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Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:28 pm

Two additions today to the range in my Shapeways shop.

9' baseplates for Bill-Bedford axleguards is now the mark-2 version with pegs to locate printed brakes (the brakes themselves should be available by next Wednesday). This product now provides three baseplates per print (previously two per print) to reduce the cost per part.

Door-vent covers for GER coaches are a new product to enhance the recently-released Eveleigh kits as discussed in depth on RMweb.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:26 pm

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Brake assemblies are now in the shop. These are for modellers who want to see daylight between the hangers and pushrods for each brake block, but don't feel like soldering up the assemblies from etches.

The photo shows my test-print which was washed and primed but not otherwise fettled. There's some printing cruft along the top of the push rods and this can be sanded or scraped flat before painting and fitting.

There's a choice of 9' or 9'6" wheelbase so far (other sizes to follow, if requested). Non-reversible shoes are shown and I will do the 9' w/b ones with reversible shoes later.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby iak » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:42 pm

Impressive Guy.
Maybe some 10ft ones also? Mind, a case could be made for all sorts. :thumb
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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:57 pm

For the 10' w/b brakes, would you prefer reversible or non-reversible shoes?

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby iak » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:23 am

Reversible would be most agreeable sir :thumb
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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:39 pm

Brakes and baseplates for 10ft wheelbase are now available. I've done both reversible and non-reversible brake shoes, as separate products.

The 10ft baseplates have come out rather expensive under Shapeways' new pricing-model. I may try to find a different spruing-arrangement that makes them cheaper.

Reversible shoes for the brakes at other wheelbases will follow when I have some spare time.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby iak » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:25 pm

Excellent! :thumb
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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:28 pm

I tried respruing the baseplates and the price actually went up as I made it more compact. I'm afraid we're stuck with those prices.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Knuckles » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:26 am

Guy Rixon wrote:I tried respruing the baseplates and the price actually went up as I made it more compact. I'm afraid we're stuck with those prices.


Being wound up by it for far too long, Shapeways' latest antics have driven me to take action.

I've grabbed the ox by its horns and brought the Anycubic Photon DLP.

First test print is bloody amazing.
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Mostly offering Loco kits & bits in 4mm.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby iak » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:50 pm

Just taken delivery of some 10' reversible shoe brake gear - seriously good! :thumb
You are definitely onto a winner here Guy. I feel sure other wheelbases and types of brakeshoe would attract interest.
Better get cracking with these mind... 8-)
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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby iak » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:54 pm

Hallo Guy
Are you open to further suggestions with regards to brake gear?
Might I suggest some RCH reversible shoe items in 11ft and 12ft wheelbase.
The 10 ft ones I bought area eliciting some great interest from others I have shown them to.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:04 pm

I can certainly do the brake-gear for those wheelbases. Also the baseplates if they are wanted.

FWIW, the brakes and the baseplates are parameterized by wheelbase (and also by wheel size, although I would need to bodge the height to suit different wheels), so coding a new length is quick. Compiling, checking the model, uploading and making the product in the shop takes a couple of hours per length.

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby iak » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Excellent news sir. :thumb
So 3'1" wagon wheels seem appropriate.
I have some stock of those wheelbases in need of brakes.
Frankly, me and soldering irons do not get on; at least on things that small...
I must get some baseplates as well of all of the wheelbases, apart frae any newer ones like 11' & 12'

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Re: Rixon Finescale Models

Postby Guy Rixon » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:46 pm

11ft and 12ft brakes, plus their baseplates, are now in the shop. Enjoy!


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