Auscision 73 class

 
  Termite Chief Commissioner

Location: NSW

Morning All,

0900 post man knocked on the door with my Auscision Patrick liveried 7307.

As with the 422's last week, WOW! Exceptionally well done on this model, smallest in my fleet by a long shot. Now thinking I should have got 7321 to go with 7307!

One of the air hoses had come loose and fallen off during transit. The number boards seem very dark, hard to distinguish loco numbers in them but looking at photo's on the website, it seems to be normal as advertised.

Couple of these with a small string of wheat hoppers on an industrial type layout will look a treat.

Regards
Tim

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  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...

---snip---smallest in my fleet by a long shot. ---snip---

Regards
Tim

"Termite"


Nice and while I think of it, I always wondered how these compared to the Y Class in terms of size...

Nothing much to do with the models, just curious!

Wolfpac

  ajbrown Junior Train Controller




Morning All,

0900 post man knocked on the door with my Auscision Patrick liveried 7307.

As with the 422's last week, WOW! Exceptionally well done on this model, smallest in my fleet by a long shot. Now thinking I should have got 7321 to go with 7307!

One of the air hoses had come loose and fallen off during transit. The number boards seem very dark, hard to distinguish loco numbers in them but looking at photo's on the website, it seems to be normal as advertised.

Couple of these with a small string of wheat hoppers on an industrial type layout will look a treat.

Regards
Tim

"Termite"


422s early last week, 82s over the weekend, and now the 73s .... all within a week. You lot are certainly being looked after.  

Allan Brown

  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork



---snip---smallest in my fleet by a long shot. ---snip---

Regards
Tim

"Termite"


Nice and while I think of it, I always wondered how these compared to the Y Class in terms of size...

Nothing much to do with the models, just curious!

Wolfpac

"wolfpac"


The 73 Class has 7' '6" wheelbase bogies with 40" wheels and the bogies are spaced at 19' 0".
The VR Y Class has 8' 6" wheelbase bogies with 42" spoked wheels and bogie centres are at 20' 0"

Geoff

  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...



The 73 Class has 7' '6" wheelbase bogies with 40" wheels and the bogies are spaced at 19' 0".
The VR Y Class has 8' 6" wheelbase bogies with 42" spoked wheels and bogie centres are at 20' 0"

Geoff

"TheBlacksmith"


Thanks for that comprehensive answer, so overall the 73 is quite a deal smaller than the Y allover.

Wolfpac

  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane

Wolfman,

Apart from the wheel bases and bogie centres, Wiki gives this for the 73:

Engine power  700 hp gross (650 hp for traction) (522/485 kW).
Length over headstocks 10.97m  Over buffers 11.99 m

For the Y class: http://www.victorianrailways.net/motive%20power/diagrams/ydia01.html

Rated horsepower 650
Length over couplers 43'3" (13.18 m)

Nothing in it if you ask me.  Y class a tad bigger.  One major difference is that the 73 is a diesel hydraulic whereas the Y is diesel electric.

Best regards,
John

  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...



Wolfman,

Apart from the wheel bases and bogie centres, Wiki gives this for the 73:

Engine power 700 hp gross (650 hp for traction) (522/485 kW).
Length over headstocks 10.97m Over buffers 11.99 m

For the Y class: http://www.victorianrailways.net/motive%20power/diagrams/ydia01.html

Rated horsepower 650
Length over couplers 43'3" (13.18 m)

Nothing in it if you ask me. Y class a tad bigger. One major difference is that the 73 is a diesel hydraulic whereas the Y is diesel electric.

Best regards,
John

"John_Bushell"


Thanks for that info, too, nothing much in it at all, really! And apologies for 'derailing' the thread, continue regarding the 73 from Auscision! Embarassed
Speaking of, does anyone have photos of the 73's (and 422's, but that's another thread!) to share on layouts?

Wolfpac

  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

A few 73's arrived today so I was able to do a quick 73 versus Y photo comparison. Long ends are aligned so short hood end shows the difference in length.



  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC

A few????

I count 9 boxes!!

Very Happy
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

my tw candy ones came today. very plessed] with them.

- one, the top hatch is loose and will need bluetacking to stay.

Have done the 73 vs Y comparison as well, for 2.5 inch / 7.25 inch gauge. The 73 is small really to the Y.

Also compared the 73 to the Bergs  whitemetal kit, also candy. I'm happy it does match ok for what it is. Now to see if a Hollywood mech can be fitted instead of the 2 spuds under it now.

So with a lot of 73's posted, will any be onsale this weekend at Sandown ????

Regards,
David Head

  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller


My two 73's showed up today in suburban Sydney, however they must have overtaken my 422's on the way along somewhere...

Sweet little units, don't realise just how small they are. Working headlights, markers and number boards all played along correctly running on DC.

Paul

PS: Interesting, detailed cab but no crew. Doesn't worry me.

  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...

Nicely done there, Poath Junction, thanks for that. Very Happy
Wolfpac

  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.

A few???? I count 9 boxes!!
"Factory_Fill"


And I didn't even put all my boxes in frame  Razz
So with a lot of 73's posted, will any be onsale this weekend at Sandown ????
"dthead"


Facebook confirms 'yes' to 73's & 422's at Sandown.

My two 73's showed up today in suburban Sydney, however they must have overtaken my 422's on the way along somewhere...
"FirstStopCentral"


Same here. Maybe tomorrow will be a bounty of 422's and 82's arriving.



  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

While I'm not overly familiar with the Y, I'd call the size difference between it and the 73 as being substantial. Looking fwd to my four, or should I say fourward?
  Btone Locomotive Fireman

So does anyone have a video of the 73's markerlights in action? I'm considering picking some up but I want to see how well the lights work. Cheers
  drib72 Station Staff

Location: Under the radar
So what decoders are people going to put in their 73 class?
  standard gauge Station Master




So what decoders are people going to put in their 73 class?

"drib72"


TCS MC4. Nice and small,4 light functions,(1) front and(2) rear headlight ,(3,4) one each will control number boards,white markers and red on the other end. Lots of red and black wires inside.Not a sign of DCC standard wiring colours.

  PeltonPinch Locomotive Fireman

I'm gonna try and wedge an NCE 13SR in mine when I get a chance, though I think I'll end up having to buy a TCS as the previous poster suggested....
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia



TCS MC4. Nice and small,4 light functions,(1) front and(2) rear headlight ,(3,4) one each will control number boards,white markers and red on the other end. Lots of red and black wires inside.Not a sign of DCC standard wiring colours.

"standard gauge"


Anyone thought about sound options?

Regards
Brian

  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner


Did the 73 have both red markers on when shunting yards?

And anyone know what happened to the 2 YouTube vids of the 73 shunting darling island ?

  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop



Not a sign of DCC standard wiring colours.

"standard gauge"


That's dissappointing, but...... remembering that the model was supplied to the market being "not DCC ready", no plug etc.

Regards,

Catchpoint

  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop



Anyone thought about sound options?

Regards
Brian

"bevans"


Currently nothing is listed as being a suitable match for the 73 class sound wise, see here:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/nswmn/DieselDetails.htm

Hopefully that something is or becomes available shortly.

Regards,

Catchpoint.

  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner






So what decoders are people going to put in their 73 class?

"drib72"


TCS MC4. Nice and small,4 light functions,(1) front and(2) rear headlight ,(3,4) one each will control number boards,white markers and red on the other end. Lots of red and black wires inside.Not a sign of DCC standard wiring colours.

"standard gauge"


Gawd,as luck has it I was looking through my DCC junk box for an used 4 function decoder I had removed from locos when changing to sound I found 2 MC4 decoders I bought from Punchbowl hobbies the day of that fire,aleast now I can make the smoke come from it.LOL

now my question do I need to add a resistor in all function wires between the smd/leds

  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

Has anyone figured out the wiring of the lighting boards yet to fit a decoder??
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.



Has anyone figured out the wiring of the lighting boards yet to fit a decoder??

"anzac1959"


this will be of some help : http://ca55ino.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/the-73s-have-arrived.html


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