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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 05:44:33 PM »
The favourite thing is to have something too thin.

For example, the 'sprue' looks very thin. They also have a minimum depth of printing which varies from machine to machine.
Changing the upload info size to meters instead of mm made it work.

Only Ģ2.68 +Ģ10 p&p.
Will test them and see what happens.

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012, 06:36:51 PM »
Hi, just read this thread.
Done a bit of 3D printing myself but still a novice.
Atso is the one to ask, a pro compared to me!

In response to the above question it really varies from station to station.
Generaly think of benches against walls, clocks on walls, posters and perhaps a mirror.
Can't really go wrong then. Also, some had refreshment rooms with tables and chairs.
There's no set rules but I hope that helps.


Thank you.

I've found pictures and interior plans of Stroud station in http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/std.html, a building bigger than Brimscombe once was, but very helpful (I only have b/w pictures of Brimscombe) ... and some other stations of similar size.

My doubt was about room with the chimney... because most of stations I've seen had 2 chimneys... would it be for employees ?, so that room would be the office... or would it be for passengers? so that room would be the waiting room...

I donīt know, so I've thrown  a coin and it has taken the decision.

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012, 06:49:30 PM »
I've been playing around with 3D printing for a few years now, mainly with Shapeways.

WSF as previously pointed out will not give the fine detail of FUD and you may need to deeped and widen the morter courses slightly to ensure these come out. When working with WSF I do not try and print any detail below 0.25mm (and even this doesn't come out every time!).

FUD is far better but as you said its expensive, and Shapeways has a backlog and some minor quality issues at present.

Another alternative is Prime Grey from iMaterialize, slightly expensive and not quite as detailed as FUD but I've had far fewer problems cleaning up prints (removing the stepping effect) from them and now my printer of choice.

Hi!.

I had not read your answer... My problem with Brimscombe is that walls are made of stone bricks, but there is actually no gap between bricks because morter courses are very thin. So I wanted a very thin gap to add texture to the wall, but not as deep and wide as normal bricks. And this is around 0.2mm wide and deep.

So I don't know if after all work I've made drawing each stone in the walls... I'll get only a smooth wall.

I didn't know about iMaterialize and it seems interesting, and I have to investigate a little more.

Thank you for your information.

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 12:22:36 PM »
It's going to take alot of practice and refining to keep the costs down.
I'll start up my own thread at some point after I've tested this properly.


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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012, 12:47:51 PM »
Hi Stew,

I wouldn't have thought that many of us have straight tunnels. Now if it was bendy for all of us who have hidden curves (mental picture of Nigella Lawson....again ::)), then it could be a winner :thumbsup:

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2012, 01:00:11 PM »
Well Nobby. It is mostly for the mouth ;)  sort of based it on the Hai Van Tunnel.
Might chop it down a bit to help reduce the cost.

--edit--
I made it shorter.
It's now 7cm deep instead of 12cm.

« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 01:38:19 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 02:51:51 PM »
Shapeways have sent me a pic to show where to fix my hooks.
Very helpful team.
N Gauge is a funny thing to scale.


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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 10:50:59 PM »
It's very exciting seeing everyone's projects.  Great work everyone. :thumbsup:

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2012, 10:54:39 PM »
i used 3dprint-uk.co.uk for my trailers and they turned out great :)

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2012, 11:13:08 PM »
i used 3dprint-uk.co.uk for my trailers and they turned out great :)

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Hi Matt,

Great looking site and in the UK to boot! Their Objet Resin material looks to be similar to Shapeway's FUD material, is this what you printed in? Any pictures???

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2012, 11:17:34 PM »
hmmmmmmm good question, yes i had them done on the resin. he sent me cad drawings of how they would turn out and then pictures of the models before he sent them over so there was no surprise. am sure i put a link to my trailers on here somewhere.

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Re: Shapeways 3d printing help.
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 11:23:00 PM »
Hi Matt,

Yes I've just found your trailer post, it looks very good!!!

 

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