2016/05/13

2016_05_13 (part2) SDS Sill less GY's

2016_05_13    Well look at that,Steve's long awaited G and GY vehicles finally arrived.

SDS Models




Pretty model with good proportions except for  the fact that they feel light. They may be ok, almost certainly are, however the Orient Models Productions OBF weighs almost exactly the same, and does need a metal weight that is placed on the floor (neat fit) of an unloaded wagon, it is painted to hide it away. I will let you know how these go without the extra weight. 


Interestingly I started to compare the Auscision GY to the SDS one and got a fright when I saw the difference in the leaf spring suspension, but as usual Steve and the fellas at SDS got it right.. See here..  EDIT: The Auscision GY leaf springs are also correct and match the version of the GY they modeled. I did not realize the springs varied over the different series of wagons.


from SDS pages.







Love these, next pay I will buy a few more :)
Cheers
Rod

2 comments:

  1. Rod, You say "Interestingly I started to compare the Auscision GY to the SDS one and got a fright when I saw the difference in the leaf spring suspension, but as usual Steve and the fellas at SDS got it right.."
    I looked at several photos of GY wagons and it seems to me that there were different types of leaf spring suspensions. Differing with the underframe type. So it seems to me that both Auscision and SDS got it right.

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  2. Sh*t! I didn't realize some might take it that way! Nothing wrong with the look of the Auscision GY's. Yes they are correct too. What I meant to convey was that the SDS GY did indeed have different leaf spring arrangement to the Auscision version. I will edit it and make it clearer :(
    Rod

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