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

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 04 September 2012 - * * * * * · 1,332 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...


2mmFS : GWR Cattle Train in FUD

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 06 August 2012 - * * * * * · 1,686 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...


2mmFS : Wagons for Dumb-ies

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 09 July 2012 - * * * * * · 1,818 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...


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

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 17 June 2012 - * * * * * · 1,080 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...


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

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 16 June 2012 - * * * * * · 1,078 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...


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

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 19 April 2012 - * * * * * · 1,049 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...


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

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 15 April 2012 - * * * * * · 1,521 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...


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

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 07 April 2012 - * * * * * · 781 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...


2mmFS 3D Modelling - GWR Outside Framed Goods Van

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 27 March 2012 - * * * * - · 1,480 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...


2mm FS GWR V6 Iron Mink build

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 02 January 2012 - * * * * * · 1,101 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...


2mm Scale GWR Wagons (Red)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 19 December 2011 - * * * * * · 897 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...


2mm Scale Iron Minks

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons 13 December 2011 - * * * * * · 1,070 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...


2mm Scale GWR 4 Plank Open

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons, Uncategorized 13 December 2011 - * * * * * · 1,062 views
I am going to try to move my 2mm ramblings from my original Trefallion blog (which is my P4 layout) to this new blog, firstly with my entry on a GWR 4 Plank Open wagon :

2mm Scale GWR O5 4 Plank Open

Sunday afternoon, Wifey out, what to do?

Well having located some of my old 2mm scale bits and bobs I decided to have a crack at...

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