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MFS-D 3d print model
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:10:17 pm »
Thread all about the development of an n gauge 3d printed kit for the MFS-Ds.

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 07:20:51 pm »
Looking forward to them.  I will be looking for a rake if you pull it off  :D

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 07:27:08 pm »
Picture of the test print for the wagon body

Unfortunately the side walls did not adhere to the base which is why it failed and it also looks like rough handling has also cause it to split. I am still happy with how the sides look as I feel that the supports on the sides look good and stick out enough so that they are clearly visible . I have also added the top beams along the top to put some more strength in it. I hope other people are interested in this as I will be making the finished version available for you to buy on shapeways.

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 07:31:41 pm »
Always interested in anything yellow. :beers:
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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 07:35:45 pm »
Check your CAD is fused along the main seams.  If it is simply a contact joint it may be printed with a microscopic gap that fails just like your print.

Looks good for a first pass.  :thumbsup:

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 07:54:06 pm »




Pictures on a black background so that it is easier to see the second I angled the camera so it looks like it never broke😉.

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 08:14:20 pm »
It also should be more sturdy with the conveyor added inside, an end plate at one end and 2 more cross pieces.

Think I need to learn to use the CAD software as so far Iím only the second pair of eyes and the money 😁

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 08:18:43 pm »
After some one getting confused about what part this actually is. It is only the hopper at the moment I have stared on the swinging conveyor between wagon and the frame for the wagon. As you can see in the cad I have started on the other parts.




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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 08:25:26 pm »
That someone would be me - well tonight I am 169 miles away and looking at photos 🤣

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 08:58:52 pm »
Hi everyone sorry there has not been an update for a while. As I have been in Holland for a week then I noticed that the wagon looked smaller than it should so after some discussion we worked out that it needed to be widened by quite a bit so the actual wagon itself hasnít progressed that much. But now that problem is sorted I should to be able to work on the rest of it.

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 07:22:44 pm »







Hi everyone over the past few days I have been working on adding detail to the hopper and sorting out what other details I can add to the print . To complete the model I need to :
- add the cab floor/ seats
- put in the conveyor on the inside
- put holes in the supports for the hydraulic pipes
- finish off the conveyor
- add the boxes that are underneath the wagon frame

It sounds so simple in that list but it will definitely take a while to finish the wagon. At the moment I am thinking of making it a multi media kit where people would need to buy bogies , the wire to make it look like there are hydraulic pipes running along the sides and I am thinking of doing an etch for some of the more detailed parts like the hand rails and steps. What are your views on producing a kit for this wagon in this way?

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 07:33:14 pm »
My advice would be to follow the Modern Image Models sales model, where you sell a kit of parts for prints purchased from Shapeways.

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 07:47:58 pm »
 Thanks for the advice

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 07:14:55 pm »


Hi everyone
I have now done some detail with the hydraulic motors and also I have finished the cab roof. I have also discovered that there are 2 versions of the MFS-Ds I will be modelling the more modern one so that it looks better with the current HOBC.



As you can see I am still quite a way off.  :hmmm:

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Re: MFS-D 3d print model
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 09:33:06 pm »
Hi everyone
Sorry for not posting an update for a while but I have been away for a couple of weeks so I havenít had much time to work on the MFS-D. It is now starting to look more like a wagon as I have started adding the numerous boxes and storage containers that are underneath the frame of the wagon.






 

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