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3D printing class 25 parts .... Also class 20,37, 2mm and 7mm wagons and 1/32 bogies

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10 hours ago, simon br blue said:

They look good, what did you use to make the joins in the tank lagging?

Thanks Simon,

 

The banding was made with Salters 0.030" x 0.030" microstrip, attached to the barrel before painting.

 

Thanks for your help with the wagons, really pleased with how these have came out.

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On 14/07/2019 at 23:44, simon br blue said:

Cheers for the tip about 51L/wizard models, I purchased some ferry fittings and various etched wheels.

 

Regarding the Wisbech and Upwell models, I'm still working on them, the balcony railings are the weak point at the moment, maybe need etching or laser cutting.

 

Work has also continued with the various Polybulk wagons.

 

I rescaled and printed a 4mm version of the E443 slab-sided Polybulk, the body is grey PLA and printed in 2 parts on the Balco printer, the details are grey resin printed on the Form 2.  The bogies are Shapeways Multi Jet Fusion Y25 bogies.

 

48174240001_4d76b164fe_k.jpg4mm E443 Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48174314517_166ce14475_k.jpg4mm E443 Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

The other 4mm Polybulk that's nearly finished is the Malt Distillers version.  Balco PLA 2 part body, Form 2 grey resin details, Shapeways WSF Y25 bogies. Etched ferry loops and brake wheels from 51L/wizard models.

 

48174241711_292589d71b_k.jpg4mm Malt Distillers Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48174238136_ba7094b2b8_k.jpg4mm Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

Moving up in scale the 7mm Grainflow Polybulk is nearly finished.  Similar to the first Polybulk its made with a Balco PLA 3 part body, Shapeways WSF Details and Y25 bogies.

 

48174243506_4c2de2e1df_k.jpg7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48174306032_b7035f1f11_k.jpg7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48174308372_827e52ede5_k.jpg7mm Grainflow Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

Finally for tonight is the 1/32 Grainflow polybulk pictured with the 2 smaller versions (which makes the 4mm version look tiny).  It's made the same way as the 7mm version with Balco PLA 3 part body, Shapeways WSF Details and Y25 bogies.

 

48174234536_0649e6da83_k.jpgGrainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48174310767_42e8e73bcc_k.jpgGrainflow Polybulks by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

Hi there,

 

Have you done anything about transfers for the Malt Distillers Polybulks? I've got 3 modified Electrotren wagons in various stages but am stuck on the transfer front.

 

I think there's all look great - I've got a bit of a thing for Polybulks!

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19 minutes ago, simon br blue said:

Steve from Railtec has mentioned producing these previously.  Hopefully he can produce these and the Grainflow decals.

 

There are some Polybulk decals in the catalog already, though without reading the previous several posts they may not be a 100% fit for what's needed. Limited resources recently been working on the CO2 distillers, which are an absolute can of worms as there are at least 3 variants, so packs are being made to suit the specific variant which is available on Shapeways (smaller style bodyside anchor box without corrugated vehicle ends). Doesn't help that there's little consistency in the sizes and styles of many of the markings too. Probably at least a full day's labour so far just on researching, graphic design of all the elements, testing and manufacturing a suitable pack for the CO2s alone. And people wonder why there are so few transfer manufacturers...

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Cheers Steve, hopefully get some of these at Warley.

 

Pictures of a couple of more wagons below.

 

First up is the 7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper with White Natural Versatile Plastic chassis with PLA hopper, Form2 Grey resin hopper top doors and wire pipe runs.  I struggled to find a good colour match and ended up mixing up a similar colour.

 

48690740757_e5efe48936_k.jpg7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48690576851_18b6acc8bb_k.jpg7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48690741582_911fb6434a_k.jpg7mm PAA ICI Urea hopper roof detail by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

Next wagon is a 7mm TUA Carless tank wagon, White Natural Versatile Plastic chassis, tank ends, ladders and walkway.  63mm plastic pipe for barrel with masking tape used for tank joins and homemade transfers.  This is the shorter tank, I now have a longer wheelbase version to build.

 

48690742617_c9d7b77676_k.jpg7mm TUA tank wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48690743677_8b9b997c75_k.jpg7mm TUA tank wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48690575936_0bab17f596_k.jpg7mm TUA tank wagon top detail by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

Another new wagon thats nearly finished is a 7mm KFA Warflat wagon fitted with GPS bogies.  Body printed in 2 parts in grey PLA printed on Balco printer.  GPS bogies and bufferbeam printed in versatile plastic from Shapeways.  Air brake fittings and vehicle chocks printed in clear resin on Form 2.  Handbrake wheels and securing eyes not fitted yet.  Its been identified that the bogies are too narrow and I've now drawn some wider ones.

 

48970860697_e2664e2389_h.jpg7mm Warflat wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

48970689141_81fd95bbe3_k.jpg7mm Warflat wagon by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

49101283992_85a4e39f0f_k.jpg7mm KFA Warflat by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

49100577183_6aa76e57e8_k.jpg7mm KFA Warflat by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

49101284992_5ee761eb9c_k.jpg7mm KFA Warflat by simon br blue, on Flickr

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On 21/11/2019 at 00:10, railtec-models said:

 

There are some Polybulk decals in the catalog already, though without reading the previous several posts they may not be a 100% fit for what's needed.

Hi

 

To save you reading back through the previous posts they aren't the same. These are the other ones (diagrams E518 and E581) I mentioned when you kindly did the diagram E442 version. 

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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A couple of pictures of some 3D printed items I've finished but not posted on here yet.

 

A 4mm JCB Loadall, Massey shunting tractor and conveyor loading a Polybulk.

 

48701983896_bd43ae2cd9_k.jpg4mm Wagon loading by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

A 7mm Massey shunting tractor and a grain loading elevator printed in versatile plastic loading a 20T grain wagon.

 

48702159982_5e2aa9fd2e_k.jpg7mm grain loading by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

A 7mm Produce elevator, one piece printed in versatile plastic.

 

48701987561_79a5f1d15d_k.jpg7mm Conveyor by simon br blue, on Flickr

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Will you be making some of your wagons available in 4mm scale?

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On 25/01/2010 at 10:10, clarkea1 said:

I've used 3D printing as well. Off the machine, the parts do come out rather grainy, with some layering evident (this is inherent in the way the machines work, and a lot better than it used to be!). However, a blast of primer followed by some rubbing down usually gives a good surface finish. It does, I am finding, mean that you're better off leaving off rivet detail and adding it afterwards (unless you want some really fiddly rubbing down to do!) I've recently had a couple of wagon bodies prototyped as a test exercise (there's a pic of the raw body on my blog, will put more as the finishing and chassis construction progresses). I'm currently working on the CAD for a loco body for an industrial shunter (below), and will let you know how things go!

 

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In terms of software, something like Google Sketchup is capable of producing the required files. There are other free packages available, but you tend to get less errors and issues with a high end CAD package. That said, if I didn't have access to one (Solidworks) in work, I certainly wouldn't shell out the couple of thousand it costs!! In terms of time, I find I can model something complex on the computer in a fraction of the time it would take me to scratchbuild it. Of course, it's not as much fun, but there's still a fair bit of work involved in the finishing and detailing process.

 

Apologies for hi-jacking the original thread, but there seemed to be a lot of interest in the technology, so I thought it would be worth sharing my experiences.

 

Alastair

Regarding using free CAD packages Fusion 360 is quite  powerful & if it is for non-commercial use you can get it for free + a GREAT HELP is there are many  Fusion360 tutorials on You Tube!

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On 13/12/2019 at 18:37, rka said:

Will you be making some of your wagons available in 4mm scale?

 

Hi, yes I can make models available in 4mm, let me know what you're interested in,  the only issue is that the models wont work out particularly cheaply as to get reasonable detail the more expensive materials will be required.

 

Below are a couple of more wagons suitable for Kings lynn, another 7mm Polybulk in the original POLYBULK livery.  This is one of the original Shapeways printed models with platicard sides added, I did get a couple of these but with the price increases at Shapeways it made sense to develop the PLA printed version.  The transfers are Railtec (E442 Polybulk transfers) for most of the wagon with homemade decals to finish off. 

 

49224741573_ed06be1f8f_k.jpg7mm Polybulk by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

Next wagon is a 7mm Ferry tank wagon used for chemical traffic to DOW Chemicals a Kings Lynn.  This was actually printed a couple of years ago but only finished recently, the chassis and ends were printed by Shapeways in versatile plastic, Shapeways Fine detail tank hatches, PLA printed top cover and plastic pipe for the tank barrel.  Finshed with homemade transfers.

 

49100573853_2dbd3df39e_k.jpg7mm Ferry tank by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

 

49101083681_9e37eddeb2_k.jpg7mm Ferry tank by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

I have also recently been painting a couple more 7mm mineral wagons,  7mm HTV hopper with PLA body and Form 2 black resin test chassis (ZDV) and shapeways chassis (HTV's), homemade transfers, weathered with MIG and model air acrylics, the only parts not fitted yet are the handrails.  The ZDV was weathered using MIG and model air acrylics and MIG streaking rust affect.

 

49224743018_e71ab4a575_k.jpg7mm HTV hoppers by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

49225459007_c32b733e2f_k.jpg7mm hopper by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

The 7mm 16t mineral wagons are Lima body with Shapeways chassis, various weathering effects used to experiment with finishes, again weathered using MIG and model air acrylics and MIG streaking rust affect

 

49224742363_f9b5c89b06_k.jpg7mm 16t minerals by simon br blue, on Flickr

 

49224754578_b4e4164418_k.jpg7mm 16t mineral by simon br blue, on Flickr

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I'm new to this thread, so apologies if I'm raising something outdated.

I'm specifically interested in Wisbech & Upwell items in 4mm (00) scale. By a very devious Google route I ended up here and saw your 04 & luggage van (etc). Are they available for sale? I did manage to find you Shapeways link but can't see them there.

 

Stewart

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Hi Stewart,

 

The Wisbech & Upwell project stalled when Shapeways withdrew the material the models were designed to be printed in.  I will look again to see that can be made available in other materials. 

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