Tuesday, August 28, 2012

K Class Engineering Sample on Running Trials at Caulfield:

The K class engineering sample arrived from the factory the day Eureka left for the Caulfield exhibition. This did not allow time for even a quick coat of paint so running trials had to be undertaken naked. The locomotive spent several hours running on the "Kilmore East" layout where by all reports it did not miss a beat. The rest of the weekend the sample was on public display.
The sample has now gone for serious measurement and checking after which it will receive a coat of paint and undergo more running and load tests.
A complete model incorporating any corrections and including sound is expected by the end of 2012 and the factory has been advised that the target delivery date is third quarter, 2013.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

K Class Progress - News from the Factory.

The factory advised yesterday (Monday) that they had forwarded by air an engineering sample of the K class. An engineering sample is a fully running model.  We had hoped to be able to put a photo of the model up on this blog but it is likely that the sample will not arrive until tomorrow (Wednesday). As we are heading off to the Caulfield Exhibition on Thursday photos will be available until well after we return next week.
However, the sample will be on display at the Caulfield exhibition. Those who are interested should drop by the Eureka stand for a look.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BSVs - The Post Out Continues 

Our BSVs passed through Customs on Thursday the 2nd of August and the post out of orders commenced immediately. As of today 60% of orders have been posted out and it is expected that the mail out will be complete by next Tuesday the 14th of August.
Demand for the BSV 3-packs has been brisk and it is expected that the weathered models will be out of stock by this coming weekend.
Reasonable stocks of black BSVs and blue NSSFs remain.