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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