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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2012, 05:51:34 PM »
Wagon in post.

According to Shapeways, the design is printable, but they sometimes change their minds.

Will check wagon chassis dimensions upon arrival and see what needs tweaking.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »
Subject to fitting to correct chassis size............................


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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2012, 12:48:36 AM »
Hi Bob,

Any idea on delivery time for the 325???



Thanks

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2012, 07:20:32 AM »
Still working on the 325. Once I have a suitable fit of the nose/body I will be getting some 3D prints run off for trial purposes.

Not drawn up the underframes yet, but they are fairly easy.

Electra/N-Train are about to try out some tests on a 313 shell and a lot depends on how this works out as to how we proceed.

I had a BVA wagon on display at DEMU Showcase and have just sent off the CAD for some etches. If these are ok, I will build a test wagon to see how it goes together and runs. Not sure it has enough weight in it's current form.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2012, 03:21:08 PM »
Class 465/466 cab pairs have been received.



Should be useable with a Farish Mk2 coach and a little fettling.

I have a limited number (6 sets) available at 6 per pair including p&p. PM me if you are interested. 1st come 1st served. (When these go on eBay, they will be 6 + p&p)

These cabs need a good clean before working on them, using light soapy water and an old toothbrush or similar.

Electra will be doing some artwork for the 465 and possibly for the 466.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #50 on: June 29, 2012, 03:29:43 PM »
PM sent for 1 pair. :thumbsup:

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2012, 08:05:57 PM »
Pm sent from me too for a pair of these!!

Andy.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #52 on: June 29, 2012, 08:50:54 PM »
I'd better get a start on drawing up some Networkers. Who's for BREL or Met-Cam?
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2012, 10:46:26 AM »
Message sent Bob.  Heres hoping I'm in time...
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2012, 07:48:31 PM »
Oooh, can I put my name down for a 325 kit please bob?
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2012, 01:23:36 PM »
VBA wagon received, measured, dismantled, rebuilt...........

CAD adjusted, I was very close. Design being uploaded and checked by Shapeways.
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2012, 08:23:01 PM »
New 3D print arrivals





Shapeways Frosted Detail material. A bitter cheaper than FUD.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2012, 09:18:09 PM »
hi ya do you have any news regarding your class 313's yet ?

very interested /=-?

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2012, 10:41:24 PM »
Adam is drawing up a set of test vinyls and I am checking out the motorising options. The 313's are fairly low bodied.

The basic design is done and just need to find the best way to get into production.

Once I have a set of test vinyls, I will try building up a unit and post some pictures. Adam and I will then work out the cost of the kit if it all comes together ok.

Watch this space......................

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2012, 02:13:02 PM »
Take one VBA



Remove the box



Take extra component parts



You should clean all parts with warm soapy water before proceeding, but I am too impatient



Place on chassis



Do not forget corridor ends



Of course, you would need to paint it and apply information panels. A thin sheet of plasticard on the chassis first would be a good idea.

The advernturous could add an led, as I have left a gap between the two halves. However, you are on your own with that idea.


 

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