SDS Models web update

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
RACE stands for "Railways of Australia Container Express", the states purchased the containers however Railways of Australia oversaw their operation. It makes a lot of sense for QLD & NSW to own these particular containers as they were shipping fresh produce to Victoria (and SA/WA) that needed to be refrigerated. Now to start looking for photographic proof.

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  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Thanks for that overview! I'm not really that familiar with RACE containers or their use, I was more accustomed to seeing TNT/Holden etc jumbo containers racing through to/from Adelaide while on the BG.

(And those smilies get their semicolon characters truncated off still!)

Wolfpac
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Rob O'Regan's website has several images of the 40' version of these  RACE refrigerated containers at Albury in 1979, one of which has the PTC L7 logo applied.

Am unsure if these particular boxes were transferred to BG at Albury but given that they have been photographed there it is more than likely.

Perhaps the good people of South Australia did not get Pineapples back then other than from a tin?

Poath's comments in regards to RACE is correct, no doubt it is assumed that the respective state systems liked to apply their own specific logo / branding to the containers allocated to their pool given they had put up the coin for them in the first place.

Regards,

Catchpoint
  a6et Minister for Railways

Other areas of these type of RACE refrigerator containers use was for meat transport from some NSW Abatoirs, certainly they were used from Gunnedah & Moree at times, saved the need for ice.

Standard type Race containers were also a large part of the old parcels network & used on parcels express ex Sydney running before the district mail trains, & amalgamated at locations such as Werris Creek for the Nth/Nth West, Bmd for the Coast, Oge for the west & Parkes, not sure about the south though.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The SDS 'future releases' page http://sdsmodels.com.au/futur1.htm has a nice prototype pic of a long train with the RACE refrigerated containers mixed with a few other containers. That page also makes me wonder about the possibility of two more container wagons - the wagon under the LRC drawing, and an OSF/NQSF (the NZMF is essentially one of these with a milk tank added).
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
My understanding (and am willing to stand corrected) is that the SDS Future release of the Peters Containerised Milk "Wagon" actually does include the NZMF wagon.

Whereas I do not think that the wagon shown under the LRC on the same page is an OSF / NQSF type, you may need to think / guess again....

And the written terms under the LRC / SRC only describe the containers without the use of the word "wagon" unlike the Peters example...time will tell

Either way some good models are forthcoming from SDS for the NSW modeller.

Regards,

Catchpoint
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
My understanding (and am willing to stand corrected) is that the SDS Future release of the Peters Containerised Milk "Wagon" actually does include the NZMF wagon.

Whereas I do not think that the wagon shown under the LRC on the same page is an OSF / NQSF type, you may need to think / guess again....

And the written terms under the LRC / SRC only describe the containers without the use of the word "wagon" unlike the Peters example...time will tell

Either way some good models are forthcoming from SDS for the NSW modeller.

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint
You've misunderstood me. The NZMF will be the complete wagon+tank as illustrated. The OSF/NQSF is the wagon that was modified to become the wagon used by the NZMF. ie take the tank off the NZMF, add/remove a few bits on the deck and you have the OSF once again. http://www.nswrollingstock.com/OSF.htm has enough of the basics to see what I mean. (ironically the first pic shows an LRC on an OSF).

The wagon under the SRC+QRC is an OCY (already done by SDS). The wagon under the LRC is clearly not an OSF, the chunky underframe looks more like something from a recycled 1950's/60's open wagon or louvre van (which may or may not be of NSW origin!)

BTW, it's not just NSW modellers getting the good stuff from SDS, Victorians have some real treats in the pipeline too.
  4464 Chief Commissioner

Location: Gone, like a fart in a fan factory!
My understanding (and am willing to stand corrected) is that the SDS Future release of the Peters Containerised Milk "Wagon" actually does include the NZMF wagon.

Whereas I do not think that the wagon shown under the LRC on the same page is an OSF / NQSF type, you may need to think / guess again....

And the written terms under the LRC / SRC only describe the containers without the use of the word "wagon" unlike the Peters example...time will tell

Either way some good models are forthcoming from SDS for the NSW modeller.

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint
I Agree with you Mate!
The Wagon on the left looks like a ICX/NQIX to me, and the one on the right isn't a OCY/NQOY, its a OCX/NQOX or Maybe a FQX/VQCX!!
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
You've misunderstood me.
Poath Junction

No, I do not believe that there was any misunderstanding on my part from what you had said in your post, which was:


That page also makes me wonder about the possibility of two more container wagons.
Poath Junction
"wonder" and "possibilty" are the operative words in your sentence.

And yes it may be that simple to state that an NZMF prototype is really just a former OSF wagon with bits added to it or removed, as quoted on a particular website. Just because things are on a computer / internet does not make them correct and as we have learned many times on the various forums it may not necessarily be that simple in regards to the production of dies / tooling etc. in order to produce an actual OSF model.


Anyway enough semantics, and my apologies, for whaile I said that NSW modellers getting good forthcoming product from SDS, what I really meant was that all modellers throughout the whole universe will benefit form the forthcoming products from SDS, it appears that you may have misunderstood me.

Regards,

Catchpoint
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

.... what I really meant was that all modellers throughout the whole universe will benefit form the forthcoming products from SDS, ....
catchpoint
Now how is Lrrr,  ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, going to benefit??? HO scale is far too small for his big clumsy hands! Razz
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Now how is Lrrr,  ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, going to benefit??? HO scale is far too small for his big clumsy hands! Razz
Poath Junction
You and your "logic"... SmileLaughing

Wolfpac
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Now how is Lrrr,  ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, going to benefit??? HO scale is far too small for his big clumsy hands! Razz
Poath Junction
I wonder if he appreciates the Miss Universe the Earthlings choose on this planet?
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Now how is Lrrr,  ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, going to benefit??? HO scale is far too small for his big clumsy hands! Razz
Poath Junction


Lrrr is probably a plonker.... so whats it matter anyway
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

I know one modeller on this forum that's from another planet...   Cool

Now where did I put those steam roller wheels?

Paul
  NSWGR1855 Deputy Commissioner

I know one modeller on this forum that's from another planet...   Cool

Now where did I put those steam roller wheels?

Paul
FirstStopCentral
At least SDS now have seen the light and supply fine scale wheels. I suppose if you still use tin plate era track work you need those steam roller width wheels.

Terry Flynn.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Classic image from a classic transitional era on RACE container page - seems like it was only yesterday...
  qldchook Locomotive Driver

Has anybody received their 1960's tank wagons from SDS yet?
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Single packs of the tanks have been released but the TE wagons and various packs haven't been released.

Paul
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Single packs of the tanks have been released but the TE wagons and various packs haven't been released.

Paul
FirstStopCentral
Paul, I think the previous poster was meaning the 1960's rail tank (petrol tanks) wagons, not the Centurion army tanks......??????

Roachie
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Has anybody received their 1960's tank wagons from SDS yet?
qldchook
A good question. In my case the answer is no. I placed orders for both 60's and 80's tankers 12 months ago (and to SDS's credit they did not take out any deposit because of unknown delivery times). When I first read a couple of weeks ago that the tankers had been received I sent off an email and got a very prompt reply that they were just sorting out their backorders and would be contact. Nothing since then. I saw the tankers (together with the Freight Australia and Ampol block train wagons) at Hobbyland only last week.

Tony
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

18' VR U vans have arrived. A few pics are on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SdsModels. Note the different door and end panel details.
  Harley Junior Train Controller

Location: Clergate, NSW
Has anyone who pre-ordered their Ampol and Freight Australia block fuel trains received their models yet? I am not having much luck contacting SDS and I havn't seem anyone post photos of them yet?!
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Has anyone who pre-ordered their Ampol and Freight Australia block fuel trains received their models yet? I am not having much luck contacting SDS and I havn't seem anyone post photos of them yet?!
Harley
I received the Ampol cars on 4 Nov.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


21/1 - lots of updates! New samples of BMT's, NSW 30' SHG/BHG/LHG announced, re-runs and more. http://sdsmodels.com.au/index.htm
  The railway dog Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide Hills
Those guards vans look rather tasty. That type of van's always been a personal favourite. I think they'd look good in overall passenger red of some kind, a bit like an HCX but I doubt very much this would ever have happened. I'd love to be proven wrong.

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