Auscision Models Blog

 
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I doubt very much that the scotsman would have much of a market in the U.S, OO mayb make the model look better beside the U.S types after all it looked smaller than 3801 when they ran together. Also Americans rarelly model other than their own, as there is nowhere in the world outside the West & East Coast of the U.S.
a6et
The Americans would be put off by the price we would sell it for anyway.

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  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
... the arrival into Albury, could be on time if everything (including new wheels) went right Smile
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
Thanks Rod, I love railway stories since I never had the chance to work on the trains.  Had a bit of fun with Ronny Raaf though so shouldn't complain.

Best regards,
John
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I was going to say just the Great Dividing Range, nothing too major in the way for the S Class steamers haha

Also, any updates on the V/Line P Class?
wolfpac
I hear where you are coming from. One day I took holidays in Sydney and spent a few shifts with a Loco Inspector who picked some jobs that really terrified me. But on returning to Wodonga, I too down played our little hills in Victoria.
Mind you they always load up the engines till they almost slip, so in those days slow running was always more due to the load than the hills.  I used to go relieving in the wheat seasons. Can't remember the actual loads but we pulled 75 loaded GY's behind a single Y Class (600hp) from Moolamein to Echuca and the ruling grade was the shared bridge over the Murray. We did wind them up to 40 MPH as well
Cheers
Rod
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Auscision have already hinted at a steam locomotive and look at the partial quote from facebook "The sound has been recorded from the actual locomotive here in Australia."

"the actual locomotive" is singular suggesting that there is/was only one running.  "here in Australia" can be seen to mean that the locomotive has run elsewhere.

How many locomotives fit that criteria?

Mark
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Auscision have already hinted at a steam locomotive and look at the partial quote from facebook "The sound has been recorded from the actual locomotive here in Australia."

"the actual locomotive" is singular suggesting that there is/was only one running.  "here in Australia" can be seen to mean that the locomotive has run elsewhere.

How many locomotives fit that criteria?

Mark
LaidlayM
I think the point they were attempting to make was that their future loco with sound will not just be a generic sound file from Europe or USA but will actually be recorded from the Australian Prototype.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

I was going to say just the Great Dividing Range, nothing too major in the way for the S Class steamers haha

Also, any updates on the V/Line P Class?
wolfpac
I guess S class is a likely Steamer considering its not one Eureka have planned.

Have a look at their most recent Blog on their Website they have updates on all their current projects.

P class leave China end of March.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
A question for the Auscision aficionados please.  I have only relatively recently developed any interest in the AM blog, since they started making models with some relevance to my model rail endeavours - 45, 43 and 421.

My question is who writes the blog?  He or she uses the first person pronoun so I would have to wade through months of old stuff to pick up a clue.  Easier to ask here.  The following is copied from the blog, and if anyone would like to identify those mentioned I would be grateful:

"Jeff and i have returned from our trip to the USA and we will be back into full steam for the next few weeks before Jamie, Panda & myself fly out to China to check on the progress of our many projects... "

So who is Jeff, Jamie, Panda and the blog author?
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
A question for the Auscision aficionados please.  I have only relatively recently developed any interest in the AM blog, since they started making models with some relevance to my model rail endeavours - 45, 43 and 421.

My question is who writes the blog?  He or she uses the first person pronoun so I would have to wade through months of old stuff to pick up a clue.  Easier to ask here.  The following is copied from the blog, and if anyone would like to identify those mentioned I would be grateful:

"Jeff and i have returned from our trip to the USA and we will be back into full steam for the next few weeks before Jamie, Panda & myself fly out to China to check on the progress of our many projects... "

So who is Jeff, Jamie, Panda and the blog author?
John_Bushell
Good question John....the only bloke whose name I have heard mentioned is a Peter Wilkes.

There is also a woman (Mel possibly??) who is currently on maternity leave (or was last time I saw anything written....when somebody was griping about the late delivery of invoices/receipts etc a week or so ago.)

Roachie
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
A question for the Auscision aficionados please.  I have only relatively recently developed any interest in the AM blog, since they started making models with some relevance to my model rail endeavours - 45, 43 and 421.

My question is who writes the blog?  He or she uses the first person pronoun so I would have to wade through months of old stuff to pick up a clue.  Easier to ask here.  The following is copied from the blog, and if anyone would like to identify those mentioned I would be grateful:

"Jeff and i have returned from our trip to the USA and we will be back into full steam for the next few weeks before Jamie, Panda & myself fly out to China to check on the progress of our many projects... "

So who is Jeff, Jamie, Panda and the blog author?
John_Bushell
Half the fun with the Auscision FB and blog updates is the element of 'what could it be?'
From my understanding, Peter Wilks is the main author of many of the updates and maybe there are more than one author but thats the general impression that we have . He was also at one stage many years ago associated with Trainorama/Toms @ West Ryde and I do remember buying a 44 from him but he was just in sales from my understanding.....
I also remember him stating that when he had a few ILM 86's class loco's in the shop that were already sold out that he could of sold the candy ones 10 times over due to the number of people wanting those sold models - well that pretty much happened!!!

I imagine Jamie is Jamie Fisher who is associated with the Motive Power mag, Auscision and in general some pretty good photography to boot. I think he is associated with SSR also - maybe as a driver but I'm not sure.
Panda? I have no idea...but Jeff works in the Auscision team and responds to emails etc here and there.....

Half the fun also is that many of the teasers that are released actually eventuate into an actual release within an acceptable timeframe. Great publicity for their product and the lastest batch of loco's are just awesome, with very few complaints from buyers.....
I just can't wait for the V Sets!!!!
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

A question for the Auscision aficionados please.  I have only relatively recently developed any interest in the AM blog, since they started making models with some relevance to my model rail endeavours - 45, 43 and 421.

My question is who writes the blog?  He or she uses the first person pronoun so I would have to wade through months of old stuff to pick up a clue.  Easier to ask here.  The following is copied from the blog, and if anyone would like to identify those mentioned I would be grateful:

"Jeff and i have returned from our trip to the USA and we will be back into full steam for the next few weeks before Jamie, Panda & myself fly out to China to check on the progress of our many projects... "

So who is Jeff, Jamie, Panda and the blog author?
John_Bushell
Jamie is the guy who normally answers the mobile phone
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
I still think there could be an A3 in there......I can only hope.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

It is mildly intriguing that a great deal of us expend substantial amounts of 'hard earned' with importers but very few have any great idea of who is actually involved in bringing the products we seek to fruition. Those fortunate to attend the trade stands at exhibitions and able to corner the aforementioned inbetween tending to the often demanding masses may be more informed

The 'A' Team tend to have significant numbers who all seem to contribute more than others who seem to merely have exhibition assistants

Would it make a difference to their bottom line if they possibly revealed their identities on their site - probably not

Or perhaps they'll work to incorporate this feature after they reveal the details of the forthcoming NOHAB LVRF MZ Mk4's...
  ed31880 Train Controller

Half the fun with the Auscision FB and blog updates is the element of 'what could it be?'
From my understanding, Peter Wilks is the main author of many of the updates and maybe there are more than one author but thats the general impression that we have . He was also at one stage many years ago associated with Trainorama/Toms @ West Ryde and I do remember buying a 44 from him but he was just in sales from my understanding.....
I also remember him stating that when he had a few ILM 86's class loco's in the shop that were already sold out that he could of sold the candy ones 10 times over due to the number of people wanting those sold models - well that pretty much happened!!!

I imagine Jamie is Jamie Fisher who is associated with the Motive Power mag, Auscision and in general some pretty good photography to boot. I think he is associated with SSR also - maybe as a driver but I'm not sure.
Panda? I have no idea...but Jeff works in the Auscision team and responds to emails etc here and there.....

Half the fun also is that many of the teasers that are released actually eventuate into an actual release within an acceptable timeframe. Great publicity for their product and the lastest batch of loco's are just awesome, with very few complaints from buyers.....
I just can't wait for the V Sets!!!!
Fairlight
As well as being co owner of Auscision, Peter Wilks is also credited with all the graphic design work on the Auscision website so it would be fair to assume that he is the author of most, if not all blog and facebook updates.

Jamie is Jamie Dorrian and not Jamie Fisher.  Both are drivers for SSR.  Jamie Dorrian generally answers most customer enquiry phone calls.  Jamie Fisher afaik, doesn't have any direct link to Auscision, but is quite a good and quite a prolific photographer and contributes quite a few photos to gunzel magazines.

Not sure who Jeff is.  No where on the Auscision site is he credited with being any part of the company that I can find.
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
I hear where you are coming from. One day I took holidays in Sydney and spent a few shifts with a Loco Inspector who picked some jobs that really terrified me. But on returning to Wodonga, I too down played our little hills in Victoria.
Mind you they always load up the engines till they almost slip, so in those days slow running was always more due to the load than the hills.  I used to go relieving in the wheat seasons. Can't remember the actual loads but we pulled 75 loaded GY's behind a single Y Class (600hp) from Moolamein to Echuca and the ruling grade was the shared bridge over the Murray. We did wind them up to 40 MPH as well
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
Different ideas on the running I suppose. Makes sense to make the most of the power, too bad if it did slip.
Wow, that poor little Y would've been screaming! Laughing Where's that thread about muffled locos again... Wink

Wolfpac
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
As well as being co owner of Auscision, Peter Wilks is also credited with all the graphic design work on the Auscision website so it would be fair to assume that he is the author of most, if not all blog and facebook updates.

Jamie is Jamie Dorrian and not Jamie Fisher.  Both are drivers for SSR.  Jamie Dorrian generally answers most customer enquiry phone calls.  Jamie Fisher afaik, doesn't have any direct link to Auscision, but is quite a good and quite a prolific photographer and contributes quite a few photos to gunzel magazines.

Not sure who Jeff is.  No where on the Auscision site is he credited with being any part of the company that I can find.
ed31880
Ok thanks, I stand corrected.
Jamie Fisher does take some great pics......
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
I guess S class is a likely Steamer considering its not one Eureka have planned.

Have a look at their most recent Blog on their Website they have updates on all their current projects.

P class leave China end of March.
2LaGrange
It sure looks that way, I suppose there's several variants of the loco to do.

Ah right, didn't get that far today. I better hurry up and order a pair real quick!

Wolfpac
  ed31880 Train Controller

I guess S class is a likely Steamer considering its not one Eureka have planned.

Have a look at their most recent Blog on their Website they have updates on all their current projects.

P class leave China end of March.
2LaGrange

Their most recent blog update doesn't cover all of their current projects.  There is no mention of the GL's, NSW's V sets, NSW's RUB cars, the NSW's 36' fish belly underframe project, the CP guards van, the car carrier project.

Just because they say that the P class is supposed to ship at the end of March doesn't necessarily mean that is the case.  Their blog is full of forecast delivery dates that aren't even remotely close.  The C43/C44 being a classic case.  Initially it was predicted to have been produced and delivered in 2013.  Fast forward to 2015 and it still hasn't been delivered (it would appear to be held back to accommodate a couple more liveries) yet they say that their factory is pushing through the production of the 48/830 class project
  a6et Minister for Railways

I think the point they were attempting to make was that their future loco with sound will not just be a generic sound file from Europe or USA but will actually be recorded from the Australian Prototype.
2LaGrange
Agree. The aspect of steam in this model is possibly a 50/50 call based purelly on the previous post & question.

Whether its an addition to that or not is debateable, but certainly whatever locomotive type, they are doing it is saying that the sounds have been recorded, from a correct source, not from an overseas type.  It still leaves a few areas that can be considered as potential candidates, both NSW as well as Victorian.

So, as PW works for SSR, is it loco that SSR uses? or one of an associate owns?  Is it going to be something thats associated with Auscision rolling stock, current or future projects, or one that could take advantage of all Rolling stock produced by the competition? which then begs the question is it going to be a model that has already been produced by a competitor or, one that is wanted still from a competitor? after all Auscision has not worried about announcing & producing models that the competition has indicated they want to do.

Questions - questions - questions
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Would it make a difference to their bottom line if they possibly revealed their identities on their site - probably not
gw0071
You mean like on the 'contact us' page? http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Contact%20Us.htm . Pics clearly identifying the team  have also been in their newsletters and AMRM.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Their most recent blog update doesn't cover all of their current projects.  There is no mention of the GL's, NSW's V sets, NSW's RUB cars, the NSW's 36' fish belly underframe project, the CP guards van, the car carrier project.
ed31880
Or the RMX, JLX (plus flat wagons derived from it), BGSY and similar XGAY/WGBY/WGSY grain hoppers, or the modernised/rebuilt 422's (FL, HL, 22's) that we first saw samples of many years ago. Or a few other things that were announced long long ago like H set passenger carriages, 5 pack container wagons, and AWB grain hoppers.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Their most recent blog update doesn't cover all of their current projects.  There is no mention of the GL's, NSW's V sets, NSW's RUB cars, the NSW's 36' fish belly underframe project, the CP guards van, the car carrier project.

Just because they say that the P class is supposed to ship at the end of March doesn't necessarily mean that is the case.  Their blog is full of forecast delivery dates that aren't even remotely close.  The C43/C44 being a classic case.  Initially it was predicted to have been produced and delivered in 2013.  Fast forward to 2015 and it still hasn't been delivered (it would appear to be held back to accommodate a couple more liveries) yet they say that their factory is pushing through the production of the 48/830 class project
ed31880
Yes and the most recent update concerns models that are currently tooled and people have been able to pre order,in other words the projects where people have put money down and want to know where that project is at.

None of the projects you have listed we can pre order at the moment so not really relevant as their last update was a report after visiting their factory in China.

They did mention that the P class was in the injection stage at factory so I would guess their prediction about P class being not far from delivery is fairly accurate.

So far this year 86s and 45s have arrived,with 46s next month and L class and P class by April if that all eventuates that's 5 different locos in 4 months not a bad effort by any standard. Could earn them a Golden Dugong from the race boys !
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Thanks Poath
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
You mean like on the 'contact us' page? http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Contact%20Us.htm . Pics clearly identifying the team  have also been in their newsletters and AMRM.
Poath Junction
Ah thanks Poath.  Never thought of that since I rarely open their site - mostly just look at their Face Book page.

I knew one of the aficionados would come through.  Sort of surprising how long it took. Laughing

Hang on.  No Jeff and no Panda.  Looks like I am expected to wade through newsletters and AMRM to find out.  Hang on I read AMRM every two months and have not seen those pics.  Perhaps that was back in the days I had no interest in Auscision. Wink
  a6et Minister for Railways

Ah thanks Poath.  Never thought of that since I rarely open their site - mostly just look at their Face Book page.

I knew one of the aficionados would come through.  Sort of surprising how long it took. Laughing

Hang on.  No Jeff and no Panda.  Looks like I am expected to wade through newsletters and AMRM to find out.  Hang on I read AMRM every two months and have not seen those pics.  Perhaps that was back in the days I had no interest in Auscision. Wink
John_Bushell
Bushy one,  the panda is the one standing alongside the engine in the link that Poath showed.
  dmg_01 Station Staff

Has anybody got there 45 classes yet?

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