Monday, January 26, 2009

LCH/CCH Stock Update

At the current rate of sales it is estimated that stocks of LCH and CCH 4 wheel hoppers will last about six months. However, stocks of pack No 3 (LCHs) and pack No 4 (CCHs) are now both down to less than 20 packs. Packs 3 and 4 are back-up packs that provide different sets of numbers for those who wish to run more than 10 of either the LCHs or CCHs. It appears that we have under-estimated the demand for these packs and they will be the first to sell out completely.
Anyone intending to purchase adittional packs are advised to do so quickly if different numbered wagons are important

Saturday, January 17, 2009

38 Class Update

Whilst at the factory I saw painted body samples for all liveries of the 38 class. They looked superb. I couldn't bring them back with me so the factory has put them on Fedex and I have received advice that they will be delivered Monday.
We will check the liveries and assuming they are correct forward our approval to the factory so that when the factory resumes production after Chinese New Year painting and then assembly can commence. This would suggest a delivery date sometime in March or April.
I will put photographs on the web-site as soon as they can be arranged.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Most Succesful Factory Visit

Arrived back in Sydney yesterday (Thursday) and just getting over the jet lag. This was a very succesful (and enjoyable) visit. I have started work on the next edition of The Eureka Times which should be ready for distribution next week.
I will also be posting snippets of information here as I think of stuff.
As a matter of interest and an indication of snippets to come the following is the agenda for the two meetings held at the factory. (The main meeting was at the Design Department followed by a second meeting in the Drawing Department for more detailed discussions on projects at the drawing stage.)
2. 38 class
3. 40 class
4. R class
5. 59 class
6. AD60 re-run
7. HUB car set
8. DEB set
9. 620/720 re-run
10. K class
11. RSH
12 BCW and BSV
13. Oil tankers
14. 30 class tank engine
15. 43 class

Saturday, January 10, 2009

On Special

I have two sound equipped 620/720 2 car diesel sets on which the headlights do not work. They can be in Early Tuscan, Indian Red or Reverse liveries. They are marked down $94 per set to $400 per set on a first come-first served basis.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Eureka Times - 17th edition

Preparation of the 17th edition of The Eureka Times has commenced.
Production and distribution will be interrupted by a trip to the factory but this visit should produce even more information to incorporate in the 17th edition.
At this stage the 17th edition is expected to be available on the web site around 1 February with paper copies in the post shortly there-after.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Assembly of the CPH/CTH

A visit to the factory on Monday the 12th of January has now been confirmed. A wide variety of issues have been listed for discussion and much news should be available on our return. The visit has been timed so that the assembly of the CPH/CTH can be observed. This will be the first occasion that anyone from Eureka has been present to observe the assembly of a Eureka project.
The factory will close for Chinese New Year on the 20th but the CPH/CTH should be on the water before then and we expect them to be on the wharf at Port Botany by the second week in February.