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by -steves-
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: And now for something else
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: And now for something else

Bit of an update on this. This is the final CAD work done and it has already started to be printed. As and when I get the time I shall build it and post up some pictures. :thumbup:


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by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Driver and Fireman with shovel
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Driver and Fireman with shovel

These are the figures I created for my model of Welsh Pony. For 16mm scale the driver should be about 85mm tall, and the fireman about 72mm tall, smaller to take account of the crouching position. The shovel is separate. They will print on a filament printer but obviously will be better printed on ...
by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16

Looking forwards to the more to follow. :thumbup:
by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

I see what you mean about the rivets. Perhaps I over emphasise the rivets. Scaling effects are interesting. I think some things have to be over scale to have the expected impact. I make my rivets 1mm diameter and 1mm high - just laziness really. Trevor Not that I am a rivet counter, but there are a...
by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Andrew wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:57 pm
That really makes a difference, particularly the sand pots - I knew there was something missing!
It did indeed have bits missing and still does, lots and lots to design yet, but getting there, I will start the first test prints next week hopefully.


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by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed

I think natural drying on sunlight (when we get it) might improve this vastly as I have had other things go a little funny under UV that didn't in the sun. UV lights also make the resin change colour, again, the sun generally doesn't have such an effect on the resin.
by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Added a bit of detailing to the boiler section today, looks better for it I think.
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by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cattle wagon for the E&D
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Cattle wagon for the E&D

Great job, especially on the brake hangers, it all looks like it's meant to be to me. :thumbup:
by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor

Shame you don't have 32mm track as I am doing a FR Single Fairlie Taliesin next on my list, maybe you could just make a bogie to 45mm from my 32mm one, after all, it's only the width that would change? More room for stuff, lol. Failing that, just make up your own complete drive unit from scratch, I ...
by -steves-
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed

Trevor, that looks freaking amazing, I hope you are very proud of yourself. :thumbup: As far as name plates go, it looks like your plates are lifting at each end the same as mine do. I am going to thicken up the base to try and avoid this but I am not sure if it's getting them off the build plate th...
by -steves-
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 2nd hand LGB 15000 R2 Curves
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Wanted 2nd hand LGB 15000 R2 Curves

I don't have any but welcome to the forum :thumbup:
by -steves-
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

It looks fantastic - and it gets better at each stage. Just out of curiosity which double Fairlie are you building - or is it generic? Trevor It is just generic, no particular one really, I might give it some name plates to make it look like one, possibly Merddin Emryss as that's the one I have bee...
by -steves-
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

It is definitely starting to take shape as a 3D image, the downside being is it will take well over a week of constant printing to complete, in reality, 2 weeks due to not baby sitting it 24 hours a day, WOW! I still have a few minor tweaks to do, but as they say, we're getting there. :thumbleft: An...
by -steves-
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Yes, I definitely used keyboard shortcuts in the first half, I thought that would be the easy bit, so I sort of glossed over how to get the two intersecting cylinders. You could do that any number of ways, in the example I used two sketches and extruded but you could have used the cylinder tool ins...
by -steves-
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

If you give me the dimensions of the dome and boiler I could send you an STL if you want, as you can see it will only take a minute. ;) Hi. I am not sure if you found that video or made it fort his example? However it took me hours to follow that video and I still ended up doing things a little dif...