Books are shipping
Hi everyone, Dan Quine here. I've been working with Chris and the Flexiscale team to produce the book about the George England locos. Many of you have chosen a copy... Read more
Books, cards, badges and t-shirts
Dear all who supported us for books, cards, badges and t-shirts. We're sorry you've had to wait so long. We've been bogged down in the modelling of these complicated but... Read more
Iterating on the subframes of the locomotive
The Englands in real life are quite unusually built. Much of the structure of the locomotive is the boiler itself. The frames are bolted to the front of the firebox... Read more
Making the biggest part of the locomotive printable
The saddle tank of the England is one of the most distinctive parts and one of the biggest challenges in making the kit. This is largely as we need to... Read more
Some of what we did over the summer. The front of the locomotive.
Firstly many apologies for the lack of updates over the summer. Long hours working on the prototypes coupled with the responsibilities of a parent when school is out led to... Read more
Smokebox doors and sandpots
Today has been a day concentrating on the remaining parts of the front of the engine. The sandpots, the smokebox, the smokebox door and the weight. The face of the... Read more
Better pictures of better chimneys
We're working hard on parts. Last night we printed the first complete water tank part, that's being cleaned up at the moment and we'll share pictures later. A 16mm sandpot... Read more
Some more images and some first prototype parts.
We thought you'd like to see some of the progress on the Palmerston kits. The tenders for Prince and Princess are currently at the CAD stage and we've pretty much... Read more
Palmerston - the CAD work.
We thought the best way to show you the progress on Palmerston was to show the stages to it becoming a finished CAD model. Over the course of a week... Read more
An apology and an update on progress
We're sorry we haven't updated you for a while. Some totally unforseen things happened but we're now back on track as you'll see from the next update.
So... Read more
Wow! And thank you.
What an amazing month. Thank you for all your support. We never knew when we started this we'd be so strongly supported.
We'd like to thank you all for your... Read more
Final new rewards, Giclée prints of the point cloud images.
Since the early days of the project we've been researching one thing. James Darling asked early on about posters. We love posters, but they feel horribly impermanent. The quality of... Read more
Thank you all. This is quite amazing. And more chassis to add in OO9 and 16mm
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope you like the images of the scans to go with your tea and toast this morning. We have something quite fun to... Read more
And finally, what the scanner saw... Welsh Pony
We've saved, what in some ways is the best, for last.
What the scanner saw... Palmerston
The scans we managed to do outside for Palmerston were just wonderful. The slight dusting of ash from smoke helped with the scan, another reasons why engines should be used!
What the scanner saw... Prince
Don't worry, holes haven't been cut in the sides of Prince, that was just where the laser was too close to register the information.
What the scanner saw... Princess
We thought you might like to know. Princess was a bit too shiny in places, but we got lots of good data.
Ever wanted to know what it looks like when an engine gets scanned?
We thought you might want. So we recorded a little timelapse when we scanned Princess.
We also filmed a close up of the scanner
and did a... Read more
First stretch goal, the 7mm chassis kit.
Now that we're over the £5000 target we can start adding in a few of our stretch rewards, the first of which is the chassis for the 7mm kit.
We're... Read more
Scanning four historic steam locomotives.
A couple of weeks ago we spent an amazing couple of days at the Festiniog Railway's Boston Lodge works scanning and photographing the four George England locomotives.
Princesswas being... Read more
Hello. Sorry we've not been in touch. And thank you.
We'd been preparing an update on all we've been doing. We'll post that later today, but for now we just wanted to say a massive thank you to... Read more