Building a Head of Steam

Since this blog was started back in November 2013 the hope was at some point to turn this love of 3D printing model railway parts into a full-time business. The blog has built a strong following, with everyone from those who just read, to those who have become regular customers and friends. The response and support has always been very much appreciated. And you’ve enabled this to go from a part-time enterprise that grew from the love of a hobby to a full-time professional model railway business.

The only downside is the lack of time available now the business is full-time! It has very quickly evolved from a parts replacement and development business to a model railway building business. The working week is now full of working on customer layouts on everything from layout design, track-laying, wiring, to problem-solving and upgrading for more reliable and enjoyable train time. This is great news, but the blog has suffered; it hasn’t had the level of attention it deserves for a while because time has been taken away from 3D drawing and printing.

So please bear with us as we manage the balance between the smaller projects that helped get this business off the ground and the full days working in various houses, garages, attics, basements and spare rooms! The 3D printing side of the business is just as important; layouts are only as good as the trains running on them and making sure those run effectively is what started this whole thing.