Hi Noel, no risk of fuse blowing.... I'm happy for any and all suggestions - it's only when I get a few nudges that I get on with anything. Although as you'll know from previous suggestions there isn't a direct correlation between nudges and activity. But there is a link between no nudges and complete inactivity.
I've done one of these...
... that I'll be test printing along with the beast.
My main concern about it leads onto Mikes question and that is couplers. Once I've got a plan for couplers the other wagons I've done will be "rapidly" downsized. I've also just done a bogie coach that needs downsizing from HOm via Nm to Zm.
To answer Mikes question - at the moment the beast won't couple... which is a flaw... that I hadn't thought of until you mentioned it. Simplest thing would be to chop something off the back and then sticking in the chassis in the right position will leave the coupler sticking out the back.. need to dig out my digital calipers and work out how much to chop off.
For wagons, in T and in Zm I have the same question. I've done a FUD coupler socket on a t-gauge wagon that needs another iteration before I know it works... but that would lead to needing loads of couplers which are a bit big and clunky and lead to a farily large wagon separation. Also the coupler socket will need to be pretty chunky to last any amount of time in FUD. I'm toying with making a U shaped hook coupler out of brass wire to allow wagons to couple on the cheap. I'd have it fixed at one end of one wagon and sticking out to go into a socket on the next wagon.
That would lead to one barrier wagon between the logo with a standard coupler and then a hook on the back for the next wagon.
My main problem is that whenever I think about coupling I want working coupling and go off and try to design something in etched brass that would work... and then balk at the price of getting brass etched, given how many tries I would take to get it right...