19th September 2013 – ALY’s / Xplorers / Rail Tank Cars / Exhibitions & More
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If you haven’t seen the latest edition of Australian Model Railway Magazine – OCTOBER 2013 – could we suggest you might purchase a copy which has a comprehensive product review of our
XPLORERS/ ENDEAVOURS – OVERHEAD STANCHIONS & NDHF CONCRETE SLEEPER WAGONS
Whilst you’re at it, check out CONTINENTAL MODELLER
August edition – review of our superb NTAF Tulloch 10,000 gallon Rail Tank Cars whilst the
September edition also has a great review of the Xplorers & Endeavours
Running a little behind with this update but all our orders for the ALY’s have now been despatched. Even though this is a small 4 wheel wagon we have put the same effort into producing these as we have with all our projects. Like the VAK & VGK hopper wagons we have researched the project comprehensively with some very good helpers. In the end, this has led us to produce probably the most comprehensive range of decorations of any rollingstock model made for the Australian market let alone the Queensland market.
The art work consists of 24 different variations (two hand washed) & 36 individual numbers
Unfortunately we may have underestimated the popularity of the HO – 16.5 gauge versions as these have virtually sold out. There are no more than three left of each pack of ALY3, ALY4, ALY5, ALY7 and ALY8. The others have sold out. You will need to be very quick if you want a pack.
Stocks or the HO -12mm gauge version are all ok and are available direct from Southern Rail or our retail partners and will also be available at both the Liverpool & Ipswich exhibitions.
Here are a few photos of the model
Whilst talking about sold out models
VAK/VGK HOPPERS – TULLOCH RAIL CARS – NDHF CONCRETE SLEEPER WAGONS
Wheat hopper packs VGK 1 & VGK 9 are sold out. There are less than a handful left of the remaining wheat hoppers.
Most of the VAK Coal hoppers are Ok but some are also in the same position with less than a handful left
NDHF CONCRETE SLEPER WAGONS
PACK – NDHF 5 HAS SOLD OUT
Whilst PACK NDHF 3 has less than 6 sets left – better be quick – now you see them / now you don’t
NTAF TULLOCH 10,000 GALLON RAIL TANK CARS
All versions have now sold out apart from set NTAF18 and there are less than 10 sets left
3 CAR SET – NO NTAF 18 GOLDEN FLEECE WITH RAM GF NO 7 / AMPOL MEDIUM LOGO AMP NO 6 / CALTEX NTAF 4505B. $189.00
Apart from these please note there will be a re run of at least set NTAF 2 included with our run of Victorian Rail Tank Cars with new numbers. Maybe some others as well! You can place your order for these now by using the old order form. Price for these will remain @ $189.00 per 3 car set
VIC/SA RAIL TANK CARS & QR ‘OLO’ RAIL TANK CARS
The famous expert on card games is a chap called Edmond Hoyle (1672 – 1769). When card games are not being played by the correct rules an expression is used “NOT ACCORDING TO HOYLE”
This expression could be applied to ALL our rail tank car programs. The transition from factory to factory has not gone “ACCORDING TO HOYLE”. The transition has not been smooth and we are still sorting issues with some of the tooling additions and changes.
Why do these issues occur? I could give you many reasons but the principle one is that some suppliers are not as’ honest’ as others and lack an element called ‘integrity’. This is not the case with the current project managers but their efforts have not been helped by the previous project managers.
Unfortunately, this places Southern Rail in a position where we do not or cannot advise a firm delivery date for the project at this time. We still think it will be later in the year but canot be definitive. Both the supplier & Southern Rail are working as hard and as fast as we can to deliver the projects as quickly as possible. As always we will do our utmost to keep our clients advised.
All I can say is that we appreciate the support & patience of our customers and the models will be worth waiting for.
SOUTHERN RAIL RETAIL PROMOTION
Our retail promotion of our “Simply The Best” U BOATS continues with our wonderful retailers.
“HAVE THEY GOT A DEAL FOR YOU”
Promotion continues for another month but get in whilst stock lasts. And no, Southern Rail is not fazed by the release or pending release of Berg’s Hobbies U Boats. There is a good reason why Southern Rails models are referred to as “Simply the Best”. Compare the contemporary design; build quality and running qualities and choice of models. We don’t think the decision to buy a Southern Rail U boat is a difficult one.
Southern Rail will be attending the
AMRA – LIVERPOOL EXHIBITION – LONG WEKEND – OCTOBER 5TH – 7TH – Whitlam Centre, Memorial Ave, Liverpool and the
IPSWICH QLD EXHIBITION – OCTOBER 26TH – 27TH – Workshops Rail Museum. North Ipswich QLD
Regards To all