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  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

2nd last blog post apology for selling 10class at Liverpool before sending out preorders . Latest post says available October will these be available to purchase at Liverpool? Tia

http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/article/6th-september-newcastle-model-trains-show-time

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The balance of the 10 class production is expected to arrive in 3 weeks.

SMR 10 class pre-order customers should check their email for a special offer on the upcoming "LL" 4 wheel coal hoppers.
  NSWRcars Chief Train Controller

SMR 10 class pre-order customers should check their email for a special offer on the upcoming "LL" 4 wheel coal hoppers.
Poath Junction
The offer details reveal that Southern Rail are now doing steel-framed LL size non-air hoppers, rather than the timber frame type originally announced.
  Just The Tip Locomotive Fireman

Location: Danger zone
Much like they seem to be concentrating on the Ampol Block Train Tankers - not the Freight Australia ones. FA wagons seem to have disappeared off the radar after 5 years waiting. Adding to the insult is a lack of email replies.
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

SMR 10 class pre-order customers should check their email for a special offer on the upcoming "LL" 4 wheel coal hoppers.
The offer details reveal that Southern Rail are now doing steel-framed LL size non-air hoppers, rather than the timber frame type originally announced.
NSWRcars
What is the offer for how many per pack and how much and when TIA
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

SMR 10 class pre-order customers should check their email for a special offer on the upcoming "LL" 4 wheel coal hoppers.
The offer details reveal that Southern Rail are now doing steel-framed LL size non-air hoppers, rather than the timber frame type originally announced.
What is the offer for how many per pack and how much and when TIA
anzac1959

Packs of 10 assorted wagons for $350 instead of $450 and there's 2 car packs (only available if you order the 10 packs) to make up the prototypical 32 car load for $70 instead of $90.

No "when" is mentioned.


Paul
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Those eligible for the coal hopper price reduction offer should have by now received a 2nd update which confirms the duration of the offer and notes "These hoppers will be arriving in June 2018."
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.



A sample of a HUGE structure from SRM is in this months AMRM, and it appears it's the Lambton Colliery coal loader as shown above.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update 16/11 http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/article/16th-november-2017-southern-spirit-club-car-2300-2400-class
  buds1984 Station Staff

very glad to see some word on the 2300 project
  ggrover Beginner

What happened to the QR - 2000 CLASS RAILMOTOR ?????????  You guys were going to do......
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

What happened to the QR - 2000 CLASS RAILMOTOR ?????????  You guys were going to do......
ggrover
Got quietly dropped years ago.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
What happened to the QR - 2000 CLASS RAILMOTOR ?????????  You guys were going to do......
Got quietly dropped years ago.
Draffa
Of course, the silence may have been ,more from, the potential customers?  No demand might be the real silence?
However the Queenslanders are being looked after pretty well in this second decade by more than just one Company. Well done, I say!!
Cheers
Rod
  Draffa Chief Commissioner

What happened to the QR - 2000 CLASS RAILMOTOR ?????????  You guys were going to do......
Got quietly dropped years ago.
Of course, the silence may have been ,more from, the potential customers?  No demand might be the real silence?
comtrain
Could be.  There was deafening silence when Mr Austrains talked about releasing, a '1400' (iirc), too. *shrug*

The question is, if we want a 2000 class (and I do), which company should we collectivly focus our demands on (given the size of the QR market, I don't think it's be viable for two companies to release the same model.  We've already got two companies releasing 2400's, albeit years apart)?  SRM, Wuiske, or QSM (who still have the CAD files for the brass project, iirc).

If they were starting from scratch my money would be on the Wuiske Asylum springing something on us.
  M636C Minister for Railways

There was deafening silence when Mr Austrains talked about releasing, a '1400' (iirc), too. *shrug*

To be fair to John, the 1400 was part of a package deal with models of VR T320-346.

When Auscision (sorry, BRM) produced the T class unannounced, the whole project was canned.

Auscision could have produced the 1400 using their T class tooling but decided not to...

Austrains were going to build the CFCLA TL class and the Hong Kong units (which were test run in Australia) as well as the 1400.

Austrains couldn't make the 1400 class loco in HOn 3-1/2 using their standard mechanism, (used in the other T classes) and there was a lot of criticism on that point. But the 1400 would have been made had Auscision not released their T class first.

Peter

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