25th JUNE, 2014– UPDATES / REMINDERS & OTHER NEWS
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We will be attending the
GOLD COAST EXHIBITION
IN CONJUNCTION WITH PGC SCALE MODELS & BLACK DIAMOND MODELS
| GOLD COAST
12TH – 13TH JULY 2014
WE WILL BE ATTENDING THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS IN 2014
|23RD – 24TH AUGUST
| 23RD – 24TH AUGUST
|4TH – 6TH OCTOBER
|25TH – 26TH OCTOBER
| WE WILL BE SUPORTING BARNES HOBBIES AT THE ‘OUR TOWN EXHIBITION’
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JUST A FEW DAYS TO GO BEFORE OUR “L” CLASS GIVEAWAY CLOSES ON 29TH JUNE 2014
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Just a reminder that our launch of the “L” class was in association with
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XGAY GRAIN WAGON
Since the successful launch of the “L” Class loco we have had a significant amount of e-mails / correspondence and phone calls to produce the XGAY grain wagons that ran behind the three ATN Access “L” class locos operating out of Victoria into NSW.
Drop us an email and confirm your enthusiasm for Southern Rail to produce this model before some other manufacturer steals our thunder & decides it’s a good thing. How many would you purchase?
NPRY CEMENT HOPPERS.
Tooling is complete for the NPRY Cement Hoppers. Test shots & painted samples are due shortly. The project is running to our scheduled August delivery at this time.
We continue to appreciate our valuable clients both old & new.
The pre delivery price remains at $215.00 a 4 car set ($53.75 per wagon). That’s around 14% better priced than the competition
We were delighted to have running samples of the V/locities on display at the Epping Exhibition.
The roof & other detail is exceptional.
A few more steps to go but we still anticipate an August delivery
VICTORIAN TANK CARS
Maybe our luck is changing on this project. The Chinese Customs eventually released these & our Trackside masters with the Victorian Tank Car decoration samples arriving on Friday before the Epping set up day & the Trackside models a few days before. Phew – very tight but we made it.
A VERY SINCERE THANKS TO DHL WHO WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO GET THE SAMPLES TO AUSTRALIA ON TIME AFTER DEALING WITH SOME VERY DIFFICULT CHINESE CUSTOMS PEOPLE
We were generally pleased with the painted samples ( lacking some of the finer dome detail ) and only made one or two alterations including things like the colour of the roll over straps. We are able to confirm that all the models are in production and whilst I am no longer prepared to give a delivery date, they will be here well & truly before Caulfield.
NEW VICTORIAN RETAILER
We are very pleased to welcome Brunel Hobbies to our team of premium retailers.
As with all our Premium Retailers, Brunel was selected for their great attitude to customer service and their willingness to go the extra mile for their customers. Best wishes for success to Mary and Model Train Manager Justin Burns.
Call in and speak with Justin at
20 Station St, Cheltenham. Melbourne.
Phone 1300 278 635 or email to email@example.com
Whilst on the Victorian retail scene we are also pleased to advise that Victorian Hobby Centre has changed their name to
level , 21 swanston st Melbourne. Vic. p: 03 9650 4817
E: sales @metrohobbies.com.au
OUR OTHER PREMIUM VICTORIAN DEALERS ARE
OR FOR THOSE CLOSE TO THE BORDER YOU COULD SEE CRAIG AT
NEW TRACKSIDE RANGE
As noted above, the masters also arrived on time to be shown at Epping Exhibition. We were pleased with them and made no alterations. Currently in production & also expected in August. It will be a big month.
OPEN LETTER TO THE HOBSON’S BAY EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
Well our open letter to the Hobson’s Bay Exhibition committee went unanswered by the committee & was generally ignored by all & sundry except for friend Rod Young & one or two others. perhaps that tells a story.
It will be interesting to see if any of the major model suppliers accept the invitation to participate, already received by us. At this time I don’t know of any prepared to commit and that includes one major Victorian retailer.
Talking about exhibitions, the Epping (Thornleigh Brick Pit ) put on by Epping MRC (I am a member) remains one of the best Exhibitions on the calendar not only for the venue, (parking is still a problem), presentation, aisle width, mix of layouts & traders, transport and food but is notable for the quality of layouts displayed.
Here are some of them.
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