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Alf

Post by -steves- » Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:31 pm

Well today I have almost finished my 3D printed version of Alf.

I still have the seat to paint, the magnets to put in the buffers and a driver to fit, if I can find the one I had in mind for it.

Anyways, here it, I quite like it, but each to their own.

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Re: Alf

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:45 pm

I quite like it too.... is that another papered surface finish?
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Post by -steves- » Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:47 pm

Peter Butler wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 6:45 pm I quite like it too.... is that another papered surface finish?
Nope, that's a rub down, prime, rub down and paint one. It actually came out quite well for a non papered one. :thumbup:
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Post by dudeface » Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:44 pm

Looks great! :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:34 am

Nice work. The battery voltage reminder underneath is a great idea. Beats my method of "forget, then check the loco's records and hope you've recorded it when the loco was built". :lol: :scratch:
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Re: Alf

Post by -steves- » Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:19 am

Old Man Aaron wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:34 am Nice work. The battery voltage reminder underneath is a great idea. Beats my method of "forget, then check the loco's records and hope you've recorded it when the loco was built". :lol: :scratch:
The problem I have is that all my loco's have the same power adaptor. After having a few with different voltage and severely cooking one battery, I made the decision to label all loco's with their voltage as part of the painting process. No mistakes since :thumbup:
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Re: Alf

Post by philipy » Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:27 am

-steves- wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:19 am

The problem I have is that all my loco's have the same power adaptor.
Problem I've had is that the force required to insert/remove the charger plug, is sometimes detrimental to something on the loco.
Recently I've taken to using Graemes method of a couple of brass screws under the loco and croc clips on the charger leads. Saves a lot of space inside the loco as well.

However, labelling the battery info on the bottom is a brilliant yet very simple idea which I shall copy forthwith! Thank you.
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Re: Alf

Post by -steves- » Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:31 am

philipy wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:27 am
-steves- wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:19 am

The problem I have is that all my loco's have the same power adaptor.
Problem I've had is that the force required to insert/remove the charger plug, is sometimes detrimental to something on the loco.
Recently I've taken to using Graemes method of a couple of brass screws under the loco and croc clips on the charger leads. Saves a lot of space inside the loco as well.

However, labelling the battery info on the bottom is a brilliant yet very simple idea which I shall copy forthwith! Thank you.
Well one good turn deserves another. I have not seen Graeme's brass screw idea, but I can see it in my head and see the space saving advantages. That is something I may well copy too :thumbup:
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Re: Alf

Post by ge_rik » Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:09 am

All my locos are powered with li-ion cells. I use an IMAX B6 charger on its "li-ion auto" setting. It detects how many cells are inside the loco and adjusts the charge accordingly.

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Post by philipy » Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:11 am

-steves- wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:31 am
Well one good turn deserves another. I have not seen Graeme's brass screw idea, but I can see it in my head and see the space saving advantages. That is something I may well copy too :thumbup:
Gives a lot more flexibility in positioning as well.

This is the Austro-Daimler on the left and Luna (Thornas) on the right.
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Re: Alf

Post by -steves- » Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:32 pm

Finally got around to putting the name plates on and the driver in. For me, that's finsihed :thumbleft:
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Re: Alf

Post by philipy » Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:02 pm

Very nice Steve. Any chance of a pic from the other end?
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Re: Alf

Post by -steves- » Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:08 pm

philipy wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:02 pm Very nice Steve. Any chance of a pic from the other end?
But of course, anything for you :D
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Re: Alf

Post by philipy » Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:22 pm

-steves- wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:08 pm
But of course, anything for you :D
Oooh thank you, ducky! :lol:

That driver looks spot on, and beautifully painted.
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Re: Alf

Post by -steves- » Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:31 pm

philipy wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:22 pm
-steves- wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:08 pm
But of course, anything for you :D
Oooh thank you, ducky! :lol:

That driver looks spot on, and beautifully painted.
Unfortunately I can't take the credit for the driver. I have a good friend who has painted many of my figures and the detail / natural look he manages to get is well beyond my talents. :salute:
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