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by Knuckles
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 33
Views: 4071

Re: 2019 S4 North

Had a good day. Saw some layouts I hadn't before and some I had. Spent a bit too. Was particularly impressed with Midland Sidings. Both times I stood there watching the operations it was flawless and earned my vote at the end. No stalls and prodding by Mr Hand, all slow, smooth starts and stops thro...
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Quick follow up to that 3D printed coach side I did for Linny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/LinnysTrains ... 0102609922

Bottom needs smoothing as the layer lines show a bit, or a higher resolution print. Other than that, apart from door handle wars, I think it's pretty nice.
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Jokes aside we are getting close to that. There are technologies that create 3D meshes out of 2D images, your PC likely has one if you have Windows 10 called 3D Builder although I haven't yet given it much investigation. There is 3D colour printing. Hinged parts all printed in one go, fully 'hingabl...
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Just wimp out and go all out Teak. :D
by Knuckles
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.
Replies: 56
Views: 9784

Re: An etched chassis for the Hornby Peckett.

Mark me as a potential buyer. :thumb
by Knuckles
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

True for Shapeways but when you have your own printers things can be finer in some areas. I agree with Jol's points about different methods, techniques, preferances etc. Is what I keep saying. Although I obviously advocate 3D printing it won't replace etching for some things due to etching being mor...
by Knuckles
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Good post, Knuckles. I have to say that it largely sums up my own modelling philosophy as well. DT Ta Moowch. ;) I don't like the effort involved in removing moulded details to replace them with more realistic items. That's why I have only one Ratio LNWR carriage in my stock. Painting and lining co...
by Knuckles
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Not everyone, no. Personally I rivet count details (have to when designing) but for what I physically model on the desk I'm selective with what I want to be exacting. I have no interest in 'Getting it all right' as I'd never achieve my goals because they are significantly bigger than a small or medi...
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: RAILEX 2019

DougN wrote:Just stop that... I am being surrounded by people moving to O gauge... :evil:

No move temptations please! ;)


Isn't Scale7 the usual temptation? :mrgreen:


Never been to a Railex, must change that.
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks, Alan. It might be better without those details but Linny designed it. I just printed it. :) EDIT: Just editing to add a thought based on what Bill said below, at least with my own designs I like to put most details on, even if in some areas they are a little thick due to tolerances or whatev...
by Knuckles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

by Knuckles
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Not the best picture as white is the very devil to get a good shot of but it's a LSWR Coach Side printed at 50 microns as a test for someone.

Based on this at least I'd think the whole thing would turn out nice.

Image
by Knuckles
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 253
Views: 27897

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Ignoring the fact it's 00 and the chipped paint. This post 1939 version of a Gordon I bashed up has its drain cocks scratch built from 0.45mm brass rod with little 0.7mm bits. Just a quick soldier bash. A bit rough around the edges but I'm happy with the result even a decade or so later. Maybe try s...
by Knuckles
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Furness D1 (minus cab) with a particular chimney and safety valve plonked on for effect. Chassis, smokebox door, buffers, backhead controls and some E1 splashers. These will be posted off soon! https://i.imgur.com/Oc1K4ft.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tr6cfVn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/MGqRBul.jpg https://i....
by Knuckles
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Furness K2 Freelance Variant V2, basically a different cab and splashers. First time ever printed it on the Photon and it turned out great. Uploaded pic's... https://i.imgur.com/rKgVtVw.jpg https://i.imgur.com/H5UpdWe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0Jed0C5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ylLj8jF.jpg https://i.imgu...
by Knuckles
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: jon price
Topic: Connah's Quay: The Layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Connah's Quay: The Layout.

Looks like the quey just off from Knapford Junction (fictional but mapped out.)
by Knuckles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Like buttons. Eeeugh, glad we don't have 'em.

Officially 115 x 65 x 155 mm for the Anycubic Photon. Not massive yet most things are printed at a bit of an angle anyway to reduce suction.
by Knuckles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Your Designs Printed Now I've had considerable practice 3D printing my own designs and doing a few from others I'm at a position where I can now consider printing other people's designs more often.  Worse case scenario would be a refund if after a few tries it isn't happening - had to do that once ...
by Knuckles
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 3D printing - resolution and finish
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: 3D printing - resolution and finish

PS. I did some searching and noticed that SCC have a scaled down to HO, UK loco body in their catalog. Taken together with the above, that rather opens up a possibility of viable UK HO, or even P:87, for UK outline, without waiting for a mainstream UK manufacturer to offer a decent range of models....
by Knuckles
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Must admit I'm interested in trying these other fillers out. Been using the two I mention forever and haven't branched out to try new stuff as they seem to work well. As to paints and 3D printing, on a personal experience enamels have thus far posed no problems at all. The fact that the Photon resin...
by Knuckles
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

The Photon printed items look very good. One of the issues I have with Shapeways is that the Digital Representations shown for many items give no indication as to the likely surface finish. Given their prices I am not willing to take the risk purchasing a model as a friend has done, only to get som...
by Knuckles
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks. Will be a while due to busyness but will eventually have it all completed. :) -------- New Gresley Reduced Loading Gauge cabs with the backheads joined both Right Hand Drive and LHD.   https://www.shapeways.com/product/W4DWSSGAX/a0-a1-a3-cab-backhead-controls-lhd https://www.shapeways.com/pr...
by Knuckles
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Smoothing example for that line. Bit of chiseling or gentle knifing, humbrol model filler, fiber glass brush, filler primer blast and more fiber glass brush. This https://i.imgur.com/wxeDo09.jpg To this https://i.imgur.com/TyBmMhc.jpg Sorted. Eeeyz Goood Iniiit. Other than few extra details it's clo...
by Knuckles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 261
Views: 37863

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

We're getting there.

We can 3D print food now. 8-)
by Knuckles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Ash pit vs service pit
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Ash pit vs service pit

May I presume that for sheds with no pit yet there being an ash pit outside the crew just had to oil/repair engines with ashen boots?

I sort of would like to be more clear on things too. Such things may be obvious to most though.

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