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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Swift » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:17 pm

Pretty tidy from what I saw of it recently. Mechanically used to sound supreme when at Leichhardt 10 years ago but now sounds like a typical worn 24 year old mark V since being passed around.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:38 pm

My mate went to TG office today & picked up 3140 for me :D
After seeing boronia's model I thought it would be wiser for for pick up, I'll get it when I got to the ACT next time.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Swift » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:37 pm

Couple of pics of my impressive model. The crooked Urban Transit logo is noticeable.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:00 pm

boronia wrote: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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Replacement 3140 #073 arrived today, with bumper bar intact.

There doesn't seem to be many many numbers reported here, was there not a big take up by board members ??
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby captainch » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:59 pm

SOME PPL THOUGHT THEY WERE TO DEAR!
I BOUGHT 2 OF EACH

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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:47 pm

The Metro 10 m/c on my model is crooked, I'm not to fussed about it, for other who have purchased the model, is the m/c square or crooked and is it positioned within the doorway or in its original location as when the bus was new?
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:04 pm

Why does the real 3225 have the white number plates, yet the model shows the yellow number plates?

See: http://www.shop.transitgraphics.com.au/ ... 871/id/262

http://www.shop.transitgraphics.com.au/ ... 72/id/262/
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:41 pm

3225 would have had yellow plates prior to 2000, and if it was already in that livery then, then the model would be correct.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Bairstow » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:38 pm

I noticed on the TG website that the prices for the next releases have been reduced from $165 to $125. I hope it will allow more collectors to be able to buy them :D
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:28 pm

The best way to get more collectors to buy them is to make more.

150 is not many at all.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:08 pm

Bairstow wrote:I noticed on the TG website that the prices for the next releases have been reduced from $165 to $125. I hope it will allow more collectors to be able to buy them :D

The 0305G/artic will still be priced at $165 & the other models are priced at $125.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:11 pm

boronia wrote:The best way to get more collectors to buy them is to make more.

150 is not many at all.

But luckily for us who already have acquired one or more of the MK5's the value will go up once they have being sold out, I don't intend to sell any of the models I have purchased but I do like the idea of the models selling like hot cakes.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby sta » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:02 am

i ordered/preordered 1 Ozbus 9200 sydney buses Mk IV,1 Ozbus 9400 Sydney buses Mk III and 1 Ozbus Sydney buses 0305g Artic.

can't wait to recive mine when it releases.loving the price drop which i wanted these to sell for.even if it didn't dropped i still would of purchased 1 of each.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ray » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:06 pm

You can also purchase these models at Hobbyco Sydney for a $15 mark up on the online price. I've just bought both Mk 5s - superb craftsmanship. I wish these guys would make a Mark 2 - my fears about the "toy" Trux version ruining the market for a serious Mk 2 model appear to have been justified.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Ray wrote:You can also purchase these models at Hobbyco Sydney for a $15 mark up on the online price. I've just bought both Mk 5s - superb craftsmanship. I wish these guys would make a Mark 2 - my fears about the "toy" Trux version ruining the market for a serious Mk 2 model appear to have been justified.

Well if they are priced at $180, its still cheaper than buying direct & paying the shipping.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ray » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:17 pm

hmmm I think it was cheaper than that - will check.

Just been advised that Transit Graphics will be releasing a Mk 1 and Mk 2 model - great news! Now where am I going to find the space for 550 models....
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:40 pm

Ray wrote:Now where am I going to find the space for 550 models....
Either I'm seeing things, or Ray said 550 as in five hundred & fifty!
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby boronia » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:01 pm

I think he is planning to have one model of each Mk 2 ?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Dial 000 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:13 am

Well, it took a little longer than I had originally thought but, these models have made it on to evil bay. Currently $51, advertised for sale by someone at Leichhardt. My guess is the Museum. Be interesting to see what price they achieve and to see if their sales, (I'm guessing they have more than 1 set), will sink the 2nd hand market.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Andrew » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:35 am

There is one of each for sale - interestingly both on $51 at 0830hrs AEST today - even though they started at $0.99.

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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby sta » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:55 am

i might also get a Mercedes-Benz mk II also.could i ask what does the mk I look like,cause i never seen one before.i hope that transitgraphics will release those newer AC sydney buses in the future such as the ansair scania's,volvo b7rle,Mercedes benz OC500LE CNG.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby sta » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:32 pm

went to hobbyco and saw the mk V in the new castle livery and Urban transit which cost $165 each as i asked the guy.from my first look these are fantastic models but i didn't grab one.however they had 1 of each in stock.
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Ben_Daui » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:54 pm

Dial 000 wrote:Well, it took a little longer than I had originally thought but, these models have made it on to evil bay. Currently $51, advertised for sale by someone at Leichhardt. My guess is the Museum. Be interesting to see what price they achieve and to see if their sales, (I'm guessing they have more than 1 set), will sink the 2nd hand market.

Yes Bus Museum has them listed on their website as well:
http://www.busshop.net/models/australian-buses/#cc-m-product-5511771468
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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:15 pm

sta wrote:Could I ask what does the Mk 1 look like, because I've never seen one before.

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Re: TransitGraphics UTA & STA Mk 5's

Postby Andrew » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:20 pm

sta wrote:could i ask what does the mk I look like,cause i never seen one before..

As in the picture above, very similar to a Mk II, the main (cosmetic - external) differences being the doors and shape/roundness of the roof profile.
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