It is useful to remind ourselves that Eureka is not the only manufacturer experiencing delays, there are reports that manufacturers as big as Hornby or Athearn are suffering delays due to problems with various Chinese manufacturers. there are a whole variety of local projects announced years ago that have still to arrive. I bet Hornby didn't take full payment for undelivered models in 05/06 though. Mark
Pretty sure nobody was forced to pay up front and anyone who wanted a refund was able to get one if they no longer wanted to wait? Doesn't change the fact we all assumed they'd arrive sometime close to the expected date, and I'm sure Ron is not one bit happy about it either, as this one projects delays has done more harm to his companies reputation than anything else I dare say.
We all knew about the R Class and 38 Class delays, but if anyone then put money down up front on anything else after that, and now complains, is that not kind of saying something about them? I waited (and waited, and waited, and waited) for my 38, but I still ordered 3x 40's, a HUB Set and a 59, because I want them, knowing well and good that the proposed delivery dates would probably not be met, and probably by a long shot.
I'm not singling anyone out, and I am playing devils advocate, but I'm just saying that the constant pointing out of what we know to be true is getting somewhat boring to read in every single post about Eureka.
Auscision have this golden aura where you can't say anything bad about them, but gee, where's my 422 that was I think their first (or close to it) advertised project? But what can you do, I want one, so I wait, patiently, no point bringing it up in every thread, at least that's my view, for what it's worth, which is no doubt very little!
Anyway, all I'm doing is contributing to the angry mob scenario so I might leave it there