Resin Co Bo progress

Discussion in 'Steve Beattie Developments' started by SBt, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. SBt

    SBt Full Member

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    Finally printed off the body segments that will be cleaned up then joined together and used as the master for my new Co Bo kit. This will replace the brass one.

    Aiming for and end of October release.

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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Fascinating Steve :scratchchin:

    Ian vt
     
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    I know nothing of your company or O gauge or non RTR Loco's, so why would you replace a brass body with a moulded one?
    I am guessing, easier/less for modellor to make and cheaper to produce/sell?
     
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    It's mainly as the Gauge 0 modeller demographic is changing. Very very few these day's are into building kits and a number can't solder. They want something quick and easy. Resin provides this. There's not that much difference in prototyping cost between the two but resin as a material is cheaper.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Are you intending phasing your brass kits out ?
     
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    No the brass kits will remain for those who want them, I'm just not expanding them unless asked, I.e 26/27.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Thanks Steve. Good to know. I'll take a couple of 26's and 27's when they are ready. I feel a couple of double headers coming on. :avatar:

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    I'll start these Monday and do a thread following their progress so every one can see what's involved in getting a kit from concept to box.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Terrific. I'm sure there will be plenty interest. :thumbs:
     
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    Brass kits do we want them? OH MY YES WE DO !!! :tophat::tophat::tophat:
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Absolutely. Keep them coming.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Now this will be a very interesting thread that will be fully informing because I think I'm fairly certain in saying many people will have no real idea the amount of research work involved at the planning stage, that's before dealing with third party suppliers and other things like making the box for all the bits to go into. It is easy for some to sit back in their mountain top armchair and make criticisms but I have yet to see their designing, manufacturing and marketing successes.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I totally agree Y Paul just in terms of man hours alone I doubt you could come anyway near recovering the real costs that a big commercial company would

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    For sure!
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    you are right. Too many ready to criticise. I know if a few from other places but hopefully that can be addressed through the various coverage on here. Maybe put their gas at a peep.

    Hopefully our sponsorship will pay dividends for you in terms of being the go to site to see your products and associated information threads on tackling various elements of the build process. Your own direct involvement will speak volumes as well.

    If there is any more we can do ...... just shout out.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Well I might as well state this publicly here as I'm not saying anything political or defamatory, on my workbench are a Class 24, a Class 25, a Class 21 and very soon a Class 17 and in the future when the design process is complete and the kits available for purchase I will have a Class 26 and a Class 27. So why all these diesels ? The answer is because the etches are top quality the scale is correct and the instructions are not written on the back of a fag packet as it were so to speak, furthermore I can build these kits because I have the knowledge and the patience and I know from what assemblies I've build so far they will make great finished looking locos when completed... much better realism than the unpainted brass ones currently emanating out of the Orient. Another reason why I support Steve's venture is because it is a home grown product and I enjoy making these kits, I'm in no rush, to me the build is the art of the making process equally as some derive pleasure from owning a yard full of completed engines. As I bring these kits to fruition we will all see the super high levels of realism that these kits offer and as I've often said if I can build them anyone can... all it involves beyond taking the plunge is a bit of forward build planning, patience and the correct tools and then away you go to get the full box set. :avatar: :thumbs:
     
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