08 Shunter

DGE-Railroad

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G1MRA member Peter Davis has come up with a really nicely designed little Gronk, so I took the opportunity to try printing it.

It is chain driven by a little 6v motor and will do a scale 20mph or so pulling wagons.

Its getting screwed together rather than glued.

The deck and frame go together

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Not a scale murder scene, I've been painting the rods and bufferbeams (complete with provision for spring buffers!)
The rods get some brass bushes installed
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Just waiting on some Forest Green and Dark Blue filaments to turn up so that I can print the body parts

Im unsure whether to go with a BR blue or a green colour scheme?
 

Rhinochugger

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G1MRA member Peter Davis has come up with a really nicely designed little Gronk, so I took the opportunity to try printing it.

It is chain driven by a little 6v motor and will do a scale 20mph or so pulling wagons.

Its getting screwed together rather than glued.

The deck and frame go together

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Not a scale murder scene, I've been painting the rods and bufferbeams (complete with provision for spring buffers!)
The rods get some brass bushes installed
View attachment 280774

Just waiting on some Forest Green and Dark Blue filaments to turn up so that I can print the body parts

Im unsure whether to go with a BR blue or a green colour scheme?
Ugh, not blue :tmi:

Having said that, the 08 shunters were one of the very few locos that could wear that revolting blue colour. On anything else, it looked drab and worn out within a few days - 'orrible.

The only other things that almost looked OK were the 4-VEPs when they were first outshopped in overall blue and aluminium window surrounds.
 
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Rhinochugger

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G1MRA member Peter Davis has come up with a really nicely designed little Gronk, so I took the opportunity to try printing it.

It is chain driven by a little 6v motor and will do a scale 20mph or so pulling wagons.

Its getting screwed together rather than glued.

The deck and frame go together

View attachment 280773

Not a scale murder scene, I've been painting the rods and bufferbeams (complete with provision for spring buffers!)
The rods get some brass bushes installed
View attachment 280774

Just waiting on some Forest Green and Dark Blue filaments to turn up so that I can print the body parts

Im unsure whether to go with a BR blue or a green colour scheme?
You could, of course, go for black.

But with red con-rods, the blue scheme's out now :D:D
 
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DGE-Railroad

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Yeah, i kind of inadvertently committed myself to Not Blue with the rods, didnt I? :D

Black's an option. A bit less common too, maybe?

I think I'm 80% taken with green. Thanks for the inspiration Phil. Great picture :)
 

DGE-Railroad

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The only red filament I have to hand is ABS, which I've never printed with but know its challenging without an enclosure. I opted for primer and paint for the red parts but may try the ABS and see how I get on. They're only small parts...

I've been specifically choosing matt filaments recently and much prefer the finish from them!
 

JimmyB

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Ugh, not blue :tmi:

Having said that, the 08 shunters were one of the very few locos that could wear that revolting blue colour. On anything else, it looked drab and worn out within a few days - 'orrible.

The only other things that almost looked OK were the 4-VEPs when they were first outshopped in overall blue and aluminium window surrounds.
The LNWR gronk at Bristol shed is grey!
 
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Purple? Well I suppose someone thought it through
 

mike

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Are the 3d files available, as it looking a interesting project
 
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Rhinochugger

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How about this for complete confusion?

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PhilP

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Has it got a silver 'TDI' badge on the back? :rofl:
 
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DGE-Railroad

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United Kingdom
Are the 3d files available, as it looking a interesting project
Mike, I spoke to the designer about whether I could share the files and he asked that they stay available to G1MRA members, which I guess is reasonable.

For what it's worth. I joined this year and found it fabulous value for money - a £25 annual fee to join what's a pretty active community; A ton of joining literature including 2 bulky colour magazines, a calendar, standards and measurements documentation, supplier lists plus access to the regular Zoom meetings and Google group which has some fabulous STLs from some talented designers.
 
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Mike, I spoke to the designer about whether I could share the files and he asked that they stay available to G1MRA members, which I guess is reasonable.

For what it's worth. I joined this year and found it fabulous value for money - a £25 annual fee to join what's a pretty active community; A ton of joining literature including 2 bulky colour magazines, a calendar, standards and measurements documentation, supplier lists plus access to the regular Zoom meetings and Google group which has some fabulous STLs from some talented designers.
Thank you for asking,,and I think its £25 well spent!