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This is Chris Thorpe (as in "Chris Thorpe from the Flexiscale Company") over on Twitter. Definitely looks like he's moved on from this project.
(As of March 2018.)
Now March 2017 and still nothing, con-merchant not even an apology.
Almost 2016 and still no printed kits. What is the status??
Be respectful and considerate. why the creator is being very disrespectful?
So it is now 14 May 2015 and no news of this project. Very very disappointing.
No T-shirts but Chris has a nice new suit - instagram.com/p/0i-Eo9w26w/
Funded 2 years ago this Friday no news at all very sad.
What not even done the Tshirts??? What is going on?
Do you plan on ever sending any rewards? If not, how about you share the scans, then I can make my own t-shirt.
>"Be respectful and considerate."
Why should we??? [[frown]] Chris Thorpe (Flexiscale) has not been...
Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill.
Feedback / update really truly required here...............
Please see the below, which has been copy and pasted from RMweb:
"I spoke to Chris on this matter on Thursday and have encouraged him to communicate with backers saying that I'm happy to feed information back. My understanding is that the volume of backing despite exceeding the target has nowhere covered the costs of ongoing development which has cost substantially more in facing issue with materials and technology in the development process. Chris is aware that he does need to communicate about the issues and I hope will be able to give a statement on how he can move forward from this point."
Link to the original thread and poting is here: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php…
I'm not sure where this leaver myself as a backer.
Chris, if you're reading, please let us know the situation and the plan from here.
4 Months since my last comment... still NO response from Chris/Flexiscale...
I've used the "Report this to Kickstarter" function twice... but they seem not to know what to do when a project defaults on their legal obligations, as clearly defined on the Kickstarter "Accountability" page.
A sorry state of affairs....
Please can you at least say that the project has failed, stalled, run out of money, hit an unsolvable technical issue, or whatever the current status is?
I think it is clear to us all that the project will not be completed, quite possibly for a very valid reason, we just don't know, so people will speculate.
Obviously this was an investment, and unfortunately didn't pay off, but this situation is also harming you, as it is not helping your reputation.
Just one reply to explain the situation would help both us and you.
"Flexiscale looks like it's on hiatus / got moth balled, Chris is onto his next "project" - http://www.icanmake.co/ "
Should we all start to post bad reviews about the staff of icanmake for historically over promising and failing to deliver. A definite "BUYER BEWARE FOR ALL HIS FUTURE CUSTOMERS"
12 months late and no word.
I spoke to him at Warley in November, I think you will find he is full of promises.
Wow. This is the only project i've backed that hasn't delivered. Everytime i see my father in law i remember i had this cool 3d printed train thing for him, and then wait - i don't have it. i paid for it. and it's no more. :-(
Flexiscale looks like it's on hiatus / got moth balled, Chris is onto his next "project" - http://www.icanmake.co/ -- apparently they'll be at Maker Faire next week - oh goodie maybe i'll get to ask him in person when they plan to ship my Kickstarter reward.
It wold seem Flexiscale are stuck in a "don't DO" loop...
Perhaps they should just send us an .STL file and we could print it ourselves!
As promised at Warley in November 2013 all gone quite again.
What chance of getting an update
Hi! It was fun filling out the backer survey but I still haven't received a t-shirt of a laser scanned steam train, or any further updates since October last year! It would be great to hear from you about the t-shirt of a laser scanned steam train (estimated delivery April 2013).
I have tweeted him
He's too busy sending (as at this moment) over 31000 tweets. Has anyone tweeted him about this?
Any chance of a new update on your progress?
Hey, you know that t-shirt of a laser scanned steam train, estimated delivery four months ago? Could you send me that shirt, please?
Please can we have update on the Nn3 kits?
It's been four months since the end of the pledge period. Should I be worried that I haven't yet received a backer survey?
Hi please can we have another update, been a while since last one.
Hi Flexiscale team,
Whilst I can understand that there are often delays for a project like this and so will happily wait for a quality product, I cannot fathom the lack of communication coming out of this project for the last 3 months. It strikes me as being very bad form to give no updates at all since the end of pledges. Could we have some feedback on whats happening?
Can you give us an update please? Locos, or refund, now well overdue.
Delivery was to be May, 2013. The last update was March 6, 2013. You did not answer the question of May 15th from arrronsmith as to any updates. So what gives? It is now 6/1/13 and we haven't heard a word in 3 months. What is the status of my locomotive?
Are there any updates on this project?
Thanks CADScan people. Good luck with yours too, can't wait for it to be funded. Think that will be a valuable tool in all we do.
Congratulations, and best of luck with your project!
Its great to see Princess in a new light... I've drank a few pints next to her in the last 10 years while volunteering on the WHR!
Looking forward to owning a 7mm scale version :)
Keep up the amazing work!
Many thanks Roger! Onwards now to the chassis kits!
Many congratulations on reaching the initial target.
@Julia we definitely couldn't talk about Thomas without paying a large licensing fee, however these engines do feature in those books and videos. Duke the Lost Engine is based on Prince.
This is an amazing project. I love trains, but more importantly, my almost 5-year old son is CRAZY about trains, and I have to think about what to get him from the project so I'm in for just a pound now. Consider doing a kid-size shirt with photos of all four engines? One of them looks so much like Thomas that I think there's a cheeky angle there... "the REAL engines of Sodor"... nah, the copyright issues would loom large. ;-) But if you could tap into the market of those kids, this project would hit 50,000 quid.
@Jan, thanks for getting in touch, we've just added some more in for some of the scales which were sold out.
Some of the 3D prints are already gone. Have you considered increasing the number?
@James - great idea. given some of the pictures we got today we're exploring that option right now...
Postcards are lovely, looking forward to them, but I would also buy a poster.