Eureka Blog Update

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Eureka Times issue 35 has been sent to those on the email list.  Mostly details of re-run and known new models, only new model confirmation is:

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The next in the Eureka Models 12 wheeler series will be The Commissioner’s Train comprised of three carriages AAH7, AAH8 and AAH9. This will be followed by The Royal Train comprised of a mixture of both 12 wheelers and HUB car carriages. The Commissioners Train is due for delivery in 2021.
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  noirilae Station Master

How do you get on this mailing list?

I went to their website hoping there may still be a way to sign up, even though it’s not updated anymore I thought there may still be a page for it.

Also did it mention that the C38 rerun has been delayed indefinitely until COVID ends or did it set a month?
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
To be added to the newsletter mail list just send a request to their contact address: eureka.m@bigpond.net.au
38 rerun is noted as most parts have been injected but covid19 has caused painting delays.
  gunzel42 Locomotive Driver

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
Given the track record of Eureka in terms of late delivery and lack of communications, I won't be pre-purchasing from them as I'm sure it will be cheaper to take the hit of paying at the time at my local model shop rather than than them having my money for an overly extended time way beyond what they initially predict.  And that it pre coronavirus which just adds to the delays.  Yes I might miss out on the model I want, but I won't lose sleep about money I have given them and has not yet resulted in the promised model.  Eureka needs to do better if it expects rail modellers to pre-pay either in full or a deposit as Eureka's current reputation makes it a dubious choice for either.
  a6et Minister for Railways

To be added to the newsletter mail list just send a request to their contact address: eureka.m@bigpond.net.au
38 rerun is noted as most parts have been injected but covid19 has caused painting delays.
Poath Junction
Why do people have to request to be put on a mailing list, when they were on one previously?

Having been a Eureka customer previously and my email details the only thing that have not changed, why is there a problem there now with getting the news letters?

I was however sent a copy of the latest newsletter from another person who WAS previously on their list, but he also only got a forwarded copy as well, also mentioned that there was supposed to be a downloadable attachment on the newsletter that the original recipient could not download/open.

Maybe a coronary virus has hit them.

As for what gunzel42 says, who in all honesty trust Eureka even outside of the current issues in China regarding any models being produced in a reasonable time frame?  In the latest edition, if I read correctly the 59cl seems to have nil or next to nil work carried out for its production, yet how many years back was it announced and would arrive the following year?  Of notice also is the RTC wagons, that are now to be a joint program with SDS at least with SDS involved its more than probable for those models to actually arrive.

One other interesting thing in the newsletter is the statement that only one edition per year will be mailed out owing to costs, that at least is a fair point, but if the cost is an issue, why not get their webb site up and running properly and post the news on that page with the ability to be downloaded.
  steamfreak Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wodonga, VIC
To be added to the newsletter mail list just send a request to their contact address: eureka.m@bigpond.net.au
38 rerun is noted as most parts have been injected but covid19 has caused painting delays.

One other interesting thing in the newsletter is the statement that only one edition per year will be mailed out owing to costs, that at least is a fair point, but if the cost is an issue, why not get their webb site up and running properly and post the news on that page with the ability to be downloaded.
a6et

The last section of the newsletter states:
Other Matters: The Eureka Models web site is well past its use-by date. Several attempts to update it have come to nothing but not to be discouraged a third attempt at renewal is being put together at the moment. Watch for progress. The cost of printing and mailing out The Eureka Times now exceeds $2000 per edition. It is expected that one edition per year will still be mailed out but it is intended to produce editions more frequently with the extra editions being forwarded by the internet only. If you have received this edition then we obviously have your current email address.
Eureka Models
A better format for the electronic newsletter might be appropriate now though, via MailChimp or at least via a PDF attachment.  Most online email newsletter platforms offer an easy way to view online or download.  

I can't wait to see my K Class locos!!!

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