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Beast is ready to order... currently scrabbling round for half finished projects to bung into the order to make the postage seem less painful.

Away for the weekend so probably won't get a test print ordered till next week so might have results about the time you're ready to order.

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Just bitten the bullet and ordered my "Beast" :D
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Hi Ivan, just had notification from Shapeways they cannot print my beast in FUD and have cancelled the payment.
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Hi Mike.
Sorry to hear your news.
Just seen your post re Shapeways cancelling your 'Beast' order.
Could this be the problem ?? I notice you say they cannot print the 'Beast' in FUD, did you specifically order it in FUD, albeit possibly mistakenly, unless I'm missing something, looking in Ivan'shop, they don't seem to offer it in FUD, but they do offer it in FED, (no alternative material offered).
I ordered one at the end of last month, when Ivan first put it up for sale (in beta).
I've waited patiently for it for 4 extra days as delivery was held up by the strikes in France, it duly arrived yesterday and I am most pleased with it and a 16m motor chassis fits perfectly.
I'm now busy working on the chassis, improving its performance across the pointwork, (it's a bit touchy, due to it's short length).
I hope this may help explain things for you, and help you get yours.
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Hi Noel, when I ordered mine there were 2 options showing , just checked website and only one material available now. so will reorder when the funds are back in my account.
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I need to re-upload the model - the fact that Noel got one demonstrates the vagueries of shapeways validation as the only changes I made were to chop the end off to allow the coupler to poke out.

will get it sorted out this evening... appart from anything else shapeways have a free delivery promotion going on this week.

Also a bit bizare that it's available in FED but not FUD as they say that it it's printable in one it's printable in the other...

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Hi Ivan.
This is quite interesting. Although I'd been keeping an eye on your shop site I never saw any alternative materials offered for the 'Beast', only FED, but the prices quoted are different.
Looking at the page for Zm items, it is shown priced at £7.04 but when you select it, prior to purchasing, it is shown with your mods to the rear,with the price quoted at £8.89.
Since Mike's problems, this thread has explained the price differences, as I was a little bit non- plused at first.
What surprised me more was that when it arrived it was not as in the 'picture' on your shop showed, instead of the mods to the rear to allow the coupling to come through, it has a fully intact rear with crescent buffer, (at least I've got the option to keep it if I want to).
It's all done to confuse,......"and it works".
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NoelDollimore wrote:It's all done to confuse,......"and it works".
Welcome to my world. :)

I suspect it was to do with the order I uploaded the model and when you looked at it... but I'm just guessing.

I'm now toying with doing the rear buffer as a separate part to give you the choice of on or off....

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Any updates, don't want to go through the hassle of waiting for Shapeways to say not possible again.
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I've just ordered a zm beast + a few other bits.... I've done a plug that will fit into the back to cover the coupler hole... planning on using diy wire U shapes for couplers... so I've ordered a Zm covered wagon so I've got something to tow.

I'll update when I hear back, I've updated the model on the website, if you were feeling lucky you could order one now, otherwise hang on.

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Hi Ivan , will wait and see how yours comes out and if you add the wagon I might order that as well.
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Hi Guys.
Just a couple of photos of my 'Beast' in service.
I've modified it a bit to take it back to an earlier style to go with the period of the rest of the layout by adding the tool boxes each side of the engine, moved the headlights from the grill to separate supports on the frame, reshaped the radiator , added an exhaust pipe in the roof, and given it a weathered look.
Working on suitable couplings now so it can do some useful work.
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Cool looking beast! Great job on the details and weathering.

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Fine work Noel. :)

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Looking Good Noel, When I eventually get mine it will be in the Green with white stripe as currently stored at Calvi but not quite so run down.
Just need a suitable wagon to go behind it as well.
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Just ordered mine today, hopefully no problems this time.
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Just had notification has passed to the printing stage :D
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got mine... have squirted primer onto it so far... then done a bit of sanding... then some more primer...

hope you like you're when it arrives. :)

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Thanks Ivan, I had the e-mail this morning saying it has just been shipped.
Will post pictures when I have it ready to fit on the chassis.
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Beast has now arrived and is sitting in the ultrasonic cleaner prior to a coat of primer.
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