Southern Model Supply C38

 
  lachyb Beginner

Hot off the press is the leaked images of the Southern Model Supply (Australian Railway Models) C38 samples. A competitor to the Eureka 38cl?

If the photo doesn't work, this link: https://ibb.co/VJH7qxf

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  M636C Minister for Railways

Hot off the press is the leaked images of the Southern Model Supply (Australian Railway Models) C38 samples. A competitor to the Eureka 38cl?

If the photo doesn't work, this link: https://ibb.co/VJH7qxf
lachyb
It does appear to be an HO 38 class....

Peter
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Are we to assume then, its the same mob as:

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p976730.htm

Regards,

Catchpoint
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The only Southern Model Suppies I can think of is the old Lima importer?
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
whats to say that this isn't just an Eureka 38?

more info from the OP is required me thinks

Regards,

Catchpoint
  ajbrown Junior Train Controller

I believe the 38 model is on display at the Melbourne Toy Fair at present on the Southern Models Supply stand.
Perhaps it might still be around by this weekend, at Sandown?
  a6et Minister for Railways

whats to say that this isn't just an Eureka 38?

more info from the OP is required me thinks

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint
Looking at the photo, and given several areas with it not sure its HO gauge especially when looking at the track it sits on.

While some aspects of it look ok, the rivet detail is too heavy for mine.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
On Facebook - see some photos, $300 mark, I think may be too low but we'll see.

Regards,
David Head
  brissim Chief Train Controller

On Facebook - see some photos, $300 mark, I think may be too low but we'll see.

Regards,
David Head
dthead

Yes, Some discussion of it on the Aurora Trains Facebook page. Confirmed HO around $300 for "DCC ready".

https://www.facebook.com/AuroraTrains

Tony
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Is it a beefed-up Lima model?

Brave or foolish?
  M636C Minister for Railways

Is it a beefed-up Lima model?

Brave or foolish?
gw0071

The Lima model used the frame (and particularly cylinders) of a German Class 18.5 and the tender from a French 141R.

This model has a correct frame and cylinders and a correct tender.

The body is more detailed than the Lima model so it seems unlikely that it is related to the Lima model.

On the other hand look at photos of James McInerny's Lima model which looks as good as most Eureka models...

Peter
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Metro Hobbies in Melbourne also has it on their front page as does Little Train Shop in Tasmania.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Is it a beefed-up Lima model?

Brave or foolish?

The Lima model used the frame (and particularly cylinders) of a German Class 18.5 and the tender from a French 141R.

This model has a correct frame and cylinders and a correct tender.

The body is more detailed than the Lima model so it seems unlikely that it is related to the Lima model.

On the other hand look at photos of James McInerny's Lima model which looks as good as most Eureka models...

Peter
M636C
There are too many errors on the model for me, even at the cheap price that is advertised for it would need a lot of time and careful work to fix some of the problems and that includes both versions of the model.  When comparing it to other plastic models of 38cl it pretty much comes up last as far as accuracy goes.  Sort of takes me back to the Triang and Hornby repaints and numbering of models and say they are NSWGR models.

In the original Aurora post, it did mention the following
Prototype Photos only, adjustments to be made. Due to be released 3rd Quarter 2020.   Hopefully the adjustments to be made will be made done and the model that its meant to represent ends up being a much better model.


I would also like to know where the model is being made, as I have heard rumours about a particular country being involved that has a very poor track record in producing models that are of the quality and accuracy that is expected of today.  If the final samples have the areas of inaccuracies fixed, and the drive chain/motors etc are also of the standards expected today, I would get a black one when they arrive.
  standard gauge Station Master

Casula Hobbies have a pre order page up on their website for this model
Expected delivery August 2020
$299.00

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