembly in mid-July and delivery at Port Botany around mid-August.  


SILVER WHEELS??? being put on models in 2017??  Blacked would have been so much better/  Like the ones in two of the Eureka website photos for the 40 class.  Yet ANOTHER disappointment from Eureka.  L
NSWGRules
Silver wheels that has put me off a bit and I have to agree that blackened ones would be much better. Silver wheels will make it look like a toy straight out of the box. Sure you can paint them but who wants to disassemble a brand new model just to get the wheels black. Very sad indeed and a bit of a poor show really!
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

to be honest no models look good until they are weathered anyway, so even slightly blackened wheels don't really go far towards making them look in any way realistic.

Totally agree though, you would think today a darkened wheel would just be a standard feature.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
I also noted the reference to gearboxes.  They look more like a drive bogie to me!

I also found the silver wheels a bit strange.  Confused

Happy deliverying,

John
  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

Does anyone know whether the Eureka R Class Steam locomotive takes a 21 pin or 8 pin DCC decoder?

Thanks
Shelton
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
14/7 blog update. http://eurekamodels.blogspot.com.au/
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

you'd think they could have attached the bogie side frames properly for the photo!
  brissim Chief Train Controller

And apparent confirmation that the production model will have the bright shiny silver wheels. I also find it absolutely astonishing that only now - or at best only recently - is the packaging for the model being sorted out. Surely this would have been attended to months - if not years - ago?

Tony
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Does anyone know whether the Eureka R Class Steam locomotive takes a 21 pin or 8 pin DCC decoder?

Thanks
Shelton
Shazam75
As per the review in AMRM it's an 8 pin socket in the tender.  I fitted a TCS DP2X decoder.

Mark
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

you'd think they could have attached the bogie side frames properly for the photo!
Dazz
I would be happy if they left the side frames off so when it arrives less handling to do so  I can blacken and weather the wheels and hide the brass bits . Oh better order one then . They will look good heavily weathered .
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

Type 1 vs Type 2 pics from latest blog update

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