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 Assistant 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 Locomotive Driver

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 Locomotive Driver

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

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