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by Knuckles
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: 3D printing - resolution and finish
Replies: 7
Views: 711

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: 219
Views: 32136

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: 219
Views: 32136

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: 219
Views: 32136

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: 219
Views: 32136

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: 219
Views: 32136

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: 682

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.
by Knuckles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Well, it's resin so I'd say its resin quality. :D Apart from it being lighter I'd rather resin over white metal any day, that is my personal bias though, everyone has a preference. White metal can have a slight grainy look to it and thin details are harder to achieve the definition in some areas suc...
by Knuckles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks, ;) and after a quick blast of primer without any smoothing... https://i.imgur.com/cpcof8x.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Vl4bCDy.jpg Again, honest as a nut, there are some lines that need smoothing as the panel shows one diagonally and the fine layer lines at the front will need a rub, other than t...
by Knuckles
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

|Hi Knuckles, if you just attached the .pdf instead of the .jpg then it would provide a download link instead of displaying it. Regards Thanks, will do so. :) Might as well leave the pages up now for reference but next time will do. The prices look very favourable compared to shapeways. How does th...
by Knuckles
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Thanks, please see what you make of the following... Spent a good while on this comparing prices. EDIT: New List... https://i.imgur.com/rGNnuFm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uRCYN4A.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HYNoepH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/H9DO1xa.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WQY1pS8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pGfA...
by Knuckles
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Shapeways prices I've never been happy with since inception and recently they have been increasing prices for FUD/FXD stuff even more on some items so they essentially are killing everything off for a large number of people. I'm in process of writing up a Photon price list/catalogue type document to...
by Knuckles
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

Maybe one day, got quite a lot in the pipeline currently.
Unless someone is willing to pay for designing, in which case it could jump the cue.

Concentrating mostly on getting things Photon printable at the moment though.
by Knuckles
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations
Replies: 219
Views: 32136

Re: SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations

With effort to reduce the high cost of the Shapeways prints we're now at the point where a few SCC loco bodies can be ordered directly. These items offered directly are created from the Anycubic Photon DLP printer. The range from here will be expanded incrementally at a pace aligned with the setting...
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 31
Views: 3142

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Would still be easier if things were designed to be less interlocked. Screw and lip - done.
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 31
Views: 3142

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Anyone else tried this? Sort of, check out Captain Kernow's ordeal he had with the DJ 1400. On RMweb, unsure about here. ALL that just to get the damn body off. Opinions are like rear ends - everyone has one. My opinion is the design is bol%$#s. Waaay too much faffing about. Unfriendly. I recently b...
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 20452

Re: Crab Comet conversion

:mrgreen: !
That's the one.

The ever popular ubiquitous BR Toilet livery.
by Knuckles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 169
Views: 20452

Re: Crab Comet conversion

As I've said repeatedly I find your Crab thread and the video clips most inspiring and greatly interesting. When I'm close to completing a project I get the spur to finish it, not the other way around! :) :D In fact, once something has been hogging the desk X amount of time taking up all the room I ...
by Knuckles
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 4402

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Well, will just add a wee post here. Converted my 1st 00 coach to P4 today. In the past I tackled a variety of wagons and they needed different methods. I model with the mindset that if a simple wheel swap does it and it doesn't fall off then it's done - leave it. If it likes to divide ballst then t...
by Knuckles
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 4402

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Hi Knuckles , glad the radius is slightly easing and diamond simplifying. Just quickly to say, there is some mistake, I haven't made any Black 5, Will Litchfield was saying in his thread that in THEORY(!) a Black 5 would get round that curve…. I think I made the mistake mentioning you, I think it w...
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 129
Views: 9994

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

By the way the system clock, on this website, is still set to British Summer Time, so is one hour fast!! I posted thus at 11.06!! If you click on your name at the top right of the Forum and go to the User Control Panel -> Board Preferences, you can change your time zone :) Knuckles didn't write tha...
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 129
Views: 9994

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Le Corbusier wrote:....[snipped text]....


Haha, key component is 'tend to often!' :mrgreen:

Amongst other things I model pre-Grouping....yet I'm only 33.
by Knuckles
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 129
Views: 9994

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

The A2 unless I'm mistaken. Always fancied a model of that one too. Regarding the simple technology you mentioned, they are in a way yet as time went on things seem to have become very complex towards the end. The demeaning term 'kettle' for a steam locomotive I find quite accurate and funny. It's n...
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 129
Views: 9994

Re: Some North Eastern Locomotive Builds

Wish I had something useful and constructive to say in this thread yet I don't. That said I am very much enjoying seeing your creations, some lovely work here. Inspiring stuff. ;)

Drooling over your B16, may need a rag. Then again I've always been a fan of Vincent's locomotives.
by Knuckles
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.
Replies: 60
Views: 4402

Re: Radius Testing - Practical Experiments.

Hi Julian, now I'm the one apologising for the delay. I've read your two posts. Regarding EM spacers I'll consider that as a possibility. Overly large gaps between the frame edges and wheel backs are not ideal but I can live with them. The Bachmann Pannier I converted the easy way with Ultrascale wh...

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