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« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2015, 06:49:13 AM »

Thanks Marc!
Thats why Unc wanted to do this project "on line" so we could all learn.
I need to look into the "fillet" tool as i would like a fillet on all the edges.

No big deal to redo the parts, I can do a sideframe in about an hour now!

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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2015, 07:28:47 AM »

Looks great so far Marty.

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« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2015, 11:00:04 AM »

Hi Marty, Russ,

Is it a 7 or 8 ton model? I'm working on a freelance gas loco in 1:35 scale, inspired by the RLD 3.3 ton :



Do you think that it would be possible to print it in 1:35?

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« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2015, 12:42:58 PM »

Ours is an 8 ton model, Franck. By the way, I think Chuck has drawn a Plymouth similar in appearance to the loco you posted.

As for printing, as I drew the loco I realized it has many parts too small or thin to print in 1:32 (or 1:35). That is why we have started this thread -- to learn what we can print, what we must scratchbuild, and what we must modify.

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« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2015, 03:42:53 PM »

Mine was a different freelanced design, but Bill Gould has some gorgeous plans for this (or a similar) loco to the one in Francks plan:

http://www.gouldstudios.com/loco_PlymouthGas.html

If I could render like Bill or Wayne Rayner, I would probably give up real models altogether.

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« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2015, 03:55:32 AM »

Chuck, if I'm not mistaken, you can buy the 3D drawing from Gould Studio...

http://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/gas-mechanical-contractor-s-locomotive-3d-obj/542868

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« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2015, 12:32:34 PM »

If I could render like that I'd probably stop building, too. Bill's weathered rendering isn't quite up to the unweathered version but the work is still impressive. -- Russ
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« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2015, 12:36:44 PM »

You cant play with renderings.
It's much more satisfying to see an idea move and function.

Marty - still not sold on this 3d stuff....
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« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2015, 12:56:11 PM »

I agree, Marty. That becomes a totally different game.
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« Reply #54 on: June 10, 2015, 01:18:30 AM »

Well, better, worse, or equal, I still intend to create an actual model from my drawing. Two, actually, because SketchUp has frustrated Marty and he has assigned me the job of creating the kits. I hope to talk to Marty over the weekend about how to break the thing into practical subassemblies and then, when my drawings get all messed up, ask you guys for help! -- Russ
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« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2015, 02:22:59 AM »

Side-frames for 1/32 (wall thickness are prototype 1"...which scales out to somewhere between .025 and .030")


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« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2015, 03:01:44 AM »

A basic render of Russ' SU file before the interior side-frame changes. The render really shows what a great job Russ did in the drafting/modeling of the loco.

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« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2015, 03:58:19 AM »

Multi-part frame approach.

I would probably go so far as to omit the frame assembly bolts from the printing file, and then just add them with the proper NBW castings after.


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« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2015, 05:58:42 AM »

Those look amazingGrin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Did you use Russ' original files to start with or start over?
What plug in did you use for the rendering?
Please tell us more!
Are they ready for printing?
Could they be scaled up to 1/16th?

Only suggestion would be to make the inside support for the axle/bearings as thick as the horse shoe shaped projection - just for strength but that is just being picky and over engineering!

-Marty
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« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2015, 08:22:02 AM »

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