North East Victoria Railway

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by FWLR » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:51 am

Well done Jake, they look brilliant.... :thumbright:

Chance of doing some for me...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by philipy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:57 am

Jake, have you printed those bodies as one piece from the floor up( floor+sides & end x2)?

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:41 am

Cheers guys, Theyre based off a South Australian Yx wagon which i will offer as a 3d printed kit in 1:24 one day. Theres a fair bit of fine detail in the frame though and I want to get that right.
They are indeed printed as one big lot, the 4 wheelers dont have a floor. the end beams locate them in place and the flatcars. The bogie wagons were designed to be functional ore cars so they have big holes in the floor that needed to be covered. If I was ever going to print wagons for anyone else I wouldn"t do it this way. My printer isnt quite feeding right which results in rough prints which many people probably wouldnt find acceptable but theyre fine to me.

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by FWLR » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:48 am

Again Jake, who's going to get out the magnifying glass on their hands and knees to look at them. :dontknow:
It's your line mate, so enjoy.... :)
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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by philipy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:32 am

Tropic Blunder wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:41 am

They are indeed printed as one big lot, the 4 wheelers dont have a floor. the end beams locate them in place and the flatcars. ........If I was ever going to print wagons for anyone else I wouldn"t do it this way. My printer isnt quite feeding right which results in rough prints which many people probably wouldnt find acceptable but theyre fine to me.
Interesting. I always find a difficulty with printing thin double sided vertical items such as wagon sides. Apart from the issue with getting crisp internal corners for overhangs such as strapping, I find that they tend to bow inwards.

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:08 am

that is interesting, Ive never had an issue with it distorting like that on the 4 wheelers apart from when i left the paint drying on it in the 42 degree heat outside! ive seen it happen on my TGR Y class but that was a different issue i think.

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by philipy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:19 am

Sorry, I think I wasn't clear. I meant that the print bows inwards as it deposits the layers. ie each layer is minutely offset inwards. It is probably a combination of speed/temperature/layer height and who knows what else, in my settings.

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:29 am

that is an interesting one, maybe check your belt tension?

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:54 am

well I finished the model of the VA for my grandfather, its static but he was pretty stoked with it! Like the one he built its still missing cowcatcher, lights, stack and it has the wrong cab but thats fine my running ones will have all that added
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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Couple of photos from the weekend taken on my phone, ill post the professional quality photos by the others soon hopefully
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D1 sits on the outer leg of the wye waiting for the M car to pass
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turning its ore train around a bit later
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ESET's open wagon deputises as the bar car. The preservation society has loaded a surplus Melbourne W6 to take with them back to the museum for restoration although their hopes have been dashed and this one will likely make its way to bedigo to rebuilt to W8 spec. Those with a keen eye may notice why!
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Its not confirmed yet but D1 may yet become E1! I have made a sister engine with exactly the same length but as a steeple cab and as a joke I placed its pantograph ontop. This may have been a mistake as I'm now rather fond of it, luckily I know someone that can build me another pantograph...

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Mitch stack » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:00 am

Nice work mate!, that tram looks nice! they could make nice converted Passenger coaches on a heritage Line!

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:12 am

Same here Jake. Great looking tram.
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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:38 am

I haven't really got anything to report lifes been getting in the way. Regardless heres some photos from a run day a few weeks ago featuring the first ever live steam to ever visit the railway. the photos also show the largest engine to ever visit the line. This hulking bachmann 2-8-0 is owned by a friend with battery power and sound and made quite the impression, so much so that when the owner indicated he wanted to sell his other one it was quickly snapped up by the Dad despite being the wrong scale and faaaaaaaaaar too large!
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the scale difference is very apparent here
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Cooltrains Roundhouse billy
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no doubt people are becoming familiar with this stalwart

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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by FWLR » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:52 am

Might be bigger Jake, but it's a great looking Loco though. :thumbleft: :thumbleft:
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Re: North East Victoria Railway

Post by cooltrain » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:43 am

Tropic Blunder wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:54 am
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Need to put them both on the full size VA at Queenscliff and then we can have VA-inception :lol:

That Roundhouse Billy looks familiar... :P
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