Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Monday, 27 August 2018

The Caufield Report 2018

Well, actually there is not much to report. All was very quiet as to any new models. Orient Express were selling the SAR F class tank steam loco model, which arrived a couple of weeks ago.
SDS had no new tooling to show, but there is a possibility of a AKEX Australian National coil steel wagon, which were converted from SO/SOC ore wagons. Also, other early Austrains wagons will be looked at for upgrading. Ontrack Models, selling their Sprinter models. Nothing new on show.
SouthernRail models had their QR 2300 class and 2170 class painted units on display, plus the some well and skeletal wagons models that were on display at Rosehill.
Auscision, also had nothing new in the glass display cabinet. Latest container and model cars were for sale. The model of the SCT PWWY well wagon was a production sample, with the models due to leave China in about a week or so, to arrive in around four weeks.

 Engineering samples of the NR class are due near the end of the year. To note; about 60% of pre-sales of this model have been sound versions compared to about 20%.  In an earlier blog post concerning Auscision's X class release, I hoped for the possibility of a XR. Don't hold your breath. No chance. Too expensive, only two liveries, both in colours that do not sell. As for a SDA 1 or CSR, BK, and QBX, are a possibility, as they are a cheaper unit to manufacture, been full bodied, and SCT models sell really well.
Maryborough: Front enterance of station building.

Ettamogah Rail Hub. Interesting road accident on the corner of the layout, even with paramedics working on the driver

Railways of Japan in N scale. 

Murray River Bridge. Don't know of the lighting is better a Caufield, but was better lit than when appeared at Rosehill in NSW.

Tallarook station yard, by the Sunbury Model Railway Club.

Lego container ship, by Built in Bricks

Chadderton, a GWS junction; by the Waverley Model Railway club


  1. The big issues with the XR's is that they're all annoyingly different detailwise and no two rebuilds are quite the same

  2. Thanks for the post, At this exhibition we added side lighting with a pelmet to Murray River Bridge, that is why the lighting is different.