WUISKE MODELS - News & Updates

 
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Adam & Jade,

1565 & 1558D arrived this morning thank you.  Very nice.

Postie delivered together with two 45s from Auscision, so a big day today.

See you at Bundaberg.

Best regards,
John

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  Wayno21 Beginner

I received my two 1550's on Monday, truly amazing models, a massive thumbs up to Wuiske Models. There customer service also right up there, no pre-order money up front, no broken promises on delivery dates. On top of that a Wuiske first, they gave us something to look forward to, rather than a surprise for the credit card. It's party time in Queensland!
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
WOW !  My two came 8.55am  and still in the PJ's signed for 'em.

Still in their box, now have to decide to open them up or have brekky etc.  

So far so good...........

David Head
( I'm basically excited )

  sinn city Station Master

My 3 1550 arrived just before half time in the superbowl on Monday.  Did not see any of Katy Perry in the half time show, was too busy admiring my new toys (not too sure what to make of my prioritising).  Now we just need some RTR 80s mixed goods wagons and guards vans to run behind them!!
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
WOW !  My two came 8.55am  and still in the PJ's signed for 'em.

Still in their box, now have to decide to open them up or have brekky etc.  

So far so good...........

David Head
( I'm basically excited )

dthead
David
So that means we have a rtr set of 3ft 6inch bogies, I guess. Wonder how many kit engines out there running on SG bogies might benefit from these "correct" bogies?
Would Haskell even consider selling bogies in packs as Auscision do?
Just a thought which might convince some established modellers with huge inventories to build their rails a touch closer together Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
David
So that means we have a rtr set of 3ft 6inch bogies, I guess. Wonder how many kit engines out there running on SG bogies might benefit from these "correct" bogies?
Would Haskell even consider selling bogies in packs as Auscision do?
Just a thought which might convince some established modellers with huge inventories to build their rails a touch closer together Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
My 1550 is broadgauge for proper QR, ie it runs on 16.5mm gauge.  - so no spare bogies. No idea if these bogies suit other locos. I would wonmder if the bogies would be sellable on their own to repower many other QR or other 3ft 6inch prototypes. I know you only have to ask Wuiske or Haskill, they are quite approachable.

The locos are a milestone for me too, being the last loco to be purchased and paid for as  , well, I'm all but out of money, no job, no career, no prospects, and only my hobby. So no more trains for me this year - until further notice. So no P's etc.

So the locos are special to me.

David
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
My 1550 is broadgauge for proper QR, ie it runs on 16.5mm gauge.  - so no spare bogies. No idea if these bogies suit other locos. I would wonmder if the bogies would be sellable on their own to repower many other QR or other 3ft 6inch prototypes. I know you only have to ask Wuiske or Haskill, they are quite approachable.

The locos are a milestone for me too, being the last loco to be purchased and paid for as  , well, I'm all but out of money, no job, no career, no prospects, and only my hobby. So no more trains for me this year - until further notice. So no P's etc.

So the locos are special to me.

David
dthead

David , Good luck with your efforts. Someone will see your potential
Cheers
Rod
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
Well I took a leap of faith, and being an avid NSW modeller I fell into temptation and order one of these.....in HO of course!! Thats saying something about how good this model actually looks. Now I have nothing to run it with so a few QLD wagons might be in order ...What have I done!!?? I've crossed the border!
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fairlight, welcome to the Queens Railway, Royalty indeed. Enjoy !

I am sure all the QR kits and RTR, you will find somehting to go behind it !

Regards,
David Head
  Fairlight Station Master

Location: Always watching....
Fairlight, welcome to the Queens Railway, Royalty indeed. Enjoy !

I am sure all the QR kits and RTR, you will find somehting to go behind it !

Regards,
David Head
dthead
Wait til' I break all the rules and double head it with my latest Auscision 45!!!!
  MtBeenak Train Controller

"...is a bit smaller than with most Australian engines but we think the blister works well."
I got two NAs in the foam packaging and one in the blister packaging, as this model is done.  The foam packing moved or damaged some of the details, while this did not occur with the blister pack.  Obviously you have learnt from that experience.  Well done!

Mick
  naguoning Locomotive Driver

Location: At Escape 41, Kaohsiung, Taiwan!
To answer Rod's question, we have not prepared extra bogies for sale (we have some spare parts, but only for repairs rather than extra sales). To be honest I think it would be quite difficult to say the least to just put them onto XYZ other mech as things like drive shafts, how they are mounted to the chassis etc may not match. For now I can only consider it as something for future consideration, not something we can offer for now. Also any decision about what to make or not make would need to be agreed upon by both Adam Wuiske and I (Kieren Haskell) as these engines are a 50/50 joint project but usually Adam and I can find common ground on what to do which has allowed us to get this far.
For wheels and bogies for wagons I think Adam and Jade at Wuiske models already has stock of those and obviously it can be a LOT easier to change wagon wheels or bogies.
To those who have posted all the nice comments about the 1550s many thanks. Always nice to see people happy with our products.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
To answer Rod's question, we have not prepared extra bogies for sale (we have some spare parts, but only for repairs rather than extra sales). To be honest I think it would be quite difficult to say the least to just put them onto XYZ other mech as things like drive shafts, how they are mounted to the chassis etc may not match. For now I can only consider it as something for future consideration, not something we can offer for now. Also any decision about what to make or not make would need to be agreed upon by both Adam Wuiske and I (Kieren Haskell) as these engines are a 50/50 joint project but usually Adam and I can find common ground on what to do which has allowed us to get this far.
For wheels and bogies for wagons I think Adam and Jade at Wuiske models already has stock of those and obviously it can be a LOT easier to change wagon wheels or bogies.
To those who have posted all the nice comments about the 1550s many thanks. Always nice to see people happy with our products.
naguoning
Of course I respect your decisions.
Interestingly though I no longer build epoxy kits, although in my younger days all my rolling stock and many locomotives arrived on my layout this way. In those tines I had to buy Atlas and Athearn mechs, combine  parts derived, with locally produced "cottage built" new chassis or build my own by cutting down the US ones as need be.
Today I have replaced all my Austrains "early 2D bogies" with better looking Trainorama and Auscision bogies with little difficulty.
Shafts are really not a problem simply cut and join with brass tube to shorten or lengthen them. In fact the original shafts usually did the job.
Hopefully supplying 12 mm RTR bogies will be in your future, with several Australian States running this gauge. And modellers accepting HO scale in the past attracted to running 12mm in the future, if the cost of conversion can somewhat be mitigated. Changing axles in freight and Pass vehicles is the easy part, and as you said is already being provided for.
Cheers
Rod
  Fairlight Station Master
  qredge Deputy Commissioner

Location: Marsden Qld
Mine arrived and were attacked by the ageing machine I.e. Airbrush
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Adam and Jade
Greetings and Salutations!!
A question for you please?

If five old duffers from the South presented themselves to you, formally would we be introduced to
the family Whisk (Wuiske)  or the family Whiskee (Wuiske) phonetically of course Very Happy
Cheers
Rod and Bill and Colin and John and Roger too Peter thinks he is a young bloke and Ben probably is.
Didn't ask Bruce and he might even know as he is associated with Rocket anyway  Very Happy
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
G'day Rod,

Your question had me somewhat puzzled initially, but I think I've got it pegged now. If (as I believe) you are asking about the pronounciation of our surname, it's Whiskey - spelt different, drunk the same Wink Or as per your phonetics, "Whiskee".

Cheers,
Jade.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
G'day Rod,

Your question had me somewhat puzzled initially, but I think I've got it pegged now. If (as I believe) you are asking about the pronounciation of our surname, it's Whiskey - spelt different, drunk the same Wink Or as per your phonetics, "Whiskee".

Cheers,
Jade.
Jade Wuiske
Thank you Jade
So now we know Very Happy
Not exactly the most important questiom no where close to "the meaning of Life" Ha Ha!
But it was asked and answers were needed and the question asked as entertainingly as I could manage Smile Have a lovely day
Cheers
A few boys to the South per Rod Young
  Rowan2 Station Staff

Location: Brsbane
Looking good mate, nice update.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Adam's Corner chapter 94 has just been uploaded! This one covers the birth of the new Wuiske Models layout. As always, please feel free to comment! http://www.wuiskemodels.com/layout/94.htm

  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Some new prototype photos have been uploaded last night: K wagon, UR wagon, Camp Wagon #431 and Linville Station. http://www.wuiskemodels.com/prototype/index.php
Jade Wuiske

The state of some heritage rollingstock is quite sad.  What's the point of keeping it if you're just going to let it decay? Sad

G'day Rod,

Your question had me somewhat puzzled initially, but I think I've got it pegged now. If (as I believe) you are asking about the pronounciation of our surname, it's Whiskey - spelt different, drunk the same Wink Or as per your phonetics, "Whiskee".

Cheers,
Jade.
Jade Wuiske

The more you know.  I've always pronounced it 'Wooh-skee'.

After a self-imposed break of over a year (nearly two), I fear the upcoming BMTS will be a wallet-breaker.
Time to pull my finger out and start finally shedding un-needed 'broad gauge' equipment.
  WUISKE Assistant Commissioner

G'day All,
As those of you who are on the faceplant groups will no doubt know, Wuiske Models has been forced to show our hand on our next project... The 2400 class. These will be released later this year. A more formal announcement will be placed here (there and everywhere) and on our site shortly.

Cheers,
Adam

  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I think all QR modellers thought this may happen.

These 1550 2150 2400 2300 classes are all related. Since You did the first, the 1550, the mech allows you to do the later variations. Southern Models are doning the 2300, again with the potential to do the earlier variations.

As with "any" duplicate loco, well it's not the first time, and not the last. Another first for QR modellers Wink

Regards,
David Head
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

I think all QR modellers thought this may happen.
dthead
And poses quite the conundrum for would-be purchasers.
A terrible/wonderful problem to have, to be sure.
  Jade Wuiske Train Controller

Location: Queensland
Draffa, yes unfortunately it does. We hope to work through this with SRM for the benefit of all modellers. We have already spoken to SRM to advise of the duplication. We are too far along to change what we are doing, whilst we believe SRM is at a point where they may be able to alter their decision somewhat.

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