Auscision Models Blog

 
  roy66 Junior Train Controller

@Toolman,

Regards C501 not being done, perhaps you better have a look at the order form...

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  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Still waiting for a Westrail Q, couldn't they double up on those? Rolling Eyes
  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Still waiting for a Westrail Q, couldn't they double up on those? Rolling Eyes
GT46C-ACe
Have heard that Haskell is working on them along with the FQ and V544.
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Don’t buy a C class until you’ve seen our C class.

Overgrown petulant children.
What are you referring too?
Aiden Teszke
A certain manufacturer that used the "Don't buy a --- class until your'e seen our --- class" as a slogan years back.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Beginning to look a lot like Xmas - C class everywhere. Definitely the better offer

Here's hoping Auscision take the sound option offer on the C and do similar with their G. Now if we could just get them to do the other versions of the G, and X too would be fantastic.

Regards and Merry Xmas.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

Painted RUB samples can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
NSW 36' Fishbelly underframes are showing as 'available now' on the Auscision website:

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Fishbelly%20Underframe%20Wagon.htm
  a6et Minister for Railways

NSW 36' Fishbelly underframes are showing as 'available now' on the Auscision website:

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Fishbelly%20Underframe%20Wagon.htm
meh
I asked Peter Wilkes at an exhibition whether they were doing these wagons in original form and as they were in service well into the 60's and in some cases beyond, the reply was no, and no reason given except they were heavily modified in the bodies, which seemed strange to me.

With the end of steam those remaining with the bodies on them had the buffers removed over time also many had the 2AE bogies replaced with RB types, even though the 2AE's were a 115Km/h bogie and they were previously rostered on passenger services.

With the release of these models, and the accompanying photo's that show representatives of the various types, I am further amazed as to why the originals were not produced by Auscision, especially if one looks at the MLV at top of the page showing a basically original MLV with 2AE bogies but no buffers.  Thus the only extra's needed for original versions would be the bogies and buffers.
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
NSW 36' Fishbelly underframes are showing as 'available now' on the Auscision website:

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Fishbelly%20Underframe%20Wagon.htm
I asked Peter Wilkes at an exhibition whether they were doing these wagons in original form and as they were in service well into the 60's and in some cases beyond, the reply was no, and no reason given except they were heavily modified in the bodies, which seemed strange to me.

With the end of steam those remaining with the bodies on them had the buffers removed over time also many had the 2AE bogies replaced with RB types, even though the 2AE's were a 115Km/h bogie and they were previously rostered on passenger services.

With the release of these models, and the accompanying photo's that show representatives of the various types, I am further amazed as to why the originals were not produced by Auscision, especially if one looks at the MLV at top of the page showing a basically original MLV with 2AE bogies but no buffers.  Thus the only extra's needed for original versions would be the bogies and buffers.
a6et

Fair enough, not sure why they wouldn't have made them.

That said, if the difference is only the bogies and buffers then a bit of kit-bashing would be all that's required to reproduce the original version?

Casula would have brass NSWGR freight buffers and there would be a few suppliers of 2AE bogies (SDS come to mind: SDS Bogies, as well as AR Kits).

Cheers,
  a6et Minister for Railways

NSW 36' Fishbelly underframes are showing as 'available now' on the Auscision website:

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Fishbelly%20Underframe%20Wagon.htm
I asked Peter Wilkes at an exhibition whether they were doing these wagons in original form and as they were in service well into the 60's and in some cases beyond, the reply was no, and no reason given except they were heavily modified in the bodies, which seemed strange to me.

With the end of steam those remaining with the bodies on them had the buffers removed over time also many had the 2AE bogies replaced with RB types, even though the 2AE's were a 115Km/h bogie and they were previously rostered on passenger services.

With the release of these models, and the accompanying photo's that show representatives of the various types, I am further amazed as to why the originals were not produced by Auscision, especially if one looks at the MLV at top of the page showing a basically original MLV with 2AE bogies but no buffers.  Thus the only extra's needed for original versions would be the bogies and buffers.

Fair enough, not sure why they wouldn't have made them.

That said, if the difference is only the bogies and buffers then a bit of kit-bashing would be all that's required to reproduce the original version?

Casula would have brass NSWGR freight buffers and there would be a few suppliers of 2AE bogies (SDS come to mind: SDS Bogies, as well as AR Kits).

Cheers,
meh
meh,  yes its not a huge upgrade at all but if buying a pack and replacing just the bogies at around $14.00 (SDS) a pair adds a bit to the purchase, and I have gone down that path before and found that often a competitors bogies are not always strictly compatible. The buffers add another $11.00 (Casula) putting a $25.00 addition to each model or $100.00 a pack.

Which pretty well rules me out of them, to make such small alterations to a pack when one considers the amount of variations available makes me wonder why they were not done, especially as Auscision has produced early period models in the past.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

No final pre-order warnings anymore?
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
NSW 36' Fishbelly underframes are showing as 'available now' on the Auscision website:

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Fishbelly%20Underframe%20Wagon.htm
I asked Peter Wilkes at an exhibition whether they were doing these wagons in original form and as they were in service well into the 60's and in some cases beyond, the reply was no, and no reason given except they were heavily modified in the bodies, which seemed strange to me.

With the end of steam those remaining with the bodies on them had the buffers removed over time also many had the 2AE bogies replaced with RB types, even though the 2AE's were a 115Km/h bogie and they were previously rostered on passenger services.

With the release of these models, and the accompanying photo's that show representatives of the various types, I am further amazed as to why the originals were not produced by Auscision, especially if one looks at the MLV at top of the page showing a basically original MLV with 2AE bogies but no buffers.  Thus the only extra's needed for original versions would be the bogies and buffers.

Fair enough, not sure why they wouldn't have made them.

That said, if the difference is only the bogies and buffers then a bit of kit-bashing would be all that's required to reproduce the original version?

Casula would have brass NSWGR freight buffers and there would be a few suppliers of 2AE bogies (SDS come to mind: SDS Bogies, as well as AR Kits).
meh

There is a bit more to the differences between the 'as delivered' appearance of the 36' MLV and the late 1970s appearance of the class (as modelled by Auscision) than just different bogies and buffers.

The major visual difference is that the lamp irons were moved from the traditional high position to a more 'user friendly' low position (as modelled) during the 1970s, which also resulted in the moving of the vertical handrail from the end to the side of the vehicle.

The bogies aren't really an issue, the 36' MLVs rode on 2AP and 2CF bogies, as well as the 2AE (in fact, the 2AEs were in the minority).

My review of the IDR 36' MLV kit in AMRM issue 288 June 2011 has more details of the differences and what needs to be changed to 'backdate' a post 1970s MLV, as well as hints on how to do it.
  a6et Minister for Railways

NSW 36' Fishbelly underframes are showing as 'available now' on the Auscision website:

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Fishbelly%20Underframe%20Wagon.htm
I asked Peter Wilkes at an exhibition whether they were doing these wagons in original form and as they were in service well into the 60's and in some cases beyond, the reply was no, and no reason given except they were heavily modified in the bodies, which seemed strange to me.

With the end of steam those remaining with the bodies on them had the buffers removed over time also many had the 2AE bogies replaced with RB types, even though the 2AE's were a 115Km/h bogie and they were previously rostered on passenger services.

With the release of these models, and the accompanying photo's that show representatives of the various types, I am further amazed as to why the originals were not produced by Auscision, especially if one looks at the MLV at top of the page showing a basically original MLV with 2AE bogies but no buffers.  Thus the only extra's needed for original versions would be the bogies and buffers.

Fair enough, not sure why they wouldn't have made them.

That said, if the difference is only the bogies and buffers then a bit of kit-bashing would be all that's required to reproduce the original version?

Casula would have brass NSWGR freight buffers and there would be a few suppliers of 2AE bogies (SDS come to mind: SDS Bogies, as well as AR Kits).

There is a bit more to the differences between the 'as delivered' appearance of the 36' MLV and the late 1970s appearance of the class (as modelled by Auscision) than just different bogies and buffers.

The major visual difference is that the lamp irons were moved from the traditional high position to a more 'user friendly' low position (as modelled) during the 1970s, which also resulted in the moving of the vertical handrail from the end to the side of the vehicle.

The bogies aren't really an issue, the 36' MLVs rode on 2AP and 2CF bogies, as well as the 2AE (in fact, the 2AEs were in the minority).

My review of the IDR 36' MLV kit in AMRM issue 288 June 2011 has more details of the differences and what needs to be changed to 'backdate' a post 1970s MLV, as well as hints on how to do it.
Lambing Flat
Thing to consider with what I have said is that many modellers are working in the steam/diesel transition period, thus the need for the 2AE bogies which has been the basis of my posts, likewise those who dare to even model a 1950's time frame, which I do.  The primary aspect is the cost of the replacement bogies and buffers add considerably to the cost.

The other areas such as lamp irons are no real issue as they can be moved to the new locations or new ones made up, thing is also the photo used to show the prototype besides the 2AE bogies with disc wheels, the vertical hand rails do appear to be still on the ends of the vehicle in the photo.

When considering the range of variations, as I said in an earlier post, with all models no matter the variant all costing the same amount in packs of 4, how much would it have cost to have a different bogie produced along with the other few items to produce the early vans.  I would think that it would have not added much to the overall cost of production when considering the amount of variations overall.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
A big box of fish belly's arrived today (not to be confused with pork belly's).  Way too many for the frypan, some shall have to go in the freezer for the time being.

Shall let you know how they turn out shortly.

Happy cooking,

John
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Last mention by Auscision about the 48s and 830s said they expected to have them just before Chinese New Year....that was back around September.

Well, I just checked and there's only 13 days to go until Chinese New Year, so I'd better tell my postie to get his muscles flexed and toned-up to carry a decent sized parcel to my door pretty soon!!!

Ah well, we live in hope!!! hahaha

Roachie
  Black Board Beginner

Last mention by Auscision about the 48s and 830s said they expected to have them just before Chinese New Year....that was back around September.

Well, I just checked and there's only 13 days to go until Chinese New Year, so I'd better tell my postie to get his muscles flexed and toned-up to carry a decent sized parcel to my door pretty soon!!!

Ah well, we live in hope!!! hahaha

Roachie
Roachie
Given the original expected delivery date was 2015 I wouldn't get your hopes up too much, haha Wink It's been quite a long wait Smile
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Last mention by Auscision about the 48s and 830s said they expected to have them just before Chinese New Year....that was back around September.

Well, I just checked and there's only 13 days to go until Chinese New Year, so I'd better tell my postie to get his muscles flexed and toned-up to carry a decent sized parcel to my door pretty soon!!!

Ah well, we live in hope!!! hahaha

Roachie
Roachie
As far as I'm aware the most recent advice from Auscision on the 48s is that they should be "completed" - which I take as meaning ex the factory in China - before CNY. Delivery into our waiting hands would then take another month or so. This is from a November FB posting plus what's in the Feb 2018 AMRM which advises a March-April delivery. Some time to go yet.

Tony
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Thanks Tony, Somebody has since put something up on Facebook which indicates they will be available in March.....so not too long to go now.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
20' sideload containers and car samples added to facebook in recent days https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/


The Commodores will be made available in a "Mt Druit collectors pack" with all glass windows smashed out as per this sample Wink
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

20' sideload containers and car samples added to facebook in recent days https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/


The Commodores will be made available in a "Mt Druit collectors pack" with all glass windows smashed out as per this sample Wink
Poath Junction
And a little packet of HO scale bricks, so you can take off the wheels and make it look authentic...

Paul
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
A question regarding the C class versions.

Can any members considering purchasing this model indicate if they're considering the standard or DCC version of it pls??

Regards

ps. I'm in two minds myself, and I dont currently have a DCC system
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

A question regarding the C class versions.

Can any members considering purchasing this model indicate if they're considering the standard or DCC version of it pls??

Regards

ps. I'm in two minds myself, and I dont currently have a DCC system
davesvline
I would say and this is just a guess that the DC model would be exactly the same as the DCC model the only difference being the DC model has a blanking plug in it where the DCC model has a decoder installed. Most DC models these days come this way not all though.

If at a later date you want DCC then you just remove the blanking piece and plug in what ever decoder you want that will fit in the locomotive and operate it successfully.

Most locomotives like this are usually labelled DCC ready to indicate that this is so. It does say that the DC models come DCC ready with a 21 pin  plug on them, it is right down towards the bottom of the features list on their website!
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Hasn't been an on-line sale for sometime...

Perfect opportunity to clear some space for the 48's and acknowledge the remote/interstate/foreign/shy customers

Just a thought


Happy FBT'ing
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Hasn't been an on-line sale for sometime...

Perfect opportunity to clear some space for the 48's and acknowledge the remote/interstate/foreign/shy customers

Just a thought


Happy FBT'ing
gw0071
Actually did nicely at Sandown this year Very Happy  Got some nice stuff in the bins as well as some discounts on locos and some rolling stock. May not need a sale this year, however I still got a few dollars left if the Easter Bunny (Pete Very Happy ) thinks a sale would be cool Smile
Cheers
Rod
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Hasn't been an on-line sale for sometime...

Perfect opportunity to clear some space for the 48's and acknowledge the remote/interstate/foreign/shy customers

Just a thought


Happy FBT'ing
Actually did nicely at Sandown this year Very Happy  Got some nice stuff in the bins as well as some discounts on locos and some rolling stock. May not need a sale this year, however I still got a few dollars left if the Easter Bunny (Pete Very Happy ) thinks a sale would be cool Smile
Cheers
Rod
comtrain
When I went on Saturday arvo the only thing in the bin was a Countrylink XPT loco.  
The only money they got out of me was for yet another yellow storage box.

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