SAR F class tank loco HO RTR - Orient Express

 
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Orient Express have announced the SAR F class 4-6-2T tank loco in HO RTR is due in 2018. No pricing yet.

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Product page online : http://www.orientexpressmodels.com.au/OER/F.html
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Order forms available. http://orientexpressmodels.com.au/OER/F.html
bonus 1/2 price carriage offer for pre-orders noted on order form.
  rxclass Junior Train Controller

Location: On the manual turntable at Marino turning an exquisite Rx class steam locomotive.
G'day all,

Have commenced negotiations with the family treasurer re purchase. 40th marriage anniversary coming up this October and I have obtained what she wanted, so am hopeful re 'F' purchase.

We can live in hope.  

Regards,
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I have just done my tax and got a $1200 return, I have an idea of what to do with it...
  Z VAN Locomotive Fireman

I would like to comment on excellent customer relations and service by Orient Express.
Over one year ago I shared a M van from box OR 310 that contains buffers for those wishing to fit them.
I explained to Orient the buffers are somewhere and would like to purchase a new set.
They have replied by email and will send me two sets free of charge including postage.
That is pretty good when you consider it is my fault I do have the buffers and they will fix the problem.
Thank you Orient Express and posting here more people will see how you look after your customers.
I realize I have posted on the F class page as I did not wish to start a new thread.
Regards Z Van
  DJPeters Train Controller

I have my money stashed away to hopefully get two of the F class steam locomotives. Just looking forward to the first test shot's etc showing up.

And Z van I have always found the Orient Express and the whole staff helpful on lot's of things like this and others as well. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and helpful advice is dispensed over the counter from staff or sometimes from a fellow modeler in the shop to buy something! Either way you leave knowing more than when you entered. No connection with them except as a customer.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Sample of the F class can be seen in a short movie posted to https://www.facebook.com/Orientexpressmodels/
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
I just noticed the F class will be "DCC ready with Next18 socket". The Next18 is typically found in N scale locos, plenty of decoders are available with this plug type.
  DJPeters Train Controller

The sample is on view at Orient Express in the new show case by the door as you go in on the right.  Along with a lot of other goodies as well. Looks excellent so far, hopefully a fully painted factory decorated one will turn up soon.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


More painted samples of other versions and production status updates at https://www.facebook.com/Orientexpressmodels/
  pafcmachine Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
What a beautiful model!

Is the connecting rod meant to have that bulge in it?

It's nitpicking a bit, but I think there have been some queries about the size of the side marker lamps too.

Small stuff, but I'm just interested if they are meant to be like that, and if the production models will be the same?

Still a lovely model - good to see the SAR stuff being made!
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


via the facebook page:
"The F Class will come with 2 different versions of marker lights!!
The preinstalled ones will be slightly larger to accommodate the LED light inside. The LED marker lights will be Individually Switchable and one of them is blue. We will also include a Second Marker Light which will be To Scale but won’t include a LED as it is simply too small (otherwise we would only use the smaller version).
In the picture the marker light on the left is the scale version while the one on the right is the LED version."
  sol Assistant Commissioner

Location: Evanston Gardens SA
They were on display & running at the recent Adelaide Model Rail Show June long weekend & it looked very well indeed.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
The F class has now arrived and is for sale at Orient Express.
  Rocko's Modern Life Beginner

Hi everyone,

It's great news that the F Class is now available from Orient Express Reproductions. I am not new to model railroading, but am new to collecting SAR subjects, so need some help choosing the right model, pls. I would like to collect period orientated, my target period being from 1959 to 1969 (roughly). First Diesels in, last steamers not yet out, many branchlines still open, that sort of business. So I am looking for a coal burning F Class befitting of the time. Which of the OER F Class models would fit that period in regards to livery and details? I've kinda set my sights on the F170, but would like to be sure I get it right.

TIA for your help,

Cheers,

Rocko
  allan Chief Commissioner

The oil-burners barely survived into the 1960s. F255 is modelled "as preserved" at NRM. Each of the others was active in the early 1960s.
  Rocko's Modern Life Beginner

The oil-burners barely survived into the 1960s. F255 is modelled "as preserved" at NRM. Each of the others was active in the early 1960s.
allan
Cheers, Allan! What about the liveries? Is there anything that should or shouldn't be there? White wheel rims, red lines, that sort of business?

TIA,

Rocko
  allan Chief Commissioner

I'll guess that white rims were applied for special and tour trains, and were left to wear off when the locos went back to work: I think that it didn't take long.
  Rocko's Modern Life Beginner

Alrighty, F170 it is! Wink Thx again for your advice, Allan.

Rocko

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