What have you been printing.

casey jones snr

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My latest effort....

Drawn in TinkerCAD and printed off.
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The roof (and floor) are plasticard as it seemed daft to 3D print large expanses of undetailed sheet plastic. The wheels are Lilliput metal spoked as I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of 3D printing wheels (waddyafink?). There's still a bit of tidying-up to do and, of course, it needs painting, but I think it gives a feel for the early Southwold Railway van on which it is based.

Rik
Very nice Rik.
 

mike

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My latest effort....

Drawn in TinkerCAD and printed off.
IMG_1246.JPG

IMG_1245.JPG

IMG_1244.JPG

The roof (and floor) are plasticard as it seemed daft to 3D print large expanses of undetailed sheet plastic. The wheels are Lilliput metal spoked as I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of 3D printing wheels (waddyafink?). There's still a bit of tidying-up to do and, of course, it needs painting, but I think it gives a feel for the early Southwold Railway van on which it is based.

Rik
It's brilliant, I think the wheel problem with printing wheels is how much wears off onto the track.. Ie, lgbs own plastic wheels leave bits behind, hence going metal..
 

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Rhinochugger

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It's brilliant, I think the wheel problem with printing wheels is how much wears off onto the track.. Ie, lgbs own plastic wheels leave bits behind, hence going metal..
Yep - wheels, don't even try.

Two reasons: wear, as you said Mike, and weight.
 

Steen Rudberg

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I have been modeling of two re-railers.
One for straight track & one for LGB R1 track.
Both are made to screw directly on the track.
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The R1 version still needs some adjustment, to get closer to the track.
 
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Me, I'm printing boxes,packing crates ,barrels ect...worn out a belt on the print head, luckerly ender provides spares with it..ordered replacement 20210108_124304.jpg
 

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Next print will be a Depressed Center Flat Car.
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It is made of 3 parts ( actually 2 parts) 2 end parts & 1 center part.
 
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PhilP

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I know for a model, it does not really matter..
But what material are you printing it in, and what type of adhesive will you be using?

Do you also have stl files for a depressed centre car therapist? - The mental health of our railways is important. :nerd::D:D
 
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casey jones snr

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Plans drawn by me, locomotive commissioned by me, printed by Jason at the 3D Print Shop:-
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7/8ths steeple cab. 2.4Ghz radio control.
 
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Bits for the New Signal Box at Silene, got bored printing bits for my pub that take 4 to 6 hours each to print :think: I may have over done the Phones :rofl: but it takes the same time to print one or a bed full of them on a Resin Printer :) Also printed most of the Signal Box for the Bits to go in.

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Hi All,
For my Aristo-Craft SD45, I needed to modify the hood to include a nose light to match the D&RGW. Ended up recreating the hood with a slot to drop in a nose light (also 3d printed). Had to sand and putty a bit. Still some painting to be done for the safety stripes...then some weathering. Did these parts on a Flashforge creator pro using ABS. I also use simplify3d as the slicer. Thanks to everyone here for your inspiring ideas on this thread.
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DGE-Railroad

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Next print will be a Depressed Center Flat Car.
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It is made of 3 parts ( actually 2 parts) 2 end parts & 1 center part.
Ooo. Is there any chance you will be making the files available Steen? I have some 3 axle buckeye trucks that are desperately in need of using and I had been thinking a depressed centre flat car would suit them nicely.
I have been trying to work up the CAD experience to design something myself. Yours looks very well thought out
 

DGE-Railroad

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My poor printer is still wading through GWR coaches.

It doesnt' know it yet but the instant it's finished those, it's printing the parts for this :D
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DGE-Railroad DGE-Railroad , Darren, if you are looking for further ideas....for the SD45 or other American style diesels........


User manimal, Dan Gilchrist
 
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Steen Rudberg

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I know for a model, it does not really matter..
But what material are you printing it in, and what type of adhesive will you be using?

Do you also have stl files for a depressed centre car therapist? - The mental health of our railways is important. :nerd::D:D
Hi PhilP

The STL's will be ready, as soon as I have printer the first proto.
I'm printing in PLA, and i join the parts with 3M screws.

I'm also do a other version depressed center car:
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I'm not satisficed with the result, so i'm re-drawing it and moving the joints between the S-part and the center. The small part can be placen i the middel.
All 4 colors are PLA - the wooden deck is of cause a wood-PLA.
 
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PhilP

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Very interesting, eager to see this develop.
PhilP
 

DGE-Railroad

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Tanker man

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Just to let you know ‘Dave’ prints up fine as well as the girl if printed in PLA.
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Steen Rudberg

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I know for a model, it does not really matter..
But what material are you printing it in, and what type of adhesive will you be using?

Do you also have stl files for a depressed centre car therapist? - The mental health of our railways is important. :nerd::D:D
Hi PhilP

Stl-files for my first project are ready in a separate tread heavy-load-center-depressed-car

- Steen
 
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PhilP

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Thanks for the making the files available.

The new drawings make things much clearer.

PhilP
 
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