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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 02:59 am
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Hi Tom, nice how long did it take you to print the wagon.
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Mack Saunders wrote: That doesn't actually look too bad and a bit of clean up could make it better. Is that ABS or PLA?

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It's HIPS - so basically the same plastic used  in injection molded kits, stickable  with the same glues and solvents.
Not quite as strong as ABS, but better in many other respects.
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Tony M wrote: Hi Tom, nice how long did it take you to print the wagon.
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I didn't print that one, my printer can't use HIPS and I'm about 6000 miles away from it at the moment,  but from similar ones I did it works out about one and a half hours per wagon in that scale.
Some of the bits are printed of in multiple - it's easier to do a number of the same parts at one time than all the bits for one wagon at once, but it works out at roughly that per wagon.
He's hoping to start producing these commercially soon, though only on a cottage industry basis. 
Next thing will be some 4 wheel chassis for On30 !
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Thanks for the info Tom, I will put a roll on my next order and try it.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 06:48 pm
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You need an all metal extruder to print with it. Mine has a PTFE sleeve inside and the melting points are too similar to be able to use it.

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Hi Tom, an hour and a half, , would take a double time to print out the winches, as you say be best to scratch build them and the cost be over the roof.I was thinking 737 fuselage sections out of the question, some modelers print out loco shells.
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Yes, but you are not sitting there watching all the time. Once you get the printer setup and you have found out what it can and can't do you can leave it running in the background for hours at a time.

Another advantage of putting things in a group to print is that although it takes a longer time you only have to work on the printer once every 4 or 6 hours, just checking occasionally in between.

Once you have the printer material costs are almost negligible, you would probably be able to get 100 of those wagons out of one spool of filament.



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Hi Tebee, will have to win the lotto tonight be nice, would be able to print out all the ship fitting for my scratch build ship, 87 scale is a hard scale to get fitting for. I have on the drawing board 737 fuselage 800 series. Did scratch build a 737 700 series out of cardboard, again the closest scale to 87 is 100th and 72nd scale too big, plastic kits was too dear to cut up, once I have finished building the first ship will go back to the 737 project.

How is the weather over in France, warming up after that snap freeze, it is nice here mid mid to high 30's, only a weeks holiday down the Gold Coast, 3 blocks from the calm water.

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