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by philipy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16

I am both amazed and in awe of how flat the sides look. You should be proud of that achievement if nothing else!
by philipy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Water tank rivets problem
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: Water tank rivets problem

I have had problems with rivets falling off. I thought I had got around it by dropping them below the surface - so I was sure they intersected the surface. Perhaps a better way is to use a guide line to encourage them to sit on the surface. I've been doing a bit of investigating myself. When I impo...
by philipy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Pen-Y-Bont A new portable garden layout
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: Pen-Y-Bont A new portable garden layout

Looks fabulous. I hope you have good muscles, if not you soon will have, shifting that lot in and out of exhibitions!
by philipy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Scales!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Scales!!!

100mm at 10:1 = 10.00 ie 100/10 100mm at 22.5:1 = 4.44 ie 100/22.5 100mm at 19.05: = 5.25 ie 100/19.05 22.5/19.05 = 1.18 ( conversion factor) so 1.18 x 4.44 ( dimension from 22.5 drawing) = 5.24 which should be close enough to 5.25 for your purposes as long as you use the same conversion factor thro...
by philipy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Useful Web-found files
Topic: WHR Garrett - Work in Progress
Replies: 1
Views: 46

WHR Garrett - Work in Progress

Work in Progress- WHR Garratt Just come across this, he only uploaded yesterday ( 9th April) and appears to have only drawn one end so far, but it looks pretty good. Worth keeping an eye on. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4822107?collect License Work in Progress- WHR Garratt by Nathan_Ray is lice...
by philipy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Using OpenSCAD to produce drawings for 3D Printing
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Using OpenSCAD to produce drawings for 3D Printing

Thanks Simon, very impressive. I have looked at OpenSCAD in the past and I'm afraid that you've just confirmed what I thought, you need to enjoy computer programming to bother with it! I'm sure it is a whiz if/when you can learn it and I have seen some really superb models produced with it, but rath...
by philipy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Water tank rivets problem
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: Water tank rivets problem

Just out of curiosity, I put one of the original tank sides on to print before I went to bed last night. It has printed pretty well, although there seems to have been some sort of shift half way up. It's pretty subtle and I don't think I can photograph it. However all the rivets seem to be stuck tig...
by philipy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: A Wickham trolley
Replies: 32
Views: 1555

Re: A Wickham trolley

I believe they were often kept in a lineside shed equiped with a miniature turntable to put them onto a siding. Yes, the turntable was a standard fitting although I can't make out where/how they carried it. I'm just about to start on the small body fittings etc and in looking at various photos I th...
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

I must have another go at this rust technique. I have tried it in the past but was unhappy with the results. Then again, I'm never happy with my weathering. So much so that I don't bother these days, but perhaps I will have ago on the Wickham when I get that far.
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Water tank rivets problem
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: Water tank rivets problem

I think I've followed you! I can see the advantage of only needing to make alterations to one component for others to alter automatically if you are using multiple instances, or if you use the same component in multiple drawings. It isn't something I've found to be a limitation so far, but I must th...
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: A Wickham trolley
Replies: 32
Views: 1555

Re: A Wickham trolley

So far so good and much as I had expected, but now for the bits that I didn't quite know what to do with - the sockets, the fuse, the switch and the voltage regulator. In my box of bits I found a small Voltage Reg module which was by chance exactly 15mm wide and fitted perfectly on top of the top fr...
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Termites again !
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Termites again !

Wow, that is terrible! To think I moan about the anthills on our lawns!
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Water tank rivets problem
Replies: 20
Views: 221

Re: Water tank rivets problem

I've had another look at my instructions above, just in case I've not quite written what I intended. Simplified version below: I must say that I've never used components myself. I did try but couldn't get on with them and I find groups work perfectly well and can easily be modified or altered if req...
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 211
Views: 48850

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Peter Butler wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:59 pm
Well, goodness gracious me, my breath is positively baited!
Yes indeed. :lol:
by philipy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

That is a work of decrepit art! I love the paint finish, brilliantly realistic. You really should do something with the inside of the cab, just to complete it, though.