Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Four sets of HUB set samples including one complete running set have arrived from the factory.
The samples are being photographed and then will go through a checking process before being painted.
Art-work is currently being prepared to go upto the factory.
This art-work will be reproduced in the next edition of The Eureka Times along with advice on set numbers etc.
The carriages include a new bogie design which provides superb running qualities.
When photographs are available they will be posted here.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Five cubic metres of sound equipped CPH/CTHs were delivered today to the Eureka Offices and distribution has now commenced with the first orders going in tomorrow's post.
As is the normal practice, those who have fully paid models on order will be contacted first to confirm order details after which the models will be put in the post. Anyone wishing to short-circuit this process can ring the Eureka office.
For those who are interested in these things we have been advised that the Tian Yun He was not diverted to Melbourne. It sat off the Central Coast for three days because of port congestion.
Friday, August 12, 2011
The Tian Yun He arrived at Port Botany last Sunday which was four days later than expected. Our freight forwarder believes that it was diverted to Melbourne first because of congestion at Port Botany.
Consequently, we have been advised to expect delivery of the CPH/CTHs next Monday or Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
In keeping with Eureka's policy of providing maximum information on its projects, the attached photo shows the Tian Yu He which has been chartered to carry the Eureka CPH/CTHs from Shenzhen to Port Botany. The last report that we have from the ship's captain is that the ship is in the South China Sea at position 22.11587/114.2729 heading for Port Botany at a steady speed of 9.5 knots on target for a 4 August arrival.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
One of the items brought back from the factory this week is a complete engineering sample of the "R" class. Complete in all details including smoke deflectors, the sample is currently being painted after under-going some exhaustive test running.
Photos should be available on this blog over the coming weekend.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The test shots for the NSW Railways NTAF Bogie Tank Wagons have arrived. A couple of corrections have been raised with the factory and the next step will be the arrival of paint samples which are a little way off yet.
The next test samples that are expected will be those of the HUB set due in late July.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Click on the R Class for a larger view
Just about all of the injected components are now on hand and the model shown in the accompanying photo is the result. Still no smoke deflectors as these are etched components.
Two minor corrections identified at this stage.
The next step will be a running model which is expected in late July.
Monday, May 9, 2011
All those with R class locomotives on order have now been sent the K Class special offer letter. The next task for the hard working staff at the Eureka Office is to finish the next edition of "The Eureka Times" and to get it into the post. The next edition is almost written (as of the 9th of May) and post out should commence next week end (but no complaints please if it is held up). The printing and distribution of an edition of "The Eureka Times" takes about ten days and this one is being done in conjunction with the post out of the AD60s.
One or two surprises in it.
Should be fun.
The re-run of our popular AD60 has arrived and posting out of orders has commenced. As usual all persons with an AD60 on order are being contacted before their model is put in the post. (Anyone wanting to short circuit the process and ring the Eureka Office is most welcome as this will save the time of a call)
Persons with fully paid orders are being contacted first and to date approximately 10 % of orders have been posted out.
The full post out is expected to take three to four weeks.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
10 units from the production run arrived by air today and the factory advises that they expect to ship the rest of the run on the 30th of March. This being the case, we should be able to clear them from customs at Port Botany around the 14th of April.
I am arranging photographs and will put them up here when I have them.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
China returned to work last Monday after the Chinese New Year holiday break and in response to our emails information regarding deliveries is starting to filter back to us from our factories.
The first news received is from the old factory who have advised that assembly of the re-run of our AD60 class Garratt is underway and that dispatch should take place the last week in April which suggests a mid-May arrival at Port Botany.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The samples are excellent. The detail is accurate and fine. The interior detail on the open wagons is particularly impressive and provides a very nice view for those who like to run their wagons empty.
The factory has stated that these are the first samples and that they will be making further improvements. At the same time the samples are being checked at this end for any necessary improvements or corrections.
In November last year the factory advised that they expected to deliver the 1st samples in the week before Chinese New Year and this is precisely what they did. This is very promising for the dates that have been supplied by the factory for our other projects currently in the pipeline.
The next steps will involve making any corrections that are necessary, preparing artwork and then proceeding to production.