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  1. All the lamps are seperately added and included with full body or cab orders Can make lamps available as seperate details also sure. If so please email: [email protected] With the radiator grills I'm currently unsure what I'll be doing in the future. Might do more detail variations but at the moment I'm working on another Broad Gauge loco (4-4-0 Waverley) for someone whilst physically finishing off my Drewry 04 on the desk.
  2. Looks the Pooches Seeds Bags Great result.
  3. 04 Drewry Diesel – 3D Prints released! Full bodyshells and conversion parts for a Wisbech & Upwell, and also ‘Mavis’ representation. This project has resulted in me kindly being commissioned by Tom’ Waddell to certain specifications. A Bachmann 04 was lent to me and the task was to make Cowcastchers, Sideplates and an earlier cab that can slot in to the Bachmann model with separate lamps to add to the cab after wasp stripe painting/transferring has been completed. As the base model was on loan the sides and details were not filed down to give the Sideplates a flush fit as I didn’t want to ruin the clients’ model. You’ll have to simulate a completed finish with your mind, here it’s posed with blue-tack. Parts: Also afterwards full shells were made, quite a lot of prototypes were done before I was happy with all the chassis fixings and quality of finish. You can use a Bachmann split chassis 04 or Bachmann 03 DCC ready chassis, designed to self-tap the resin, many prototypes were gone through before the correct settings were found, around 7 or 8. Usually can do things in 1 or 2 attempts but not this time. The bodies turned out well but much better with thick side-plates printed separately, here is a final 3D printed example model minus cab and other details after a quick spray of paint: Here are some CAD pictures of the Stove Pipe version, you can also not fit the chimney and have just the round base for it instead: Here are some CAD pictures of the Saxa chimney fitted. I’m aware this chimney with the early cab isn’t likely to be a real world example but it fits the way the character ‘Mavis’ was depicted in the Railway Series books so that will suit a few of us. You can also use the Bachmann later cab with this chimney type for a later real world example. This later cab may be created soon, undecided yet. On the non-Shapeways version of the 3D prints the side grab rails have had to be thickened up to fit their printing tolerances, similarly the ‘skittle’ shaped grab rails above the steps have had to be omitted and also the foot grip detail on the running plate. Initially I tried to upload the model to Shapeways with the foot grip detail but the file size was too big for it to be allowed. These finer details are thus reserved for the direct SCC purchase options. In time other combinations of cabs and body detail variations may be created but for now this is what’s on offer. With the Shapeways options these are mostly complete shells to help reduce costs, the SCC directly printed ones are in more parts. Shapeways 04 Drewry Options: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/sparkshotcustomcreationsscc?section=4mm+04+Drewry+Diesel&s=0 For ordering direct 3D prints please email: [email protected] Direct prices for the 3D prints: Cabs, £12 Cowcatchers £6 Thin Sides-plates £8 Thick Side-plates with steps £14 (slightly longer, you’ll have to file more detail on a Bachmann model to fit as these are instead designed for the directly printed SCC 04 bodyshells. Full bodyshells £44.89 These include a choice of 03 or 04 chassis fixings and Saxa or Stove Pipe funnel options, please specify which. If you’d like to model the locomotive without a funnel you’ll need the Stove Pipe option and just not fit it on. The Saxa options have their funnels pre-fitted. With this you’ll get the main body, separate cab, separate lamps, separate thick side-skirts and separate cowcatchers. (Separate funnel also if ordering Stove Pipe version) Postage Rates: Within UK £5 Outside Most Places £10 Canada £13 USA £17 For a long time I have been getting away with charging a flat rate of £10 for outside UK orders but recently, especially for USA it’s gone up a lot sadly. Found out the hard way one day! Not every combination of the 04 has been made and most of what was made were to the clients’ requirements so in time there may be more. For now though, this is what we have, please share this around if you like it. I will be creating a tutorial video series on YouTube showing and walking you through my own build of the Diesel all the way to completion but not for a few weeks at least. Thanks for reading YouTube video showing a lot more pictures and explanations of the refinement process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okfvYWbEQNg
  4. 04 Drewry Diesel – 3D Prints released! Full bodyshells and conversion parts for a Wisbech & Upwell, and also ‘Mavis’ representation. This project has resulted in me kindly being commissioned by Tom’ Waddell to certain specifications. A Bachmann 04 was lent to me and the task was to make Cowcastchers, Sideplates and an earlier cab that can slot in to the Bachmann model with separate lamps to add to the cab after wasp stripe painting/transferring has been completed. As the base model was on loan the sides and details were not filed down to give the Sideplates a flush fit as I didn’t want to ruin the clients’ model. You’ll have to simulate a completed finish with your mind, here it’s posed with blue-tack. Parts: Also afterwards full shells were made, quite a lot of prototypes were done before I was happy with all the chassis fixings and quality of finish. You can use a Bachmann split chassis 04 or Bachmann 03 DCC ready chassis, designed to self-tap the resin, many prototypes were gone through before the correct settings were found, around 7 or 8. Usually can do things in 1 or 2 attempts but not this time. The bodies turned out well but much better with thick side-plates printed separately, here is a final 3D printed example model minus cab and other details after a quick spray of paint: Here are some CAD pictures of the Stove Pipe version, you can also not fit the chimney and have just the round base for it instead: Here are some CAD pictures of the Saxa chimney fitted. I’m aware this chimney with the early cab isn’t likely to be a real world example but it fits the way the character ‘Mavis’ was depicted in the Railway Series books so that will suit a few of us. You can also use the Bachmann later cab with this chimney type for a later real world example. This later cab may be created soon, undecided yet. On the non-Shapeways version of the 3D prints the side grab rails have had to be thickened up to fit their printing tolerances, similarly the ‘skittle’ shaped grab rails above the steps have had to be omitted and also the foot grip detail on the running plate. Initially I tried to upload the model to Shapeways with the foot grip detail but the file size was too big for it to be allowed. These finer details are thus reserved for the direct SCC purchase options. In time other combinations of cabs and body detail variations may be created but for now this is what’s on offer. With the Shapeways options these are mostly complete shells to help reduce costs, the SCC directly printed ones are in more parts. Shapeways 04 Drewry Options: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/sparkshotcustomcreationsscc?section=4mm+04+Drewry+Diesel&s=0 For ordering direct 3D prints please email: [email protected] Direct prices for the 3D prints: Cabs, £12 Cowcatchers £6 Thin Sides-plates £8 Thick Side-plates with steps £14 (slightly longer, you’ll have to file more detail on a Bachmann model to fit as these are instead designed for the directly printed SCC 04 bodyshells. Full bodyshells £44.89 These include a choice of 03 or 04 chassis fixings and Saxa or Stove Pipe funnel options, please specify which. If you’d like to model the locomotive without a funnel you’ll need the Stove Pipe option and just not fit it on. The Saxa options have their funnels pre-fitted. With this you’ll get the main body, separate cab, separate lamps, separate thick side-skirts and separate cowcatchers. (Separate funnel also if ordering Stove Pipe version) Postage Rates: Within UK £5 Outside Most Places £10 Canada £13 USA £17 For a long time I have been getting away with charging a flat rate of £10 for outside UK orders but recently, especially for USA it’s gone up a lot sadly. Found out the hard way one day! Not every combination of the 04 has been made and most of what was made were to the clients’ requirements so in time there may be more. For now though, this is what we have, please share this around if you like it. I will be creating a tutorial video series on YouTube showing and walking you through my own build of the Diesel all the way to completion but not for a few weeks at least. Thanks for reading YouTube video showing a lot more pictures and explanations of the refinement process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okfvYWbEQNg
  5. Yay. Now we just back to high prices, not hyper inflation. Panic over.
  6. Maybe paint them unlined black but later when they recieve their numbers add the lining then or on separate models? The quandry has been in my smokebox too.
  7. I didn't know people needed a twitter account to see them. Guess posting tweets has been pointless all this time then.
  8. Hope it's a bug. If not good luck us selling anything through there. I tweeted this... https://mobile.twitter.com/i/timeline Hope it isn't 'real' and gets fixed. I checked items on my Shapeways basket that been there for a while and their price has mooned too.
  9. Love! Really do look the part and seeing UMC and Toryreck on them really helps everything seem so much mire believable. Is why I love slapping NW on most my stock. Great result. Do you think the UMC wagons would always be red or do you think they'd end up generic wood n crud colour as illustrated showing a time many years later?
  10. Thanks for the tip. Will look into it. Usually I use the controllers' 15-16v AC supply and the 9V battery seems fine but I can see combined AAs being better to increase voltage if needing a bit more power to flip the coupling properly.
  11. I hear you. Got a wee update though. Tried a 9v battery and it worked! It pulled the dropper pretty quick, so thinking I'll install them with a battery to each board. Saves board join wiring and the plug. If more power is needed can make a bank of different ones to achieve extra juice and if/when they run out pretty cheap to replace. Electromagnets are only used for about 1 second at a time so in theory should last ages. Thinking will do this unless a better idea comes along.
  12. I don't want to use DCC to control the electromagnets though. Just the track power if possible. Planning to just wire the non latching push to make switches on the board edge in line with where they need to be uncoupled.
  13. Hello, I'm unsure what they mean hence this thread. I think the coils use about 1 amp, it's fine for what I'm running and how much and you only use the electromagnets for about a single second. I'd agree the waveform is different on DCC AC than DC AC as it no doubt is how the signals are transmitted. I'm trying to avoid using the DC controller and a separate circuit though. Don't really want to waste another plug socket you see!
  14. Hello. I've used Dingham Electromagnets before on an old DC P4 layout. The instructions say they can't be used with AC although this isn't strictly true as I was using the 16V AC output on the Gaugemaster Combi to good effect and just checked them on a old Hornby controller with its 15V AC supply and they work perfectly. However, they DON'T work with the AC supply from my new layout with DCC track power, so fair enough. Question is...how do I get them to work? Instructions mention rectification so I'm assuming a bridge rectifier; if so any idea what type? Added a pic. Any help appreciated.
  15. Greetings all. I'm hardly the first to do this and probably won't be the last, however, I've kindly been commissioned by someone to design the 04 Drewry Diesel to give the tram way variations. As it's a loco I've always admired I didn't say no! It is both for the usual conversion parts for a Bachmann RTR model and a full body shell. Here then are some Tweets showing the current progress. First test prints parts are plonked on the deck for effect, windows were too low at the front: The corrected the windows, they may be a tad high now but will address things closer the end: Once done and ready there will be two cabs to choose from, one with slightly higher rear windows. Side Plates and Cowcatchers...or Moo punchers as I like to call them. Those bits are for conversions, then full bodyshells also. We're probably 90% there now, mostly needs more rivets, chimney, steps, hand rails finishing off, holes for hand rail pillars, front lamps, radiator grill, foot grips on running plate and a few other bits. As I'm sure you can see though, not too much to do.
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