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Author Topic: Konigsbrucke - Swiss N gauge layout 1997 - 2005 (and some present day stock)  (Read 1689 times)

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You can get a really good finish from a lot of 3D printers, whilst other materials need a lot of work. It's not a one-size solution.

Shapeways "Versatile Plastic" or whatever they call it is very 'grainy', whilst their "Fine Detail Plastic" is much smoother, and needs less effort, but is quite brittle. Most home resin printers can produce an extremely smooth finish; but obviously you need the files the print!

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Morning all,

I've been thinking about the railings on the bridge and, while I could probably solder some railings together, I came across some plastic versions made by Plastruct. So I've picked up a small pack to see how it looks.

Below are some photos, I've just blu tacked them in place to get an idea but would value some comments and suggestions. Does it look ok? Do they look overscale? They will be painted in a light grey to finish them off.











Best regards and stay safe,

Jeremy


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Looks ok to me.  There  are probably some etched railings out there by one of the small European firms, but that Plastruct looks fine to me.

N-Detail do a nice railing with chequerplate footway, but currently sold out

https://www.ndetail.de/product_info.php?info=p84_gelaender-mit-riffelblech-1-160--platine.html
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 12:08:19 PM by ntpntpntp »
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Looks ok to me.  There  are probably some etched railings out there by one of the small European firms, but that Plastruct looks fine to me.


Cheers. Etched railings would be my first option though. I'm also going to use these on the raod overbridge.


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The Plastruct ones look OK to me Jeremy. They will look even better when they have had a coat of paint.
I have tried many similar railings over the years. One of the big names (possibly Vollmer) used to produce some really fine plastic handrails but for some reason they discontinued them. When my stocks ran out I changed to the Faller ones (https://www.modellbahnshop-lippe.com/Landscape+%26+Decoration/Decoration/Faller-272404/gb/modell_8366.html) Not quite as fine but not too bad and I like the round profile. The etched ones are nice but very easily damaged and definitely something you don't install until the layout is nearing completion. :no:
John

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Looks ok to me.  There  are probably some etched railings out there by one of the small European firms, but that Plastruct looks fine to me.

N-Detail do a nice railing with chequerplate footway, but currently sold out

https://www.ndetail.de/product_info.php?info=p84_gelaender-mit-riffelblech-1-160--platine.html

They look great but whoever did the bending for the promo picture wants sacking. :D
John

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Thanks guys for your comments. I think I'll give the Plastruct railings a coat of paint and see if they blend in better as the white colour really makes them stand out.

Made a start on the post container depot this evening. I'll try and get some photos tomorrow and post them here.

Best regards and stay safe,

Jeremy

 

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