Auscision Models Blog

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
While we only have the artwork to go by for now, there are subtle differences in many of the Auscision/SRM duplicated liveries.
eg. the TOLL livery has a big stripe after it, with the flat and angled ends of the stripe being reversed between the 2 models - both are correct (and there's a 3rd longer stripe version that could be done, along with the newer TOLL livery being applied to the prototype now).
eg. Sadleirs logo is positioned different (one centered relative to the full body height, the other relative to the corrugated sides) and again both versions are correct. A 3rd version with white instead of yellow "S" could also be done.

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  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
40 Foot containers?
Spoke to Jaimie at Sandown and was pleased to be told that the new paint schemes will be reproduced on 40 foot containers in the near future, where appropriate. Thanks Auscision, lots of us will appreciate that.
Cheers
Rod
  sydneyshortnorth Train Controller

Location: On the 1 in 40.
IP, Ghan and Southern Spirit carriage sets now on Products page with pre-order form.

Steve
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
... and Auscision's site is now returning error 503: Service Unavailable.

I'm guessing the Overland won't be too far behind.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I'm thinking one of the add on packs on it's own is enough for my layout.  Question is, which one?
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
... and Auscision's site is now returning error 503: Service Unavailable.

I'm guessing the Overland won't be too far behind.
TheMeddlingMonk
.............site overloaded!

But what about the SOP.  A natural follow on from the SA.  Missed a step in the passenger evolution ladder.

Happy training,

John
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
It looks like they're doing the stainless steel cars first. Perhaps the S and Z cars will follow (after a bit of time has passed from the release of Powerline's rerun)?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
... and Auscision's site is now returning error 503: Service Unavailable.

I'm guessing the Overland won't be too far behind.
.............site overloaded!

But what about the SOP.  A natural follow on from the SA.  Missed a step in the passenger evolution ladder.

Happy training,

John
c3526blue

You're quite at liberty to start up your own company and fill the gap Razz
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

IP, Ghan and Southern Spirit carriage sets now on Products page with pre-order form.
sydneyshortnorth

SON OF A B...!  My wallet hasn't even begun to recover from Wuiske's 1720s yet!

/does calculations...
$1300 @ 6% interest (loan redraw or lost interest on an ING account or whatever) is $78/yr.  Models probably won't arrive until late 2018 or even into 2019, so no real financial advantage to buying early.  You might miss out on your chosen set, however.

You're quite at liberty to start up your own company and fill the gap Razz
bingley hall

Auscision probably already has the CAD files complete, and just waiting on the right time to release.  You'd be setting fire to money.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
... and Auscision's site is now returning error 503: Service Unavailable.

I'm guessing the Overland won't be too far behind.
TheMeddlingMonk
I'd like the Overland as well, as the cars are  related distantly to the IP.  

David
  Just The Tip Junior Train Controller

Location: Danger zone
... and Auscision's site is now returning error 503: Service Unavailable.

I'm guessing the Overland won't be too far behind.
.............site overloaded!

But what about the SOP.  A natural follow on from the SA.  Missed a step in the passenger evolution ladder.

Happy training,

John
c3526blue
Maybe you produce the IP cars as they will be almost a guaranteed seller, raise some cash, then use it to fund other models they have hinted at?

That's just sensible business.
  Streamliner Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW South Coast
If an NR had been painted in Overland livery in 1:1 scale I think our chances would be higher that Auscision would make them. Eventually they will run out of NSW and Vic stuff to make, and then we might get a look in. My bank account is thankful though, but I would sell some non vital organs for a decent Overland set. Laughing
  M636C Minister for Railways

It is interesting that they have left out the sitting cars from the Indian Pacific and the Ghan.
These are the AG and BG class cars (built by SAR as "D" cars) which ran from around 1990 until last year on both trains.

They show up on the Ghan photos on the Auscision site as the second car after the van and on the seventh "IP" photo.
The "1992" and later Indian Pacific and later trains didn't run without them until last year (so only the latest scheme)

These are entirely different in size and shape and would need a completely different die.
But you can't run a prototypical train of that era without them.

The other point is the "yellow stripe" on the Ghan.
This was the red and yellow stripe where the red had washed off in the car cleaning.
The BG sitting cars replaced steel BA cars, and got their stripes later.
This shows up in both Ghan photos where the leading van has the stripe faded to yellow while the BG next to it looks brand new.
(that might be the first Ghan run by GSR....?)

I think I might buy the original IP set, which is correct without sitting cars, and it can also be a "Ghan" (or an "Alice", the Sydney Alice Springs train).

Since the "Southern Spirit" BRG sleepers are used on both the Ghan and IP with the appropriate badges, it is a pity they aren't being offered with those badges as an add on to the later sets. I guess you could buy the Southern Spirit add on and run them with the wrong plates. I haven't seen it but it might have happened.

Peter
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

Are these separate or wagon & container from the one mould?

Hopefully separate as would like to run what containers I decide suits
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Hi

Are these separate or wagon & container from the one mould?

Hopefully separate as would like to run what containers I decide suits
trainguy84

A close look at the photo shows the containers are separate.

Look at the full size image and you'll see they aren't exactly aligned.
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

Poath Junction
OH COME ON! Shocked  Just stop it. Very Happy

Most of you will have better eyes for detail than me, so if I were to sell a car and buy one of the later Ghan consists (Mk4 or Mk5), will I need to buy the Southern Spirit consist as well (to get the BRG sleepers) for a prototypical train?  And full set or just the add-on? EDIT: Never mind.  Figured it out.  And the answer is that either the full SS or the add-on is necessary.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
... and Auscision's site is now returning error 503: Service Unavailable.

I'm guessing the Overland won't be too far behind.
.............site overloaded!

But what about the SOP.  A natural follow on from the SA.  Missed a step in the passenger evolution ladder.

Happy training,

John
Maybe you produce the IP cars as they will be almost a guaranteed seller, raise some cash, then use it to fund other models they have hinted at?

That's just sensible business.
Just The Tip
Maybe if people DO buy the IP in numbers, enough to support the investment, other manufacturers might sell their stocks of SAR and Commonwealth "diseasels"? Ha Ha I thought they were slow sellers? I was also told that NSW for many many years was the only place modellers modeled. However in the last decade or two, the money was coming from Victoria, which had been neglected far too long. Maybe its WA and SA that will come to the fore? My wallet is safe until the SOP arrives, mind you if Powerline gets its finger out, I might make do with theirs plus an Auscision add on pack? I will be watching in interest to see the numbers with Victoria relatively uninterested?
Cheers
Rod
  G Train Locomotive Driver

Last night I noticed that the RUB car dates on the Product page mentioned 2018 expected delivery. Slightly longer wait it seems. Less workers available after the Lunar New Year perhaps? Auscision certainly are busy though.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Last night I noticed that the RUB car dates on the Product page mentioned 2018 expected delivery. Slightly longer wait it seems. Less workers available after the Lunar New Year perhaps? Auscision certainly are busy though.
G Train
Really hope this is just a typo or an oversight. It was only a month ago (22 Feb) in their Product update that they confirmed the RUB cars for 3rd Qtr 2017 - even taking into account the slower than expected restart after CNY. Also note while as you say the expected delivery date of the RUB cars on the Product page is 2018, if you click through to the RUB sets's page it says 3rd Qtr 2017. Go figure?

Tony
  M636C Minister for Railways

My wallet is safe until the SOP arrives, mind you if Powerline gets its finger out, I might make do with theirs plus an Auscision add on pack? I will be watching in interest to see the numbers with Victoria relatively uninterested?
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
Unless you already have the Spirit add on pack, they have sold out.
All Southern Aurora add on packs except the four Aurora sleepers have gone...

Powerline have only announced the Spirit sitting cars. They haven't even mentioned a rerun of the buffet cars.
Unless you have one of the old production Buffet Cars you can't get one of those either.

So you can't get a power car, a sleeping car or a buffet car.
So I guess your money is safe.

Peter
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
My wallet is safe until the SOP arrives, mind you if Powerline gets its finger out, I might make do with theirs plus an Auscision add on pack? I will be watching in interest to see the numbers with Victoria relatively uninterested?
Cheers
Rod
Unless you already have the Spirit add on pack, they have sold out.
All Southern Aurora add on packs except the four Aurora sleepers have gone...

Powerline have only announced the Spirit sitting cars. They haven't even mentioned a rerun of the buffet cars.
Unless you have one of the old production Buffet Cars you can't get one of those either.

So you can't get a power car, a sleeping car or a buffet car.
So I guess your money is safe.

Peter
M636C
Hello Peter,
I bought the add-on pack when I bought my Aurora set.  I have about 20 S cars of every combination, stored ready to paint to match the Norman car I picked up at Geelong a few years back. I also purchased the brass under body, roof detail and interior, detail packs put out by Ian Wilson a few years back (Trainbuilder brass bits from their AS car produced in China)
Now all I got to do is find the time to bring it all together. I want to run a steam hauled set about 1952 to put behind my Broad Gauge Models S Class Pacific. and a 70's era model to run on the (s) gauge.
If Auscision built the Z cars as I suspect they will do, and Powerline get out of low range first gear, maybe, heavens forbid, into high first?? I would gladly give up the kit bashing and buy off the shelf. Getting too old for this fiddly work Sad Thus my interest...
Cheers
Rod
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hello Peter,
I bought the add-on pack when I bought my Aurora set.  I have about 20 S cars of every combination, stored ready to paint to match the Norman car I picked up at Geelong a few years back. I also purchased the brass under body, roof detail and interior, detail packs put out by Ian Wilson a few years back (Trainbuilder brass bits from their AS car produced in China)
Now all I got to do is find the time to bring it all together. I want to run a steam hauled set about 1952 to put behind my Broad Gauge Models S Class Pacific. and a 70's era model to run on the (s) gauge.
If Auscision built the Z cars as I suspect they will do, and Powerline get out of low range first gear, maybe, heavens forbid, into high first?? I would gladly give up the kit bashing and buy off the shelf. Getting too old for this fiddly work Sad Thus my interest...
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
I mentioned this thread to Ian Comport today at the Canberra exhibition. He indicated that they may produce a new version of the SOP Buffet car if sales of the AS and BS meet expectations. He said the tooling was capable of being adapted to AZ and BZ cars but again that would depend on the success of the current S cars.

On the other hand, Auscision's N car tooling might allow adaptation to Z cars...

Peter
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I mentioned this thread to Ian Comport today at the Canberra exhibition. He indicated that they may produce a new version of the SOP Buffet car if sales of the AS and BS meet expectations. He said the tooling was capable of being adapted to AZ and BZ cars but again that would depend on the success of the current S cars.

On the other hand, Auscision's N car tooling might allow adaptation to Z cars...

Peter
M636C
Hello Peter,
of course it still comes back to time it takes Powerline to do anything. Auscision probably take less than three years. We don't hear about most of that time, as they appear to announce after the die work has commenced, or at least a fair way into the project. And additions or modifications (as this project is) to the Powerline range, would take up to 10 years based on their previous releases. I am at the stage in my life, where I get annoyed at 4 months delays such as the Auscision Car Carriers Ha Ha
Cheers
Rod
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I actually think that this is a deliberate tactic on behalf of Powerline to try and prevent competition - their promised upgrade of the AS/BS cars has been on the cards for years and presumably Auscision decided not to take the commercial risk to do a duplicate model.

Iain

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