What scale is the 30T and is it a completed model release or news of intended release ? sounds great
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
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
edit Geoff will also build rolling stock
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?