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by ge_rik
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Book of 16mm Accucraft Rolling Stock drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Book of 16mm Accucraft Rolling Stock drawings

Definitely! Any collection of drawings is more than welcome methinks.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 121
Views: 7202

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Trevor Thompson wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:32 pm
....... the gap between running rail and check rail is 3mm rather than the 2.5mm which seems correct for 32mm narrow gauge.
Better that way round than vice versa ........ :?

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: PLA curling at the nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 649

Re: PLA curling at the nozzle

I think, once you get the springs/bed levelling problem sorted out, you'll not need the BL Touch. I now very rarely touch the bed levelling screws on either of my printers and even then it may only be an occasional tweak (as I said above - while it's printing the brim). You seem to have been very un...
by ge_rik
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Deltang rx-65 question
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Deltang rx-65 question

philipy wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:13 pm
Eventually worked out that it was a dry joint on one of the Selecta switch positions!
So easy to do. No need to ask me how I know ......

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: PETG or not PETG?
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: PETG or not PETG?

OK I've now reached the end of the reel of PETG and reached a conclusion. I have decided to abandon PETG in favour of PLA+ Here's one reason why ..... IMG_2287.JPG On the left is the sandbox for my Skylark loco printed with PLA+ and on the right is the same sandbox printed with PETG. OK, maybe I sho...
by ge_rik
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: PLA curling at the nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 649

Re: PLA curling at the nozzle

Another attempt and another fail. Re-checked the auto home and levelling and it was way out again. A BL touch is now a serious consideration, after I change the springs because when levelling there does not seem to be any tension on the springs at all. It does sound as if your bed adjustment screws...
by ge_rik
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 764
Views: 152872

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I feel like I have cheated but I am wanting to finish this project within the next 6- 8 months and move onto another bigger loco, so I am digesting a bit of cheating. It certainly doesn't look like cheating to me. I was just describing the quality of your metal working and attention to detail to a ...
by ge_rik
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: PLA curling at the nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 649

Re: PLA curling at the nozzle

. 1. I redid the bed levelling again but this time I pushed the paper under the nozzle after auto homing and used that feeling as my guide for the 4 corners of the bed when levelling again. Aha! That might be significant. You must always autohome before levelling otherwise the Z axis might not be a...
by ge_rik
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: PLA curling at the nozzle
Replies: 40
Views: 649

Re: PLA curling at the nozzle

Are you sure the printhead is only a sheet of paper's width from the bed? I got hit and miss first layer problems like yours when I first set up my cheapo printer. Eventually I found the bed was distorted and so no matter how hard I tried to level it, there was always one corner which was either too...
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Skylark loco build
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: Skylark loco build

It was only 2mm, but isn't it amazing what a difference that makes. Still plenty to do, but feeling a lot happier with it now.
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Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Skylark loco build
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: Skylark loco build

Decided I didn't like the "sit-up and beg" look of the loco and so took razor-saw in hand and attacked the motor block and the body. I've dropped the body by 7mm. It needed to be 8.5mm to match the drawings but that's as far as I can safely go. I think it now looks a lot better. IMG_2265.JPG IMG_226...
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Skylark loco build
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: Skylark loco build

Just had a comment on YouTube from one of the team building a full size replica of the original loco ...... He says he'd like to see my model for real when its finished 😱 No pressure then ....... :?

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Skylark loco build
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: Skylark loco build

I'd like to try lowering the body somehow but that would require major surgery on the motor block so I might have to live with it as is. The fundamental problem is that the driving wheels are too large. It's not possible to replace them - there wouldn't be enough clearance under the motor block (an...
by ge_rik
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Skylark loco build
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: Skylark loco build

You're right, the back end is a bit sparse. Now I've tested that the trailing bogie behaves itself, I can figure out how to fill some of the space. The buffer beams have now been extended downwards. I'd like to try lowering the body somehow but that would require major surgery on the motor block so ...
by ge_rik
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Skylark loco build
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: Skylark loco build

Outside frames have now been printed and fitted so I thought I'd giver her a test run to make sure they didn't bind on the fly cranks. I think I got away with it



Rik