Trainorama (BOBS HOBBIES) update

 
  LochRannoch Junior Train Controller

The font for "WEST COAST RAILWAY" on the models bugged me when I first saw it (for the record, still planning to buy one). Now I can see why - it's narrower than the prototype. Seems like they couldn't find an exact match?
TheMeddlingMonk
I knew there was something that didn't look quite right! I'm sure the yellow fades into the white at some points too and these look solid. Think that has pretty much done it for me. Going to pass and hope someone else does them in the future. I'm still not convince with my freight Australia one and they are a pig to re-gauge.

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  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
The font for "WEST COAST RAILWAY" on the models bugged me when I first saw it (for the record, still planning to buy one). Now I can see why - it's narrower than the prototype. Seems like they couldn't find an exact match?
I knew there was something that didn't look quite right! I'm sure the yellow fades into the white at some points too and these look solid. Think that has pretty much done it for me. Going to pass and hope someone else does them in the future. I'm still not convince with my freight Australia one and they are a pig to re-gauge.
LochRannoch
......and the yellow diamond on the side in the middle of the stylistic W is painted over the blue and not opaque which gives this area a greenish tinge.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
The font for "WEST COAST RAILWAY" on the models bugged me when I first saw it (for the record, still planning to buy one). Now I can see why - it's narrower than the prototype. Seems like they couldn't find an exact match?
I knew there was something that didn't look quite right! I'm sure the yellow fades into the white at some points too and these look solid. Think that has pretty much done it for me. Going to pass and hope someone else does them in the future. I'm still not convince with my freight Australia one and they are a pig to re-gauge.
LochRannoch
I am getting copies of the pictures that were sent to China, to make the lettering masks (?) for the West Coast Scheme. As well Trainorama were supplied prototype photos of painted engines with single markers. We were told here 311 was modified before painting. I wonder if 311 was repainted at some time, which I doubt.
I will post here unless copyrighted.
Cheers
Rod
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Sales of the WCR S Class clearly have not been good. The price has steadily dropped, with the latest email today informing that they are on sale (whilst stocks last) for $195 including postage:

https://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php?route=news/ncategory
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Sales of the WCR S Class clearly have not been good. The price has steadily dropped, with the latest email today informing that they are on sale (whilst stocks last) for $195 including postage:

https://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php?route=news/ncategory
TheMeddlingMonk

I'm not surprised, they just don't look right.
Admittedly i'm a bit of a font geek, but these looked awful in person at Caulfield.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Sales of the WCR S Class clearly have not been good. The price has steadily dropped, with the latest email today informing that they are on sale (whilst stocks last) for $195 including postage:

https://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php?route=news/ncategory

I'm not surprised, they just don't look right.
Admittedly i'm a bit of a font geek, but these looked awful in person at Caulfield.
lkernan
Question How many times were the engines painted in West Coast?
When were marker light mods made?
Was the paint scheme changed when they were modified?
If the first scheme had no mods apart from paint, should Traino have used second scheme paint and mods on the
unmodified body?
My info is that photographs were offered to Traino proving the S Class used that font without marker lights and ditch lite  mods. Love to hear from people who worked at Ballarat East and knew what happened?  All my pictures show locos after West Coast was closed.
Cheers

Rod
  a6et Minister for Railways

Sales of the WCR S Class clearly have not been good. The price has steadily dropped, with the latest email today informing that they are on sale (whilst stocks last) for $195 including postage:

https://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php?route=news/ncategory
TheMeddlingMonk
I guess that TOR decided to produce a run of the WCR S class to cater for a market that really is smaller than was thought or suggested. Makes it quite hard to work out what amounts of models to produce in various runs.

Its going to get a lot harder I think in the future as prices from China are getting to a point that modelling is going to be a greater luxury than it is now.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Sales of the WCR S Class clearly have not been good. The price has steadily dropped, with the latest email today informing that they are on sale (whilst stocks last) for $195 including postage:

https://www.bobshobbies.com.au/index.php?route=news/ncategory

I'm not surprised, they just don't look right.
Admittedly i'm a bit of a font geek, but these looked awful in person at Caulfield.
Question How many times were the engines painted in West Coast?
When were marker light mods made?
Was the paint scheme changed when they were modified?
If the first scheme had no mods apart from paint, should Traino have used second scheme paint and mods on the
unmodified body?
My info is that photographs were offered to Traino proving the S Class used that font without marker lights and ditch lite  mods. Love to hear from people who worked at Ballarat East and knew what happened?  All my pictures show locos after West Coast was closed.
Cheers

Rod
comtrain
Out of curiosity, are you suggesting that WCR used a different font on the side of the S Class early on before the mods were made?