Auscision Models Blog

 
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Or even NLDF's Wink Quite a few bits from this could also be used in a NLJX/Y.
Poath Junction

yeh that one... at least I knew what I was talking about Wink

There's another photo that looks to be the components of the XPT:

http://instagram.com/p/oYaHHdG_9c/

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  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Yes X31 for me to as i spent time in it on the SG.
t320

I think I said it already, but X31 is really a SG engine, only spending time on the BG for major overhauls, testing and return to SG quickly. It had no staff exchangers on it as they removed and placed on another engine rebuilt by Clyde but fitted NSW exchangers, I seem to remember??
After the last ground auto exchanger was removed X31 started running on the BG again
Anyway it is really a no brainer for those modelling SG operations
Cheers
Rod Young
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update 27/5 - XPT set price rise details, sets will now have two powered XP's (no dummy loco).
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog and X Class page update. http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/X%20Class%20(Series%201)%20Locomotive.htm
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Blog and X Class page update. http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/X%20Class%20(Series%201)%20Locomotive.htm
Poath Junction

Gee it looks like an a lot of people are going to be happy with this. Happy to see X31 feature in all liveries too.

What a difference a good factory makes.
Auscision went with the least regarded factory in China and it turned out diamonds for them.
Austrains and Trainorama and Eureka too are experiencing delays and problems enough to break there spirits if not their bankrolls-
Rod Young
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
Given X31 is running around in heritage colours these days you would be silly not to sell it in VR B&G.

Steve
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Given X31 is running around in heritage colours these days you would be silly not to sell it in VR B&G.

Steve
73LJWhiteSL

X31 in preserved livery is vastly different to VR blue and gold. The gold is different and it still has A/C, double marker lights and full length long hood handrails. I'm not sure if even the blue is exactly the same.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
I've just had a "first".......

In the 40+ years I've been using Kadee couplers and their clones, today is the first time I've ever actually had the moving hand/knuckle break off one while a train is being operated.

Of course, it wasn't a genuine Kadee, but rather one of the semi-scale clones that Auscision uses on it's 422 class (and possibly other stock too). It's not as if it was even hauling a huge heavy train at the time. In fact the train had just descended a grade and when it flattened out I realised the 3x 422 locos had broken away from the train.

It was replaced with a Kadee #5 by the mobile maintenance crew and the train continued on; some 3 (scale) hours late!! Somebody's going to get a "bung" for this for sure!!!

Roachie
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I've just had a "first".......

In the 40+ years I've been using Kadee couplers and their clones, today is the first time I've ever actually had the moving hand/knuckle break off one while a train is being operated.

Of course, it wasn't a genuine Kadee, but rather one of the semi-scale clones that Auscision uses on it's 422 class (and possibly other stock too). It's not as if it was even hauling a huge heavy train at the time. In fact the train had just descended a grade and when it flattened out I realised the 3x 422 locos had broken away from the train.

It was replaced with a Kadee #5 by the mobile maintenance crew and the train continued on; some 3 (scale) hours late!! Somebody's going to get a "bung" for this for sure!!!

Roachie
Roachie

Like this on my N set? It spurred me on to by more Kadees though, which I badly needed.

  5711 Assistant Commissioner

i am still amazed seeing those E passenger car sets for Buy it Now on ebay for $1000!!
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Just posted on Facebook, samples of an unannounced NSW loco to be on display at the EMRC's Thornleigh exhibition this weekend.

C'mon 48 class!
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Just posted on Facebook, samples of an unannounced NSW loco to be on display at the EMRC's Thornleigh exhibition this weekend.

C'mon 48 class!
Indefatigable

43 or 421
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Just posted on Facebook, samples of an unannounced NSW loco to be on display at the EMRC's Thornleigh exhibition this weekend.

C'mon 48 class!
Indefatigable

My guess....(hope)....the SAR 600 class. Two for me please!
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
I agree, it's most likely either the 43 or the 421.

The other possible NSW locos (that haven't been done RTR) are:
41 class
70 class
79 class
85 class
90 class
X class rail tractors

The Austrains Basix locos might be a target:
442 class (same chassis as their upcoming GL)
80 class

Or a modern loco that only runs in NSW??
IRA MZ class
QUBE 1100 class (I'm not certain about these only running in NSW)
Interail 423 class
QRN 5000 class

Personally I'd most like a 70 class (or three)

Kind regards

Toby
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
May not be HO. We've been fooled before Wink
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
May not be HO. We've been fooled before Wink
Factory_Fill

Good point!!

...and another thought; what if it's a steam loco!?!?? Shocked
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
a new SSR loco, just out in traffic in real life....   perhaps Wink

regards,
David Head
  a6et Minister for Railways

Just posted on Facebook, samples of an unannounced NSW loco to be on display at the EMRC's Thornleigh exhibition this weekend.

C'mon 48 class!
Indefatigable

While doubling up of models is common, based on a visit to Bobs hobbies a bit over a week ago & being told they have a sample of the 48c there to do running tests & apparently the last couple of mistakes to be fixed are underway at the factory, they are pretty hopeful that the model will be here in the next few months & some fingers crossed perhaps for Liverpool.

So unless Auscision is as far advanced as that I could not see a 48cl being done quick enough & as they would also have to compete against PL, not really a logical choice, but one wonders about logic in model world anyway.

When talking unannounced model, would the previous teaser about picking the 43 or 421 be considered as an announcement, also they are being NSW specific, so to go with their coal hoppers a 90cl would be logical, but I would like to see the 43 being the model. Also are they just throwing a hat around with using the singular tense as being one model?
  2LaGrange Train Controller

I would would go with 43 or 421.Both these models will be popular in my opinion.I think people are way off with the guess of a 90 class,i doubt anyone will ever do these locos as an injection moulded model possibly in brass as they would be low volume.They only run in the hunter valley and only on coal and only 2 liveries.Auscision have plenty of locos already coming to suit their batwing hoppers.Like TTs,92 class,45 class (just) plus others from OT 82s and if they ever arrive 81s from Austrains.Plus 44s from Trainorama.Plus old run locos from Austrains like 80s and 442s.Which all hauled Batwings in the early days of these hoppers.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

RE the couplers that broke off on the N-Sets

Those N-Sets were released only in July last year, so they are still under guarantee.

But anyway, what's with all this "guess this item guess that item" with this mob?

New NSW loco??? Hmm?!

Could it be a steam loco? No reason why it can't.

My guess....(hope)....the SAR 600 class. Two for me please!
Roachie

NSW, not SAR loco
  a6et Minister for Railways

RE the couplers that broke off on the N-Sets

Those N-Sets were released only in July last year, so they are still under guarantee.

But anyway, what's with all this "guess this item guess that item" with this mob?

New NSW loco??? Hmm?!

Could it be a steam loco? No reason why it can't.


NSW, not SAR loco
Newcastle Express

The only reason I would see in it not being a steam model is that some of those involved with Auscision have said they are not interested in that era, however seeing as they are doing the 45 & 46cl which doe represent NSW transition era models, the only R/S items so far announced, well sort of are the fish belly vehicles.

Of course the pending RUB sets were steam hauled, which would make doing a decent 38cl an ok proposition. Although one of the big engines would be a nice addition also.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

RE the couplers that broke off on the N-Sets

Those N-Sets were released only in July last year, so they are still under guarantee.

But anyway, what's with all this "guess this item guess that item" with this mob?

New NSW loco??? Hmm?!

Could it be a steam loco? No reason why it can't.


NSW, not SAR loco
Newcastle Express

Its quite simple if you have a problem with a product how about contacting the manufacturer to get a fix rather than having a whinge on a forum like this.I bet the people who mentioned issues with their couplers breaking have not even bothered to contact Auscision to get replacements sent.On another whinge about "whats with this mob" your talking about them and their products so that just proves to me that they are very smart and know how to market their products.Its just another reason why they are the market leader.This loco will be the 5th loco they have tooled without any announcement or taking pre orders before they have a tooling sample,others being the 45,X,P and L class.Thats a lot of money invested with no return yet.Shows to me how committed they are to us modellers.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
The only reason I would see in it not being a steam model is that some of those involved with Auscision have said they are not interested in that era, however seeing as they are doing the 45 & 46cl which doe represent NSW transition era models, the only R/S items so far announced, well sort of are the fish belly vehicles.

Of course the pending RUB sets were steam hauled, which would make doing a decent 38cl an ok proposition. Although one of the big engines would be a nice addition also.
a6et

What year/era is that?  Auscision have already been back to 1952 with a locomotive.

Mark
  a6et Minister for Railways

What year/era is that? Auscision have already been back to 1952 with a locomotive.

Mark
LaidlayM

Mark

I gather you would be referring to the VR B class, which at the time of its release was in some peoples eye's strange as they were deemed to be more for the modern era in model production. Certainly the move towards producing both BG & SG interstate runners widened the appeal & then some 4 wheelers.

However, as to the reference I made I am talking more about NSW & the Facebook ditty suggested an unannounced NSW locomotive, accordingly I do not see any Steam era models in the Auscision range other than those I mentioned. Although one could add the 422's which took steam off the Short South, then Jumbo's & 73's which put the spear through all steam in NSW.

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