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« Reply #420 on: October 20, 2019, 11:51:16 AM »

The figures look good there. What material are they printed with? I had seen Modelu figures printed in a hard red wax used for making jewelry masters.

I believe the red material is not a pure wax, but a resin/wax mix. According to Modelu, they changed to the grey material because it gives crisper prints.
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« Reply #421 on: October 20, 2019, 04:37:24 PM »

Thanks, Hauk.
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« Reply #422 on: October 21, 2019, 06:15:54 AM »

Thanks, Hauk.

Your welcome!
If anyone is curios about Modelu´s services, take a look at their website and/or FaceBook page:
https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/[/url]
[url]https://www.facebook.com/modelu3d/[/img]

Would think there would be a market for a similar service in the US.

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« Reply #423 on: October 21, 2019, 01:08:30 PM »

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« Reply #424 on: October 21, 2019, 02:54:33 PM »

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« Reply #425 on: October 23, 2019, 12:12:54 AM »

Wow, the figures really give a sense of the scale. The gears look huge!
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« Reply #426 on: December 01, 2019, 01:04:59 PM »

Hi

I have started with the framing around the wooden base. One problem that has to be solved will be the loose ends of the Transmission Ropes. Here a sketch:



My idea is to fix them in a small strip of acrylic glass which is glued in millig grooves in the frame. They can bee seen here:



Hmm... I am not yet fully convinced, if this looks good at the end. Anyone who had such a problem once? Or another good idea Huh

Cheers, Peter
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« Reply #427 on: December 01, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »

Hello Peter,

congratulations on this great diorama. What would you think of replacing the ropes.
Because the wheels don't turn and so the standstill would make sense.
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« Reply #428 on: December 01, 2019, 02:04:42 PM »

Nick built a terrific cable car diorama (from individual bricks, no less!) and built movable towers, separate from the main diorama. When he displayed the diorama, he placed the pieces appropriately on a table and then connected the cables to the towers. -- Russ
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« Reply #429 on: December 02, 2019, 11:12:56 AM »

Peter, Would piano wire be stiff enough at the size you need to support itself for representing the transmission ropes? If so, perhaps some texture could be filed onto the wire to look like cable. One problem would be the potential for damage to the model if someone bumped into the wires, another could be a viewer getting poked in the eye while trying to take a close look at the model.

Another possibility that would avoid those problems would be to construct a clear acrylic cover for the entire display and secure the ends of the transmission lines into that side of the cover. EZ line is an elastic polymer fiber in several sizes and colors that could be secured in holes in the side of the case but the line would allow enough stretch to lift the cover off the display without breaking anything. http://berkshirejunction.com/subdirectory/ez-line/
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