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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2011, 10:32:17 PM »
I've amended some of the drawings.
I'm trying the coach sides on their own and I've beefed up the round ended wagon.
Printing is underway apparently so I'll just have to wait and see!
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2011, 02:23:12 PM »
They arrived a few days ago. Coach sides were ok. The wagons were even better.
I've added one to an old Graham Farish chassis and even though the sole bar is steel, not wooden, I still think it looks great!



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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2011, 04:25:58 PM »
Certainly looks a good generic round ended low wagon.

For the etched kits I've been using the Peco 9' chassis because most of the wagons I looked at were 9' or so wheelbase. The Peco 9' chassis is much much better and more accurate and as it is a kit you can easily amend the brakes or trim the ends down to make the slightly shorter 1880s style body fit nicely.

The Mill Lane Sidings GWR wagons suggest adding a bit of plastic rod to get the look of the flitched iron chassis which is a nice idea.

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2011, 05:47:32 PM »
Great work mate.  If you fancy making and EMU's..... ;D

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2011, 11:09:55 PM »
Thanks guys!  :)

The Mill Lane Sidings GWR wagons suggest adding a bit of plastic rod to get the look of the flitched iron chassis which is a nice idea.

Good idea, I agree.

I actually based the dimensions on a Peco 10' chassis, just don't have any at the moment.
Was surprised it fitted the Farish one, but it does!

Tank, EMU's would suit this technology as they are quite square and flat sided compared to steam era stuff!
(I know there were EMU's around during the steam era, I was meaning more modern built ones.)
I think the main thing would be to design it around a chassis rather than make a scale body then find a chassis.
Purists will hate that idea!  :evil:
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2011, 10:45:30 AM »
Hey Moogle that wagon looks great! Where are the coach pictures?

I'm still waiting for my MK2 FUD orders, unfortunately I've not got any pictures of the originals yet... I'm also working on an LNER 51ft non corridor full break with close couplings as well!

I definately agree that it would be best to adapt a body to fit an available chassis for any MU or loco body.

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2011, 10:33:43 PM »
Wow it seems an age since I've had any news on my projects. Luckily the UPS man arrived earlier this week with a package from Shapeways, inside were...







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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2011, 10:39:18 PM »
they look really good, i guess alot of cad work involved?

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2011, 08:38:19 AM »
These two looks very good to me.

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2011, 09:08:51 AM »
Brilliant Atso - so when are the production models coming along???
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2011, 09:17:44 AM »
Incredible!  I can already see a new manufacturer in the making...  :thumbsup:

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2011, 12:11:15 PM »
They look excellent!

In other news, my brother's RepRap (self built prototyper) just printed its first cube! :)

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2011, 06:49:31 PM »
Lovely bit of work, 3D print has clearly finally arrived usably in N.

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2011, 10:07:21 PM »
Thanks guys!

matt-b yes there was quite a bit of work involved designing this model and several revisions of the design before I was happy with it - hopefully others will be too!

Sithlord - I'll have them in production as soon as I've finished cleaning up the masters. Hopefully sometime before the end of the year!!!

Tank - thanks, any luck with getting information on you EMU?

Zwilnik - hows the cube, I'm very interested in the long term development of the RepRap please could you post some pictures of the machine and its prints?

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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2011, 10:24:13 PM »
No luck with my EMU's.  I just found a guy who makes the Class 455 and 456 in OO gauge.  I got a reply today that he has no plans to make them in N.  I asked politely about helping with any fees to convert any CAD drawings he had, but he didn't reply to that particular question. :thumbsdown:

I have however just downloaded Sketchup, so I might one day have time to learn how to use it and make the 455.

 

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