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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 06:45:56 PM »
Well done Matt, your first effort looks good even if you made a couple of mistakes and as you have thought of a use for it, that is a good result all round  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2013, 07:39:50 PM »
I should start offering my reprap printer services to more people so you don't spend so much on Shapeways.

Looks like a pretty good effort. I had a go with Sketchup this week and the first thing I made was in no way manifold. Blender was hard to learn but I am so glad I know it.
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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 01:03:08 PM »
A very long time since I put any work into this project, seem to go on to meshlab to 'fix' the model and I just cannot get the hang of it.
Is there a better program out there to use or do you think its time I pass the almost done files to someone else to see if they can fix?
OK who took my cake?

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2013, 04:50:20 PM »
Howdy everyone, with a great big dollop of help from a fellow member, BobD of Ntrains, this project has been put back on the right track and the 2nd printing should be on its way from shapeways very soon.
Once it has arrived, again photos will be put up and hopefully these will be able to go 'on sale' whether via me or Bob's Ntrain store. (correct me if Im wrong Bob)

OK who took my cake?

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2013, 05:13:13 PM »
We have come to an agreement, that I can sell this model, which has turned into a joint development. The original work was done by Matthew with me taking his art work and offering advice on where he had been going wrong. He has gained greater understanding, and I hope, the willingness to go on and do more.

Once Matthew has confirmed the viability of the CAD, I will make sure I have some of these kits available at DEMU Showcase and TINGS, on the N-Train/Electra stand.


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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 05:38:49 PM »
Congratulations to you both as N gauge gets another boost :claphappy:

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2013, 06:04:08 PM »
Well done, an excellent bit of co-operation to achieve a finished product  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 09:44:37 AM »
Quick update.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa372/ntrainuk/3D%20Models/Poa003_zpsb898bd49.jpg

Just back from holiday and this was waiting for me.

Matthew has still got to check the fit etc........

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 07:05:48 PM »
Quick update.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa372/ntrainuk/3D%20Models/Poa003_zpsb898bd49.jpg

Just back from holiday and this was waiting for me.

Matthew has still got to check the fit etc........


The chassis is on route to Bob to test fit the body and chassis, hopefully hell have a finished model to show everyone soon and he can than put it on his Ntrain store or what not :)
OK who took my cake?

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2013, 10:40:57 AM »
Received the chassis and done a first test fit.

http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa372/ntrainuk/Kits/DSCF5052_zps081ffb07.jpg

There are two things which spring to mind on this. There should be a ladder on 2 corners. Should I add this as a part of the 3D print or leave it for the builder to source an etched ladder.

The original body is held on by 2 screws. I could put lugs into the base for these, but they would be seen in the base of an empty wagon. It boils down to a preference of glueing down or screwing together.

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2013, 09:20:52 PM »
will the chassis be suitable to use on the chivors body

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2013, 10:26:04 PM »
Do Chivers do one of these?

I did do a search and did not find anything.

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2013, 11:11:11 PM »
Yes the rebodied ssa I have had ten done just waiting for a better chassis other then the peco one for a few years now
« Last Edit: June 21, 2013, 11:14:27 PM by carre55 »

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2013, 11:13:46 PM »

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Re: .....And so I gave it a go
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2013, 11:36:40 PM »
I missed the fact that the wagon had been re-coded.

The design of the the 3D print was originally done by Matthew and designed to fit the chassis.

In view of the fact that there is a Chivers kit available, I will not be releasing this as an N-Train kit. Looking at the sizing, I think the Farish wagon will be slightly too short for the purpose.

Thank you for the link. I had lost track of the Chivers kits and had been wanting some of the OTA's for a project. Now I can get some.  :D

 

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