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Author Topic: N-Train 3D printing  (Read 63713 times)

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2012, 07:52:59 AM »
Looks good
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2012, 04:07:39 PM »
Looks a good start

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2012, 10:57:49 PM »


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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2012, 11:00:15 PM »
looks like a lot of layouts will be having a guageing train if you make this available
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2012, 12:26:43 AM »
What 3D program are you whipping these up in? I can use Blender so if you can print from that I would be over the moon.
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2012, 07:42:24 AM »
I use Rhino 3D.

It is being done to be 3D printable


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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2012, 09:40:05 AM »
Brilliant work Bob.  I had already suggested this model to someone as an exclusive NGF model, but you've beaten us to it!!! ::) :D

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2012, 09:55:30 AM »
hi bob
when would you have the optical car ready
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2012, 11:28:02 PM »
If things work out ok, I will get the CAD ready for sending to Shapeways in the next week. I know works as I sent a test file already.

They take a couple of weeks to 3D print, then it will be testing, photographing, and if it looks good then it could be made available.

I am looking at producing it in 2 halves with seperate corridor ends. They will have to be glued together and some of the fixing holes may need a file to make a good fit.

As was suggested, when the 2 halves come together, there will be a small gap left, so light can escape if anyone wants to fit a suitable led.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2012, 10:11:28 AM »
what chassis will it be designed to fit
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2012, 10:49:07 AM »
I started the Structure Gauging Train thread and then some of this discussions about the 3D printing aspect started here on this thread so both threads need to be read or merged by the moderators.

There is someone here who has used a GF VBA Van as a starter and the old DEMU article about the whole train makes reference to the use of the VBA in OO too I think!

I just hope we see it soon!

Shaun


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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2012, 11:49:25 AM »
What 3D program are you whipping these up in? I can use Blender so if you can print from that I would be over the moon.

You can export an STL file from Blender and upload it to Shapeways (who work well with Blender files).  The crucial thing is to make sure your meshes are manifold ie watertight (use the Blender tool for this).

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2012, 06:25:04 PM »
Trying to find my VBA wagon to see if I have got the sizes right. If not, I shall have to have a visit to the model shop to see if they have one.

The CAD is just being adjusted ready to make a kit of parts.

Once I have checked the dimensions of the VBA, I will send of for a set of parts.

Watch this space.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2012, 01:21:39 PM »
The bad news. I havn't got a wagon.

The good news. I have just ordered one and it is on the way. I have also checked and the wagon is due for re-release from Farish shortly.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2012, 12:01:20 AM »
If you find yourself waiting for ages, PM me as I live in Norwich and I have 2 - not that I'm bosting or anything but you might want one so you can crack on!

regards


Shaun

 

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