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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:49 pm

Trevor Thompson wrote:
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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.

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Not that I am a rivet counter, but there are actually less rivets on mine than the real one, they are really small and close on the real one.

Close up they look pretty much better, the 2nd picture is one of the ones I am working from.


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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:12 am

I tend to make rivets at about 1 x 1 as well. Any smaller and neither Sketchup nor my printer like them!

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by ge_rik » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:55 am

I tend to use the dome shape in TinkerCAD. My default value is 1.5mm dia which gives 0.75mm height

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:54 pm

Well I managed to get a bit of movement on the chassis. :woo

I should add that there is no glue yet on any of this, things are just pushed into place with a few bolts here and there, enough to hold it together "just" as it's still all ongoing work.

Yes, I am aware of the wobbly wheels which have since been redesigned and I am also aware of the wobbly gear which I hand drilled as I couldn't be bothered to go to the shed and put it in the lathe, lol :lol:



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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:20 pm

Very impressive. :D

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:08 pm

I know a couple of people were hoping this might make it a bit further than just a CAD drawing, well it has. Still a mega amount to do, nothing is glued in place and half the bits aren't even on it, it's just to give an idea of what is likely to look like further down the line, so to speak.

The CAD work has been difficult as I only have photos to base it on and as you would expect not every part fitted every other part, things like the boiler and the smoke box have had umpteen generations and I am still not happy with the smoke box by a long way. Even the cab started as one piece, then ended up as one piece but with a removable roof and in the end I had to split it in to two pieces so I could get at everything, I reckon I have binned around two complete rolls of PLA in the process :shock:

Main problem being this isn't for me, it's for my step father, so I still have one to do for me afterwards, lol.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by River Lin » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:23 pm

Wow. Wow. Wow. Etc. Etc.
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by ge_rik » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:47 pm

River Lin wrote:
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Wow. Wow. Wow. Etc. Etc.
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Quite!! Are the wheels printed as well?

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:19 pm

Wot David and Rik said!
That motion is lovely and smooth as well.

Some while ago I did occur to me to have a go at a Fairlie but then I decided my drawing skills probably weren't up to it. Now I'm glad I didn't show myself up!

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by Andrew » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:35 pm

That's looking fantastic! Your step-father's a lucky man!

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:12 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:47 pm
River Lin wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Wow. Wow. Wow. Etc. Etc.
David.
Quite!! Are the wheels printed as well?

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Thank you for everyone's very kind words, they really are appreciated.

Yes the wheels are printed Rik. Things not printed are, 4mm axles, gears, motor, cross slide bars, fake piston rod, brass insert for piston rod, nuts and bolts, all bushes. It has bushes in every moving part.

I am glad people are liking it so far :thumbup:
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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:11 pm

Started to add the first layers of paint and think it's starting to look like it is something rather than just a lump of 3D printed plastic, lol.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by georgesheppard » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:35 pm

-steves- wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:11 pm
Started to add the first layers of paint and think it's starting to look like it is something rather than just a lump of 3D printed plastic, lol.


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It's looking really smart! :thumbright:

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by philipy » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:23 pm

It's gonna look spectacular when its finished.

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Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Post by -steves- » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:36 pm

philipy wrote:
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It's gonna look spectacular when its finished.
I do hope so :|
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