Traino 48's

 
  linton78 Train Controller

Location: South Coast NSW
Ha ha you got me John. I dragged my wife along to help measure. She of course loved the experience, not. My parents and brother live around the Goulburn area so we get up there often. I really like the museum there. One of the last places you can crawl around things. The blokes that run the place seem to be good fellas also. If only the round house could talk.

Linton

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news updated, new releases of 48 class now available. Includes:
4836 GREEN, 125 YEARS
4833 CANDY
4809 YELLOW FACE, REVERSE
4812 RED TERROR
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news updated, new releases of 48 class now available. Includes:
4836 GREEN, 125 YEARS
4833 CANDY
4809 YELLOW FACE, REVERSE
4812 RED TERROR
Poath Junction
No, sorry, it doesn't "include" those 4 locos...

IT IS those four locos.

Four numbers, seriously?

Paul
  brissim Chief Train Controller

I agree this appears rather pathetic. I think they say (ie its not entirely clear) in the fine print of their ad in the December AMRM there will be a second batch of this second run in "other colours and road numbers". Hopefully - for Traino's sake - this includes at least additional candy numbers.

Tony
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Given I paid for 4842 in candy back in April 2008 one can safely assume there will indeed be more candy numbers in a later batch!
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news updated, new releases of 48 class now available. Includes:
4836 GREEN, 125 YEARS
4833 CANDY
4809 YELLOW FACE, REVERSE
4812 RED TERROR
No, sorry, it doesn't "include" those 4 locos...

IT IS those four locos.

Four numbers, seriously?

Paul
FirstStopCentral
Not quite true...........

Some of the first run numbers that were out of stock have been rerun.  Yes not a new run but 4801 and 4812 (and others?) are available again.

What numbers will be next to arrive?

Also AMRM has news of reruns of the S, GM, 44, 47, and others.

Alas what is happening with the reruns of Pullmans and Manns (AM/FJ/BJ)?  Could do with some more basics (basix type) of rolling stock too (RU etc),and the FHG/GHG vans.

Happy counting,

John
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news

From there news page

Trainorama are having  a sale ( $ 30 off ) for a few weeks on select products of there  newish engines 48 class , 830 class and the  GM class

They still haven't fully update the own page or ebay with the reduced prices on the each of the selected models which they listed on there news page .
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news

Some news in the link above of what next 48 / 830 class which will turn up early next year .
  brissim Chief Train Controller

http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news

Some news in the link above of what next 48 / 830 class which will turn up early next year .
BIG-BEAR
Good to see some extra candy 48s (including your number PJ), but I'm surprised to the green 4836 without its 125th anniversary writing. I know it did originally exist without the side writing but it must have been a most just a couple of days. Maybe the model was a mistake by the factory?

Tony
  G Train Locomotive Driver

4836 lost its 125th Anniversary wording in the mid 80's and stayed green as with the new model to be produced by Trainorama into the 90's until retired and purchased by or at least operated by AUSTRAC. It's been in the AUSTRAC livery since though I believe owned by Junee Railway Workshops. So the green livery without wording represents the majority of its time in green in government service. It's not a mistake.
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
http://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php/news

Some news in the link above of what next 48 / 830 class which will turn up early next year .
BIG-BEAR
Hmmmm..... But the announcement also says nothing really. "delivery first quarter" Well that is any time before the end of March! Shocked Just as well I have HEAPS of patience! Laughing

Roll on my remaining 830's on order...
  brissim Chief Train Controller

4836 lost its 125th Anniversary wording in the mid 80's and stayed green as with the new model to be produced by Trainorama into the 90's until retired and purchased by or at least operated by AUSTRAC. It's been in the AUSTRAC livery since though I believe owned by Junee Railway Workshops. So the green livery without wording represents the majority of its time in green in government service. It's not a mistake.
G Train
Thanks for that info - I wasn't aware.

Tony
  AdelaideHills Station Staff

Location: Southwestern Germany
Hmmmm..... But the announcement also says nothing really. "delivery first quarter" Well that is any time before the end of March! Shocked Just as well I have HEAPS of patience! Laughing

Roll on my remaining 830's on order...
SA_trains

Hi all,
there are two options one being that they already work on it and continue during our Christmas break so that a shipping end January can be done before all factories close for Chinese New Year. This is what I guess after four versions were already released in November. Continuing with some work should not be any problem.
Or the second option is that they collect workers mid to end February and then restart business after CNY but this means that no locos will be shipped before mid to end March...

Wish all a great pre-Chistmas time

Thomas
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Hi Thomas,

I am not having a go at you because you are merely following examples of misuse of language very common today.  The period in which all Chinese factories take holidays is not the Chinese New Year - it is the lunar new year that is celebrated in many cultures around the world - for example have you heard of the Tet Offensive in the history of the Vietnam War?  Well Tet is the Vietnamese name for the lunar new year.  In Indonesia it is called Imlek.  Nevertheless I recognize that most people understand what you mean by Chinese New Year, so no big deal - merely offends my sensibilities since it overemphasizes the significance of China.  I am old fashioned and acknowledge one bias - I let you work it out.

One more picky point.  CNY is definitely ambiguous at best, and misleading at worst.  Google the abbreviation CNY and you will find the first page of meanings is all about use of CNY as the recognized abbreviation for the Chinese currency, in the same way that AUD is Australian dollars, USD is US dollars, GBP is the UK pound and EUR is Euro.

While talking about the Chinese currency many get confused by the apparent dual names: renmimbi or yuan.  Renmimbi is the people's currency and yuan is the unit of currency.  To clarify, renmimbi means currency of the PRC in general whereas yuan is used to quantify - 10 yuan, 100 yuan and so on.  It would be incorrect to state 10 renmimbi for example.

See a better explanation here:  http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/061115/yuan-vs-rmb-understanding-difference.asp

Sorry for the treatise.  I hope it brings some understanding, and once again no criticism of your post is intended.

Best regards,
John
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Hi Thomas,

I am not having a go at you because you are merely following examples of misuse of language very common today.  The period in which all Chinese factories take holidays is not the Chinese New Year - it is the lunar new year that is celebrated in many cultures around the world - for example have you heard of the Tet Offensive in the history of the Vietnam War?  Well Tet is the Vietnamese name for the lunar new year.  In Indonesia it is called Imlek.  Nevertheless I recognize that most people understand what you mean by Chinese New Year, so no big deal - merely offends my sensibilities since it overemphasizes the significance of China.  I am old fashioned and acknowledge one bias - I let you work it out.

One more picky point.  CNY is definitely ambiguous at best, and misleading at worst.  Google the abbreviation CNY and you will find the first page of meanings is all about use of CNY as the recognized abbreviation for the Chinese currency, in the same way that AUD is Australian dollars, USD is US dollars, GBP is the UK pound and EUR is Euro.

While talking about the Chinese currency many get confused by the apparent dual names: renmimbi or yuan.  Renmimbi is the people's currency and yuan is the unit of currency.  To clarify, renmimbi means currency of the PRC in general whereas yuan is used to quantify - 10 yuan, 100 yuan and so on.  It would be incorrect to state 10 renmimbi for example.

See a better explanation here:  http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/061115/yuan-vs-rmb-understanding-difference.asp

Sorry for the treatise.  I hope it brings some understanding, and once again no criticism of your post is intended.

Best regards,
John
John_Bushell
Hey that is interesting,  Its funny because I left Vietnam during TET in 1968. (I was on the Qantas flight that was damaged leaving Saigon) and yet I had not really connected it with Chinese New Year for many years.  
I guess the reasons why Americans and Australians only know it as Chinese New Year, because of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who migrated to our Countries in the Gold years. It was always going to be Chinese New Year here. However I take your point
Cheers
Rod Young
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
https://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php?route=news/ncategory
more 48's & 830's have arrived.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

My daughter also turned 8 this year - happy birthday!

Discounted pricing a spot of one-upmanship with Auscision?

Too late I'm afraid, maxed out with too many @ $220

They are a fine looking model though
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Mod Note :  Kingfisher and Rod, take your  discussion to PM, or I'll weild the axe to this thread, please Smile

Regards,
David Head


Update: Thread cleaned.

Please Ladies and Gentlemen stick to Trainorama 48's and 830's. To talk other brands go to their  thread.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
David
You should set up a grumpy and grumpier thread to which those that are attacked publicly can at least answer it publicly Very Happy
You could just transfer stuff into it, and disinterested folk need not visit, and yet bruised egos can be sated by being able to respond.

Mod Edit:
Cannot merge threads here at Railpage, only Admins can at the lowest level. So I have acted without blame to anyone to get this thread back on track.  See I'm even a cheapskate editing your post so I do no post a reply....  Let's leave this thread fr what it;s about... Dthead
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
In another place I was impressed by this picture taken by Gavin Thrum of models by Geoff Brooks.

Just to show the fun you can have now with these beaut little engines. Nice work fellas Wink




Cheers
Rod Young
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Trainorama must be getting close to the end of the run by now, and thats good news for those of us waiting for the rerun of the Victorian S Class in V/Line and VR liveries.  I think the GM comes about the same time as well?
I have been trying to find out if any new liveries will be done or even if numbers will change, but no luck as yet.
Check out the new release which has been held down to the discount price of $285 despite our crappy dollar

(Post Edited by Moderator, I told everyone  to be careful mate -DTHEAD)

The photos (submitted by Bobs Hobbies) don't do them credit. Light was too hot and shadows were distracting, none the less...







Cheers
Rod
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
EOFY sale, some 48's for $265. refer http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=895cfaa318e84b5ffbdd488ae&id=8bfd7da0a0&e=3cf503123d
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
EOFY sale, some 48's for $265. refer http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=895cfaa318e84b5ffbdd488ae&id=8bfd7da0a0&e=3cf503123d
Poath Junction
Yes, I've seen that already and have decided to buy a green 4836....after seeing how good it looks in the pics recently submitted to Facebook (48 class Appreciation Group) by Bob Richo. Thanks Bob!!! haha
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

OK, very clunky website - any tips on purchasing on-line or are they still operating under old school protocols?

Can't seem to get checkout to acknowledge discounted price
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
OK, very clunky website - any tips on purchasing on-line or are they still operating under old school protocols?

Can't seem to get checkout to acknowledge discounted price
gw0071
I had the same problem last night.....so I just phoned them this morning and did the deal over the phone.

Funny thing was that the bloke who I dealt with wasn't even aware of the EOFY discounted price but said he'd take my word for it. hahaha

Roachie

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