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Author Topic: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)  (Read 1270 times)

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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 10:23:58 pm »
I have pledged £20.00 to this kickstart project because a well engineered n scale bogie for motorising is of great interest to me.   I have previously expressed the opinion that some of the bogies/chassis offered by Dapol and GF are not that well designed/engineered and this might just push them into upping their game.
I wish the venture well.
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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 09:10:02 am »
I'M IN!...

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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 09:23:08 am »
It could be a major step forward, not only to the N gauge fraternity at large, but also to the 2FS people as well.

Good call!  :thumbsup:
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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2017, 04:20:02 pm »
While I am unable to do any major development work at present, I am playing around with the design for the bogie housing. Just ordered some test prints from Shapeways, which I will use to try and work out the best way to hold the two halves together.

As it stands, I could do a clip fit, or some very small self tapping screws.




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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2017, 04:48:32 pm »
Bob I would stick to your plan for now an see how you get on, you reward plan is clear and simple. Alot of projects have £10-£50 starting levels with no physical reward, so I have no issue at all and rather proud to be your first backer. At the moment I have no interest in this other than supporting innovation and you.
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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2017, 06:14:56 pm »
Just received some test prints for the bogie housing.

Design continues.



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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 06:26:53 pm »
Be interested in hearing your reaction as to how well it works Bob. Looks neat.
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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2017, 01:22:41 pm »
Just ordered in a new version of the bogies housing. This one will allow the two halves to clip together. Also ordered a test chassis floor.

If you want to help me bring this design to a complete level, you can support my Kickstarter campaign. I am looking to build a set of pre production bogies, which would form the design for a kit of geared bogies. These being an easy build design.

If successful, it may then need another Kickstarter campaign to launch the kit.

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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 08:28:01 pm »
Not wanting to be a pessamistic but I don't think the kickstarter campaign will succeed, and you won't get any of the money pledged, However, can I suggest you have a look at https://www.gofundme.com/ as it may be better suited to your needs?

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Re: EMU/DMU bogies (Kickstarter)
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 12:28:39 am »
Hey ho. I didn't get there.

It is better to have tried and failed, because you fail automatically if you don't try.

I will persue other ways of proving this.

Just don't hold your breath waiting for results. It may take awhile.

 

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