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  1. Talking of OBA's below are some pictures of progress on some similar wagons. OBA waiting for decals to be applied, fitted with Oleo buffers, Dapol couplings, printed deck and air brake parts. 7mm OBA wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr OCA also waiting for decals to be applied, printed in WSF with PLA printed deck and under frame details added. 7mm OCA wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr PNA Plasmor wagon printed in Shapeways versatile plastic with PLA printed brick load and ends with separate Shapeways PA12 doors fitted with wire mesh. 7mm PNA Plasmor wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr OTA wagon with lower end printed in WSF with PLA printed deck added, Resin Oleo buffers, Dapol screw coupling and printed air brake parts. The stanchions just temporary pushed in place for the photo. 7mm OTA Timber wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr Mermaid ballast wagon with Shapeways chassis, PLA printed body and resin printed buffers, requires transfers and end chains to finish. 7mm Mermaid ballast wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr TCA tank wagon, Shapeways printed chassis, bogies and details with PLA printed tank end and 63mm pipe used for the barrel. Resin hatches and buffers with homemade transfers. 7mm TCA tank wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr
  2. Hi Mark, 1mm to 2mm should be fine for the decks and m2 or m2.5 will be ok for attaching the bogies. I can print the decks for the OBA myself if you're interested and can do the air tank and valve if required.
  3. The Procar 80 is one of the prints that I've not completed, I printed it as a basic shell with the intention of adding wire mesh for the mesh the cars drove on but its been packed away in a box for several years, I've attached a scan of the Procar 80 wagon info sheet which includes a wagon diagram. Regards Simon.
  4. Recently I was looking at getting another resin printer and after looking at the various options I went for the Mono X. I've printed a couple of parts to see how they came out. I've used Chitubox for the slicing and used the standard settings for grey resin. The first part printed was the test cube, people seem to have varying results with this and my cube came out ok but the text in the middle wasn't perfect. Anycubic test print by simon br blue, on Flickr I did couple of other test bits done to see how fine and smooth some parts were, below is print of a 4mm class 58 fan grill. The grill is 17mm diameter and the mesh is 0.2mm thick. This printed fine but I had to manually adjust the supports to remove them from the grill. 4mm class 58 grill by simon br blue, on Flickr Also printed was a set of 4mm springs for the Heljan class 58, this came out smooth and the damper spring was strong enough to not get damaged during cleaning. 4mm class 58 springs by simon br blue, on Flickr Another grill test was done with open mesh and a bodyside braces behind the grill. I did print this part in 2 orientations and the one pictured came out better when printed vertically. I had tried this previously on my Form 2 but could get it to print reliably with the open mesh. 4mm bodyside grill by simon br blue, on Flickr Overall very impressed with the printer and compared to the Form 2 its much quicker printing. Just one question for the Mono X users on here - has anyone tried tried reducing the UV power setting and cure time as it has been mentioned that the standard setting over cure the standard Anycubic resins.
  5. Been a while since the last update. As well as renders shown previously I've done some more similar wagons, just a pity BR didnt have a standard air braked wagon chassis as although similar they are all different. After doing the PNA I modified the OBA to represent the OBA's modified by BR for the Plasmoor traffic with higher ends. 7mm OBA Plasmor render by simon br blue, on Flickr After doing the OBA next up was the OCA and SPA, all of these were designed with an open deck to reduce the cost, I printed decks in PLA for these along with the underfloor air brake valves and tanks. OCA render by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm SPA render by simon br blue, on Flickr The next wagon was the Procor PVA curtain side wagon, this was designed to use the same lorry trailer sides but as this is longer than the Campbell's version it requires 2 trailers to make the sides. 7mm PVA Procor render by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PVA Procor curtain side van by simon br blue, on Flickr After working on this I made a couple of changes to the previously drawn Railiner wagon, by removing the brakes and opening out the sides reduces the price as Shapeways calculate the price on material volume and machine space. This wagon has shorter curtain sides than the Campbell's wagon. 7mm Railiner Render by simon br blue, on Flickr Made some progress with the PNA model and added the wire mesh to the sides and printed the load in PLA and ends. 7mm PNA Plasmor wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr Also printed a deck for the OBA and primed it. 7mm OBA wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr Another wagon with some progress is the POA Blackadder which I did a test print in PLA for all the parts which came out OK and I've now ordered some detail parts from Shapeways in PA12. 7mm POA Blackadder by simon br blue, on Flickr One new wagon design that's a bit different to the recent air braked wagons is a Mermaid ballast wagon. The chassis was printed in Shapeways versatile plastic and the body test printed in PLA, I may potentially get the body cast in resin as I'm after several of these. Normally I try to avoid unseen chassis details but the nature of the mermaid requires more detail than normal, the buffers are Accurascale buffers for their HUO hoppers and available as spare from them. 7mm Mermaid wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Mermaid chassis by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Mermaid wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr
  6. Just a following up original question, does anyone make GBRF colours in acrylic or has anyone found a good match?
  7. Hi, The price is less because tax is not applied by shapeways. UPS will ask for the tax payment before delivery.
  8. Hi, I did draw a bogie for the Lima UKF wagon, I got a test print from Shapeways, the cost would be about £14 for a pair. 4mm Gloucester Bogie by simon br blue, on Flickr A little wagon update, a couple of renders of some wagons that I have worked on/modified recently, a OBA wagon, a PNA Plasmor wagon and a POA Blackadder. 7mm OBA wagon render drawn to be printed in Shapeways versatile plastic with PLA printed wagon deck. OBA render by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PNA Plasmor wagon render drawn to be printed in Shapeways versatile plastic with PLA printed brick load and and ends with separate Shapeways PA12 doors to be fitted with wire mesh. PNA render by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm POA Blackadder render designed to be printed on my PLA printer in 4 parts with Shapeways PA12 details and BSC suspension. POA render by simon br blue, on Flickr
  9. Nice conversion, top work on the masking for the stripes, not easy to get them straight and level.
  10. Very interesting document about the STS Polybulk, I think the next one I do will be a weathered pink one. I did re-scale some of the 25 parts to HO for another member on here, I'll have to look for the file but no time scale as not had much modelling time recently and have about 50 other projects on the go. A slightly different update this time I've been adding some 3D parts to a 7mm Skytrex bodyshell. Starting off with the 7mm resin Skytrex 31 bodyshell, original layout with molded discs. 7mm Skytrex 31 1 by simon br blue, on Flickr Bodyshell with lights, discs and roof vent removed/ drilled out. 7mm Skytrex 31 2 by simon br blue, on Flickr 3D Form 2 resin lights fitted and roof dome re profiled with filler. 7mm Skytrex 31 3 by simon br blue, on Flickr 3D Form 2 resin foot steps fitted and nose door filled with filler. 7mm Skytrex 31 4 by simon br blue, on Flickr 3D Form 2 resin roof grill, washer jet covers and lamp irons fitted. Wire handrails added and replacement engine exhausts fitted to replace the original class 30 versions. 7mm Skytrex 31 5 by simon br blue, on Flickr Archer resin rivet details added after giving the shell a coat of white primer. 7mm Skytrex 31 6 by simon br blue, on Flickr Another coat pf primer to show up any issues. 7mm Skytrex 31 7 by simon br blue, on Flickr Humbrol acrylic warning yellow applied. 7mm Skytrex 31 8 by simon br blue, on Flickr Current stage of the work, Life Color acrylic Railfreight grey and Revell tar black applied. Waiting for a printed bufferbeam and bogie to arrive from Shapeways. 7mm Skytrex 31 9 by simon br blue, on Flickr
  11. A couple of Polybulk wagons for tonight's update. First up is another 7mm PBA Clay Tiger, new version of the wagon printed in 3 parts on my Balco printer with walkways and end details printed in Shapeways PA12. Y25 bogies printed in Versatile Plastic. side Pipework made from wire. Form 2 printed buffers and discharge handles. I tried this to see how it compares to the version available on Shapeways, this just needs the hopper lid painting and Railtec transfers adding. 7mm PBA Clay Tiger by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PBA Clay Tiger by simon br blue, on Flickr Next wagon is a 7mm STS Polybulk. Similar design to the Malt Distillers Polybulk wagon, main body and bottom doors printed in 3 parts on my Balco printer with details and walkway printed in PA12 and Y25 bogies printed in Versatile Plastic by Shapeways, Invatrain Oleo buffers, Dapol screw couplings, Versatile Plastic air pipes, side pipe work using Steel wire and end brake gear and fittings printed on Form 2 in colour resin. Home made transfers printed on clear decal paper (bank white sheet positioned behind the data panel). This is probably the most detailed wagon so far with more parts printed separately than the other wagons and using 4 different print materials. 7mm STS Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm STS Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr
  12. The wheels I used on the PWA are 2'10" Peartree wheels. Another bit of an update, Following on from the PRA I had a go at making a couple more wagons using my PLA printer for the main body to keep the costs down. The first wagon as a POA scrap wagon, the main body was printed in 2 parts to allow it to fit on the print bed with additional details for the suspension and details being printed in PA12 from Shapeways. Transfer are from Railtec with Dapol coupling and Shapeways printed air pipe. 7mm POA scrap wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm POA scrap wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr Another wagon made with a PLA body is the HTV hopper, these use a Shapeways Versatile plastic chassis and have been finished with PA12 handrails. These have homemade transfers and Dapol couplings. 7mm HTV hoppers by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm HTV hopper handrails by simon br blue, on Flickr
  13. Yes, as pointed out they are slightly different bogies, Photo below of some of the various 7mm bogies I've made with an unpainted PWA Gloucester bogie in the middle. 7mm Bogies by simon br blue, on Flickr. Had time to fit mesh for the walkway and apply the Precision Labels transfers to PRA wagon at the weekend. 7mm PRA wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PRA wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr
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