Wreck in China
The first release of our planned range of Rail Tank Cars has
arrived, and whilst we may be biased we think they look great,
however this release comes with a catch.
It became apparent that when the first production samples
arrived that several items we'd been calling to the attention of
the factory for almost twelve months hadn't been addressed
The wagon painting and decorating is superb as are the running
qualities of our semi fine scale wheels but the fitting of some
of the etched metal and wire parts isn't consistent with our
requirements nor are they to the standard the factory had
previously met with their earlier engineering samples. Whilst
the factory had continuously updated us with pictures of the
painting and decoration process, unfortunately a proportion of
the cars had been assembled between when the samples were
despatched and when we received them.
Several days of terse emailing ensued and the options the
factory laid out gave us either a partial refund and they'd junk
the stock or we take the built up models and wear the
consequences locally, they think the models are beautiful.
As we'd already taken the OCY project from this company, after a
12 month hiatus in development, we took the opportunity to exit
Fortunately the company with all our other projects was looking
for additional work and from their initial assessment they have
no doubt they can deliver to the standard we require, looking at
their BMF and OCY samples we have no doubt either.
All the moulded parts, tooling and decoration plates have been
forwarded to our new partner and once they have completed their
assessment of the project we'll re-confirm our delivery
We now have a limited quantity of stock of 1950s Pack A and
1950s Pack B at $132.00 per pack and Singles 1950s GF4 and GF5
and 1970s BP222 at $44.00 per car. SOLD
All existing 1950s Tank Car customers will receive a separate
offer outlining several options and we'll notify you via email
or mail immediately.
would like to view the models can do so at Casula Hobbies in
Liverpool, MRRC in Blacktown and MicroModels in Hornsby. The
models will be available for sale once the pre-orders have been