We recently sold out our inventory of un-sold stock. All wagons are available on pre-order in un-decorated form. I am currently unable to produce rtr wagons in decorated form as a result of family commitments.
The model is inspired by an early 1970s photo of a care-worn 15653 at Heuston Goods. 15653 appears to have been a modernised version of a design of Covered Wagon first introduced in 1915 and similar in general appearance to wagons built up to the late 1950s. The paintwork was a bit of a rushed job, but nicely illustrated the standard of finish achieved by our new supplier. The blemishes in the finish are down to my painting not the 3D printing! The photos show all four sides of the van to illustrate the standard of finish and the absence...
I have received our first production order from a supplier who has the capability to print models in engineering resins ('Tough" and ABS-like) to a higher resolution than our original production and at a lower cost! I have revised our pricing to reflect our lower production costs. Details like the label clip on the Standard Open wagon which we once struggled to print are clearly re-produced. I am planning to print the majority of our future production in an ABS-like resin because of its high strength and resilient properties.
We have resumed production following a number of successful prints from our new 3D print supplier. Three variants of the CIE Standard H Van are currently in stock to ring the changes from 1915 to the mid 1970s. Our wagon bodies and roofs are printed in a fine detail plastic using the SLA process, wagon chassis are printed in nylon using the SLS process to maximise strength and flexibility.
A small number of wagons are currently available from stock. Unfortunately despite receiving promising test prints from a number of potential suppliers, we have been unable to identify a supplier capable of producing SLA prints of our models to a consistent standard.