The 3D story thus far

Discussion in 'Computer Aided Modelling' started by Tombee3D, May 14, 2018.

  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Dam I'll need a ticket as well - now dear that job you needed doing this weekend, is there anything you need as well :whatever:
     
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    This is fascinating! Is this something that could be done on, say, an entry-level 3D printer?
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    :tophat::tophat::tophat:am in awe more please

    ianvt
     
  4. Tombee3D

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    Hi Clive,

    Depends what you mean by "entry-level 3D printer". Bob's Scammel was produced on a resin printer (SLA) my diesel loco body was produced on a filament printer (FDM). I suppose that an entry-level printer would be a FDM type, using a nozzle and filament of various types of plastics. My printer is a Prusa clone available from that South American rain forest shop on-line.
    Hope that answers your question.

    Tom
     
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    Clive,
    Just to clarify my earlier reply, here's a pic of my set-up.
    (mmmm....I should have done a bit of dusting before I took that picture)
    Tom
     
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    Looks interesting - not an expert on these things by any means, but several times in the past I have looked into getting one, but as ever the usual constraints of time, available space, money, etc etc. Which particular make/model is that, if you don't mind me prying!
     
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    No probs. It's a Hictop. Came as a kit of parts and necessary tools.. Took about 9 hours spread over 2 days to assemble. Quite straightforward.

    Cheers

    Tom
     
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  8. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    The printer Bob has is a DLP resin printer -similar to the SLA resin printers which use a laser, whereas the DLP use Ultraviolet light with an LCD screen working as a mask.

    Anycubic Photon

    This site shows some info, but is available cheaper so shop around.

    Must admit this printer is on my wish list.

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just watched the video, the print quality is amazing! and the price is a lot less than I imagined. Not much use for any O scale loco bodies though :avatar:.

    Pete.
     
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    Oops. Should have read the Photon site properly. Stand corrected. :tophat:
     
  11. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Pete, looking at my Lima 4F, I'd print the boiler in 3 parts - Smokebox (30mm) boiler (70mm) and belpair firebox (50mm) Allowing 5 to 10 mm extra for overlap into the next section, are within the print capacity of the printer.

    Paul
     
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    Will you try to reproduce the portrait of Marquez? What a great way to commemorate him.
     
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    Hi. Already working on trying to produce some suitable decals bearing in mind the scale I'm working in: 1:100.
    Tom
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Now there is a challenge - I think I'll pass on :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    Hi Tom

    congratulations on POTW

    a great piece of work . :thumbs:
     
  18. paul_l

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    Hi Tom congrats on POTW, with this standard of work I won't be surprised if its not the 1st of many

    Paul
     
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    Thanks guys. Just a tad confused here. Which picture is POTW? :confused:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Tom,

    if you look at the top of the front forum page, there are sliding images. after Gormo's shed disappears, POTW comes up.

    Give it a few seconds to appear.

    cheers

    toto
     

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