Auscision Models Blog

 
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Broadway limited sells dummy locos....
supersix
Only Dummy B unit's...... everything else they sell is powered.

The way our market works with the single locos lashed up together makes putting motors in everything more pratical, and works out to be the same cost. People have looked into the costing of such things.

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  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The 421's and GT46C-ACe's have arrived:

  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
And now available to order from their website:

Auscision 421 Class page
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
And now available to order from their website:

Auscision 421 Class page
meh
Go grab a copy of Australian Diesel scene 3. It has an article around 60 pages long on the 421 class an details a few interesting workings in Victoria with other 421's as well as other locos. There is only two photo's of them in Victoria, one is 42103 Indian Red Austerity/02 Indian Red on the 16/11/82 both number one end leading and another shot of VR blue S315 leading 42103 Indian Red both number 1 end leading on the 18/12/82. If I find any more pictures ill post the details for you. Just skimming through the article it looks as though 42110 was used for crew training originally but states that someone through a rock through the window so it had to be returned for repairs. It goes on to list 42102/03/04/06/ and 09 as running into Victoria on a regular basis. The were banned in Victoria by May 1983 and the last one to come down in that period was 42103 for noise level evaluation on the 3rd of May 1983 but the problems were not overcome and 422 worked down to Victoria instead.
tom66
So using the above information, and that provided by Auscision,it is probable that over those early years they all wore a variation of the austerity livery and perhaps (one) the reverse scheme in their trips to Victoria (under Government operations)
Becoming interested just because the Auscision model does look so nice Smile
Interested in hearing
"what scheme these engines wore on the last day of Victorian running?"

Cheers
Rod
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
and perhaps the reverse scheme
comtrain
42104 was the only 421 to wear the reverse colours; which it wore right up until it was scrapped in the early 90s.

A blog post from Auscision a few months ago told of the frustration in painting the 421s because of the variation in liveries.

I for one look forward to getting the NRR liveried version, very catchy scheme
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
42104 was the only 421 to wear the reverse colours; which it wore right up until it was scrapped in the early 90s.

A blog post from Auscision a few months ago told of the frustration in painting the 421s because of the variation in liveries.

I for one look forward to getting the NRR liveried version, very catchy scheme
meh
Thanks, so now I can choose from the others Smile
Cheers
Rod
  Luke Towan Locomotive Fireman

Location: Adelaide
My Posty finally had the parcel I was waiting for, and I have started to fit sound to my two P Class.
Extremely happy with the way they look too. (mine are as released same as the pictures already posted)

The handrails look much better than the pictures indicate I guess the pictures are pretty big on modern monitors and some got confused by bigger than life photos?
The fireman side steps were broken off both models, loose in the plastic wrapping. Not sure how they fix back on, but worry about it when I get the sound in.

Although the same motor and frame were used (I suspect) the speaker cut away appears to be slightly bigger diameter allowing the speaker to fall through (The earlier T Class speaker mount was a tight fit, making installation easier)

What I did was sit the speaker face first into the hole, and glued it to the edges that it sat on, making sure it was clear of tail shaft and sitting flat
When it dried I sealed the large gaps with Krystal Clear and then glued a very thin sheet of styrene over the back to seal the speaker. I will glue a patch over the gap at the top. Looks like Mike from DCC sounds used tape to seal the back of the speaker. Am happy with the sound levels and will retrofit all my flat tops to gain the same volume improvement.

New releases have been a long time coming (as I did not want any of Auscisions NSW product or the Electrics)
Love my P Class's  Very Happy  Only need the 3 X's now, hopefully before Liverpool.
Thank You Auscision!
Cheers
Rod Young
comtrain
I really like the photo's of the P Class, and I think you're right about the white rails, it's just the fact they stand out so much that they look oversized, A light weathering job will quickly fix that!

Just a quick question, I'm going to the hobby shop tomorrow to check if the V/Line P16 is still there, how well do they run at slow speed? I have an NW2 from Broadway Limited which I think runs amazing at slow speed, does the P class run well at slow speed?

Cheers
Luke.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Received my four 421's in the post today, another superb model from the guys at Auscision.
  Henry Herby

Location: Victoria
42109 arrived here and looks sensational! Only spewing I didn't order a 2nd...

  TC_OFF Beginner

Location: Western Sydney
https://flic.kr/p/x8Gu91
I received 42101 this morning and I'm very happy with it, there's so much detail Smile
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)

I received 42101 this morning and I'm very happy with it, there's so much detail Smile
TC_OFF
Still waiting for my original livery 421s....would love to see what your photo looks like, but for some reason all I see is a black box with 3 little white "pulsating bars" in the middle....looks like it's trying to load the photo but it doesn't. However, in the previous post of the modern paint scheme the picture DOES show up on my screen. Okay, I'm confused (but that's nothing new when it comes to me v computers)...hahaha

Roachie
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
https://flic.kr/p/x8Gu91

Click the little arrow down the bottom (share link) and select BBCode next time and an appropriate size Very Happy

Wolfpac
  TC_OFF Beginner

Location: Western Sydney
Sorry Roachie I'm still getting the hang of this and thank you Wolfpac for helping me out there. Very Happy
Cheers,
Chris
  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
what a beautiful model - so many locos to admire - so little time for us mere mortals!

Regards
Shelton
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Sorry Roachie I'm still getting the hang of this and thank you Wolfpac for helping me out there. Very Happy
Cheers,
Chris
TC_OFF
No worries Very Happy

Wolfpac
  NSWGRules Locomotive Fireman

Hi all,

I'm planning on installing a chip in my two 421s tonight, Anyone done so yet and what tips and hints on how do you get the body off.
  railmod Chief Train Controller

Hi all,

I'm planning on installing a chip in my two 421s tonight, Anyone done so yet and what tips and hints on how do you get the body off.
NSWGRules
Hi,
Whilst I have not installed a decoder as yet, I have removed the body - pretty easy, grip the bottom of the body & lightly pull it away from the chassis & it should simply come away, be careful not to allow the chassis to drop. It looks to take a 21 pin decoder.

Cheers Alex.
  NSWGRules Locomotive Fireman

Hi all,

I'm planning on installing a chip in my two 421s tonight, Anyone done so yet and what tips and hints on how do you get the body off.
Hi,
Whilst I have not installed a decoder as yet, I have removed the body - pretty easy, grip the bottom of the body & lightly pull it away from the chassis & it should simply come away, be careful not to allow the chassis to drop. It looks to take a 21 pin decoder.

Cheers Alex.
railmod
That's a brilliant help Alex - THANK YOU you very much.  I have the 21 pin decoders ready to go!
  railmod Chief Train Controller

Hi all,

I'm planning on installing a chip in my two 421s tonight, Anyone done so yet and what tips and hints on how do you get the body off.
Hi,
Whilst I have not installed a decoder as yet, I have removed the body - pretty easy, grip the bottom of the body & lightly pull it away from the chassis & it should simply come away, be careful not to allow the chassis to drop. It looks to take a 21 pin decoder.

Cheers Alex.
That's a brilliant help Alex - THANK YOU you very much.  I have the 21 pin decoders ready to go!
NSWGRules
No Probs - be curious how it goes - what decoder are you using?
  NSWGRules Locomotive Fireman

They're a 21 pin non sound TCS I bought from Ian at Hobbyand Australia at HornsbyNSW.  I've used them in my 46ers and 45s with great smooth running.  I will update to sound version when I get more time, $ and understanding.  I just wanted to get them up and running.  Beautiful models.  If they run as well as my 45s and 46ers I'll be a happy modeller.
  railmod Chief Train Controller

They're a 21 pin non sound TCS I bought from Ian at Hobbyand Australia at HornsbyNSW.  I've used them in my 46ers and 45s with great smooth running.  I will update to sound version when I get more time, $ and understanding.  I just wanted to get them up and running.  Beautiful models.  If they run as well as my 45s and 46ers I'll be a happy modeller.
NSWGRules
Thanks NSWGRRules, with the 21 pin decoder do ALL the functions work (6 functions I think - ie. F & R headlights & directional Red & White markers)
Cheers
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Received my 2 421s today and immediately removed the top off 42103 to start the process of hardwiring a Tsunami sound decoder.

I'm curious as to whether anybody has yet ascertained what the various lighting wires are? (ie: which is common/white marker/red marker etc). The main wires are all self explanatory, so if nobody knows then I will just wire-up the pick-ups, speaker and motor wires, then proceed to experiment with the lights. The only one that should be easy will be the rear headlight as it has 2 straightforward wires.

If anybody is interested, I will be giving-away the 2 standard boards in due course.......I strip-out the standard board and hardwire the Tsunami direct.

Roachie
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog & site update 13/8. V set page http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/V%20Set.htm & order forms online. $595 per set is a bargain, after delivery price is $695.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Good to see the Product Page and Order Forms for the V-Sets. And yes, in todays cost environment $595 pre-paid for a 4-car set is a bargain. Certainly will be placing an order for 2 sets later this year. Still amuses me though that 6 months (or more?) after the order forms for the 48 & 830s appeared we are still waiting for the Product Page for these two locos.

Tony
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Still amuses me though that 6 months (or more?) after the order forms for the 48 & 830s appeared we are still waiting for the Product Page for these two locos.

Tony
brissim
You're not the only one waiting. I want to place an order but can't till I know which of the candy versions will come with buffer plates.

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