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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 26871 times)

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Offline Atso

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #165 on: May 10, 2018, 12:51:37 pm »
Just received my E2 print, Shapeways skimping on packaging again ;)



That E2 does look rather nice - or rather the enlarge pictures on Sparkshot's Shapeways shop does! I can't wait to see what you do with it (LBSCR livery I take it). What chassis are you planning to put under it?

I agree with you regarding the packaging. I just wish that Shapeways would use a larger box to better protect the models!  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #166 on: May 10, 2018, 01:20:07 pm »
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #167 on: May 10, 2018, 04:05:46 pm »
That E2 does look rather nice - or rather the enlarge pictures on Sparkshot's Shapeways shop does! I can't wait to see what you do with it (LBSCR livery I take it). What chassis are you planning to put under it?

It'll be in LBSC lined black, although a bit modern for my other Brighton stock! Chassis will probably be an older Farish GP chassis. They did a cheap run of them that went into starter sets (I think) with plastic bodies with buffers part of the chassis. I picked up a handful for a fiver each a few years ago at the NGS AGM. Correct wheel base and wheel size which are blackened with smaller flanges but motor too bulky so it will be getting replaced.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #168 on: May 10, 2018, 10:15:04 pm »
I had a look at this last week, when I was perusing the W class tank.
As i have both Langley kits for the E2 and the extended tank E2, i wonder how these shape up, given they are designed for the same GP/94xx chassis?
No pun intended.
I think i prefer the adaptability of the whitemetal rather than the grain of the 3D print, but then I am and older modeller, and the E2 was introduced way back when.
I too have the starter set chassis, but i dont have the aversion to the motor that you have.
Bob
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #169 on: May 11, 2018, 10:47:52 am »
Hi Bob,
I, too, have both those white metal kits but there really is no comparison. They have been around for years and IMHO look their age but there is still a lot to be said for the ruggedness of white metal. They both are compromised to fit the chassis which is why I am looking at cobbling together my own. Regarding the grain of the 3D print I opted for FXD. It costs a little more but has only required the absolute minimum of sanding, far less than the filing of misshapen bits of metal! I have no aversion to the existing motor either, indeed, it runs extremely well and seems a pity to destroy it but its height means the body has to sit to high. IIRC you had to trim a fair bit off the pole pieces anyway to fit the Langley body but it was still too high.


 

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