little over 12 months ago we purchased the tooling assets from
Austrains. John Eassie will continue to sell existing Austrains
products at exhibitions and hobby shops whilst developing a
small number of new models of which the tooling will cascade to
SDS Models after a period of time.
Models will continue to produce the existing range of models
under either the Austrains Basix + or Austrains NEO brands. The
Basix + range will be at a competitive price point within the
marketplace and the NEO range will be new or upgraded tooling at
current price points.
of our first releases will be the Ultimate S truck and the SAR
SO/SOC concentrate wagon.
we recently collected the redundant tooling from Kader
Industries we had to buy some end of run production parts this
included lots of mouldings, electric motors, etched brass name
plates and myriad of other bits and pieces used in the assembly
of model locomotives.
amongst the pallets of parts were some cartons of plastic body
and chassis mouldings from their recent NR class production. We
are currently talking with our guys in Dongguan about a small
run of very esoteric NR liveries in Non-Powered form. Some of
the liveries could include NR61 when it first arrived in NSW,
early Newcastle built engines ‘on trial’ prior to receiving
their NRC livery at Lansdowne Engineering and some of the more
colourful Ghan and Indian Pacific colour schemes. Final numbers
will be limited to the number of moulded parts currently
available. They will have the same lighting features as the last
production of Austrains models and be Kadee equipped. Projected
SRRP will be $154.00 incl GST and available mid-2017.