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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


For those who refuse to use facebook and aren't on the Auscision mailing list, the latest news update can be found at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=21583877-9f9c-40f9-8486-ff242fbf9517

As a bonus it includes a few CAD and artwork images not seen in the facebook update.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

Another very informative post from our friends over at Auscision Models which will go along way to answer many of the questions regarding when the pre-ordered models are going to arrive.

Going to be interesting to see what the new models are going to be (6 locomotives, and 10 rolling stock), and which ones are going to be rerun. Those new liveries in the 422 class are going to be great to see. Hopefully we will see the N Class rerun, with the new PTV livery, and rumour of the B class have also been doing the rounds, only time will tell.

Looking through their photos of the Australian Modeller store, I notice a O scale CEY, was this ever released, and some 10year Anniversary SSR mugs, were these ever available for sale??

I see that the merchandise is available from Australian Modeller now. They look great, but a bit unsure about the "I like trains" on the wrist bands, other than that I'm sure they will be well received.

Does anyone know what the hold up has been with the G class locomotives? The page has been on their website for a few years, and looking back through the blog posts it looked like details were going to be released within the foreseeable future. Has this been held up due to the delays with the 442 class.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Hi

Another very informative post from our friends over at Auscision Models which will go along way to answer many of the questions regarding when the pre-ordered models are going to arrive.

Going to be interesting to see what the new models are going to be (6 locomotives, and 10 rolling stock), and which ones are going to be rerun. Those new liveries in the 422 class are going to be great to see. Hopefully we will see the N Class rerun, with the new PTV livery, and rumour of the B class have also been doing the rounds, only time will tell.

Looking through their photos of the Australian Modeller store, I notice a O scale CEY, was this ever released, and some 10year Anniversary SSR mugs, were these ever available for sale??

I see that the merchandise is available from Australian Modeller now. They look great, but a bit unsure about the "I like trains" on the wrist bands, other than that I'm sure they will be well received.

Does anyone know what the hold up has been with the G class locomotives? The page has been on their website for a few years, and looking back through the blog posts it looked like details were going to be released within the foreseeable future. Has this been held up due to the delays with the 442 class.
trainguy84
The amount of models and variations was always going to be a problem, given that the 48c has had so many incarnations in service, I always considered that it was too big a range, its one thing to try and cover all the liveries, modifications made over the year another thing to do so expense wise.

When TOR originally looked at doing the GM models there was 38 different versions that were the go at the time, and the amount on offer was far too many as a start up, the best option really would be especially with the Auscision 48cl would be to canvas the modellers as to what they wanted (but even there, there is danger when every little whim is put on the list)

Thing for me regarding 48cl is that I worked on enough of them and may have got one of the very first few Mk1 types but in what I have seen of the list, also the photo's none of them are correct for original as delivered versions, some are subtle differences that most would not notice but for me they stick out.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Concur with the posts previously re detailed information from Auscision.
I find their respective points have answered many questions and appreciate the effort in keeping us in the loop.

IMHO, the mind boggles at them doing the 48/830 with 90 something subtle changes and the factories desire to minimise this due to the smaller batches our market needs to cater for.
Surely the factory expressed this concern when they decided to do the model. Making this worse is the fact the model is a double up from someone else.

Perhaps in hindsight they would have been better picking the variants the others had missed or done poorly as opposed to the whole lot??
Not a criticism as it's their call, but it's clearly affected the delivery schedule.

Of key note I found was, future models will be done in runs of fewer variants in keeping with the factories desire to manage the work efficiently . I wonder when a model is announced if customer feedback is sought on the variant done first?

For example - we're announcing we're doing the Vic X series 2 and 3 in all variants over y number of runs. So with this one clearly there's a lot of common parts, but different short and long ends, hand rail variances etc etc. Hypothetically all the tooling might be done up front, but they would make and assemble whichever number of variants the factory believes they can manage and release those. Next run is different again etc?
So in the X class example, does the customer want the rerun of the Austrains stuff first, or the Freight Aus/PN ones with the dunny on long end which no one has done first??

I also wonder if this will reduce likelihood of double ups in the future, even though my example is one?
I make exception to my own question as the X has later variants not on the market, and doing a newer version of previous runs by others is not entirely unreasonable only in this instance.

Interesting times, and I'm sure this forum may see plenty of debate in the issue?

Regards
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

It been two weeks since the 2018 Auscision Models update, just wondering how soon is "soon" for the 73 and 422 order forms.

I wonder if the 48/830 made the end of May slot for dispatch from the factory??
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Hi

It been two weeks since the 2018 Auscision Models update, just wondering how soon is "soon" for the 73 and 422 order forms.

I wonder if the 48/830 made the end of May slot for dispatch from the factory??
trainguy84
What does it matter when they come out ? People complain they don't put forms out early enough, people complain they have to wait too long for delivery.

Soon means "soon" in other words they don't know exactly when but it is some time in the future.

I would think they are concentrating on getting projects here not putting out more pre order forms for people to then have a big sook about how long ago they pre ordered a product and it's not here by their projected delivery estimate.

Who would be a Producer of models you cant win no matter what you do !
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

Always handy to know, save having to visit and checking into their website for updates, especially when it is mentiond in their update that the production run will be limited.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Hi

Always handy to know, save having to visit and checking into their website for updates, especially when it is mentiond in their update that the production run will be limited.
trainguy84
Well you will know soon.

No need to visit and check all the time just join their mailing list (email) and you will receive an email with any news, updates and new order forms when they become available.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

Always handy to know, save having to visit and checking into their website for updates, especially when it is mentiond in their update that the production run will be limited.
Well you will know soon.

No need to visit and check all the time just join their mailing list (email) and you will receive an email with any news, updates and new order forms when they become available.
2LaGrange
Hi

Thank, had a look at their website but cannot see anywhere to sign up for email updates. Found their blog page but it was last updated in 2017. Do you have to sign up for an account to get emailed updates??
  a6et Minister for Railways

Hi

Always handy to know, save having to visit and checking into their website for updates, especially when it is mentiond in their update that the production run will be limited.
Well you will know soon.

No need to visit and check all the time just join their mailing list (email) and you will receive an email with any news, updates and new order forms when they become available.
Hi

Thank, had a look at their website but cannot see anywhere to sign up for email updates. Found their blog page but it was last updated in 2017. Do you have to sign up for an account to get emailed updates??
trainguy84
Generally, if you have purchased any product from Auscision you fill out a detail form and automatically put on the mailing list.
  ajbrown Junior Train Controller
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
And on that note, the Auscision website has gotten very slow over the last 10 minutes!
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Well, that didn't take long to break the Auscision site.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Seems to be working ok now.

More exciting news is that the 48/830s are due to arrive next week.
  sm-at-eden Station Master

This is a very cryptic post you have here, Poathie.  At first glance it looks like a Power Van for the Indian or the Ghan, but no - no exhaust outlets for the generators.  And it does not fit any of the profile piccies on Auscision's web site.

I admit defeat here.  I give up!  What vehicle is this, Poathie???

Gary  

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  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Nothing cryptic about that image, that's a pre production sample for the GSR passenger luggage/power van. It was released on 2/5/18 before they went on their China factory visit.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Anyone got any closer pictures of the unannounced model on the stand?

Someone mention a GL hiding in amongst the Jumbo's but I couldn't see anything.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
This is a very cryptic post you have here, Poathie.  At first glance it looks like a Power Van for the Indian or the Ghan, but no - no exhaust outlets for the generators.  And it does not fit any of the profile piccies on Auscision's web site.

I admit defeat here.  I give up!  What vehicle is this, Poathie???

Gary  

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sm-at-eden
This is the HM baggage van. A IP set has a HGM (power van) on one end and HM at the other end
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Mystery tooling. I'm guessing it's a NSW BDL open wagon. one version with and one without doors.
  Lazarus Train Controller

Location: Missouri, USA
And on that note, the Auscision website has gotten very slow over the last 10 minutes!
lkernan
I was wondering why it was so slow last night. It took me a while, and some refreshing, but I'll have another XPT (too bad the original livery is sold out), V set, and some coal wagons on the way soon. And then the 48s coming in a couple of weeks too. I already told my wife it's probably wise to not look at the credit card statement this month Smile
  Hobbyking_Ian Station Master

I managed to buy an XPT too. Can't wait to give that a run.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

HI

Sounds like the 48/830 class locomotives arrive this weekend, and so will be posted out next week. They will be able to be purchased online this week also. Stocks should arrive in your local model store over the next 2-3 weeks.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
I managed to buy an XPT too. Can't wait to give that a run.
Hobbyking_Ian
…….. well.

The XPT sets seem to be a popular choice.  I picked up a normal set and the associated extra 2 cars at Rosehill.  Normally $1,500, reduced to $1,200, a saving of $300.  I had to buy the extra 2 car set in order to get the XAM sleeper which is/was included in all set configurations on the Sydney to Melbourne run.

I had been waiting for Auscision to run another 20% off special since the last AM Shop special in December 2016.

Well done Auscision!

Happy discounting,

John

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