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Friday October 25, 2013

Going Loco

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Last weekend we were on show at the Peterborough British Festival of Railway Modelling - joined by one of our 3D printers and a range of our tools and modelling products.

We had great fun at the show, got to speak to lots of interesting people and offer loads of tips with 3D printing. We're big railway modelling fans, so it was great to see lots of amazing layouts and exhibitors with fantastic products.

We also launched a few new products and services at the show including:

3D Printing Service

Along with our existing vinyl and polyester print services, we're offer an on-demand 3D print service. Initially using FDM technology, available in three print qualities (0.1mm, 0.2mm and 0.3mm) and in a great range of colours, we have big plans for our 3D print service so keep an eye out (hint: 0.05mm fused powder printing). We're working on a simple way for you to upload and get instant quotes for printing, in the meanwhile simply contact us with your specifications and we'll be happy to help.

3D Printing Design Service

If you need help developing your 3D model, our new design service is sure to be of help. Charged on an hourly rate, we can take existing 2D drafts or 3D models and get them ready for 3D printing. Similarly, we can develop models from scratch, whether from drawings/schematics or even photos and build accurate models for 3D printing.

Loco Carrier Cassettes

We're introducing a range of loco carriers for safe handling of locos and rolling stock, available in any gauge and to any length. If you don't see a gauge or length to suit, contact us with your specifications - we charge to the nearest gauge (ie P4/EM = 4mm/OO prices, 2mm = N prices etc) and per 50mm in length. We'll be introducing a number of widgets for the cassettes, for stacking, rolling roads, board mounting and rail alignment - keep an eye out for them!

Track Alignment Clamps

Last, but not least, we're introducing a range of track alignment clamps for accurate and repeatable alignment of track, whether you're aligning sector plates, baseboards, loco lifts or cassettes. We offer a range of clamps suited for standard Hornby and Peco track (in different codes and styles), but if you don't see a gauge or track brand to suit, contact us with your specifications. We're also able to modify the design to suit layouts and needs, from large adjustable eyelets to multi-track clamps.

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