Buffers, Switch and Orks...
Here we have some images of the latest stuff.
We created two buffers to start with, but the wooden one is pretty fiddly to print. I do not believe we will put it on sale after this campaign, as I doubt that the print results are satisfactory. It will be made available to the backers, though. The coal bunker (though probably more often filled with gravel) has a flat fill in, so that you can put in some sand and glue - this looks far better then anything you could print.
In one forum we got the advice to put more renders online. We usually prefer to show you the images of the printouts, as these usually look less impressive but give a far better idea of what you get. Well, renders - we can do them:
As you may see the printout is a bit less shiny:
You see these buffers at the end of our first switch. The switch is a wip, as we found it hard to create a file that will be usable in different scales, and do have some other issues:
We had to cut the 1:56 into four parts - these are raw printouts (standard settings, 400€-printer) just laid into position.
One part of the "wip" is to bring the sleepers in form. There are many variants out in history, but just joining a curve (100m radius) and a straight track leaves some funny artifacts where the sleepers overlap :-)
These will be dealt with - once its done you will get some of the fancy rendering and layouts here, and we plan to do a larger railway station for 6mm Kickstarter coming soon.
On a fancy of me, we also used the rough wheels to reequip a GW Orkish Truck, the infamous Track Truck (just the WHITE parts are from us, the rest is mainly GW:
The track has to be rescaled a bit, though. For 1:56 this works out to a 3m-Gauge, which by chance is just the size of the projected giant NS-Breitspurbahn.
We will probably later bundle the wheels (spoked versions), a yet to make "Grot Catcher" (the one shown is from Ramshackle) and a large track section and sell them as OTT-upgrade kit.
So much for now. Thanks for staying with us :-)