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by philipy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Adventures with a Flashforge
Replies: 95
Views: 5149

Re: Adventures with a Flashforge

Works well on Capt Haddock, I must remember that technique.
by philipy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 594
Views: 125106

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Good idea if there isn't enough room underneath between the solebars.
Coming on well.
by philipy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Driver and Fireman with shovel
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Driver and Fireman with shovel

Trevor Just out of curiosity I've printed your driver figure on both filament and resin machines, with interesting results. Firstly though I must say that these aren't properly cleaned up, I just roughly took the supports off and quickly sprayed with primer and haven't done any filling or anything. ...
by philipy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Secundus
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: And now for something else

-steves- wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:49 pm
Main chassis has now been printed and papered, yes papered. A good friend of mine papers all his 3d models
I find it difficult to get the dado rail in without fouling the brakegear, and choosing the best floral pattern can be a bit of a problem. :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Servo Controlled Points
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Servo Controlled Points

Looking good, well done. It's very satisfying when you get it to do what you want, isn't it? Rik has written comprehensively about his installation on Peckforton, and Greg and Tom have written about theirs. I detailed my own points and signals operations on these two threads. https://gardenrails.org...
by philipy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Back!
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Forum Back!

Just to add a little detail to Steve's very welcome announcement. Some of you may be aware that we have been unable to make any posts for most of today. Our forum Host made a modification to our settings at about 10-30pm yesterday, following which, all posting was somehow disabled. After much proddi...
by philipy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Point rodding and concrete track
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Point rodding and concrete track

Firstly, welcome to the forum. Would you like to tell us a bit about your railway plans? Hi all Can anyone recommend any suppliers of point rodding and signal wire parts suitable for Peco G45 track? I'd like to have working point rodding and signal wires and although I'm aware I'll need to scratch b...
by philipy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Driver and Fireman with shovel
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Driver and Fireman with shovel

Are all figures produced this way so large? Will look further into it. I have sometimes seen references to "high poly" and "low poly" 3d figures. "Poly" being short for "polygons" I believe, and obviously that refers to the number of triangles or, in effect, the detail and smoothness of the end res...
by philipy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: First scratch-build - signal box
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: First scratch-build - signal box

Hi Seb That is a very impressive first build, well done. For buildings and other structures, as Peter said, there is nothing that I know of that will keep wood of any species from absorbing moisture sooner or later. That in turn will lead to swelling/contraction, and for ply, delamination. Again, Pe...
by philipy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor

Well done Rik. That looks fine ( weird as an 0-4-0 ) but fine. :D
by philipy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?
Replies: 83
Views: 9416

Re: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?

These pictures seem to appear just fine on my end, but if they don't show up on your end, please let me know and I'll have another try. The pics all look fine to me Aaron. The General store looks great. I'm amazed that your line looks so much as though it has been maturing for years. Nobody would e...
by philipy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Driver and Fireman with shovel
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Driver and Fireman with shovel

The files are too big to upload (at least the system says they are) so you will have to follow this dropbox link to find them: https://www.dropbox.com/s/krr0ip6ysr4v7p7/driver%20and%20fireman.zip?dl=0 Trevor I've just downloaded them from your Dropbox link. I'm not sure exactly, but I think the rea...
by philipy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 628

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

I tend to make rivets at about 1 x 1 as well. Any smaller and neither Sketchup nor my printer like them!
by philipy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16

Looking forwards to the more to follow. :thumbup: Yes indeed. :) This is not a criticism in any way, but I notice the the diagonal print marks across the panels. This is something I always seem to get and so far have not found a way to stop it. I've always assumed it is to do with speed and distanc...
by philipy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed
Replies: 52
Views: 2333

Re: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed

The name plates were flat when I took them off the build plate - but warped under UV. I was planning to just glue them into place and expect the glue to hold them flat. I think I'd try to print them on supports with a plate on the build plate, and then trim the supports after curing. Doing it like ...