Auscision Models Blog

 
  a6et Minister for Railways

I recall reading somewhere that TOR have announced an S class re run after the 48's are done and that the chassis had to be modified to accommodate the new motor.
Albert

Very true Albert, & TOR has had to modify all the old SDK toolings to fit the new factories equipment including mechanisms, has been mentioned in the AMRM, also in an older news release. So far they are the only one that has mentioned this problem & its something that the others who used SDK have had to do with their models that have moved away from there.

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  ed31880 Train Controller

KF, I think the point of old mate's post might have been attempting to assess the credibility of the promise of all those deliveries in the next few months. I am not suggesting one way or t'other, but many would caution trust in a sudden increase in rate of delivery.

Anyhow, as long as they come up with my 45s and 421 and 43 I will be a happy punter. I have been waiting so long for a couple of others that a few months here or there from Auscision will no worry me to be honest.

Best regards,
John
John_Bushell

Precisely the point I was trying to make John_Bushell.  So much has been promised but how much of it has been delivered.  Now that they have announced they will be away until early November after that there is only 4-6 weeks until Christmas/new year then another 6 weeks until factories close down for chinese new year the earliest we could potentially see some of these models is March/April 2015.

As for the new retail outlet, it was first announced in the June 2010 news letter and at the time they announced it, they said that they had been working on it for 6 months which means that it if it opens after they return from China then it will have been near enough to 5 years since they first began working on it.
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Precisely the point I was trying to make John_Bushell. So much has been promised but how much of it has been delivered. Now that they have announced they will be away until early November after that there is only 4-6 weeks until Christmas/new year then another 6 weeks until factories close down for chinese new year the earliest we could potentially see some of these models is March/April 2015.

As for the new retail outlet, it was first announced in the June 2010 news letter and at the time they announced it, they said that they had been working on it for 6 months which means that it if it opens after they return from China then it will have been near enough to 5 years since they first began working on it.
ed31880

I think it's safe to say that all the models that they have painted samples of are within months of being delivered. Yes they have promised a lot, but when you go onto the products page of their website one can see how much they have already delivered.

As for the shop; Auscision is a second job for most if not all these guys. It is a long wait but given that they are working full time, running Auscision as well as having a personal life then it makes sense why it has been taking so long.

And if the photos are anything to go on, you can see the investment they have put into it.

Personally I wouldn't think of Auscision as 'promisers' instead of 'deliverers'. They have proven themselves as the latter.

-Mitch
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Personally I wouldn't think of Auscision as 'promisers' instead of 'deliverers'. They have proven themselves as the latter.

-Mitch
meh

Those who have paid in full and have waited more than six years for their 40 Class and 48 Class locos know who the 'promisers' are just as those who waited a simular length of time for their woeful 81's also know. I have every confidence in Auscision delivering all their promised locos and to a much higher standard than the disgraceful 81's.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I think it's safe to say that all the models that they have painted samples of are within months of being delivered. Yes they have promised a lot, but when you go onto the products page of their website one can see how much they have already delivered.

As for the shop; Auscision is a second job for most if not all these guys. It is a long wait but given that they are working full time, running Auscision as well as having a personal life then it makes sense why it has been taking so long.

And if the photos are anything to go on, you can see the investment they have put into it.

Personally I wouldn't think of Auscision as 'promisers' instead of 'deliverers'. They have proven themselves as the latter.

-Mitch
meh

Yeah, generally a good estimate is 3-6 months until delivery if the samples are corrected versions.

I've had a pre order processed at 6pm by Auscision as well, good to see outside of office hours service sometimes.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
I received my first order from Auscision on Friday.  I have nothing against them, just that they had not produced stuff I wanted - 'twas either too modern or too Mexican.  Anyhow I bought a box of VLXs because plenty of them ran in Nu Souf and they will add a bit of colour to an otherwise drab train.

A question to the knowledgeable if I may please.  These wagons came with additional doors.  I think I will just put some in at random to create variations between wagons.  Can anyone inform me on when and for what reason the doors changed?

Full marks to Auscision on their handling of my order.  Sent it in by e-mail late last week (about 3rd October) and I received the package in Brisbane Friday 10th.

Best regards,
John
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I think I will just put some in at random to create variations between wagons. Can anyone inform me on when and for what reason the doors changed?
John_Bushell

Whenever they got replacement doors in the workshops.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

NSW 421 Class

So, again, we have silver wheels on locomotives that should not silver wheels. Surely by now, the Chinese factories should realise this, and surely they should know what is required.

And that applies equally across most of the model companies from what I can see.

Although on the other hand, for those that are into model rail/tramways, I suppose it makes it easier to see.

Edit: Is it me, or do those wheels look a bit to wide?
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
NSW 421 Class

So, again, we have silver wheels on locomotives that should not silver wheels. Surely by now, the Chinese factories should realise this, and surely they should know what is required.

And that applies equally across most of the model companies from what I can see.

Although on the other hand, for those that are into model rail/tramways, I suppose it makes it easier to see.

Edit: Is it me, or do those wheels look a bit to wide?
Newcastle Express

Jee Whizz....give 'em a break!!! those pics are of painted samples, not the final delivery model. I'm sure the finished product will be up to their usual standard.

Roachie
  gy Junior Train Controller

John.



Below is a copy of the VLX Van review published in AMRM several issues back.

The text may shed some light onto your question.



Four different designs of door were fitted to the various VLX vans overtime.


The doors on the original build were of a plain sheet steel design based on the BP vans built in 1958. In time one louver was added to the lower section and further into the construction two louvers were added to each door. The van doors became damaged in service requiring the workshops to refit randomly repaired doors that resulted in vans being fitted with different period doors, the combinations were endless. In 1976 VLX 43 was fitted with an experimental door to the same visual design as the VSX louvre vans. It is popularly quoted as a VSX door however the doors fitted to the VSX class louver vans were wider.



PTE
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
John.



Below is a copy of the VLX Van review published in AMRM several issues back.

The text may shed some light onto your question.


PTE

gy

Thanks PTE.

I should have read it in AMRM, but not being a VR modeller I must have skipped over it.  Did AMRM write "louver"?  Perhaps spell check has adulterated your text from louvre. Laughing

John
  gy Junior Train Controller

Fixed John.
I will blame spell check.
Regards.
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Not sure if anyone has noticed.....

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auscision-Models/136260326407914

Painted P Class samples and check out the giant 5 chime horn in the shop!!!>>
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Not sure if anyone has noticed.....

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auscision-Models/136260326407914

Painted P Class samples and check out the giant 5 chime horn in the shop!!!>>
5711

Bugger!  I thought yet another P Class (aka C32) model, but only diseasels!
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
check out the giant 5 chime horn in the shop!!!>>
5711


They should blow it at opening and closing!
People 3 suburbs over would soon know when the Auscision shop was open Smile
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Back in the mid 90s I was a member of the Canberra Model Railway Club (I'm not 100% sure that is/was the exact name of the club) which had a shared club room with the ARHS ACT Branch. This club house was located at the Canberra Railway sidings where the ARHS stored and worked-on all their gear.

Anyway, in the middle of the clubrooms was a large air tank (off a diesel I think?). On top of it was mounted a set of diesel air horns, connected to the tank and with an activation method which involved the alarm system of the building. Anybody who entered the building had an appropriate amount of time to de-activate the alarm by inserting a code......lest their eardrums be shattered!!! hahaha

Roachie
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

Must not be long now before we see the next wave of releases.....
I am assuming the 86's/46's & 45's might arrive before xmas.

Who else is going broke with all these releases?
  oscar2 Locomotive Fireman

Yep. I've been cautious to preorder for years but put my first lot in over the past month or so. Around the time of the Liverpool online sale and the 48 announcement I ordered four of them, two 45s, a 421 and 43, plus bought eight WTYs and KLV/Ys.  Man did I get a "what for"!  Haha. Mind you I've spent zip since last year.  My only gripe is that I'll probably miss out on the Southern Aurora.

Regarding pre-Christmas arrivals, I noticed over the past couple of days I've received tax receipts via email for the the 45s and 43. Is this any indication of imminent arrival or just the fellas back in town catching up with paper work?
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

I recvd a tax invoice for the XPT set just yesterday - without seeing the painted samples just yet and with talk of an early 2015 arrival, I'd say that maybe its just an accounting procedure.

If $$ permitted - I would of ordered over 10+ models all due in the next 6 months!!

Is the Southern Aurora almost sold out?
  oscar2 Locomotive Fireman

Thanks for that.  I thought it was interesting that the two receipts I got were out of step to the way the locos were ordered and thought it might have meant some movement. Catching up with accounting seems more logical given the China trip and the mountain of work left post Liverpool. I'm in no rush to get them as they'll sit in boxes for some time unfortunately with all the others.


Is the Southern Aurora almost sold out?
"5711"


Not that I'm aware of. Me possibly missing out is purely due to procrastinating for months and now left with upcoming holiday bills.  I just can't imagine I'll be able to afford a Southern Aurora set by the time they come out and I'm guessing they'll sell quick. Same for the XPT, given the early 2015 release I'll probably miss out on those too.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


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  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Thanks PJ, I think.  Spew!

Some colour schemes appeal.  Some just seem devoid of any good taste.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Thanks PJ, I think. Spew!

Some colour schemes appeal. Some just seem devoid of any good taste.
John_Bushell


Of course, the prototype scheme was chosen to look as different as possible to any real operator. The locomotive and three Harris trailer cars (if I recall correctly) were repainted in pink and white for a training movie on rail safety. I don't think any of the vehicles were operated in traffic in those colours. The T class was stored for some time in that paint and became known. However, the real T class didn't look as bad as the representation of the model.

I may have a photo of it somewhere. I remember climbing on to the roof of adjacent T and Y classes to check out the radiator arrangements. But it was coupled in a line of vehicles.

M636C
  5711 Assistant Commissioner

That T Class would look nice double headed with 4488 in the Priscilla colours.

Other than that - PASS!
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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





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