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Offline zwilnik

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NGF 3D Model library?
« on: November 21, 2016, 06:04:37 PM »
Earlier this year I backed the ONO 3D resin printer project on Kickstarter (which I think I came across via a forum thread here!) and hopefully may actually have one arriving in January(ish). So I'll be joining the ranks of N gauge modellers with 3D printers :)

While I do have a 3D artist on hand to chuck me some N Gauge models to try out, I was wondering if it would be worth having a forum 3D model library of suitable N Gauge models. Essentially whatever anyone feels like chucking on there as open source maybe?

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 12:55:23 AM »
I also backed the ONO and I think that is an awesome idea. It would be a fantastic resource.

There are probably so many N gauge models suitable to print off a screen the size of an iPhone:  Cab ends, cars, lorries, correct bogies, scenic items, breakdown cranes, an APT-E (in case Jason from Rapido is reading)... all sorts of stuff.

I have downloaded a 3D CAD for an N-scale Thunderbird 3 (to go with my TB1, TB2 and TB4), but at 24" high it might be a bit much for the ONO.

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 11:52:38 AM »
Even simple stuff like alternate wagon bodies for the Peco chassis etc. could be handy for anyone starting out in 3D printing and kit building. The next NGF exclusive wagon could be 3D printable ;)

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 04:58:57 PM »
So there are a few of us who have backed the ONO.

I have done a few models but I feel that most of them will be too big for the ONO to handle. There is going to be a little bit of trial and error involved.

Can't wait to get hold of it and see what it can do.

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 05:53:44 AM »
I think the library is a fantastic idea.
I'm sure that, as well as those who have 3D printers, there may also be those whose skills lie more in the design side.
They could then improve (perhaps) on designs which are posted within the library ?

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 06:52:59 AM »
I'd be more than happy for forum members to share the open source files on here.  Great idea!

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 07:07:33 AM »
I also backed the ONO and I think that is an awesome idea. It would be a fantastic resource.

There are probably so many N gauge models suitable to print off a screen the size of an iPhone:  Cab ends, cars, lorries, correct bogies, scenic items, breakdown cranes, an APT-E (in case Jason from Rapido is reading)... all sorts of stuff.

I have downloaded a 3D CAD for an N-scale Thunderbird 3 (to go with my TB1, TB2 and TB4), but at 24" high it might be a bit much for the ONO.

I'd love a N Scale TB1 and TB2. How about Lady Penelope's 6-wheeled Rolls Royce to go with them? 8-_)

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 01:02:41 PM »
I'd be more than happy for forum members to share the open source files on here.  Great idea!

Tank, Any movement on this? I've looked a couple of times expecting a new section have I missed it?
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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 01:14:16 PM »
I think the general consensus is we have enough sub-sections as it is ;)

Best to start a new thread with shared files and see how it goes, we can easily split into different topics to make things clearer should the need arise :thumbsup:

EDIT:

Two new sticky threads to start off with:-

3D Library - Loco & Rolling Stock

3D Library - Scenic Items


Paul
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 01:26:52 PM by Sprintex »

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 07:04:46 PM »
Once I get some time I'll reduce the amount of sub boards and may add a 3D section. :thumbsup:  Working 6 days a week at the moment and exactly 60 hours overtime last month. :doh:

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 07:39:13 PM »
Is the library just for sharing CAD files or can Shapeways links be included too?

Happy modelling

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 08:35:39 PM »
Any update on the ONO printer? They've gone quite quiet of late.

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 08:39:24 PM »
Is the library just for sharing CAD files or can Shapeways links be included too?

Happy modelling

Steven B

I think the idea was for sharing files that people can use if they have their own 3D printer rather than just a Shapeways free-for-all.


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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »
Any update on the ONO printer? They've gone quite quiet of late.

I got an email update today from their kickstarter saying it had cleared all its approval thingies and they expected to start shipping first ones on March 23rd.

As Sprintex said, I think these threads should be more for actual files that can be downloaded and used on our own printers rather than ones where we have to buy the models from a printer. On that basis too, they should be public domain models for obvious reasons.

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Re: NGF 3D Model library?
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 08:53:11 PM »
Interesting, I've not had that mail.

Agree, these threads should only be for items designed by members who are happy to share their work, not for models purchased, or files by others. 

 

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