Re: Is there market "demand" for 3D printed HOn3 trucks?
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I'm with Bill. A tap? Who (obviously Bill Miller!) would have thought of it?
With cinders in your eyes,
On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 4:09 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...
That was unexpected. :o) I assume the taper on the end of the tap
matches that of the bearing holes?
On 9/25/20 12:26 PM, Bill Miller via groups.io wrote:
> With a 1-72 tap.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
> To: HOn3@groups.io
> Sent: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 2:06 pm
> Subject: Re: [HOn3] Is there market "demand" for 3D printed HOn3 trucks?
> How do you smooth out the holes on these trucks?
> Bill Lugg
> On 9/25/20 11:50 AM, Bill Miller via groups.io wrote:
> > I have a number of Western-Rails models and most have their trucks
> > under them. Their trucks are very well detailed but the early ones
> > done by Shapeways in FUD (Fine Ultra Detail) white plastic were very
> > brittle and easy to break while installing the wheel sets until you
> > learned the tricks to getting them in the side frames . Later W-Rs/
> > Shapeways increased the thickness which helped
> > A New gray material is used on the newest trucks which is much more
> > forgiving. Western Rails trucks don't roll as freely as Blackstone's /
> > Micro Trains, with out some work but they do run true which is a great
> > help keeping them on the track. You need to smooth out the bearing
> > holes for free rolling trucks. Just part of the printing process that
> > the bearing holes are not smooth off the printer.
> > I have a number of their EBT Boxcars and hoppers (a early 800 series 2
> > bay hopper and a four bay hopper) The cars are much like the old C&BT
> > shops kits of the three bay hoppers. Not all the detail parts are in
> > the box and you will need to buy brake gear to add to the car. Think
> > Tichy split K type.
> > Western-Rails has EBT, C&S, SPNG, D&RGW and ET&WNC rolling stock
> > available on their web-site.
> > Narrow Gauge Unlimited on Shapeways also has some EBT cars as well as
> > D&RGW and C&S.
> > I am very pleased with what I have purchased 3-D printed from all the
> > vendors who do HO Narrow Gauge 3-D prints
> > Bill Miller..............
> > From: Bruce <in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>>
> > To: HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
> > Sent: Fri, Sep 25, 2020 8:11 am
> > Subject: Re: [HOn3] Is there market "demand" for 3D printed HOn3 trucks?
> > any trucksRuss,
> > If you, or another group member, buys any Western Rails trucks please
> > let the group know your thoughts on their rolling quality and level of
> > detail.
> > With cinders in your eyes,
> > Bruce Bowie
> > 419-602-3584
> > in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
> <mailto:in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>>
> > On Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 6:21 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
> > <mailto:rbnorrisjr@... <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>>> wrote:
> > Thanks Bruce. I already have some of their printed rolling
> > stock. I didn't know they did trucks as well. And $12 is
> > comparable to the Blackstones. I will have to check them out.
> > Russ
> > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020, 11:08 PM Bruce Dunlevy
> <bdunlevy@... <mailto:bdunlevy@...>
> > <mailto:bdunlevy@... <mailto:bdunlevy@...>>> wrote:
> > Russ,
> > You might try Western Rails. They 3D print Vulcan trucks.
> > They can supply Kadee wheelsets for a total of $12 a pair.
> > They also have a new 3D printed EBT hopper in seven variations.
> > https://westernrails.com/product/tr03/
> > https://westernrails.com/product/hc05/
> > Bruce Dunlevy
> > --
> > Russ Norris, MMR
> > Cape Cod, Massachusetts
> > http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
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