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Re: Frame Windows

Mike Mackey
 

Hi Mark,

Please contact me offline regarding your 3D printer. 

This building was done on my PolyPrinter 229. 

Mike
Railroadguy1957@...


On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:44 AM, Mark Rosche via Groups.Io <m_rosche@...> wrote:

Hi Mike,

I made the switch from FDM to SLA (also the Elgoo Mars) and have not looked back since. I print quite a few window frames (and will be attempting a 3 part Sn3 turntable bridge) and I use a 0.02mm layer height for the very fragile frames (could go to 0.01mm but for printing speed sake chose a bit more...0.01mm would take twice as long) with great results.  I also use Fusion360 for 3D modeling and am very satisfied (SolidWorks being simply way too expensive for private use).

If you decide to go the SLA route, be sure to use ChiTu slicer software. It has presets for the Mars printer that give good results (I still set the layer height manually as well as lengthen the exposure time a bit (opaque resins need a longer exposure time than transparent resins). Tip number two:  when printing „flat“ objects such as window frames, priming the base plate is a must if you wish to remove your prints without damaging them...simply „paint“ a layer of resin on the plate with a brush and expose it to a UV light (which you will need anyway to fully cure the resin prints) for 20-30 seconds...this way when you use the scraper to remove the prints from the base plate, they will not be damaged.

3D printing with resin is a bit messier then FDA but the better results are well worth the extra effort...I would post some pics but my workshop is under renovation at the moment and all my stuff is packed up in moving boxes...

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....

On 1. Dec 2019, at 02:13, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:


Your prints look goo, what "Z' setting do you use?

I was looking at an Elegoo Mars resin printer, but I just "inherited" a Bibo FDM printer.  I'll play with that for a while before going resin.  Bibo specs say that the Z can be 0.05 mm, same as the Elegoo, so we'll see how fine it can print.

Right now I'm using SketchUp for the 3D design but just downloaded Fusion 360.

Mike Conder

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:23 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
Mark,

I have an inexpensive FDM printer.  I have had decent success with windows and doors.  However I will be purchasing a resin printer down the road.  This will allow me the ability to print finer details.

The photos show my efforts Rockhill Furnace Scale.

What 3D printer and design software are you using?


Re: MDC 3 Truck shay

kevin b
 

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, 3:09:15 PM CST, Gary Crawford <gdm6605@...> wrote:
Still working the rebuild, up to and including the nwsl gear sets, currently building the electrical transfer through the trucks for the motors and possible dcc. It's a pain, but here I go, NWSL provided, I am going to get the kit done, regardless. Thank you, MDC, the kit is a good one, looking forward for more?


well, i'm on your side Gary.
I too wish for more MDC kits.....
such a shame Roundhouse MDC is long gone.
last I knew Atheran had bought 'em up but only kept a few things to run with their stuff and mostly scrapped the molds for all the rest.
there were some folks selling MDC stuff on ebay. from Oregon if i remember right. but it was all plastic, no metal parts, no locos etc.
only car bodies and detail bits etc.
anyway, as for any loco kits etc, I guess EBAY is likely to be the source.
Wiseman bought up a bunch of shay parts and stuff not too long ago, but he ran them on ebay already.
he may still have some parts? but I doubt he'd have any whole kits by now.
maybe if Mr. Wiseman sees this, he'll holler if he's got any goodies left.

i'd like to have a few more myself, but, it ain't like there is a supply of 'em…..
good luck on your search.
Kevin.



Re: MDC 3 Truck shay

Brian Kopp
 

Scott,
as an FYI I have had an order in at NWSL for some MDC shay gear kits since last March. With the change of ownership, it may be a while before they fulfill old orders, let alone a new order of these particular parts......

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: Frame Windows

Mark Rosche
 

Hi Mike,

I made the switch from FDM to SLA (also the Elgoo Mars) and have not looked back since. I print quite a few window frames (and will be attempting a 3 part Sn3 turntable bridge) and I use a 0.02mm layer height for the very fragile frames (could go to 0.01mm but for printing speed sake chose a bit more...0.01mm would take twice as long) with great results.  I also use Fusion360 for 3D modeling and am very satisfied (SolidWorks being simply way too expensive for private use).

If you decide to go the SLA route, be sure to use ChiTu slicer software. It has presets for the Mars printer that give good results (I still set the layer height manually as well as lengthen the exposure time a bit (opaque resins need a longer exposure time than transparent resins). Tip number two:  when printing „flat“ objects such as window frames, priming the base plate is a must if you wish to remove your prints without damaging them...simply „paint“ a layer of resin on the plate with a brush and expose it to a UV light (which you will need anyway to fully cure the resin prints) for 20-30 seconds...this way when you use the scraper to remove the prints from the base plate, they will not be damaged.

3D printing with resin is a bit messier then FDA but the better results are well worth the extra effort...I would post some pics but my workshop is under renovation at the moment and all my stuff is packed up in moving boxes...

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....

On 1. Dec 2019, at 02:13, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:


Your prints look goo, what "Z' setting do you use?

I was looking at an Elegoo Mars resin printer, but I just "inherited" a Bibo FDM printer.  I'll play with that for a while before going resin.  Bibo specs say that the Z can be 0.05 mm, same as the Elegoo, so we'll see how fine it can print.

Right now I'm using SketchUp for the 3D design but just downloaded Fusion 360.

Mike Conder

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:23 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
Mark,

I have an inexpensive FDM printer.  I have had decent success with windows and doors.  However I will be purchasing a resin printer down the road.  This will allow me the ability to print finer details.

The photos show my efforts Rockhill Furnace Scale.

What 3D printer and design software are you using?


Re: Frame Windows

Mike Conder
 

Your prints look goo, what "Z' setting do you use?

I was looking at an Elegoo Mars resin printer, but I just "inherited" a Bibo FDM printer.  I'll play with that for a while before going resin.  Bibo specs say that the Z can be 0.05 mm, same as the Elegoo, so we'll see how fine it can print.

Right now I'm using SketchUp for the 3D design but just downloaded Fusion 360.

Mike Conder


On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:23 PM Bruce <in2trains@...> wrote:
Mark,

I have an inexpensive FDM printer.  I have had decent success with windows and doors.  However I will be purchasing a resin printer down the road.  This will allow me the ability to print finer details.

The photos show my efforts Rockhill Furnace Scale.

What 3D printer and design software are you using?


Re: MDC 3 Truck shay

Gary Crawford
 

Still working the rebuild, up to and including the nwsl gear sets, currently building the electrical transfer through the trucks for the motors and possible dcc. It's a pain, but here I go, NWSL provided, I am going to get the kit done, regardless. Thank you, MDC, the kit is a good one, looking forward for more? 


On Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 12:44 Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:
I got an MDC HOn3 3 Truck Shay kit off of Ebay that I would like to get going on.  I have read many a horror story on them already, but I really want to build one for old times sake.  This kit is a newer kit with the white gears on the axles instead of the black ones.  Since it has the newer axle gears would it be worth it to buy the NWSL regear kit for it?  I am going to get the metal bull gear and the drive lines for sure.  While the motor is open frame it is surprisingly quiet so will probably go with that.  It will be Sound decoder equipped eventually.  There are complete replacment trucks on EBay that are pretty tempting too.  Has anybody happened to tried them.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F193191522551

Thanks
Scott McDonald 


MDC 3 Truck shay

Scott
 

I got an MDC HOn3 3 Truck Shay kit off of Ebay that I would like to get going on.  I have read many a horror story on them already, but I really want to build one for old times sake.  This kit is a newer kit with the white gears on the axles instead of the black ones.  Since it has the newer axle gears would it be worth it to buy the NWSL regear kit for it?  I am going to get the metal bull gear and the drive lines for sure.  While the motor is open frame it is surprisingly quiet so will probably go with that.  It will be Sound decoder equipped eventually.  There are complete replacment trucks on EBay that are pretty tempting too.  Has anybody happened to tried them.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F193191522551

Thanks
Scott McDonald 


Re: Winter

Climax@...
 

We dread the winters cold and snow that accumulates here as well.  Not only does it get bad to just get out of the house but the roads are almost impassable and most of the people here go nuts when then see it.  Mickey's is not too pleased either here it here Orlando too.
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Ric Case
Sent: Nov 29, 2019 4:52 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Winter

Yeah I have to really watch when the wind starts to blow as it can blow the snow up too the doors! Fortunately we don’t get a whole bunch of snow here in southern Ohio! It does get cold though!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Nov 29, 2019, at 4:45 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

  Yep Ric the room is dry.   Was a bit blowin in under the door but i
need to replace the threshold  with one that seals good.  Needed to do that anyway.
 I have a really good wood stove that keeps the whole house warm and cozy.
I have one in the train room as well but I just leave the little propane
stove on real low and it keeps it warm in there.
-Steve


Re: Winter

Ric Case
 

Yeah I have to really watch when the wind starts to blow as it can blow the snow up too the doors! Fortunately we don’t get a whole bunch of snow here in southern Ohio! It does get cold though!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Nov 29, 2019, at 4:45 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

  Yep Ric the room is dry.   Was a bit blowin in under the door but i
need to replace the threshold  with one that seals good.  Needed to do that anyway.
 I have a really good wood stove that keeps the whole house warm and cozy.
I have one in the train room as well but I just leave the little propane
stove on real low and it keeps it warm in there.
-Steve


Re: Winter

Steve Hatch
 

  Yep Ric the room is dry.   Was a bit blowin in under the door but i
need to replace the threshold  with one that seals good.  Needed to do that anyway.
 I have a really good wood stove that keeps the whole house warm and cozy.
I have one in the train room as well but I just leave the little propane
stove on real low and it keeps it warm in there.
-Steve


Re: Winter

Climax@...
 


You forgot the most important part ......and warm?
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Ric Case
Sent: Nov 29, 2019 11:27 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Winter

Steve is the room good and dry?

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Nov 29, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

  Well winter arrived last night.   Blustery rainy and then this morning
it's snowing.   Looks pretty good here in the dead center of Arizona
Ready or not.



My front yard lookin like the Rockies.
-Steve Hatch


Re: Winter

Dusty
 

Steve,

In PHX it rained off and on all night until 0900. Still overcast but the temp has crawled up to 48f on it's way to 58f. Ah, the blizzard of Dec. 11, 1985, a tenth of an inch accumulation at Sky Harbor. That was snow!

Dusty Burman 


Re: Winter

Ric Case
 

Steve is the room good and dry?

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Nov 29, 2019, at 11:21 AM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

  Well winter arrived last night.   Blustery rainy and then this morning
it's snowing.   Looks pretty good here in the dead center of Arizona
Ready or not.



My front yard lookin like the Rockies.
-Steve Hatch


Winter

Steve Hatch
 

  Well winter arrived last night.   Blustery rainy and then this morning
it's snowing.   Looks pretty good here in the dead center of Arizona
Ready or not.



My front yard lookin like the Rockies.
-Steve Hatch


Re: Durango Goose Fest in HOn3 V.2 no bus bodies

tonyk537
 

I was trying for just a shade lighter than the #1 in Ridgway.  It's a Buick but Pierce Arrow used a nice green,


Re: Durango Goose Fest in HOn3

tonyk537
 

Thanks Brian.  There were 8 total geese Russ including the one built for the San Cristobal. 

The #1 was recreated in Ridgway and is beautiful.  The #2, #6 and #7 are at the Colorado RR Museum.  The #3 in at Knotts Berry Farm, the #4 is in Telluride and the #5 is in Dolores.   They have been together a few times but I think The the #3 has missed these reunions. 


Re: Durango Goose Fest in HOn3 V.2 no bus bodies

tonyk537
 

A couple of individual shots.


Re: Durango Goose Fest in HOn3 V.2 no bus bodies

tonyk537
 

Both of the Motor #1s were painted Model Master Dark Green #1710.  FS34079.

It is actually the same color I paint my C&S passenger equipment.  

Thanks,

Tony


Re: Durango Goose Fest in HOn3 V.2 no bus bodies

Dale Buxton
 

Very cool Tony! If you remember. What color of green did you go with? I reall y like the looks of your green geese. 

In a very early part of the "Glenn Miller Story Movie". One of the band members purchased a 1929 Pierce Arrow Limousine for the band to travel in. The best shot of it in the movie is of it driving on Clay Street where it goes under under the "Angels Flight" in Los Angeles.  The car's color was a very dark green. Maybe between Dark Forest Green and Brunswick Green. I was told be a car collector that this was one of Pierce Arrow's factory colors.

Dale Buxton 


Re: Durango Goose Fest in HOn3

bassb04011
 

Really nice Tony.
Brian Bass



On Nov 23, 2019, at 2:11 PM, tonyk537 via Groups.Io <Tonyk375@...> wrote:

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