Welcome Tombee3D

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    :hismiley: and :welcome: to platform1.

    delighted that you decided to join us. Take your time and have a good rummage around. Feel free to post on any of the topics that takes your interest and by all means, feel free to start up one of your own.

    Most of all ......... enjoy the forum

    cheers

    toto
     
  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    :hismiley: and a warm :welcome: from Dundee

    Glad you decided to join us here at platform1mrc, I'm sure you'll find plenty of interest, and when you're ready please introduce yourself to the forum, we'd love to hear about yourself, and your modelling adventures - were nosey that way :avatar:

    Once again welcome to the forum

    Paul
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    :hismiley: And a warm sunny :welcome: from WA.
    When your ready drop in a post and let us know what your modelling interests are.
    Kim
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    :hismiley: and welcome to the forum from a cloudy Newark.:welcome:
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Tombee3D :welcome: from hot sunny Spain grab a brew/tipple/glass get settled and enjoy the journey with us

    Ian vt
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum from the East Midlands.
    Keith.
     
  7. Tombee3D

    Tombee3D Full Member

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    Hello and thanks to all for warm welcomes. Been railway modelling for some 50+ years now, with some breaks here and there due to other commitments over time.
    Worked mostly in 4mm/ft scale with excursions into EM/P4/S4, and a couple of forays into European models (FS Italia and Austrian NG).
    Current interest now that I've retired is primarily 3D printing and combining this with Railway Modelling. What is my current project? Well, having visited Colombia several times over the last few years, I thought I'd have a go at recreating a slice of Colombia (very interesting railway history there), which immediately raises a major problem - no Colombian prototypes available on the market. That's where 3D printing comes in. Have built a protype model of a GE UB10 class Bo-Bo loco to 4mm/scale running on 12mm gauge track (all Colombian railways, with the exception of a couple of modern line were built to 3' /914mm gauge). Now working on same to 3mm/ft scale (9mm gauge) simply due to restrictions in space. Pictures will follow soo.
    Cheers.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    :gday:A big Platform1 welcome Tombee3D:hismiley:
    Will be very interested to see your modelling of a very different prototype
    Will look out for a topic thread in the members layout section :thumbup:

    Would I be right in thinking your the same Tombee as seen on shapeways 3D printing site
     
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    Tombee3D Full Member

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    Hi Chris, Nope, nothing to do with any Tombee at Shapeways...only association with Shapeways is the occasional look at their site. Now, wondering whose pinched my age-old handle:scratchchin:
     
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    Tombee3D Full Member

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    Hi Chris. Nope, nowt to do with anyone at Shapeways. Now wondering who's using my age-old handle:scratchchin:
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Tombee, Probably one of many using a similar user name, I just remember seeing the name whilst sorting through hundreds of 3D printed designs in the railway model section and with your mention of having to 3D print thought it may have been you
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome Tombee3D, great to have you with us.
    Fantastic intro mate, will definitely look forward to updates!!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  13. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for the intro TomBee3D Columbia eh? More diversity on the forum.. love it!:thumbup::thumbup:

    Ian vt
     
  14. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Tombee3D. This sounds very interesting as we have just recently kicked off with a 3D section with Paul_l blazing the trail. A loco though ..... that's taking it to a new level. I'll look forward to seeing what you have done with that so far. Couldn't be a coffee train by any chance ..... with a handful of Kenco wagons. :avatar:

    tanks for posting up. I am sure there will be a load of interest in this.

    cheers

    toto
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Tombee3d from another 3D modeller - (fairly new to this tho).

    I'm using a CTC FDM printer, but have been looking at the new resin based printers as they look to have the ability to print with the final print quality for a finished model - just need to convince SWMBO that we really need one :whatever:

    Paul
     
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  16. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Moderator Feature Contributor

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    Welcome to Platform 1 Tombee :welcome:
     
  17. Tombee3D

    Tombee3D Full Member

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    Hi Ian.

    Don't want to be considered too pedantic but's the railways in Colombia I'm looking at, and not Columbia - the female personification of the USA :)

    Tom
     
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    Hi Paul,

    How I would love to be able to afford a SLA 3d printer, but just using a FDM printer with smallest nozzle normally available (0.2mm) Have recently been able to acquire a 0.1mm nozzle but it was defective (filament was coming out of the side!) so waiting for refund or replacement from China.

    Tom
     
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    Hi Toto,

    Well, eventually there'll be coffee trains along with banana trains and maybe some passengers too, who knows:lol:.

    Tom
     
  20. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Tom Colombia it is ... there was a temporary miscommunication (outage) between didgit keyboard and cranium .. (age thing) :facepalm: :thumbup:
     

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