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by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: DECEMBER 2020 GALLERY ENTRIES HERE
Replies: 34
Views: 1042

Re: DECEMBER 2020 GALLERY ENTRIES HERE

I love the perspective, Kjell

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Southwold coach
Replies: 37
Views: 725

Re: Southwold coach

Are your platforms long enough to accommodate the full rake or is a a project in hand for platform extensions? ;) Thanks Andrew Fortunately, they are about the same length as my Leek & Manifold(ish) coaches and so I should be able to get away with it .... provided the six-wheel system works out OK ...
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Southwold coach
Replies: 37
Views: 725

Re: Southwold coach

philipy wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:18 pm
Amazingly spacious and open looking. I know nothing about the prototype but that is a very nice model.
The original livery only lasted a few years before being repainted in a plain colour scheme (as per the coach in the background). I chickened out of the fancy livery.
L8429_samp2.jpg
Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Southwold coach
Replies: 37
Views: 725

Re: Southwold coach

More or less finished the coach. Not the best photos. The weather has been awful all day here and so not been able to take it out into the garden for a test run and get pictures in decent lighting. IMG_1288.JPG IMG_1287.JPG I've not yet managed to give it a proper run over the whole line, but it now...
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Jimmyb wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Rik, read the blog, and found it very useful, and at the beginning you mention the sub £80.00 printer, however is that the printer you have used for this wagon.
The dark grey parts were printed on it and the light grey parts were printed on my Eryone Thinker SE

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

I've now blogged the drawing and the construction of my short wheelbase Southwold van. https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/12/how-i-drew-and-3d-printed-southwold.html IMG_1245.JPG This is a really useful and clear tutorial for a 3D printing newbie like me - thanks! I've also uploaded the drawings...
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Just out of interest I left a side printing overnight, using your stl and 0.1 layer height and this is the result this morning: ( I used black because that was the tag end of a reel that was already on the machine and I want to use it up) Clearly not as good quality as yours but I don't know how mu...
by ge_rik
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: IP Engineering freelance carriages
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: IP Engineering freelance carriages

After a few issues like yours with roofs, I now use planks on rooves on all my scratchbuilds. In my case, like Peter Butler, my principal construction material is plastic sheet, but I've used the same approach for the models I've made from wood. My planks are generally 10mm wide and 2mm thick. IMG_1...
by ge_rik
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

philipy wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:47 pm
That is lovely crisp detail Rik.

What layer height did you use, your Thingiverse page simply says "fine"?
0.1mm

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

I've now blogged the drawing and the construction of my short wheelbase Southwold van.
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/1 ... hwold.html
IMG_1245.JPG
I've also uploaded the drawings to Thingiverse if you fancy having a go at it yourself

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

I think your problem is going to be finding a slicer program which works on a Chromebook. There is an online slicer called Astroprint, but I've no idea how good it is.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 256
Views: 123060

Re: eBay madness

Hey, come on chaps, that price does include postage .......
The previous item mentioned on here had a postal charge of £120 so this must be a bargain.....

Isn't it????? 🤔

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11298

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Great looking models. TinkerCAD is my chosen 3D drawing package. So much more intuitive than others I've tried.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Ace Engineering Works Mss 'Reaper'
Replies: 8
Views: 2667

Re: Ace Engineering Works Mss 'Reaper'

If a video can be poetic, then this is it.
Thanks. What a poignant start to the day!

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Copy of an IP engineering tram
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Copy of an IP engineering tram

-steves- wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:14 pm
That is some excellent work, very nice indeed :thumbup:
Please do keep the updates coming as best you can, things like this are just what I like to see :thumbleft:
My thoughts too. Really interested to see how it develops.

Rik