From: "Brian Chapman" <cornbeltroute@...>I would be worried more about the collapse of the model railroad freight car market myself. RP isn't going to happen overnight, it will take a while before the service bureaus even can do things with the level of detail required. Note Jim's? post where the salespeople didn't even know what their machine could do along with a silly pricing policy.
Sitting near me is a test CNC cut negative mold of one side of aIf it looks good, why not? The end purchaser will only care that it looks right and can be put together into a working model. I'd look at Westerfield kits for pointers on that!
I wonder if RP, eventually, will not be a greater threat to injectionIf you have a mass market, injection is the way to go, making molds is easier and cheapier as well nowadays.
Today, small resin manufacturers are seen, I believe, as the futureAs long as the hobby.
Egads, I do believe I have developed a stomach-ache while writing thisI hope you will derive pleasure from your business, model freight cars are probably not the road to riches. Of course there's my secret method for making a million at model railroading, if you send me $1,000,000 I will be glad to share it with you ;).