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  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
http://www.austrains.com.au/ - update 2/3/16
- March 2016 newsletter
- C30 Tank loco announced, C30 Tender loco announced.

- NSW KKG has arrived
- NSW 41 class arrived

edit: newsletter notes "And here is a special offer to those who have placed orders for C30T class locos with anyone else and can prove, to our satisfaction, that they have received a full refund of their deposits, we will supply them with an equivalent number of Austrains C30T’s at the price of $495.00."
A good deal.... Provided you can get a refund out of Shrike!
Yeah, it's another wind-up, isn't it!
apw5910
More a comment on Shrike than Austrains.

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  a6et Minister for Railways

No mention of proposed wheel profile for said 30 classes......

Are 110's assumed? Where is Terry?

Regards,

Catchpoint
catchpoint
easy!   They will be round. Hopefully
  TedFreeman Locomotive Driver

Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
we will supply them with an equivalent number of Austrains C30T’s at the price of $495.00."
Poath Junction
OOPS! They never said each, I can see this one becoming interesting "But! you said an Equivalent number at the price of $495.00, no mention of "EACH"!

I'll run and hide now!

Oops! again, I can't cause I put my name to everything I say.

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
  M636C Minister for Railways

we will supply them with an equivalent number of Austrains C30T’s at the price of $495.00."
OOPS! They never said each, I can see this one becoming interesting "But! you said an Equivalent number at the price of $495.00, no mention of "EACH"!

I'll run and hide now!

Oops! again, I can't cause I put my name to everything I say.

Ted (Teditor) Freeman
TedFreeman
If someone had put down for say ten locomotives AND GETS THE REFUNDS from Shrike, John might well sell him ten for $495.

What are the odds of that actually happening?

M636C
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Does anybody have any up to date info on Austrains ability to fulfill orders sent in via email please?

I downloaded an order form for a pair of LHG vans about 2 weeks ago, scanned it, then emailed it off as an attachment to Mr Eassie.

NOTE: For me, this is a major job....requires me to spend some considerable time working out how to print, scan and then attach a document to an email!!!!! hahaha

The email didn't "bounce" back to me as being non-deliverable, but I've heard nothing and my credit card hasn't been charged yet.

Phone attempts were a waste of time.

I just thought somebody may know if he's gone overseas and the office is unattended? Even so, these days I reckon there may be some tricky ways to access your emails whilst overseas.....but I'm a techno-dinosaur so I can't be 100% sure about that....

Cheers in advance

Roachie
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Does anybody have any up to date info on Austrains ability to fulfill orders sent in via email please?

I downloaded an order form for a pair of LHG vans about 2 weeks ago, scanned it, then emailed it off as an attachment to Mr Eassie.

NOTE: For me, this is a major job....requires me to spend some considerable time working out how to print, scan and then attach a document to an email!!!!! hahaha

The email didn't "bounce" back to me as being non-deliverable, but I've heard nothing and my credit card hasn't been charged yet.

Phone attempts were a waste of time.

I just thought somebody may know if he's gone overseas and the office is unattended? Even so, these days I reckon there may be some tricky ways to access your emails whilst overseas.....but I'm a techno-dinosaur so I can't be 100% sure about that....

Cheers in advance

Roachie
Roachie
This s not an answer to you query but with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader available as a free download there is no need to print and scan the pdf order forms, just us the "Fill & Sign" tool to add text to the pdf and save to a new name on your hard drive before attaching to the email. Makes things a lot easier for those of us without easy access to a scanner.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Does anybody have any up to date info on Austrains ability to fulfill orders sent in via email please?

I downloaded an order form for a pair of LHG vans about 2 weeks ago, scanned it, then emailed it off as an attachment to Mr Eassie.

NOTE: For me, this is a major job....requires me to spend some considerable time working out how to print, scan and then attach a document to an email!!!!! hahaha

The email didn't "bounce" back to me as being non-deliverable, but I've heard nothing and my credit card hasn't been charged yet.

Phone attempts were a waste of time.

I just thought somebody may know if he's gone overseas and the office is unattended? Even so, these days I reckon there may be some tricky ways to access your emails whilst overseas.....but I'm a techno-dinosaur so I can't be 100% sure about that....

Cheers in advance

Roachie
Roachie
Bill. Pretty sure that in his latest newsletter he has indicated that his online sales is dead, or the like, think if you need to order a model you would be best sending it by snail mail. He was at the Brickpit today though.

Check his newsletter, first, if no reply, you might have to contact one of the shops that sell his models to purchase them. He had also indicated last year & when he sold his old toolings & all to SDS that he would be primarily dealing at exhibitions, especially the ones he goes to.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Does anybody have any up to date info on Austrains ability to fulfill orders sent in via email please?

I downloaded an order form for a pair of LHG vans about 2 weeks ago, scanned it, then emailed it off as an attachment to Mr Eassie.

NOTE: For me, this is a major job....requires me to spend some considerable time working out how to print, scan and then attach a document to an email!!!!! hahaha

The email didn't "bounce" back to me as being non-deliverable, but I've heard nothing and my credit card hasn't been charged yet.

Phone attempts were a waste of time.

I just thought somebody may know if he's gone overseas and the office is unattended? Even so, these days I reckon there may be some tricky ways to access your emails whilst overseas.....but I'm a techno-dinosaur so I can't be 100% sure about that....

Cheers in advance

Roachie
Bill. Pretty sure that in his latest newsletter he has indicated that his online sales is dead, or the like, think if you need to order a model you would be best sending it by snail mail. He was at the Brickpit today though.

Check his newsletter, first, if no reply, you might have to contact one of the shops that sell his models to purchase them. He had also indicated last year & when he sold his old toolings & all to SDS that he would be primarily dealing at exhibitions, especially the ones he goes to.
a6et
Cheers mate.....might just give him a miss and buy a couple of JHGs from SDS instead (when come available).
  a6et Minister for Railways

Does anybody have any up to date info on Austrains ability to fulfill orders sent in via email please?

I downloaded an order form for a pair of LHG vans about 2 weeks ago, scanned it, then emailed it off as an attachment to Mr Eassie.

NOTE: For me, this is a major job....requires me to spend some considerable time working out how to print, scan and then attach a document to an email!!!!! hahaha

The email didn't "bounce" back to me as being non-deliverable, but I've heard nothing and my credit card hasn't been charged yet.

Phone attempts were a waste of time.

I just thought somebody may know if he's gone overseas and the office is unattended? Even so, these days I reckon there may be some tricky ways to access your emails whilst overseas.....but I'm a techno-dinosaur so I can't be 100% sure about that....

Cheers in advance

Roachie
Bill. Pretty sure that in his latest newsletter he has indicated that his online sales is dead, or the like, think if you need to order a model you would be best sending it by snail mail. He was at the Brickpit today though.

Check his newsletter, first, if no reply, you might have to contact one of the shops that sell his models to purchase them. He had also indicated last year & when he sold his old toolings & all to SDS that he would be primarily dealing at exhibitions, especially the ones he goes to.
Cheers mate.....might just give him a miss and buy a couple of JHGs from SDS instead (when come available).
Roachie
Bill here is the bit from his latest News letter

I think you are in SA????  If so End of Line hobbies & Orient Exp are dealers for Austrains, & they may have them
If not I could pick up a pack for you at Liverpool & send them to you, if I had known could have got a pack today at the Brickpit.

We can be contacted by email on austrainspl@tpg.net.au or info@austrains.com.au.

Please do not expect an immediate response.

Or by Mail or Owl to:

Austrains Pty. Ltd.

PO. Box 3076,

Putney, NSW, 2112
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Does anybody have any up to date info on Austrains ability to fulfill orders sent in via email please?
Bill here is the bit from his latest News letter

I think you are in SA????  If so End of Line hobbies & Orient Exp are dealers for Austrains, & they may have them
If not I could pick up a pack for you at Liverpool & send them to you, if I had known could have got a pack today at the Brickpit.

We can be contacted by email on austrainspl@tpg.net.au or info@austrains.com.au.

Please do not expect an immediate response.

Or by Mail or Owl to:

Austrains Pty. Ltd.

PO. Box 3076,

Putney, NSW, 2112
a6et
Cheers again mate. I will just keep waiting as the wording of the Newsletter appears to indicate they will still act on emails....just not very quickly. I will give him another 4 weeks and then contact Orient Express in Adelaide. Thanks for your offer to buy on my behalf too, but I will get it sorted out one way or the other.....no major hurry.

Bill
  wat700 Junior Train Controller

Location: Richmond, NSW
September 2016 newsletter:

http://www.austrains.com.au/newsletters/NEWSLETTER81_September2016_ver1.pdf
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
September 2016 newsletter:

http://www.austrains.com.au/newsletters/NEWSLETTER81_September2016_ver1.pdf
wat700
OK, so where's the NEW news, and not the OLD news?

Happy guessing,

John
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
OK, so where's the NEW news, and not the OLD news?

Happy guessing,

John
c3526blue


Well... it does mention SMR versions of the C30 tank will now be done. Smile
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
OK, so where's the NEW news, and not the OLD news?

Happy guessing,

John


Well... it does mention SMR versions of the C30 tank will now be done. Smile
Poath Junction
Yes, you are (partly) right.

One has to wade through the 99% of old regurgitated news to find the NEW news (sometimes just a few words here or there).

There is only one SMR version being done (SMR15, others were 16 and 29).  3013 was in fact a Hebburn Collieries engine.  I don't know if it was operated at all by the SMR.  However it is (was) a South Maitland Coalfields engine.

Happy decyphering,

John
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

One tends to wonder about the genuine third SMR 15 Class Loco, No 29?  3013 is a ring in, it was bought by Hebburn Collieries AFAIK and then went on to serve at Hexham before final withdrawal and eventual sale to David Burke.

3013 remained 3013 throughout its coalfields life, so 3013 should be decorated just like any other 30 Class loco without electric lighting.  A really simple one to produce.

As for the C-30TS, if they've got a burning need to model a green one, 3075TS appears to fit the bill.  Unlinedd too, making it kinda simple...


Edit: John, didn't realise you spoke about No 29...
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Now to select the part(s) to reply to.

One tends to wonder about the genuine third SMR 15 Class Loco, No 29?
Spinner5711
15 Class? Don't you mean 10 Class?

and eventual sale to David Burke.
Spinner5711
David Burke! Now why does that name seem familar? I thought I may have seen his name on a 30+ year old transport book.

As for the C-30TS
Spinner5711
(Edit: Okay found out what the S meant, but I'll leave the comment in)
S? I thought saddle tank (S) meant tank that is on top of the boiler, not attached to one or both sides.

Haven't you got that wrong? For some reason, the T in this case meant tender, and the C30 meant a tenderless 30 Class, ie. reverse of the normal.

Were the C30 & C30T class considered as two separate classes, or considered as just part of the C30 Classes?
  a6et Minister for Railways

Now to select the part(s) to reply to.

One tends to wonder about the genuine third SMR 15 Class Loco, No 29?
15 Class? Don't you mean 10 Class?

and eventual sale to David Burke.
David Burke! Now why does that name seem familar? I thought I may have seen his name on a 30+ year old transport book.

As for the C-30TS
(Edit: Okay found out what the S meant, but I'll leave the comment in)
S? I thought saddle tank (S) meant tank that is on top of the boiler, not attached to one or both sides.

Haven't you got that wrong? For some reason, the T in this case meant tender, and the C30 meant a tenderless 30 Class, ie. reverse of the normal.

Were the C30 & C30T class considered as two separate classes, or considered as just part of the C30 Classes?
Newcastle Express
The 30cl were all of the same class in their most basic sense.  Each of the 3 variants, that being the 30 suburban tank engine & the 30T as in the Saturated tender version, along with the 30Ts as in Superheated 30 tender engine all hauled the exact same same loads as far as tonneages were concerned.

The Tank engines were used for shunting purposes outside the metro areas, Bathurst being an example.  Both tender types were very versatile engines & performed well, for some reason, even though the Superheated versions had higher tractive effort they never were given any more load hauling capacity than the saturated versions, I don reccolect that they were even allowed longer loads either.

The Superheated loco's were as good as far as pulling power is concerned as a 32cl & were substituted on passenger trains more frequently than known.  An example being a Richmond service in the mornings that started from & finished at Clyde M-F was a regular roster for superheated 30T
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
C30 (tank) order form online. http://www.austrains.com.au/orderforms/OFC30_C30-steam-loco_Order_Form.pdf . However there's an obvious "oops" on it. The cc expiry date requirement would mean all cards would expire before the locos are ready to have their order processed. Embarassed
  sm-at-eden Station Master

C30 (tank) order form online. http://www.austrains.com.au/orderforms/OFC30_C30-steam-loco_Order_Form.pdf . However there's an obvious "oops" on it. The cc expiry date requirement would mean all cards would expire before the locos are ready to have their order processed. Embarassed
Poath Junction
Deciphering the Order Form - does this mean that they will be arriving before June next year???
  a6et Minister for Railways

C30 (tank) order form online. http://www.austrains.com.au/orderforms/OFC30_C30-steam-loco_Order_Form.pdf . However there's an obvious "oops" on it. The cc expiry date requirement would mean all cards would expire before the locos are ready to have their order processed. Embarassed
Deciphering the Order Form - does this mean that they will be arriving before June next year???
sm-at-eden
Hard to know, but I suspect that the owner is expecting them to be here for next years Brickpit exh.  Not unusual for a date to be set for the expiry of what would be the pre-delivery price, after after arrival they will be dearer.

If your CC has an expiry date prior to June next year, then you can put a note in with the order and advise them of the date, and will forward the new details when you renew.  Other option is that some banks will extend the exp date of your card if requested.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
From the Sept newsletter the C30 tank "Estimated delivery is somewhere between April and June 2017. Certainly not much later", and it goes on to note that pre-payment is not required. ie lets assume the models arrive in Jun 17 so that's when credit cards will be debited for pre-orders.

The order form notes "Payment can be by Visa or Mastercard with an expiry date no later than 06/17.". This should say "no earlier than 06/17", as come Jun 17 every one of the cards will have expired and Austrains would need to contact every person to get the new card details, thus defeating the purpose of putting any CC details on the pre-order form. Meanwhile according to the form I can't pre-order as my card was just re-issued and expires in 2020! Yet my card is one that wouldn't be a problem come June 2017. Or even June 2018 when a last minute hitch inevitably delays the project.
  Showtime Chief Train Controller

Now to select the part(s) to reply to.

One tends to wonder about the genuine third SMR 15 Class Loco, No 29?
15 Class? Don't you mean 10 Class?

and eventual sale to David Burke.
David Burke! Now why does that name seem familar? I thought I may have seen his name on a 30+ year old transport book.

As for the C-30TS
(Edit: Okay found out what the S meant, but I'll leave the comment in)
S? I thought saddle tank (S) meant tank that is on top of the boiler, not attached to one or both sides.

Haven't you got that wrong? For some reason, the T in this case meant tender, and the C30 meant a tenderless 30 Class, ie. reverse of the normal.

Were the C30 & C30T class considered as two separate classes, or considered as just part of the C30 Classes?
The 30cl were all of the same class in their most basic sense.  Each of the 3 variants, that being the 30 suburban tank engine & the 30T as in the Saturated tender version, along with the 30Ts as in Superheated 30 tender engine all hauled the exact same same loads as far as tonneages were concerned.

The Tank engines were used for shunting purposes outside the metro areas, Bathurst being an example.  Both tender types were very versatile engines & performed well, for some reason, even though the Superheated versions had higher tractive effort they never were given any more load hauling capacity than the saturated versions, I don reccolect that they were even allowed longer loads either.

The Superheated loco's were as good as far as pulling power is concerned as a 32cl & were substituted on passenger trains more frequently than known.  An example being a Richmond service in the mornings that started from & finished at Clyde M-F was a regular roster for superheated 30T
a6et
As well as shunting outside of metro areas, I recall many times catching the train from Waratah to Maitland after school and it being hauled by a 30 tank.
I have memorable moment of one pulling into Waratah too fast and having to reverse back up to the platform from under the overhead station building
  a6et Minister for Railways

Now to select the part(s) to reply to.

One tends to wonder about the genuine third SMR 15 Class Loco, No 29?
15 Class? Don't you mean 10 Class?

and eventual sale to David Burke.
David Burke! Now why does that name seem familar? I thought I may have seen his name on a 30+ year old transport book.

As for the C-30TS
(Edit: Okay found out what the S meant, but I'll leave the comment in)
S? I thought saddle tank (S) meant tank that is on top of the boiler, not attached to one or both sides.

Haven't you got that wrong? For some reason, the T in this case meant tender, and the C30 meant a tenderless 30 Class, ie. reverse of the normal.

Were the C30 & C30T class considered as two separate classes, or considered as just part of the C30 Classes?
The 30cl were all of the same class in their most basic sense.  Each of the 3 variants, that being the 30 suburban tank engine & the 30T as in the Saturated tender version, along with the 30Ts as in Superheated 30 tender engine all hauled the exact same same loads as far as tonneages were concerned.

The Tank engines were used for shunting purposes outside the metro areas, Bathurst being an example.  Both tender types were very versatile engines & performed well, for some reason, even though the Superheated versions had higher tractive effort they never were given any more load hauling capacity than the saturated versions, I don reccolect that they were even allowed longer loads either.

The Superheated loco's were as good as far as pulling power is concerned as a 32cl & were substituted on passenger trains more frequently than known.  An example being a Richmond service in the mornings that started from & finished at Clyde M-F was a regular roster for superheated 30T
As well as shunting outside of metro areas, I recall many times catching the train from Waratah to Maitland after school and it being hauled by a 30 tank.
I have memorable moment of one pulling into Waratah too fast and having to reverse back up to the platform from under the overhead station building
Showtime
The 30 Tanks were regular rostered working on the 4 and 6 car Maitland commture services, with 32cl, 35cl on the heavier 8 cars, although the tanks also were used on those services when no 32 was available. When a 620 set was not available the tankers could work those services with a 2 car suburban set of carriages, I even have photo's of a 36cl working one such train in both directions, a Telerah service.

They also worked the Belmont and Toronto Pax services a lot of areas they worked on and a very versatile engine.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Regarding the Candy FS;

Did Austrains remove the option of internal lighting with the release of the FS in candy livery?

I note that both of the packs I have do not have the on/off sw, wheel elec pick-ups or led pcb

Thank you
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The second run (including two packs in Indian Red and four packs in Candy) didn't have the lighting and the wheels were spoked (for some reason; haven't seen any FS/BS/BSR etc class cars with spoked wheels in any livery)

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