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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2012, 07:59:50 PM »
They flex a bit if in long lengths but are pretty solid for modelling type uses. I think I'd brace it if making a rail bridge out of it..
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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2012, 08:23:13 PM »
I will btw pick up some of the bulk lamps when I next do a Shapeways order and stick em on the Ultima site.

Could you give us a 'heads up' when you put them on site please. TIA, Brian
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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2012, 03:25:27 PM »
I'm getting a bit annoyed with looking at my rectangle on the back of my tank engine so I'm going to try a bit more old skool style. such as:

« Last Edit: March 09, 2012, 03:27:05 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2012, 04:37:26 PM »
Shapeways robot removed the handle. I guess it was too thin.



--edit--
Fixed.

« Last Edit: March 09, 2012, 05:19:31 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2012, 05:22:19 PM »
I'm going to order the single batch to test them.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 03:24:22 PM by Stew2000 »

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »
The handles on the old style are too thin to model. so maybe better to leave them off and use some wire.

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2012, 04:10:55 PM »
Ok I skipped grabbing some to see what happened about it. I suspect you are right - the same problem occurs with the white metal ones, the handles are oversized or omitted.
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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2012, 04:13:55 PM »
The auto-bot tries its best after you upload. but they still need to use a real person to check them before printing.

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2012, 04:36:36 PM »
Are you sticking within the design limits for FUD?  The underframe for my crane has some pretty small parts on it and it has just been printed: http://www.shapeways.com/model/500370/gpc72-solebar-v0-5b.html

IIRC there are parts that are pushing the FUD detail limit of 0.1mm and wall thickness of 0.3mm.

Just waiting for the first test print to arrive (shipped today) then I will have a better idea of what level of detail to add to the rest of the model!

Cheers, Mike



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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2012, 02:34:46 PM »
Not the easiest thing to paint or photograph.




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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2012, 02:47:54 PM »
Any body thought about doing a cab replacement moulding to make a 377 out of a Farish 168 using this technology?

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2012, 11:26:36 PM »
+Stew2000 those look good.. will add to my next basket

Any body thought about doing a cab replacement moulding to make a 377 out of a Farish 168 using this technology?

The problem with most those units isn't the ends (indeed some have very simple ends that are easy to do even in plasticard or etch), its the length. Electrostars are 20m units generally ~9'2" wide.  Turbostars and relatives are 23m units that are  8'10" wide. 8'10" v 9'2 you can kind of forget for hackery in N, but the extra 3m is a bit of a problem. Sawing the body down is fun. The chassis is a whole different story.

There are a couple of exceptions on routes with enough clearance, notably the 323's are 23m units 9'2" wide, which is one reason I ended up doing that conversion but skipping the others. Another exception I believe is the 380, and a 380/0 would be an obvious unit for someone interested to do, if a little restricted in location.

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2012, 12:13:44 AM »
Must be out of touch with these modern units lol!
Having built the 323 successfully, never considered the vehicle lengths for the 377.
Time to get the books out! I am guessing the 357's are 23m?

Will stick to my own period and get my 309/310 and 303 finished, safe with them!

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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »
Must be out of touch with these modern units lol!
Having built the 323 successfully, never considered the vehicle lengths for the 377.
Time to get the books out! I am guessing the 357's are 23m?

The 357s are 20m...



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Re: My 3D Printing
« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »
Slowly getting used to the whole 3D printing thing.
Made this 3 inch Spectre R45.


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