Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 pm

If it looks exactly like that 3D printing then you will be a rich man!

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:21 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 pm
If it looks exactly like that 3D printing then you will be a rich man!
LOL, not managed to print yet as someone else is hogging the printer with a really big print. Cracked on with finishing off my first Binnie Granite wagon, painted with cheapy rattle cans, details added using acrylic artist paint, rusty added using some Citadel paint with an odd name, and weathered with Humbrol weathering powder.
ImageSVLR-094024 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr
Also did a bit more work on my semi scale scratch built four-wheelers in GWR colours. The main body made from ply, seats ply frame with coffee stirrer planks, swift sixteen buffers and wheelset.
ImageSVLR-145445 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SpudUk » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:18 pm

How do you make your decals, I really like them
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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:24 pm

SpudUk wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:18 pm
How do you make your decals, I really like them
Which ones?

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by FWLR » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 am

Nice job on your Granite wagon. :thumbright:
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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:37 am

FWLR wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 am
Nice job on your Granite wagon. :thumbright:
Thank you, need to get the coupling sorted next and then on to painting another 2. They are incredible value for money and build up easily.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:39 pm

More progress today with the 4 wheel coach. Glued in the painted interior end panels and floor, these both have laser engraved planking effect. Glazing was added using OHP film and the interior walls laser cut from birch ply were glued in place. I have not fixed the seats in situ yet, will do that once I have sorted the removable roof. I downloaded a couple of vintage railway posters and made frames out of stained birch ply, glazing with them was also OHP film. Transfers are from Railroad models. Tomorrow I plan to add the 3D printed door handles and coach end steps.

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Post by philipy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:47 am

Coming along well. Looking forward to seeing it with the added detail.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by FWLR » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:38 am

Nice job on the detailing Jon. It's a really fine looking coach.. :thumbright:
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Post by SVLR » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:24 pm

Glued the birch ply roof cladding to the frame today, rather than jigging it I decided to experiment. I clamped the ply in the vice and tightened it to get the desired curve. I then placed the roof frame in the correct position before wicking Zap into the joins and then kicking it.
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Given the roof the first coat of Halfords bumper paint, once weathered I will spray it with matt varnish. I also added my 3D printed door handles today which have been given a coat of gold paint to look like brass.
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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by philipy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:13 pm

Those door handles are amazing. Did they need much cleaning up? How do you print objects that small, it always causes me major grief.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:57 pm

philipy wrote:
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Those door handles are amazing. Did they need much cleaning up? How do you print objects that small, it always causes me major grief.
I was surprised too, printed them in PLA no cleaning needed. The shaft was 3mm D and the spigot that fits into a hole in the carriage side was 2mm D, they were printed as modelled then given a coat of Plasticote gold rattle can spray which was bargain price in B&M. Very happy with the outcome.

I did contemplate modelling them on a sprue to make printing easier. Need to model some coach end steps and roof detail now.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by IrishPeter » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:35 am

Lovely job all round.

One tiny point, though. I think you need to mount the door handles with the head of the T horizontal not vertical. I do not remember ever seeing a closed and secured door with the handle vertical in all my years of tootling around in slam door stock with construction dates anywhere from 1881 to 1981!

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Traffic Pattern? What pattern? Spuds out; grain in, but cattle, sheep and passengers are a lot less predictable.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by SVLR » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:20 am

IrishPeter wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:35 am
Lovely job all round.

One tiny point, though. I think you need to mount the door handles with the head of the T horizontal not vertical. I do not remember ever seeing a closed and secured door with the handle vertical in all my years of tootling around in slam door stock with construction dates anywhere from 1881 to 1981!

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Thanks Peter, will do that as they are only push fitted so far, still learning about railways up to a few years ago all I ever modelled were aircraft.

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Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:48 am

Thats an amazing way of doing your roofs Jon, did you do it in go...... :scratch:

I am like you also Jon, only been doing railways for about 5 years, 2 on 16mm. No idea about how the daily runnings were...... :lol: :lol:
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