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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2022 01:37 am
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Fun little project.

G & D, that would not be 'Gorre & Daphetid', would it ?


3D-printing, I have a Flashforge Adventurer 3,
and I use FreeCAD for all of my design work.

What 3D-printer do you have ?

-Wayde


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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2022 06:15 am
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Thanks Wayde,
I'm having a ton of fun.


G & D comes from my wife's and my first initials.
Nothing too cerebral I know, but it seemed a good idea years ago.

I've worked out many things in my imaginary world,
but never pinned down an actual in 'world' name.
 
It's always just been the G & D.
I should perhaps give it some thought.

'Gorre & Daphetid' is just too iconic to even think about. 


The 3D-printer I use is a bog standard Elegoo Mars,
a pretty old first model with no bells or whistles.

The old girl has never missed a beat, and still works very well.

I would like a newer one with a 4K screen and a bigger print area,
but can't justify it yet, as this one still works so well.


I design in Fusion 360, which is an outstanding program,
I highly recommend it.

Slicing is done with the Lychee Slicer, which I'm still learning,
after switching from Chitubox.

Dan


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 Posted: Mon May 9th, 2022 10:04 am
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A bit of progress.

Roof on and shingled and a touch of paint.

A lot more to do, but starting to look like something.





Thanks for looking in.

Dan


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Another day another project.

Worked on the coach interior.
Started adding oil paint for the wood grain.

Not perfect but good practice and I don't think you
could even see it in the car unless the roof was off.

Still, I know it's there.
Sometimes you just do stuff for fun.





My good friend Bill pointed out that I hadn't painted
the rail sides on the new points I'd bought.

So I broke out the paint, added some ballast
and knocked together some steps for the shed.

( Strangely I haven't added a door knob yet, oops ) 





All told not a bad result for the week.


Dan


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While waiting for the paint to dry on the coach interior,
I got to making some 3D-printed parts for the Porter.

I wanted a smokebox door with raised lettering,
and a square older style headlight.

A few hours with Fusion 360 and some printing,
and here we are.




















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 Posted: Thu May 19th, 2022 11:27 pm
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Hi Daniel

The new number plate and large lantern

really make your Porter stand out from the crowd.

Well done.

:apl:  :apl:  :apl: :2t:




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 Posted: Sat May 28th, 2022 08:57 am
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Hi Dan  :wave: 


Your Porter mods. are AWESOME !  :bow:





All the custom detailing on the front ...

... really does make her look great.  :thumb:


I could do with a couple of nice ol' headlamps like that !  L:


:java::moose: :dt:


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Thank you John

I do like the way they make the little girl pop.


Si.

I am very pleased you like my small efforts.
I hope I can continue to delight.


My latest efforts were a little fence section,
something to break/hide the gap between the backdrop and the layout.





Because I can reposition it, the fence makes a good prop
to disguise the joint between the backdrop and the layout in photos. 

No doubt I can work it into the layout as I go. 


More progress. 





I think I might try my hand at some simple background painting,
maybe some Bob Ross inspired trees and bushes ?


Thanks for looking in.

Dan


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Added a new front foot board with 3D-printed brackets,
and finally got the bell sorted.

What has really surprised me was how good the iPhone takes pictures.
Based on this pic. I might have to retire the old DSLR.





Thanks for looking in.

Dan


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I've been taking it a bit easy lately.

My wife has been pampering me because I just had my 60th Birthday.
I'm a very lucky guy to have someone so special.


I've gotten back to work and started a second building.
Two stories tall this time.

Boswell's Balloons is coming along well enough to start the painting.

I've pretty much roughed out all the walls,
and just need to finish the clapboard siding on the upper front face.


Only thing to show is the lower floor roller door.





I think I'll add a 'Keep Clear' sign just to add some colour.

The bigger scale sure is a bit of a kick,
lots of space to fill and play with.

Learning as I go.
More as soon as I get back to the individual clapboards.

Dan


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