SDS Models web update mk2

 
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
At Hobosn's Bay expo last the was a JCW sample running on Maryborough, the wagon is fitted with long shank scale head Kadees and the coupler pocket has a wide throat like the prototype. It's designed to run around 24" radius curves.
sandown
Thanks mate.

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  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Has anyone who ordered the OCY+RACE containers received their order yet? I've tried to get in touch with SDS but haven't heard back yet.

Cheers,
Ben
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Has anyone who ordered the OCY+RACE containers received their order yet? I've tried to get in touch with SDS but haven't heard back yet.

Cheers,
Ben
Indefatigable
Am assuming here that you are referring to the recently announced April 1st Special?

Yes, mine arrived in post yesterday.

I think SDS might be busy attending an exhibition in QLD this weekend? (willing to stand corrected)

Regards,

Catchpoint
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Am assuming here that you are referring to the recently announced April 1st Special?

Yes, mine arrived in post yesterday.

I think SDS might be busy attending an exhibition in QLD this weekend? (willing to stand corrected)

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint

Yes - the special offer.

Good news, thanks Catchpoint!
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

SDS announce specials on April 1.

SRM announce new products on April 1.

Paul
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
updates 18/5 http://sdsmodels.com.au/ - NRY mailout, JCW samples, series 1 FX hoppers.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


SDS update 13/8/15. Lots of product updates and sadly news of pending price increases. New product announced is the JHG in 24 paint schemes complete with working marker lights.
  Albert Chief Commissioner

Finally!!!!!! a JHG!

I can die happy now.
  Luke Towan Locomotive Fireman

Location: Adelaide
Would a Bitumen tank wagon look out of place with a V/Line loco pulling it?

The SDS bitumen models look fantastic but not sure if one will fit in with my 1984/85 Victorian based layout? I especially like the NTBF 4704 & 8.
Could I re-letter it to a Victorian road number?
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Would a Bitumen tank wagon look out of place with a V/Line loco pulling it?

The SDS bitumen models look fantastic but not sure if one will fit in with my 1984/85 Victorian based layout? I especially like the NTBF 4704 & 8.
Could I re-letter it to a Victorian road number?
Luke Towan
Luke,

I'm 60 years old......if I see a model I like the look of, I have no worries about running it on my layout. If somebody whinges about it when they see it on your VR train, then tell 'em to get stuffed!!! hahaha.

Luckily, I don't get any visitors so I do as I please. However, 98% of all my stuff is NSW, with the odd "wrongun" thrown in (eg: my German Schnabelwagon....looks close enough to NZZA800 to me....also I have a couple of the Bachmann USA 12 wheel well wagons because I reckon they look good).

Roachie
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

SDS have a gallery page http://sdsmodels.com.au/teres.htm that almost answers the 'is it out of place' question Smile  Victoria also had their own tankers similar to the NSW ones, email SDS with your desires for an authentic VR version and it may well happen.

edit: This thread https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1765753.htm will be of interest as it covers Victorian bitumen operations. Lots of links to interesting pics too.
  Luke Towan Locomotive Fireman

Location: Adelaide
Thanks guy's,

I think I'll do both! I'll probably just run some good looking bitumen tanks and re-letter them to fit in with the Victorian theme and I'll also send SDS an e-mail with my requests and desires.

Thanks for the link as well, some great images there!

Cheers
Luke.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


Full details at https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
No hint of the VR FXs then.  Looks like I won't be buying much at Caulfield this weekend.







Mark
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
No hint of the VR FXs then.  Looks like I won't be buying much at Caulfield this weekend.
LaidlayM
website notes they're due around mid Sept.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


MRC and related wagon samples, more images at https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels?fref=ts
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Noticed my credit card was debited over the weekend for my order of NQJW 80ft wagons. Can't be that far off. I appreciate the way SDS do business - despite my order being sent in March, they haven't hit my credit card until now.

Tony
  ed31880 Train Controller

Noticed my credit card was debited over the weekend for my order of NQJW 80ft wagons. Can't be that far off. I appreciate the way SDS do business - despite my order being sent in March, they haven't hit my credit card until now.

Tony
brissim
My credit card was also debited over the weekend and a copy of the invoice was emailed.  I too placed an order earlier this year with SDS and also appreciate the SDS way of doing business.  To be able to place an order early to secure the model I want without being expected to pay for it in full up front with no confirmation of when the model will arrive and also to receive an invoice at the same time my credit card is debited is in my mind a much better way of doing business.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
SDS has announced their next "Evolution" series model will be the NSW LFW wagon. Details and pics of prototype at https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels/posts/833411073442802
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

JHG sample from https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels

SDS also note more NRY's and 1st batch of FX hoppers have arrived. And to top off their news there's confirmation on facebook that the LWF project will include a resin X200 as one of the available loads.
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Just need SDS to upload their new order forms soon for pre-payment in full on forthcoming models before the previously advised 1st November price increase so we can budget......

Regards,

Catchpoint
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga

JHG sample from https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels

SDS also note more NRY's and 1st batch of FX hoppers have arrived. And to top off their news there's confirmation on facebook that the LWF project will include a resin X200 as one of the available loads.
Poath Junction
You just got to love SDS Very Happy  After asking Auscision for better lighting, we get an answer, nobody wants lighting, but quick as a flash SDS does lighting!!  Not just with this van, but with the coming 81 Class as well.  Give the public what they want and they will come in droves Thank you SDS for listening. You are already producing fantastic product, and attracting more and more of my money these days Wink
Cheers
Rod Young
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller


JHG sample from https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels

SDS also note more NRY's and 1st batch of FX hoppers have arrived. And to top off their news there's confirmation on facebook that the LWF project will include a resin X200 as one of the available loads.
You just got to love SDS Very Happy  After asking Auscision for better lighting, we get an answer, nobody wants lighting, but quick as a flash SDS does lighting!!  Not just with this van, but with the coming 81 Class as well.  Give the public what they want and they will come in droves Thank you SDS for listening. You are already producing fantastic product, and attracting more and more of my money these days Wink
Cheers
Rod Young
comtrain
I thought their comment regarding lighting referred to internal lighting in things like the XPT and other coaching stock. I have to agree with them as I am yet to see realistic lighting in coaching stock and what aspect of the lighting on the SDS 81 has not been catered for by Auscision on any of their loco releases over the past couple of years.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
JHG sample from https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels

SDS also note more NRY's and 1st batch of FX hoppers have arrived. And to top off their news there's confirmation on facebook that the LWF project will include a resin X200 as one of the available loads.
Poath Junction
Why use a resin one?

Buy an empty LFW and load with an IDR X200!

Happy transferring,

John
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I thought their comment regarding lighting referred to internal lighting in things like the XPT and other coaching stock. I have to agree with them as I am yet to see realistic lighting in coaching stock and what aspect of the lighting on the SDS 81 has not been catered for by Auscision on any of their loco releases over the past couple of years.
kingfisher
Lima started off the Australian prototype one globe light 30 years ago.
Powerline kept the single globe, however they lighted up the marker lights and the number lights and made them directional.
Along came Austrains who just lit the headlights and painted the rest on like Lima did 12 years before them.
Trainorama and then Auscision put the marker lights back in as well as the number lights. but all on or all off, about the same as Powerline offered.

SDS have used a dcc chip that is capable of using up to 11 extra functions, and I believe the number lights, marker lights high and low headlights and ditch lights can be operated independently. That is quite a leap forward without a cost increase.
I think SDS do deserve our praise.
Peter was very negative about lighting, and I guess he really was wearing his bean counter cloak.
Some people on these forums rave that real railways rolling stock have graffiti painted all over them, so should the models. Well some of us say that the beaut stainless steel Aurora cars ran at night, and the shiny stainless steel was always complimented by the bright interior lighting and I guess we can be thankful they decided to add the tail lights on the two vans, all at $150 a car.
When I get my SDS vans it will be relatively easy to light up the guards desk, that is if SDS have not already thought of that. SDS might be the little guy, but they certainly seem to try harder Wink

Cheers
Rod

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