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2mmFS : GWR W1 Cattle Wagon (3D Printed)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 04 September 2012 - * * * * * · 1,216 views
GWR, 2mmFS, 2mm, W1, 3D Printing
Following the receipt from Shapeways of a GWR Cattle train that I had drawn up (http://www.rmweb.co....e-train-in-fud/), I have been working on two of the set, a W1 Large Cattle Wagon, and a W2 Medium (Outside Framed) Cattle Wagon.

The parts...


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2mmFS : GWR Cattle Train in FUD

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 06 August 2012 - * * * * * · 1,596 views
2mmFS, GWR, Cattle, 3D Printing and 1 more...
The results of my labours with Google SketchUp have finally arrived from Shapeways, detailed in previous blog entries.

This time I have received a complete GWR Catte Train comprising 2 x Large W1/5 Cattle Wagons, 1 x Medium W2 (Outside Framed) Cattle Wagon, 3 x Small W3 Cattle Wagons (this was a bit of a cock up copying and pasting as there should have...


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2mmFS : Wagons for Dumb-ies

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 09 July 2012 - * * * * * · 1,496 views
2mmFS, PO Wagons, Dumb Buffers
Following a thoroughly enjoyable day out at the RM Web members day on Saturday - many thanks especially to Julia (Missy) for taking time out to talk to me.

Anyway, I came away inspired and spurred on to get some more modelling done. Luckily, the TV content on Saturday evening wasn't my cup of tea (but was very fortunately wifey's), so out came...


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2mmFS - Couplings (of the 3-link variety)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 17 June 2012 - * * * * * · 1,030 views
Couplings, 3-Link
In my 2mm scale stock box I now have almost 10 wagons. I had decided at an early stage to make use of the DG couplings to allow hands free shunting (my P4 stock makes use of 3-Link and screw couplings to hold everything together, being much heavier I don't tend to lift everything off the rails (too often) when shunting), however what I intend to do in...


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2mmFS - 3D Printing (Vans & Cattle Wagons)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 16 June 2012 - * * * * * · 1,008 views
GWR, 2mmFS, 3D Printing and 3 more...
Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons I have not ordered the previously drawn models from Shapeways yet. One of the reasons for this is that I have decided that I don't need any more of the Outside Framed Vans that I were originally forming part of that order. I have however almost finished 2 of the Vans, attempting to complete them in GWR Red...


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2mmFS 3D Modelling - Ready to place order at last

Posted by Ian Smith , 10 May 2012 - * * * * * · 1,115 views

After the reasonable success of the GWR Outside Framed Van that I received from Shapeways, I am now ready to place another order. The images below (from the Shapeways site) show all of the components that I have put up there. What I intend to do now is compile a single .STL file containing all of the various wagons that I want in a single file to minimise...


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2mmFS 3D Printing : GWR Outside Framed Brake Van (Part 1)

Posted by Ian Smith , 28 April 2012 - * * * * * · 1,078 views

Another few blissful happy hours playing with SketchUp has resulted in another model almost ready to go off to Shapeways. This time I'm trying to tackle a GWR Outside Framed Brake Van. The body work is now complete, but I intend drawing up the solebars and headstocks so that all I'll have to do is add the W Irons, springs, axleboxes, brake gear,...


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2mmFS 3D Printing - GWR Outside Framed Van (Part 3)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 19 April 2012 - * * * * * · 973 views
GWR, 2mmFS, Van, 3D Printing
Today I received the printed up models of my GWR Outside Framed Van from Shapeways.

I am really pleased with the results (photos below). I had ordered 3 of the little chaps, one of which looks a bit rough on one side (and is in the ultrasonic cleaner as I took the photos of the other 2). Hopefully, it might look better after half an hour or so in...


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2mmFS 3D Printing - GWR Outside Framed Cattle Wagon (Diag W2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 15 April 2012 - * * * * * · 1,363 views
GWR, Cattle Wagon, 2mmFS
Following on from the successful drawing of a GWR Outside Framed Goods Van (awaiting production and receipt of printed models from Shapeways), I decided to try to capture another of my favourite wagons in Google SketchUp.

This time I've drawn up a GWR Outside Framed Cattle Wagon (which became daigram W2). A SketchUp screen shot of the wagon can be...


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2mmFS 3D Printing - GWR Outside Framed Van (Part 2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 07 April 2012 - * * * * * · 727 views
GWR, Van, 3D Printing
Well having completed my 3D artwork for the Van, I uploaded it to Shapeways. Disaster!!

Whether it is Google Sketchup, the export to an STL file, or me (probably the latter :scratchhead:) I don't know. In any event the uploaded file had several problems, it was a solid lump (rather than a nice hollow van), quite a bit of the detail had also...


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2mmFS 3D Modelling - GWR Outside Framed Goods Van

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 27 March 2012 - * * * * - · 1,093 views
GWR, Van, 2mmFS
Having seen some of the great models that can be produced from 3D Printing, I have begun (for the second time) to produce the 3D model for a GWR Outside Framed Goods Van. These early vans were 15'6" long with a total body height of only 6'8". The earliest ones had wooden underframes, and they had a long life some ending up as Sand...


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2mmFS GWR Metro Tank (Part 2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 03 March 2012 - * * * * * · 660 views
GWR, Metro, Boiler, 2mm, 2FS
A little more progress with the Metro Tank, this time with the Boiler and Smokebox.

The Boiler itself is simply a length of 11/32" Round Brass Tube, cut slightly overlength (finished size 35.4mm long), and the ends sanded off so that they were perpendicular to the outside of the tube. This was done by carefully rubbing the end on a piece of emery,...


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2mmFS Boiler Fittings Without A Lathe

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 29 February 2012 - * * * * * · 988 views
Metro, GWR, Turning
A little more progress with the Metro Tank. I have now made some of the boiler fittings (Dome and Safety Valve cover). Unfortunately, I do not possess or have access to a lathe so these have been turned up in an electric drill using needle files.

To produce the parts, I used an electric drill, a vice (big enough to hold the drill), various needle files,...


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2mmFS Further Thoughts On A Layout Plan

Posted by Ian Smith , 24 February 2012 - * * * * * · 350 views

Following on from my previous blog entry, I have again ventured into the world on Templot (it becomes easier each time :boast: ).

This time I have taken on board some of my own thoughts and input from others. I have put the whole visible section on a 10'0" constant radius curve. I have also narrowed the gap between the running line and loop...


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2mmFS Thoughts on a Layout

Posted by Ian Smith , 17 February 2012 - * * * * * · 719 views

Over recent days, I have been thinking about the type of layout that I eventually want to build. As I already have the beginings of a GWR BLT in P4, I wanted something a little different but still a GWR branch line theme (I have a fondness of tank and small tender engines), I also want something that could be built in a reasonably short space of time, and...


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2mmFS GWR Metro Tank (Part 1)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 10 February 2012 - * * * * - · 994 views
2mm, GWR, Metro Tank
Work has begun in earnest on my GWR Metro Tank, I chose this prototype for a number of reasons :
I had the wheels for a GWR 0-4-2 / 2-4-0 (originally i purchased the wheels from the 2mmSA in the late '80s for a Langley 14xx which never got off the ground)
Metro Tanks have both sets of drivers within the side tanks (there are no awkward...


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2mmFS GearBox (for Open Cabbed GWR Metro Tank)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Locomotives 26 January 2012 - * * * * - · 1,587 views
2mm, Loco Construction
Work has begun in earnest on the GWR Small Metro Tank that I wanted to build, some of you may already have seen the little gearbox that I had built for the project in a reply I had posted in Missy's blog http://www.rmweb.co....-2mm-finescale/.

Well as the chassis...


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2mm FS GWR V6 Iron Mink build

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 02 January 2012 - * * * * * · 1,014 views
2mm, GWR
This entry is the result of my Christmas project... I still has one GWR Iron Mink kit that I purchased from the 2mm Scale Association several years ago. The kit comprises 2 identical sprues each having a floor, an end and a...


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2mm Scale GWR Wagons (Red)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 19 December 2011 - * * * * * · 767 views
2mm, GWR, Wagon
My 4 plank open has now been painted, the colour I originally bought was just too orangey (Humbrol Satin 132) despite the colour on the tin lid, so a second coat was applied this time adding Humbrol Matt 70 to it in a ratio of about 3 x132 to 1 x 70 to obtain the "warm", "light", "dark" red that GWR wagons are reported to have...


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2mm Scale Iron Minks

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 13 December 2011 - * * * * * · 1,018 views

Another entry from my Trefallion P4 blog moved to my 2mm Scale blog...
2mm Scale Iron Minks

07 December 2011
Posted by Ian Smith


After a bit of a ferret about in the loft, I found what I was looking...






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