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  1. I have a Balco printer and recently purchased another in the Black Friday sale. I've used it for a lot of items in 4mm, 7mm and 1/32. they seem to work well and are easy to strip down and fix. The original memory card on mine also failed and only other issues have been worn/ damaged nozzle (when using 3rd party PLA) and heated bed not sticking anymore (replacement pads included with the printer). The main parts printed have been 4mm and 7mm wagon bodies, there is layering visible and parts need finishing/ filling/sanding before painting. A couple of examples below. Larger parts need to be printed in parts and joined together and there are limitations to what can be printed the same as with other PLA printers. 7mm Polybulk being printed- E443 Polybulk test print by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Polybulk finished. E443 Polybulk wagon 7mm by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm Polybulk painted. 4mm Slab sided Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm Polybulk before painting. Grainflow wagon 4mm by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm, 7mm and 1/32 Grinflow polybulk wagons all bodies printed on Balco printer. Grainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr A 7mm ICI PAA hopper with PLA printed hopper, before and after painting. The hopper was printed at an angle as can be seen on the as printed hopper. 7mm PAA urea hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr An example below of a test print of a 7mm GER coach with both the body and chassis printed in PLA, it worked out OK but required a lot of cleaning up where as a Shapeways versatile plastic (WSF) printed chassis would be more suitable. 7mm GER no.16 van by simon br blue, on Flickr
  2. Hi, yes I can make models available in 4mm, let me know what you're interested in, the only issue is that the models wont work out particularly cheaply as to get reasonable detail the more expensive materials will be required. Below are a couple of more wagons suitable for Kings lynn, another 7mm Polybulk in the original POLYBULK livery. This is one of the original Shapeways printed models with platicard sides added, I did get a couple of these but with the price increases at Shapeways it made sense to develop the PLA printed version. The transfers are Railtec (E442 Polybulk transfers) for most of the wagon with homemade decals to finish off. 7mm Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr Next wagon is a 7mm Ferry tank wagon used for chemical traffic to DOW Chemicals a Kings Lynn. This was actually printed a couple of years ago but only finished recently, the chassis and ends were printed by Shapeways in versatile plastic, Shapeways Fine detail tank hatches, PLA printed top cover and plastic pipe for the tank barrel. Finshed with homemade transfers. 7mm Ferry tank by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Ferry tank by simon br blue, on Flickr I have also recently been painting a couple more 7mm mineral wagons, 7mm HTV hopper with PLA body and Form 2 black resin test chassis (ZDV) and shapeways chassis (HTV's), homemade transfers, weathered with MIG and model air acrylics, the only parts not fitted yet are the handrails. The ZDV was weathered using MIG and model air acrylics and MIG streaking rust affect. 7mm HTV hoppers by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr The 7mm 16t mineral wagons are Lima body with Shapeways chassis, various weathering effects used to experiment with finishes, again weathered using MIG and model air acrylics and MIG streaking rust affect 7mm 16t minerals by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm 16t mineral by simon br blue, on Flickr
  3. Yes, that's one of the photos I used as a guide when drawing the conveyor. Paul Bartlett has a photo of the same process taking place at Lynn station and also a nice photo of a similar item North Elmham linked below from the Rail Scotland site- https://www.railscot.co.uk/img/23/750/
  4. A couple of pictures of some 3D printed items I've finished but not posted on here yet. A 4mm JCB Loadall, Massey shunting tractor and conveyor loading a Polybulk. 4mm Wagon loading by simon br blue, on Flickr A 7mm Massey shunting tractor and a grain loading elevator printed in versatile plastic loading a 20T grain wagon. 7mm grain loading by simon br blue, on Flickr A 7mm Produce elevator, one piece printed in versatile plastic. 7mm Conveyor by simon br blue, on Flickr
  5. If anyone’s looking for a printer the Balco printer is currently £150 from £250 in The Aldi Black Friday sale. https://www.aldi.co.uk/balco-3d-printer/p/086887240233900
  6. I’ve not seen any mention of an offer for Black Friday or cyber Monday unless I’ve missed it. Anyone seen any deals about?
  7. Cheers Steve, hopefully get some of these at Warley. Pictures of a couple of more wagons below. First up is the 7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper with White Natural Versatile Plastic chassis with PLA hopper, Form2 Grey resin hopper top doors and wire pipe runs. I struggled to find a good colour match and ended up mixing up a similar colour. 7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper roof detail by simon br blue, on Flickr Next wagon is a 7mm TUA Carless tank wagon, White Natural Versatile Plastic chassis, tank ends, ladders and walkway. 63mm plastic pipe for barrel with masking tape used for tank joins and homemade transfers. This is the shorter tank, I now have a longer wheelbase version to build. 7mm TUA tank wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm TUA tank wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm TUA tank wagon top detail by simon br blue, on Flickr Another new wagon thats nearly finished is a 7mm KFA Warflat wagon fitted with GPS bogies. Body printed in 2 parts in grey PLA printed on Balco printer. GPS bogies and bufferbeam printed in versatile plastic from Shapeways. Air brake fittings and vehicle chocks printed in clear resin on Form 2. Handbrake wheels and securing eyes not fitted yet. Its been identified that the bogies are too narrow and I've now drawn some wider ones. 7mm Warflat wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Warflat wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm KFA Warflat by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm KFA Warflat by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm KFA Warflat by simon br blue, on Flickr
  8. Steve from Railtec has mentioned producing these previously. Hopefully he can produce these and the Grainflow decals.
  9. They are home printed transfers, the only issue I has is as the text on the sides is white I had to match the colour of the hopper body to a colour in ms paint and print them on white transfer paper.
  10. Good to see some models being built. Regarding the surface roughness in the Campbell's wagon i Think you've made a great job of smoothing the ends, I did look at making the chassis available in the smoother detail plastic but that would now cost over £80. The CO2 tank looks ready for the paint shop, when I painted mine I painted the white and then the orange band over top. I also did an experiment where I painted the Orange over a grey primer, masked it and then sprayed the white on top, this is easier to mask and gives the orange a darker colour and suits the sun weathered look. A couple of wagon updates, a couple of hoppers nearly finished, the unbraked grain hopper has had home made transfers added along with the side hatch detail and the upper band which was added using a strip of masking tape. 7mm 20t Grain hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm 20t Grain hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm 20t Grain hopper roof detail by simon br blue, on Flickr The second wagon is the PAA Tullis Russell China clay hopper, this has been finished off with the addition of chains made from twisted wire and some weathering, just needs some greyish weathering to represent the china clay. 7mm PAA Tullis Russell hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm PAA Tullis Russell hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr
  11. Time for another update. Firstly some wagons that I uploaded to flickr but forgot to post on this thread. A wagon that was finished but waiting transfers, weathering and a load was the 7mm POA scrap wagon. I've made a couple of versions of this available on shapeways with 2 types of suspension and an open or solid bodyside to enable dents and to be made plasticard sides. The transfers are from Railtec and the load is loose material from Ebay. The 4mm Bachmann POA was used as a test for weathering and adding a load. 7mm POA scrap wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm and 7mm POA by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm POA scrap wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr Also weathered at the same time was a lightly weathered 7mm Campbells soup wagon, a 16t mineral wagon with my printed chassis and homemade transfers and the original Shapeways Polybulk. 7mm Campbells PVA by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm 16t mineral wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr A couple of more wagons part built are the 7mm HTV hopper and Grain hopper. The HTV has a Shapeways WSF chassis and PLA hopper, I still need to add the end frame and handrails. The Grain hopper is WSF chassis and details with a PLA hopper and Form 2 resin top hatches, this still needs the side hatch fitting. 7mm HTV hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm HTV hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm 21t Grain hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm 21t Grain hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr
  12. Hi, As above, 7mm Heljan class 20 roof fan mesh required. Regards Simon.
  13. I've continued with the various Polybulk wagons and below is an update on progress (copied from my 3D printing thread but hopefully OK to post here as well). I rescaled and printed a 4mm version of the E443 slab-sided Polybulk, the body is grey PLA and printed in 2 parts on the Balco printer, the details are grey resin printed on the Form 2. The bogies are Shapeways Multi Jet Fusion Y25 bogies. 4mm E443 Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm E443 Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr The other 4mm Polybulk that's nearly finished is the Malt Distillers version. Balco PLA 2 part body, Form 2 grey resin details, Shapeways WSF Y25 bogies. Etched ferry loops and brake wheels from 51L/wizard models. 4mm Malt Distillers Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr Moving up in scale the 7mm Grainflow Polybulk is nearly finished. Similar to the first Polybulk its made with a Balco PLA 3 part body, Shapeways WSF Details and Y25 bogies. 7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr Finally for tonight is the 1/32 Grainflow polybulk pictured with the 2 smaller versions. It's made the same way as the 7mm version with Balco PLA 3 part body, Shapeways WSF Details and Y25 bogies. Grainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr Grainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr
  14. Cheers for the tip about 51L/wizard models, I purchased some ferry fittings and various etched wheels. Regarding the Wisbech and Upwell models, I'm still working on them, the balcony railings are the weak point at the moment, maybe need etching or laser cutting. Work has also continued with the various Polybulk wagons. I rescaled and printed a 4mm version of the E443 slab-sided Polybulk, the body is grey PLA and printed in 2 parts on the Balco printer, the details are grey resin printed on the Form 2. The bogies are Shapeways Multi Jet Fusion Y25 bogies. 4mm E443 Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm E443 Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr The other 4mm Polybulk that's nearly finished is the Malt Distillers version. Balco PLA 2 part body, Form 2 grey resin details, Shapeways WSF Y25 bogies. Etched ferry loops and brake wheels from 51L/wizard models. 4mm Malt Distillers Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 4mm Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr Moving up in scale the 7mm Grainflow Polybulk is nearly finished. Similar to the first Polybulk its made with a Balco PLA 3 part body, Shapeways WSF Details and Y25 bogies. 7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr 7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr Finally for tonight is the 1/32 Grainflow polybulk pictured with the 2 smaller versions (which makes the 4mm version look tiny). It's made the same way as the 7mm version with Balco PLA 3 part body, Shapeways WSF Details and Y25 bogies. Grainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr Grainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr
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