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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Andrew » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:18 pm

84 for the UTA and 124 for the Newcastle (from memory!, they're back in their boxes now....)
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:38 pm

How long until the first one on eBay ?? :evil:
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Andrew » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:00 pm

None yet! (and that's a good thing)
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Bairstow » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:03 pm

I've really gotta hand it to transitgrahpics, they've done a fantastic job with both the model and boxes and should be commended for their efforts. I hope the TG team read this positive feedback. I'm really looking forward to the next ones that are due in a few months time.

Hunterline5 hinted that there are other models on the way other than the 6 new ones on the website, so what could they be?? :?
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Don't be in too much of a rush.

It takes time for people like Andrew and myself to syphon money out of the housekeeping budget to pay for them (artics won't be cheap) without being noticed :evil: :evil:
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Bairstow » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:25 pm

boronia wrote:Don't be in too much of a rush.

It takes time for people like Andrew and myself to syphon money out of the housekeeping budget to pay for them (artics won't be cheap) without being noticed :evil: :evil:


Haha yeah I can identify with that. Ive been selling my multiples of other models to be able to fund these ones. I was lucky that when I put my 2 extra MK2's on ebay that they went for a pretty penny each, so have paid for both of these MKV's and a little extra. I only put the start price of the auction at $45 to get my money back, but they went for in excess of $200 each!
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:31 pm

Sorry Andrew, I hope your wife's not reading this. :oops: :oops:
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:40 pm

Bairstow wrote:I've really gotta hand it to transitgrahpics, they've done a fantastic job with both the model and boxes and should be commended for their efforts.
I've seen some Trux and Transit Graphics (TG) models, and TG seem to do better & more accurate models.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:42 pm

This is the first real TG model.

Earlier releases have been other company products.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby HunterLine5 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:52 am

boronia wrote:How long until the first one on eBay ?? :evil:


Just checked the T G website, they still have some of these little beauties for sale!!.....thought they woulda all been snapped up, and none left for sale.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Andrew » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:28 am

boronia wrote:It takes time for people like Andrew and myself to syphon money out of the housekeeping budget to pay for them (artics won't be cheap) without being noticed :evil: :evil:


Hear hear!!

It looks like I've got away with it this time... but the more often the models are released, the more scrutiny I am likely to face hahahah :shock: :twisted:
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:01 pm

Picked mine up from the PO today.

# 095 for 3140
# 127 for 3225

Unfortunately 3140 has a broken off bumper bar, so will be going back.
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The run number plate looks to be a bit too big, but I guess this affects all of them.

3225 doesn't have any run number plates.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:33 pm

Ouch, that is very unfortunate boronia :(
I wonder if they will let you keep it & just send another one?
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby sta » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:23 pm

i'll be picking up 1 Mercedes-benz Mk III,Mk IV and the 0305g artic all in the sydney buses livery.that'll be $515 + around $20-$30 on postage out of my wallet which i was saving to get myself two brand new monitors but oh well.i rather get these first since they are limited.TG told me that the other models with be out around September-Oct? says mid 2012 May-june in the description.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:56 pm

Ben_Daui wrote:Ouch, that is very unfortunate boronia :(
I wonder if they will let you keep it & just send another one?

Actually, I thought this might be prototypical of a Leichhardt bus :lol: :evil:

They want this one back first, they are sending me a prepaid carton, so at least no cost to me.

They did suggest I just glue the part back on, but I don't want to open the package and break seals to do this.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby PoweredByCNG » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:31 pm

boronia wrote:Actually, I thought this might be prototypical of a Leichhardt bus :lol: :evil:


I was going to say that! :D
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby JC72 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:52 pm

When will anyone make a Brisbane bus :(
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Dial 000 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:03 am

boronia wrote:The run number plate looks to be a bit too big, but I guess this affects all of them.
3225 doesn't have any run number plates.


Ahhh, Newcastle Bus = No Run Nos???? Run numbers, back in the day, were traditionally only used on weekends.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Andrew » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:11 am

Cool, well the model is running a weekday service then!
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby PoweredByCNG » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:58 pm

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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Swift » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Recieved mine on the 7th. Very realistic looking. Unfortunately it came with 3 defects. A fibre is embedded in the paint on the front panel. The left side mandarin roof stripe is badly out of place as it meets the front desto and the "Urban Transit " logo on the front is visibly slanted.
While the last two defects are disappointing, I'm not sure if it's worth going through the bother of sending it back. What if the replacement they send is inferior in other ways.
Ideally I would like to drive down to their Canberra based office and pick out a replacement myself.

Excellent model all the same. It has revitalised my interest in these buses.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby HunterLine5 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Bairstow wrote:I've really gotta hand it to transitgrahpics, they've done a fantastic job with both the model and boxes and should be commended for their efforts. I hope the TG team read this positive feedback. I'm really looking forward to the next ones that are due in a few months time.

Hunterline5 hinted that there are other models on the way other than the 6 new ones on the website, so what could they be?? :?


:D and IF some fellow board members would supply a photo of 3140, as RECENT as possible for me to view, I will GLADLY provide a FEW details of what's to come, and for those fellow members with wives....watching over the pennies.....GOD HELP YOU ALL!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Bairstow » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:51 pm

A photo of the model 3140, or the real 3140? 8)
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Swift » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:04 pm

Are they going to release a Leopard and Worldmaster / AEC Regal IV? They better double or triple production runs of those!
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby HunterLine5 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:09 pm

Bairstow wrote:A photo of the model 3140, or the real 3140? 8)


:shock: what?? :lol: :lol: ....the REAL thing PLEASE...I already have both of these models, snapped em up early....would luuuurve to see HOW 3140 is looking these days, worn and sad or still in pretty good nick body and paint wise.
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