Shrike Models

 
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

I will get some pictures tomorrow Smile
Going to visit our friends at Bendigo tomorrow (Sunday) Taking a break from our own Exhibition and bringing Geoffrey Hope up from the new company Shrike Models who are about to release a NSW C30T injection molded locomotive out of China.
They are also planning a SAR Rx Steam engine later this year.
A survey is being undertaken to help decide the next models to be produced. This one will be a Victorian Steam engine, almost certainly a D3 (D,D2,D4 and DDe) But the survey might change that. Its amazing what people are asking for.
Also on the survey are What 4 wheelers do you want? What passenger carriages? and what bogie freight.
I heard talk of a Victorian car wagon skeletal, hybrid brass and plastic loaded with your choice of autos for about $90
Ford Train, come to me baby Smile I got the two T's and the GM
Cheers
Rod Young
comtrain

What scale is the 30T and is it a completed model release or news of intended release ? sounds great

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  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
What scale is the 30T and is it a completed model release or news of intended release ? sounds great
anzac1959

Hi
The 30T is injection molded with die cast chassis !! Its almost here and release is hoped sooner rather than later, I believe.
Of course the project manager (who is handling several other models, and his success is well known in the trade) is expecting the engineering sample to pass, be approved and go to the next stage quickly. I watched Geoff Hope circulate amongst the principals of the Chinese importing Companies at Bundoora,, and I saw respect and maybe a worrying look as they wondered how far our modelling dollars will stretch. I heard him negotiate the purchase of tenders from Eureka which can be substituted as an add on to mimic prototype operations. Geoff says why do something twice, when you can negotiate in a friendly way with the opposition..how cute is that? Could we even work together like that? I hope so Very Happy
Did I hear August? But I know they are confident they will have them at Liverpool. I think the "new kids " are showing the old ones up, and getting things done under 12 months> Have a look at the SDS flats...WOW!!

I believe the sample may be at the Post Office, too late to collect before travelling to Melbourne. WE will know when Geoff returns Sydney Thursday. It goes to Phil Badger and James McInerney and will be put up on the web site which is missing in action. Possibly up Thursday as well.

I have confidence in Geoffrey and I think you are going to be happy with the first two engines (C30T and SAR RX)

I hope you are all voting for your favourite Victorian Steamer for 2015

D3 D3 D3 D3 D3 D3 Did I mention I want a D3 and then a D2 D4 and DDE Very Happy
Cheers
Rod
edit Geoff will also build rolling stock Wink So tell him what you want A survey is being run to find out the most wanted 4 wheeler (wood I truck?)  (ZL)  Passenger Carriage V Vintage Train Cars? 6 wheelers?  Freight wagons? Would you pay under a $100 for a VR skeletal car wagon with 8 Fords, in 5 colours and choosing between 5 year models to make your Ford Train match different years?    So what do we want?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Rod what an announcement. If anyone else had said what you have, I would not believe them. So let's see what comes before we write this off. So I trust Rod and can assure you this is no scam, joke or con.  it is great news and I look forward to seeing Shrike models announce their existance when they are ready.

Regards,
David Head
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
... I look forward to seeing Shrike models announce their existance when they are ready.

Regards,
David Head
dthead

Well you sucked me in David.  I saw the Fred title and thought this is the info we are waiting for.  No doubt they will come out soon with the story.  Laughing

Best regards,
John