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Cheap O9 locos

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:08 am
by tebee
I have a small number of the latest batch of 09 locos that were made very slightly too small ( about 2%)and will need a little trimming to fit easily on the chassis.

They all fit the Kato 103

I'm offering them on here for £18 each including world wide postage to clear. There are three types available.

saddle tank .


Vertical boiler loco


Open cab diesel


PM me if interested - Correct sized versions of these and 2 others are also available at a discounted price of £25


Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:11 pm
by rue_d_etropal
Presume you are now back in France, Tom. How did the weekend go?
Odd you got calculations wrong on some of your models. I did this at the beginning and as a result have a load of smaller than scale WW1 wagons, not much but a enough.Intend you use these dumped around layout where size difference is not obvious.. Main reason was not being able to get scale of drawings I was working from correct.
I now print off drawings of models to compare them to scale drawings and potential chassis.

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:39 pm
by tebee
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

A truly excellent book by the way, well worth reading - ... _Not_by_Me)

I don't make mistakes...... well not too many Image

In this case it was Shapeways made them the wrong size, to be fair their quality control detected it - it was just I was panicking I was not going to have any stock for Swanley as they were already several days late and I'd noticed they had gone from being completed to being back in production again.

As I was a bit desperate - I didn't get the 50 009 locos I had on order - I asked them if the could send them anyway so I had something to sell. They went quite well, sold out of 2 versions at the show.

I was back in France 2 hours after the show ended and in Belgian 3 hours after it ! ( my co-driver bought his years supply of tobacco )

Weekend went quite well, considering I only had half the stock I should have had, We made a small profit ( about £30) but there was a lot of interest and we where only in one of the side halls.

Other main problem we had was the the label guns would not work - I'd brought my label printer, but it decided not to work - of course when I get back here and plug it in to test it it works perfectly Image

I did try writing them out my hand - a desperate measure if you know the standard of my handwriting - but time ran out and I only got a few done before I was overwhelmed with queries.


Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:12 pm
by rue_d_etropal
Tom said
I was back in France 2 hours after the show ended and in Belgian 3 hours after it !

As I said elsewhere , it is easier getting to Swanley from mainland Europe :(

Just wondering how Shapeways could produce something wrong size. Presume there must be something to alter size on their machines.
At least you had something to take.