Southern Rail Blog - Uboats, Xplorer, Vlocity, tank cars, QR Things, etc

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Blog update 7/12 http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/article/new-arrivals-christmas-savings-more

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Blog update 20/12 http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/article/20th-december-2017-merry-christmas-new-models-product-updates
  buds1984 Station Staff

Was in Austral Model Craft tonight, they had Southern 48' containers with their branding on it. Couldn't help but pickup a pair. was impressed with the actual containers, apparently 5 other hobby shops across the country have had it done as well.
  NSWRcars Chief Train Controller


A review of Southern Rail Models HO scale South Maitland Railways 10 Class 2-8-2 side tank locomotive, and how I modified and upgraded it:

http://users.tpg.com.au/bdayling/smrtank.html


  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Was in Austral Model Craft tonight, they had Southern 48' containers with their branding on it. Couldn't help but pickup a pair. was impressed with the actual containers, apparently 5 other hobby shops across the country have had it done as well.
buds1984
Found another set.
https://hearnshobbies.com/collections/shipping-containers/products/southern-rail-hearns-hobbies-48-container-2-pack-sr-48d30
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

So if there are five branded containers, how secretive are the remaing three and are they available for sale?
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Just received an email from Rocket.

For SSCC members an extra 5% off on 10 Class models, until close of business (???!!!) Friday.

http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/current-promotions.html

There goes another $650, bugger.

Happy bobtailling,

John
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
New blog http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/19th-february-2018/ includes:
revamped website, online ordering.
discounts on selected models.
2300/2400 tooling samples+ $60 sound upgrade!
new structures (sanding tower, stock race)

edit: sample image I'd originally posted has been removed by me as it wasn't meant to be in this blog, those who saw the image can smile and pretend to look surprised when the official announcement is made...
  br30453 Train Controller

New blog http://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/19th-february-2018/ includes:
revamped website, online ordering.
discounts on selected models.
2300/2400 tooling samples+ $60 sound upgrade!

new structures (sanding tower, stock race)
Poath Junction
Interesting, the 2300/2400 pics have been changed since the blog was first issued. I'd swear the sample pics showed an earlier variant, possibly a 1550'.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
blog update 1/3. https://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/1st-march-2018/
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
blog 29/3 https://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/29th-march-2018-2/
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
blog 16/4 https://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/16th-april-2018/
A few specials and announcement of loco "2370 – AS OPERATED IN W.A."
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Blog update 11/5/18 https://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/11th-may-2018/
LL coal hopper samples
QR 2100/2300/2400/1550 info including limited run of locos that are now in South Africa!
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
blog update 24/5 https://www.southernrailmodels.com.au/blog/24th-may-2018-2/
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Great news in the latest Blog update regarding the LL coal hoppers.  The tooling samples looked like an "N" scale version with, as Terry would put it, steam roller wheels fitted.  The latest advice from SRM is that the factory has been asked to alter the wheels to RP88 versions and they have agreed.  Fantastic!  The latest 3D versions look much better.

If you were a female Rocket I would give you a kiss.  Well done!!

Happy hoppering,

John
  NSWRcars Chief Train Controller

Great news in the latest Blog update regarding the LL coal hoppers.  The tooling samples looked like an "N" scale version with, as Terry would put it, steam roller wheels fitted.  The latest advice from SRM is that the factory has been asked to alter the wheels to RP88 versions and they have agreed.  Fantastic!  The latest 3D versions look much better.

If you were a female Rocket I would give you a kiss.  Well done!!

Happy hoppering,

John
c3526blue
Agreed, but PLEASE give us standard length axles so that those who wish to use other wheel widths, can readily change them. I'd hate to see non-standard axles, as were found in some SDS wagons!
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Great news in the latest Blog update regarding the LL coal hoppers.  The tooling samples looked like an "N" scale version with, as Terry would put it, steam roller wheels fitted.  The latest advice from SRM is that the factory has been asked to alter the wheels to RP88 versions and they have agreed.  Fantastic!  The latest 3D versions look much better.

If you were a female Rocket I would give you a kiss.  Well done!!

Happy hoppering,

John
Agreed, but PLEASE give us standard length axles so that those who wish to use other wheel widths, can readily change them. I'd hate to see non-standard axles, as were found in some SDS wagons!
NSWRcars
Yes, I agree with your request.  

Unfortunately I don't think the Chinese (at least those in our model train building factories) know how to build the models to a standard.  

Coupler pockets are also a bone of contention with me.  There seems to be no standard applied in this important area.  I like to fit as short a coupler as physically possible.  I hate seeing a non-prototype 12 to 24 scale inches between buffer faces.  Some manufacturers make it extremely difficult to achieve the without completely removing the original housing provided.

Happy gapping,

John

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