Eureka Blog Update

 
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
He has been seen at a lot of the major (Sandown, Caulfield, Hobsons Bay and Corio) exhibitions around Melbourne over the years but not at a lot of the minor ones.  How many does he do in Tas, SA, WA and Qld?  "Most" does not ring true.  The other China sourced suppliers don't do "most" either but the statement referred specifically to Eureka.

Mark
LaidlayM
Mark,

Sandown?  I thought purveyors who sell direct are not welcome at Sandown.

Best regards,
John

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  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Woops, I didn't go this year.  Not that I needed to see him as Eureka still has not delivered anything I have wanted.

I only raised his attendance at exhibitions as there was a statement made suggesting he went to most exhibitions in Australia but the truth is he goes to most exhibitions in Sydney which is only a small proportion of Australia.

Mark
LaidlayM
Ah right, explains why it got left off the list, then. Smile

Perhaps a 'better' statement would've been "most major exhibitions in Vic and NSW"? I'm not sure about Eureka's attendance in SA, I doubt WA, however for some reason I think Eureka was at Brisbane this year?

Busy time coming up now, looking at their diaries (Eureka/Austrains for this example) Canberra, Newcastle, Caufield (VERY quick turn around there!) then Liverpool and Croydon (Austrains only) they're packed in some serious travel up and down between NSW and Victoria...

Let alone the fact there's some massive shows there, Caulfield is usually 20-30 deep around all the RTR players at 1 second past the opening time! Purchasing usually goes on. Smile

Wolfpac
  a6et Minister for Railways

He has been seen at a lot of the major (Sandown, Caulfield, Hobsons Bay and Corio) exhibitions around Melbourne over the years but not at a lot of the minor ones.  How many does he do in Tas, SA, WA and Qld?  "Most" does not ring true.  The other China sourced suppliers don't do "most" either but the statement referred specifically to Eureka.

Mark
LaidlayM

Actually the word I used in my original post was MANY, & not most, but then it now comes down to splitting hairs, as to the amount that is attended by Eureka.  The other aspect also is that I also made the point that Eureka like others do not go to a many of the more minor ones in NSW either.

While its unlikely Eureka goes to states such as SA & WA, not too sure if any of the others do either, although Austrains did go there a year or so back.  Eureka does however attend the Brisbane exhibition each year.
  Sarails Assistant Commissioner

Location: @ Work
While its unlikely Eureka goes to states such as SA & WA, not too sure if any of the others do either, although Austrains did go there a year or so back.  Eureka does however attend the Brisbane exhibition each year.
a6et

Eureka has been invited to a number of SA exhibitions, to which he has never attended.

Austrains accepted an invitation 4 years ago which was the 1st time he had been in over a decade.

And whilst we are on it Auscision have also never accepted any SA invitations either.
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Hi all,
I can advise that NONE of the big players (Traino, Autrains, Eureka, Auscision) have made the trip across the desert to WA.
The only presence in WA has been Powerline (thru the Trainworld display) for the last 5 years, Anton made the trip across about 6 years ago.
Its a little sad that the major's don't make the effort, as WA continue's have a strong US and Pommie following, with no one pushing Australian Prototype other than the local Sn3.5 guys, joe public is more that likely to follow what is available.

I know of a least 40 Aussie modellers that attend the Perth Show each year, that would love to see more Aussie presence in the west. We continualy get asked at the show where can I buy "that loco", when advised you have to order off the net, they seem to be upset that they can't get them at the show.

With the crows being very large in Perth (25K) in 2012 and (17K) in 2013, the potential for sales would be quiet high for the major's.

Regards
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Hi all,
I can advise that NONE of the big players (Traino, Autrains, Eureka, Auscision) have made the trip across the desert to WA.
The only presence in WA has been Powerline (thru the Trainworld display) for the last 5 years, Anton made the trip across about 6 years ago.
Its a little sad that the major's don't make the effort, as WA continue's have a strong US and Pommie following, with no one pushing Australian Prototype other than the local Sn3.5 guys, joe public is more that likely to follow what is available.

I know of a least 40 Aussie modellers that attend the Perth Show each year, that would love to see more Aussie presence in the west. We continualy get asked at the show where can I buy "that loco", when advised you have to order off the net, they seem to be upset that they can't get them at the show.

With the crows being very large in Perth (25K) in 2012 and (17K) in 2013, the potential for sales would be quiet high for the major's.

Regards
ALCO4401
Unless you plan to factor in a holiday with your trip to Perth its a hell of a long way to expect our Eastern state based manufacturers to travel for a two day show which would probably get marginal returns on.
I asked john from Austrains a few years ago about attending shows in Perth and he said he had made the trip several years ago but commented that it wasn't very successful and would not bother ever going over again,he also noted that most were Pommy or US prototype modellers.
Its 2013 surely people can order online ?
There is also an amazing invention called the telephone which you can use to call a manufacturer and order their product.
There are also two shops in Perth that stock Auscision,Austrains  ect.Stan Bridges Hobbies and Perth Hobby Centre,so its not like Australian outline is unaccessable to the people of Perth/WA.
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Unless you plan to factor in a holiday with your trip to Perth its a hell of a long way to expect our Eastern state based manufacturers to travel for a two day show which would probably get marginal returns on.
I asked john from Austrains a few years ago about attending shows in Perth and he said he had made the trip several years ago but commented that it wasn't very successful and would not bother ever going over again,he also noted that most were Pommy or US prototype modellers.
Its 2013 surely people can order online ?
There is also an amazing invention called the telephone which you can use to call a manufacturer and order their product.
There are also two shops in Perth that stock Auscision,Austrains  ect.Stan Bridges Hobbies and Perth Hobby Centre,so its not like Australian outline is unaccessable to the people of Perth/WA.
2LaGrange
That's always the problem I suppose, we're spaced so far apart and remote in Australia and it's a fair hike to drive over with a van/trailer full of goodies... Add to the fact neither of the two mentioned people running the companies are getting any younger. Fair enough if you're in your 30's, it's easier to stump up for such a long trip, double that age make it a little harder. (I know someone will jump in and say they've done it countless times, etc...)

Plus, there's always printing off the order forms and mailing them in. A little 'old school' but still seems to get the job done.

And that's pretty much a catch 22, there. No one goes there as (besides being a long drive) no one is interested in Aussie outline and are already well invested in UK/US outline. No one gets into AU outline as you can't buy it at a show...

And I'm continuing the skew away from the original topic subject matter!

Wolfpac
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Of special note today is the first day that Eureka have delivered a VR prototype model.  OT numbers 210, 486 and 487 were available for sale.  These will be a great model for those modelling the 1950s remembering they were re-coded to TW in the early '60s.  At some point following re-coding 487 had it's tank painted silver.

Mark
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Two packs of the VR oil tanks are available. I got "pack 1" today (running numbers 209, 485, 486).
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Two packs of the VR oil tanks are available. I got "pack 1" today (running numbers 209, 485, 486).
Poath Junction
Are they coded OT or TW, OT is really too early for my era.

Mark
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Don't appear to carry any TW or OT coding, all are coded in the format "No209 OIL TANK". The superscript o in No is underlined.

edit : it says "OIL TANK" after the number, not just No209.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Eureka website has received quite a facelift!
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
It has indeed. All for the best I suppose.

Iain
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Interesting already has placeholders for the 30/30T Class, SMR 10 Class, 57/58 Class, etc.

Paul
  standard gauge Station Master

Blog update, Off to china as well
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
It should also be noted that the Eureka OT models have arrives as well.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
It should also be noted that the Eureka OT models have arrived as well.
  a6et Minister for Railways

It should also be noted that the Eureka OT models have arrived as well.
Iain

It should also be noted on the Defence Dpt RTC or what is deemed the NTAF wagons that the bogie bearing covers are still incorrect.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
It should also be noted on the Defence Dpt RTC or what is deemed the NTAF wagons that the bogie bearing covers are still incorrect.
a6et
Is this comment relevant to the VR Oil Tankers?

Mark
  a6et Minister for Railways

Is this comment relevant to the VR Oil Tankers?

Mark
LaidlayM

Depends entirely on whether or not the title of the thread is about the Eureka blog update or VR oil tankers.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Depends entirely on whether or not the title of the thread is about the Eureka blog update or VR oil tankers.
a6et
Your reply quoted a comment about the latter so one would take it to refer to the latter.

Mark
  a6et Minister for Railways

Your reply quoted a comment about the latter so one would take it to refer to the latter.

Mark
LaidlayM

& I am the first & only one to do so, sheesh! you're getting pretty thin edged to put a person down, maybe the award for best nit pick of the year would be appropriate.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Your reply quoted a comment about the latter so one would take it to refer to the latter.

Mark

& I am the first & only one to do so, sheesh! you're getting pretty thin edged to put a person down, maybe the award for best nit pick of the year would be appropriate.
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
& I am the first & only one to do so, sheesh! you're getting pretty thin edged to put a person down, maybe the award for best nit pick of the year would be appropriate.
a6et
I will only say this once, maybe you should take more care in what you post.  That would leave you less open to criticism.

Mark
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Hi all,

Interesting blog update with some more issues about reasons for delays with reruns, specifically photos of the LCH trial squirts.

http://eurekamodels.blogspot.com.au/

Happy hoppering,

John

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