2nd October, 2013 – Ampol / Freight Australia / Atlantic Rail Tank Cars & More

2ND  OCTOBER  2013 –  AMPOL / FREIGHT AUSTRALIA / TANK CARS & MORE

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LIVERPOOL EXHIBITION

We will be attending the AMRA NSW Liverpool Exhibition this weekend.

AMPOL & FREIGHT AUSTRALIA BLOCK FUEL TRAINS + ATLANTIC

RAIL TANK CARS

 

In a massive undertaking we are pleased to advise that work is well and truly underway on all our currently advertised versions including the Ampol & Freight Australia Block Fuel Train models along with the Atlantic cars, Victorian Rail Tank Cars & Queensland Rail Tank Cars and some surprises to follow.

 Our Ampol models are exquisitely decorated, OFFERING A WIDE VARITY OF VERSIONS & DECORATIONS IN EACH PACK. They are correct for the prototype as is the detail for that model whether it has oblong domes, round domes with top manhole or end manhole.  

The freight Australia 2 Dome versions are based on Shell’s 9140 gallon tank car. These have a tank diameter of 6’10” as against a 10,000 gal diameter of 7’1½“ – a prototypical difference of 3.5 ” – about a millimetre in scale terms whilst the 3 dome versions are as the prototype.

Southern Rail’s delivery is expected towards the end of the year but will be confirmed as early as possible.

To meet our competition, the Ampol & Freight Australia 3 car packs  pricing has been adjusted

as follows:

FULLY PAID WITH ORDER, PRE DELIVERY PRICE IS $189.00.

after delivery price $215.00

ATLANTIC SINGLE PACK – FULLY PAID WITH ORDER, PRE DELIVERY PRICE IS $70.00.

 After delivery price $75.00

FREIGHT AUST SINGLE PACK – FULLY PAID WITH ORDER, PRE DELIVERY PRICE IS $$63.00.

After delivery $72.00

Check out the art work below.

PACK No: NTAF 8

 

NTAF 4514A – 3 DOME ROUND WITH TOP MANHOLE ( sample decoration only )

NTAF 4016G – 3 DOME ROUND WITH END MANHOLE

NTAF 4502U – 3 DOME OBLONG WITH TOP MANHOLE (SAMPLE DECORATION ONLY ) )

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PACK No: NTAF 9

NTAF 4506K – 3 DOME ROUND WITH TOP MANHOLE

NTAF 4534Q – 3 DOME ROUND WITH TOP MANHOLE

NTAF 4504P – 3 DOME OBLONG WITH TOP MANHOLE ( SAMPLE DECORATION ONLY )

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PACK No: NTAF20

 

NTAF 4010Y – 3 DOME ROUND WITH END MANHOLE

 

NTAF 4508F – 3 DOME ROUND TOP MANHOLE (SAMPLE DECORATION ONLY )

 

NTAF 3345N – 3 DOME OBLONG WITH TOP MANHOLE AT END + SPOILER

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PACK No: NTAF 10

2 X 2 DOME ROUND No’s: NTAF 6031M & NTAF 6037U

& 1 x 3 DOME ROUND No: NTAF 6020S

 

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PACK No: NTAF 11

 

1 X 2 DOME ROUND No: NTAF 6034Q

2 X 3 DOME ROUND No’s: NTAF3013Y & NTAF 6017E

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PACK No: NTAF 15 – SINGLE 3 DOME WAGON No: NTAF 6018M

 

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PACK No: NTAF 16 – SINGLE 2 DOME WAGON No: NTAF 6033H

 

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PACK No: NTAF 12 – SINGLE WAGON – AUO74

PACK No: NTAF 13 – SINGLE WAGON – AUO 79

PACK No: NTAF 14 – SINGLE WAGON – AUO 85

 

Why by a Southern Rail Ready-to-Run model?

  • High quality, superbly detailed injection moulded body work
  • Etched stainless steel walkways & ladders
  • Separately applied rollover straps
  • Finely detailed under body & chassis with full brake gear
  • Beautifully applied  pad printing
  • Code 100 x 25mm wheel sets
  • Kadee 178 whisker coupler

 SIMPLY THE BEST

 

 

QLD OLO /OVO RAIL TANK CARS

Contrary to what others would have you believe, we have identified at least 34 Ex NSW NTAF rail tank cars that have made it to Queensland, some via WA. Mobil was the first in 1984. Shell also sent cars to QLD early on but the tanks were removed & placed on flat or container wagons. This was also the case with four BP wagons that were trucked from WA without bogies. Also contrary to what others would have you believe, 9 of these had 6” welded underframes which are not prototypically correct for modelling using the tooling that Southern Rail & SDS Models has available. Consequently there are only 13 prototype wagons that can be modelled. These consist of:

2 x 2 dome round – ex Ampol – Tulloch built

3 x 3 dome round – ex Ampol – Tulloch built

4 x 3 dome offset – ex Ampol – Ex Total – Goodwin built

4 x 3 dome offset – ex Mobil – Tulloch built. These originally operated as OVO 80 – 84

 

OLO 44256

 

OLO 44254

 

OLO 44253

 

OVO 83 / OVO 44539

Southern Rails models will faithfully reproduce each of the 4 prototypes – each model will have pad printed numbers & decoration – not decals. When we do a project, we take the time to get it right, not rush the project just to get it to market before the competition. This is very nicely demonstrated by the first class quality and decoration of our first three QLD models, the VAK, VGK & ALY’s.

Order forms will be available at the Ipswich Exhibition. Worth the wait – you bet

 

SPEAKING OF RAIL TANK CARS

Just a reminder that we will have available our GENERIC FUEL DEPOT at both the Liverpool & Ipswich exhibitions

Bring ya money with you ( no dogs accepted )- PRICE $275.00

 

NDHF CONCRETE SLEEPER WAGONS

We ae very pleased to announce the release of two new packs of NDHF concrete sleeper wagons. Each pack contains three wagons with sleeper loads & one wagon with spoil bins – 8 numbers available. Price remains as per the current models – limited stock available at liverpool

 

PACK NDHF 11 $220.00

PACK NDHF12 $220.00

 

XPLORERS & ENDEAVOURS

We have had three sets returned to us to have the wiring corrected and this was carried out several weeks ago. Unfortunately the person returning them did not put their name on the parcel so we have no idea who to return them too. If this is you, give Rocket a call to identify the models.

 

NPRY / NPRF CEMENT HOPPERS

 

Southern Rail is pleased to advise the release of a new model for early 2014. All three series of the NPRY/NPRF cement hoppers will be reproduced.

SERIES 1 – 12061 – 12160

 

SERIES 2 – 18201 -18225

SERIES 3 – 82030 – 82059

CAN YOU HELP?

We are trying to determine what wagon numbers may have been painted in the short lived FREIGHTRAIL livery and its replacement FREIGHTCORP livery.

We also understand that some wagons may have carried a CEMENT AISTRALIA LOGO around 2000.

Any information & photos pertaining to these logos will be rewarded & appreciated.

 

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”

The promotion finishes OCTOBER 15th. Liverpool may be your last opportunity to secure one of these great models at a great price. Compare and save.

 

 

     

              
               

 

EXHIBITIONS

Southern Rail will be attending the

IPSWICH QLD EXHIBITION – OCTOBER 26TH – 27TH – Workshops Rail Museum. North Ipswich QLD

See you at Liverpool

Rocket