There quite possibly be, but if there's not, then there's not And don't forget, every news update gets a torrential downpour of emails, phonecalls and communication to deal with afterwards. May as well have everything ready to go, put out the news with no doubts in it, then have to deal with the flood of "what about this" "where's my X loco"? type of communication.
But yes, it would be good to know snippets, if there's a few minor updates (same thing with the GMs - I was keen to see where they were at, like everyone else!) Saying that, if they're working hard on finalising the actual models, sorting shipment/customs/transport from the factory and to the warehouse etc - then it makes more sense to do that.
I know they're separate entities, essentially, but the shop is still there, is anyone wandering past any time soon? May as well get it direct from the source!
From what I see even Auscision is light on news regarding some things. From what I see happening with them is more to keep a flow affect going, which includes almost constant announcements of this & that, & then in many cases long waits for several items, & often not a lot of news about them either. Perhaps the other scramblings on FB is designed to keep out the questions regarding news of some of their long awaited models.
What real news has come from Eureka, often different in the AMRM to whats on their web & blog site, Austraisn has said some things but reports are different. In fact Eureka was the inventor of the saying, "there is no news" end of story, even with the 40cl as the latest AMRM says they are trying to gather the bits to be sent to the new assembly factory (my take on what was said but pretty close)
TOR has said they were expecting or hopping for the first run arrivals by late November early December, & I think they too are wanting them here yesterday, the latest item regarding them is dated 9th October with the following The first phase of the production run is to be delivered in two shipments, the first being due for release near the end of 2014
While very much dissapointing as to not hearing anything more, again I don't believe they are worse than any of the others either.
Which makes me wonder whether TOR are the only one out of them all that are called into question at the moment. A good place to start maybe is to list out all the models still to be delivered from all the importers & when they were announced just to see the order of their arrivals listed against intent.