Auscision Models Blog

 
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
Mel was awesome at Auscision in dealing with my orders...... wishing her all the best whilst she has her leave.

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  ed31880 Train Controller

Has anyone received their 45 class yet?
  bjviper Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisvegas
Give em a chance to post them out first!
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

They are showing as 'in stock' on the website, but will take a couple of days to post out.

Paul
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Interesting to note that only the 3 Indian Red and both 35 class models have been listed as sold out. The others that were mentioned as having less than 10 are still available.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Interesting to note that only the 3 Indian Red and both 35 class models have been listed as sold out. The others that were mentioned as having less than 10 are still available.
meh
My guess would be that they were able to negotiate an increase in the number of models being produced of the candy versions that were so low five months back.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

That would definitely appear to be the case. Probably inconsequential but it would be interesting to know approximate numbers/percentages considering that previous releases have not been afforded a similar luxury

What is also interesting is the strength of the candy livery in general, potentially a fitting epitaph for those fallen by the wayside...
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

That would definitely appear to be the case. Probably inconsequential but it would be interesting to know approximate numbers/percentages considering that previous releases have not been afforded a similar luxury
gw0071
The telling factor here is that the warning on low stock numbers of the candy livery locos came 5 months ago and I would say that the previous releases were not approaching sell out so far out from their delivery date as past warnings on low stock numbers only came very close to delivery time which would not have given them the opportunity to negotiate changes with their factory.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Auscision have been busy again, updates on their Facebook page:


43 Class Locomotive painted samples

NLDF Newsprint Vans painted samples

SSR Class Locomotive painted samples


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


Paul
  a6et Minister for Railways

Auscision have been busy again, updates on their Facebook page:


43 Class Locomotive painted samples

NLDF Newsprint Vans painted samples

SSR Class Locomotive painted samples


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


Paul
FirstStopCentral
Minor item I guess, but,  The later painted versions should be browner than shown in the samples, even allowing for the photographic colour issues.

Also, they should realise or know that enginemen were not provided with clothing issues until around 1975, when the green King Gee clothing was provided, prior to that & especially in the 50's - 60's period enginemen in the main wore their own navy blue overalls, owing to shifts being likely on both steam & diesel.  Working on 43cl you had to contend with more oil problems than often found on steam.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update 20/1 http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Auscision%20Models%20Blog.htm
Lots of projects covered, and the not so secret C43/44 news "We added a few new special liveries to the production schedule...."
  brissim Chief Train Controller

An interesting update to their projects. The big message I'm taking from it is the impact the falling Aussie dollar is having on costs. Of course part of that is probably some spin from Auscision to get people to pre-order (I'd be very surprised if Auscision with its exposure to exchange rates doesn't do some forward buying of US dollars), but I will not at all be surprised if we see some increases in prices - even existing pre-order prices. They will of course have to honour those you have already pre-ordered and paid, but I can see some increases coming particularly to the $220 48/830 pre-order price. No I'm not affiliated with Auscision - just my take on what they had to say.

Tony
  standard gauge Station Master

A few more "sold out" models on the product pages

8604,8619
Bicentennial Livery

4514 candy
4524 blue
4520 light blue
  a6et Minister for Railways

An interesting update to their projects. The big message I'm taking from it is the impact the falling Aussie dollar is having on costs. Of course part of that is probably some spin from Auscision to get people to pre-order (I'd be very surprised if Auscision with its exposure to exchange rates doesn't do some forward buying of US dollars), but I will not at all be surprised if we see some increases in prices - even existing pre-order prices. They will of course have to honour those you have already pre-ordered and paid, but I can see some increases coming particularly to the $220 48/830 pre-order price. No I'm not affiliated with Auscision - just my take on what they had to say.

Tony
brissim
Even if they did a purchase of US $$'s seeing that it has to be then converted to the RMB, which has a very fine line regarding the markets, it will still impact, a recent check of the US $$ to the RMB showed it was down as was the AU$$ to the RMB.

While not a MR making a large Korean plastic model maker has just announced through Internet Hobbies the followingOn February 1, 2015 Academy Models will be increasing their prices across the board up to 15% or on some items more.  That actually takes place before Chinese New Year, & after CNY there will be the next 20% increase in low paid wages to come in to affect, which will affect all the MR importers here this year.

Auscision has made this point for a while now, & so have others, in affect I doubt if many if any new product announcements will be at the prices we are seeing now, & likely the EB prices for them may in affect end up being the after delivery prices we are now seeing.  I notice other models including R/S are starting an upwards creep.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

And now they're going to do a HO Steam Locomotive!

Paul
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Their doing a Tangarbage, um ur Tangara??

They would be popular?
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
So as a general overview of the comments on FB and the history so far, we can see a few interesting ideas.

First thing is that when they mention 'who wants one' we can assume that work has already commenced at some level.
My first impressions are the C38 would be choice considering they had a hand in an O scale version. Plus there were a few upset about the Streamlined version by Eureka and its probably one of the more popular choices. Plus we might not see a Eureka re-run for quite sometime whilst they get their toolings sorted out.

The VR S Class is also a popular choice. I'd be in for one of these even though its way out of my criteria.
D57/58's also seem to be up there.

Interesting choices are the SMR loco's ....
  a6et Minister for Railways

So as a general overview of the comments on FB and the history so far, we can see a few interesting ideas.

First thing is that when they mention 'who wants one' we can assume that work has already commenced at some level.
My first impressions are the C38 would be choice considering they had a hand in an O scale version. Plus there were a few upset about the Streamlined version by Eureka and its probably one of the more popular choices. Plus we might not see a Eureka re-run for quite sometime whilst they get their toolings sorted out.

The VR S Class is also a popular choice. I'd be in for one of these even though its way out of my criteria.
D57/58's also seem to be up there.

Interesting choices are the SMR loco's ....
Fairlight
Was not just the streamlined version of the Eureka 38cl but also the non streamliner which had a lot of errors on it. I had both on order & cancelled them, deciding to get a DJH kit instead, got the streamlined one, & while a couple of areas with it are problematic, no where like the plastic one.

So far I await a non streamlined kit but if Auscision do the 38's then at least one version may interest me.

I actually wonder when those questions are posed & the amount of replies that come in, along with the gee ups, if its not some sort of ego triping by the Auscision people thinking they have the whole model empire sowed up already.
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
Was not just the streamlined version of the Eureka 38cl but also the non streamliner which had a lot of errors on it. I had both on order & cancelled them, deciding to get a DJH kit instead, got the streamlined one, & while a couple of areas with it are problematic, no where like the plastic one.

So far I await a non streamlined kit but if Auscision do the 38's then at least one version may interest me.

I actually wonder when those questions are posed & the amount of replies that come in, along with the gee ups, if its not some sort of ego triping by the Auscision people thinking they have the whole model empire sowed up already.
a6et
I own the streamlined 38 and its just can't compare with the Mansfield one that I have always used as a benchmark. Anyway, if they do release the 38 I can imagine I will probably top up my fleet depending on the quality and test shots etc....

Auscision whilst it might seem like an ego trip are really taking advantage of the slow progress of established importers who have their own woes of late. I thought they might avoid the steam side of things as that seems to be fraught with delays, inperfections and a very high level of public scrutiny.
I'm gobsmacked that we are seeing the majority of NSW releases all appearing in such a short amount of time. A plastic RTR 43 class really shows how far the industry has come.....
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Ego trip...give me a break,i think some on here are the ones with big egos !
Auscision have not announced they are doing steam simply testing the waters after no doubt being lobbied by many with requests to do steam locos.Its not ego its called running a buisness and taking opportunities where they see fit.Buisness 101 give the customer what they want.I personally do not see them doing a 38 class but time will tell i guess.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Ego trip...give me a break,i think some on here are the ones with big egos !
Auscision have not announced they are doing steam simply testing the waters after no doubt being lobbied by many with requests to do steam locos.Its not ego its called running a buisness and taking opportunities where they see fit.Buisness 101 give the customer what they want.I personally do not see them doing a 38 class but time will tell i guess.
2LaGrange
I am not saying ego trip based on the 38cl as being done, in fact I will be very surprised if they do one anyway especially in HO.

You must not read many of the comments by those who respond to the type of post entry that they put up this time, & not much different to many other posts.  Sure its a business & they play the PR game exceptionally well, but then again as I have said before I wonder how they would have faired had they gone through the same China drama's as some of the competition.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Has anyone noticed that while Auscision liked several of the 150 + comments on their Facebook page that did not make suggestions for a particular HO steam loco the only suggestion of a steam loco they liked was the suggestion that got 11 likes for the VR streamlined S loco. Read that however you want but I'll take that as a strong hint. Will also allow them to follow it up with the early SOP Cars.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Has anyone noticed that while Auscision liked several of the 150 + comments on their Facebook page that did not make suggestions for a particular HO steam loco the only suggestion of a steam loco they liked was the suggestion that got 11 likes for the VR streamlined S loco. Read that however you want but I'll take that as a strong hint. Will also allow them to follow it up with the early SOP Cars.
kingfisher
Definitely a Win Win situation for Victorian modellers. The old SOP AS cars seemingly are already coming from Auscision in their carriage sets.  Providing blue carriages from 1933 to 1990 does not appear to be too hard.
What will be the most difficult part, going on what has gone before, by other brass and injected plastics producers, will be building a Steam engine that can pull a 8 car train up a reasonable grade. I know if anyone can do this, Auscision will.
Cheers
Rod
  a6et Minister for Railways

Has anyone noticed that while Auscision liked several of the 150 + comments on their Facebook page that did not make suggestions for a particular HO steam loco the only suggestion of a steam loco they liked was the suggestion that got 11 likes for the VR streamlined S loco. Read that however you want but I'll take that as a strong hint. Will also allow them to follow it up with the early SOP Cars.
kingfisher
The other aspect that is often seen on that page is how some questions regarding other items in their stable when asked about are totally ignored.

Certainly a Streamlined S class would sit in well with SOP cars, just as much as a 38cl could with the RUB set when it eventually arrives.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Definitely a Win Win situation for Victorian modellers. The old SOP AS cars seemingly are already coming from Auscision in their carriage sets.  Providing blue carriages from 1933 to 1990 does not appear to be too hard.
What will be the most difficult part, going on what has gone before, by other brass and injected plastics producers, will be building a Steam engine that can pull a 8 car train up a reasonable grade. I know if anyone can do this, Auscision will.
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
Rod

If they do steam, they would be crazy to do it with a plastic boiler, unless there is plenty of space in the boiler to add weight over the driving wheels.  If they did the primary boiler in metal then they are more than half way there.

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