The Eureka Times - 5th Edition
Welcome to the fifth edition of The Eureka Times.
We have been pleasantly surprised at the reaction to the first four editions and will continue our endeavours to provide a record that is both informative and interesting to read. Following many requests for back issues we have adopted the suggestion that each edition be archived to create a library for future readers. Unfortunately, we did not anticipate the level of interest in “The Eureka Times” and did not keep electronic copies of the first three editions. Therefore, if anyone has an electronic copy of the first three editions we would be pleased to receive a copy to complete our archives
CURRENT STATUS of our PROJECTS
THE 620/720s & AD60:
The design phase of both the 620/720 rail motors and the AD60 are now for all intent and purposes complete. The final drawings for both models have been signed off and all modifications settled. The only matter still being determined relates to the driving wheels of the AD60. The manufacturer originally proposed that these be cast from zinc alloy before being turned to specification. This we rejected out-right and insisted that the tyres be fitted with turned metal rims. The manufacturer has accepted this and we are currently in discussion over what material the rims should be turned from. The manufacturer is suggesting a brass tyre plated with either nickel or chrome. We prefer a tyre turned from solid nickel bar. Discussions are continuing but are not holding up the tooling process.
As you read this I would like to be able to report that work on the tooling for both models was progressing at full steam ahead. However, Chinese manufacturing has closed down for a month for Chinese New Year and work will not resume effectively until the end of February. When work does resume tooling for both the 620/720 and the AD60 will again get underway. Anyone who criticises Australia for shutting down in January gets no sympathy here. When work does resume we have been promised advice on when we can expect to see test shots for both models. This will give us a better idea of how the anticipated delivery dates are holding up.
The AD60 Class Garratt – a 3D Impression
|Tuscan Red||621/721, 622/722, 624/724, 626,726 628/728|
|Indian Red||621/721, 622/722|
We will be producing a limited number of un-numbered rail motors if there is demand for these items.
History of the AD60 class
Well known modeller and railway author, and friend of Eureka Models,
has prepared a short history of the AD60 class.
It can be found on the AD60 page.
“As far as the future is concerned..........
it depends a lot on what happens.”
Syd Grange Olympic Federation President
as quoted in the 1981 Tautology Championship – Alex Buzo
The future, as far as Eureka Models’ is concerned will be clarified some what in the next edition of “The Eureka Times” which will contain an announcement of what will be our next project after the AD60. The next edition is planned for a mid-March release.
Postage and delivery
We have finalized postage and delivery arrangements with Australia Post which will allow us to offer postage, receipted delivery and insurance anywhere in Australia for a flat $10.
Pick-up facilities will be available.
More details when the delivery date is nearer.
QSI sound – an over-view.
A couple of exciting announcements!
We are getting plenty of feedback and comments mostly by email which we appreciate very much. I try to answer all emails as quickly as possible but inevitable some replies are delayed. My apologies for this but there are only so many hours in each day so hang on and you will get an answer.
PO Box 407 SANS SOUCI NSW 2219
Phone: (02) 9529 2235
Fax: (02) 9583 9557
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