Orient Express Reproductions updates

 
  ANDL36Y Train Controller

Trainbuilder are doing the K cars. That would be why OER aren't doing them.

Cheers!

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  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

Train builder is a pit pricey for most of us .

Perhaps Orient Express know that some other RTR company have the steel cars  in the works  .

About 12 months ago I heard that the boys behind the SAR 350 loco project where doing a kit version of the steel cars that is why Strath hobbies haven't done them  yet.
  MaskedRailfan Train Controller

Had a look at the painted sample last night & must say it looks great. The step flap can be set in the position of your choice which is a nice touch. Fred indicated that the cream was a bit too yellow & would be toned down on the production run.

On the subject of steel cars, does Trainbuilder have a secret website for these side projects? Not that they're within my budget. And going further off topic there was a rumour of them doing a 620?
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

Trainbuilder are doing the K cars. That would be why OER aren't doing them.

Cheers!
ANDL36Y
While the Trainbuilder K set would look nice a plastic RTR set would cost about the same as one brass car ,
  denis500 Junior Train Controller

On the subject of steel cars, does Trainbuilder have a secret website for these side projects? Not that they're within my budget. And going further off topic there was a rumour of them doing a 620?
MaskedRailfan



The news section of the February AMRM had an announcement that they would be doing the K cars. They will also be doing the Overland E type sleepers and some other Victorian passenger cars. I saw Bruce at the Bendigo Exhibition over Easter and he indicated that the K cars may be available in SAR colours if you contact Trainbuilder and ask ie by special order. No idea of the cost.





Denis Kahl
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
On the subject of steel cars, does Trainbuilder have a secret website for these side projects? Not that they're within my budget. And going further off topic there was a rumour of them doing a 620?



The news section of the February AMRM had an announcement that they would be doing the K cars. They will also be doing the Overland E type sleepers and some other Victorian passenger cars. I saw Bruce at the Bendigo Exhibition over Easter and he indicated that the K cars may be available in SAR colours if you contact Trainbuilder and ask ie by special order. No idea of the cost.

denis500

Cost??? I don't know, but when they released the Overland cars, they were $550, and you had to buy a set of ten (ergo $5500...) so that would probably be a good starting point as an estimate of the price of a "steel" car... I'll think I'll wait for them to appear R-T-R plastic...
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

Farmers Union butter M van sold out , another fast selling one , got my 2 , 1 to run 1 for the display cabinet , can see why it sold out so quickly , looks awsome
  SARRX207 Station Staff

Hi guys went in to orient express model train shop today and no they are not doing steel cars as i know the owner and he said its not happening they havent got plans to do any i have heard trainorama are doing some in brass which should be ready by next year
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Hi guys went in to orient express model train shop today and no they are not doing steel cars as i know the owner and he said its not happening they havent got plans to do any i have heard trainorama are doing some in brass which should be ready by next year
SARRX207
Out of curiosity, do you have any links to those brass carriage plans of Trainorama's, or did you mean Trainbuilder?
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Is it a case of "orama" equals "builder"?  Like Aus"cision" equals Aus"trains".

Happy decyphering,

John
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

http://www.natrailmuseum.org.au/

For anyone looking for billboard  M vans the NRM have at least 7 versions left .
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller
  Piston Train Controller

They certainly look nice.
Is it my eyes, or the camera angle that makes the handrails at the end of the cars look bent?
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
Placed my order, now bets are on for their next model- suburban centre and end loaders perhaps?
  allan Chief Commissioner

Placed my order, now bets are on for their next model- suburban centre and end loaders perhaps?
Streamliner
I'd like to think so, but these are very much steam era cars, and how many of us have the locos to pull them?

Maybe these will be possible as a spinoff from a run of "long centenary" cars...
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
There should be a few of us given the F class, Rx, 700, 720, 500 and brass 520's getting about. But I do wonder where they are hiding.... I've only seen a handful at exhibitions and not many more on the internet. Granted not everyone has a blog or youtube channel, still I would expect a few more. (also It may be that I'm homesick and don't get to visit any SAR layouts)
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
On the end handrails looking bent that is because they are bent, all mine all 11 so far have had to have the end handrails straightened up and bent into some kind of resemblance to the prototype. They are very flimsy though and are easily distorted. Also to anyone that want's to add passengers etc the roof just clips on and can be removed by simply pulling on the roof gently at one end and working along the car to release the clips.  Putting it back on has some hazards though the roof only goes on one way the contacts for the lights have to touch the two upright prongs behind the seats at one end of the car. The other little problem is that the windows might need to be pushed home a bit further to get the roof back on.

One other thing with them though is there are no window bars on them. SAR had a bar towards the bottom of the window on these cars. It would be easy to add some though using some Evergreen styrene strip of a suitable size and carefully gluing them on. On the old Roundhouse conversion's you were advised to add this strip in a continuous strip glue it on and when glue was dry then cut out the sections between the windows. Be careful doing it though.

Other than the flimsy but scale handrails the cars are a excellent representation of these wide bodied cars. I have the two limited edition set's on order and can hardly wait to get them.

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