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#751 mikeharvey22

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:49

i think he buys that yellow paint in 5ltr tins,  hope he's not done the whole house in engineers yellow.......



He would not be the first. In the 1970s I had a BR Manager neighbour with all the house and garage doors in Rail Blue!

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 13:05

No yellow in the flat, but I do have London Underground theme in the hall :)

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 14:50

Generator wagon almost completed!

Although the real guard gates would be much finer, I actually think the printed versions used here are good enough, though will still print them separately for those who feel otherwise.

Overall I'm particularly pleased with how this has come out - the plethora of surface detail and the opportunity to add various decals has really brought this to life, it just needs a few cut down and replaced as I cut them too big

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 16:09

ok, they do look well impressive!!

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 19:19

They really are works of art David and your skill in producing them so quickly and accurately is outstanding, seriously impressive!

 

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 20:36

The first intermediate wagon is now ready...

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:34

No yellow in the flat, but I do have London Underground theme in the hall :)

David

 

What, you mean there's a busker in it? :jester:


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 18:45

Non railway model making is rapidly filling up all my time at the moment, but I have managed to grab an hour this weekend to finish the decals on the MRAs. Just waiting for bogies now and this set needs a test run...

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 17:35

I had a lovely box of goodies arrive from Bernard Taylor today, so I now have bogies (and wheels from Parkside Dundas) to sell as packs for each of my models, with the necessary decal and glazing sheets included. This should make it far easier for anyone wanting to order one of my prints, as you can now get all the bits you need in none go. (It will certainly save a lot in p&p charges for everyone!).

It also means I can now wheel up all 5 wagons in the MRA set test print, so will give it a spin tomorrow and if all okay, can release it to the public (sudden mysterious Shapeways file error 'discoveries' not withstanding...)

It will make a nice break from my week at Uni which has mostly consisted of sanding a pair of car body filler disks to within an inch of their lives. I do have a nice UFO shaped spaceship as a result however.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 19:15

Hi David,

 

Wheeling & Decal pack ordered for the 09 Tamper!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 21:19

Thanks Mark, will print and pack tomorrow.

Managed to grab a second to photograph the completed MRA set

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:26

Your going to need a bigger layout, to get a complete line replace working diorama at this rate.

 

Perhaps you could borrow Drem and close the Eastcoast mainline for a bank holiday possession???!!!


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:02

A set of those MRA wagons will be passing through Banbury in the near future!

 

Might have to do a second set in the old Railtrack colours aswell as have seen a rake of them passing through the real Banbury a number of times.

 

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 18:43

I'm in two minds whether to start on the new layout in the new year or not, I'm finding I'm learning so many skills on my course each week that I'm almost frightened to start in case a week later I realise I could do it twice as well.

As a complete aside, this is this weeks achievement, turning this ghastly cast disk made from car body filler into this lovely little spaceship. A lot of sanding, filling and spraying (loving the gravity fed spray guns!) and the end result isn't too bad.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:16

The MRAs have had a test spin on Cross Street this morning. 

 

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:05

David

When will these MRA wagons be for sale on Shapeways?

Regards

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:44

Should be end of the week once I'm 100% happy with them

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 18:05

While waiting for a final test print of the MRA wagons to arrive (I have adjusted the bogie ride height slightly), I've tentatively started on a massively complex project that is purely for my own 'want' list (I doubt there will me any demand for this due to the price so won't include this in my MIM line of prints) - the High Output Ballast Cleaning Train.

 

I'm going to do the actual cleaning unit first, then move onto the MFS-D/F and power wagons at a later date. Although the real unit is powered for slow movements during a track possession, I'm not going to motor this, as it will only ever be seen being towed by 66s as part of the monster HOBC set. I'm going to include a detailed cab interior, metal etches for the window guards and handrails, and design it in kit form to make painting easier. 

 

So far I have the CAD for the first (of four, and the only non-articulated) unit, minus its conveyor belt system. This is the next part to design, and will be printed separately. 

 

Much, much more to do, but its coming on nicely so far I think.

 

David

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 18:43

And here is how the conveyor belts will fit into the unit

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 17:28

Just primed up the test print of the IWA steel wagon. I need to move the bogie centres in by 1.5mm but other than that has come out pretty well so far. Ignore the wonky buffer, butterfingers here was too vigorous when cleaning!

David

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 18:19

I've managed to find a spare hour this afternoon to continue working on the HOBC. The first vehicle is pretty much complete now, and will print as five separate parts for ease of painting. This is, of course, only a quarter of the unit!

 

David

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 18:32

Having used sketchup I am amazed at how you can get that much detail on a model! The best I have built is a vending machine



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 20:56

And here is the start of the other powered vehicle...

 

David

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 16:54

With a three week architectural model project taking up almost all of my time at the moment, I've found it hard to fit in any 'hobby' modelling, but as I'm now away in London during much of December working at Foster & Partners, I decided to crack on this afternoon with the HOBC.

 

This is the second 'outer' unit of the train, and is now almost complete bar the converyor belts. I will probably get a print of both these units for testing in the new year, before moving onto the horrifically complicated inner vehicles.

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 21:46

I have to say David, that WIA looks stunning.

Im loving you track machinery too.
Keep up the good work.