A Statement from Ixion Model Railways regarding the C30T Locomotive
Mr John Eassie, proprietor of Austrains, has confirmed in the October issue of the Australian Model Railway Magazine and online that he intends to produce an HO scale 30T locomotive in 2017, following the announcement in early 2016 by Ixion Models of our intention to take over the production of the ex-Shrike Models 30T. Accordingly, Ixion has re-evaluated this model.
Following those deliberations, we have decided that the duplication of this locomotive by Austrains means our 30T is not financially viable at this time.
We are fully aware of the impact this may have on many modellers, especially those who pre-purchased a 30T from Shrike Models, and to whom we have previously made offers to supply replacement models. Our inability to honour those promises is a source of deep regret, but the risk of a financial loss to our small company is too great.
Ixion has no interest in producing the South Australian Rx locomotive which was also previously announced by Shrike Models.
We are happy to answer questions directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, but advise that we will not be revisiting this decision at this time.
Lindsay O'Reilly, Phil Badger and Chris Klein,
Directors, Ixion Model Railways Ltd (UK) and Ixion Model Railways Australia Pty Ltd.