Well, I have finally buckled under mounting pressure (from my subconscious) and purchased an NZ120 scale H loco in FUD. Total cost including postage was $75NZ, which I don't think is too bad for this model. Its all quite/dangerously simple with Paypal. The order is then sent into the printing que. Last night I received this 'informative' e-mail.
>Exciting update! We're in the midst of creating your order in our factory of the future.
Hmm, OK guys, a bit too much of the corporate kol aid this morning I think.
>Once our robots have finished creating your order and we make sure
I think this is a relative term.
The most amusing thing at the end is the warning.
>Warning: Please note that the 3D printed products are intended
for decorative purposes. They are >not suited to be used as toys or to be
given to underage children. The products should not come in >contact
with electricity and be kept away from heat. Our materials, except for
3D printed glazed >ceramics, are not food safe.
OK, so at least I'm not planning to eat it.
(BTW acrylic is an excellent insulator with a melting point of about 90C so unless the chip or motor bursts into flame it should be fine).
I must now pay the Atlas website a visit to get the motorising bits.