New products for the Talking T Gauge shop???

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New products for the Talking T Gauge shop???

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In about a month's time I'll have some time available to start thinking about extending the range of 3D printed products in the shop....so I thought I'd start a thread to give everyone the opportunity to put forward ideas for new items.

What sort of printed items would you like me to take a look at producing?

All suggestions and ideas will be considered...so over to you all!
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Bungalows, Mobile homes(quite a lot of mobile home sites are near railways be they holiday homes or residential), Arcade (3-4) of modern 70's style shops, smaller more modern station building.
Rolling stock wise waiting in anticipation of your wagons, maybe bogie tank wagons( would work well as are freight traffic for the bridge) and possibly a car coach for the old London Olympia/Stirling overnight motorail sleeper trains. Would a class76 work stretched a little bit to fit a 16m chassis then I can use some of those overheads that I took off my 103 sets Totally different option for people - try to model parts of the Woodhead route.


Just my 2p worth for now. :P
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Does any one do a church, seen the one on the video on You Tube of Robins Run which I like and the lasercut one on T Gauge.com website but a simple square tower and nave would be perfect(a bit like the Kestrel One in N Gauge)
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The church on Robins Run is a paper model. I bought a bag of part complete N gauge paper/cardboard building kits for a measly sum (50p, I think) at a show a few years ago and scanned and printed a 1/3 copy of the cards for this church, and made it up from that.

I think a church similar to that one is going to make the "to do" list.

I've got a few bungalows from The Bridge that I could tweak.....another one for the list.

I do have some mineral wagons printed for testing.....I think the problem may be weight - they might be too light!! But another one for the list.

On the loco shell front, I could easily take a look at one or two different loco classes. A 76 could be the first candidate. I do wish the three axle bogies were available, though!!

Mike..would you be able to dig out some photos of the 70s style shops and station building you have in mind.
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Will sort out pictures later. I think possibly both could be single storey and variations on your Bank building.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graham-Farish ... Swr7ZW4xJT
I know picture of N gauge model but something similar in a row of 3 might work. Sort of mini arcade found on council estates.
Station Building I cant paste link to picture but something along the lines of Sevenoaks Station or something similar, I believe I managed to post a picture of something more modern in my thread http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=373.
Another possible modern style industrial buildings as seen on trading estates up and down the country
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I'd certainly be interested in rolling stock - UK wagons, GWR by choice! ;}

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Have to admit when I was thinking about bits I did not include shape ways because it is a pain from the mobile phone.
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Another one from me - road tanker for petrol or other liquids -artic trailer or rigid lorry
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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHcK3SMcKws
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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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