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Author Topic: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane  (Read 69944 times)

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #105 on: April 27, 2014, 10:08:06 PM »
Hi Paul,

Posted this previously...
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Cowans chassis's were at the riddles town meet and I also sent up two scrap wagons - one SLS and one FUD but Iv not seen any comments from this yet?

If you dont like the SLS then you'll need FUD - unless anyone knows of anything better and preferably cheaper?

Regards
Russ
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #106 on: April 28, 2014, 12:04:29 PM »
There are several "better" but none of them are cheap even by the standards of FUD. Mind you if you printed it in lost wax cast brass it would certainly stay on the track 8)

Something like an Envision-Tec will produce that print to the point you'd be have to handle it closely to decide if it was plastic or not. Unfortunately it'll make quite a dent in the other kind of plastic if you want one done that way!
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #107 on: April 28, 2014, 12:53:46 PM »
I must say that I'd personally only want the FUD. :-X

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #108 on: April 28, 2014, 02:22:42 PM »
It's going to have be FUD or maybe just FD,  the SLS finish looks like its been parked up under heavy acid rain for a couple of years then given a quick rub down of the rust flakes and painted yellow.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #109 on: April 28, 2014, 03:06:11 PM »
Hi,
Another for FUD, while I understand the cost sensibility I'd only commit to the finer - albeit more expensive - finish  :thumbsup:

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #110 on: April 28, 2014, 03:34:46 PM »
Hi

Roughly what is the price difference between SLS and FUD?

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #111 on: April 28, 2014, 03:53:10 PM »
The price difference is normally between 2-3 times more expensive for FUD.

I don't think that Russ's picture is a good example of FUD! I would normally expect FUD to be much better than that.

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #112 on: April 28, 2014, 04:07:17 PM »
The price difference is normally between 2-3 times more expensive for FUD.

I don't think that Russ's picture is a good example of FUD! I would normally expect FUD to be much better than that.

Cheers, Mike
thats because they're not, go back up the thread to reply 68.
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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #113 on: April 28, 2014, 04:34:01 PM »
The price difference is normally between 2-3 times more expensive for FUD.

I don't think that Russ's picture is a good example of FUD! I would normally expect FUD to be much better than that.

Cheers, Mike


Hi Mike

thats just SLS as per Pauls request....ones with floor seal to smooth it off and one without.

If you want the SLS vs FUD comparison then we spent a while chewing that bone here...
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=13011.msg189472#msg189472

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #114 on: April 28, 2014, 05:18:04 PM »

Russ,

Are you going to the Bristol show this weekend??

I'll be there on the Saturday and Sunday, so if you want to bring along the Crane and/or the POA's, then please do so.

Regards

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #115 on: April 30, 2014, 04:03:47 PM »
Hi Neal and All

Will do my best to get Crane (with mk2 jib) & POA scrap wagons to Thornbury on the Friday and leave with Tim/Stu on the NGS stand as per PM.

Anything else you want to get your mitts on then please advise asap!

Regards
Russ
Repairs - not everything has to be sent away - you can fix most thing's yourself. Ask and help will be provided.

Waiting for the RTR version? - why not try a kit?

My layout, Bridgebury Gate now has its own website...
www.bridgeburygate.com

and the 3DR shop where you'll also find the NGF MPV, assorted cabs etc...
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/3dr_designs_for_n_gauge

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #116 on: April 30, 2014, 04:16:20 PM »
Quick update....Crane etch parts....

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

Regards
Russ
Repairs - not everything has to be sent away - you can fix most thing's yourself. Ask and help will be provided.

Waiting for the RTR version? - why not try a kit?

My layout, Bridgebury Gate now has its own website...
www.bridgeburygate.com

and the 3DR shop where you'll also find the NGF MPV, assorted cabs etc...
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/3dr_designs_for_n_gauge

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #117 on: April 30, 2014, 06:51:57 PM »
My personal view, as someone who has had the opportunity to handle the SLS printed crane chassis is that I cannot see the point of the mega extra cost of going for the FUD material for this model. At normal viewing distances it looks great and you really have to be close t see the lack of definition.. I will be acquiring one and in SLS when the time comes.

I am really looking forward to seeing one of these trundling along with suitable support vehicles!

Best wishes and as always, most excellent work Russ!!!

Simon

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #118 on: May 01, 2014, 10:19:23 AM »
Quick update...

Please have a look at the two pic's and please comment on them

(and I dont mean another discussion about SLS print quality)






Repairs - not everything has to be sent away - you can fix most thing's yourself. Ask and help will be provided.

Waiting for the RTR version? - why not try a kit?

My layout, Bridgebury Gate now has its own website...
www.bridgeburygate.com

and the 3DR shop where you'll also find the NGF MPV, assorted cabs etc...
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/3dr_designs_for_n_gauge

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Re: NGF/3DR Cowans Sheldon Crane
« Reply #119 on: May 01, 2014, 12:39:05 PM »
nice application of the etches.

 

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