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Re: Re: [Z_Scale] Looking for the person who is going a resin British Class 47 diesel, and coachs

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  • Ed Turner
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      From: ahellary <ahellary@...>
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, August 3, 2010 3:47:51 AM
      Subject: RE: Re: [Z_Scale] Looking for the person who is going a resin British
      Class 47 diesel, and coachs

       
      The guy you need I think is graham jones

      The main man of z club gb if hes not the right man he will know who is

      Hes is based in northampton

      http://www.ford.demon.co.uk/

      tony

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      From: z_scale@yahoogroups.com [mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Arnim v. Herff
      Sent: 03 August 2010 08:38
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [!! SPAM] Re: [Z_Scale] Looking for the person who is going a resin
      British Class 47 diesel, and coachs

      Am Montag, 2. August 2010 19:41:25 schrieb epressey2002:
      > While traveling last week, I was looking on the well know auction site,
      and
      > ran accross a gentleman that was doing British castings of a class 47 in
      > resin and transfers for marklin coaches. When I finally got home
      yesterday,
      > I could not find any trace of this gentleman. Does anyone have a leads on
      > this person. Thanks.

      Hello Ed.

      Maybe you speak of the gentleman, who posted below message via a British
      yahoo-group. Only difference seems to be that he use rapid prototyping
      instead
      of resine.

      Anyway, I hope this helps.

      Best greetz
      Arnim

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      Betreff: [Z Gauge British and European] Any interest in possible British
      outline wagons?
      Datum: Samstag, 15. Mai 2010
      Von: "janitorium" <yahoo@... <mailto:yahoo%40janitorium.co.uk>
      >
      An: zgaugebritishandeuropean@yahoogroups.com
      <mailto:zgaugebritishandeuropean%40yahoogroups.com>

      I've been toying with doing some British outline in Z scale for some time
      now,
      and decided it would be interesting to experiment with some of the rapid
      prototyping technologies that are around now - as a result of which I've
      managed to end up with a handful of prototype wagons which you can see the
      best of here:

      http://gallery.me.com/big.stu#100040

      I'm also looking at the feasibility of brake vans (BR 20T/GWR Toad) and
      possibly even Mk 1 coaches running on MTL bogies.

      It occurred to me that other people may be interested if these could be
      produced at a reasonable price, so I thought I'd de-lurk and see if there
      was
      any interest, and try and gain some feedback on what people might like. So
      here are the questions:

      1) Is anyone interested in 16T mineral wagons or planked wagons as depicted
      in
      the gallery linked above? (Or similar variants - should be possible to
      easily
      do N-plank or even a flat wagon.)

      2) Would interest be in small quantities (less than 5) or rakes (10 or
      more)?

      3) Metal (Full-throttle 33") or plastic (MTL 33" or 36") wheels?

      4) Couplings - Marklin/MTL/Simple pin/Other?

      Or any other wagon types which might be of interest?

      My very rough back of an envelope calculation (i.e. don't hold me to this)
      suggests that in small quantities, unpainted wagons with wheelsets, buffers
      and some form of couplers are going to cost somewhere between £15-£20 to
      produce. This doesn't seem an outrageous price range to be in compared to
      the
      commercial offerings (but guess it may end up being more if they are painted

      and sensibly packaged) - what do people think?

      At the moment I guess there are three potential outcomes:

      a) There is no interest and I'll just get a few made for myself.

      b) There is some interest and it may even be possible to have them made in
      sufficient quantities for the per-unit cost to drop a bit.

      c) There is a lot of interest and it may be worth investigating 'proper'
      production technologies (e.g. injection moulding).

      So - please let me know (privately or on list) if you're interested. I look
      forward to hearing from you :) Meanwhile I shall continue experimenting with

      some simple coupler technology which is compatible with Marklin couplers and

      suitable weights...

      Stu

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