It seems pretty silly that they would do a 'tuscan' scheme instead of the bicentennial scheme or even the 'stealth' liveries, surely these would attract more sales than a livery that is a tongue in cheek reference to a discussion between only a few people.
Also the lack of displaying samples just doesn't make sense unless it's been because of notable errors or problems with the samples. I've been holding off ordering until I see them; hopefully they'll be on display at Thornleigh.
It's a shame about the NRs selling out but they have been available for some time and have been flogged off at exhibitions for $175 each. No doubt one day they'll make a return, or another manufacturer will come along with a much more detailed version.
Could not agree with you more.
I've said before and I will say it again. The Candy and Bicentennial liveries are very popular. Sure the 80 class liveries in the late 90's may have taken a long time to sell out but with the current climate and Auscisions 422's all but almost gone, one has to reconsider the market. And dont forget the other candy sell outs, 44/47/49/422 and now the 73's are running low. 42218 bicentennial has been sold out now for a while.
Unfortunately I think John Eassie is not really open to entertaining the requests for more candy numbers, bicentennial or stealth liveries at this time. Maybe in the second run he might consider but the tuscan release really is a gimmick and nothing more. He has stated he detests the candy colours but the 81 class alone is known for most of the 1980's to early 90's in the candy scheme. Oh well thats just my opinion.
Owning two Classic brass 81's and the two bicentennials by PW, I'm not fussed but I will invest in the two candy releases and would more if they considered a few more....
I personally appreciate Auscisions strategy of releasing the majority of colours in the first release.
First release 81's could at least include 4 x candy // 2 x bicentennial // 2 x stealth // 4 x Freightrail blue // 1 x national rail // 2-4 pacnat etc.....
Just a thought......