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I’ve just submitted a preliminary file to shapeways and so far I’ve managed to adhere to the minimum thickness etc

 

The only problem is the price, I don’t think anyone would be keen on buying just the body for nearly £35......I will because I’m daft but I don’t think it will be worth offering it others to purchase because they’ll think I’m ripping them off when it’s Shapeways that calculates the prices

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10 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

I’ve just submitted a preliminary file to shapeways and so far I’ve managed to adhere to the minimum thickness etc

 

The only problem is the price, I don’t think anyone would be keen on buying just the body for nearly £35......I will because I’m daft but I don’t think it will be worth offering it others to purchase because they’ll think I’m ripping them off when it’s Shapeways that calculates the prices

 

I think anybody in the market for a vehicle like that will be well aware of Shapeways pricing, so I wouldn't worry too much.

 

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24 minutes ago, chuffinghell said:

I’ve just submitted a preliminary file to shapeways and so far I’ve managed to adhere to the minimum thickness etc

 

The only problem is the price, I don’t think anyone would be keen on buying just the body for nearly £35......I will because I’m daft but I don’t think it will be worth offering it others to purchase because they’ll think I’m ripping them off when it’s Shapeways that calculates the prices

 

I would be curious what sort of quality comes out of a resin printer such as the Any Cubic Photon, or similar.

 

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Still quite a bit to do but I'm getting there slowly

 

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Todays Progress

 

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Buffer beam details added. The rectangular holes are to take the Oxford Rail buffer assembly and coupling hook

 

Unfortunately that's as much as I can do today, Limited to how much I can get done during my lunch break

 

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I’m thinking of doing two versions

 

One without lamp irons for the more skilled among us to add brass ones

 

and

 

One with moulded on lamp irons for lazy bug**rs like me


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I’ve tried to do them in such a way that they look like they’re not attached to the body by having a rib behind to help prevent breakage during printing/shipping.


I welcome any constructive criticism, especially if I’ve done something wrong, I’m working from photos so it possible I may have missed something

 

I'm trying to find details of the handle/latch for the upper door that’s clear enough to make out

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It's looking good already Chris, I sense another masterclass on the way :)

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6 minutes ago, sb67 said:

It's looking good already Chris, I sense another masterclass on the way :)


Thanks Steve

 

Drawing it is one thing, having it printed and hoping I’ve got the dimensions correct is another

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Drawing complete

 

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I just need to decide if I should get it printed, £35 may not seem a lot to some but it could be an expensive mistake if it doesn't work

 

Additional information:- 720

 

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Nothing ventured nothing gained as they say.

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I was tempted to put my drawing(s) on the Oxford Rail Brake van thread for help/advice before committing myself to having it printed

 

but I’m afraid it will Just get torn apart by those ‘in the know’ so I’m best sticking to the safety of my own thread :lol:

 

I’ll pop it in there if/when I actually get it done as it’s better to seek forgiveness than to ask for permission

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You might be able to persuade one of the 3D printer owners on RMWeb to do you a print - especially if they have a GWR layout like yours...  Look up the Anycubic Photon/Elegoo Mars threads and try some PMs. 

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Apologies for appearing to be posting the same thing over and over but I have reduced the thickness of the roof because I thought it looked a bit too 'chunky'

 

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I think that looks better

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Chris, I may be behind the times here, but is it worth putting any detail like rain strips on the roof? My understanding was that most 3D printed curved surfaces would require sanding to get a smooth finish, so all the detail will disappear.

 

 

 

(Dons flame-proof jacket in readiness)

 

Al.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Alister_G said:

Chris, I may be behind the times here, but is it worth putting any detail like rain strips on the roof? My understanding was that most 3D printed curved surfaces would require sanding to get a smooth finish, so all the detail will disappear.

 

(Dons flame-proof jacket in readiness)

 

Al.

 

 

 

Might be worth leaving on as after sanding it may leave a shadow which can be followed by a piece of microstrip and MEK.

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4 hours ago, Alister_G said:

Chris, I may be behind the times here, but is it worth putting any detail like rain strips on the roof? My understanding was that most 3D printed curved surfaces would require sanding to get a smooth finish, so all the detail will disappear.

 

 

 

(Dons flame-proof jacket in readiness)

 

Al.

 

 


 

No flame-proof jacket required, to be honest I was thinking along the same lines, ie leaving them off and doing

 

I wasn’t going to draw a roof at all as I originally intended to used plasticard and  then as @Rowsley17D suggested and use microstrip for the rain strip

 

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My personal opinion would be to go for a plasticard roof, too.

 

Al.

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You're designing this to fit the Oxford Rail chassis, right?  Why not use the Oxford Rail roof, as well?

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17 minutes ago, AlfaZagato said:

You're designing this to fit the Oxford Rail chassis, right?  Why not use the Oxford Rail roof, as well?


Simple answer is that the roof and body of the Oxford Rail van is a one piece moulding

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5 hours ago, chuffinghell said:


Simple answer is that the roof and body of the Oxford Rail van is a one piece moulding

 

Shades of Hornby Dublo. I remember that because I tried modifying one when I was a teenager. Eventually I modified it to fit the bin.

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We put our lives at risk yesterday afternoon and went to Ikea at Nottingham.

 

 This is the first shopping I’ve done since the lockdown but on the whole I was impressed by the common sense of the vast majority

 

Anyway the reason for the visit was to get these


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So today I’ve been doing this.......
 

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.....my new modelling station

I’ve stopped for a break and a brew

 

Quite tricky to cut the (ex) table tops to fit the bay window aperture but I’ve managed it using the cardboard packaging to make templates

 

It’s not as big as the dining table I was using so I’ll have to work a bit smarter (is other words keep it tidy) but I’ve now got drawers to keep my tools close to hand and my airbrush compressor will be going in the cupboard in the right

 

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I would have preferred to make a complete custom one from scratch though

 

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