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 Posted: Tue Dec 16th, 2014 05:26 pm
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Dave,

Which CAD program do you use?



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 Posted: Tue Dec 16th, 2014 05:42 pm
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Dave D wrote:

Wow, in HOn3, working on that would be like doing open-heart surgery on a hummingbird!



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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2014 03:42 am
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Kent it is CadStd Lite

Free download here

http://www.cadstd.com/download.html

LOL

Don't say that Lee.

I'll be nervous enough just painting it.:w:;)



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 Posted: Wed Dec 17th, 2014 12:40 pm
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Dave,

you wouldnt happen to know if that CAD program is compatible with 3D printed models do you?

A plus side of 3D printing is you could make whole cars for about the same price as high quality N scale rolling stock.

If not, I've sent an inquiry to the makers of that program. Sure is cheaper than AutoCAD!

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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 01:33 am
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James,

In the distribution of Linux that I am running, there is a 3D cad program called FreeCAD. The summary description of notes:

     FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD,
     MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product
     design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or
     other engineering specialties. It is 100% Open Source (LGPL2+ license) and
     extremely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization. 

     FreeCAD is based on OpenCasCade, a powerful geometry kernel, features an Open
     Inventor-compliant 3D scene representation model provided by the Coin 3D library,
     and a broad Python API. The interface is built with Qt. FreeCAD runs exactly the
     same way on Windows, Mac OSX, BSD and Linux platforms.

A web search should find a site from which you can download it. I have not done anything with it yet other than to install it. Documentation and source code are available. Python is a programming language. Qt is a standardized cross platform user interface. What all of this means is that probably someone has written functions to interface it to the Gcode and such used by 3D printers. If not, all of the tools are there to be able to do it.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 18th, 2014 03:19 pm
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James I don't know so I defer to Kent. :cool:

A short update....

With the Holidaze getting near they have been working me like a rented mule.:f:

I did have a little time this morning to get a little more done on the Donkey engine though.

The steam lines and controls are glued or soldered together where applicable, but nothing is glued to the main model.

I need to paint those bits before I do that.




The small line to the left looks crooked because of that.




It popped out of its guide hole.

That's it! ( I said it would be short)

Back to the grind... Heeee Hawwwwww!

Cheers,

Dave




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 Posted: Sat Dec 20th, 2014 11:24 am
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Alright,

I painted the bits and glued them on.

I used Krylon camo colors to prime them. Flat black on the braces and controls and gray on the tubing.





Over the gray paint on the tubing, I rubbed over the surfaces with a #2 pencil to make them look like old lead piping. ( A trick I learned from reading articles by military modelers.) A great technique for making non-metal things look like metal.



I'll be making and attaching some foot pedals later today after running some errands, and then I'm going to set this piece aside and work on the wooden deck and framing and such.

Cheers,

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Great work Dave...you had better watch out when looking at military model techniques, they seem to "take hold" of the senses! I just love them donkeys.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 22nd, 2014 12:50 am
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Hi Woodie!

Yeah, some of those guys are insanely good with the weathering techniques, especially the tank builders. :shocked:

More progress on my unloading platform today.

I made some foot controls from flat brass bar and .02 wire.



I'll drill the donkey engines base and mount those tomorrow after painting them.

I have progress on the framework.



Also got the deck framing done.

After mounting the foot controls I plan to do the deck boards on this.

Here things are sitting the way I plan to have them when complete.

From the front.



From the side.



Cheers!

Dave





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 Posted: Mon Dec 22nd, 2014 01:15 am
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Very nice work Dave, vertical looks great

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