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My Laser Cutting workbench and my odyssey in model buildings.

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A wheel for a railway crane that's been on my to do list for a while...

 

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Once I looked at the photograph I then realised that I needed a cogged wheel...

 

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I have always been meaning to build an Acrylic clock on my laser, cut some of the wheels and bits but other projects have always been above it on the to do list!

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I've received feedback that I'd also missed the H beam detail on the wheel, so not to disappoint...

 

 

 

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Ive been asked to build some building kits bespoke and one of them is Brightlingsea Engine Shed Office. 

 

Ready on the CAD to lasercut tomorrow.

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Window detail in the test build. The window sill should be a tight fit so a small adjustment is needed to tighten up the fit. The door has been designed so that the customer can model open if desired.

 

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Simple interior detail and fireplace

 

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GER style railway gates post-1485-0-27816800-1419980706_thumb.jpg

 

I need to work out the hinge arrangement but I'm looking forward to seeing these built up. I might up a small diorama of a crossing.

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And lastly this evening I've got another commision on the workbench. I'm not entirely sure what this is except it's for coaches of a southern hemisphere nature....

 

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Not a criticism, excellent work, but those coach sides show the limitations of "etching" with the laser cutter, ie, the overburn on the end of the line.

 

Mike.

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Not a criticism, excellent work, but those coach sides show the limitations of "etching" with the laser cutter, ie, the overburn on the end of the line.

 

Mike.

Those are shadows and more a smoke mark than actual cuts. Once painted you'll not see them. The laser is quite sharp even under the cruel maginification of the cameras eye. The rule is a 7mm scale rule to give some idea of the size of the problem.

 

The laser can also be adjusted on the corner power if the material burns through.

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Next off the workbench is a LMS style bridge loosely based on Ripple. CAD work is nearly complete, just some tweaking required for it all to fit together. 

 

 

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Hopefully get some build pictures at the weekend.

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Chimney stack for a building I am working on. I'm pleased with how it looks with the chimney pots on.

 

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The prototype

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Something I've been thinking about is modelling used sleepers so I drew some up today and zipped through the laser. I need to adjust the bolt hole size which is easy.

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Wow how have I missed these posts some fantastic pieces you made Brush.

Added this to my ever increasing list of ones to follow.

 

I like the modular warehouse so I'll go see if I can find any details on it.

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On my workbench today. Will be laser cutting this out this afternoon. A customer provided drawing and mock up for LNER style Bothy.

 

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Windows done first.

 

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An update on the sleepers as have quicky painted a few black.

 

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Could easily make these into fences or coal staithes that are made from second hand sleepers.

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Hi, wonderful work here.

 

Am I right in assuming the sleepers are 7mm scale?

If so, have you tried making the same sleepers in 4mm?

 

 

Kev.

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Hi, wonderful work here.Am I right in assuming the sleepers are 7mm scale?If so, have you tried making the same sleepers in 4mm?Kev.

They are 7mm but I can easily scale for 4mm. What track gauge are you using?

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They are 7mm but I can easily scale for 4mm. What track gauge are you using?

Good point. Peco code75 personally but I suppose any 00 or HO gauge would do just to see the results.

 

 

Kev.

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Good point. Peco code75 personally but I suppose any 00 or HO gauge would do just to see the results.Kev.

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Ideal for EM and P4 but will need to be adjusted for H0/00 scale track gauge.

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Just out of, you know purely interest, how much cost/work is involved per sleeper - GWR or otherwise?

 

 

Kev.

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