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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
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  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
New HO Scale Locomotive to be announced at this weekends Sydney Model Railway Exhibition.



We are excited to have another product announcement for 2018. This time it's a new locomotive in HO Scale. We have had tooling samples for a number of months, but have been holding off announcing it until our last big exhibition of the year. Samples will be on display over the weekend at the Auscision stand.




Pre-orders will be accepted at the exhibition with our special pre-order and save price of $275.00 per locomotive. The $100.00 option for DCC Sound is also available which is incredible value. Sound versions will feature ESU LokSound Select decoders with our new Vandersound speaker enclosures with twin speakers.




Painted samples are expected soon with production planned for early in 2019. Samples will be on display at Australian Modeller once available.




We look forward to seeing everyone that can attend the exhibition. For those that can't make it we will announce the locomotive via email & Facebook over the long weekend.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
And the attached image:
  T359 Junior Train Controller

Location: South Albury
42 Class?
  Hafenbahn Locomotive Fireman

X100 covered by a really big tarp?
  Captain Underpants Train Controller

New HO Scale Locomotive to be announced at this weekends Sydney Model Railway Exhibition.



We are excited to have another product announcement for 2018. This time it's a new locomotive in HO Scale. We have had tooling samples for a number of months, but have been holding off announcing it until our last big exhibition of the year. Samples will be on display over the weekend at the Auscision stand.




Pre-orders will be accepted at the exhibition with our special pre-order and save price of $275.00 per locomotive. The $100.00 option for DCC Sound is also available which is incredible value. Sound versions will feature ESU LokSound Select decoders with our new Vandersound speaker enclosures with twin speakers.




Painted samples are expected soon with production planned for early in 2019. Samples will be on display at Australian Modeller once available.




We look forward to seeing everyone that can attend the exhibition. For those that can't make it we will announce the locomotive via email & Facebook over the long weekend.

4206

NSW 80 class for sure
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
My money (Ha, Ha I'm not a gambler) is on either a 47 or 80 class (NSW) or a C class (VR).

Happy guessing,

John
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Well, if its a Victorian loco, there's really only a VR liveried B, C, S, or X that aligns with the NSWGR livery of the time........
The all of which are done/ already announced or being rerun by parties to the HO scale modelling fraternity.

Regards
  Toolman Station Staff

Location: Downunder
Based upon that pic, it has to be a 44 class.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Take a look at their website. T,X,L,P all still available years in some cases after release so no chance it’s a Victorian loco. NSW loco for sure as they sell out. I think the only new Vic locos they will do are already planned. The C and G class with eventual re runs of B and N class.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Take a look at their website. T,X,L,P all still available years in some cases after release so no chance it’s a Victorian loco. NSW loco for sure as they sell out. I think the only new Vic locos they will do are already planned. The C and G class with eventual re runs of B and N class.
2LaGrange
I wonder if the Electric L hurt Victoria's chances more than any?
And also, we have already got so much already. I am grateful for that.

Peter plays tricks, and as is mentioned already, its possible the vague shape (Looks Danish to me) is deliberate and not helpful.
A SAR 600 could be hiding there, but unlikely. Not announced even if talked about on our side.

The big surprise would be a black engine! That has been talked about by Peter a few years back, but not as a particular model.
But the price excludes that, unless of course Chinese devalued currency (possibly up for a second decrease) actually translates into a lower AU price .....  Not a chance!

So I go with an 80 Class because OnTracks has been delayed but been a long time since they searched for a new motor and gears though.

So maybe following in the tradition of the 48 Class we will see a Series 1 44 Class.. Oh well the rest of us will find out tonight I guess?
Games?
Cheers
Rod
  Booly Junior Train Controller

So it's the 80 class , product page already up . http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/80%20Class%20Locomotive.htm
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
So it's the 80 class , product page already up . http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/80%20Class%20Locomotive.htm
Booly

Yawn.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

This is going to split a few modellers, considering another manufacturer is bringing out the 80 class

One down 5 more locomotives to go according to the number mentioned in their May production update.

Three more rolling stock items also to be released.

Wonder when they will be released considering this is the last major show for 2018.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Interesting point.
IIRC, Austrains got beaten to the finish with their T/P because they poodle faked around forever with the thing. Not saying the other mob supposedly doing the 80 class is guilty of the same thing, but I AM saying the mob about to white ant them has successfully done so before because they have a track record of delivering.
Recent announcements being point in case, particularly when these mobs are now leaving announcements til last minute when the have not long to drop the item on our plates.

Rod, I doubt your comment re the L is entirely accurate. It's more that it's an electric loco thing, evident by the 46/86 still not being sold out either??

And 2LaGrange, a good point you make also. However I also note most of the NSW stuff on Auscisions page isn't sold out either. What does hurt the Vic loco sales IMHO is the Johnny come lately liveries. That said, as Auscision announced to all some months ago, the factory doesn't want as many variants of what they make anymore for reasons stated. That in itself should assist with residue stock holdings I believe. But it's a fine line I'm sure getting the qtys right with liveries to avoid too much stock on hand?

I think we'll all look on keenly to see which locos come next. So to that end I ask, which locos do we think will come next???
  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Take a look at their website. T,X,L,P all still available years in some cases after release so no chance it’s a Victorian loco. NSW loco for sure as they sell out. I think the only new Vic locos they will do are already planned. The C and G class with eventual re runs of B and N class.
2LaGrange

Well here's hoping they come out with a Third Series X Class as I am really wanting one.  Smile
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Haha.
Figured Shazam75 would fly the flag too for another Vic loco.

What I should have quantified in my previous post is I think Auscision are starting to run out of locos to do UNLESS it's a rerun of someone else's previous efforts.
For that reason I could see Auscision have a crack at the remainder of the Austrains G/X variants and then hit up the XR as a new offering perhaps?

They may even have a dip at the NSW 90 class unless OTM has it mostly done as IIRC they're mostly identical looking. But time will tell, and unless some of the RTR mobs start looking at some of the lesser travelled/low number of locos which represents a much smaller market, then I believe we're running out of fresh loco options?

Regards
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Haha.
Figured Shazam75 would fly the flag too for another Vic loco.

What I should have quantified in my previous post is I think Auscision are starting to run out of locos to do UNLESS it's a rerun of someone else's previous efforts.
For that reason I could see Auscision have a crack at the remainder of the Austrains G/X variants and then hit up the XR as a new offering perhaps?

They may even have a dip at the NSW 90 class unless OTM has it mostly done as IIRC they're mostly identical looking. But time will tell, and unless some of the RTR mobs start looking at some of the lesser travelled/low number of locos which represents a much smaller market, then I believe we're running out of fresh loco options?

Regards
davesvline
Seems OnTrack will take a $40,000 hit and cancel their 80 Class. Bit sad, probably the bigger you are the more opportunity to be predatory. Wont worry the young blokes, but older folk remember when things were more friendly (ethical?)
If you try to monopolize a market it usually means you want to control prices.  
And so, when will the C Class arrive? Before or after the 80 Class? My guess both closer to 2020 Wink
Cheers
Rod
  themetptc Junior Train Controller

Location: Ballarat
Bring on an XR loco! The third series X already done by Austrains. XR is only larger size Vic loco not done. They could do the F class diesel and E class electric shunters however. That's pretty much it for diesel locos.
A popular proposition for something Victorian would be the Z series carriages and the suburban Hitachi and Comeng sets.
Sim
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Are you kidding Rod ? Prices are cheaper than in the past especially for the quality of models on offer.
Their reruns are cheaper too, for example 73 is $255 and 422 $275 hardly what I would call gouging or ripping us off.

They also offer factory sound for $100 which is a great price.

I think it’s more like if you snooze you loose. Procrastinating for 3 years no order forms or samples shown can’t really blame Auscision for filling a demand in the market and taking an opportunity they saw. They run a business not a benevolent society. Also doesn’t collusion and price fixing upset the ACCC. It would be a breach of the trade practices act to so wouldn’t it ?

Ontrack with the 80 just like Austrains with the flat top T class got caught telling porkys when it comes to having tooled the loco when in fact they obviously hadn’t.

There is no way Austrains would have dropped the T class or Ontrack the 80 class if they had invested upwards of 100k or more on tooling. It’s a runaway train so to speak. You keep going you don’t drop a project you have tooled. So obviously Ontrack had not tooled the 80 class yet, they had drawings and quotes but no way they had started tooling.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

If it is true then I feel sorry for OTM, from what I have seen they had been in discussions with their manufacturer a few months ago with a order form due to be released this weekend. Maybe a coincidence?? Who knows maybe same model manufacturer, just a new company now paying the bills??

If OTM have been a bit slow, maybe like Auscision with the G & BL they mentioned it three years ago, and was supposedly going to be the second locomotive available with factory fitted sound. I haven't seen or heard anything more about it, it doesn't even get a mention on their yearly updates.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Big difference with the G class to OTM 80 Auscision have never said tooling has started on G class, they have never said order forms about to come out. It is simply a project in development as far as I can see from their website. Don’t know about them ever stating will second sound loco as obviously it won’t be. I don’t think they worry about what others are doing. They do what they want to do and then the customers decide what they want to buy or not.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
What I've heard recently is that the Auscision 80 class is perhaps *mostly* comprised of the OTM 80 class project.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

If OTM were downbeat about the 80 last year - there was absolutely no beat at all this year

Lots of pride and positive customer relations for the new 82's and supplementary coaches, and rightly so - the later look incredible
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

What I've heard recently is that the Auscision 80 class is perhaps *mostly* comprised of the OTM 80 class project.
speedemon08
LOL, tell us another one.

Paul

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