Auscision Models Blog

 
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Poath Junction must be away on holidays...

(Here's my big chance)


So, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, and anyone else I may have missed, without further ado...


Auscision announce the SSR Class Locos in Limited Edition Twin Packs (100 Sets Only).

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Auscision-Models/136260326407914


(That was fun)

Paul

Congratulations Paul.....nice scoop!

Can't say that release excites me too much as its out of my era. But what is interesting is the news that next week another painted sample is on its way.

I love some of the comments saying its going to be an 72 class or some other bizarre class!
I think it would between the L/P/Tangara or XPT.
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  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
"SSR millions that got Regalway to become the best factory in China" - SSR Millions???

Iain
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
"SSR millions that got Regalway to become the best factory in China" - SSR Millions???

Iain
Iain

According to the US Model Forums, Regalway were a pretty small affair, and definitely not the prefferred place for European and USA companies to buy from.   I have heard it said that Auscision were quickly their main customer and that they pushed the Chinese company to greater heights. The others started to arrive at the factory doors, after Auscisions successes. Auscision has supposed to have an excellent connection with the Company and get preference over bigger (new) users.

As I believe the above to be true, it seemed appropriate to mention that SSR is a profitable Company in Australia that appears to be behind both Auscision and BRM. That makes Auscision more independent from the Bankers and just like you and I, if you own everything and have an independent income, you can do things free of outside interference. I am pretty certain that SDS , Southern Models Eureka and even Austrains, suffer at the hands of the bloody Bankers much more than Auscision.
But you are right, its only watching what is actually happening, looking at its history and adding it all up and hopefully getting it about right.

So Iain what do you think is happening? Tell us your ideas, please? After all its a forum, isn't it?
Cheers
Rod
  a6et Minister for Railways

According to the US Model Forums, Regalway were a pretty small affair, and definitely not the prefferred place for European and USA companies to buy from. I have heard it said that Auscision were quickly their main customer and that they pushed the Chinese company to greater heights. The others started to arrive at the factory doors, after Auscisions successes. Auscision has supposed to have an excellent connection with the Company and get preference over bigger (new) users.

As I believe the above to be true, it seemed appropriate to mention that SSR is a profitable Company in Australia that appears to be behind both Auscision and BRM. That makes Auscision more independent from the Bankers and just like you and I, if you own everything and have an independent income, you can do things free of outside interference. I am pretty certain that SDS , Southern Models Eureka and even Austrains, suffer at the hands of the bloody Bankers much more than Auscision.
But you are right, its only watching what is actually happening, looking at its history and adding it all up and hopefully getting it about right.

So Iain what do you think is happening? Tell us your ideas, please? After all its a forum, isn't it?
Cheers
Rod
comtrain

When one looks back to the RS that Auscision first produced, & IIRC they were some coal hoppers, the add on detail was to my mind horriblly oversized, especialy hand rails, I did a measurement on them especially hand & other grab rails, the sizes were that large, I doubt even a man like West Indian cricketer Clive Lloyd who had about the largest hand I have ever seen on a person could have gripped a full sized hand rail based on those scale items.

Regal Way at the time was primarilly making models for the U.S toy market, in Tyco & Atlas type F7 toy train sets & at that level of quality. The arrival of Auscision was a big challenge for them & in some ways a gamble by Auscision, but like often happens a company that is prepared to move with the times & accept the challenge will lift, & Auscision has supremely benefitted from the trust they put in Regal Way, & so has Regal Way benefited big time by the association & arrangements.

On both counts its been a good solid arrangement & good luck to them, the thing is though that Auscision has benefited also by the association owing to the stability in that factory, as against what happened to the 3 Oz companies along with the many others that used SDK & were basically shafted by them, even Hornby has given up on them & cut their losses.

The other thing is that just as Rod has mentioned, Auscision has a reasonable backer here in Oz with SSR as well.  None of this really is a negative for Auscision but nothing more than a positive for them.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
"SSR millions that got Regalway to become the best factory in China" - SSR Millions???

Iain
Iain

Asides for the fact with a video they posted a while ago of an SSR train going past a model expo to the effect of "Our boys at work"

And take a closer look at how many SSR locos are being made by them. The O scale CEY would look good as a desk ornament....
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
As a  shareholder in some transport companies that have a significant rail business I was thinking more about the comment that SSR had millions in profits to pump into Regalway!

BTW there is some interesting information on the web about Rapido's relationship with their Chinese manufacturer http://www.rapidotrains.com/rapidonews39.html

Iain
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I wonder if any of these will get the single arm panto?



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Cheers
Rod
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Wow!
Those L Class look a treat.
So happy that all those electric collectors are being looked after.

They don't fit my criteria but I will invest in one or two down the track!
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Confirmation on FB that Auscision are doing the 48 & 830 in HO. No details on timing yet.

Tony
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Confirmation on FB that Auscision are doing the 48 & 830 in HO. No details on timing yet.

Tony
brissim


Ok, just saw that one myself also.

So, how long till we see an announcement from Trainorama about what is really going on with their 48 class?

I hope for all involved (modelers and manufacturers) that this is an arrangement between the two to transfer or co-produce this model and it's variants rather then one of them now receiving mass cancellations and putting the original project in financial doubt.

Paul
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Auscision has samples of their first book at the Caulfield exhibition. A rather large 200+ pages of train pictures.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Auscision has samples of their first book at the Caulfield exhibition. A rather large 200+ pages of train pictures.
Poath Junction


So... All the photos of 81's, 80's, 44's, 442's, G's, BL's, C's etc, etc, etc. were simply previews of photos from their forthcoming Book?

That's actually quite funny!

Paul
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

This all makes sense now, Auscision are also producing a book about bears (ie. The Panda photo).

Many people are going to be grizzly about that!

Paul
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
I have just had a look at Auscision's facebook page and am even more confused as to what is going on about their 48 class.

I think that the information flow (both ways) on facebook is very childish/amateurish.  Many posts are incorrect grammatically. Ask a question, there are no direct answers, just innuendo.  Almost every poster seems to be on a high (drunk or drugged?).

The flow of comments is not chronological, they are all over the place in time and content.

I wish that people would think a little bit before they post a comment.

If this is the future of newsletters/advice from our importers, then heaven help us!

Happy face ("off your" variety) booking,

John
  a6et Minister for Railways

Auscision has samples of their first book at the Caulfield exhibition. A rather large 200+ pages of train pictures.
Poath Junction

I wonder the percentage of SSR train photo's compared to the other operators?
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
I have just had a look at Auscision's facebook page and am even more confused as to what is going on about their 48 class.

The flow of comments is not chronological, they are all over the place in time and content.

I wish that people would think a little bit before they post a comment.
c3526blue

Just so you're aware, the default order of comments is by ranking ("Top Comments"). You can click on the down arrow next to this and select "Recent Activity" in order to get the chronological order.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The move by Auscision to announce a 48 when the TrainO model is about to be delivered puzzles me no end. However, it's their business so they can choose to shoot themselves in the foot if that is what turns them on. I suppose the 48 was an abundant engine on the system so yet another model might sell.

Best regards,
John
John_Bushell


Wait and see what is going to be announced...

Paul
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Wait and see what is going to be announced...

Paul
FirstStopCentral

Huh? Was I misled? Someone posted that Auscision announced a 48 and 830 on their Facebook page. I don't read the stuff on Faceache so took it as true.

Best regards,
John
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Yes its been announced 'sort of' but no official timeframe, road numbers etc have been declared.

Unless "FirstStopCentral" knows something we don't!
  Groover Train Controller

Location: A long way from home
Factory_Fill

Drool!  Can't wait for my model of 4601 to head up the HUB set and bank my 60 class.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
[edit]Talking about the Oz model makers

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11378883-s0.htm

This was a lot of talk that did arise out of the XPT, and the 48 class announcements from Auscision. It has been pruned out of this blog - which we will keep for normal talk about this brand only.
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Note: duplicate title fixed, eventually.......
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
A few blog updates in August including latest GT46 samples posted today - http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Auscision%20Models%20Blog.htm
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Have a couple of pre-paid C48 orders with Traino - ironically would've been more numerous if more variety was offered at the time

While I will not canx on account of loyalty/trust/blind faith, I will unreservedly pre-order x10 Auscision 48's sight unseen

Auscision arrogance or master-stroke? Excited either way

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