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Author Topic: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0  (Read 1051 times)

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3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:26:46 PM »
Well, someone did warn me that 3D printing was addictive, and so it's turned out to be.

Having made myself some spares, and then a wagon, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I tried a loco.

I've got form for taking iron-age tools to Peco   Pecketts, so it seemed logical to see what I could do in 3D.

Well, 5 iterations later I'm delighted to say that I now own a Peckett B3 0-6-0 shunter to complement the B2 mentioned above. The mechanism is un-ashamedly iron-age, but likely to outlast me and most of my collection - a Minitrix 2F/T3 chassis.

Anyway, the body shell has made it into the paint shop for priming:



I'll post an update when it's done.

If anyone fancies owning one of these, it's now available from Shapeways.

Mike

« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 06:36:57 PM by maridunian »
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Re: 3D Peckett B3
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 07:11:53 PM »
That looks great, Mike. I'm certainly tempted.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 3D Peckett B3
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 09:08:43 AM »
Thanks Pete. I'm currently mulling how to produce lining decals from the model design.

I was enchanted from an early age by the lined Pecketts in the Peco Catalogue, at a time I couldn't conceive ever owning one or having the skill to line one out:



(Old catalogues can be found at http://www.ness-st.co.uk/N-gauge-catalogues.html)

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Re: 3D Peckett B3
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 09:58:57 AM »
Love it!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: 3D Peckett B3
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 12:39:52 PM »
OK, well that's about it for my first production Peckett B3.



I used home-made decals using the same technique as on my J94 NCB No.8 .

Taking screenshots of orthographic views of the 3D design made designing the cab side panels a doddle. In Windows Paint I cut everything from the side view except the cab. This was scaled down by 10% and then the surrounding lines drawn on. The results were pasted into Google Slides (PowerPoint lookalike) and the other decals drawn. All printed onto white ink jet decal paper.

I've enjoyed this journey into 3D printing and will do more as my whims demand other models I cannot buy.

Mike

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Re: 3D Peckett B3
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 01:13:23 PM »
Looks great that Mike.
Look forward to seeing what you come up with next.
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Re: 3D Peckett B3
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 09:02:51 PM »
Thanks!



These variants represent about 3 months of learning on the job, but there are some things on my wish list which I might crank out eventually.. Don't hold your breath though!

Mike
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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 11:54:47 PM »

I was enchanted from an early age by the lined Pecketts in the Peco Catalogue, at a time I couldn't conceive ever owning one or having the skill to line one out:



(Old catalogues can be found here.)



An homage to the Peco illustration at the Many Tricks colliery:



Mike
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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 01:24:51 AM »
I think you and I must be like-minded individuals, Mike. I too was extremely impressed by all those Peco illustrations of these models in the sixties and seventies RM mags.

I was fascinated by the 009 Jeanette kit, and I dabbled in 009 briefly, but never managed to get mine to look like the illustrations.

Congratulations on your 3D Peckett, and also your brilliant homage pic. Triple thumbs up!  :thumbsup:

This is not a criticism... I think your work is brilliant - but I assume you'll be fixing those red wheels?  :beers:
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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 04:02:05 AM »
My Peckett body is in grey primer at present waiting for the right weather conditions for spraying of its top coat of paint. I’m hoping it will turn out looking like a miniature version of Hornby’s Huntley and Palmer Peckett. Fingers crossed.

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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 07:19:58 AM »
I hadn't seen this before as it's in a bit of the forum I don't often visit.  I'm hugely impressed by your Pecketts, and now wondering whether I should have a go at 3D at some point.

Richard

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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 08:27:17 AM »
I assume you'll be fixing those red wheels?  :beers:

Yes, indeed. ;)

I've been mulling 3D-printing spoked fascias, or even bespoke (!) decals in correct colours, but certainly will paint them black, which makes a huge difference. There comes a point of diminishing returns in silk-purse-from-sow's-ear projects!

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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 08:29:12 AM »
My Peckett body is in grey primer at present waiting for the right weather conditions for spraying of its top coat of paint. I’m hoping it will turn out looking like a miniature version of Hornby’s Huntley and Palmer Peckett. Fingers crossed.

 :NGaugersRule:

That's a lovely OO model - good luck!

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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 08:37:41 AM »
I hadn't seen this before as it's in a bit of the forum I don't often visit.  I'm hugely impressed by your Pecketts, and now wondering whether I should have a go at 3D at some point.

Richard

Thank you Richard . 3D isn't much quicker than scratch building/converting (unless you need several of whatever it is). There's still some filling and filing, but much less. Finishing is pretty much the same.

I'd give it a go. I used tinkercad.com (free online Autocad) for design and Shapeways for all printing to minimise my outlay. The latest item is probably my 10th printed iteration, with each test print costing £8-£15 depending on the material.

Good luck!

Mike
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Re: 3D Peckett B3 0-6-0
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 10:47:16 AM »
I recently had the opportunity to buy a s/h 3D printer from a friend at the aero modelling club. Apart from the various model boat parts I've been drawing up in sketchup make I printed a pilot from thingiverse as I needed one from the waist up rather than the usual head and shoulders. I'm printing in pla and the four inch high pilot cost around 35p in material. I had hoped to print a steel panelled water tank for my railway but I've yet to work out how to get the level of detail at such a small scale but I thoroughly recommend trying 3D printing if you get the chance, it's surprising how many other uses it has.

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