Auscision Models Blog

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
FLEXIVAN page and order forms online.
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Flexi-Van.htm

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
For those not averse to using Facebook, the auscision flexivan blurb noted a new range of 20' containers is also underway.
  M636C Minister for Railways

FLEXIVAN page and order forms online.
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Flexi-Van.htm
Poath Junction
Why no NQVX/NQVF?
I've never seen a VQGx but I have photos of NQVXs in both Victoria and South Australia...
Even on broad gauge...

Peter
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

For those not averse to using Facebook, the auscision flexivan blurb noted a new range of 20' containers is also underway.
Poath Junction

Samples of the 20' Containers in the showcase at AM for a while.

Paul
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Ohh.
So the VGQX, 4 wagon pack… What containers do I realistically place on these from 1985 onwards???

Hopefully someone can advise saving me on googling a shed load of videos to watch on the hope I see some and can figure this out.
I’m guessing a couple of the green tarp ones, but after that I have no idea.

Any suggestions, or even a reference to a video on YouTube etc to watch and see for myself would be greatly appreciated..

Regards
  GT46C-ACe Deputy Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast QLD
Pretty sure social media users remember NRs and C44ACis tho (the subject of the posts that have caused the complaints).
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The concern I see with Auscision not updating their website in alignment with their other social media sites is that many of the products they are producing are targeted at those who would remember them, hence the more senior-aged modellers who are less likely to be looking at social media.  Auscision's marketing clearly needs to be directed at those who would most likely purchase their models.  Marketing through social media may therefore not be the best option for many of their models.

I think Auscision are in the best position to gauge their marketing approach. They don't seem to have any problems selling products at the moment.

Paul
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The concern I see with Auscision not updating their website in alignment with their other social media sites is that many of the products they are producing are targeted at those who would remember them, hence the more senior-aged modellers who are less likely to be looking at social media.  Auscision's marketing clearly needs to be directed at those who would most likely purchase their models.  Marketing through social media may therefore not be the best option for many of their models.
gunzel42

I think Auscision are in the best position to gauge their marketing approach. They don't seem to have any problems selling products at the moment.

Paul
  2LaGrange Chief Train Controller

Once again what are people going on about ? It’s a teaser they put on a social media platform not an official product announcement. Some people must have nothing better to do than winge. When any product is available to pre order or purchase that information is put up on all their media platforms including their website so what is the issue here ? Cranky old man syndrome ? They also place adverts about up coming products in AMRM and Motive Power magazines which are both considered old media forms so I think Auscision cover all the bases as far product information goes.
Storm in a teacup anybody ?
  autocoupler Beginner

Equally, what's the problem with individuals expressing a desire for a company to update their web site?

It's as if after taking a stance on a certain point of view, people see a need to shoot down any dissenter.

Personally, I'm one who would prefer that web sites be updated, simply because that's where I'm conditioned to go for information, also, I don't do click bate. All things considered, I don't greatly care that much, just expressing an opinion.

People are allowed to hold this view if they wish, or any view to the contrary without a perceived incessant desire to cancel them, as is often the case these days on many issues,

It's good to see so many users happy to embrace all media forms, particularly as we constantly hear about the aging demographics of the hobby.
  2LaGrange Chief Train Controller

I agree people are entitled to an opinion I am just pointing out that they do update the website when any new product is available to pre order or a new product comes into stock and is available to purchase.

You can only download a pre order form or place an order via their website. You can not place orders through social media so of course they update website.

They posted a teaser on Instagram there is nothing to update to their website. There is no official product announcement yet people keep saying they do not update their website which is not true and complain that they should update their website. What is there to update ? You do not even need to be a member of Facebook to see the posts on Facebook, you do not get any advertising or spam from their page. Is it really that hard once on the website to slide your mouse over to FB logo for one more click of your mouse to reach their Facebook posts ?
  GT46C-ACe Deputy Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast QLD
I'm baffled by that logic, just baffled...
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Southern Aurora rerun
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Southern%20Aurora.htm
Facebook blurb expands on the rerun info and notes some related products in the works.
  sm-at-eden Locomotive Fireman

Ohh.
So the VGQX, 4 wagon pack… What containers do I realistically place on these from 1985 onwards???

Hopefully someone can advise saving me on googling a shed load of videos to watch on the hope I see some and can figure this out.
I’m guessing a couple of the green tarp ones, but after that I have no idea.

Any suggestions, or even a reference to a video on YouTube etc to watch and see for myself would be greatly appreciated..

Regards
davesvline
With the demise of the Flexivan concept, the 16 VQGX wagons were modified to a skeletal container wagon and re-coded as VQCX and joined all the other wagons bearing that code.  Not known when this happened exactly but the NSW ones were converted in 1982/83, if that assists.  Cheers!
  K-Class Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Ohh.
So the VGQX, 4 wagon pack… What containers do I realistically place on these from 1985 onwards???

Hopefully someone can advise saving me on googling a shed load of videos to watch on the hope I see some and can figure this out.
I’m guessing a couple of the green tarp ones, but after that I have no idea.

Any suggestions, or even a reference to a video on YouTube etc to watch and see for myself would be greatly appreciated..

Regards
With the demise of the Flexivan concept, the 16 VQGX wagons were modified to a skeletal container wagon and re-coded as VQCX and joined all the other wagons bearing that code.  Not known when this happened exactly but the NSW ones were converted in 1982/83, if that assists.  Cheers!
sm-at-eden
According to Peter Vincent's website the former Flexi-van wagons were modified from flexi-van wagons to skeletal ISO container wagons and recoded to VQGX 1 to 16 between October 1980 & April 1981. These wagons could then carry up to three 20' containers or one 20' and one 40' container. As there was only 16 VQGX wagons compared to the the 510 VQCX/Y std 63' solid deck container wagons and 135 VQFX/Y skeletal 63' wagons they were very rare and would not be seen often. Interestingly all 16 were given to National Rail in 1994 to become RQZX indicating they were probably mainly used on interstate intermodal trains.

Here are a few pic's I have found on line of VQGX's/RQZX's with containers as per the original request
https://flic.kr/p/dkcqow
https://flic.kr/p/awxeL6
https://flic.kr/p/aRgR5z

Matt
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The latest posts on their Instagram show Auscision are working on an N-Scale NSW 80 class locomotive.

Follow the link on their website to see it. Or don't, either way.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Thanks for the replies guys. Helps quite nicely Wink.

Regards
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Auscision N scale 80 class locomotive tooling sample now on Facebook with the following info:
"Yes! Pete has gone mad and tooled up 8 locomotives in N Scale. This is the third locomotive he is giving everyone a sneak peek of while he keeps the others hidden away in his office."
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
More facebook goodness:
"Auscision N Scale 442 Class Locomotive Tooling Sample.

This model will be available in the following liveries: Indian Red,Reverse, Candy, Freight Rail Light & Dark Blue, R&H Transport, CFCLA, SSR and BHP.

Models will be available in standard DC and with the option of factory fitted ESU LokSound 5 DCC Sound.

Delivery date to be advised."
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
So they revealed 8 N scale locos had been tooled up, 4 are now known.

NR
C44ACI
80
442

I'm guessing there will be a G/BL revealed alongside the HO scale versions, probably a 422 as well.

The 44 and 48/830 has/will been done by Gopher Models so maybe not them?
S/GM/B are already well covered by Gopher as well.

Let's start the "Where's the N Scale Tangara?" comments!
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
PHA page now online https://auscisionmodels.com.au/PHA%20Power%20Van.htm
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Auscision have added sneak peek pics to Facebook  of their stand for this weekends exhibition. Included are samples of graffiti covered NGTY, and I also spy the modernised V set samples.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
And HO Scale Auscision Team Figures (Series 1) on display in the cabinet.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

Auscision have painted samples of C44's in the Qube, Crawford & One Rail liveries to name a few. They look to be HO scale, in their photos of the model train show stall.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

How were the bargain bins?

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