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Offline Stew2000

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My 3D Printing
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:09:56 PM »
I got my Prototype hooks a short time ago.
The hook itself is the right size. The end that slots into a standard chassis needs to be bigger though.
Not sure whether to try it in Frosted Ultra Detail next. I don't know if it would be too brittle for it?

Time to get back to the virtual drawing board.  8)

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f87/Stew2000/N-Gauge/S1056368-2.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f87/Stew2000/N-Gauge/S1056369-2.jpg

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Shapeways Shop: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/stewmm
For Sale:
  N/OO: Hook & Chain Couplings.
  N/OO: Hook Couplings.
  N: MK3 Style Lamps.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2012, 02:44:30 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 12:42:40 PM »
FUD is brittle and expensive. Look good as they are.
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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 04:45:46 PM »
What an excellent use for 3D printing.
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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 04:58:02 PM »
From payment to arriving (with production in the middle) it took exactly one week.
So Shapeways gets a 10 out of 10 from me  :thumbsup:

Will post some more pics later when I've finished painting my Sentinel.

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 08:10:02 PM »
I've been working on the next prototype.
Will also feature a chain coupling.
Tweezers and needle files may be needed  :NGAUGE:



---edit---

I've now sent off for MKII.
Now to wait a week.
If this one comes out pretty well, I'll make it buy-able to others.

« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 08:51:16 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:27 PM »
Excellent work, Stew. Thanks very much :thumbsup:

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 09:32:04 PM »
Thanks Nobby. I'm just curious to how much more realistic they will make a layout look  :camera:

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 09:34:56 PM »
Also if they are rigid they'll keep the buffers apart and look good between vehicles. That is if working ones are practical within the size/strength limits. Maybe you'd have to lost wax cast them into brass from the printed one.



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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 10:00:29 PM »
Judging by what I have already. they have a good balance of rigidity and flexibility.
They are between 0.8-1mm wide. not as strong as brass. but still manage to hold together.

Just took me 10 minutes to get a chain on.
I think it would be a bit easier (I hope) with my "MKII" hooks and chain instead of the 0.8mm metal chain and a huge hole in the wagon.
(Ignore the sentinel and the wagon for now. it's just a general idea.)


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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 02:02:01 PM »
Superb. I could see these being very handy for fixed rakes of wagons, with an "ordinary" coupling at each end.

As and when I get back to doing any modelling I may well have a play with these.

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 12:40:39 PM »
My MKII Prototype came earlier.
It's really good now.
If people like them I will make them purchasable on Shapeways.
Maybe someone can recommend a price they could be sold for?







--edit--
The chains are a bit long. However you can use normal chain.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 01:38:19 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 01:39:39 PM »
Very overlong gap between the wagons I guess because of the shapeways minimum size.

You might want to wave these at the OO people too - they'd be far more useful and to scale there, plus when it comes to selling them there are lots more OO people to buy them 8)

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 01:50:52 PM »
That's an interesting idea. Might be useful for people with highly detailed models.


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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 08:29:10 PM »
For simple shunting they look great.
Up for sale at: http://www.shapeways.com/model/445561/n_gauge_coupling_0_32.html?gid=sg134678




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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 08:41:57 PM »
Agree with Alan, they look very over scale for N and I can't see them competing with current offerings, but there should be an OO market for you, so a silver lining after all

 

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