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5870Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: More Laser cut photos

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  • daniel caso
    Jul 2, 2008
                Well, coming to that point I must say that in my opinion there is no real chance of making a living from producing kits. Let stay in 1:32.  I really admire people als Roger Chivers, Roy C Link and others that managed  to do so. I wouldn't try it. Among other I don't have the money to start a serious business.My idea point more to something as developing things for myself and sharing them for the costs.That way I'll keep my joy at doing it. I think that combining passion with business is just for a few privileged.
      It would be great if I succeed at making and sell say 30 coaches and keep 5 for myself with no costs. And the same for the rest. Otherwise it would be clever to produce things in other scales as H0 with a broad market. But then I wouldn't enjoy it as my hobby. I know other people are working that way, for instance in Australia.
      Now what I need is finding someone able to laser cut my drawings here in Holland. Argentina is O.K.  but the posting costs and the sending risks are too high and would double the prices.Also i would like to find a better material than MDF. It works good for the coaches and windows, but for tiny objects I am not sure.


      --- On Wed, 7/2/08, Henrik Laurell <henrik@...> wrote:
      From: Henrik Laurell <henrik@...>
      Subject: Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: More Laser cut photos
      To: FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 10:32 PM

      I was merely trying to show what this costs.. If you have the skills and
      patience as Daniel has and a good source who has the tools, you get away
      with a lot less... But when you want to make a business of it, you have
      to bill it like this. I admire all the kit makers, it must be passion
      who drives them, cause it can't be money...

      The big issue is that to many compares theses prices with Fleishmann,
      Märkling, LGB or other mainstream makers. But they make thousands of the
      same article, there is no way a small kit maker can compete with that.
      As always it is the preparation and good tools to make molds etc, which
      make the difference. And... of course there is alot more HO / G scale
      buyers, than in our little cute scale.. But, if everyone was building in
      our scale, it wouldn't be as much fun... or :)


      Stephen Auslender wrote:
      > These prices are not too high when you compare them with American
      > prototype cars in that large scale. Thank you for showing me this
      > site.
      > Stephen
      > --- In FS32NGModelrail@ yahoogroups. com
      > <mailto:FS32NGModel rail%40yahoogrou ps.com>, Henrik Laurell <henrik@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > http://www.eisenbah n-modulbau. de/Shop/index. php?act=viewCat& catId=8
      > <http://www.eisenbah n-modulbau. de/Shop/index. php?act=viewCat& catId=8>
      > >
      > > above link gives a hint on what the german kits cost...
      > >
      > > /Henrik
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Daniel Osvaldo Caso wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi all:
      > > > I've just posted a few new pictures of things I've designed and
      > > > came from Argentina with the coach and the rest. They are also
      > made
      > > > from 1mm thick MDF. No one of the objects is finished: they all
      > need
      > > > some soft sanding, paint and a proper weathering. But I wanted
      > to let
      > > > you see the reaction of de material to paint. It is pretty ugly
      > but a
      > > > very soft sanding with super fine sandpaper will make wonders.
      > You'll
      > > > see that soon. Of course it is all 1:32 and -because all this was
      > > > just a first try- I made the drawings without following any real
      > > > object but just from my imagination. Now that I know what I can
      > expect
      > > > from laser cutting I will re-design them all following real
      > objects.
      > > >
      > > > Daniel
      > > >
      > > >
      > >

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