WUISKE MODELS - News & Updates

 
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sometimes having the same model made by different manufacturers can be good. Not so for the modeller wanting only one, but for the guy who wants several, and knows not every loco was the same, either as it was  built, or in service.

We've seen many models of the same item vary in detail, when built or some time in it's life, correctness etc. This can be a bonus as it lets you have some variation in your identical fleet without being a mast6er modeller who can modify theirs.

For rollingstock this is good, especially if there are kits out for the item as well. Works for locos too.
I am sure the issues will be worked out.

Regards,
David Head

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  QR-INTERAIL Deputy Commissioner

Location: Where else, but Queensland
Great news about the 2400's Wuiske's, pitty about the SRM double up, however the 1550's are a proven product, extremely well detailed and priced. The 2400's will no doubt continue the 1550 success. Looking forward to the full announcement. Keep em coming.
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Sometimes having the same model made by different manufacturers can be good.
dthead
No arguments there.  We've seen the competition from the southern importers drive them all to ever-better models.  But that's a bigger market.  I'm not sure the QLD market is large enough yet to have two manufacturers going head-to-head and both coming out of it with a profit.

I think Jade has the right idea: if Wuiske is too far along, they can't stop, and will release first anyway.  SRM may be able to pivot and do one of the other locomotives in that 'family' instead and minimise any losses, or even still come out in front.

Assuming both continue on, I suspect I'll get some 2300's from SRM, and the 2470's from Wuiske.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Adam's Corner Chapter 95 has just been uploaded!
This one is all about the upcoming 2400 class locomotives including a release date!
As always, please let us know your thoughts!
http://www.wuiskemodels.com/layout/95.htm

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  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Adam's Corner Chapter 95 has just been uploaded!
This one is all about the upcoming 2400 class locomotives including a release date!
As always, please let us know your thoughts!
http://www.wuiskemodels.com/layout/95.htm

Jade Wuiske

So you're not doing the 2470's (just yet)?

Deffo getting a high-nose corporate and the bicentennial, though. Smile
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
No, Draffa, at this stage we are not doing the 2470, and seeing as SRM has announced this class it is unlikely that we will produce it now. We see very little point in doubling up on classes when there is much more still required for QR modellers on the Ready To Run scene.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Recently, our 1550 locomotives featured on the April edition of Cody's Office (Model Railroader video series).
This weekend only, Model Railroader has opened up their video section to everyone - which means you do not need to be a paid subscriber to view them!
So if you want to check out the 1550 class locomotive being featured on Cody's Office - have a gander at this direct link:
http://mrr.trains.com/…/modelers-spotlight-video-inside-cod… (free registration required)

What's happening in Cody's Office? This weekend, you can find out -- even if you're not a subscriber. Register on our site (it's free) to check out these videos and more!

  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
New Adam's Corner Chapter 96 has been uploaded this morning! This one goes step by step through the process of installing a DCC decoder into our 1550 and upcoming 2400 class locomotives.
As always, feel free to comment!
http://www.wuiskemodels.com/layout/96.htm
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

No, Draffa, at this stage we are not doing the 2470
Jade Wuiske

Ah, bugger.

We see very little point in doubling up on classes when there is much more still required for QR modellers on the Ready To Run scene.

Good call, I think.
Recently, our 1550 locomotives featured on the April edition of Cody's Office (Model Railroader video series).
Jade Wuiske

Heh, I was actually going to ask if you were going to send MR any models now that they're RTR.  That's huge exposure for you! Smile
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
For the first time, Wuiske Models and Haskell will be represented at two shows simultaneously. Catch up with Adam and Rob at Toowoomba Model Train, Craft & Hobby Expo and see Kieren at the AMRA Perth Exhibition this weekend!


DDMRC Toowoomba Model Trains, Craft & Hobby Expo 2015
Where: Founders Pavilion, Toowoomba Showgrounds
When: Saturday 30 May & Sunday 31 May
Opening Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm



40th Anniversary of the AMRA Model Railway Exhibition 2015
Where: Claremont Showgrounds Exhibition Centre
When: Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May & Monday 1 June
Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday 9am-4pm
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Adam's Corner Chapter 97 has been uploaded. As always, please feel free to comment.

http://www.wuiskemodels.com/layout/97.htm

  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Adam's Corner Chapter 97 has been uploaded.
Jade Wuiske
Quick Q on the new layout; if soil movement is such an issue (my step-father is doing earthmoving out that way atm, and if it rains, they call the job off for a few days, such is the black soil in the area), why is the new layout built on the ground instead of hanging it off the ceiling joists/floor joists?
I'm hanging my layout, but to avoid potential flood damage, not foundation movement.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Draffa - The problem with the old layout was that it was mounted off the walls. With our house being a timber structure on alluvial soil, the walls move in whichever direction they feel like on any given day, moreso after rain. We have doors that one day might stick unbelievably, and the next day open as freely as a hot knife slicing through butter. With the ceiling being attached to these mobilised walls, we would imagine the movement from the ceiling would be along similar lines, if not worse for all the running and jumping the kids do in the rooms above the layout room. Whereas the floor - it is a concrete slab (well, two actually) and as such we figured each entire slab will move as one and at worst we will have a tiny bit of movement at the joint between the two slabs. Thus, building the layout on the floor should offer us the least movement possible.
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

With our house being a timber structure on alluvial soil,
Jade Wuiske
Ahh!  I thought it was built on steel posts, which would make for less 2nd-story movement.  Makes sense now.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Our 2401D locomotives are getting very close now...

Here are some photos:







  Draffa Chief Commissioner

/Looks at the banana
I guess the car can do without a new muffler for another month. Very Happy
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Important Announcement - 2401D Locomotives



After much discussion within the Shared Wuiske Models and Haskell Asylums, we have been forced into making a decision we had not wished to make regarding the Bicentennial 2401D model.

We presently supply over 20 shops in Australia and overseas. With such a limited run of a model we have had two retailers trying to effectively call “dibs” on a vast proportion of the run. One was very adamant about how many they “HAD to have” and how we “owed it to them”.

As such, we have decided that to work in the best interest of you the modeller and to avoid as many people as possible missing out on this limited production model (or to avoid the possibility of paying stupid prices on eBay in 6 months time) we have made the decision that ALL models of 2401D in the Bicentennial livery will be made available direct through Wuiske Models ONLY.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes as it was not our preferred option. However we have spent well over a decade producing models for modellers (like myself for instance) and we refuse point blank to be told how many models “we have” to set aside for any retailer.

If any retailers have an issue with this policy then they are welcome to discontinue stocking our products as one shop has already threatened to (Wuiskes don’t work well with threats). This action has been taken as a direct result of the actions of two retailers (one in particular) and we will not bow to any pseudo pressure being applied on this front.

Whilst we usually go out of our way to support and promote the local hobby shops, there are limits to what we will put up with.
Having said that, if you have ordered one of these models through your local hobby shop, please PHONE US ASAP (07 4668 5976 anytime) to let us know and we will happily honour your standing arrangement and send it to them for you to purchase.

Cheers,
Adam Wuiske on behalf of,
Adam & Jade Wuiske and Kieren & Anita Haskell.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
A new Adam's Corner has just been uploaded with more important news regarding our much anticipated 2401D locomotives. In short, the availability of these is going to be delayed, and we are sorry.

http://www.wuiskemodels.com/layout/98.htm

  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Important Announcement - 2401D Locomotives



After much discussion within the Shared Wuiske Models and Haskell Asylums, we have been forced into making a decision we had not wished to make regarding the Bicentennial 2401D model.

We presently supply over 20 shops in Australia and overseas. With such a limited run of a model we have had two retailers trying to effectively call “dibs” on a vast proportion of the run. One was very adamant about how many they “HAD to have” and how we “owed it to them”.

As such, we have decided that to work in the best interest of you the modeller and to avoid as many people as possible missing out on this limited production model (or to avoid the possibility of paying stupid prices on eBay in 6 months time) we have made the decision that ALL models of 2401D in the Bicentennial livery will be made available direct through Wuiske Models ONLY.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes as it was not our preferred option. However we have spent well over a decade producing models for modellers (like myself for instance) and we refuse point blank to be told how many models “we have” to set aside for any retailer.

If any retailers have an issue with this policy then they are welcome to discontinue stocking our products as one shop has already threatened to (Wuiskes don’t work well with threats). This action has been taken as a direct result of the actions of two retailers (one in particular) and we will not bow to any pseudo pressure being applied on this front.

Whilst we usually go out of our way to support and promote the local hobby shops, there are limits to what we will put up with.
Having said that, if you have ordered one of these models through your local hobby shop, please PHONE US ASAP (07 4668 5976 anytime) to let us know and we will happily honour your standing arrangement and send it to them for you to purchase.

Cheers,
Adam Wuiske on behalf of,
Adam & Jade Wuiske and Kieren & Anita Haskell.
Jade Wuiske

I'm not a QLD modeller, but I'm sure those who are will appreciate the integrity you are putting into getting these right. Good to see!
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

I'm not a QLD modeller, but I'm sure those who are will appreciate the integrity you are putting into getting these right. Good to see!
Indefatigable
I too appreciate the extra effort being put into getting these just right, although I would have been happy to have one of the not-quite-right ones in any case. Smile

Guess I can book the car in for that muffler now. Very Happy
  WUISKE Assistant Commissioner

G'day All,
A new Adam's Video Corner Thing has been uploaded to let you all know where we are up to on the new layout. It has now existed for a total of five months and I think it is coming along nicely. As a modeller, I'm deriving far more enjoyment from simply "playing trains" on a daily basis than I ever did with the old layout.

As always, feel free to comment and let us know what you think.

Cheers,
Adam



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQTVZrxmm0&feature=share
  QR-INTERAIL Deputy Commissioner

Location: Where else, but Queensland
Great update as per usual. The double track mainline will great for rail fanning, however all those industries to shunt are going to be awesome. I'll take a shunt job any day!
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

About a month ago, the GF and I were in Melbourne for a conference.  I'd said that if we had spare time before our flight back, I'd go check out Trainworld, see what Wuiske stock they had left, and buy up as much as I could afford, since all the kits are effectively EOL.  As it turned out, we didn't have enough time to be sure of getting there and back to the lodgings before having to head to the airport, so I gave it a miss.

However, we were back last weekend for much of the same, and this time managed to squeeze in a visit.  After a quick check to see that what kits were on the walls was all they had (given that a lot of stock would have been at Liverpool), I did a quick mental tally in my head, swallowed hard, and... took the lot.

https://plus.google.com/106837448140982726982/posts/M3wXDnCtZBH?pid=6202390390614740194&oid=106837448140982726982

As usual when I purchase something I don't strictly need, I was having Buyers Remorse even before we were back on the train.
But I'm just about covered for kit building for, oh, I dunno, the rest of the decade?  I did leave the RTR stuff.  For now.

A big thanks to the blokes at TW, who were very helpful even though they did have to do a double-take. Very Happy.

It's been a very expensive month (mostly not model-related), so now I need to sell some Standard Gauge stuff to fund this purchase.  Or maybe a kidney.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
As usual when I purchase something I don't strictly need, I was having Buyers Remorse even before we were back on the train. But I'm just about covered for kit building for, oh, I dunno, the rest of the decade?  I did leave the RTR stuff.  For now.
Draffa
If all that spare space in the rack was your doing, then you're faster at building kits than I am... I have kits that I bought 6 years ago that I still haven't gotten around to building!
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

As usual when I purchase something I don't strictly need, I was having Buyers Remorse even before we were back on the train. But I'm just about covered for kit building for, oh, I dunno, the rest of the decade?  I did leave the RTR stuff.  For now.
If all that spare space in the rack was your doing, then you're faster at building kits than I am... I have kits that I bought 6 years ago that I still haven't gotten around to building!
TheMeddlingMonk
It's not as bad as it looks.  Most of the hooks only had one item each, although more than a few did have three.
And yeah, I have also kits I bought years ago sitting in the queue that never ends. Smile

Trainworld weren't kidding when they said they'd fit it all in one carton.

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