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"Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:58 am

I started a post on Athol Hedges to Austral Denning.That topic is very popular,one of my most popular topics.
"Trux" models have made various buses and coach models including the Denning's so I think we need to encourage them to start making a variety of Domino and Austral Tourmasters,etc.If we can convince that company there is enough demand they'll make them.This is where we all get involved.Its no use just hoping it gets done,that doesnt achieve anything.We need to use this forum to find out how many of you would buy them and then tell them so they know there's a demand for those models.

I just sent the company an email to tell them about this post and this forum.Thats a good start.Lets see what happens from there.Now they know.There's no excuses anymore.They know about us,we know about them.Bring everyone together.We need the numbers now.If you would be interested in buying a "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmaster and other models from Domino and Austral now's your chance.
Firstly,how many of you would like to buy them? What liveries should they use? What coach companies would be best? For example:
Premier Roadlines,
Stateliner,
Greyhound,
Ansett Pioneer,(red,white and blue livery)does anyone have photos?)
Deluxe Coachlines,
Across Australia Coachlines,
Chalmers Coaches,
Adelaide-Mount Gambier,
EET,etc.
You can add to the list here.

If you know anyone who is interested in collecting Domino and Austral Tourmasters "Trux" models then spread the word to help the demand.

You are welcome to add photos of your favourite Tourmaster photos here if you'd like to see "Trux" make them in those liveries.If you would be interested in these models being made,please join in.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby boronia » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:15 am

Trax/Trux has recently changed ownership, so the future is not clear.

Transit Graphics is getting more adventurous in its output, so perhaps they could be convinced to look at something along these lines?
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:47 am

boronia wrote:Trax/Trux has recently changed ownership, so the future is not clear.

Transit Graphics is getting more adventurous in its output, so perhaps they could be convinced to look at something along these lines?


We can inspire them.They need us otherwise they wont survive.We're doing them a favour.This is where the bus industry ,enthusiasts and collectors hang out.This is where they get their business from.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby boronia » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:43 am

We can inspire them, and give them business.

But the realities of cost, especially in the setting up phases, can be horrendous. It takes a long time to recoup the investment, let alone make a modest profit.

Brett has previously explained the economics of this market.

Let's wait and see what happens after the Leopards hit the shelves.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:46 am

boronia wrote:We can inspire them, and give them business.

But the realities of cost, especially in the setting up phases, can be horrendous. It takes a long time to recoup the investment, let alone make a modest profit.

Brett has previously explained the economics of this market.

Let's wait and see what happens after the Leopards hit the shelves.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby dominodc122 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:18 pm

liveries ... I would place an order for all available that they produce

such as...
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...PS - I am quite sure it is me driving Contiki (Deluxe) No. 41 on a check ride with 'Eric'?? - (Senior Driver - Brisbane 1987)!...and being a "naughty Driver" and not entering the far right yellow lined access area (required if entering/exiting from the southern entrance on departures from Roma Street... :roll: (one of Freddy Carah's 0303's loitering in the background too :D :cry: ...vale Fred!...always remembered!
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:22 pm

dominodc122 wrote:liveries ... I would place an order for all available that they produce

such as...
Murray's Domino.jpg

Tourmaster south of Darwin 1987.jpg

Terra Australis TV1519 Austral Tourmaster Clarendon 201191Cx (1).jpg

kirklands_e-book_026.jpg

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295777_555540267804849_940511869_n.jpg

543925_10152385206250596_750049112_n.jpg

Cairns yard August 1989.jpg


...PS - I am quite sure it is me driving Contiki (Deluxe) No. 21 on a check ride with 'Eric'?? - (Senior Driver - Brisbane 1987)!

There's some beautiful photos of Tourmasters.I'd buy models of these.Count me in.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Industry » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:03 pm

The third photo is actually owned by Dial A Holiday Woy Woy
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby silver75 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:44 pm

I, too, would buy every Tourmaster model that Trux would offer if the company produced such a model.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:41 am

silver75 wrote:I, too, would buy every Tourmaster model that Trux would offer if the company produced such a model.


Be assured that the comany know about this post.I emailed it to them.Now's your chance to tell them.They know we want them.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby dominodc122 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:47 am

...Im not that computer savvy...but can someone set up a 'vote for' thread or link to endorse the idea??

Trux also need to market in USA / Japan / Europe, as this is where most of the tourists that travelled on the ubiquitus 'Tourmaster' came from in the 70s - 80s and I am sure such people would be interested in a liveried replica of their 'stage coach' that bore them around 'the great southern land' at that time (hell...if these were around at that time, they would have made a fortune selling them to the coach companies and thence to the tourists that boarded them :D 8)
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:00 am

dominodc122 wrote:...Im not that computer savvy...but can someone set up a 'vote for' thread or link to endorse the idea??

Trux also need to market in USA / Japan / Europe, as this is where most of the tourists that travelled on the ubiquitus 'Tourmaster' came from in the 70s - 80s and I am sure such people would be interested in a liveried replica of their 'stage coach' that bore them around 'the great southern land' at that time (hell...if these were around at that time, they would have made a fortune selling them to the coach companies and thence to the tourists that boarded them :D 8)


I think if you just send them an email ,you're likely to get their attention.

Where did the name "Tourmaster come from? They could have come up with "ExpressMaster" or IntercityMaster" too.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby dominodc122 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:03 pm

...Not sure where the 'TourMaster' name came from...but here are images of the decal evolution...

...70s Domino slab front (aka Tourmaster 1) with early 'TM' sticker..(it is also interesting to note, that the model type ...DC122...does not appear on the makers data plate inside the passenger front door!?)
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...Domino TourMaster 3...which became the basis of all series 2 thru 5 units
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...Austral involvement added the 'TourMaster' alloy badge as standard above both front side windows...
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:04 pm

dominodc122 wrote:...Not sure where the 'TourMaster' name came from...but here are images of the decal evolution...

...70s Domino slab front (aka Tourmaster 1) with early 'TM' sticker..(it is also interesting to note, that the model type ...DC122...does not appear on the makers data plate inside the passenger front door!?)
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...Domino TourMaster 3...which became the basis of all series 2 thru 5 units
602791_10152385261105596_389271772_n.jpg

...Austral involvement added the 'TourMaster' alloy badge as standard above both front side windows...
cobgs9 (1).jpg


These photos should also be posted on this topic:
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby dominodc122 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:32 am

Done...!
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:42 am

dominodc122 wrote:Done...!


You would have more knowledge of Tourmasters than anyone.How about writing a book on them?
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby dominodc122 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:00 pm

...are we talking about collaboration...??? I am not too clear on the earlier history (I know there is a guy from 'Bus and Coach who are located in the old Austral factory, who has just retired and who was there from the start...he knows a hell of a lot...need his name and contacts...
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:16 pm

dominodc122 wrote:...are we talking about collaboration...??? I am not too clear on the earlier history (I know there is a guy from 'Bus and Coach who are located in the old Austral factory, who has just retired and who was there from the start...he knows a hell of a lot...need his name and contacts...


I think the idea of a book should be a collaboration.The story needs needs to be told even if its in in photos and some text.The topic of the company has been popular.I'd buy the book if there is one.The main thing is to tell everyone here about it and get the word out that a book should be done.If there's enough deman it should be a good start.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Boss » Fri May 30, 2014 2:02 pm

Brand new Greyhound 496 Austral Tourmaster
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Fri May 30, 2014 2:24 pm

Boss wrote:Brand new Greyhound 496 Austral Tourmaster


Beautiful historical photo.Thanks for sharing.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Fri May 30, 2014 2:31 pm

dominodc122 wrote:...are we talking about collaboration...??? I am not too clear on the earlier history (I know there is a guy from 'Bus and Coach who are located in the old Austral factory, who has just retired and who was there from the start...he knows a hell of a lot...need his name and contacts...


I made this topic ages ago:
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby dominodc122 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:55 am

Boss wrote:Brand new Greyhound 496 Austral Tourmaster

...aint she Sassy!... pure bloody magic! 8)
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby CCCC » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:28 pm

Levers had a very good looking Domino coach in their usual livery.
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Re: "Trux" Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:09 am

CCCC wrote:Levers had a very good looking Domino coach in their usual livery.


There are black & white photo in the new Railmac book on Ansett Pioneer.
If anyone can post photos of the Lever Tourmaster coaches please do.
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Re: LEVER'S QUEANBEYAN

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