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  1. Thank you for that. The detail certainly looks very good. Do you know a UK supplier? At the moment I don't seem to be able to find one. Now I am torn between doing the sensible thing and following proven experience or following my contrary side and trying something new. Bill
  2. Can I ask a question? I am just coming to the end of the bottle of green resin that came with my Photon. What sort of resin does anyone prefer for their models? Does anyone have experience of Weistek ABS like resin?
  3. I'm pleased it has made someone happy. Bill
  4. The below table was quoted in an article on Midland Locomotive Performance by John F Clay & J N C Law in the November 75 Railway World. Best I can find. Bill
  5. I have been playing with a Photon over that last couple of months. Nothing like as complicated as that yet. How do you find the dimensional accuracy of your prints? I found on a wagon body that it printed a bit oversize. (Anycubic green resin that came with the printer) I got it down to less than 1% out by fiddling with the settings. I was just wondering how other users found it and any suggestions to improve it. Is the Z axis mod worth getting? Finally, any chance of seeing a print or the design with the skirt? That sounds interesting, but I am having problems visualising it.
  6. I have been playing with a Photon over that last couple of months. Nothing like as complicated as that yet. How do you find the dimensional accuracy of your prints? I found on a wagon body that it printed a bit oversize. (Anycubic green resin that came with the printer) I got it down to less than 1% out by fiddling with the settings. I was just wondering how other users found it and any suggestions to improve it. Is the Z axis mod worth getting? Finally, any chance of seeing a print or the design with the skirt? That sounds interesting, but I am having problems visualising it.
  7. Now there's the big engine the Midland always wanted.
  8. Have you tried Robbie's Rolling Stock? See http://www.robbiesrollingstock.co.uk/ It is some years since I ordered anything from him, but when I did he was able to adapt the transfer sides to whatever size wagon you asked for. Bill
  9. Hi Tom, Thank you for that. I take it that is this device: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ANYCUBIC-Printer-Masking-Technology-Upgrade/dp/B07DLRGWVV/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1546446468&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=anycubic+photon&psc=1 It does look good. I was considering buying a milling machine, but this costs less and might well get more use. Bill
  10. I have found this thread rather interesting. Despite my reply to that other chap on the VAG, I find myself considering whether getting myself a 3D printer would be a good idea. So can I ask some advice from those who use such a beast: How well does the quality of the print compare with Shapeways - can you get the same or similar level of detail? The ones above look pretty good to me. Where is a suitable place to locate them - can they be used in a garage or shed or do they need better protection than that? Are theire environmental issues - I particularly mean noise and or/smells? Might be important in gaining approval from the Domestic Authorities. I suppose that the design for the print needs to incorporate supports. My one essay in the field was printed by Shapeways so I didn't have to consider that. Are there any guidelines on how that should be done and where wopuld I find them? Thanks in anticipation, Bill
  11. Thank you everyone for your thoughts. It did look rather strange to me. The above diagrams are interesting, although the "common" type is the one I'd have called "English Garden Wall". In fairness it does seem to be the most common style used around where I live. I'd not seen the difference between English and English cross before. Bill
  12. Not quite on the topic of Brickpaper va Plasticard, but does anyone know what this brick bond would be called? It seems to be used on NER buildings in the early years of the 20th century - well at least at Bridlington and Londesborough excursion station at Scarborough. Thanks, Bill
  13. Thank you for that. I probably misunderstood (or misremembered) what I was told. Bill
  14. Now I am back from holiday, I attach this photo to clarify my original post. The original etch is on the left. Note that there are 4 rectangular pieces of metal over the wheels, which can also be seen on Nick's model.These are, I believe, an error in the etch. On the right is a corrected etch for the underframe only, with said pieces of metal removed. Sadly, it is not just a case of cutting them away, as if you look closely you will see that there is some metal on the corrected etch that is not there on the original. When I was shop 2 shopkeeper I was supposed to send both the full etch and the corrected underframe with every order. If you don't have it, it might be worth contacting the current shopkeeper to see what the situation is now. Having seen Nick's model, I have now noticed a glaring error in mine. Bill
  15. I'm pretty sure that is what I used. The end baulks are from the Peco wagon. I have added bits of plastic section to represent the cradle it rested on, and the bracing wires and straps holding the tank body are my additions too. Bill
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