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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
I heard the 'undecorated models' were for a livery that was originally planned - but wasn't done. They weren't even shipped to Australia and the bodies produced were held for reruns or future new liveries...

Or, thats just another rumour.
Just The Tip




CRL didn't proceed with the purchase of c44's so naturally releasing a model of them fell off the agenda. Pity as it's such a striking livery. Four "real" CRL's were constructed for the expected order but before being painted the order fell through so they were reclassified MRL after being sold to Mineral Resources. Is it just a coincidence there's two missing "undecorated" models and then just 2 MRL's released in model form? I think not! There's many body variations within the prototype C44's, by pure chance (!) the MRL's are the same body as the none existent CLR's because they're actually the same loco just rebranded.

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  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

So reading between the lines - a possible model of a loco that never was?
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
So reading between the lines - a possible model of a loco that never was?
gw0071
When Auscision announced the models in late 2012 they, through their other jobs & contacts in the rail industry, had a fair idea of what was going to happen in the future hence the advertising mentioned more liveries than already existed on the prototype. Locos such as CF4412 and the expected CRL's would be allocated reference numbers for the model project just like the 30+ other models, with design briefs, artwork, body variations, etc being noted against the respective reference numbers. In manufacturing it's a dangerous idea to reallocate reference numbers because inevitably someone messes up the old info and new info. While the prototype MRL is also the prototype CRL, the model manufacturer will assign a new production code for the MRL's to ensure no CRL model info (eg artwork) is accidently applied to the MRL model.

If you look back at prototype happenings in 2012/13 you'll also see SSR had artwork in Motive power and other magazines for their new SSR class locos which were to be C44's too, but as we all now know the SSR SSR's ended up being GT-46's. Come to think of it there are only 2 prototypical SSR's and there's 2 'missing' model loco's. So maybe the codes were for the proposed SSR's rather than the proposed CRL's!
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

So much speculation surrounding these 2 undecorated locomotives.

At least it has kept people talking
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
VR Blue and NSW Tuscan versions.....



Just puttin it out there Smile
  N463 Locomotive Driver

The reruns of Advertising U & T vans have arrived.
Mine turned up this morning. Given that the order form said these were due in February, Auscision are early. Whoever heard of a model train manufacturer delivering early ?!?!?

They are nice looking models, from the quick look I got before leaving home. Another good job Auscision!

N463
  coreyraff Station Master

Most of the car carriers are available now from their website.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
'Keep your eye out this week as we will have a new product available before we head off to China on Friday. Limited to only 100 units of each version with 4 different versions available. When we return from China we will have updates on all projects.' Via Facebook.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Car%20Carrier.htm shows the car carriers now (mostly) available. Oh, and two more "coming soon" placeholders have been added to the passenger carriage section of the products page.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Car%20Carrier.htm shows the car carriers now (mostly) available. Oh, and two more "coming soon" placeholders have been added to the passenger carriage section of the products page.
Poath Junction
..... and another one in the 'O' Scale section.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Car%20Carrier.htm shows the car carriers now (mostly) available. Oh, and two more "coming soon" placeholders have been added to the passenger carriage section of the products page.
..... and another one in the 'O' Scale section.
c3526blue
That will be the C43/44aci they have had in their display case at exhibitions for a couple of years now and also on display at their shop.
  sm-at-eden Station Master

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Car%20Carrier.htm shows the car carriers now (mostly) available. Oh, and two more "coming soon" placeholders have been added to the passenger carriage section of the products page.
Poath Junction
Any bets on these two placeholders being "The Overland" and "The Indian Pacific/Ghan" models?  Or, am I indulging in some wishful thinking here???

Gary
  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Car%20Carrier.htm shows the car carriers now (mostly) available. Oh, and two more "coming soon" placeholders have been added to the passenger carriage section of the products page.
Any bets on these two placeholders being "The Overland" and "The Indian Pacific/Ghan" models?  Or, am I indulging in some wishful thinking here???

Gary
sm-at-eden
Gary/All,

Try the Railways of Australia Cars (Overland, IP & Ghan) as well as Spirit of Progress Cars.

Regards,

Jack
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Any bets on these two placeholders being "The Overland" and "The Indian Pacific/Ghan" models?  Or, am I indulging in some wishful thinking here???
Try the Railways of Australia Cars (Overland, IP & Ghan) as well as Spirit of Progress Cars.
Jack Le Lievre

Hope they're not too close... my budget couldn't handle that right now!
  sm-at-eden Station Master

Any bets on these two placeholders being "The Overland" and "The Indian Pacific/Ghan" models?  Or, am I indulging in some wishful thinking here???
Try the Railways of Australia Cars (Overland, IP & Ghan) as well as Spirit of Progress Cars.

Hope they're not too close... my budget couldn't handle that right now!
TheMeddlingMonk
Actually, looking at the website, there are three "Coming Soon" spaces - my money is on "Overland", "Indian/Ghan" and "Spirit" cars (not necessarily in that order).  Time to cash-in life insurance/another mortgage/sell a kidney - Oh my giddy aunt!!
  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Any bets on these two placeholders being "The Overland" and "The Indian Pacific/Ghan" models?  Or, am I indulging in some wishful thinking here???
Try the Railways of Australia Cars (Overland, IP & Ghan) as well as Spirit of Progress Cars.

Hope they're not too close... my budget couldn't handle that right now!
Actually, looking at the website, there are three "Coming Soon" spaces - my money is on "Overland", "Indian/Ghan" and "Spirit" cars (not necessarily in that order).  Time to cash-in life insurance/another mortgage/sell a kidney - Oh my giddy aunt!!
sm-at-eden
Gary/All,

H-Sets, they are producing the Harris Set, so the H-Sets makes sense, as they will also go with the Ps & As, plus the H-Sets were promised a long time ago, in the early days of Auscision. Spirit Cars will also allow for S & Z Cars, and they follow on from the RUB/Intercapital Daylight and Southern Aurora Sets. In my opinion, they will most likely bundle the Overland, IP & Ghan cars together.

I do believe that someone on here did lay all of this out just over a year ago. Where is Mr. Strange when you need him Smile

Regards,

Jack
  Just The Tip Junior Train Controller

Location: Danger zone
I can't wait for it to be something small like a spare part or a rerun - then watch everybody cry foul because they got all excited! (I'd do it just for fun - maybe I'm a little cold hearted?)

Personally, I like the anticipation. You never know what we are going to get?
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
I can't wait for it to be something small like a spare part or a rerun - then watch everybody cry foul because they got all excited! (I'd do it just for fun - maybe I'm a little cold hearted?)

Personally, I like the anticipation. You never know what we are going to get?
Just The Tip
Considering that spare parts have their own section and reruns are placed under the existing product entry, it is not going to be either of those. The "Coming Soon" banners will be new products.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Considering that spare parts have their own section and reruns are placed under the existing product entry, it is not going to be either of those. The "Coming Soon" banners will be new products.
TheMeddlingMonk


Coming Soon banners are often there for a very very long time, they often stay when new banners are added. eg the loco section has had two for a loooooong time, predating the G/BL and NR placeholders. Announced locos such as the GL and 22/FL/HL still await theirs many years after CAD & body samples have appeared.  The recent addition of more teaser banners may not be related to this weeks secret.

The NCOF/RCOF is an addition to the NODY project and was expected shortly after the NODY's arrived. That was 2 months ago so they're high on the 'could be' list. There are many other NODY based wagons that would easily allow 4 new products (2 already accounted for, the NCOF & RCOF) to be done. These would indeed be "new products", not rereun/repaints.

Other possibilities are more c44aci liveries (Crawfords, Freightliner, Glencore), or long awaited A+B class rerun with new liveries (A in cheeseburger, and B's in CRL, Streamliners and Melbourne Metro).

BRM has been quiet for a while, perhaps the TL class is going to sneak in? 4 loco's, 3 liveries. hmmm.....
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
And the mystery is revealed!

(via Auscision facebook): SCT Inline Fuel Wagons - Resin Series
Now available in 4 different liveries, HO Scale PQFY Container Wagon with 2 x Fuel Containers. $130.00 each. Only avilable from Australian Modeller. Containers are hand made from resin. Pre-production photos shown. http://www.australianmodeller.com.au/search?q=sct+inline
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Product page with prototype pics at http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/PQFY%20Inline%20Fuel%20Wagon.htm
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
And the mystery is revealed!

(via Auscision facebook): SCT Inline Fuel Wagons - Resin Series
Now available in 4 different liveries, HO Scale PQFY Container Wagon with 2 x Fuel Containers. $130.00 each. Only avilable from Australian Modeller. Containers are hand made from resin. Pre-production photos shown. http://www.australianmodeller.com.au/search?q=sct+inline
Poath Junction

........ and setting a new standard in pricing! $130 for a (loaded) freight wagon. $65 for the wagon and $65 for the load (and other details).  Is this good value?

Over to you ............

Happy loading,

John
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
A generic (Walhers) bulk liquid tank is about AU$15 in painted but unassembled form (refer http://www.australianmodeller.com.au/products/20-tank-container-bond for an example). The in-fuel tanks are not a generic tank, and have extra detailing, the pumps, correct tank framework, etc. If you want a "near enough"  version of the tanks you can do it for about $35 + the cost of decals (which you'll be hard put finding) and a few hours research and modelling as opposed to the $65 for RTR tanks that are accurate and ready to plonk.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

And this photo has been sitting in full view on their website for 12 months (or more?)...

  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
A generic (Walhers) bulk liquid tank is about AU$15 in painted but unassembled form (refer http://www.australianmodeller.com.au/products/20-tank-container-bond for an example). The in-fuel tanks are not a generic tank, and have extra detailing, the pumps, correct tank framework, etc. If you want a "near enough"  version of the tanks you can do it for about $35 + the cost of decals (which you'll be hard put finding) and a few hours research and modelling as opposed to the $65 for RTR tanks that are accurate and ready to plonk.
Poath Junction
..... so it cost Auscision less than $35.00 (obviously), and they are charging $65.00.  Not a bad profit.

Happy scratchbuilding,

John

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