As clearly stated on the order form (as with all their previous forms offering fully paid discount) the $220 price is valid "for orders placed prior to model delivery".
And not to forget that the Auscision price always includes free postage.
hey guys, can I ask some stupid questions
1) what is a scrubber unit?
2) what did the stealth 48 look like, Was it the same as 81 and 86class
What was the stealth scheme applied to IIRC 422, 81cl? Think it was one of the early blue colours that was tested.
The 48cl Mk myth comes from the factor of the first 45 being ordered initially in one batch, then 2 extensions of the contract was given to Goodwins. From those 45, the next 3 orders were seperate contracts of 40 each, & there were differences in electricals, brake gear & type, Traction motors, Horse power along with other variations in the contracts.
The "Stealth" name was given to the first dark blue livery, that was applied to two 81 class and two 86 class. This scheme matched the livery of SRA owned containers and these units were used in publicity for the container service.
The colours were the standard dark blue with a yellow band around the lower body (with white edging) and a dark roof colour, dark grey on the 81 class and stone colour on the 86 class. The stone colour was supposed to hide the brown marks from the pantograph and contact wire.
The dark grey was similar to that of contemporary "stealth" aircraft like the USAF B-2 bomber (and it was claimed made the locomotives harder to see in the distance until the yellow became visible). Ony these four units had the "Stealth" scheme.
One complication was that the second batch of forty 48 class swapped their AEI 253 traction motors for the GE761 motors on forty of the first batch of 44 class. this was because the 44 class were limited to 65 mph with that combination of motor and gear ratio, and were required to do 70 mph to keep time. Around 11 of the 44 class were fitted with larger GE731 motors and these were supposed to be kept available for the Southern Aurora until enough of the others got the AEI 253 motors and the problem went away.
That might be the Stealth livery on the 48s?....
I wonder if Auscision will make the model of MRL locos?
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