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Author Topic: N-Train 3D printing  (Read 63591 times)

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2012, 05:40:49 PM »
Yes, please!
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2012, 06:38:36 PM »
Me too...
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 06:46:46 PM »
I will be sending this test one to Adam for checking anddesign of vinyls. In the meantime I am organising things so that the cabs can be ordered in the next few weeks.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 06:55:55 PM »
EXCELLENT NEWS!!!!  I thought you said it was months away?!   ;D :beers: :beers:

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 07:01:47 PM »
I don't watch football, so there has been nothing on the telly.....................................  ;D :smiley-laughing:

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 07:02:37 PM »
 :smiley-laughing:  Same here!  I'm a rugby fan....and that's why I've been cracking on with my Class 455. ;D

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 07:10:39 PM »
Funny, I've got more wiring done in the last week than I have in two months!!  :smiley-laughing:


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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012, 08:13:09 PM »
I love the train information boards. they look wonderful. When did they start to be used. I'm not sure they have a place in my George Street era layout unless I change time periods and that would be too costly. Great work though. 3d printing really could make a huge impact om our hobby.
 

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 08:26:30 PM »
To be honest, I have no idea when the information boards started being used. I tend to design things that take my fancy and sometimes have no idea what, where or when they existed. Just that they do/did.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 11:04:17 PM »
Latest model received





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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 11:16:03 PM »
A Class 165 pir of cabs, which I cannot reproduce as a resin casting, and only available using Shapeways FUD, which makes it expensive.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2012, 12:06:16 AM »
Are you printing these yourself or having them printed? (Sorry if I am being an ignoramus)

I've been contemplating a RepRap machine for a while but the cost of the filament supply seems extortionate.

Another cool invention I have been considering is using an Arduino and an old printer gantry to press out textures for n-scale buildings in card.  I've not seen a great deal of n-scale textured material (e.g. brick).  The same idea could be used to print Braille for blind people too.  My plan is to have a blunt needle that is actuated by a solenoid or servo mounted on the gantry and draw normal maps (read: the 3D relief) on to pre-inkjet printed high density card.

I realise this post is a huge tangent/nerd fest I'm sorry  ;)
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 12:07:59 AM by Mr.Grumpy »
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2012, 12:15:50 AM »
I use Shapeways, as do a lot of others on the forum.

The Reprap will not give the accuracy I am looking for.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2012, 12:09:01 PM »
I've been contemplating a RepRap machine for a while but the cost of the filament supply seems extortionate.


I'm currently assembling a Mendel reprap. If you work out the material volume cost its way cheaper than the Shapeways material cost and widely available. There's an ongoing project to builkd a reprap buildable machine to make ABS filament from the cheaper ABS pellets.

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Another cool invention I have been considering is using an Arduino and an old printer gantry to press out textures for n-scale buildings in card.  I've not seen a great deal of n-scale textured material (e.g. brick).


Sounds a cool idea. There is a lot of textured stone stuff available on the continent. It's also possible to make it by etching a plate of the pattern you want and then using it forcibly on your target material.

Brick however in N is one I never really got the need for "texture" on. If you measure the difference between the brick and mortar on your house and divide it by 148 the answer is pretty close to zero.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2012, 10:59:56 PM »
I am a tease


 

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