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Offline Simon Cramer

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3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:33:21 AM »
I'm a big fan of the 3-D printed stuff available on Shapeways and, in particular, the range of GCR and GW carriages available from Simon Dawson (aka rue d etropal - see link below.

My Grandad on my Fathers side was a cleaner, fireman, driver for the GCR, then LNER and then BR, winding up driving the 76s and 77s across Woodhead.  He died when I was 3 so I have no real memories of him but the link has left me with a real interest in the GCR in general and the local services around Greater Manchester in particular.

So when I saw the ex-GCR mainline carriages available on Shapeways it was a pretty straightforward decision to pick up a few and see what I could do.  Obviously the 3-D print is basically just the solebars, sides, roof and end of the carriage so I would need painting, glazing, floor, bogies, trussing, battery boxes etc.

Here are some pics of the 5 carriages I have done so far - in order Open 3rd, Corridor 3rd, Corridor Compo, Barnum Open 3rd and Barnum Open Brake Third.



In each case the bogies are either NGS Gresleys or a couple of Etched Pixels GCR bogies (that I had previously used on non-corridor carriages from EP), trussing is Etched Pixels and the battery boxes P D Marsh.  Let me know what you think, or if you spot any errors or improvements I could make.  Happy to answer any questions.

 https://www.shapeways.com/shops/recreation21?section=1%2F148+N+gauge&s=0

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »
Hmmm, OK so loading images to this site is not so straightforward.  the image in the first post is the two Barnums.

This is the first carriage, an Open 3rd.  Actually it's there twice, don't know why.

« Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 05:56:46 PM by Simon Cramer »

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 11:46:29 AM »
Right with a bit of luck and trailing wind this should be the Corridor 3rd and then the Corridor Compo.

Fingers crossed.

Nope, just the Corridor 3rd.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 05:57:26 PM by Simon Cramer »

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 11:49:37 AM »
OK, last one, hopefully

This should be the Corridor Compo


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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 11:52:17 AM »
Seriously, there must be an easier way of uploading images than attaching one to each post.

If anyway can explain to me how to do it I'd be grateful.

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 11:58:38 AM »
Simon - look on the main toolbar under Help and FAQs for a tutorial

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2020, 12:20:32 PM »
OK, try again...…

Sorry that tutorial is no use.  I've named a gallery GCR carriages about 5 times and browsed and added pictures many times and yet nothing appears on this post so frankly life is too short.  I guess I'll just have to use my own method and do a separate post for each picture.

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2020, 12:33:37 PM »
If you have a gallery with pics in, click on the pic you want to post and when it opens underneath you'll see a BB Code. Copy and paste that into your post. If you want to add more from the same gallery click 'Next pic' or 'Previous pic' or 'return to gallery'
Before you make your post you can click 'Preview' to see if you have the right pics in the post, then hit 'Post'
Best to have 2 sessions open as it make life much easier.

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2020, 12:46:20 PM »
Trying Again....Nope that didn't work either.

When you say if you have a gallery with pics in - does that mean in the Pictures folder on my laptop or somewhere in NG Forum?  I've no idea what a BB code is, and I couldn't see anything that resembled one.

I'm sorry but I'm Autistic and have limited tolerance for going round in circles and getting nowhere.  I've got lots of other images of GCR suburban carriages and GWR Bow Ended carriages that I was meaning to post on here but life is too short.

PS the Tutorial on uploading pictures is useless, the screens are illegible, and no matter how many times I create a Gallery and brose, add picture etc, nothing seems to happen and no pictures get uploaded with my post.  So I either have to post one picture per reply or decide that I have better things to do with my life.
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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2020, 01:03:14 PM »
On the plus side your coaches look fab - I'm a big fan of Simon Dawson's work on Shapeways - I have a number of his Metropolitan electric locos in the process of being finished off.

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2020, 01:04:23 PM »
Hi Simon,

Don't give up, please persevere it'll be worth it in the end.

Posting pictures is a little quirky, it took me some time to do it. I tend to insert/upload the pictures as I write the thread rather than putting them in a gallery first.

The coaches loom good though.

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2020, 01:10:28 PM »
Thank you for the two comments above.

It's hard to express how difficult things are when you are Autistic: the best example I can think of is imagine if you were allergic to the whole world....

All it affects is my ability to eat, sleep, think, feel, talk, listen and do things.  That's all - literally, it's all of life.

So yes, I get really $$$$$ off when something that should be simple turns out to be way too complicated.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 05:59:19 PM by Simon Cramer »

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2020, 01:31:01 PM »
Uploading multiple photos to  a single post can be done, and I do it the same as emjaybee.

Click on the "Add image to post and upload to gallery" link above the post text box.

That will open the "Add Picture" box (and also "User Gallery" box, but don't worry about that)

In the "Add Picture" dialog box, enter a Title.
From the Category drop down box, select "Random Photos"
Hit the Browse button and navigate to the photo on your PC.
Hit Add Picture.
There will be some activity.

The picture will not appear in the post text box, but a link will.

Add more pictures as required.

If you Preview the post at any time you should see the pictures as they will appear in the post.

There is probably a file size limit as well, so I resize my photos to about 600pixels * 400pixels and usually have not trouble uploading.

Hope this helps because I am a GCR devotee as well, and would like to see all that you have.

Mark

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2020, 01:32:58 PM »
I'm not sure if this will help you Simon, but I use the '+ Attachments and other options' just below the pane where you write your message.

Click on this and you can add up to 2 photos to your post....

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Re: 3-D Printed GCR Carriages
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2020, 01:39:10 PM »
Thanks for those replies.

I've got a 5 coach GCR Sub-urban coaches, also from rue d etropal, (NB these are not the same as the non-corridor stock offered by Etched Pixels, which I also have).

I've also got a rake of GWR Bow-Ended Carriages.

I'll post them as and when but I need to take a break now.

 

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