6TH FEBRUARY 2013 – NDHF DELIVERY UPDATE / NTAF STOCK UPDATE
NDHF CONCRETE SLEEPER WAGON UPDATE
We have received the following advice from our shipping & customs agents today
“Confirming your below consignment has departed Shanghai on 2nd FEB and currently scheduled to arrive Sydney on 16th FEB: Vessel: XIN YANG ZHOU Voy0686s”
We should have the stock to us by the 19th February and all outstanding orders out of our warehouse by Friday 21st February – God willing.
Again, we apologies to our very valuable customers for the late delivery and appreciate your patience.
TULLOCK RAIL TANK CAR WEATHERING COMPITITION
I have followed with interest some of the comments on various face book pages about Southern Rail’s weathering competition.
With the advent of so many RTR models available these days it is the exception rather than the rule for modelers to scratch build or even assemble kits. I still have ½ dozen Proto 1000 cattle wagons I have had for 14 or so years to put together amongst a lot of other kits. Honestly, it will never happen and I can’t say as I have ever been a scratch builder purely for the lack of time & talent. However I do like to weather and have found with the help of a few mates in the Epping Club that it is quite satisfying and really does take that ’ out of the box’ look away. Depending on how much weathering you want to do it can take between 5 minutes and several hours. Maybe even longer if you want to do a really bang up job
So the whole purpose of the exercise is to encourage modelers to take a little time and have a little bit of fun with your hobby making your nice clean RTR models a little dirty & real.
Not sure what to do? Ask someone that does or join a club & find out or check out some face book pages for ideas. It isn’t hard, look at the prototype. Taking the first step is always the hardest. After that, walking comes easy.
‘But I worked on this model for three hours & now you want me to give it up & it looks so bl…y good just because I am one of the six finalists & I could win between $100.00 & $300.00.’
Gee if you are not a finalist you have lost nothing but gained a nice weathering job on your wagon.
If you are a finalist and don’t win a prize you get your model back – postage paid both ways + a $30.00 gift voucher for your trouble. What have you got to loose.
If you do happen to make the last three, the minimum prize for a winning entry is $100.00 + a replacement wagon + all postage paid. Maybe even $300.00 + replacement wagon. Is that so bad? Perhaps one might even do a better job on the next one now that you have perfected some techniques.
As a footnote, the winning models will be displayed at major exhibitions around the east coast and maybe used for some Southern Rail promotions/advertising suitably accredited. Just maybe an entrant might think that to be cool, a great honour and worthy of praise?
Any way, as I said, give it a go, you have to be in it to win it but don’t forget to have fun.
NTAF STOCK UPDATE
As of today we are seriously running low on stock of most of the Rail Tank Car’s.
YOU BETTER BE QUICK. Remember these prices will not be repeated
PACK N0: NTAF 2 – SOLD OUT
PACK NO NTAF 3 – 5 ONLY LEFT – $189.00 set
PACK NTAF 6 – 15 ONLY – $63.00
PACK NTAF 7 – 11 ONLY – $63.00
PACK NTAF17 – 12 ONLY $189.00
PACKS NTAF 1, NTAF 4 & NTAF 5 – LIMITED STOCK – WE ARE ON OUR LAST CARTON
NTAF18 & NTAF19 – ARE Ok FOR THE MOMENT BUT WILL BE SOLD OUT BY THE END OF FORESTVILL EXHIBITION