Auscision Models Blog

 
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Could the 45 sell out completely before delivery, it's certainly looking that way?

Amazing...

Paul

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  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
It does look like that may be possible. But then again, there are so many variations on offer, that this could be a big ask.
I had heard that the 45 class was one of the most popular models in terms of pre-orders, so I suspect that the run itself is particularly large.  Certainly given there are 24 different versions being offered, even if there are only 150 of each number being made then that is still over 3000 models. Personally I think that may be unlikely, I'd hazard a guess there may be as much as 300 of each number (and maybe even more of some of the indian red versions), making for a possible production run between six and seven thousand units, very large by Australian outline standards.

Whatever happens, and however many have been made, I will be very surprised if there are more than two or three numbers left available a month after they arrive.
Regards,

Toby
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
A 2nd chance to get GT46C-ACe SSR Locomotives has arisen, be quick before they run out again.

Also a blog update for the 45's with some nice big pics of those weathered samples.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

There appears to be a large number of Austrains 442's for sale on eBay lately

A pending announcement, coincidence or merely a revolt away from 'toy train' standards?

I hope it's not just a makeover by the aforementioned if the tragedy of the 81 is anything to go by

Any news Auscision?
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
There appears to be a large number of Austrains 442's for sale on eBay lately

A pending announcement, coincidence or merely a revolt away from 'toy train' standards?

I hope it's not just a makeover by the aforementioned if the tragedy of the 81 is anything to go by

Any news Auscision?
gw0071

I've noticed that as well (also the Austrains 80 class are popping up more regularly too).

I don't think an announcement is likely "soon", but I believe that in time, Auscision will do both the 442 and the 80. Just my hunch though, that's all.

Roachie
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The new 80 Class was talked about openly at Liverpool, it is not Auscision...

Paul
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

The new 80 Class was talked about openly at Liverpool, it is not Auscision...

Paul
FirstStopCentral


Ok this is something that I must of missed - care to expand on this comment?
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The manufacturer was talking openly at the show, however I will leave it to them to make an official announcement through the normal channels.

Paul
  brissim Chief Train Controller

THE ENDLESS WAR
"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous."
With thanks to George Orwell we can't help but notice that we are still here, eight years later and the same stuff is still going on. Some models have come out in that time though!!
Lets see what's been going on:

.......
DQ2004

As always an interesting read - but isn't this the wrong thread.

Tony
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
Yes it was totally the wrong thread! Ooops.
I've moved it.

Cheers
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog updated 11/12: The Panda has been deported! Or possibly just checking on the status of various projects.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Looks like a quiet lead up to a hectic post Christmas/New Year period

Best let Joe Hockey, the Australian economy and Santa down
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

46's are due end of January as per a recent advice. 45's first of course:D
Gives me a chance to get a few more early bird 46's...and if the 86's are anything to go by!!!!
Still hanging to see a picture of the 46 with small panto's!!! Probably won't see one until she arrives.
  standard gauge Station Master

86 class page now showing all 4 candy versions sold out.
Didn't take long. Wonder what will be next?
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
some 46's have sold out, models due in Feb. details at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auscision-Models/136260326407914?fref=nf
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Any guesses what the unannounced 45 & 46 models might be?Very Happy

I noticed that the candy 45's have not all sold out which contradicts the FB post - or did I misread? Good news if so.
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
Any guesses what the unannounced 45 & 46 models might be?Very Happy

I noticed that the candy 45's have not all sold out which contradicts the FB post - or did I misread? Good news if so.
5711

I must have missed it - did someone say that there were going to be un-announced additional 45 & 46 class?

You may have misread the post regarding what was sold out - the candy 45s are merely 'getting low'.
Which ones? How low? Its hard to tell.  Sometimes I wonder whether they are actually selling well or whether they are trying to bump up sales - they did say way back in August sometime that the candy ones were getting low, they still are, yet the two early indian red versions have sold out, along with a later indian red number.
Personally I'm wondering if they did too many candy versions of the 45. I would have thought they should have done at least three versions of the early 45, and three of the 70's versions too - I expect them to sell out before any candy schemes.
...then again, I've been wrong before.

Regards

Toby
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

The mystery of 4855 in 'Stealth' livery as listed on the Auscision order form has been solved.

Photos show that 4855 (along with a couple of others) had no FreightRail logo under the cab window when painted in the FreightRail blue scheme.

Auscision's order forms have now been amended to: 4855 - FreightRail Mk2 (no logo)

They have also adjusted the Mark designations for the models, there being only Mk 1 to Mk 4 now instead of 1 to 5.

Paul
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Not so much a criticism - more an observation, Auscion's almost-sold-out call has become a little 'the boy who cried wolf'. In the past it was a reliable call however, definitely not the case with the 45's. I acted on the August advice which I interpreted as a stern warning and paid for half a dozen. They're pretty much still all available. Perhaps they up'd the production quantities?
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Not so much a criticism - more an observation, Auscion's almost-sold-out call has become a little 'the boy who cried wolf'. In the past it was a reliable call however, definitely not the case with the 45's. I acted on the August advice which I interpreted as a stern warning and paid for half a dozen. They're pretty much still all available. Perhaps they up'd the production quantities?
gw0071

Yes, perhaps they learned from the 422 fiasco. When so many missed out getting what they wanted and Auscision missed the sales.
Maybe they have a cut off date when they can no longer increase the numbers?   Getting in a bit early, actually makes great sense. If they still can increase the numbers, they probably would.
If so,  they have done well
Cheers
Rod
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Auscision have previously stated that they need to set production numbers/body versions ect well before delivery,i think it was 6-9 months in advance of delivery.Most producers would be in the same boat,so its a bit hard to change volumes produced when people order just before a model arrives.

Another factor would be for example the fact that the first 2 locos Auscision produced B class and EL class took several years to sell out ( In fact you can still buy twin pack ELs that's 4 years ) so they must have produced too many and got stuck with lots of stock.

So rather than "the fiasco of the 422s" it would be "once bitten twice shy",better to sell out after recovering investment costs not be stuck with stock and also have the demand there for a future re-run.I am sure they would have liked to have produced more candy 422s and some other popular versions that sold out but I guess they had to weigh up the risks and went with the volumes they produced.

No business these days wants to carry much stock in any industry as it costs money to store and the government wants their tax on item the taxman doesn't care if it has sold or not.

With the 45s they stated there were about 10 of each candy version available a couple of months ago so if they are still available then that means they have sold less than 10 of each candy version to date in the last 2 months.No "Crying Wolf" they are just keeping us informed.

Will be interesting to see how many versions of 45 will be available to purchase once they arrive.

Im guessing an Austerity version of 45 class will be the surprise loco if they do one.

Its going to be a big year with lots coming from Auscison and others in 2015.

Happy New Year to all.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Its going to be a big year with lots coming from Auscison and others in 2015.

Happy New Year to all.
2LaGrange

Certainly hope so mate.  Would require a significant improvement on 2014.  Refer to "Race" fred.

All the best for New Year, and bring on some trains!
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Yes, perhaps they learned from the 422 fiasco. When so many missed out getting what they wanted and Auscision missed the sales.
Maybe they have a cut off date when they can no longer increase the numbers? Getting in a bit early, actually makes great sense. If they still can increase the numbers, they probably would.
If so, they have done well
Cheers
Rod
comtrain

What '422 fiasco'. Auscision announced on their blog almost a month before their arrival that at least five of the road numbers including the candy versions were almost sold out. Anyone who missed out only had them selves to blame.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
What '422 fiasco'. Auscision announced on their blog almost a month before their arrival that at least five of the road numbers including the candy versions were almost sold out. Anyone who missed out only had them selves to blame.
kingfisher

FFS!
Some people really should take their own advice?

Dan,

'Some people' just post for the sake of posting, facts are immaterial it seems...

Paul
FirstStopCentral



Cheers
Rod Young
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

What's the attraction with 4634 (46-9) as it's sold out?

It's a wonder they didn't make the 46 prototype, The Brick.

I note that 4620 (46-6) is also on the list.

And why were the buffers removed on some?

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