SDS Models web update mk2

 
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Not quite SDS news but in conjunction with SDS:

It is with great pleasure that we can now share with you some news that has been over three years in the making. CGL Models in conjunction with SDS Models is pleased to announce the 1460 and 1502 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive project for Queensland modellers. CGL Models has been working in collaboration with SDS Models on the research as development of this, and other Queensland projects, for around two and a half years, and we can now finally share this exciting news with all QR modellers.

SDS Models is one of Australia‘s largest, and most respected model railway manufacturers. The SDS website shows an extensive range of quality models produced over the years for Australian modellers. SDS Models is now making the entry into the Australian narrow gauge modelling scene, which includes Queensland. CGL Models is proud to be involved with SDS Models in this new venture. As well as the 1460/1502 project, we have been working with SDS Models on the development of the 1620 Class model which was announced earlier this year. The QR 1620 Class is one of three narrow gauge locos in this very large project which will also deliver models to Tasmanian and Western Australian modellers. The 1460/1502 project involves 12 models which will be available in both HOn3.5 and HO gauge, as well as DC or factory fitted DCC with sound. All versions of these locos have been catered for, including the Dynamic Brake “Elephant Ear” version of the 1460 Class. Liveries include paint schemes from the 1960’s to the late 1990’s. Also included in the 1460 range is a Tasrail QR Class from the early 2000’s.

The 1460/1502 models are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2022, and both SDS Models and CGL Models will be accepting pre-orders as from today for the models. Some running numbers and liveries are expected to be popular, so to avoid disappointment, we recommend pre-ordering your models as soon as possible. Pre-ordering also allows you to take advantage of the special pre-delivery price offer. In addition the twelve running numbers in the project program, CGL Models will be offering an exclusive 1502 Class model from the 1970’s to 1990’s era. This particular model with the running number 1528 will only be available direct from CGL Models and can also now be pre-ordered from our website. Further information and order forms can be found on the CGL Models website;-

http://www.cglmodels.com.au/
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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
This however went up at the same time Wink

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  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
This however went up at the same time Wink

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speedemon08

Glad to see the WCR cars. Didn't think they fit the 1980s, though Twisted Evil
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
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Queensland Railways   PCO / PCUY Container Wagon for the trifecta of new models
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Hmm, time to start 3d printing DQ class cab and nose replacements.
All these narrow gauge models are going to send me broke! Smile

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  brissim Chief Train Controller

Finally some news on the 81 Class. Deliveries are starting in January with Mk1 & 2 SRA Candy (DC only), spreading out over the 1st half of next year for other variants.

http://sdsmodels.com.au/latenews.htm

Tony
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The 1460/1502 SDS page shows 12 models, while CGL page has a bonus 13th "exclusive number". However the numbering on SDS order/info page indicates there could be some other unannounced 1990s era models. Would be nice if they're Interail 423's.
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Tasrail’s DQ class started arriving in 1998..
  GT46C-ACe Deputy Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast QLD
Need a new bogie for 423s, not just the obvious...
  The railway dog Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Anyone got some news about when the LHG vans will be out?
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Anyone got some news about when the LHG vans will be out?
The railway dog
Leaving HK later this month.

Paul
  The railway dog Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Anyone got some news about when the LHG vans will be out?
Leaving HK later this month.

Paul
FirstStopCentral
Thanks Paul.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
News update 24/12/21 - http://sdsmodels.com.au/latenews.htm
  The railway dog Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
I can't see a way to order online on the SDS website. All I can find is printouts for mail order. Surely there is one, could someone explain it to this poor soul?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Welcome to the 20th Century.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

SDS supply all their products to retailers like Australian Modeller who have an excellent online shopping cart. Same price and free postage too.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

I can't see a way to order online on the SDS website. All I can find is printouts for mail order. Surely there is one, could someone explain it to this poor soul?
The railway dog

When you say you are wanting to order on-line - are you referring to on-line pre-ordering of items yet to be delivered, or on-line ordering of in-stock items?

If its a pre-order - I'm not aware of any Australian manufacturer/importer that has on-line ordering of pre-orders. And in the case of ordering stuff already in stock - as 2LaGrange as suggested - just go to the Australian Modeller website.

Tony
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I can't see a way to order online on the SDS website. All I can find is printouts for mail order. Surely there is one, could someone explain it to this poor soul?
The railway dog

I got all high tech and used the ipad to draw on the PDF and email it back to their sales email.
No response to know if it worked yet.

Honestly, it's time they signed up for a Shopify account and load all their products on there.  
They'll even do coming soon for announcements, pre-orders and released products!
You can't say Auscision (for example) doesn't know about it, it's what Australian Modeller runs on!

Edit: for a third party solution, littletrainshop.com.au has an online cart and has at least the QR locos, 81s and T classes available for preorder.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I can't see a way to order online on the SDS website. All I can find is printouts for mail order. Surely there is one, could someone explain it to this poor soul?

When you say you are wanting to order on-line - are you referring to on-line pre-ordering of items yet to be delivered, or on-line ordering of in-stock items?

If its a pre-order - I'm not aware of any Australian manufacturer/importer that has on-line ordering of pre-orders. And in the case of ordering stuff already in stock - as 2LaGrange as suggested - just go to the Australian Modeller website.

Tony
brissim
Pre-ordering was very common up to the point of Covid and many shops/importers/manufacturers very had options to both Pre-order on line and reserving models, usually with a fair downpayment option, and once delivered to the shop/business, those who had pre-paid models would be notified of when the particular models arrived, or when they departed from the O/seas factory.

It certainly has changed somewhat since then, with the dealers having the forms available to download and send to them, a bit of small added expense but, a sign of the times with the way orders and deliveries are made up.

I also understand that the deposit arena and cut off time are often close together, as a lot of models & the respective company, often only produce relatively smaller runs these days owing to costs from the factories. By having a pre-order form with deposit means one gets the model of choice, otherwise he may miss out on a specific number of the model he wants.

Seems the Australian Modeller website and shop has taken on responsibility in distribution of models, seemingly relieving the importer of the need to on sell models once the pre-0rders are finalised and delivered although they do keep more than enough themselves to sell for their own costings.  Not much really between them all these days though.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

I can't see a way to order online on the SDS website. All I can find is printouts for mail order. Surely there is one, could someone explain it to this poor soul?

When you say you are wanting to order on-line - are you referring to on-line pre-ordering of items yet to be delivered, or on-line ordering of in-stock items?

If its a pre-order - I'm not aware of any Australian manufacturer/importer that has on-line ordering of pre-orders. And in the case of ordering stuff already in stock - as 2LaGrange as suggested - just go to the Australian Modeller website.

Tony

Seems the Australian Modeller website and shop has taken on responsibility in distribution of models, seemingly relieving the importer of the need to on sell models once the pre-0rders are finalised and delivered although they do keep more than enough themselves to sell for their own costings.  Not much really between them all these days though.
a6et
Any models produced by SDS and other importers are available to order from Casula Hobbies online store at the same time they become available to order from Australian Modeller. And the same can be said of several other model stores as well.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I can't see a way to order online on the SDS website. All I can find is printouts for mail order. Surely there is one, could someone explain it to this poor soul?

When you say you are wanting to order on-line - are you referring to on-line pre-ordering of items yet to be delivered, or on-line ordering of in-stock items?

If its a pre-order - I'm not aware of any Australian manufacturer/importer that has on-line ordering of pre-orders. And in the case of ordering stuff already in stock - as 2LaGrange as suggested - just go to the Australian Modeller website.

Tony

Seems the Australian Modeller website and shop has taken on responsibility in distribution of models, seemingly relieving the importer of the need to on sell models once the pre-0rders are finalised and delivered although they do keep more than enough themselves to sell for their own costings.  Not much really between them all these days though.
Any models produced by SDS and other importers are available to order from Casula Hobbies online store at the same time they become available to order from Australian Modeller. And the same can be said of several other model stores as well.
kingfisher
The point I was trying to make is that the way models are sold and distributed, not just by one shop front, which Australian Modellers shop at Seven Hills has a good record of models from other companies being on sold through that shop point.

As I also said, most if not all of the others and has been a similar selling point when many other companies had models sold at different shops, once the importer of their own branded models had been delivered to their premises and pre-orders sent out to clients.  Casula has a lot of variety and choices of items not available elsewhere, also they stock many varied brands of models, as do other shops, there has likely been a change since Covid and noticeable is the reduction in a number of businesses and some shop closures as well.

I have just finished an order with Casula, and have done business with them over the years, same with the shop and Hornsby, Parramatta, Blacktown, also when (Toms)Bobs hobbies was open at West Ryde. Also from a number that have closed over the years.

These days I have a very small purchase need, and my preference is to buy from the producer of models, rather than an opposition shop, may not amount to a lot, but convenience and supporting the company that has done the research from the beginning to end product on sale, I think deserves getting the business so they can continue in the hobby.
  The railway dog Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Well thanks for this avalanche of suggestions. I won't have any trouble ordering from someone, which I suppose is the main point.
I still think it strange that I can buy from a supplier using a printed form I've downloaded but can't use an internet purchase site from the same people.
But there are bigger problems in the world. I like SDS stuff .
  a6et Minister for Railways

Well thanks for this avalanche of suggestions. I won't have any trouble ordering from someone, which I suppose is the main point.
I still think it strange that I can buy from a supplier using a printed form I've downloaded but can't use an internet purchase site from the same people.
But there are bigger problems in the world. I like SDS stuff .
The railway dog
I would hope that come the Rosehill exh, along with Covid hopefully put in an execution cell, that we may well get back to something akin to normal, & not just a forlorn hope.

From a personal perspective, I would agree with you on the SDS stuff, in fact I believe they are on the top of the list with their quality production.
  gunzel42 Junior Train Controller

The only thing I'd say about purchasing directly from SDS (and from Auscision and other suppliers) is that I send my order and $$$$ to them to secure my order and would expect a next day or next business day response with an acceptance of order and a receipt.  I'm handing over my hard-earned to them in trust, proactive response should be reciprocated.
  Ardglen Junior Train Controller

Not an update as such but notice that a painted sample has been uploaded to the LHO & KP pages. The LHO looks particularly nice...

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