Fusion 360 3D drawing dabbling for the LNER D2

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  1. Rob Pulham

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    Thanks Paul,

    I think I understand what you said to do but not why?- Long day playing with a garden railway.
     
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    This is the final version. it was a bit of a challenge to get all the lever elements constrained so that I could extrude it, but I got there in the end.

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    By turning different elements off as in the photo I can create separate STL files for just the lever, the complete valves without the cover or complete with the cover.
     
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    That would print as a one piece item, and if doing it that way, I'd extend the two shorter legs on the lever so that they attached to the base for strength.

    Paul
     
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    Thanks Paul,

    My main reason for drawing them as separate items was twofold

    I thought the lever might be vulnerable in resin and I primarily drew it for the friend who designed the D2 etches and he asked for it as a separate item for printing in 4mm.
     
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    And if it's actually a brass finish rather than painted will look more realistic

    Paul
     
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    I agree, and on that note would you like me to turn some brass whistles for your Highland tanks?
     
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    I disagree. That’s better than anything I’ve managed to draw in Fusion, hence why I’m still using its predecessor - great for colouring and rendering, but I just can’t get on top of this program, especially as I’m still learning new Tricks on the old one!

    Great work, I’ll now read the rest of the thread! :thumbs:
     
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    So far, my one and only replacement of a FEP was just as described, a whole.. not even sure how it occurred.. however, I took advice from the start that you actually fit a second over the screen or get a iPad protection screen between the LCD and the VAT/FEP to protect the screen from spillages.

    Andy
     
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    Good morning Andy,

    Some time ago I tried to learn Blender but failed miserably and I think it's because I didn't have goal to give me any impetus to learn it. By taking part in the GOG special interest group it has given me the push needed to get me to get past the basics.
     
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    Probably what i need to do. It will no doubt take me a few 100 hours like the first did..:avatar:

    but if I don’t try I won’t find out. !!
     
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    You might be surprised, a lot of the terms and functions will be familiar as will how you build up drawing you will just be using a different tool to do it.

    I was starting from scratch but found that my small experiences with QCAD did help.
     
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    I self taught myself. Developed from there. No previous cad since the days of a BBC model B at school. Always worked with solid blocks but only just started with line drawings after 7 years.
     
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    And the first 4 are off..

    But a small error was found so we are reprinting. 478BBDB2-331B-46D9-A181-97834445023B.jpeg BD12FEB4-B972-4ECC-8D78-EA565409F859.jpeg
    It’s missed the treaded bar in the middle.! V3 will solve this issue and is due out the printer mid afternoon.
     
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