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 Posted: Fri Apr 24th, 2020 12:04 am
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Hi,

I just purchased a Creality CR10 V2 from Amazon for $559. 


I will be using it for my projects, railroad and otherwise.

I am currently printing:  this SF cable car


This thread will document the journey.

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Here is a time lapse video,

of the CR10  printing the top  of the cable car top roof.


The files on Thingiverse claim it is about 1:48 scale. 

I used Cura to scale it up to 1:32 and then slice it. 


I uploaded to OctoPrint to make it and create the video.

Steve


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I just finished printing a wheel assembly.
The diameter is approximately 0.75"

On the finished model I will have to use metal wheels/axles,
to allow adding considerable weight to keep it in the tracks I am going to run it in. 

Specifically, I am modeling 3rd & Townsend depot with 1940's Daylight locos in Gauge-1.
The steep hill it will be on screams for cable cars going up and down.

I have no experience outside of G scale. 
What scale rolling stock might I consider as a source of working wheel sets?

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Steve

I use an Ender 3, also from Creality. 

Your CR10 looks much beefier. 
It’ll be interesting watching your project come together here. 

The cable car looks like a good design and a fun project. 

I tried going to your video of the roof being printed but it doesn’t come up. 
May just be me. 

I can’t tell from your pictures about the print quality. 
Are you pleased with what’s coming out? 

On my Ender 3,
it took me a while of fiddling with the software to get better prints,
but now I am blown away by what it can do. 

I’ll enjoy watching what you do here. 
Thanks for posting this.

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Tom,

So far I am very pleased. 

I know I have a LOT of fiddling to do with the software settings to get things perfect,

but that's part of the fun.

:P

The main roof finished overnite, 8.5 hours:


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Steve - looking good! 

What are the dimensions of the roof?

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Tom,

According to  this link ,

the Powell Street cars are 27' long.
 

The main roof is 10-3/16" long, = 10.1875

It is 3 5/16" wide

10.1875 x 32 = 326"

326" / 12 = 27.167'


So I got it pretty close for Gauge-1


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Steve,

Very nice cable car. 

I've tried to find one in 1/35 scale for my layout.





Knott's had a cable car to haul people around many, many years ago.




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Michael,

This is the old  California Street Cable Railroad car 43.

This car is now preserved at  the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

A picture of it.

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Steve P wrote:  
the Powell Street cars are 27' long.

The main roof is 10-3/16" long, = 10.1875

It is 3 5/16" wide

10.1875 x 32 = 326"

326" / 12 = 27.167'

So I got it pretty close for Gauge-1


Steve

I asked about the size because my experience has been mostly small parts (1:48 scale),

with the largest being about 3” x 3”.
 

With the roof being that large I'm impressed with the time it took to print. 

How big is the work surface?  I’m limited to 12” x 12”

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