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In my thread about laser cut flatbeds which has evolved into covering a loco as well someone said it could be the forum loco. Rather than going with something I'm already working on, how about we see if we can do a "design by committee"? Post something you would like; it can be a picture of a real loco or a sketch you have drawn yourself. I will assess what lends itself to laser cutting and then we can put some candidates to the vote. I'll draw up the cut files and make some kits. I won't do the work for free but I promise to keep the price as low as possible and I'm happy to share the cost of the various components used. To keep it simple and cheap I propose drive on just one axle. It should be  something that will trundle around with a few wagons or skips, not a full rake of VoR coaches. Let me know what you think? Please be aware that I will have to fit this in between two moves (one to Luton, then one to Germany). My family is staying in the UK until the end of the school year so I will have lots of lonely evenings in Germany to work on the CAD drawings.

Let me know what you think and start posting some suggestions.

Michael
MRail

I rather the style of the LGB Feldbahn diesel.
Not usre how to post a pice, but I found a link to one:-

http://www.spyke.org.uk/gallery/a...set%2010-02-09/thumb_P1040934.JPG

Is it possible to produce a body only option for a user built/bodged chassis?
MRail

Wow- that turned out a bit small!!

Using the link without "thumb" works better:-

http://www.spyke.org.uk/gallery/a...set%2010-02-09/P1040934.JPG
MRail

Failed again!

Sorry guys, I'll stop wasting your time.
Sir Clothem Cap

Hi it was my suggestion I'm afraid, Maybe I suggested too much because I am a newish member and can't speak for the whole of the forum but I'm in favour of the idea for a forum designed diesel shunter.

   I would suggest some minor clarification is needed.
What gauge(s) can it run on (I'm not gaugeist but it helps if you know)
Are we looking at an 0-4-0 only?

first photo
http://www.haylingseasiderailway.com/Images/locos/Edwin%20Goods.jpg
Narrow Minded

Maybe a bit too ambitious for the design spec but different to what's generally available commercially -  this is what I'd like to see...



"Jack" ex RAF at Hollycombe.
Sir Clothem Cap

That look achievable with slab sides then bits added in balsa for shaping.
Narrow Minded

I think this is what MRail was trying to post up?

Busted Bricks

MRail

Narrow Minded wrote:
I think this is what MRail was trying to post up?



Yes precisely, although my link was to the red version shown in the subsequent post.

Just to be awkward, I'd prefer green.
Narrow Minded

Quote:
Just to be awkward, I'd prefer green.



I rather think the general idea of the kit would be to build it and paint it yourself - in which case it'd be any colour you want!
Busted Bricks

Any paint and detailing would be up to the individual.

The LGB Deutz is certainly easy to adapt for laser cutting.
Narrow Minded

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The LGB Deutz is certainly easy to adapt for laser cutting


It would, as would the Ruston, but my vote would still go towards something a little "unusual" and different from what's commercially available.  
taliesin001

I have a few ideas...
http://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Moel_Hebog
http://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Ashover
http://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Moel-Y-Gest
http://www.hfstephens-museum.org....ion-on-the-festiniog-and-whr.html (bottom of this page)
spooner

I like the Ruston.Being simply box shapes I would think it lend it self to laser cutting.A lot of scope for personalizing.I also like Adover but that looks a little harder to make.
Sir haydn

Here Here, TR Midlander  
90733

I'd like something more british
Maaybe something from here:
http://abbeylightrailway.webs.com/rollingstock.htm
Sir Clothem Cap

Druid is close to the original design.
bessytractor

I'd be interested in having one of these. I rather like the LGB diesel idea. Would you be able to do it in 45mm gauge?
Sir Clothem Cap

I like the original version then we can customise it to our hearts content
Busted Bricks

Dual gauge should not be too much of a problem.
bessytractor

sign me up =D
MRail

Narrow Minded wrote:
Quote:
Just to be awkward, I'd prefer green.



I rather think the general idea of the kit would be to build it and paint it yourself - in which case it'd be any colour you want!


Well, I did sort of know that, just expressing an opinion.
Presumably a kit in MDF would be a muddy brown.
hussra

Interested. I do tend to agree with Narrow Minded that something different from what's commercially available elsewhere would be nice. Quite what that would be I'm not so sure. (I'd love a classic Huddy Hunslet like the one JD Models used to do years ago.)

Michael, perhaps it would be feasible, if the axle diameter was right, for those who wanted to fit the IP Eng chain-and-sprockets kit for 4 wheel drive?
Busted Bricks

The axles I use are 3mm. Not sure what the IP sprocket ID is.

The chassis I'm working on currently is inside framed so there would not be room for chain drive on that.
Narrow Minded

Quote:
The chassis I'm working on currently is inside framed so there would not be room for chain drive on that.


Michael, never say things like that on here! - a lot of us just take it as a challenge
spooner

IP axle are 1/8".
Narrow Minded

spooner wrote:
IP axle are 1/8".


Just a smidge over 3mm then, bet they'd fit!
mhlr

How about WHR (P)'s Ruston, 'Glaslyn'...



Would be quite simple to do, detail is in the painting. Option to fit an IP budget chassis would be cool.
Sir Clothem Cap

mmmm nice
Narrow Minded

Sir haydn wrote:
Here Here, TR Midlander  


I don't think it would take much to convert a Hollycombe Jack to a TR Midlander

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