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13-Ton HOn30 Shay ... Mapleton Tramway, Queensland, Australia
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 Posted: Fri Oct 29th, 2010 02:57 pm
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Hi all,
I am working on a HOn30 layout that will be based on the Mapleton Tramway in Queensland,Australia. I have been building some rolling stock already and partially us 3D printing techniques for it.

My first model was a Wholestick Cane truck:



And after that I started working on a 13 ton Shay. The model is base on the N-scale Shay made by Atlas and I make use of the original boiler. Below a couple of first attempts of adding 3D printed parts:





I was not that happy with the shape of the piston cover, as it was a bit to low and wide. I remodelled it ... made it higher, added H0 scale pistons and hid part of the N-scale piston cover beneath a toolbox. Also added a cab and this is the result as it is at the moment.



Still of course have to add the bunker, pilot beams and more details, but am quite please with the result as it is.

Cheers,

Jeroen

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WOW! Very spiffy so far. I really like the little cane cart.

Hmmm...3D printing...please tell us more...not something we hear much about, especially when related to model building. I've heard of some use in industrial applications, of course.

BTW, the shay is really coming along. Was the cab also done using 3D printing?

More...more!



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Hmmm ... what to tell about 3D-printing ...
It's quite an interesting technique that allows you to build the parts you need.

It starts by making a 3D CAD drawing of the part you need. I use CoCreate Modelling Personal Edition, a free piece of software, to make these CAD drawings.



These drawings are then saved in STL format and sent to a 3D printing service that create the parts for me. (For more info in the 3D printing process, it's probably better to point you to the 3D printing article on Wikipedia). I have tested several 3D printing services and believe printapart.com delivers the best quality for these relatively small parts. Especially the fact that their printing equipment allows for high resolution prints and you almost do not see any stepping in the printed parts.

The parts from printapart.com are delivered in a blue colour and need to be cleaned with acetone to remove the last remnants of the support material (wax).



The parts can be glued with super glue and can be painted with the usual paints. Hope this explains it a bit ... :glad:

... and yes, the cab has also been printed ...

Cheers,

Jeroen

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Again...WOW!

Thanks for the info...I'll check it all out. This could be the way to get some detail parts made that aren't available in 1:35 scale...or others.



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Thanks for the WOWs ... :rah:
You can also find more info on my blog at http://www.koala-creek.net

Cheers,

Jeroen



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 Posted: Fri Oct 29th, 2010 08:24 pm
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They have one of those 3D "rapid prototyping" machines at the prototype medical device shop that my son manages- and it is just amazing what they will do. Hollow places and reverse, or no draft---no problem. Only drawback is the price of the machine, and the material that it uses, and the ability and software to make 3D drawings. Me- I can only make 2D drawings----with a pencil.

Very nice work!


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I thought your little Shay looked familiar..WELCOME to freerails. The 3D parts look like quite an adventure in new tech. If you were into a larger scale, I might try to persuade you into another high tech thing-radio control! Now that I think about it, a small 2 cell li po and tiny board could fit into a little trailer car, then you could run anywhere you want. Maybe I have said too much already. Again, Howdy and welcome.

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Sweet modeling.:thumb:



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Nice looking build so far!

I've often wondered about rapid prototyping, but since switching to O scale, I don't think there is much of anything I can't get anymore!

 



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Hi all,
Just a few pictures of the latest progress:





Still need to add the pilot beams and the final details.
I curious about your comments.

Cheers,

Jeroen



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