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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #75 on: July 12, 2012, 05:12:19 PM »
Many thanks to those of you who bought my accidental kit, and those who have requested some of the second run.

First set of orders have been posted today.

I am currently trying to get some sample etches done for a BVA steel wagon, although the weight of the wagon may be a problem. Testing of one will take place shortly.

I am progressing with the 313 and waiting for some test vinyls to arrive from Adam, so watch this space for further news.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2012, 05:46:38 PM »
Hi mate,

I've found the cab fronts thanks, wife had them in her car!!!!

How much for the optical kit??

I'll be interested in a MPV when ya get it done!

What else ya working on? I'm looking for a way to make some JNA boogie scrap wagons as done in OO gauge in model rail mag  no84 Oct 2005.

Andy.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2012, 06:50:51 PM »
not doing much on the wagon front, and don't have that article. House move meant a lot had to be thrown.

The optical car kit will be going on eBay shop shortly at 12 + p&p

Bernard suggested the Kato Portland Tram as a power unit for the MPV, what do people think. There was an article on RMWeb about using them, so will try to find that as I think dimensions were given.

I drew up the basic cab for the MPV as I fancied doing the timber train that was experimented with a few years back, but the timber wagons were not available at the time. Chivers, did (do) the correct wagon.

Most of my development work is based on EMU/DMU

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #78 on: July 12, 2012, 07:15:19 PM »
bob
with the 313 on its way  will be looking at doing any of the 455 units
daz

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2012, 07:31:09 PM »


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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2012, 08:41:55 PM »
I've done the vinyls for DC460000 - they will be available with Network Rail, Railtrack and BR RTC lettering. 2.00 a  set or free when bought with an SGT coach set.
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #81 on: July 13, 2012, 10:04:19 AM »
Hi

for the SGT or the Optical Car  - which ever you are modelling - will these be square panels for each side or a wrap over piece covering both sides and the roof. I'm asuming the SGT willneed spraying black first before applying and transfers or vinyls depending on your source of lettering.

could you explain what you will have to offer, even a low res pic would be good to see what's in store - if you are able to do this!

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #82 on: July 13, 2012, 10:19:56 AM »
Nice work Bob.

Assuming that Bachmann can find a suitable mechanism (I think their OO MPV hides some of the mech in the modules) then I think it is only a matter of time before they shrink the MPV so I wouldn't spend much time on drawing it up.

Cheers, Mike



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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2012, 01:01:08 PM »
I've not got my hands on one of Bob's DC460000's yet but he has been kind enough to send me the measurements. As the whole vehicle just needs spraying black, I have done side panels with the lettering on.
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2012, 10:31:38 AM »
My Optical Car arrived today.  Excellent looking model you've designed Bob.  :)  Hopefully I'll be allowed some time later to construct it and take apart a VGA. 

An idea for all of these spare VGA bodies that will be left on everyone's workbench....  How about placing it on your layout as a grounded Stores Van.

EDIT:-  Whoops, it should be VBA Wagons!!! 

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #85 on: July 14, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »
Got up this afternoon, and found my optical car had arrived.

am amazed at the new process, and was all ready to make a start, but as I'm back on the last night tonight I unusually showed some sense and am leaving it for my four days off.

a really impressive item..

alan

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #86 on: July 14, 2012, 05:45:39 PM »
I got mine too - horrah - I can't wait to make a start.

Good work Bob - what's your advice about paint - does it need any sort of primer - what paint works best on this substance.

I was worried about breaking it but boy is this stuff tough - getting of the sprue is not easy!

Now Bob - I have always wanted a Cowans Sheldon 75 Ton Breakdown Crane.........LOL! No really Bob I have.......................

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #87 on: July 14, 2012, 06:55:14 PM »
"Now Bob - I have always wanted a Cowans Sheldon 75 Ton Breakdown Crane.........LOL! No really Bob I have......................."

Well Bob, if you're up for a challenge put me down for one as well :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2012, 10:16:03 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments. After cleaning, I suggest using a primer. I used a cheap car spray can, then paint with the black on top of that.

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Re: N-Train 3D printing
« Reply #89 on: July 14, 2012, 10:20:34 PM »
An idea for all of these spare VGA bodies that will be left on everyone's workbench....  How about placing it on your layout as a grounded Stores Van.

EDIT:-  Whoops, it should be VBA Wagons!!!

as a matter of interest, apart from the VBAs, would it fit on OBAs or any other chassis ?
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