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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

48 class "Page coming soon" added to products.

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  brissim Chief Train Controller


48 class "Page coming soon" added to products.
Poath Junction
And the intriguing aspect about this is that in adding this 48 Class marker, they've created two new Locomotive "Coming Soon" markers. One will probably be the 830 Product page - just wondering what the other one will be? 700? 600?

Tony
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
On the topic of the 442's, I noticed a number of people on Facebook were disappointed in the lack of 44211 'As Preserved'.

Given that the preserved locos generally sell well (except 4306, which is still in stock; maybe they ordered extra) and with what they've done with the X class in having X31 as a surprise release, i"d wager that we'll see 44211 in the same form, albeit without the option for the early payment discount.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

On the topic of the 442's, I noticed a number of people on Facebook were disappointed in the lack of 44211 'As Preserved'.

Given that the preserved locos generally sell well (except 4306, which is still in stock; maybe they ordered extra) and with what they've done with the X class in having X31 as a surprise release, i"d wager that we'll see 44211 in the same form, albeit without the option for the early payment discount.
meh
I don't believe that Auscision's representation of 4306 in its 1969-1979 guise is the same as the preserved loco.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
And the intriguing aspect about this is that in adding this 48 Class marker, they've created two new Locomotive "Coming Soon" markers. One will probably be the 830 Product page - just wondering what the other one will be? 700? 600?

Tony
brissim


There's been two 'coming soon' placeholders for quite some time. 442 & 48 recently added however a archive of the page available at https://web.archive.org/web/20150701190800/http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/products_page.htm shows them before the 422 was added (at which point there were 3 coming soons). GL has been confirmed for well over a year and still needs its image on the products page along with the 830.  Similarly under rollingstock the long known RMX is awaiting its spotlight, as are the WGSY and related hoppers.
  M636C Minister for Railways

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.
wat700


It depends upon  what variations are possible using the existing Dies (as I posted earlier).

The easiest versions to do would be "as new" and in Traffic Yellow before the major sound reduction modifications.

By the time they came to NSW, they had been modified, which changed the left side of the short hood dramatically.

If the Auscision 45 class dies allowed for this, they are in business.

If not only the oldest versions in bright red and silver and the early yellow and regal red are possible. That means no AN green units, for example.

M636C
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
My X's arrived today in the mail. Smile
  james13 Chief Commissioner

Location: At the Skunk Works
Great model, well set up for sound but its the same old story, the markers are not on a separate circuit to the headlights and the common is a negative not a positive as it should be. I've pulled all the wiring out so far and will redo it properly with the correct colours for DCC. What amuses me is that the common negative is actually a red wire and you could actually power the whole of the lights with 4 wires as opposed to the 5 that Auscision use. I wish that one day an importer/manufacturer will follow the NMRA colour guide and actually wire up a model properly regardless of being Australian, US or other.
Auscision have proven that they can wire up model. The SCT was definitely a step in the right direction in regards to DCC but it still fell short of the markers.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Great model, well set up for sound but its the same old story, the markers are not on a separate circuit to the headlights and the common is a negative not a positive as it should be. I've pulled all the wiring out so far and will redo it properly with the correct colours for DCC. What amuses me is that the common negative is actually a red wire and you could actually power the whole of the lights with 4 wires as opposed to the 5 that Auscision use. I wish that one day an importer/manufacturer will follow the NMRA colour guide and actually wire up a model properly regardless of being Australian, US or other.
Auscision have proven that they can wire up model. The SCT was definitely a step in the right direction in regards to DCC but it still fell short of the markers.
james13
Your right James,
The X class lighting circuits are worse than the Austrains G Class 81 Class circuits. And we need to get rid of the switches in the fuel tank, which is probably responsible for the inconsistent wiring. Manufacturers must understand that DCC lights are POSITIVE common (Blue wire) and the decoders actually switch the negative side. You just should not mix it up!

If you have troubles getting the body off, and it is a loose fit, (unlike the Austrains versions of T and X.)
use a scalpel to remove the sprues that extended through the cow catcher when the hose bags were glued in. Once cleared the body comes off easily. It is tethered with a light wire, but plenty of slack built in.

Sound installs were easy, although I should let James explain how he fitted the speakers.
The 21 pin chip has to go on with the proud part of the plug facing down and fits into the space between the plug and speaker box Really a 5 minute installation, and a wait for the glue to dry on the speaker seals.
Cheers
Rod
  BrettHalliwell Beginner

Has anyone got photo's and/or video of their X classes.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Has anyone got photo's and/or video of their X classes.
BrettHalliwell
Click on my blog Smile
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Has anyone got photo's and/or video of their X classes.
BrettHalliwell
Brett, in case you don't know Rod's blog:  http://hobsonsbaynorth.blogspot.com.au/
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Has anyone got photo's and/or video of their X classes.
Brett, in case you don't know Rod's blog:  http://hobsonsbaynorth.blogspot.com.au/
John_Bushell
John
Rail Pages upgrades seem to have messed up my signature file, but it shows up on the bottom of my message. Is it not on the bottom of yours?
Cheers
Rod
ps  my new X Classes  are running around the layout really, really nicely Very Happy Fitted sound (How easy was that!)
and I was making a video yesterday until chased off the farm by a raging bush fire which actually traveled 27 km from a recreational area in Barnawatha to beechworth Road 9kms away as the train used to chug along. I wonder if some fool invited us to their BBQ?
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Has anyone got photo's and/or video of their X classes.
Brett, in case you don't know Rod's blog:  http://hobsonsbaynorth.blogspot.com.au/
John
Rail Pages upgrades seem to have messed up my signature file, but it shows up on the bottom of my message. Is it not on the bottom of yours?
Cheers
Rod
ps  my new X Classes  are running around the layout really, really nicely Very Happy Fitted sound (How easy was that!)
and I was making a video yesterday until chased off the farm by a raging bush fire which actually traveled 27 km from a recreational area in Barnawatha to beechworth Road 9kms away as the train used to chug along. I wonder if some fool invited us to their BBQ?
comtrain
Nah, no signature info there Rod.

It hadn't occurred to me that you are reasonably proximate to Barnawatha.  Look after yourself.  Good to hear how well your X classes are running.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Has anyone got photo's and/or video of their X classes.
Brett, in case you don't know Rod's blog:  http://hobsonsbaynorth.blogspot.com.au/
John
Rail Pages upgrades seem to have messed up my signature file, but it shows up on the bottom of my message. Is it not on the bottom of yours?
Cheers
Rod
ps  my new X Classes  are running around the layout really, really nicely Very Happy Fitted sound (How easy was that!)
and I was making a video yesterday until chased off the farm by a raging bush fire which actually traveled 27 km from a recreational area in Barnawatha to beechworth Road 9kms away as the train used to chug along. I wonder if some fool invited us to their BBQ?
Nah, no signature info there Rod.

It hadn't occurred to me that you are reasonably proximate to Barnawatha.  Look after yourself.  Good to hear how well your X classes are running.
John_Bushell
Thanks John. It seems signatures are not much good here as they are disabled So I just deleted mine.
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  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Hate to bring it up here (I refuse to participate in lowbrow Facebook banter) but has anybody had any 'luck' corresponding with Auscision over the past month? Previously I have generally found them to be relatively efficient in response. And yes, I'm referring to email - I know they have a mobile number but I could imagine how busy they'd be if everybody called for a chat. I have used this number in the past but have felt as if I was interrupting the recipients day job commitments

There are quite a few imminent price rises which could prove beneficial to provide minor feedback on, perhaps they've taken early Christmas leave...
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast QLD
I've had no luck.
  LiverpoolRange Locomotive Fireman

Location: Port Macquarie NSW
Hate to bring it up here (I refuse to participate in lowbrow Facebook banter) but has anybody had any 'luck' corresponding with Auscision over the past month? Previously I have generally found them to be relatively efficient in response. And yes, I'm referring to email - I know they have a mobile number but I could imagine how busy they'd be if everybody called for a chat. I have used this number in the past but have felt as if I was interrupting the recipients day job commitments

There are quite a few imminent price rises which could prove beneficial to provide minor feedback on, perhaps they've taken early Christmas leave...
gw0071
I have sent a few emails over the last week or so as well with no acknowledgement.  Pete is usually pretty good at replying.
  Ardglen Junior Train Controller

Same here, I have sent a couple of emails with no reply to date.

Mind you I haven't bothered to follow up with a phone call at all...
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Pete is currently in Hong Kong.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Hate to sound precious, but so is email. Although, apart from receipt mail outs I can't say that I've had a great deal of communication with Peter over the years anyway

I'm sure that they're not overly concerned about RPA rants but at least it's not just me!
  brunel59 Beginner

I want to order some 830s before the Jan 1st price rise and I was hoping I could draw upon your collective experiences to answer a query I had.


Do they debit my account once they receive my order form or once the models have arrived?


It is a little unclear on their website.

Many thanks in advance
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

I want to order some 830s before the Jan 1st price rise and I was hoping I could draw upon your collective experiences to answer a query I had.


Do they debit my account once they receive my order form or once the models have arrived?


It is a little unclear on their website.

Many thanks in advance
brunel59
Within a few days of receiving the order with the invoice emailed out at a later date.
  brunel59 Beginner

Thanks kingfisher!
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
It's T time. http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/BRM%20T%20Class%20Locomotive%20(Series%201%20with%20cut%20away%20valance).htm  Full price now applies.  no unannounced numbers/liveries!

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