SDS Models web update mk2

 
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

And the big news is the availability in early 2019 of the two indigenous-liveried NRs. I wonder if Auscision will be following suit with their NR project as "unannounced" models. No news on what these SDS versions will cost.

Tony
brissim
Will probably depend on if the arrangement SDS have come to with the artist is exclusive or not.

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  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
An N scale NR, now that's interesting!
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


ICX / NQIX and NZMF Container Wagons pack info and pricing page added. http://sdsmodels.com.au/icxa.htm
  The railway dog Junior Train Controller

Is there any information on the wooden bodied S trucks around? Nothing on the SDS site yet.
  Just The Tip Junior Train Controller

Location: Danger zone
Has anyone heard any further news on the SDS 81 class. Has been 'expected to arrive' for a couple of months now. I understand there is a bit of a backlog from China at the moment.

Will they be under the Christmas tree? Or has anyone seen the painted samples?
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Has anyone heard any further news on the SDS 81 class. Has been 'expected to arrive' for a couple of months now. I understand there is a bit of a backlog from China at the moment.

Will they be under the Christmas tree? Or has anyone seen the painted samples?
Just The Tip
The painted samples on display at Liverpool were all incomplete, both in regards to body detail parts missing and paint schemes being incomplete, photos of which appear in the December AMRM with delivery now slated for June 2019. There were no painted samples of the National Rail and Pacific National paint schemes on display.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Has anyone heard any further news on the SDS 81 class. Has been 'expected to arrive' for a couple of months now. I understand there is a bit of a backlog from China at the moment.

Will they be under the Christmas tree? Or has anyone seen the painted samples?
Just The Tip
Not official, but I did recently see some chatter on a Hobby shops FB page (and off hand I can't recall which one - I'd have to go searching to find it if you need it), claiming the 81s were due to go into production after Chinese New Year for a mid-year (2019) arrival.

If correct, fairly disappointing given the most recent official news from SDS in September was that "production had started". But I suspect yet another example facing all our importers that they don't actually have any control over what gets made and when in the Chinese factories.

Tony
  Just The Tip Junior Train Controller

Location: Danger zone
Thanks for the further chatter, hopefully we see some new fully painted samples and sound real soon?
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Has anyone heard any further news on the SDS 81 class. Has been 'expected to arrive' for a couple of months now. I understand there is a bit of a backlog from China at the moment.

Will they be under the Christmas tree? Or has anyone seen the painted samples?
Not official, but I did recently see some chatter on a Hobby shops FB page (and off hand I can't recall which one - I'd have to go searching to find it if you need it), claiming the 81s were due to go into production after Chinese New Year for a mid-year (2019) arrival.

If correct, fairly disappointing given the most recent official news from SDS in September was that "production had started". But I suspect yet another example facing all our importers that they don't actually have any control over what gets made and when in the Chinese factories.

Tony
Well production has most probably already started on them all the pieces need to be made before be final assembly is started so that everything is there at hand. So in that case they might be actually right. Final assembly, painting and delivery though are another kettle of fish.

By production I would assume some parts have or are being made and stockpiled till a slot can be found to do the final assembly of the models.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
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Well production has most probably already started on them all the pieces need to be made before be final assembly is started so that everything is there at hand. So in that case they might be actually right. Final assembly, painting and delivery though are another kettle of fish.

By production I would assume some parts have or are being made and stockpiled till a slot can be found to do the final assembly of the models.
DJPeters
I think David is pretty much spot on here.

The main issue, as I see it, is the distinction between "production" and "assembly".

Production is the squirting of plastic and manufacture/purchase of components such as motors, sound chips, PC boards etc.

Assembly is the putting together and finishing of all of these components.

Production can occur months or even years before assembly.

It is really only when assembly is underway that we can be confident that delivery is imminent.  That is, until a component, such as a sound chip, is found to be unsatisfactory, then assembly stops, and we go back to production and wait for another assembly slot.  Whoops!

Happy producing,

John
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
In much the same way as parts of the Auscision Tangara are probably sitting the the corner of the factory waiting for assembly.....
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

SAR800's added to "coming soon".
Order forms for Indigenous livery NR's now online http://sdsmodels.com.au/nr3052a.htm
  themetptc Junior Train Controller

Location: Ballarat
And no news yet on the re-run of the Austrains Neo Victorian T & Y class locos.  Due to be released this year, of which there are 9 days left of.
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

And no news yet on the re-run of the Austrains Neo Victorian T & Y class locos.  Due to be released this year, of which there are 9 days left of.
There is always next year for the T and the Y the world will not end on New Years Eve.

These are only being put forward as could be done at the moment not that they will be done. And even NSWGR modellers and Victorian modellers can have one on their layout providing of course that they are modelling the right era. As the 800 class were built by English Electric at Rocklea in Queensland and ran under their own power on the standard gauge and broad gauge of both states to pay their way to get to their new owners. Be something different to see on a all NSW or VIC layout of the right period of course.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
January 2019 news update - http://sdsmodels.com.au/latenews.htm
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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

SDS has received the first batch of 45' ICX and 36' NZMF container wagons. Details at https://www.facebook.com/SdsModels/
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
800 class order forms now available from the 'coming soon' page.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Details of the proposed T and Y would be great, AND even better, a submission process for which numbers in which liveries above and beyond what the manufacturer is proposing....

Imagine that? Figured I'd ask.

Regards
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Interesting SDS update in the June AMRM. Good and disappointing.

The good is that SDS's future NR Class releases will involve using new tooling to "upgraded to current standards". Wasn't aware of this - thought they were just going to continue to use the old Austrains tooling. This new tooling will start with the production of the two Indigenous liveries "expected to arrive in June 2019".  Very pleased that I took the punt to order these two indigenous livered NRs from SDS rather then wait for a possible surprise livery from Auscision. Other popular liveries to follow.

The not-so-good news is further delays to the 81 Class. Deliver now expected "late in 2019". Somewhat disappointed with this given the most recent advise from SDS was they were just waiting until after the annual disruption caused by the Chinese New Year to do the production run.

Tony
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Speaking of the NR, has anyone seen any news on the N scale NR?  I read at one point samples were due in January but haven't seen a mention of them since.
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

Interesting SDS update in the June AMRM. Good and disappointing.

The good is that SDS's future NR Class releases will involve using new tooling to "upgraded to current standards". Wasn't aware of this - thought they were just going to continue to use the old Austrains tooling. This new tooling will start with the production of the two Indigenous liveries "expected to arrive in June 2019".  Very pleased that I took the punt to order these two indigenous livered NRs from SDS rather then wait for a possible surprise livery from Auscision. Other popular liveries to follow.

The not-so-good news is further delays to the 81 Class. Deliver now expected "late in 2019". Somewhat disappointed with this given the most recent advise from SDS was they were just waiting until after the annual disruption caused by the Chinese New Year to do the production run.

Tony
brissim
Better late in 2019 than late in 2025 or worse model dropped altogether. Late 2019 is only a couple of months away not a couple of years.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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




GY & OT's added to http://sdsmodels.com.au/xprod.htm along with 800 class page
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


Austrains NEO 2020 projects - http://sdsmodels.com.au/ausprod.htm
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Oh look.
The T and Y.
From 2018, to 2019, to now 2020. Here's hoping they're effin great models?
With plenty of numbers to boot. may as well make the wait worth while.

Regards
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

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


September news update: http://sdsmodels.com.au/latenews.htm

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