Auscision Models Blog

 
  TC_OFF Beginner

Location: Western Sydney
I was pretty happy with the Australian Modeller grand opening, I managed to find some sold out Auscision products. I got myself the patch job NGKF grain hoppers and the B65 locomotive with the Auscision livery. The queue to pay was long but was expected plus a free sausage sizzle made up for the wait Smile

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  SAR_enthusiast Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
I live interstate and therefore could not attend the opening.

Did anyone happen to see any Auscision MHGX grain hoppers pack SGH-7 green/yellow no AN logos?

I know these have sold out from Auscision but if anyone has any they'd consider selling I will offer an above retail price for them.

If you can help me out, contact me via PM
Thanks
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
So any benefits for personal shoppers?
gw0071
Yep, they saw the shop and experienced the atmosphere of excitement.  They took away the memory of being there at the outset and will have stories to tell in their old age.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Terrific! - I'll keep that in mind next time I'm planning additional East Coast memories!

In the meantime, 20% off for us non-Sydneycentric customers was a great gesture

Thanks for the memories Auscision!
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Fair enough, I wasn't aware of the problems - I was waiting until tomorrow. Sorry Ikernan.

Tony
What a pity I did not wait to buy my Southern Aurora.
Rod
Wouldn't have made any difference as the discount only applies to in stock items.
kingfisher
Yes true, but I was talking about how much the withdrawal for the Aurora left in my accounts to buy something else. I could have waited another month to keep the low Aurora price, couldn't I?  and then bought a cheap XPT
Cheers
Rod
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Fair enough, I wasn't aware of the problems - I was waiting until tomorrow. Sorry Ikernan.

Tony
What a pity I did not wait to buy my Southern Aurora.
Rod
Wouldn't have made any difference as the discount only applies to in stock items.
Yes true, but I was talking about how much the withdrawal for the Aurora left in my accounts to buy something else. I could have waited another month to keep the low Aurora price, couldn't I?  and then bought a cheap XPT
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
I have already acknowledged I was wrong in what I said Rodney, get over it.
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Well, that blew the budget for the month.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Well, that blew the budget for the month.
Draffa
Only the month?
You weren't trying Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Only the month?
You weren't trying Very Happy
comtrain

Very Happy
Most of the stuff they had in stock (online) I either didn't want, or already had.
I'm trying to cut back on the 'broad gauge' purchases, and things like this aren't helping! Smile
  standard gauge Station Master

442  order form and product page is up
preorder $295 DC or $395 DCC with sound.
28 Versions so plenty to choose from
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
442  order form and product page is up
preorder $295 DC or $395 DCC with sound.
28 Versions so plenty to choose from
standard gauge
Yes... got the e-mail a short while ago.... COMPLETE with a rather Freudian slip on the SSR model... The order page states: "Southern Shortfall Railroad" !!!! Shocked  At least the artwork on the model seems correct! Very Happy
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
A few more 442 liveries which could sneak in at the last moment: Silverton, Cootes/Greentrains, QUBE, the green & blue JL's, and BHP.
  8619 Station Staff

When was the FreightRail light blue livery first applied to this engine? One of the candy models is a definite somewhere down the track for me, but currently tossing up whether to get the secondary loco in Tuscan or light blue- depending on historical accuracy...
  G Train Locomotive Driver

44223 was painted into light blue late in 1990 or early Jan 1991. 44228 in dark blue most likely preceded it according to the Feb 1991 Railway Digest. There are photos of 44223 from Jan 1991 in light blue with light weathering evident. I have seen a photo of 42207 (not a442 but first light blue) from 15th Oct 1990. So sometime after that and before late Jan 1991. Someone else may have a more precise date for you, but I hope this helps.
  8619 Station Staff

Thanks, that does help. Unless I can get definitive proof that any of the 442 class were in either of the FreightRail blue schemes before November '90 (at least) I might just play it safe and go with a Tuscan as the secondary loco. I'd love to have a FreightRail blue loco on my layout to make it more apparent that mine was NOT strictly an 80's layout, but I'm not going to re-write history either. Perhaps having a CountryLink XPT, one or two suburban sets with the CityRail logos and maybe (just maybe) that 42207 in blue will have to suffice...
  G Train Locomotive Driver

OK to be more precise a quick Flickr search revealed a freshly painted light blue 44223 at Cardiff on 15th Jan 1991 and freshly painted dark blue 44228 in the Newcastle area on 27th Dec 1990. If November 1990 is a cut-off and you want to be super accurate ( I wouldn't be that fussed), you may want to find out whether 42207 was released to service soon after being painted. Sometimes they'd need to go back to the shops for attention after overhaul and weren't released for general traffic for a while. Those old Railway Digests are a pretty good resource for that type of information. That is assuming you can get your hands on a light blue 42207 which has long been sold out...
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: On the 1 in 40.
Auscision X Class (Series 1) showing 'Available Now' on the website's Products summary page, and the Pre-Order form has been taken down. En route from Port Botany?

Steve
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Auscision X Class (Series 1) showing 'Available Now' on the website's Products summary page, and the Pre-Order form has been taken down. En route from Port Botany?

Steve
sydneyshortnorth
Auscision are certainly determined to create records. Looks like another delivery for 2015 Smile  They are however running out of time to get the modified flat top T out, as that did not appear to be in this shipment
Cheers
Rod
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/X%20Class%20(Series%201)%20Locomotive.htm

X class link above .

2 extra models turned up that where not on the order forms

  Code X - 15  = X - 31 SRHC restored

  Code X -16   = X - 32 V line


Code X -7 is also X 32 V line but a few different add on bits on the code X -16 = X -32 V line version
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

A few more 442 liveries which could sneak in at the last moment: Silverton, Cootes/Greentrains, QUBE, the green & blue JL's, and BHP.
"Poath Junction"


I don't see the SAR 700 class order forms .

Looks like  have to wait for SDS models to Update the old basix Austrains 700 class models to start the race to the line .


But yet again more interested the SAR 600 class . They can't be that different than the 45 class .


If any company makes a good SAR Loco it will sell .

the ANR & AN versions are so sellers here in SA .
  M636C Minister for Railways


But yet again more interested the SAR 600 class . They can't be that different than the 45 class .


If any company makes a good SAR Loco it will sell .

the ANR & AN versions are slow(?) sellers here in SA .
BIG-BEAR
The 600 class, at every stage of their lives, had significant differences from the 45 Class.

Firstly, of course the 600 didn't have buffers.
There were three cab windows rather than four on each side (until AN days when the fourth was added)
The end handrails and the mounting of the MU connectors were different as were the air hoses
The 600 didn't have the frame cutouts for Staff exchangers
The marker lights were different.
The sand fillers moved on the 45 class but not on the 600.

All of this would be no problem if the dies had been designed to do a 600 in the first place...
I don't know whether they were...

However, the SA market is very small compared to NSW and Victoria.
The extra cost of tooling to make a 600 might never be justified.

The Southern L class first batch had more models in the variations that ran in Victoria (three locos) than the 23 that were used in WA. And this was based on customer demand.

Don't get me wrong, I thought the 600 in the original bright red and silver was the best looking locomotive of its time.

I just won't hold my breath until someone makes one for me...

M636C
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/X%20Class%20(Series%201)%20Locomotive.htm

X class link above .

2 extra models turned up that where not on the order forms

  Code X - 15  = X - 31 SRHC restored

  Code X -16   = X - 32 V line


Code X -7 is also X 32 V line but a few different add on bits on the code X -16 = X -32 V line version
BIG-BEAR
A friend received a phone update on the X Class today. Auscision were verifying his mailing address. The mail outs have started Very Happy Locsounds on workbench, loaded with sounds (still waiting on DCC sounds project to be supplied) Wheres the postie? Ha Ha.
Well done Auscision Team
Cheers
Rod
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

Has anyone got there X class yet ?
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Has anyone got there X class yet ?
BIG-BEAR
I used to be one of first deliveries, but Wodonga Post Office feeds off Wangaratta instead of Albury these days, so I have to wait an extra day as Albury sends on to Wangaratta and Wangaratta sends all the way back to Wodonga. This is how they import a Yank to improve efficiency and pay him millions to do the job. Go Figure Sad  My guess is Thursday?
Cheers
Rod
  wat700 Junior Train Controller

Location: Richmond, NSW
I did ask Auscision about the possibility of the 600 at an exhibition when they released the 45 Class. They said not in the first production run but will look at it in the second run.

Similar to the L Class I think one of the things that might help it get produced is that they were hired to NSW so there's a wider pool of modellers it hopefully appeals to than just SA. Time will tell.

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