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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 05:17 pm
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M , fellers..

Once ..I had a friend ..Tim Stolle..still a friend..not on this plane anymore..he was literate .....then the latest was lazer cutting of planes...not Aero planes..but cutting and stacking of flats..made many things..and he was very creative and provided alot of cool stuff...the 3 D printing is now the latest..a bit spendy as you said..but Vi-ola ..a lokey or anything you can drawr..



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 Posted: Sun Nov 18th, 2012 05:17 pm
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3 D printing costs are coming down all the time, but still expensive for 1:32 just because of the shear volume material used.

There are good free/cheap programs for doing the design now,more coming out all the time - 123D seems fine for one

Woody - yes the hoods are hollow If you click on the cube at the bottom of the picture you will get a rotating 3d view of it you can move round with your mouse and look underneath.

Tom



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I have been tossing around an idea in my head and thought I would throw it out and see what you all think. The 35n2 thing is looking pretty good. Woodie has definitely shown us what's possible. Anybody play with the idea of 1:35 in different gauges? There is this small 30 inch prototype line I would like to model. One porter, eight side dumps and a flat car. So if my math is right, HO track + O scale donor + 1:35 details and people = 35n2. What do I get if I add 0n3 track + a donor On3 porter + 1:35 details and people?

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Dan ,fellers..

Scales are for our own convenience..quarter inch is good for trade support..,and now bachmann has 0n30 trade support in spades...

The use of other gauges...mixed with other scales is fine..but it seems to me to be somewhat difficult in some areas and easier in others..

Bachmann quarter inch stuff translates { size /bulk ..} wellk with 1:35th..

I haven't thought about much else..I do some 1/2n 18 "...only the  track gauge is the same as 0n3'..the wheel standards are different..I use "O" std gauge wheelies..

I suspect the 0n3' with 1:35 th leanings is fine..seems 1026 thous is three feet..750 thous../ .0342 thous per foot..?..



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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2013 01:54 am
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Hi 1:35 er's !

Musta mist this one originaly...
...never used to look in the OT forum.

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Tebee...
I just looked at your 35n2 Gilpin Trucks.
A question on wheelsets.
I don't have any Bachmann On30 wheelsets to measure...
...but I do have some Kadee On30 wheelsets.
The wheelsets have 1/2" dia treads...
...& are 25.9mm over the needle-point bearing-ends...
...the axle ends are 2.4mm dia.

Will they work with the Gilpin Tram 35n2 3D-printed trucks ?

Cheers

Si.

P.S. Can anyone tell me also...
...are the wheelsets in the std. Bachmann trucks all the same dia.?
ie. in...
Arch Bars
Long Arch Bars
SR&RL Arch Bars
Passenger Trucks

Never seen these 'in the flesh' as am in the UK (not many about !)



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http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2013 04:06 am
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Si- Bachmann On30 wheelsets work in the 1:35 GT trucks. Bm pass car wheels are larger. How's that?

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 Posted: Tue Aug 27th, 2013 08:57 pm
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Hi Woodie

I think I'm gonna have to start a thread for my new 1:35n2 adventure !

As you know, I have been bumblein' about for a while, checkin' out parts.

I have been tryin' to simpley come up with 'a spec' for my RR's car building in 1:35n2 ... as obviously, there is no standard.

I have been experimenting with car-lengths & such for a layout plan; using paper templates for car spots & movements.

Also tryin' to figure out coupler height & stuff.
I have some Kadee 'O' scale 805's ... which kinda look OK for 1:35 (opinions anyone ?).
But have considered L&P also...
...decisions, decisions ?

What I was missing, were the loco's, to 'scale' the car-building to...
...I now have a small & large loco for conversion to 1:35n2 (Porter 0-4-2 & Shay).
Also a bunch of 1:35 figures & an SAS jeep !!! for sizing.

Now just seeing what trucks & coupler height etc. will work out, so that everything actualy goes together; & I don't end up makin' stuff that ain't compatible with the other !

I guess at the end of the day, I should just buy 1 of each type of the trucks, & see what's what.
I have now found a UK supplier for Bachmann trucks...
...which is good, the P+P from the US is pretty $£$£$!

Tebee's Gilpin trucks look good.
I have 8x Kadee On30 wheelsets already.
So could use 2 pairs easy, I think.
They also have nice simple brake-beams built in as well; which is cool.

The main problem for me livin' in the UK & liking US trains...
...is the massive P+P & TAX on top of small items like trucks & parts.
If I could go to a hobby-store in downtown wherever; or use regular local mail-order it would be a lot easier !

An example of my recent Shay purchase from Trainworld in NYC

$99 - Shay
$47 - Shipping
$40 - UK customs & tax !

Ugh !!!

If I had walked into Trainworld in person; I could have nearly bought TWO Shays...
...It's still cheaper than the UK shelf price for the same item; which is $335 for a non DCC, no-sound Shay !!! yep.

We'll get there somehow ... somewhen !!!

Cheers

Si.

Lookin' forward to makin' some RR cars soon !
& perhaps even a teeny-weeny LAYOUT !

Been robbin' McDonalds & Costa Coffee...
...of pocket fulls of stirrers...
...at EVERY oportunity.



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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As Moe Howard says to his brother and Larry Fine..."Get to work, you!"... Get a couple of figures done and then use them to "scale" everything else. Works like a champ. Above all, have fun.

Woodie



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 Posted: Wed Aug 28th, 2013 08:34 pm
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Si

A tip for buying stuff from the US - get it sent USPS First Class Mail. Most of the time it gets there without tax especially if it's a small packet.Even if it does get caught the British Post office only make a fairly small charge.

Priority mail always seems to incur the charges - anything with insurance will. Avoid like the plague the couriers like UPS. Many years ago, before I discovered this,I bought a Kadee spiker from the US for I think $275 - the guy shipped it UPS thinking he was doing a good thing, the charged me £120 in taxes and fees !

The 35n2 Gilpin trucks are designed to take the Bachmann On30 wheels but will also take the slightly bigger Bachmann UK wheels or the slightly smaller Dapol OO ones - You can get these from Hattons.

I have a couple of pairs of the Gilpin trucks here if you want some.

Tom



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Hi Tom

The British Post Office, these days ...
... hold a gun to your head & say ...
... " PAY US NOW !!! "

It never used to be like that.

Yeah... small ones get through ...
... Trainworld pack Shays in quite big boxes though.

Yeah... it was US-post; but Trainworld insured it, not me.

Not to worry; if I can sneek a few packs of detail-parts past the uniforms, they won't bankrupt me !

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I just read the Wikipedia page on 3D printing ...
... so I now know 'that much' about it.
I have never seen or used a 3D printed item before.

I also looked at more of your items on Shapeways ...
... very nice !

The locos look cool, & the 4 wheel On30 under-frames look to me to be something I could use eventualy as well.

A couple of questions:-
1. What is the name of the plastic/polymer the parts are made from ?
2. I like the option of 'Black' that Shapeways give; are the ones you have there, in 'Black'?
3. I assume the plastic is easy to paint; I habitualy use Humbrol enamels for most stuff like this, as it sticks good ! (but have acrylic, oil & watercolour 'artists paints' as well)

Cheers

Si.

They said that a 3D printer can partly replicate it's self ...
... by printing some of the parts to make another one !
&
An 83 year old woman, is now chewing steaks; with her new 3D printed jaw-bone !...
... Strong stuff !

Amazing !



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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
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