SDS Models web update mk2

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

http://sdsmodels.com.au/sdsnr.htm

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

More pics at http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/latenews.htm (updated Oct2019)
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Just noticed this on the SDS products page.



Now, I’d seen their coming soon page with 3rd series T and 2nd series Y classes. But for some reason I looked in the products page and this was here Shocked.
If this isn’t a hoax about doing a first batch 2nd series T class I’ll be utterly shocked. Previous requests to Austrains some time ago fell on deaf ears. Clearly not seen as a dollar making/mega selling item to warrant so by them.
But now this from SDS. I’m not holding my breath as I think the 2nd batch 2nd series loco is what’s intended to be there instead.
However, here’s hoping and only the items revealing numbers and liveries closer to the release date will confirm this.

Bring it on, as this is the only major loco type from Victoria not yet done RTR (except XR), but I mean from a VR and V/Line perspective.

Regards
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Umm it’s actually the models page, and buggered if I can work out how to post a link on an iPhone.

Perhaps someone could oblige?

Cheers
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
http://sdsmodels.com.au/xprod.htm
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Ah, that’s it. Thanks mate Smile

Seeing that radiator was what initially got me excited before i saw the number board.

Hopefully it’s all true?

Regards
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Ah, that’s it. Thanks mate Smile

Seeing that radiator was what initially got me excited before i saw the number board.

Hopefully it’s all true?

Regards
davesvline
Yeah there are tooling samples somewhere...
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Ah, that’s it. Thanks mate Smile

Seeing that radiator was what initially got me excited before i saw the number board.

Hopefully it’s all true?

Regards
Yeah there are tooling samples somewhere...
speedemon08
I heard it some time ago, when they found they actually had all the dies together. They announced at Exhibitions they intended to "update" the T and Y Class Austrains Loco, and definitely were going to price up the first high nose T as well.
Well done boys. I certainly will add these to my fleet.

I did ask if they would update the model with sound and lighting, but only got a "hope we can"

Putting sound in can cause problems with the ability of locomotives to haul a decent load. (Austrains X vs Auscision X)  But I notice Atlas and other US manufacturers concentrate on keeping the weight up, just as we do when we hand fit sound at home.
Austrains also have a flattop T Class fully ready to go. Wonder if SDS think their is room for a "better flat top" ??  Wink
Cheers
Rod
ps my Auscision P class with sound pulls as well as an old Austrains T, so I guess we know it can be done.
  Z VAN Locomotive Driver

I would like to compliment SDS Models on going that extra mile/kilometre to fore fill my special request.  
When the four wheeled tank wagons were listed on the website and three wagons were listed as single packs guess what?
I wanted a BP wagon that was part of Packs A or B and because I had previously made a tank wagon from this group I really did not wish to end with four wagons when there were only ten in the original build.
I placed an order for Ampol tank 505 OT with a note on the order form requesting if a BP tank fell on the floor I would prefer one even if slightly damaged.
To my surprise when the conformation of my order came through BP 505 was listed.
After BP 505 arrived I contacted SDS to thank them and asked if it was OK to mention this on Railpage.
They agreed as I did not wish to post this without permission and have SDS inundated with requests to split packs into x many combinations.  
Within their email SDS mentioned in certain circumstances they can supply individuals with the wagon they prefer as at the end of the day both sides of the transaction are satisfied.
True!
And the model, excellent as SDS products are.
PTE.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I would like to compliment SDS Models on going that extra mile/kilometre to fore fill my special request.  
When the four wheeled tank wagons were listed on the website and three wagons were listed as single packs guess what?
I wanted a BP wagon that was part of Packs A or B and because I had previously made a tank wagon from this group I really did not wish to end with four wagons when there were only ten in the original build.
I placed an order for Ampol tank 505 OT with a note on the order form requesting if a BP tank fell on the floor I would prefer one even if slightly damaged.
To my surprise when the conformation of my order came through BP 505 was listed.
After BP 505 arrived I contacted SDS to thank them and asked if it was OK to mention this on Railpage.
They agreed as I did not wish to post this without permission and have SDS inundated with requests to split packs into x many combinations.  
Within their email SDS mentioned in certain circumstances they can supply individuals with the wagon they prefer as at the end of the day both sides of the transaction are satisfied.
True!
And the model, excellent as SDS products are.
PTE.
Z VAN
I have found that SDS are more than willing to swap out models with others in the same range.  A great company to deal with all round.
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Good to see a company like SDS do things like this, some are just not willing to do it at all simply because it upsets their inventory or something.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

SDS now showing the two Great Southern liveried NR's (NR30 and NR31) on their new NR Page available to order.

DC versions ETA March 2020.

Paul
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


"Whilst researching the Ambulance trains of the 1940s we noticed some cars had begun to receive smooth side paneling with swing doors.     We've added another body variant, smooth sided, swing doors and 7'6" wide underframe and era specific."
http://sdsmodels.com.au/auspl.htm
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Pg 16 in December 2017 Poath posted a link to the T/Y class. Hopefully there’s more news on these soon??

Regards
  rainynight65 Locomotive Fireman

Does anyone know how to best get hold of someone at SDS? I left messages on both voice mail and Facebook last week and have not had any reply.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
last week there were in Geelong - so might not access their electornic media on the road.... - maybe.
  sol Assistant Commissioner

Location: Evanston Gardens SA
Try this     sales@sdsmodels.com.au
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
T class page now online http://sdsmodels.com.au/tclassweb1.htm
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Ahhhhh Poath.

These are a sight for very sore eyes indeed. This is a welcome update, and fantastic potential there with a broad range of numbers  particularly IF you’re specifically after VR models

That said, I’m stoked with what’s on offer in the V/Line version especially the never before released T2.

I would however love to see 3 more V/Line of the T4, and an H with the aircon unit on top. On a rerun would suffice, considering there’s potential for Freight Australia and PAC Nat et al after V/Line that could be done too.

Fantastic news at last.

Regards
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

All SDS newly tooled NR's are now available, except the Great Southern NR30 & NR31 still expected March 2020.

Paul
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

On the newly tooled NR's be extremely careful removing the body on them as it is not as easy as the original models, I got two of the indigenous versions of them and had a devil of a time taking the body off of one of them. In the end the end steps on the side got broken accidentally and each step tread is a separate piece of brass etching that is extremely hard to put back in. The glue on these is extremely weak as is on a some detail pieces so be warned if you have to remove the body to add a decoder etc. They certainly look very nice though and run well.

It might be worth your time to add some super glue to each end of these step treads just to make sure though that they do not fall apart in the first derailment or something you might have. You need steady hands and a magnifier to get it all back into place properly. Really these could have been moulded in plastic as were the originals as being low like they are they are a bit prone to damage.

By the way this is my personal view of them not any organisations view.
  themetptc Junior Train Controller

Location: Ballarat
Good to see some progress on the T class.

I was very surprised that they are doing primarily VR with a few V/Line and no Freight Australia, West Coast Railway & SSR, but like davesvline wrote - maybe they plan those for a rerun, we can hope.

These models will be a welcome addition to anyones fleet and will be quite detailed with the retooling SDS are doing.

Interesting to note that the mention of a Y class run, which appeared with the T class, has disappeared.

Sim

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