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  a6et Minister for Railways

Ugly looking loco, basically only two liveries, limited areas of operation only - ie shunting and local trip trains.
Tony
You could be describing the VR Y class which sold successfully as an HO model.
The VR  Y is a very different beast to the NSWGR 41. Yes they were both mainly used for shunting and trip work, but the Y was very reliable, built in much larger numbers, worked all over the state and did see mainline service particularly during the grain season where it was MU'ed with other mainline and branchline locos.

The Y was popular and a big seller because almost any VR based layout could legitimately have one or two on their layout.

The 41 was basically confined to Sydney so to have one on a country layout requires a lot of modelers licence.

All the best to Austrains but this is one that will not sell in big numbers.

Matt
K-Class
I see many layouts with a heck of a lot of modellers licence as it is.  In reality how many modellers are both or either era or locaility based these days?  So if a model comes out that takes the individuals fancy & especially if the price is right they will buy it, besides the manufacturer is the one wearing the affect of whether or not it sells.

I was talking to a particular manufacturer recently about loco sales & his plans for the future & was very much amazed at what he was considering for models coming from the far left field, I just hope they have money to invest & have a long wait for a break even.

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  M636C Minister for Railways

"The 41 was basically confined to Sydney so to have one on a country layout requires a lot of modelers licence.


Matt"


You obviously missed my reference to the Camden line.

The Camden line was a country branch line with mixed trains, that was worked by two classes of tank locomotive, the 20 class and the 30 class. The line had the steepest grades on the NSW system, 1 in 19.

The line closed in 1963, when Campbelltown was still a small town with a dairy that sent milk to Sydney, and a new coal loader to replace that at Narellan. It was the loss of the coal traffic from Narellan that resulted in the Camden line closing.

Look at photos of the line: a single track line through hilly farming country with two intermediate villages, Narellan and Elderslie, running beside a road for most of the way.

The 41 could haul maybe 200 tons on those grades, but this was much more than the tank engines.

The trains were usually CCH and LCH four wheel hoppers, although a few BCH wagons were used.

M636C
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
I hope he concentrates on items I don't want and leaves the more popular items to some of the other importers to be done properly.

Why's that? I saw the 41 Class sample at Newcastle today. Gorgeous.

KF flat wagons I bought two packs and they are gorgeous too. Keep up the excellent work Austrains!
"Why's that?" I would suggest because even amongst us NSW modellers I don't believe the 41 Class will be a big seller. Ugly looking loco, basically only two liveries, limited areas of operation only - ie shunting and local trip trains. Maybe for novelty value only. I wonder if Austrains will be producing a de-motored version to replicate its real life reliability and general usefulness.

Tony
brissim
If that's the case, I'd surely expect them to produce the VR W class then:lol:

Regards
  standard gauge Station Master

News page updated

23-Aug-2015:



442-700 Class Order form updated - LINK

NEW! NSWGR 41 Class page - LINK

81 Class page updated - LINK

G Class page updated - LINK

KF - CKF 4 wheel flat wagon order form - LINK

NSWGR CW cattle wagon order form - LINK

AN BL Class - SOLD OUT
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
http://www.austrains.com.au/z-van.html

Looks like we get a RTR  Z ZL ZP,  two to  pack, Avaliable at Corio onwards.... $145 per pack.



Regards,
David Head
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
I now actually have a reason to visit Geelong. I believe I need two packs, just not sure of what code. So does that mean Trainworld will drop the prices of the 2nd hand Z vans they have as last I saw one, it was about that price for one.
  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

Location: Trying to fix something on the PTA Network
Has anyone actually ever had any correspondance responded to by Austrains?

I've sent several emails to the company regarding a Dog Box order that dissapeared off the face of the earth, and have been writing letters and sending countless emails, all to no avail.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I was looking for a reason to make the trek to Geelong and there it is.
  Toolman Station Staff

Location: Downunder
I didn't realise that Steam Era Models make ready to run models!
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Had a good morning wandering around the Geelong exhibition.  Had to get out before I spent too much but had to pick a pair of these up.  Looks like my SEM one will be sitting on the shelf a bit longer.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37285057@N02/23922669494/
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Z van showoff:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8wy0z3_qLc&feature=youtu.be
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Dave
They gave out couplers when you bought the Z vans. I got a pack of long shanks and another short. I think they are genuine kd whisker type.
Cheers
Rod
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Rod I didn't, and if they were loose they  were not int he bag they were put in, or inthe box......

David
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Dave
They gave out couplers when you bought the Z vans. I got a pack of long shanks and another short. I think they are genuine kd whisker type.
Cheers
Rod
comtrain

Same. When they reached behind the table I thought it was for the buffers, but it was the couplers.
I thought it was a little odd they weren't fitted in the box.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
When I bought a pack of C vans at Caulfield in 2014 they supplied the couplers (Kadee #5s) separately (still in their paper satchets). I heard later in the day at the exhibition that they ran out of Kadees, so I suspect some customers didn't get couplers with their C vans that day. This might be what has happened with the Z vans.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Dave
They gave out couplers when you bought the Z vans. I got a pack of long shanks and another short. I think they are genuine kd whisker type.
Cheers
Rod
"comtrain"


I should have checked for my long shank. I need them for the Model Etch Q truck.

Mark
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
41 class painted samples added to http://www.austrains.com.au/41class.html . Candy?!? eeekkk!
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

Good sense of humour there.  It could have been if Meeks Road fully commissioned it and used it as depot shunter.  8^)
  M636C Minister for Railways

Good sense of humour there.  It could have been if Meeks Road fully commissioned it and used it as depot shunter.  8^)
Spinner5711
I'm pretty sure at least one of the Indian Red units had the silver radiator grilles shown on the Candy model...

And I think Meeks Road did use the 41 as a shunter, (in green) on occasion.

M636C
  ianadunn Locomotive Fireman

Good sense of humour there.  It could have been if Meeks Road fully commissioned it and used it as depot shunter.  8^)
I'm pretty sure at least one of the Indian Red units had the silver radiator grilles shown on the Candy model...

And I think Meeks Road did use the 41 as a shunter, (in green) on occasion.

M636C
M636C
4104 with pagodas
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

From a search of photographs, most (all?) of the Indian Red ones had silver radiator grilles just like the candy 4102, it appears that the 1960's repainted green ones, 4107, 4109 and 4110 did too.


One wonders if the available numbers are the best choice for colour/number, or if the 'other four' will be offered?  4110 was the last green one, shopped for overhaul in October 1969, while the two early withdrawals, 4105 and 4106, missed out on Indian Red.  These three would be 'naturals' for green.

4108 is a good choice for Indian Red, because it may have been the first red one, outshopped late in 1959 in that Indian Red paint.

I doubt that 4102 was ever used at Meeks Road, because it was not fully completed, engines not secured fully and wring not quite finished.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
http://www.austrains.com.au/ - update 2/3/16
- March 2016 newsletter
- C30 Tank loco announced, C30 Tender loco announced.

- NSW KKG has arrived
- NSW 41 class arrived

edit: newsletter notes "And here is a special offer to those who have placed orders for C30T class locos with anyone else and can prove, to our satisfaction, that they have received a full refund of their deposits, we will supply them with an equivalent number of Austrains C30T’s at the price of $495.00."
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
http://www.austrains.com.au/ - update 2/3/16
- March 2016 newsletter
- C30 Tank loco announced, C30 Tender loco announced.

- NSW KKG has arrived
- NSW 41 class arrived

edit: newsletter notes "And here is a special offer to those who have placed orders for C30T class locos with anyone else and can prove, to our satisfaction, that they have received a full refund of their deposits, we will supply them with an equivalent number of Austrains C30T’s at the price of $495.00."
Poath Junction
A good deal.... Provided you can get a refund out of Shrike!
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
http://www.austrains.com.au/ - update 2/3/16
- March 2016 newsletter
- C30 Tank loco announced, C30 Tender loco announced.

- NSW KKG has arrived
- NSW 41 class arrived

edit: newsletter notes "And here is a special offer to those who have placed orders for C30T class locos with anyone else and can prove, to our satisfaction, that they have received a full refund of their deposits, we will supply them with an equivalent number of Austrains C30T’s at the price of $495.00."
A good deal.... Provided you can get a refund out of Shrike!
Duffy
Yeah, it's another wind-up, isn't it!
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
No mention of proposed wheel profile for said 30 classes......

Are 110's assumed? Where is Terry?

Regards,

Catchpoint

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