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Re: Overhead mast choices
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 04:25:52 pm »
Iíve wondered about 3D printing OHLE, butcthought it would be too brittle in N.

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 06:07:16 pm »
Iíve wondered about 3D printing OHLE, but thought it would be too brittle in N.


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Re: Overhead mast choices
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 06:30:37 pm »
I was musing, it wasnít actually a question. Iíd have a go myself if I were doing it. FUD is very brittle.

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2018, 11:11:58 pm »
I was musing, it wasnít actually a question. Iíd have a go myself if I were doing it. FUD is very brittle.

but there are a number of different materials available now -worth asking.
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Re: Overhead mast choices
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 12:44:01 am »
I've just used some Shapeways 'Prussian' 1920s 3D printed overhead masts for my new French layout based on an electrified  Midi railway line. I am pretty hamfisted but none of them broke in the installation phase.   
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Re: Overhead mast choices
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2018, 08:04:13 am »
I was musing, it wasnít actually a question. Iíd have a go myself if I were doing it. FUD is very brittle.

but there are a number of different materials available now -worth asking.

Youíre persistent, arenít you?! Again, wasnít a question, I donít have anything to ask.

Iím sure theyíd be fine to plant, I just worry about catching them with an arm or something, and as there are so many different configurations I think Iíd maybe use 3D printing for the spans, to get the right widths, but still use brass or similar for the registration arms.

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Re: Overhead mast choices
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2018, 10:23:30 pm »
That sounds like a really sensible solution. 3D printed spans glued to brass uprights.
When we made ours, the hardest part was making the spans. Iím pretty sure none of ours are anything like accurate but once planted the rubbishy build blends into the scenery. Theyíre far enough apart for the poor symmetry to be not noticeable.
However, I know theyíre not right, and it grates on me.
If youíre doing some, Iím interested.
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2018, 07:58:51 am »
Very much musing Iím afraid, glaciers move faster than my layout progression! Someone was discussing it on the Facebook page a while ago though, forget who.

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Re: Overhead mast choices
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2018, 02:01:31 pm »
Very much musing Iím afraid, glaciers move faster than my layout progression! Someone was discussing it on the Facebook page a while ago though, forget who.

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No hurry at all. The existing ones that I bodged together are in and suffice, but if they were ever shapewayed I'd be interested.
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