NEW QR A10 pilot model arrived!
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Here are the first pictures of a completed pre production pilot model. The detail is amazing!
The detail is amazing!
After much begging and pleading from you all over the last twelve months, Wuiske Models is proud to announce the imminent release of some brand new mechanisms. When I say brand new they are actually an old tried and trusted design produced by a local Brisbane builder that will be priced at a much more reasonable level than some on offer at present. These mechs feature a tried and tested split frame method for the drive train (not rubber bands, voodoo or prayer powered) and run flawlessly. They also have the weight to help with their pulling power. I will be announcing these over the next month or two for the 2100, 2170, 2300, 2470, 1720, 1300 and 1200 class locos. So as always keep your eye on the site and see what’s coming.
I will also be announcing something much bigger and better than mechanisms in the very near future as well. But as always, we shall see how we go :)
An annual event – at Liverpool in Sydney's southwest
The annual Sydney Model Railway Exhibition is held each Labour Day long weekend.
This year's exhibition will be held 2–4 October at the Whitlam Leisure Centre in Liverpool.
It is the longest running model railway exhibition in Australia and with around 80 stands, it is the largest in New South Wales. The layouts on display cover all scales and prototypes, and come from all over Australia. It is the diversity and quality of the entrants that make the Sydney Model Railway Exhibition one of a kind.
Over the three days many thousands of people of all ages and interests attend. They see not just layouts but commercial stands and demonstration clinics. Also exhibiting are many kindred organisations including the Sydney Tramway Museum, Railway Transport Museum and the Australian Railway Historical Society. Thomas the Tank Engine rides are available.
Godwin-Alco DL531 the 48/830 Class Diesel-Electric locomotive.
Ok you all know about the two versions of this locomotive in Australia, the NSW 48 Class and the SAR 830 Class, and I am sure you all know that NSW had the most in 4 different versions, mark 1, 2, 3, and 4. Many of you I am also sure have read numerous books on the 48 Class but I am very sure that very very few people would know how many differences, variations, modifications and differences there are from locomotive to locomotive. Virtually every locomotive in the 48 Class fleet is different. We have yet to find two identical locomotives.
Powerline Models Pty Ltd is doing the 48 Class in 4 marks and the 830 Class. Different bodies, cabs and details have been designed and produced to try and produce as many variations as we possibly can whilst also trying to reproduce actual locomotives as closely as possible. This project has been more work then I ever envisioned with differences, variations and modifications appearing the deeper we delve.
The first production run will be NSW Tuscan and this will be followed by a new livery every 6-8 months as well as the 830 Class and its choice of liveries. The locomotives will feature a well detailed body, metal chassis, centre mounted 5 pole can motor, twin flywheels, all wheel
drive, all wheel electrical pick up, directional lighting and DCC decoder equipped.
A release date is yet to be set but the release date of late 2010 is at this stage possible. All liveries will be produced over time with the new model allowing us to improve on the accuracy and finish of liveries we have already done to such a high standard. The plan is do all 48 Class marks in all possible liveries with special details or accessories added where possible, i.e. air vents, air conditioning, GPS, Snorkel and different cabs and cab windows.