Auscision Models Blog

 
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
I was thinking the same thing.
The fact that candy is such a big seller but there seems to be quite a few candy 45's still available whilst the reverse, blue and 35 class have all moved to sold out status. Then again the reverse 422's are still there 12 months on whilst everything else has sold out. i thought the reverse 422's were stellar but ?

Not sure how the 46's will go - with the multitude of candy versions with yellow, red and silver panto's, its hard to tell which ones are more popular. I pre-ordered 4607 and 4625 but might go an additional depending on budget.
I am assuming the blue and 'custard/reverse' might be a slow seller but watch me being proved wrong.

Quite interesting the buying habits and trends for the different colour variations - but one thing is for sure that all the 'original' versions are quick sellers.

Then there is the re-run versions that could hold new road numbers......and thats another story alltogether.

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  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
Blog + facebook update 5 Feb. L Class delivery update.
Poath Junction

Thats a bonus for L Class fans.....

Might have to grab a VR before they become extinct.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

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Quite interesting the buying habits and trends for the different colour variations - but one thing is for sure that all the 'original' versions are quick sellers.  .................
Fairlight
Its something that always amuses me to some extent (yes I'm easily amused) is that there's almost some form of "donkey voting" going on in that's its almost always the very first listed model (which usually means its in original livery) that sells out first.

Which just goes to once again leave you scratching your head over Austrains decision to only do 2 candy 81s, and in limited numbers.

Tony
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

All the blue 45's have now sold out while so far only one candy has done same
gw0071


I must be seeing things again, blue has sold out? Although I suppose that they could have made less units than the other colours.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
I've just completed the fitting of the Tsunami (AT1000) decoder to the 2nd of my 45s.

This time I was a bit neater about it and snipped-off the capacitor at the board, removed the 2 wires and then bent the 2 pins before re-attaching the cap directly to the underside of the board. This means it sits just above the rear flywheel and it negates the need to have those 2 heavy-duty wires snaking around and having to be retained with Kapton tape.

I also pre-attached the 2 1K ohm diodes to the board and situated them under the board too, making it neater and easier to attach the white lighting wire once the board was mounted on the chassis.

Now, those of you who have read my previous writings about lighting may recall that I am not too worried about the lighting effects on my locos. In fact I have said previously that with my hood-type locos I don't even bother with any lighting at the end of the long hood and I DETEST seeing such a loco running long-end leading.

However, in my never-ending attempt to better myself, I decided to at least attempt to hook up the lighting wires.

Having tested the loco/s on 12vdc (on a rolling road), I knew that the markers would switch from white to red when direction is reversed. There are 4 wires on the lighting boards; white, blue, purple and orange. I sussed-out on the first loco that the white is common and that the blue and purple are the white (head and marker) lights. That presumably means that the orange wire is for the red markers.

However, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get the red markers to work....I tried attaching the (lengthened) orange wire to the blue/purple solder tab on the opposite end, but that didn't work.

So I have left the orange wires unattached (in fact I have snipped them off close to where they exit the chassis) on these first 2 locos.....like I have said previously, I am not too concerned whether the lights all function at all.

However, having said that, I would love to know (just out of curiosity at least) what I would have to do to get the red markers to work. I am definitely NOT interested in attaching the wire/s to the F5/F6 tabs on the side of the decoder. I would only ever want the lights to be activated by the "HEADLIGHT" button on my NCE throttles, so if the red markers can't be attached to switch over automatically from white to red when direction is changed (as I suspect to be the case), then I will simply keep going the way I am and not have any red markers "working".

If any of the electronics gurus reading this can steer me in the right direction, I will give their ideas a go.....

I also added 30 grams of weight to the inside of the short hood for a bit of extra traction.

Cheers

Roach
  standard gauge Station Master

Roachie,

          I think you will find that Blue AND Purple are Positive, so blue and orange is the red marker, purple and white is the headlight, and in the current form you cant separate the headlight from the white markers to connect to different functions. very annoying that you cant just plug in a 4 or even 6 function decoder and they just work. I have removed all the wires and changed them to the correct colours and now have individual control of headlight and markers. TCS A4X, Non sound.  I had to remove one resistor from the light board and solder another wire to it to get individual control.  Be carful if you try to remove the lights from the body recess. On one of mine they slipped out without problem, the other was so well glued that I destroyed them, and had to make new ones. Hope this helps.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Roachie,

          I think you will find that Blue AND Purple are Positive, so blue and orange is the red marker, purple and white is the headlight, and in the current form you cant separate the headlight from the white markers to connect to different functions. very annoying that you cant just plug in a 4 or even 6 function decoder and they just work. I have removed all the wires and changed them to the correct colours and now have individual control of headlight and markers. TCS A4X, Non sound.  I had to remove one resistor from the light board and solder another wire to it to get individual control.  Be carful if you try to remove the lights from the body recess. On one of mine they slipped out without problem, the other was so well glued that I destroyed them, and had to make new ones. Hope this helps.
standard gauge
Thanks mate....sort of confirmed what I thought (I think!!!???....I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to this electronics stuff).

In that case I will just keep doing what I've done of the first 2. By adding the blue and purple wires to one "tab" (against the white/resistor on the other tab) I am getting headlight and white marker lights at the leading end, which is good enough for my needs. Stuff the bloody red ones.....I can't be pharqued mucking around with all that malarkey....life's too bloody short!!! hahaha

Cheers

Roachie
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Boom, another hit for Austrains...

Auscision have just announced "The Perfect G/BL" model.

G Class – V/Line, Freight Victoria, Freight Australia, SCT, Southern Shorthaul Railroad & Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia.

BL Class – Australian National, National Rail Arrows, National Rail Charcoal, SteelLink, Pacific National Intermodal & Pacific National Rural & Bulk.

Were they working on an 81 Class and got gazumped by SDS, hmmm.

Were SDS working on the G / BL and got gazumped by Auscision...

Paul
  brissim Chief Train Controller

I think its very significant that Auscison are only doing the Mk1 G and the BL given its association with SSR and their Mk1 G. Maybe with the significant body differences between the 81 class and the Mk1G/BL that you could consider from the tooling point of view to be two different locos.

Tony
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
BL and G goes together better than G and 81 in terms of like for like, maybe Auscision weren't even going to do the 81 at all?
  ed31880 Train Controller

Boom, another hit for Austrains...

Auscision have just announced "The Perfect G/BL" model.

G Class – V/Line, Freight Victoria, Freight Australia, SCT, Southern Shorthaul Railroad & Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia.

BL Class – Australian National, National Rail Arrows, National Rail Charcoal, SteelLink, Pacific National Intermodal & Pacific National Rural & Bulk.

Were they working on an 81 Class and got gazumped by SDS, hmmm.

Were SDS working on the G / BL and got gazumped by Auscision...

Paul
FirstStopCentral

Didn't see that coming.  Auscision appear to be doing a more comprehensive/if not complete list of liveries.  Will be interesting to see how well they sell with the Austrains offering already out in the market place.  

Where is Poath Junction?  He is usually tripping over himself to break these sorts of stories on Railpage.

I think next on Auscision's hit list of models that need to be "perfected" will be the C class.
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Was wondering, for how many models a year they announce do they deliver in the same year?
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
The Austrains Loco that screams out to be replaced is without doubt....  
The Perfect C!
  • With Powerline having sold thousands of their old  G-BL-81 Class range ( compares with TRAX and Powerline 48 Sales) .....
  • With Powerline still threatening to release their Atlas re-motored updated G-BL-81 Class range (for years now, and I know at $350 they will likely sell all of 6 of them) (Again Powerline updated 48 has been released for about 3 years)

  • Austrains sold out of their latest shoddy batch of 81's and G-Bl's  (Traino's 48s are here in part)

Why would everybody be distancing themselves from the C Class? (Which has never been upgraded in all these years)

It comes in original VR Blue
V/Line with X Class wind screens
(gaps for sure I missed something)
Aircon added
(gaps)
marker light upgrades and satelite
At least 15 colour schemes

And I want 10 of them as do many others out there.
Something fishy here and no doubt most of the new manufacturers talk amongst themselves.
But why no Perfect  C Class?
Cheers
Rod Young

PS is it just my machine or has Railpage stuffed up its formatting?   6 edits and everything changes (differently) each submission??
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
What I was trying to say in the above is that announcing duplications seems to be more fascinating to Auscision and others, and yet they avoid the obvious??
As they do talk amongst their selves, my fascination is who will do the perfect C and how long do we wait for it Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Where is Poath Junction?  He is usually tripping over himself to break these sorts of stories on Railpage.

I think next on Auscision's hit list of models that need to be "perfected" will be the C class.
ed31880
Auscision announcements had to wait, I had a date with the "perfect C".

(yes, it's a cryptic clue)
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I think the C will come. They seem to be doing just about all the lcos they have shown us in the past. Meanwhile  it is interesting to see the change in focus, two models billed as ultimate, with sound. Not to mention the price hike ( expected with sound).

And if they are doing the mk1 G's, bet the other mk's will follow.

Regards,
David Head
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Was wondering, for how many models a year they announce do they deliver in the same year?
GT46C-ACe
You could ask the same question of each and every importer.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Great news with NRs and now G/BL coming from Auscision.

Seeing as Auscision have done or plan to do most locos that SSR have in service I would not be too surprised if their next announcement is the Ultimate C Class.

Announced NRs last weekend, G/BL this weekend....C Class next weekend ???  We can only hope.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

In keeping with practice of Auscision (and a few other importers) of dropping hints through photos on their FB page - what is the middle loco in the latest photo?

Tony
  ed31880 Train Controller

Announced NRs last weekend, G/BL this weekend....C Class next weekend ???  We can only hope.
2LaGrange
Are you hoping, or do you know Auscision are about to announce the ultimate C class in the near future?
  a6et Minister for Railways

Its a bit interesting really with the way things have turned around. When was it that Auscision first came on the scene? then the proliferation of modern image freight rolling stock, that also coincided with a fair degree of R/S from the competitors but the primary difference was Auscision was very much modern image, as was known at the time the owners of Auscision were only interested in the modern image rather than the early stuff & their competitors could continue with that.

It wasn't long however, after a few runs of just R/S that the call went out ""what about something to pull all this R/S being produced?"  Seems very much that the worm has turned today with primarilly locomotive announcements, & many of the R/S announcements that have been there for some time is very much on the back burner or - so it would seem.

I wonder then with all these loco's & the mulitudes ordering up big, will have to build quite large loco depots to take all the models that have both arrived & still to come, alternative I gues is to store in boxes & perhaps forget they are there, or when wanting to run them out come the boxes & onto the track, then back again.  If thats the case, then I hope that all the importers start to look at the durability of the models they produce, especially with the add on detail of which much ends up along the track, or under the unpacking - repacking benches.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Are you hoping, or do you know Auscision are about to announce the ultimate C class in the near future?
ed31880
I did say hope.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Certainly Auscision changed the way things were done when they came on the scene about 10 years ago but I do not believe they have ever only concentrated on modern era.

Their first product was a rolling stock item in ready to run (NHFF coal hopper) which was different to most others at the time which had locos for sale to help finance wagon projects. Their next item was the NQIW container flat. These two products released before a loco certainly was a leap of faith for Auscision in the Modern Era Modelling Market, which they proved does exist.

Their first loco they tooled was fairly modern being the EL Class but their 2nd loco the B class I would hardly call modern going back to 1952, they followed on with E cars (1920s on) U vans GYs ect so they have certainly done plenty of older stuff as well as more modern stuff.

I believe the biggest change they brought to us was the variations they produce in each product all released at the same time where as others seem to just produce some liveries and body versions to keep tooling costs down and leave the variations to produce later if ever.

Some examples being both Trainorama and Powerline only producing 48s in Indian Red so far or Austrains BL/G/81s with body variations and liveries missing from their production.

Auscision have also produced lineside structures such as silos, goods sheds, CTC signals, trees, various containers,, wagon loads...the list goes on. They also have ventured into O Gauge Locos.

This all points to why they are so popular and in my opinion the market leader by miles or should that be KMs in modern era !
  ed31880 Train Controller

I did say hope.
2LaGrange

I think your wish will come true.  You seem to know your stuff about Auscision.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
You could ask the same question of each and every importer.
kingfisher
Gosh Kingfisher you are so obvious. Near every post.....
They don't list  shares so are you one of the partners?  Very Happy

Cheers
Rod Young

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