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John E Davies

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18 hours ago, Mike and Carol said:

Wow, great job!  He should go into production, I’m sure there would be a demand!

3 D printing is most useful for a one-off prototype, or for making repair parts in the field (military) or in outer space, where a supplier is not readily available. it is way too time consuming and expensive for mass produced parts, that is what injection molding, die cast metal, and other methods are for. If the company wants to sell us Ollie trailer models in the future Ollie Store, they will have to have them mass produced in China by a toy manufacturer. An order of 100 would probably get the selling price down to a reasonable figure, I am guessing less than $100. A 3D printed one, with many hours and final hand trimming, unless you can do it yourself, would be way more than that. My son had a number of false starts before he got to this final version.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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Being a model railroader and model builder I would purchase one for sure. I would think he could get $100 each that is unpainted as your model is. If he doesn't what to make them I'm sure if he would share the program with someone who would manufacture them they could do it. As far as sales go I personally don't think there would be a large demand for them, if your not into models that I don't really see Oliver owners buying them. Like I said, I would take one, I can detail one and make a top looking model out of the base model. Why not offer the base model and see what takers there might be, you can pickup some quick pocket change, but then again I have no idea on what the base cost is to manufacture one. 



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Love it. Bet it would sell in the Oliver Owners Store. Nice to look at, and take Home, after touring the plant and placing an order. Something to "Show and Tell" while waiting. A buy with the hat, mug, and vest...

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