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by SimonWood
Tue Nov 28, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Palmerston - Small England Loco as built
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Palmerston - Small England Loco as built

the build volume of this resin printer is bigger than that of my filament printer. Same here. I have been, just for comparison, printing the parts from Rik's GVT wagon on both printers. On the filament printer I need to cut the wagon side and then reassemble, and it's a visible part. With resin, no...
by SimonWood
Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Palmerston - Small England Loco as built
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Palmerston - Small England Loco as built

Really useful thread. I must post about all the problems I am having with resin printing, and I would not have even attempted your chassis orientation for fear that supports would be insufficient to pull that much surface area off the FEP. So it's really good to know that's possible. I am curious wh...
by SimonWood
Mon Nov 27, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A note from Anne (FWLR)
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: A note from Anne (FWLR)

Welcome back Rod, take it easy. I look forward to seeing the build as and when, meanwhile, take it slow and dip in here when you can.
by SimonWood
Fri Nov 24, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Found a new Hudson Hunslet kit
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Found a new Hudson Hunslet kit

I have obtained one of these kits. I have not started building it yet, but it looks promising. I would like to add more detail. I have found some photographs on the internet, but I cannot find a drawing. Does anybody have drawings or other information about the cab layout and engine that they would...
by SimonWood
Fri Nov 24, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wooden Steam Loco?
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Wooden Steam Loco?

Very interesting. The Regner Max was part wood. Trevor's printed ABS steam powered 4420 is also proof of the possibilities of mixed media steam locos!
by SimonWood
Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:39 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Building THORNAS - ADDING SOUND
Replies: 72
Views: 4184

Re: Building THORNAS - FINISHED

Stunning. And a really great write-up, thank you. Fascinating to see all the choices you made and why, and then see the overall effect on the final model.
by SimonWood
Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:36 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Volks Electric Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 2778

Re: Volks Electric Railway

Peter - and everyone else following this thread - it is the Brighton Model Railway Exhibition this weekend and VERA are slated to be there. If there is anything you would like me to ask them, let me know!
by SimonWood
Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A note from Anne (FWLR)
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: A note from Anne (FWLR)

Glad Rod is on the road to recovery, my best wishes to him to. They should prescribe garden railway kits for him, I am sure they will be beneficial! Seriously, all the best for full return to health as soon as possible.
by SimonWood
Sun Nov 12, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3238
Views: 936259

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Oh dear, your pictures Peter are showing me details I guessed at (wrongly) on mine, which are printed from Red Star’s drawings. Ah well, best not to look too closely! https://photos.simonwood.info/i?/uploads/h/h/7/hh7xrynhca//2023/11/12/20231112125607-49202f9b-la.jpg https://photos.simonwood.info/i?...
by SimonWood
Thu Nov 09, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing
Replies: 78
Views: 18598

Re: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing

I was delighted to see how well 4420 is running! Really interesting to see all the change you made to get it from running a few feet light engine to hauling a respectable train up that steep bank. The slideable in/out gas tank is very neat.
by SimonWood
Thu Nov 02, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Daisy, Daisy...
Replies: 34
Views: 5860

Re: Daisy, Daisy...

Tidy. Lining the flywheel is a very nice touch.
by SimonWood
Tue Oct 31, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Building THORNAS - ADDING SOUND
Replies: 72
Views: 4184

Re: Building THORNAS

I've done a quick look around and Walsall Model Industries do narrow gauge type castings to be machined up for live steamers. These two links are for a Festiniog Princess in 7/8" scale, 8 spoke, and a "Narrow Gauge" 12 spoke driver ( presumably generic). To give you a clue, hopefully. I'm not reall...
by SimonWood
Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:52 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Building THORNAS - ADDING SOUND
Replies: 72
Views: 4184

Re: Building THORNAS

I think the tapering, and certainly rounding, wouldn't be too hard. The flare I can't even begin to picture - a you link to any drawings or photographs that would give me an inkling? I haven't spent a lot of time looking at real wheels, I mostly just print from my drawings to fill the gaps between w...
by SimonWood
Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Building THORNAS - ADDING SOUND
Replies: 72
Views: 4184

Re: Building THORNAS

philipy wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2023 1:33 pm
I can't see an option in Simon's file to incorporate them (?)
I'll put it on the 'to-do' list! Also 10 spokes - wow, I only tested it up to 8. Good to know that works.

Loving the build, by the way.
by SimonWood
Fri Oct 06, 2023 4:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Dual gauge circuit of track finished.
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Dual gauge circuit of track finished.

These requirements have to be met!

Looks good Tony.
by SimonWood
Mon Oct 02, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 939
Views: 307588

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Andrew wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:05 am
There's also a girl in a raspberry beret, waiting to be pulled by Prince*.
Extraordinary work here, both on the carriage and especially on exceptional quality and effort in this transcendent dad-joke.
by SimonWood
Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3238
Views: 936259

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Amazing detail Peter. How did you do the gauges - are they hand painted somehow, or printed?
by SimonWood
Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Dec 2023 Gallery Entries CLOSES 1st DEC
Replies: 20
Views: 2989

Re: December 2023 Gallery Entries thread

Fantastic, Andrew. I know here is not the place to discuss it, but are there thread/posts anywhere else on the forum where you discuss (a) how you rusted that tipper and (b) your approach to ballasting? Both looking phenomenal in this shot!
by SimonWood
Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:55 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 266
Views: 32575

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

I must say, I liked the short one plenty, but I like the long one even more. And they look terrific assembled as a rake.

Good tip on the masonry paint testers!
by SimonWood
Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:11 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: CMES GR Update.
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: CMES GR Update.

Impressive indeed, lots more track than when I was there just a week ago! Here are a few of my pics from last Thurs https://photos.simonwood.info/_datas/h/h/7/hh7xrynhca/i/uploads/h/h/7/hh7xrynhca//2023/09/22/20230922124221-bec5d549-me.jpg https://photos.simonwood.info/_datas/h/h/7/hh7xrynhca/i/uplo...