SDS Models web update

 
  a6et Minister for Railways


Anybody got any reference photos for the white BMFs? Not sure how to weather them,,,
thanks
Nick
"nick_sheridan"


There's a white one right behind the AD60 pic at http://sdsmodels.com.au/bmfx.htm . Not the best angle but enough to get the general idea.
"Poath Junction"


D'oh - so there is.... pretty grubby...but being fussy, anything in colour and at a better angle?
Sorry to be asking, but most of my books are in storage at the moment so I was hoping for something in the way of bits n bytes... vbg
cheers nick
"nick_sheridan"


If you read the basic history of these wagons, you will find that they were predominately only used in the early years or 1960's as shuttle wagons from the Oak sidings at MBK to Hexham, where the milk was detanked & empties sent back, in those ensuring years they were either carried forward from MBK by 320/420 meat & perishables, or the after local pick up from MBK, the loaded tankers being place there & any Sydney bound milk wagons picked up & then a crew change @ BMD & through to North Strathfield. The working changed in later years though.

Oak was associated with Dairy Farmers but the brand was a HV one & they took pride in that aspect & like to promote their products, as much as it sounds crazy, the Oak milk not processed for the HV area at the large centre at Hexham would end up in Sydney in standard BMTS along with milk off the NCL under the Midco & Norco names in their respective areas.

Thus the weathering on the white tank cars was very much that of shades of black & greys owing to the soot & grime from Steam Locomotive haulage as shown in the SDS photo, which is taken at Thornton on the down main line , & being on the front of an empty coalie that wagon would have been picked up a Hexham, & likely shunted off at SIngleton for its destination.  The concept that is shown in the pic that you see would be very much as it show in colour anyway, at least on the vat, the underframe & bogies would show up more in mud & dust colours though.

Hope this helps in case there is no colour photo's forthcoming

Sponsored advertisement

  Thumpa Chief Train Controller

Location: That's on a need to know basis.
Poor some milk on it and leave it out in the sun for a couple of days; that'll capture the smell of them nicely as we're the prototypes  Laughing
  nick_sheridan Locomotive Fireman

Yes.... my Dairy Farmers history book is one of the boxed ones... so thanks for the history and thoughts on weathering.
cheers nick
  qldchook Locomotive Driver

All,

Before the Liverpool exhibition SDS models  was offering a special limited release of tank wagons. Has anyone who ordered them received them yet?
  design8027 Station Staff

How are people finding the new OCY/NQOY container wagons? Great models with only one slight fault. All 3 wagons had a quite pronounced camber more like a truck trailer.  A few minutes to straighten them. Lastly I wouldn't to have complained if the steps and uncoupling bars where wire and/or brass. Anyway the models fill a big void, bring on more container wagons, especially the obvious one's, need something to put the cattle and 40 ' containers on.

Happy modelling.
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
How are people finding the new OCY/NQOY container wagons? Great models with only one slight fault. All 3 wagons had a quite pronounced camber more like a truck trailer. A few minutes to straighten them. Lastly I wouldn't to have complained if the steps and uncoupling bars where wire and/or brass. Anyway the models fill a big void, bring on more container wagons, especially the obvious one's, need something to put the cattle and 40 ' containers on. Happy modelling.
"design8027"


Hi design8027, what did you do to straighten them?  I have only a few that are bowed upwards (about a third of them).
Otherwise in full agreement, they are excellent wagons.  I agree we need more such things, although I'm confident that this is indeed happening (see Poath Junction's posts).

Re the tank cars, I'm given to understand they're being posted out, commencing last week.  I'm hopeful mine are in the mailbox today, in fact!

Regards,

Toby
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Several of my NQOYs also had a bit of a twist in the body. Found that it didn't take much force to straighten them out, so I simply glued a 40ft container to the end that had the twist - all fixed up and runs without problems.

Tony
  design8027 Station Staff

DQ2004, I used a clean cloth to stop leaving finger prints and gently bent them to shape. Still tempted to add three 20' containers. There is still a slight bend in the frame but it looks like the real ones. Also at the moment I'm details various powerline FS coaches with flushglazing, interiors,  steps, toilet down pipes and kadee's. Bringing them upto austrains standards, then again the austrains interiors need painting. Stephen.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)



Re the tank cars, I'm given to understand they're being posted out, commencing last week. I'm hopeful mine are in the mailbox today, in fact!

Regards,

Toby

"DQ2004"


Toby, are you referring to the main shipment of the fuel rail tank cars (RTC) or the OAK milk tankers?

I'm hoping you mean the various packs of the fuel tankers that were delayed because of faulty cat walks etc.

Roachie
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Think you might be disappointed Roachie.  As far as I know this lot is a special run that was hoped for to be at Liverpool but didn't quite get there.

Best regards,
John
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it

Toby, are you referring to the main shipment of the fuel rail tank cars (RTC) or the OAK milk tankers?

I'm hoping you mean the various packs of the fuel tankers that were delayed because of faulty cat walks etc.

Roachie
"Roachie"


As mentioned above, I'm referring to the single car Sydney (Liverpool) Show specials that didn't actually arrive in time for the show.
They have arrived in my mailbox as of today. And oooh boy!! They are nice.  There's a tiny bit of warping on the frame on a couple of mine (I got three) but you have to look for it, it's not noticeable.  My first out of a dozen or so planned tank wagons, very happy with these.

The planned triple pack tank wagons are still coming, who knows when.  I'm beginning to doubt that they'll be here by the end of the year - actually no, I'm hoping so, because I can't afford them!

And thanks for that info design8027

Regards,

Toby
  AustinNichols Station Master




Re the tank cars, I'm given to understand they're being posted out, commencing last week. I'm hopeful mine are in the mailbox today, in fact!

Regards,

Toby

"DQ2004"


Toby, are you referring to the main shipment of the fuel rail tank cars (RTC) or the OAK milk tankers?

I'm hoping you mean the various packs of the fuel tankers that were delayed because of faulty cat walks etc.

Roachie
"Roachie"


I think these are the cars you'd meant Roachie..... http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/rtcsp.htm 

My Dad just got his ones and he's happy, which means I might get some too. Very Happy


  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
SDS' website has been given a facelift, and a new page has been added, indicating some future models, some of which we knew about, some of which I don't think we knew about.
http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/futur1.htm
Some interesting stuff coming!

Kind regards,

Toby
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
SDS' website has been given a facelift, and a new page has been added, indicating some future models, some of which we knew about, some of which I don't think we knew about.
http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/futur1.htm
Some interesting stuff coming!

Kind regards,

Toby
"DQ2004"


Tanks for that Rolling EyesLaughing

Steve
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The prototype NZMF's were converted from NQSF container wagons (which were converted from BCW underframes!). Hopefully that means the NQSF/OSF will be a bonus from the project.
  K-Class Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
I am looking forward to the modern 63' container flats.


  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
9/12 update, 2CH and XC bogies coming - http://sdsmodels.com.au/index.htm
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
updated 20/1/13, M wagon mailout + instructions
  AJAX Station Master


Wouldn't mind an update as to the arrival of the BCW and tank car packs. BCW advertised as Dec 2012 so should we be expecting them soon or waiting till ???....

Ajax

  bjviper Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisvegas
The latest AMRM has it that they should be here late January, probably early February, provided the pre-production painted samples are ok.  Also mentioned is that the main production run of the Tulloch tank cars should arrive with the BCW's.
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it

Hi,
Just noticed a big update on SDS' website; ETA of next set of tank cars, FMW's & BCWs also.

http://www.sdsmodels.com.au/

Regards all,
Toby


  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
1950's tank cars arrive, some previously unannounced single's too.
http://sdsmodels.com.au/index.htm updated 1/5
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
1950's tank cars arrive, some previously unannounced single's too.
http://sdsmodels.com.au/index.htm updated 1/5
Poath Junction
Yes, I just received my Esso tankers (79 and 119) today.....just exquisite stuff!!! Almost too nice to place of the layout, ready to gather dust!! But on the layout is exactly where they are.

Now I just have to wait for the 3-pack.

Roachie
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
update 13/5 http://sdsmodels.com.au/
samples of NQPY & RQBY , more OCY's in stock. BCW's in production.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
a little website update today, stocks of goodies will be available at the weekends exhibition.

I received some 1950's tankers in the mail this week - I discovered there is a little bag hidden behind the plastic insert that cradles the model, in that bag you'll find the bits for buffers if you want to model the earlier periods Smile

Sponsored advertisement

Display from:   

Quick Reply

We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.