Eureka Blog Update

 
  Dazz Deputy Commissioner

Latest update from Eureka.

The factory has advised that production of the BCW will be finished on the 12th of April. The shipment should therefore clear Port Botany sometime in the first week of May. I expect to start distribution when I return from the Brisbane exhibition which should see distribution completed by the end of May.

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  Dazz Deputy Commissioner


Sunday, April 22, 2012


 
Tian Qing He sails Monday.

MV Tian Qing He is due to depart Hong Kong for Port Botany on Monday 23 April. 2012. On board will be our BCWs.
The Tian Qing He is due to arrive at Port Botany on 3 May, 2012 and allowing a couple of days to clear customs we expect to start distribution on our return from the Brisbane Exhibition on the 10th of May. Distribution is expect to be complete by the end of May.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane


... we expect to start distribution on our return from the Brisbane Exhibition on the 10th of May. Distribution is expect to be complete by the end of May.
"Dazz"
Wow, Ron has revamped his distribution system since the old days when it took months to ship out a model.  Or else he hasn't sold many.  Hope it's not the latter.


  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Did they arrive, has distribution started?
  Biokeith Station Master

Hi Iain

as I bought a pack at the Brisbane Show, I'm fairly certain that they have arrived.

Keith 
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Keith,

I wonder if the ones Ron sold in Brisbane came in by air.  Seems doubtful he could have had the container unpacked, and his box of models clear Customs in time to get to Brisbane.

Has anyone got their models through the distribution system?

Best regards,
John
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I am keen to see how the model looks in terms of detail and accuracy.
  hosk1956 Deputy Commissioner

Location: no where near gunzels
How about an update on the O/E wagons Eureka, I don't want to see pictures of ships or empty boxes, I want my wagons or at least a true delivery date, not the one you think I want to hear which will change numerous times.

Unhappy customer

PS I think I will go back to scratchbuilding my wagons, I would have them by now.
  jamiepb Junior Train Controller

R ciass update?
  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
I thought I would upload some photos I took in Dec 1989 at Pt Kembla of condemned BSV's and BCW's for modelling purposes,





You might also notice in the background 2 x 70 class loco's and the old AIS site. I have photo's of the 70 class loco's as well.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Great shots - what's the cattle wagon on the right side of the photos - It seems smaller.

Iain
  a6et Minister for Railways

Great shots - what's the cattle wagon on the right side of the photos - It seems smaller.

Iain
"Iain"


The earlier new steel framed BCW of the type that was made by TOR.   The converted BSV type that Eureka is doing has a higher roof line than the original 1959 types, as you can see by the photo of the BSV next to the first BCW, interestingly it would appear that they are all of the converted types by the looks of the roof lines of them.

One thing with the weathering of the wagons is to bare in mind that sitting near the salt & pollutions that were very strong in that area, especially under the ER&S high stack was quite strong, meaning the rust shown on them would be more defined than in normal service.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Why were there cattle wagons at AIS?

Did they do a nice line in BBQ beef?
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Why were there cattle wagons at AIS?

Did they do a nice line in BBQ beef?
"TheBlacksmith"


Mate, I think they heard that was a lot of iron in Aussie beef! Wink
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
It's the place for Australian Illawara Shorthorns (AIS) cattle.

Has anyone received their order for BCWs as yet?

Best regards,
John
  a6et Minister for Railways

Why were there cattle wagons at AIS?

Did they do a nice line in BBQ beef?
"TheBlacksmith"


The old balloon loop & various sidings there were conventient locations to store R/S & loco's, generally out of the public view awaiting the torch.
  a6et Minister for Railways

It's the place for Australian Illawara Shorthorns (AIS) cattle.

Has anyone received their order for BCWs as yet?

Best regards,
John
"John_Bushell"


Has the ship arrived yet?  or maybe its been pirated, there is a HK registered vessel with failed engines & its drifting towards the Barrier Reef, maybe not the right ship but who knows?
  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
I have some more photos for your modelling reference







I have forgotten to mention that I have received my box of BCW's from Ron in Brisbane.

Unfortunately, these fine models are outside my modelling period and will be listing these on ebay shortly.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Tranx,

Yes I think you did mention you got some BCWs at Brisbane.  Now, what date was that exhibition?  5th to 7th May I think.

From the Eureka blog:

"The Tian Qing He is due to arrive at Port Botany on 3 May, 2012 and allowing a couple of days to clear customs we expect to start distribution on our return from the Brisbane Exhibition on the 10th of May. Distribution is expected to be complete by the end of May."

Hence I think the ones you picked up in Brisbane must have come by air.  That is unless Ron has a special deal with HM Customs and the stevedoring industry.

I was wondering if anyone has had some BCWs posted out.

Best regards,
John
  Driver Walsh Beginner

Location: Melbourne
Plenty of posts on a BCW, what about a few on a long lost and still growing missing R Class for the Victorians?

I discovered last week I had bought and paid for my R Class order in October 2005.

Now that's a long time ago and still we get the runaround when asking when they are coming.

Last answer August.

Now if I had invested my money in a bank for seven or so years how much would I have now even at their interest rates?

Must be an answer somewhere!

Cmon Ron, update your website with an answer
  Albert Chief Commissioner

It's not August yet is it?

No point asking Ron a question on Railpage. Ring him, email, post a comment on his blog.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Clearly there are two types of BCW but as a non-NSWGR person I am a bit confused about which is which ...etc. AMRM seems only to have had one article on BCW's way back in volume 7 no 5 way back in 1975. The NSW rolling-stock web page has nothing (and may be in mothballs as nothing has been posted there since December 2009). Is there any other source of information? 

BTW one of the photos is now showing as an error.

Before we all start bashing poor Ron there are a few other guilty parties such as Traino - 48 class and the GM's and there are a few Auscision models that seem to be on the go slow. Eureka has stated in the past that they will use AMRM to update everyone and as a new issue is due this week (or thereabouts) perhaps we will hear some more - especially about the E wagons and OT's.
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Clearly there are two types of BCW but as a non-NSWGR person I am a bit confused about which is which ...etc. AMRM seems only to have had one article on BCW's way back in volume 7 no 5 way back in 1975.
"Iain"


You might find my old 'StockWagons of the NSWR' page, kindly preserved by persons unknown on the oocities site, to be of use for sorting out the various types of NSWGR stockwagons.

http://www.oocities.org/james_mcinerney2000/stockwagons.htm
  hosk1956 Deputy Commissioner

Location: no where near gunzels
Before we all start bashing poor Ron there are a few other guilty parties such as Traino - 48 class and the GM's and there are a few Auscision models that seem to be on the go slow. Eureka has stated in the past that they will use AMRM to update everyone and as a new issue is due this week (or thereabouts) perhaps we will hear some more - especially about the E wagons and OT's.
"Iain"


Without bashing anybody because as you say they are all guilty, but what is the point of having a blog if you aren't going to update it but rely on a bi-monthly magazine for updates, isn't that the point of having a blog.

Wayne
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Mine turned up today...

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