Date   
Re: Matching BS Coach Green

MCG de Oliveira
 

Good match, thx for the recipe

MCG de Oliveira

Re: Found something interesting ...

John Stutz
 

Duncan

I have been doing a little probing into the Shapeways search program recently. Little in the way of definite results yet, but a few things will help.

Start at Shapeways' Marketplace: https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace
At the right, under Miniatures, click on Trains.
At top of page, click on the magnifying glass to get the search window. Enter "HOn3", without quotes, to get about 500 items that include the tag HOn3 in their item descriptions.
This is where search get murky, since matching appears to be by character sequence in any tag, so a search on "HOn3" will match with both "HOn30" and "anyHOn3thing". But "HOn30" in the search box will not match with "HOn3". See the Tags at the bottom of any item's description page for possibilities.
At this point you can use the Types at left to narrow the search, but note that these types fall far short of covering all possibilities.
Simple searching on multiple tags will get you everything that matches either tag. To get only items that match both tags, search on 'tag1 and tag2'. But this tends to be quite limiting, and is wholly dependent on the tags a seller uses to describe their products.
I have not yet determined how to do logical combinations of the tags, such as (A or B) and C, or (A and B) or C.

I have found it quite useful to start with the HOn3 items, locate something interesting, and then go to the seller's store. On most item's description page, under the basic description at top right, the seller's store link is given in blue. Click on that, and you have access to everything that particular person offers. Much may not be of interest, but the better sellers will offer a list of search topics to the left.

Hope this is useful. Unfortunately Shapeways does not seem to have posted any documentation on how their marketplace search facility works, particularly the essential details of how to narrow a search to items of interest. Probably another case of "All of us know how to do it, so we assume everyone else does too."

If anyone can add to this, please do. I suspect that all of us are tired of paging through dozens of mis-hits to find what we want, assuming we ever do.

John Stutz

On 03/24/2018 08:13 AM, duncan wrote:
Mike,
    Wow!  What a find!  How did you do that?  Every time I go to Shapeways and look for HOn3 cars I find it is an almost innavigable (is there such a word?) maze.  So, how in the world did you find this?  I have ordered both this car and the baggage. Thanks for the find and passing it along!
                                                Duncan

Re: Found something interesting ...

Mike Conder
 

That's doing it the hard way.

I just put in "HOn3 " (note the space after the "3") and get 12 pages of (mostly) HOn3 stuff.

Mike Conder

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 5:46 PM, John Stutz <john.c.stutz@...> wrote:
Duncan

I have been doing a little probing into the Shapeways search program recently. Little in the way of definite results yet, but a few things will help.

    Start at Shapeways' Marketplace: https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace
    At the right, under Miniatures, click on Trains.
    At top of page, click on the magnifying glass to get the search window. Enter "HOn3", without quotes, to get about 500 items that include the tag HOn3 in their item descriptions.
    This is where search get murky, since matching appears to be by character sequence in any tag, so a search on "HOn3" will match with both "HOn30" and "anyHOn3thing".   But "HOn30" in the search box will not match with "HOn3".  See the Tags at the bottom of any item's description page for possibilities.
    At this point you can use the Types at left to narrow the search, but note that these types fall far short of covering all possibilities.
    Simple searching on multiple tags will get you everything that matches either tag.  To get only items that match both tags, search on 'tag1 and tag2'.  But this tends to be quite limiting, and is wholly dependent on the tags a seller uses to describe their products.
    I have not yet determined how to do logical combinations of the tags, such as (A or B) and C, or (A and B) or C.

    I have found it quite useful to start with the HOn3 items, locate something interesting, and then go to the seller's store.  On most item's description page, under the basic description at top right, the seller's store link is given in blue.  Click on that, and you have access to everything that particular person offers.  Much may not be of interest, but the better sellers will offer a list of search topics to the left.

    Hope this is useful.  Unfortunately Shapeways does not seem to have posted any documentation on how their marketplace search facility works, particularly the essential details of how to narrow a search to items of interest.  Probably another case of "All of us know how to do it, so we assume everyone else does too."

If anyone can add to this, please do.  I suspect that all of us are tired of paging through dozens of mis-hits to find what we want, assuming we ever do.

John Stutz

On 03/24/2018 08:13 AM, duncan wrote:
Mike,

     Wow!  What a find!  How did you do that?  Every time I go to Shapeways and look for HOn3 cars I find it is an almost innavigable (is there such a word?) maze.  So, how in the world did you find this?  I have ordered both this car and the baggage. Thanks for the find and passing it along!

                                                 Duncan




Re: Found something interesting ...

Bill Lugg
 

Quoting John: "Unfortunately Shapeways does not seem to have posted any
documentation on how their marketplace search facility works,
particularly the essential details of how to narrow a search to items of
interest.  Probably another case of 'All of us know how to do it, so we
assume everyone else does too.'"

There may be another variable in play here. it may be that Shapeways
uses a third party tool to support their web site development and hence
their search tool.  As a result, the average employee at Shapeways may
not have a deep understanding of the semantics or syntax of the search
tool either.

Just a thought.
Bill Lugg

Re: New Kadee HOn3 Trucks

John Stutz
 

Dusty

Comparing the HOn3 trucks in <https://kadee.com/html/hon3_hgc_truck_hand.pdf> with the SG trucks illustrated in <https://kadee.com/html/truck_and_wheel.pdf>, it appears that most of the new Kadee HOn3 trucks are downsized versions of their HO SG trucks. But I have not had a chance to do a physical comparison.

Their several decades older metal HOn3 trucks are actually scaled off of D&RGW prototypes.

John Stutz

On 03/24/2018 03:58 PM, Dusty wrote:
I can't seem to recognize the prototype of any of the styles.
Dusty Burman

Re: Found something interesting ...

duncan
 

John,

    That does help a lot.  I'll give your ideas a try.  Thanks for posting them.

Duncan

Flat Car Loads

James Kendig
 


We are tying to find information to assist in modeling prototypical pipe, log and lumber loads for  HOn3 flat car rolling stock.  Essentially I am seeking information concerning the  methodology used to load flat cars of the DRGW and C&S and related nomenclature, and  photos, diagrams, drawings and technical descriptions would be most helpful.  I started a search of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette archive CDs, though not yet complete, nothing much that is helpful has been found so far.

I understood that the files from the old Yahoo Group would be coming over and had hoped to find something helpful there.  Cannot seem to find the files here.

Any assistance or ideas to point me in the right direction would be very much appreciated.

Jim

Re: Flat Car Loads

John Stutz
 

Jim

The MCB and successor organizations have long published recommended practices for loading all sorts of material on freight cars. These are just as applicable to NG as SG loads.

Several, perhaps most, of the MCB's "Car Builder's Dictionary" and the later ARA and AAR "Car Builder's Cyclopedia" are available online. Early volumes tend to include the car loading recommendations with the MCB standards, while later ones may have them in a separate section. The early versions tend to focus on oversize material. The latter versions get increasingly detailed and diverse, attempting to cover all sorts.

In the 1916 Car Builder's Dictionary they run from pages 918-932 (add 20 for the digitized version). Unfortunately I cannot recall where I found the online copy that I just referenced, and I am not about to drop a 95.3 MB PDF on this list. So you will need to search for them.

At least one of the 'Train Shed Cyclopedia" reprints includes a large section of recommended practices for freight car loading.

John Stutz

On 03/29/2018 06:25 PM, James Kendig wrote:
We are tying to find information to assist in modeling prototypical pipe, log and lumber loads for  HOn3 flat car rolling stock.  Essentially I am seeking information concerning the  methodology used to load flat cars of the DRGW and C&S and related nomenclature, and  photos, diagrams, drawings and technical descriptions would be most helpful.  I started a search of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette archive CDs, though not yet complete, nothing much that is helpful has been found so far.

Re: Flat Car Loads

Jeff Young
 

Re: Flat Car Loads

Mark Lewis
 

Jeff:

Thank's for the "pipe" photo and related info. The C&Sn3 website is a great resource.....and a strong reason to model in Sn3.

Mark Lewis 
Stony Point, NC 

On Fri, Mar 30, 2018, 7:34 AM Jeff Young <jeff@...> wrote:
Some great pictures here:

http://c-sng-discussion-forum.41377.n7.nabble.com/Pipes-on-Flats-td2980.html



Re: Flat Car Loads

James Kendig
 

Hello,
Thank you all, John and Jeff.  I will start in on searching for MCB material today, and the big pipes on the 30' flats in Idaho Springs is fascinating.

Jim

Jim Kendig
931-607-1693


On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:17 PM, John Stutz <john.c.stutz@...> wrote:
Jim

The MCB and successor organizations have long published recommended practices for loading all sorts of material on freight cars.  These are just as applicable to NG as SG loads.

Several, perhaps most, of the MCB's "Car Builder's Dictionary" and the later ARA and AAR "Car Builder's Cyclopedia" are available online.  Early volumes tend to include the car loading recommendations with the MCB standards, while later ones may have them in a separate section.  The early versions tend to focus on oversize material.  The latter versions get increasingly detailed and diverse, attempting to cover all sorts.

In the 1916 Car Builder's Dictionary they run from pages 918-932 (add 20 for the digitized version).  Unfortunately I cannot recall where I found the online copy that I just referenced, and I am not about to drop a 95.3 MB PDF on this list. So you will need to search for them.

At least one of the 'Train Shed Cyclopedia" reprints includes a large section of recommended practices for freight car loading.

John Stutz

On 03/29/2018 06:25 PM, James Kendig wrote:

We are tying to find information to assist in modeling prototypical pipe, log and lumber loads for  HOn3 flat car rolling stock.  Essentially I am seeking information concerning the  methodology used to load flat cars of the DRGW and C&S and related nomenclature, and  photos, diagrams, drawings and technical descriptions would be most helpful.  I started a search of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette archive CDs, though not yet complete, nothing much that is helpful has been found so far.




3D saddle for MDC narrow gauge locos

Mike Conder
 

Apologies in advance for being a bit commercial here, but in response to some off-line interest I've added the short saddle for lowering the HOn3 MDC boilers to my Shapeways store.  This is similar to what the old Patco piece was (as I have been told; I've never seen one to be sure), but I've added a bit of bolt detail to the piece.

The URL is:


This is not a complete kit, since it doesn't have a lowered cab and does require cutting off the original saddle, plus the regular grinding for clearances.  I have some instructions on the store site.  This piece will allow lowering the boiler by 1/8".

It's available in a few materials, but I recommend the Black Acrylate as it is not as brittle as the Frosted Detail plastic but still has good detail.

I've designed this for the two MDC Roundhouse Narrow Gauge HOn3 kits, but  the saddle may fit the Old Timer kit or any other kit that uses the same boiler and similar saddle.

The shop also has my NG and an HO coupler gauges for those so inclined, as originally designed by Jim Vail in the late 80's.

Mike Conder - dba CESCO

3-D Printing Help

Russ Norris
 

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station.  Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make something close, but they don't list anything similar on their website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is there anyone who could help? 
Russ Norris

Re: 3-D Printing Help

kevin b
 

I think your best shot at help on this is a guy named nate.
he runs nates light iron, which is his narrow gauge online train store.
he's a big EBT fan.
he told me he's been talking to banta about doing some laser kits of the EBT buildings.
I think I remember him telling me (it's been a while) but I think he said you can even get dimensioned drawings etc from the EBT for a few bucks.
anyway, if there is a way to get you what you want to know, he'll know how.


hope that helps.
Kevin.




From: Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:17 PM
Subject: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station.  Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make something close, but they don't list anything similar on their website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is there anyone who could help? 
Russ Norris


Re: 3-D Printing Help

kevin b
 

uh, sorry, forgot to say.....
he's done a shapeways thing in the past as well.
sorry about the omission on that.
kevin.




From: kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I think your best shot at help on this is a guy named nate.
he runs nates light iron, which is his narrow gauge online train store.
he's a big EBT fan.
he told me he's been talking to banta about doing some laser kits of the EBT buildings.
I think I remember him telling me (it's been a while) but I think he said you can even get dimensioned drawings etc from the EBT for a few bucks.
anyway, if there is a way to get you what you want to know, he'll know how.


hope that helps.
Kevin.




From: Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:17 PM
Subject: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station.  Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make something close, but they don't list anything similar on their website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is there anyone who could help? 
Russ Norris




Re: 3-D Printing Help

Russ Norris
 

Thanks Kevin.  I'll get in touch with him.

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13@...>
Date: 4/1/18 8:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

uh, sorry, forgot to say.....
he's done a shapeways thing in the past as well.
sorry about the omission on that.
kevin.




From: kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I think your best shot at help on this is a guy named nate.
he runs nates light iron, which is his narrow gauge online train store.
he's a big EBT fan.
he told me he's been talking to banta about doing some laser kits of the EBT buildings.
I think I remember him telling me (it's been a while) but I think he said you can even get dimensioned drawings etc from the EBT for a few bucks.
anyway, if there is a way to get you what you want to know, he'll know how.


hope that helps.
Kevin.




From: Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:17 PM
Subject: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station.  Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make something close, but they don't list anything similar on their website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is there anyone who could help? 
Russ Norris




Re: 3-D Printing Help

Mike Conder
 

Butch, not sure if you'd be successful with Shapeways windows.  Before getting into the 3D CAD, check the dimensional limits of the Frosted Extreme Detail material.  If it isn't fine enough to do the mullions you want in HO scale, with a little safety factor, it might be better to get these laser cut.

Mike Conder

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018, 6:17 PM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station.  Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make something close, but they don't list anything similar on their website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is there anyone who could help? 
Russ Norris

Re: 3-D Printing Help

Kent Hinton
 

At home I am able to go to about 0.050 mm to 0.060 mm or about 1 3/4 "- 2”  (1:87 scale)  using a Monoprice Select Mini.  This is a FDM or extrusion type printer running PLA.  As you can see, some post-print processing is needed.  The difference in mullion (muntin) density was the result of playing with different layer height settings in Cura, the slicing software that I use.  Drawing was created in TurboCad Mac v10.

Haven’t tried my Anycubic Photon yet, which is a SLA resin type printer.  Need to get the cast off my left arm before I go messing with resin.

Kent Hinton


On Apr 1, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Thanks Kevin.  I'll get in touch with him.

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13@...> 
Date: 4/1/18 8:58 PM (GMT-05:00) 
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help 

uh, sorry, forgot to say.....
he's done a shapeways thing in the past as well.
sorry about the omission on that.
kevin.




From: kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io 
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I think your best shot at help on this is a guy named nate.
he runs nates light iron, which is his narrow gauge online train store.
he's a big EBT fan.
he told me he's been talking to banta about doing some laser kits of the EBT buildings.
I think I remember him telling me (it's been a while) but I think he said you can even get dimensioned drawings etc from the EBT for a few bucks.
anyway, if there is a way to get you what you want to know, he'll know how.


hope that helps.
Kevin.




From: Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io 
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:17 PM
Subject: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station.  Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make something close, but they don't list anything similar on their website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is there anyone who could help? 
Russ Norris





Re: 3-D Printing Help

Bill Lugg
 

If you take a look at
https://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted-detail-plastic, the minimum
supported wire thickness (which I think mullions and muntins are) is 0.6
mm.  That works out to a little over 2 inches in HO scale. for FUD and
FED from Shapeways.

FWIW, I use FreeCAD to do my modeling.  It is an Open Source product
that runs on Windows, Linux and I believe on Mac as well.  There are a
variety of tutorials available to familiarize you with its use and very
robust user community to help if you run into problems.  I build my
models full scale, clone them and then scale the clone down to HO.  In
this way, I let the software do most of the math for me; I just need to
worry about material thicknesses.  Then there is a utility in FreeCAD to
export the scaled clone out to an STL file that you can upload to Shapeways.

HTH
Bill Lugg

On 04/01/2018 10:35 PM, Kent Hinton via Groups.Io wrote:
At home I am able to go to about 0.050 mm to 0.060 mm or about 1 3/4
"- 2”  (1:87 scale)  using a Monoprice Select Mini.  This is a FDM or
extrusion type printer running PLA.  As you can see, some post-print
processing is needed.  The difference in mullion (muntin) density was
the result of playing with different layer height settings in Cura,
the slicing software that I use.  Drawing was created in TurboCad Mac
v10.

Haven’t tried my Anycubic Photon yet, which is a SLA resin type
printer.  Need to get the cast off my left arm before I go messing
with resin.

Kent Hinton


On Apr 1, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
<mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:

Thanks Kevin.  I'll get in touch with him.

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io
<mailto:arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io>>
Date: 4/1/18 8:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To:HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

uh, sorry, forgot to say.....
he's done a shapeways thing in the past as well.
sorry about the omission on that.
kevin.



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*From:*kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io
<mailto:arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io>>
*To:*HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
*Sent:*Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:25 PM
*Subject:*Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I think your best shot at help on this is a guy named nate.
he runs nates light iron, which is his narrow gauge online train store.
he's a big EBT fan.
he told me he's been talking to banta about doing some laser kits of
the EBT buildings.
I think I remember him telling me (it's been a while) but I think he
said you can even get dimensioned drawings etc from the EBT for a few
bucks.
anyway, if there is a way to get you what you want to know, he'll
know how.

http://nateslightironhobbies.com/index.html

hope that helps.
Kevin.



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*From:*Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@... <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>>
*To:*HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
*Sent:*Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:17 PM
*Subject:*[HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station. 
Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the
commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows
are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make
something close, but they don't list anything similar on their
website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of
making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need
assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is
there anyone who could help?
Russ Norris



Re: 3-D Printing Help

Mike Conder
 

Bill, I've done FUD that small and it's about 50-50 as to whether such a model will pass the Shapeways inspectors.  Things at the limit are often difficult to get printed.  But it's certainly close!

But styrene injection is still closer, so I still maintain the 3D isn't a perfect answer to losing Grandt line windows ... YET.

Mike Conder

BTW I design my buildings in turboCAD the same way: full size, then print to scale for the STL file.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
If you take a look at
https://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted-detail-plastic, the minimum
supported wire thickness (which I think mullions and muntins are) is 0.6
mm.  That works out to a little over 2 inches in HO scale. for FUD and
FED from Shapeways.

FWIW, I use FreeCAD to do my modeling.  It is an Open Source product
that runs on Windows, Linux and I believe on Mac as well.  There are a
variety of tutorials available to familiarize you with its use and very
robust user community to help if you run into problems.  I build my
models full scale, clone them and then scale the clone down to HO.  In
this way, I let the software do most of the math for me; I just need to
worry about material thicknesses.  Then there is a utility in FreeCAD to
export the scaled clone out to an STL file that you can upload to Shapeways.

HTH
Bill Lugg

On 04/01/2018 10:35 PM, Kent Hinton via Groups.Io wrote:
At home I am able to go to about 0.050 mm to 0.060 mm or about 1 3/4
"- 2”  (1:87 scale)  using a Monoprice Select Mini.  This is a FDM or
extrusion type printer running PLA.  As you can see, some post-print
processing is needed.  The difference in mullion (muntin) density was
the result of playing with different layer height settings in Cura,
the slicing software that I use.  Drawing was created in TurboCad Mac
v10.

Haven’t tried my Anycubic Photon yet, which is a SLA resin type
printer.  Need to get the cast off my left arm before I go messing
with resin.

Kent Hinton


On Apr 1, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
<mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:

Thanks Kevin.  I'll get in touch with him.

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io
<mailto:arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io>>
Date: 4/1/18 8:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
To:HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

uh, sorry, forgot to say.....
he's done a shapeways thing in the past as well.
sorry about the omission on that.
kevin.



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*From:*kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io
<mailto:arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io>>
*To:*HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
*Sent:*Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:25 PM
*Subject:*Re: [HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I think your best shot at help on this is a guy named nate.
he runs nates light iron, which is his narrow gauge online train store.
he's a big EBT fan.
he told me he's been talking to banta about doing some laser kits of
the EBT buildings.
I think I remember him telling me (it's been a while) but I think he
said you can even get dimensioned drawings etc from the EBT for a few
bucks.
anyway, if there is a way to get you what you want to know, he'll
know how.

http://nateslightironhobbies.com/index.html

hope that helps.
Kevin.



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*From:*Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@... <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>>
*To:*HOn3@groups.io <mailto:HOn3@groups.io>
*Sent:*Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:17 PM
*Subject:*[HOn3] 3-D Printing Help

I am scratch building the East Broad Top's iconic Orbisonia station. 
Unfortunately, the windows (and doors) are odd sizes, and none of the
commercial door and window people make anything like it. The windows
are 2/2 four feet wide by 7.5 high.  Grandt Line used to make
something close, but they don't list anything similar on their
website and they will close in a month anyway.  So I am thinking of
making my own windows and doors using Shapeway.  But I need
assistance in creating the drawings in the correct CAD language.  Is
there anyone who could help?
Russ Norris