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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 02:04 pm
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Tom-the "GE LOOK" is neat! How about both??? Of course I am trying to influence your sales potential ??!! Also, the GE version has a welded cab & no rivets which I tend to like. But then, I have a Kephart-O-Matic riveting machine at my disposal. No, really, I like the GE, it "speaks" to me.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 02:09 pm
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It's built already - One thing 3-d printing can do is produce things you can't make by injection moulding - Woodie's coach is an good example of this.

Only problem is the rounded bits tend to accentuate any layering effects you might get.

It's not quite ready to run in 1:35, but a sort of half-way house between a kit built model and a ready to run one. You buy a one-piece shell, add all the detailing bits you want, paint it an you have a loco.

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So Tom, did I miss something above? Are you making kits to sell?



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You see another nice thing you can do with this technology is a virtual kit-bash. The cab for the GE version start as the cab for the other one. Then I cut off all the rivets and the roof overhang. Put a fillet on the insides of all the corners , then rounded off the outsides of the corners - there you have the welded modern cab !

The bonnets are also derived from the ones on the previous loco but in this case I changed parameters and features of the original design whilst retaining the basic size and structure so I could just drop them into the new design.

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mwiz64 wrote:
So Tom, did I miss something above? Are you making kits to sell?

They are on Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?sort=newest§ion=1%2F32+and+1%2F35



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Wow that looks like some nice stuff. I can see myself buying several 1:35 scale skip frames.



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Ain't it!!?? I keep looking at the GE centercab...I DON'T NEED ANOTHER LOCO! Hey Tom, is the hood area hollow on the model? Just askin'....

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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 03:26 pm
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Fellers...

Uuuum..I thnk he is going to drawr a program and have it printed out ...like a cookie cutter..as many as you want..all perfect in everyway,...it is the future..

Rapid proto typing...?




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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 03:43 pm
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Well, if I had access to affordable 3D printing, I would certainly learn how to do that type of computer aided design. Right now I work exclusively in 2D but I've always had an interest in learning 3D.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 04:48 pm
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Well all I gotta add is...I can go outside and look at the Gila Tram's new open coach and see how neat the technology is. Yep, the new car has been outside (covered up mostly) in various temps and it is in great shape. Thank you Tom for such a neat thing.

Woodie



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