3D printed 4 wheel LSWR coaches.

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on the O Gauge model railway group on F/B from a chap named Keith Fothergill for his son Williams 3d printed LSWR 4 wheel coaches. In the photos they looked really good and at £45 a pop I thought they were worth a punt. They arrived yesterday, via my neighbor as they had got my house number wrong, at first inspection they are a good crisp print, very slight layering but not enough to cause a problem. I may replace some of the parts with better looking parts like sprung buffers, we will see.
    Keith Fothergill is the proprietor of Mannin Models, O16.5 Manx narrow gauge kits and it looks like the son William is following in dads footsteps.
    Anyway some photos of what I have bought.
    1st 3rd and Brake 3rd coaches. The bodies are printed sides ends and sole bars with the roof a separate print.
    1st.
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    3rd.
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    Brake 3rd. IMG_2678.JPG
    All 3rd with roof off.
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    The floors are laser cut ply plus laser cut window glazing and brass wire.
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    Comprehensive instructions on about 7 pages.
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    Seating and detail parts.
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    And dads business flyer.
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    Having read through the instructions, I may go my own way on some of the build, I'm not keen on his advice to fit the wheels and suspension after painting as he suggests the wheels may not sit square so I'm looking at fitting a 3 point rocking suspension of my own design. Anyway we will see.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  2. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Should sand with wet and dry to remove any layering..

    I’m envious of the finish. No warping?
     
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    These look really nice printed in 3D, no warping.
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    That`s a nice model Pete........:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
    That must have taken ages to draw in CAD and get a reasonable result.
    I don`t quite understand why the wheels would need to be fitted after painting ???........anyway sounds like you`ve got an alternative system in mind.
    :thumbs::tophat:Gormo
     
  5. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    There is a slight warping on the sole bars on one coach. It won't be a problem as the axles will be in rocking cradles at one end and a fixed cradle at t'other end.

    Pete.
     
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    Nice prints indeed, do you know what the material is Pete ? PLA, ABS or something more exotic :lol:.

    Col
     
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    They look to be grey resin.
     
  8. Colin_W

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    I think you're right Andy, too much detail for filament :redface:

    Col
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Haven't a clue Col, if you do Farcebook, check out Mannin Models, it's his dads site, there's probably more info on there.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Had a quick look at the FB page and they are curing the plastic with UV light. Looks like Andy was right and having a closer look they are really nice.
    Col
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Colin - welcome to 3D resin printing :avatar:

    When it goes right the results are impressive. Unfortunately for us we need lots of flat or curved smooth surfaces, the type of surface the most difficult to print.

    These kits have a nice combination of 3D resin and laser cut items - a good sign for the home grown cottage industry.

    Paul
     

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