PINE RIVERS EXIHIBTION – 2300 CLASS PAINTED SAMPLES

2nd August 2018

PINE RIVERS EXHIBITION

The Pine Rivers Exhibition is on this weekend

At STRATHPINE COMMUNITY CENTRE

199 GYMPIE ROAD, STRATHPINE

We are  delighted to support one of our Queensland Retail Teams, Don Carlson from

Don will be displaying the Decoration Samples of our 2300 now in production.

Apart from some minor scratches we are very happy with the samples. The colours are crisp, accurate and placed correctly and the pad printing is sharp and amazing.  We remind customers these are painted samples for us to review and ensure that the factory has carried out the decoration as per our graphic artist file. Sometimes we and they get it wrong, but these samples are made so that the final production is: “SIMPLY THE BEST”

This is the philosophy we take with all our models – fully researched leading to accurately made models of high quality – design, presentation, build and operation. At the end of the day, we are only as good as our factory and  we believe, after moving from several factories (particularly to make the best 2300 possible), we have one of the best model train factories in China for our manufacturer.

2309 BRONCO LIVERY – Version 1 in OUR 2300 CLASS SERIES

2370 BRONCO LIVERY AS ORIGINALLY RUN IN WA – VERSION 4 in or 2300 CLASS SERIES

2301D EAGLE LIVERY – VERSION 2 IN OUR 2300 CLASS SERIES

2311D BANANA LIVERY – VERSION 2 in our 2300 CLASS SERIES

Latest delivery information from the factory indicates a late September shipping and thus an October delivery. This  is outside of our  desired delivery time but is due to doubling the size of the original production run.

1550 & 2400 CLASS SERIES OF LOCOS

Also on display will be some test decoration samples for the 1550/2400 series  production run. We particularly asked our factory to make two special decoration samples so that we could display them at Pine Rivers so as to get some feed back from our valuable modelling community.

We are glad we did as already we have found a minor but important tooling error. Tell us if you can find it.

There are a number of other errors including missing the white colour in the shield on 1565. The main reason for putting these sample on display for is to open a discussion on the colours & logos.

We have all the original Dulux colour Numbers used for the QR BLUE LOCOS. These colours are no longer available today as the composition of paints has changed substantially over the years. We asked Dulux to provide the contemporary equivalent in today’s

  paint range. Dulux very willingly provided this information and we are grateful for their assistance. The  issue is, with the change of  composition are the blue in particular & grey a little darker than the original? We know the white is also not quite correct and have already sorted this. What do you think? Correct or a bit lighter.

Email at info@southernrailmodels.com.au

1550 CLASS – OUR VERSION 1 IN THIS  SERIES

2401 BICENTENNIAL

Of  some controversy and entertainment amongst our team is the actual colour used for the Bicentenary logo on the 2401.

The official Queensland Rail photo below and indeed other official photos clearly indicate that the original colour applied was a very dark blue-green. Many  photos in our collection also indicate a lighter green and most of our collection of of photos supports this, bearing in mind that many show a faded green. It will be correct on the production model. You can bet your last dollar on it.

 

2401 and 1723 bicentennial locos hauling queenslander at roma street C27521 31/01/1988

2400 CLASS – VERSION 2A IN THIS SERIES

 

As a side  note can you spot the differences between our Version 1 & version 2A?

It’s all in the nose.

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Auscision Models once said “Don’t buy another 48 class until you see ours”.  We can only say a similar thing. Don’t buy a 2470 class until you see the best.

As we draw closer to the first of our Queensland Locomotive models arriving we would like to extend a very large THANK YOU for your support & patience in bringing our

2300 | 1550 |2400 |2450 | 2470 |2170

program to our valuable customers

QLD OLO/OVO & NSW AMPOL & NTAF RAIL TANK CARS

These tooling samples will also be on display at Railco’s stand @Pine Rivers

The factory has allocated a production spot for these models immediately after the 2300 class. This means production will start in October and delivery will be either late December or early January.

This will be followed by the 2400 class, working towards a February 2019 delivery depending on Chinese New Year.

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TWO REMINDERS

PLEASE REMEMBER WE NO LONGER HAVE FAX FACILITIES AVAILABLE 

ROCKET HAS RETURNED FROM HIS HOLIDAY AND NORMAL OFFICE HOURS ARE RESUMED. 

         
 
On a sad note, my wonderful PA Simone has left us to take up a full-time position 7 minutes from her home in Newcastle. Many of our valuable customers have been looked after by Simone over the 6 years she has been with Southern Rail.

I am sure you will join with me in extending a big thank you for her wonderful customer service and wish her the very best of life in the future.

THANK YOU SIMONE

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-Rocket