5877More Laser cut photos
- Jun 5, 2008It was aimed more at Paul in New Zealand. Out here, anyone can have a
cottage industry type of business, which is just as well because there
would be no modelling of the two major scales for NZR modelling, (9mm
to the foot and 3/16 to the foot) without them.
By the way Daniel - there is nothing wrong with your English.
On Jul 5, 2008, at 6:43 PM, daniel caso wrote:
> It is not clear to me -sorry, again my poor English- if you are
> encouraging me to keep it as a friendly modeller activity or to start
> a business. If you mean the last, I wish it would be that simple!!!
> Here in Holland to sell things you need an official registration as
> business, to estimate in advance how much you think you are going to
> earn each year; to count 36% taxes in your prices; to ad 19% BTW
> (something as VAT) and then arrange the packings and sending and
> adding the mailing costs that of course will differ from sending to
> sending. Once you have done all that you need a careful administration
> (on paper and computer) for the government. Further you need to keep a
> careful agenda for orders from clients but also for your materials,
> printed instructions, packing materials, etc.
> And, believe me, that would be just the start of it. And all this not
> to mention that if you are exporting probably -the rules here are very
> specific for each thing- you need a more complicated legal
> Holland is a marvellous country, but as long as you understand that it
> is 5% ground,10% people,35% water and 50% papers and rules.
> Anyway if someone wants to go commercial and use my services as
> designer I would consider it,
> I did consider the possibility, but honestly, what happened with
> Tom York was a hard lesson for me. He deserves quite another situation
> than being forced to a full time job in a grocery.
> The risk would be of sacrificing the joy of my modelling and,
> honestly, I couldn't afford that.
> --- On Fri, 7/4/08, Evan James <bce@...> wrote:
>> From: Evan James <bce@...>
>> Subject: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: More Laser cut photos
>> To: FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com
>> Date: Friday, July 4, 2008, 1:23 PM
>> If you are able to get the kits cut on as as needed basis, then all
>> you will need is the digital files which only cost the value you put
>> on your time and tie nothing up in the way of product inventory.
>> --- In FS32NGModelrail@ yahoogroups. com, Woodie Greene
>> <mogollonry@ ...> wrote:
>> > Daniel-if you want to sell kits, I say "go for it"...however, doing
>> so may be bad for your personal hobby. I did not manufacture kits,
>> but I did have a profitable custom building business many years ago
>> and (maybe it was just me) the pursuit of money for my modeling led
>> me to about a 15 year burn out. No trains, I sold everything I had
>> and got totally out of the hobby. Whatever advances went on during
>> those years didn't interest me, I just didn't have "the feeling" that
>> I used to. I have known a couple of other modelers who got into the
>> model railroad business and lost their desire to mess with model
>> trains. Now, a good friend of mine builds and sells (for a great deal
>> of money) 1:20.3 rolling stock...and he has virtually no time to
>> build anything else, he has some On30 stuff, but no time for what he
>> wants to do. Doing something for the love of it is one thing, but
>> doing something for money tends to destroy the "magic". This is of
>> course my opinion, whatever you do, I wish
>> > you the best and as they say in Hollywood-"break a leg!"
>> > Woodie
>> > Paul Woods <paulandclaire@ ...> wrote:
>> > Daniel
>> > All my local laser cutting companies are involved in making
>> > advertising signs or engraving things like trophies, or both. You
>> > could even try contacting an electrical installation firm to ask
>> > where they have their warning signs and labels made, (The stiff
>> > plastic ones you see rivetted to big switchboards) quite often they
>> > are laser-cut these days, so they might be able to point the way.
>> > Making a living selling any type of kit is the challenge, it is not
>> > just restricted to laser cut types ;-)
>> > Regards
>> > Paul
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