New products for the Talking T Gauge shop???

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Now that might be quite easy to address....

I just need to create a variation of one of the existing arctic trailers to get an large tanker...and a variation of the four wheeled lorry for a smaller tanker.

I'd probably do a different body style tractor unit for the arctic version.
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Sorry to keep coming up with ideas Doug, I am trying to think sensible but brain sometimes goes into overdrive :o
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On the contrary, I'm looking for inspiration from the user base.

I'd prefer to spend time developing things that users want rather than developing things that I think the user base wants!
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Not 100% finished....but nearly there, an artic tanker. Please excuse the fact there's no wheels and that the colour of the plastic doesn't make it look good!!!:
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All I can say is great, I thought you weren't going to to anything till the Bridge made its first appearance. :D

Looks like I am going to have to start saving pennies , because my wish list from the shop is getting bigger. And then I still have to get the adjustable chassis :roll:
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I've had an afternoon waiting for a couple of prints for the layout to come of one of my printers.....and I thought I'd occupy the time doing something useful. ;) ;)
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Another Modern Station design I have spotted on a Youtube video is Whitehaven in Cumbria
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I've finally managed to pull together the next new product for the shop..to complete the commercial transport range I'll be making available a set of five vans. Here's a print of the set alongside the larger vehicles that are currently available....and one of the cars from Shapeways (can't remember the maker's name :oops: :oops:)
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As they're all based on British vans, they'll obviously have to be painted white! ;)

Apologies to non-UK members who won't get the joke!
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As they're all based on British vans, they'll obviously have to be painted white! ;)

Don't they do a white filament just to make life easy.
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Don't they do a white filament just to make life easy.
Unlike Mr Ford's emporium, this factory doesn't enforce the rule "Any colour you like...as long as it's black."
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Just a tweak of black for the tyres and windows and this latest group will be ready for the show!!!
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Make sure you place them as close as you can behind other cars, maybe swerving across a roundabout and jumping traffic lights....
(All in jest of course if there are any white van drivers here...)

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The vans....in a set of five....are now available in the shop.
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Going back to my idea of different station buildings, how about a 2 storey building incorporating a station masters house?

Interesting that I seem to be posting most ideas -COME ON the rest of you, There are only a finite number of things I can suggest without treading on people who use shapeways toes because I feel I would rather support Doug and the forum. :!:
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I can't remember if it's been suggested before but how about a printing service?
I like designing my own bits and bobs but hate waiting for shapeways. How about publishing a set of tolerances and then for a fee and the model made available to all in the shop, and in return you have a model printed locally supporting the forum?
I'm sure this is a minefield of quality control issues, not as expected etc but just an idea!
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Matt go to the Shop click on Miscellaneous and you will see Doug already has that idea in hand.
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I was sure I'd seen it before....that must be it! :lol: :lol:

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How about publishing a set of tolerances.....
Now that's something I had promised to do a few months ago....but the pressure of getting on with the layout took priority.

I do have a document started. I'll have to look it out and get it finished off and published.

And Mike is right....I did put a entry in the shop offering a design and print or just a print service. I need to make it more prominent....and provide the info discussed above....

And to follow on from what Mike posted.....yes, I am looking for inspiration from forum users. I'd prefer to spend time developing something someone wants, rather than something I think they might want...when they don't!
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Just to back Doug up, I feel he has created a really useful source of stuff. :D
My orders may only be small each time due to my limited funds but I am more than happy with what has been supplied. Would love to have a custom project made for me, if only I could finalise the Track plan and Location of my layout to be first.
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Indeed excellent stuff from Doug. I've just been cleaning up my latest order from him of houses, tunnel portals etc and I'm surprised how tough the stuff is! Even my Swiss files are hard work on it!

I'd love to see semaphore signals but I thing they are too small to 'print'.. perhaps signal ladders might be possible?

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ladders and railings /fences I think are possible going to be easier in etched brass. look at model ship accessories
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