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by philipy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Southwold coach
Replies: 37
Views: 717

Re: Southwold coach

Amazingly spacious and open looking. I know nothing about the prototype but that is a very nice model.
by philipy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

I've been twiddling the 'ironing' settings in Cura, so that might have made a bit of a difference. I'm still finding it a bit hit and miss though. My version of Cura is customised by Qidi and there is only ironing on or off, so I can't fiddle with it, unfortunately. In fact I'm still using an old v...
by philipy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Resin 3D printers - wagon plates
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Resin 3D printers - wagon plates

This all started a few months ago with a discussion between Steve and I about the fine print capability of fdm printers and the fact that resin printers are capable of much finer detail. To cut a long story short, after seeing some of Steve's work, I ended up splashing out on a resin printer - the A...
by philipy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

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) DSC_0002[1].jpg Clearly not as good quality as yours but I do...
by philipy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

That is lovely crisp detail Rik.

What layer height did you use, your Thingiverse page simply says "fine"?
by philipy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

From https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Horse_operation Jake_the_horse_2005_Vintage_Wkend.gif FR Co. staff member Rebecca Kitchin and horse, Lasgarn Jake, during the Vintage Weekend at Tan y Bwlch. Jake is a variant of the Welsh Cob breed, believed to have been used on the slate trains before steam ...
by philipy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Next step will be to pass a gcode file to a friend of my son and see what comes back. It might be worth asking if he wants the gcode or if he would prefer to have the stl and slice it himself. There are countless printers on the market these days and the best slicer settings for one might be very d...
by philipy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 100
Views: 8460

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Jimmyb wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:50 am
as seedlings will sprout through it.
Either that or you've solved the problem of how to propagate artifiical grass!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: IP Engineering freelance carriages
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: IP Engineering freelance carriages

Very nicely done. Roofs are always a bit of a pain. Depending on how they are formed, slightly over curving before gluing can help to avoid the switchback effect. Also adding an extra thickness at the top of the walls before fitting the roof can give a bit more for the glue to bite on. Finally, layi...
by philipy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

A I have had a play with TinkerCad on my Chromebook and can export an STL file to a USB stick for printing. .....if only I read all the posts more thoroughly. I've just reread your post more thoroughly! :) and I'm not sure whether you may have misunderstood the process slightly ( forgive me if I've...
by philipy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

I absolutely agree with Trevor 100% about sorting out the drawing side first. It took me several attempts, separated by some months, before it 'clicked' and I felt confident enough to spend money on a printer ( all the drawing packages are free), and as I said earlier, some folks prefer one drawing ...
by philipy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 100
Views: 8460

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

It looks good in that shot, but may not look so good if curves are needed?
by philipy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Several others have recommended Tinkercad, but I tried it and didn't like it I prefer Sketchup which others don't like. OTOH Fusion360 is favoured by some, so you would need to have a play and find out which one suits you. I did a basic tutorial on producing a simple window frame in Sketchup a few m...
by philipy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 246
Views: 11280

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Ruby, That is some beautiful work. The first picture is fabulous.
by philipy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 256
Views: 123030

Re: eBay madness

The description is a bit odd as well. Starts off by saying it was purchased for him as a child by by his father but then later says he ran it when he purchased it!