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by ge_rik
Fri May 27, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: But will it run on time?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: But will it run on time?

Ingenious as always ...... :thumbup:

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri May 27, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Curved corrugated roof
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Curved corrugated roof

I tweaked the parameters - I think this looks better
Luggage van w roofv2.jpg

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri May 27, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Curved corrugated roof
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Curved corrugated roof

It's looking good so far (well on paper/screen, that is) Luggage van w roof.jpg I'll have to squidge the corrugations a bit to match the original photo - but it's a pay-off between what looks realistic with what will actually print OK. Not yet decided whether to tinker with the variables to squeeze ...
by ge_rik
Fri May 27, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Curved corrugated roof
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Curved corrugated roof

PS I you look at the photo, there's an extra longer arc ripple along the roof, presumably coinciding with the internal supports. I imagine another corrugating sub procedure might produce that ....... Only joking :D

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri May 27, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Curved corrugated roof
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Curved corrugated roof

Thanks chaps I did wonder about printing it on end, which is how I usually print my curved roofs. I usually (but not always) find that a brim works - but I hadn't thought of orientating it perpendicular to the Y axis. I usually print van roofs in two halves to help reduce the leverage towards the up...
by ge_rik
Thu May 26, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Curved corrugated roof
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Curved corrugated roof

Thanks Simon
I had a feeling this was something which would suit OpensCAD. I'll take a look at the code and see if I can understand how it works.
The next problem will be to figure out how to print it ..... :shock: :?

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu May 26, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Curved corrugated roof
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Curved corrugated roof

OK chaps - I know some of you like a challenge. Here's one..... I've drawn all the other parts for a County Donegal van using TinkerCAD, but am really struggling to find a way to create a curved corrugated iron roof. The Irish did seem to like their corrugated iron! :? corrugated van roof.jpg Is it ...
by ge_rik
Wed May 25, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My Garden Railway still to built
Replies: 45
Views: 22709

Re: My Garden Railway still to built

Welcome back, Marcus. Good to hear from you. The new name for your railway reminds me of a line from GK Chesterton's Rolling English Road To straighten out the crooked road an English drunkard made I can't help thinking that the trackbed for my railway could easily have been laid by a well oiled nav...
by ge_rik
Tue May 24, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: 3D double diesel
Replies: 52
Views: 14433

Re: 3D double diesel

A bit of an update on this build (from two years ago). I've finally gotten around to creating a blog post about it https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2022/05/how-i-constructed-pair-of-diesel-locos.html Since my last update on this thread, I have motorised the trailing loco so they now work as a perman...
by ge_rik
Mon May 23, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?

Phil.P wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 2:30 pm
Rik,

Something just blew-in with the Postman..

Thank you!
:thumbright:
Glad it has arrived safely

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun May 22, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?

Must admit, I didn't try putting mine together. I just printed them off. Hopefully, you should be able to make something with them, Phil.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun May 22, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: One for Peter Butler
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: One for Peter Butler

Don't tempt him ...... His Emett creations are a joy to behold, I can't imagine what his magic fingers would make of a Heath Robinson mechanism..... :shock:

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat May 21, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?

Those black propellers look very good. How did you get them to print so cleanly? I tried using supports but mine turned out like your grey ones

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat May 21, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: GVT in miniature
Replies: 30
Views: 2263

Re: GVT in miniature

Hi Rik, I have just seen your file for the GVT mineral in 45mm gauge and so will be having a go at this. I have tried altering the Binnie one to 45mm but it doesnt quite work. Thank you for uploading this file. I will also be interested in the GVT coaches. John Hi John I've rescaled the coaches but...
by ge_rik
Sat May 21, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?
Replies: 34
Views: 455

Re: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?

Phil.P wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 2:26 pm

Rik,

I have sent a couple of emails recently.. Could you let me know if you have received them?

Many thanks,
Phil.
PM sent

Rik