Eureka Blog Update

 
  a6et Minister for Railways

….. and will Phoenix drop their RH/LCH's on the market about the end of May, and be on sale at Rosehill?

Happy subterfuging,

John
Phoenix LCH's to run behind the Wombat 53 Class?

Paul
Maybe SRM and Austrains are doing the TF too!

Happy confusing,

John
c3526blue
That will create a big surplus of TF's, considering the Phoenix acca SDS, already has them scheduled for arrival this year, also have said they will be bringing in some modified/fixed T's as well.

While SRM did their 10cl exceptionally well, Wombat will need to do a step up from the 30T to compete, considering the amount of work needed to get them modified to better reflect the versions produced as well as issues with the tenders.

Sponsored advertisement

  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Hello A6,

I believe that the quality was proportional to price. Will be interesting to see price point of future products and how that impacts upon quality, if at all...
  a6et Minister for Railways

Hello A6,

I believe that the quality was proportional to price. Will be interesting to see price point of future products and how that impacts upon quality, if at all...
gw0071
GW, you are pretty well correct on that, but I was one of the idiots who part for the models up front, and then had to pay the extra $100.00 to get one, made a mockery in many ways of supporting a product but then had to cough up more while others got the model for $200.00 cheaper.  Anyway that part is past.

My chief beef with the model is that in getting a superheated model, you get a few too many errors on the model to what should have been brought out, likewise missing items that were supposed to have been, also the running qualities are basically mixed bags as well.

Going forward overall I really have very few needs as far as loco's are concerned but one thing for sure is that I will be going over any I would like to get with a fine tooth comb as far as detail is concerned.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Sorry to hear that A6, my purchase was merely an opportunistic afterthought - certainly not worth much more than $350, but I digress

I imagine the DEB project will now be shelved, hopefully for Eureka the 620 re-run will arrive before any further announcements elsewhere
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Phoenix are now producing the Eureka K Class and have provided a delivery timeframe:

Most recently Phoenix Reproductions and Eureka Models have agreed to expand our degree of cooperation. We will now produce, in conjunction with our D3 model, a quantity of Eureka Models K class steam engines. Whilst the two models only share a small number of common items in their external appearance, the assembly of the models is very similar. We can use many common components across the two assemblies. Our D3 is slated for delivery 1st quarter 2020 and the K will be available later in the 2nd quarter. The K class production will be under the Eureka Models brand and all outstanding orders will be available from them. Phoenix Reproductions will also have a small quantity of EM branded K class for sale whilst stocks last.
Phoenix Reproductions

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=647496052389498&id=379355122536927&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBH-YpRZD_Y4Anct2twtXE_CewqPDSuzgtEGZOXjPIjrWPI847Ue3cB1bwW_pRFl7tPigBbEThMr8z9aML9kCkNnDG9N_FQLqByeAUppRoqYu0UYRx0l7G23ky2vpzOOm3pKJMxc79ladKb0xN0qHTzascPKLEZogv-GPcrPKYYHzM1ssjSu2qX6D5py0MBYoUIyPNAZzGhYPW7ByWEkzpmeqFjntYvC7dqZV6cZhVZvBUbnfjuKFuku4Q6lJKtzdlSpAz5mARg3uDKnxFLD2Wl-JnXRizPH4jXUNgZ5vKQRW506YB3DCBbhaQ8235JhpcemE1Qg2QexjlGoCk&__tn__=-R
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Phoenix are now producing the Eureka K Class and have provided a delivery timeframe:

Most recently Phoenix Reproductions and Eureka Models have agreed to expand our degree of cooperation. We will now produce, in conjunction with our D3 model, a quantity of Eureka Models K class steam engines. Whilst the two models only share a small number of common items in their external appearance, the assembly of the models is very similar. We can use many common components across the two assemblies. Our D3 is slated for delivery 1st quarter 2020 and the K will be available later in the 2nd quarter. The K class production will be under the Eureka Models brand and all outstanding orders will be available from them. Phoenix Reproductions will also have a small quantity of EM branded K class for sale whilst stocks last.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=647496052389498&id=379355122536927&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBH-YpRZD_Y4Anct2twtXE_CewqPDSuzgtEGZOXjPIjrWPI847Ue3cB1bwW_pRFl7tPigBbEThMr8z9aML9kCkNnDG9N_FQLqByeAUppRoqYu0UYRx0l7G23ky2vpzOOm3pKJMxc79ladKb0xN0qHTzascPKLEZogv-GPcrPKYYHzM1ssjSu2qX6D5py0MBYoUIyPNAZzGhYPW7ByWEkzpmeqFjntYvC7dqZV6cZhVZvBUbnfjuKFuku4Q6lJKtzdlSpAz5mARg3uDKnxFLD2Wl-JnXRizPH4jXUNgZ5vKQRW506YB3DCBbhaQ8235JhpcemE1Qg2QexjlGoCk&__tn__=-R
TheMeddlingMonk
Hi MM,

I don't think your interpretation is completely accurate.  The way I read the Phoenix statement is that the D3/K projects will be a joint production between Phoenix/Eureka.  (In order to improve economies of scale, and get the Eureka K project delivered early - my interpretation only.)

Happy producing,

John
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
You could be right, John. I had taken it to mean Phoenix were now producing it for Eureka. Guess we'll find out more if it's mentioned in the next Eureka blog/newsletter (whenever that is).
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
TAM & MCS update - https://eurekamodels.blogspot.com/2019/09/ammcs-on-their-way.html
  M636C Minister for Railways

TAM & MCS update - https://eurekamodels.blogspot.com/2019/09/ammcs-on-their-way.html
Poath Junction
That's a nice Spanish diesel hydraulic in the centre of the table with the three sample cars.
I wonder who is retailing that? Electrotren maybe?

Peter
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
…. and a following update on the C38 rerun.  Delivery now end of 2019.

Happy waiting,

John
  Hafenbahn Locomotive Fireman

The Spanish diesel hydraulic is a class 340, basically a Spanish version of the DB V200. Spanish producer Mabar currently lists models of this type.
  G Train Locomotive Driver

I’ve been advised my TAM & MCS carriage order would be mailed this week. If you’ve ordered them & not received an email you may wish to contact Eureka Models. Looking forward to these to make up a mail train consist as they ran in the mid-late 1980’s.
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Does anyone know more about the plans for the E and O bogie wagons?

I have an email from Ron from some time ago that Pheonix was going to make them (I ordered them back in the day), but since then he hasn't replied to any emails or answered the phone.
  railmod Chief Train Controller

Does anyone know more about the plans for the E and O bogie wagons?

I have an email from Ron from some time ago that Pheonix was going to make them (I ordered them back in the day), but since then he hasn't replied to any emails or answered the phone.
SAR523
I'd suggest contacting SDS / phoenix directly, they have taken on a range of Eureka products & they normally operate along the  lines of Making enough to supply Eureka's pre-pay commitments and then market the themselves. - Pretty certain there was an update on the SDS/Phoenix site a while ago - http://phoenixreproductions.com.au/ewagon.htm - unfortunately it does show them as Sold Out.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Does anyone know more about the plans for the E and O bogie wagons?

I have an email from Ron from some time ago that Pheonix was going to make them (I ordered them back in the day), but since then he hasn't replied to any emails or answered the phone.
I'd suggest contacting SDS / phoenix directly, they have taken on a range of Eureka products & they normally operate along the  lines of Making enough to supply Eureka's pre-pay commitments and then market the themselves. - Pretty certain there was an update on the SDS/Phoenix site a while ago - http://phoenixreproductions.com.au/ewagon.htm - unfortunately it does show them as Sold Out.
railmod
Actually Don't contact SDS. You need to contact Eureka. Although a joint project some stock was delivered to Eureka in the Eureka green boxes to allow them to complete deliveries to Eureka paid up customers. SDS have no obligaton to supply SDS product to Eureka customers.
Cheers
Rod Young
  ajbrown Junior Train Controller

http://phoenixreproductions.com.au/

You'll find that they are sold out.
  VRT327 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Seymour, Victoria
Can anyone definitively advise if Eureka Models still operating?

Last website update 8 July 2016
Last Eureka Times Newsletter Issue 31 August 2016.

I have been unsuccessful in contacting them through the email address on their Website (no reply) or by phone and am still waiting for delivery of $1628.00 product.


Blog indicates the all VR bogie S flat wagons, the E bogie open wagons would be fulfilled by 15 November 2019.
No parcels have been received.
  Moses Wong Station Master

Can anyone definitively advise if Eureka Models still operating?

Last website update 8 July 2016
Last Eureka Times Newsletter Issue 31 August 2016.

I have been unsuccessful in contacting them through the email address on their Website (no reply) or by phone and am still waiting for delivery of $1628.00 product.


Blog indicates the all VR bogie S flat wagons, the E bogie open wagons would be fulfilled by 15 November 2019.
No parcels have been received.
VRT327
What email and phone number did you try?

They're still operating.

Cheers
MJW
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

They still advertise in the Australian Model Railway Magazine as well it might be that somethings have change since their website has not been updated or something. Might be wise to check things out in the next AMRM, phone numbers etc.
  noirilae Station Master

Does anyone know if the ETA of the 38 class run is still March?

I’ve had items from China recently being held in customs for extra lengthy periods of time recently due to the Coronavirus scare. Does anyone know if the 38 class re run may also suffer the same fate?
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
I'm not aware of anything specifically regarding the 38 Class, but I know other manufacturers (i.e. Ixion) have warned of delays due to the mass quarantine and restriction of movement within China as well.
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
After a couple of calls to John, I received my Eureka/Pheonix O wagon 3 pack (dark grey).

I would say that the side walls are considerably thicker than the Orient Express versions, but the interior relief detail is nice.  The wheels were all in gauge and after a little tweak of some coupler pins they're up and running.  They're weighted a bit lighter than the NMRA standard but I don't really have an issue with that; the run plenty fine.

More firewood can now be carried around the layout Smile
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

After a couple of calls to John, I received my Eureka/Pheonix O wagon 3 pack (dark grey).

I would say that the side walls are considerably thicker than the Orient Express versions, but the interior relief detail is nice.  The wheels were all in gauge and after a little tweak of some coupler pins they're up and running.  They're weighted a bit lighter than the NMRA standard but I don't really have an issue with that; the run plenty fine.

More firewood can now be carried around the layout Smile
SAR523
Careful how you handle those wagons as yes interior detail is a nice touch but it comes at a price. Presuming they are all made at the same time the SDS ones that I had the sides came off just getting one out of the box. The glue used to hold sides and ends on is not good and I suggest that some other suitable glue be flowed on below or above the underframes on these cars to keep them together. The models are excellent but the glue used is NBG. This is an observation not a criticism of these models. The two sides and both ends are all separate sections glued to the underframe.

They might even come apart in a serious derailment on a layout as well. Depending on the circumstances. I got the OM models and after gluing them all I am quite satisfied with the models.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Careful how you handle those wagons as yes interior detail is a nice touch but it comes at a price. Presuming they are all made at the same time the SDS ones that I had the sides came off just getting one out of the box. The glue used to hold sides and ends on is not good and I suggest that some other suitable glue be flowed on below or above the underframes on these cars to keep them together. The models are excellent but the glue used is NBG. This is an observation not a criticism of these models. The two sides and both ends are all separate sections glued to the underframe.

They might even come apart in a serious derailment on a layout as well. Depending on the circumstances. I got the OM models and after gluing them all I am quite satisfied with the models.
DJPeters

Same, I've had to reglue 2 of my 3 AOGF wagons.   Not a terribly hard job, it's very easy to line them up.
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

It might be best before running any of them to add the glue before you use them, better to be safe than sorry. Just saying.

Sponsored advertisement

Display from:   

Quick Reply

We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.