WANTED! - Models/items you want to look for

 
  Robh Station Master

Hello all,

I am on the lookout for a Powerline Spirit of Progress VRS Buffet Car.

Thanks in advance,

Rob

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  noirilae Station Master

Hi all,

I’m after an AUSTRAINS 4 wheel SRC and an ICV

PM me if you are willing to part with one of either or both

Thanks in advance
  lachyb Station Staff

Hi all,

On the look out for a few things.

A green Austrains C36 tender, any number (3608, 3609, 3633, 3635 or 3642) would be ideal, even more so if from the first run too please.

PSM 38's, a big ask I know, but I'm just scanning the market at this point in time to see what is around before making a purchase. 3820 in black would be a highly considered option.

Cheers,
lachyb.
  lachyb Station Staff

Hi all,

Still on the look out for a few things, same as above.

A green Austrains C36 tender, any number (3608, 3609, 3633, 3635 or 3642) would be ideal, even more so if from the first run too please.

PSM 38's, a big ask I know, but I'm just scanning the market at this point in time to see what is around before making a purchase. 3820 in black would be a highly considered option.

Cheers,
lachyb.
  IanB75 Beginner

Wanting to purchase

PSM CLF class 1 or 6

Ian
0419260345
  smmt01 Beginner

Hi,

I’m looking for an
Auscision XPT State Rail CountryLink livery set (or driver car)
in very good or as new condition;
  alltrainzfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Here
Looking for an Auscision V Set DIM motor car (powered or dummy doesn't matter). And either NPS-47/48 (CityRail Intercity Blue & Yellow with Yellow Doors & (L7)).
  noirilae Station Master

Hi all,

On the lookout for the following DVD:
Right Track #7: Building Buildings

PM me if you are willing to part with it Smile
  gunzel42 Locomotive Driver

Does anyone have a MDS 500B that is surplus to their needs and available to purchase?
  w44 Station Staff

Wanted - Trainorama 42 Class
  noirilae Station Master

Wanted SMR 10 class in green DC or DCC
  GetOffTheTrack Beginner

Sorry if this is a bit off topic.  I'm new, well back to collecting models (since I sold my Hornby layout in 1976) and I'm amazed at the great and detailed locos available out there.  I'm looking to get a streamlined S class steam and done a bit of research, but the prices, and presumably quality, varies greatly.  Could someone comment on the difference between, say, the Steam Era Models metal kit at $595 and the BGM version at $1,950.  The latter is fully built, so I would expect it to be a little more expensive but that's a huge difference.  Then there's an unstreamlined BGM version on Ebay for $3,245, second hand, yet a new X class BGM is $1,950.  So all a bit confusing.  I guess what I really want to know is, which are the best?
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
Sorry if this is a bit off topic.  I'm new, well back to collecting models (since I sold my Hornby layout in 1976) and I'm amazed at the great and detailed locos available out there.  I'm looking to get a streamlined S class steam and done a bit of research, but the prices, and presumably quality, varies greatly.  Could someone comment on the difference between, say, the Steam Era Models metal kit at $595 and the BGM version at $1,950.  The latter is fully built, so I would expect it to be a little more expensive but that's a huge difference.  Then there's an unstreamlined BGM version on Ebay for $3,245, second hand, yet a new X class BGM is $1,950.  So all a bit confusing.  I guess what I really want to know is, which are the best?
GetOffTheTrack


welcome back to the greatest hobby!

As far as I know, there are no VR S-class steamers available ready-to-run commercially. Steam Era and BGM provide brass and whitemetal kits. The BGM version at $1950 would be a kit that has been made by someone.

There is a great deal of effort in making a kit. Probably 50 to 80 hours depending on the complexity of the kit. With that in mind, $595 going to $1950 is a pretty reasonable deal. (If a plumber or a sparky spent 50-80 hours doing something at your home, how much would you be paying???)

The unstreamlined S on e-bay is (in my opinion....) way overpriced.

Steam Era have a very good reputation for kits though I have never built any of their Brass/whitemetal kits. A brass and whitemetal locomotive kit is certainly not for the beginner. But they are doable once the modeller has built up some experience.

If you can buy a completed kit, I'd recommend that you get it. Look at the build carefully and observe it running through turnouts and around curves.... not just on a straight test track.

Good luck!
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
Sorry if this is a bit off topic.  I'm new, well back to collecting models (since I sold my Hornby layout in 1976) and I'm amazed at the great and detailed locos available out there.  I'm looking to get a streamlined S class steam and done a bit of research, but the prices, and presumably quality, varies greatly.  Could someone comment on the difference between, say, the Steam Era Models metal kit at $595 and the BGM version at $1,950.  The latter is fully built, so I would expect it to be a little more expensive but that's a huge difference.  Then there's an unstreamlined BGM version on Ebay for $3,245, second hand, yet a new X class BGM is $1,950.  So all a bit confusing.  I guess what I really want to know is, which are the best?


welcome back to the greatest hobby!

As far as I know, there are no VR S-class steamers available ready-to-run commercially. Steam Era and BGM provide brass and whitemetal kits. The BGM version at $1950 would be a kit that has been made by someone.

There is a great deal of effort in making a kit. Probably 50 to 80 hours depending on the complexity of the kit. With that in mind, $595 going to $1950 is a pretty reasonable deal. (If a plumber or a sparky spent 50-80 hours doing something at your home, how much would you be paying???)

The unstreamlined S on e-bay is (in my opinion....) way overpriced.

Steam Era have a very good reputation for kits though I have never built any of their Brass/whitemetal kits. A brass and whitemetal locomotive kit is certainly not for the beginner. But they are doable once the modeller has built up some experience.

If you can buy a completed kit, I'd recommend that you get it. Look at the build carefully and observe it running through turnouts and around curves.... not just on a straight test track.

Good luck!
SA_trains

Trainbuilder is doing the S class again, due Q1 2021.
His website with all the links to orderforms etc: http://www.trainbuilder.com/
He also has a faceache group if you are on that.
I have a number of his items are they are very good brass models built ready to run in China.
  GetOffTheTrack Beginner

Thanks guys, great information.  I didn't realise there was so much work in assembling those brass kits.  Considering they're limited editions, only available from time to time, would I expect them to hold their value?  As in, a $1950 assembled loco?
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

Sorry if this is a bit off topic.  I'm new, well back to collecting models (since I sold my Hornby layout in 1976) and I'm amazed at the great and detailed locos available out there.  I'm looking to get a streamlined S class steam and done a bit of research, but the prices, and presumably quality, varies greatly.  Could someone comment on the difference between, say, the Steam Era Models metal kit at $595 and the BGM version at $1,950.  The latter is fully built, so I would expect it to be a little more expensive but that's a huge difference.  Then there's an unstreamlined BGM version on Ebay for $3,245, second hand, yet a new X class BGM is $1,950.  So all a bit confusing.  I guess what I really want to know is, which are the best?


welcome back to the greatest hobby!

As far as I know, there are no VR S-class steamers available ready-to-run commercially. Steam Era and BGM provide brass and whitemetal kits. The BGM version at $1950 would be a kit that has been made by someone.

There is a great deal of effort in making a kit. Probably 50 to 80 hours depending on the complexity of the kit. With that in mind, $595 going to $1950 is a pretty reasonable deal. (If a plumber or a sparky spent 50-80 hours doing something at your home, how much would you be paying???)

The unstreamlined S on e-bay is (in my opinion....) way overpriced.

Steam Era have a very good reputation for kits though I have never built any of their Brass/whitemetal kits. A brass and whitemetal locomotive kit is certainly not for the beginner. But they are doable once the modeller has built up some experience.

If you can buy a completed kit, I'd recommend that you get it. Look at the build carefully and observe it running through turnouts and around curves.... not just on a straight test track.

Good luck!
SA_trains

I do not believe BGM ever had a brass and whitemetal model of the S class, steamlined or otherwise, SEM are the only company to produced a kit for that particular locomotive and only in the streamlined version. The assembled one you saw on eBay may have been a Precision Scale Models version, hence the very high price. SEM do have the streamlined kit in stock if you wanted one.
  996 Station Master

PSM didn't do an S class steam. The original BGM company did ready to run S class in brass by Samhongsa, occasionally seen for sale on second hand market. Also the Steam Era Models version sometimes seen for sale built up, probably be the less expensive option.
  R719 Locomotive Driver

PSM were going to do the S Class but stopped when Trainbuilder started copying everything they planned to release.    

Apparently the Trainbuilder S class is inaccurate, but unless you're a rivet counter it's close enough.     Trainbuilder quality is a mixed bag quality wise with some being good and some being average.  

BGM did ready to run S classes both streamlined and unstreamlined (the worst thing I ever did was sell two BGM ones in preparation for PSM ones that never came).    SEM made the kit.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
PSM originally proposed to do the S-class back in the 1990s. There were adverts in AMRM in about 1994 that showed they were going to do original and streamlined versions along with the entire 10-car SOP set in time for the 60th Anniversary of the SOP launch in 1997. History shows the cars got made (under the Train Hobby label) but unfortunately the locos did not.

If I think of it I'll scan the advert.
  lachyb Station Staff

Hi all,

Still on the look out for a few things, same as above, again.

A green Austrains C36 tender, any number (3608, 3609, 3633, 3635 or 3642) would be ideal, even more so if from the first run too please.

PSM 38's, a big ask I know, but I'm just scanning the market at this point in time to see what is around before making a purchase. 3820 in black would be a highly considered option.

Cheers,
lachyb.
  lachyb Station Staff

Hi all,

On the hunt for Lima streamlined 38 bodies. 3801 or 3802, preference towards getting 3801 if possible.

Cheers.
  SAR_enthusiast Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Hi all,

Im wanting to purchase the following models

Auscision Australian National EL class

Auscision Australian National AN class

Austrains Australian National DL class (green roof/black bogies

Please PM if you have any of the above for sale
  lachyb Station Staff

Hi all,

On the hunt for Eureka 38cl bodies, in particular non streamlined ones in green. Including tender bodies too.

Thanks in advanced,

lachyb

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