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  1. Anyone able to recommend someone or firm to cut 2mm laser ply at around 1m x 60cm?
  2. I won’t be using the mesh, just a method of interrogating/reverse engineering dimensions etc as stated.
  3. I was just curiously wondering if anybody had drawn or printed any 3-D Midland Railway items? Of particular interest anything in n-gauge/2mm or even beyond and even more interested if it was printed by yourself? Be great to see some photos pre/post design/paint stages. Also would be great if there was any interest in sharing work for my St Pancras project, with credit... but more so would be fab to see the art of what people found possible and looking for inspiration
  4. Had a quick play with a MR wagon, but will wait to see how others have approached some of the detail as I feel like I'm guessing too much
  5. It would be great to have a few files to look over, so would love to take you up on the offers @nick_bastable @Ian Morgan @richbrummitt rest assured they will only be used for my personal use to work out the best detail as described below. My email is: ga[email protected] My intention is to import the stl into fusion as a mesh and then just use your established detailed metrics (for rivet size/depth, plank recesses etc) rather than go through the experimentation stages you have already been through. @richbrummitt how are you finding the printer? do you have
  6. I see some mention of people willing to share STL files but only see one has made it onto the 2 mm website. I treated myself to “mars pro 2 mono” to have a go at printing some wagons/break vans/general stock as I have a couple of quiet days to enjoy over the break. I wonder if anybody would be willing to share some STL files that they have successfully printed so I don’t have to reinvent rivet size and can work with the recesses in detail that you’ve already established? Of particular interest would be anything midland railway oriented but really I’m just a
  7. Andy, thank you so much for this snippet and for the link. I’ve found very few references to the slate. I’ve seen Roy’s website before, he used to do tours during the renovation. It looks like he’s added some great stuff, so I’ll have a read through. I’m very aware the Midland Railway were very keen on only using materials from the Midlands, clearly why they were sourced from Leicester. The brickwork is a separate subject and is fascinating. There are several books on this subject, one with the menacing title of “Clay Stealers to St Pancras“. There are some interesting
  8. From the research I undertook, it seemed to me some people had achieved very good results in oo gauge wills, and looked very close by my eye. I had no idea one could be so verhmently resolved in their roof slate choices! It’s a good job I went for the slaters 2mm then by the sounds of things. Equally, for clarification I never undermined the skills of Victorian roofers. I’m afraid you read that wrong, however one only need to compare the pictures to see the vast difference between modern manufactured tiles and it’s uniformity in comparison.
  9. Well, the Grand Midland Hotel has been undertaking a roofing over a cold quiet evening. Unfortunately it seems we are not as blessed as the 'oo' modellers who have a remarkably close plasticard from "wills roof slate' that matches the rough hand cut I would presume the slate had on the original build when it opened in 1873. I opted for slaters 2mm roof slate, because Jerry Cliffords Midland Engine shed looks rather remarkable, but the pattern is very much repetitive and is more representative of the renovation of the roof in 2007. For the eagle eyed you will
  10. Jealous is an understatement! Do share any pictures if you have some. I was most impressed when someone on one of those tours sent me a picture of the original front awning that was discovered in an undercroft in the basement. The colour of the awning was totally different to the postcards that were hand painted (apparently in Germany) of the time. There were of course no coloured photos at this time and I believed the colour in the postcard was true, however, it as I am told, most unlikely that these can ever be relied on as the painter/producer was highly unlikely to have ever seen the actua
  11. With resin printing, suction is a huge factor. This is why a lot of new printers are advertising “low force” techniques. You might find for something like this you might get better results printing the roof separately and joining them together whilst curing. Also try to avoid areas where resin may get trapped in a cavity. Some alternative suggestions as to just print angles. Just something to thing about that might be useful. Looks like this came out very nicely.
  12. thanks, this is useful to know. do you know what sort of problems the ‘s’ suffers from. I note the main difference seems to be the illumination matrix and the z axis. what do you use? maybe better just being patient ?!
  13. I’m missing the printers in the workshop at work. Is the consensus here the Anycubic Photon S?
  14. Any recommendations for a spray tin of undercoat for some brass etches? I plan on using the phoenix precision paints, which are enamel. I’m also considering brushing the final coats instead of spraying. I do have a airbrush, but think it’s perhaps overkill? Appreciate any thoughts/guidance. tia
  15. Lots of prototyping stages here, mostly experimental 3d stuff, this dates back to 2016... I still don't have a working one! It's fantastic that people can do this sort of thing at home now.
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