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 Andrew » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:07 pm

That's looking very nice indeed! There's a kind of neatness to it that just "works"...

I did a little laser cutting a while back, but have completely forgotten it all! I'll have to brush up on the stuff I learned back then so I can have another go - some of my files are a little untidy and in need of tidying up before I can cut from them, but I'll have to re-learn the software first! Your 3D printing looks great too - are you using freely available software? You've inspired me to get back into CAD...

All the best,

Andrew.

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

Post by SVLR » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:17 pm

FWLR wrote:
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:
Yes did roof in one go. I pre-bent the ply a bit just using my hands. I then put it in the vice on its own and tightened the vice until it curved the approximate amount. I had already glued the roof frame together, it was simply a matter of offering this up to the bent roof ply and pegging it with clothes pegs on the centre strut. I have always used Zap cyano with my RC aircraft so used that. I squirted it along the joints, left it a few seconds to wick into the joint then used kicker to set, it worked a treat.

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

Post by SVLR » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:22 pm

Andrew wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:07 pm
That's looking very nice indeed! There's a kind of neatness to it that just "works"...

I did a little laser cutting a while back, but have completely forgotten it all! I'll have to brush up on the stuff I learned back then so I can have another go - some of my files are a little untidy and in need of tidying up before I can cut from them, but I'll have to re-learn the software first! Your 3D printing looks great too - are you using freely available software? You've inspired me to get back into CAD...

All the best,

Andrew.
Thanks for the kind comments Andrew.

I use techsoft 2D Design for the 2D stuff, it's clunky but works even if it is a bit dated. I have started to use Graphite which is excellent.

For 3D stuff I use Autodesk Fusion 360, I think this is free now to home users although I might be wrong. I then print using a Prusa I2S.

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

Post by SVLR » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:33 pm

First run of my new scratch built coach, I coupled it with two of my other scratch builds and a Binnie granite wagon. The test was successful under the power of my Little John AKA Loco No 4 'Eryri' Time to draw a few more coaches to go with the 3rd class coach.

ImageDSC00364 by Jonathan Demery, on Flickr

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