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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2015 11:23 am
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Thread resurrection...

I haven't done much on the layout since last winter. Okay, I haven't done anything on the layout since last winter. I briefly lost my mind and dabbled in On30 again late last year, and subsequently liquidated everything I had except for a couple of kits.

So far this year, however, now that I'm back in building mode, I have been hard at work doing 3D modeling, and doing small projects here and there.

WW&F Caboose 301: Custom lasered by Mount Blue, with a pair of 3D printed Jackson & Sharp trucks I designed.





MDT Conversion: My design, printed by Shapeways.



And a render of some SR&RL trucks I designed, I have had them printed, and they look great, just haven't photographed them yet.



The MDT and trucks are available on my shapeways store, if anyone is interested. They work great with Fox Valley 36" wheels with .540 axles MicroTrains 36" wheels also fit, but they don't roll as nice.

Cheers!

Rich



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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2015 12:29 pm
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Rick,

Just ordered a set of your HOn30 trucks. I want to see if they can be modified for use on TT scale log trucks.

Bernd



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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2015 04:56 pm
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Bernd, cool, thanks for the order! Are you working in TTn3.5 or whatever it is? (TT on 9mm gauge)

I thought I was an oddball for going HOn30, and lately there has been much talk about TT, and lots of guys going to S. I'm actually kicking some designs around in Sn2 as well.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2015 09:01 pm
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Marsh_Creek wrote:
Bernd, cool, thanks for the order! Are you working in TTn3.5 or whatever it is? (TT on 9mm gauge)

I thought I was an oddball for going HOn30, and lately there has been much talk about TT, and lots of guys going to S. I'm actually kicking some designs around in Sn2 as well.


Using 12mm or standard gauge. I want to see if I can modify the bolster on your truck for standard TT gauge. If it won't work I'll use them for my limestone quarry line.

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Did some weathering work on the 3D MDT today.



Also started work on a new model, I call it the PUP (Power Unit Porter). It is based around the Imon PU-101 chassis, which is a quality replacement chassis for the old Joe Works/ Miniland models.



The 3D model will have "modular" parts, so you can choose your cab, domes, headlight, and stack. It's hollow to allow running wires, and adding as much weight as you can cram into it.

Eventually, I'd like to do a run of them in white metal and brass, with a fully detailed drive train. The PU-101 is a very simple arrangement, which lacks some detail. The nice thing about them is that they don't require any special tools or skills to assemble, just solder the motor leads to the pickups.

Cheers!

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2015 05:37 am
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Nice job on the weathering, and the Porter project certainly sounds interesting.



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Hi Rich :wave:



Some great stuff here at Buzzards Cove !


How's things going ?



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This is awesome. AWESOME!



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Marsh_Creek wrote: Did some weathering work on the 3D MDT today.








Rich


This looks great, good job!



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Awwwwwwweeeeesome!



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