Tuesday, 23 August 2016
A detail I've been wanting to do for a while are the Chain & Hooks, After playing with a few tests I came up with an answer, print everything separate, paint while still on the print raft.
The next step above is to pop off all the components & attach to a board with double sided tape, then paint the unpainted side. I failed to do this step with the first 3 sets! so will have to touch up later.
And the result is a multi colored nightmare, but will easily be fixed. Only 2 chains need a fine cut with a razor on 1 end to complete assembly.
Overall it looks ok to me, the chain is quite free to move, although couldn't hold a train together.
All 50fters painted in Coronation Red, Also the first of the 47/6 carriages to get painted with a more correct black roof. Space is becoming more of an issue with each passing week.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
The 1:24 Wab finally gets some attention, the chassis is a bachman $50 job, with everything but the siderod,wheels gears & motor thrown away least I be tempted into something plain and ordinary.
Since the picture alot of sanding & filling of the cracks in the lamination occured.
The front weight was eliminated via a hacksaw, as well as the number plate extrusion, which I think I had the idea of applying a decal and all would be good which in nz120 worked but in 1:24 not so much. also added were the cab floor, rear bogie at correct length, rear frame & driving gear. Still to add the lifting arms.
1:24 Wab, bachman chassis with an early test of the running gear, lifting link etc still to do. A bit sloppy at this point. I will be re-printing a slightly longer main rod to correct the crosshead position. The real crime is the placement of the crosshead guide 3mm offcentre to allow the thicker driving wheels & siderod to clear the crosshead guide when in motion.
Friday, 5 August 2016
A new project thanks to the aquisition of suitable low cost LGB chassis on trademe will see a few Ww's & in the future a C shunter. And if I alter the wheelbase perhaps a few more classes. .
The chassis is a LGB Power Truck for the LGB Locos 20750, 21750 and 20755
The chassis cost about $150 for 2 on trademe. Quite common it seems.
After printing plans in 1:24 scale, design work when into the chassis first, Printing the wheel centres for the existing wheels & a false centre wheel.
A movie showing off the running Ww Mech
A few days later and the bulk of the body & detail parts are printed & painted. The body still needs further finer sanding but progress going well.
Next version will be the reboilered Ww, with a far more impressive look.
Ww makes another test run
|1:24 men assembling the Ww's|
|1:24 men assembling the Ww's|
|1:24 Original Ww after some serious sanding|
|1:24 Original Ww|
Thursday, 28 July 2016
This weeks project was to organize a Nzr UD well wagon for the 1:24, although actual print time is just over 20 hours, it actually took up the printer for most of the weekend.
|Ud wagon in its early life.|
Printer - UP PLUS 2
Quality - Fast
Internal honeycomb structure - second smallest size
1 65.7g 2hr 36min Res0.2
2 71.4g 3hr 01min Res0.2
3 58.3g 2hr 27min Res0.2
4 58.3g 2hr 41min Res0.2
5 73.2g 2hr 58min Res0.2
6 50.9g 2hr 01min Res0.2
7a 19.4g 0hr 53min Res0.2
7b 24.4g 1hr 12min Res0.2
8 13.9g 0hr 55min Res0.2
9 19.8g 1hr 29min Res0.2
Total Print Time 20hr 13min
Material Cost 455.3g
|1:24 Ud well wagon showing off its intended role, although without the boarded ends.|
|1:24 Ud well wagon sections 3d printed, attached, rough sand then painted with dark grey gloss primer. Still a bit to go. Ran out of wheels again..|
Sunday, 17 July 2016
1:24 60 Ton Breakdown Crane EL class.
On suggestion from Grant M, I sourced motors from a website called www.banggood.com, or more specifically http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Motor-c-3792.html
|For the extending jib, im using a T8 300mm Stainless Steel Lead Screw Set with Shaft Coupling and Mounted Ball Bearing|
|And a range of DC12V 100,150 & 300RPM motors roughly $6 each.|
|1:24 EL crane thus far, completion of the weight bogies & their connection bits overnight. Painted & attached. Nzr couplers & bachmann wheels added.|
|1:24 El Crane sporting a new jib, Weight truck slowly receives detailing.|
|1:24 El Crane After more work.|
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Today the NZ120 Dh Class gets an update, now including bogie sideframes & a removable fuel tank borrowing from the recent NZ24 Dh build. Model found here NZ120 NZR DH (General Electric U10b) Updated.
I've also allowed Frosted Extreme Detail:
a Matte translucent plastic that showcases incredibly fine and intricate details.
|Frosted Ultra Detail Render|
Friday, 1 July 2016
Showing off another addition to the layout, 3d Printing a 1:24 30ft Steel Van of 1940, this is a simplified version of Neil Wards 1:34 that featured in the journal in recent years.
|Stolen the wheels from my only revenue generating stock, the Uk wagon, I am modelling kiwirail...|
|1:24 stock after painting the rooves matt black.|