Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Package from the Factory

A knock on the door today and it is the man from Fedex with a package from the factory.

A bit of work with the snap-off-blade knife reveals two lots of test shots.

The first group is for the 40 class and is mainly samples of the frame with the checker plate pattern now added to the surface area of the footplate plus a couple of minor detail bits. Paint samples will be the next major step in the process.

The second group consists of a AD60 class boiler incorporating the modifications (mainly the twin turbo-generators) for the second run. All modifications are now complete.

9 comments:

Id said...

Twin turbo generators, not twin compressors!

aland said...

Sorry to change tack ... but I am wondering about the sound decoder on the R class ... will it be a generic or are we going to have the real thing?

Eureka Models said...

Provided I can locate the appropriate sound which shouldn't be too much of a problem it will be original sound as on al our other sound equipped models.

Daz said...

When do you think the test shots for the R class will arrive?

Eureka Models said...

This is just a guess but I estimate March next year.

aland said...

Hi Ron,
A little matter of a growing demand for the X class (not the smokey one ...it's on the way) down here in Mexivic.
I am reminded that Austrains John and yourself go back a long way and just may be that VR hole in 2009 & 2010 could see a re-tooling by a Eureka/Austrains Co-op... but you are already aware of the ground-swell for a little more Blue & Gold on the running sheet .... regards,

Eureka Models said...

Interesting proposal.
I will see what John's reaction is.

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