3D printed kits of the Ffestiniog Englands from laser scans.

A project in Oxford, United Kingdom by Chris Thorpe from The Flexiscale Company

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The Ffestiniog Englands are the world's oldest working narrow gauge engines. We're laser scanning them to make the most accurate kits.
Backers: 130
Average Pledge Per Backer: £61

Funded: £7,952 of £5,000
Dates: Feb 4th -> Mar 6th (30 days)
Project By: Chris Thorpe from The Flexiscale Company
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Wow! And thank you.

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
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 messages of support, your comments, your questions and of course your backing.  We'll be... (Read More)

Final new rewards, Giclée prints of the point cloud images.

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
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 them is often quite poor and they fade with age. This project in... (Read More)

Thank you all. This is quite amazing. And more chassis to add in OO9 and 16mm

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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 announce about them this evening, we've worked out how to do something rather special with them. ... (Read More)

And finally, what the scanner saw... Welsh Pony

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We've saved, what in some ways is the best, for last.   (Read More)

What the scanner saw... Palmerston

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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!  (Read More)

What the scanner saw... Prince

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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.  (Read More)

What the scanner saw... Princess

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We thought you might like to know. Princess was a bit too shiny in places, but we got lots of good data.   (Read More)

Ever wanted to know what it looks like when an engine gets scanned?

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
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 little speeded up movie of it rotating when it scanned Prince. If you're British try humming the Benny Hill... (Read More)

First stretch goal, the 7mm chassis kit.

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
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 working on the prototype now. It consists of a two part plastic chassis (if you've ever taken apart... (Read More)

Scanning four historic steam locomotives.

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
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. Princess was being readied for her time at Paddington station. Prince was mid way... (Read More)

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