TNT Jumbos and the Alltrans versions are now in stock.
To cater for the
pre-order demand for these versions, we added an additional pack
B for both Alltrans Express and Alltrans Railfast, Order Forms
and the web page have been updated to
reflect this addition. The factory is hoping to have the
pre-production samples of our V2 Jumbos to us before CNY.
Quite Right GC RACE containers also arrived; we included a small
photo essay on the differences to our first quality versions,
which are currently being finished in China.
These NQR packs
are available at the reduced price of $29.95 per pack.
Some people may think we’ve gone completely overboard
regarding this irregularity of finish, however as modellers, we
want to provide products that are as correct as possible.
Just received from the
factory: A couple images of the first tool samples for the OCY.
A MINOR SETBACK
Two months ago, just after the Victorian RACE containers
were despatched, we were awaiting an email from the factory
advising the shipping date of our remaining RACE container
order. However, the email we received commenced with the words
" minor problem with white background colour ", not
exactly the news we were expecting. A flurry of emails followed
and we were advised that due to their decorating process the
white edge to the RACE logo didn't meet with their QC
requirements and it affected the entire production. To the factory's
credit they then spent several weeks working on a solution that
was viable. Happily we now have a result which involves several
more printing operations, and the remainder of the RACE
production is now close to finalisation and they will be shipped
in about 3 weeks.
This situation will result in us receiving two production runs
of GC RACE container, the original re-worked versions along with
the new production version. We'll have a NQR
(not-quite-right) sale price for the re-worked version, both
will be on display at Liverpool and we feel most people will
agree upon inspection, if the difference wasn't highlighted
you'd have never noticed. These NQR containers will be ideal for
weathering up just like the prototype.
NOW THE GOOD NEWS
The 40' Jumbo Alltrans and TNT containers have been
printed and will be packed and despatched in the coming weeks,
artwork for the next series of 40'ers has been finalised and
we're awaiting samples later in October.
Our first NSW bogie wagon will be the Commonwealth
Engineering OCY, to compliment SDS containers. The tooling
has commenced and we expect the engineering samples by mid
November. These wagons entered service in the mid seventies
and are still in container service today.
arrived, Victorian 20' VGC RACE
containers in VicRail and V/line liveries. The VicRail
versions are proving extremely popular. The colour and finish
are superb and the crispness of the decoration is a must see.
in are the production ready Engineering samples of the Version2
TNT 40' containers that were strengthened for stacking, these
have been signed off, the artwork and order forms will be on the
web page shortly.
In addition to our TNT / Alltrans containers, there will
be some extremely colourful combinations of V2 Jumbo containers
appearing. This will allow all 70's and 80's Intermodal
modellers to faithful recreate their favourite Interstate high
wheeler in HO scale.
arrived, the first of our series of 20’ railway containers.
Victorian Railways MC cattle container, there are four packs to
choose from, each pack has three individually numbered
containers. These containers were used all across the VR system
and into South Australia; later 30 were transferred to NSW for