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Work and endless jobs has led to little progress on the layout. I did manage to knock up a couple of lights for the the platform half, copper tube, nano LED and 3d printed shade (in the process of tidying and hiding the enamel wire). Also a bit more progress on the pub :)

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Well got a bit distracted from the layout again! Been working hard on scratch building some wagons for the layout. I designed these wagons in tinkercad and printed with elegoo mars printer, they are made of two main parts (chassis and body work ) and work out considerably cheaper than rtr wagons!

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The more I see 3D printing, the more I think it is possibly a way forward for me to model, given my current lack of skills! One really basic, possibly stupid question - why are things printed at an angle rather than flat?

 

Meanwhile am thoroughly enjoying your photos and layout, and looking forward to more in the future!

 

Steve S

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Nice layout. I always like to see layouts with a Lincolnshire feel to them. I may well have had a pint or two in The Morning Star in my younger days...

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8 hours ago, SteveyDee68 said:

The more I see 3D printing, the more I think it is possibly a way forward for me to model, given my current lack of skills!

The more I see 3D printing, the more I feel I am being left behind by advances in the hobby... 

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On 27/04/2021 at 23:40, SteveyDee68 said:

The more I see 3D printing, the more I think it is possibly a way forward for me to model, given my current lack of skills! One really basic, possibly stupid question - why are things printed at an angle rather than flat?

 

Meanwhile am thoroughly enjoying your photos and layout, and looking forward to more in the future!

 

Steve S

 

For 2 main reasons - to reduce the appearance of the layer lines especially on curved surfaces and to avoid large changes of surface areas between layers that can cause print failure and distortion.

 

On 28/04/2021 at 08:09, F-UnitMad said:

The more I see 3D printing, the more I feel I am being left behind by advances in the hobby... 

 

3D printing, at the moment anyway, is akin to resin casting or brass etching. You don't have to do it yourself to gain the benefit. As process matures perhaps more people will print at home themselves, but I find the actual printing much harder than drawing up a design!

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A little running video on the layout. Have just installed some ABC braking boards and set up a little shuttle with the Ruston allowing it to run back and forth on its own from one fiddle yard to the other.

 

 

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Looks great! I like the atmosphere produced by the lighting. Thanks for sharing.:good:

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