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Video of new trackage

Steve Hatch
 
Edited

Heres a video of testing the new Trackage in the RR addition.

https://youtu.be/h3piUXkbpeE

It's rough  but descriptive
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Stephen Hatch
Railway Engineering


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mike Conder
 

Mainly because I have most of them ....

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 5:21 PM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
Why are you even trying to use the BS SCREWS? Just use  any that work. And as far as that goes, there is nothing sacred about drilling out the truck mounting holes to a more useful size.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 2:35 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Confirmed from Blackstone direct:  truck screws are 1.7mm x 0.35 mm pitch, total length 5.3 mm (only last 2.4 mm of the screw is threadsed.)

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:09 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Metric taps were easier and cheaper on Amazon than the American taps, oddly enough.  I'll order a 1.4 and a 1.7 mm tap anyway.

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 1:23 PM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Yes,
But there again I have metric taps - 1.4 and 1.7 are the most common. I would NOT attempt to force the screw into a wrong tap especially in 3D printer models.

Mark K


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lloyd lehrer


Re: Monster Model Work Products are coming back

Richard Johnson
 

Oh that’s great.  I used to know Jimmy he’s a great guy but had to move on from train stuff back then. He made some awesome brick work. Glad he’s getting back to it. 
Rich Johnson


www.RichardSJohnson.net

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From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of barry_dupler <barry.dupler@...>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 4:32 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: [HOn3] Monster Model Work Products are coming back
 
I just read that Larkspur Laser is reintroducing Monster Modelwork products.  The selection is limited at this time.  The website says that all product is being produced by the original owner.

https://www.larkspurlaserart.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Ub7eWTTV8lPQoWcwhWH_ln3KU3aveZAY-vSZ06bT8rixYAcj1SnIznt4

Barry


Monster Model Work Products are coming back

barry_dupler
 

I just read that Larkspur Laser is reintroducing Monster Modelwork products.  The selection is limited at this time.  The website says that all product is being produced by the original owner.

https://www.larkspurlaserart.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Ub7eWTTV8lPQoWcwhWH_ln3KU3aveZAY-vSZ06bT8rixYAcj1SnIznt4

Barry


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

lloyd lehrer
 

Why are you even trying to use the BS SCREWS? Just use  any that work. And as far as that goes, there is nothing sacred about drilling out the truck mounting holes to a more useful size.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 2:35 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Confirmed from Blackstone direct:  truck screws are 1.7mm x 0.35 mm pitch, total length 5.3 mm (only last 2.4 mm of the screw is threadsed.)

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:09 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Metric taps were easier and cheaper on Amazon than the American taps, oddly enough.  I'll order a 1.4 and a 1.7 mm tap anyway.

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 1:23 PM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Yes,
But there again I have metric taps - 1.4 and 1.7 are the most common. I would NOT attempt to force the screw into a wrong tap especially in 3D printer models.

Mark K


--
lloyd lehrer


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mike Conder
 

Confirmed from Blackstone direct:  truck screws are 1.7mm x 0.35 mm pitch, total length 5.3 mm (only last 2.4 mm of the screw is threadsed.)

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:09 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
Metric taps were easier and cheaper on Amazon than the American taps, oddly enough.  I'll order a 1.4 and a 1.7 mm tap anyway.

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 1:23 PM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Yes,
But there again I have metric taps - 1.4 and 1.7 are the most common. I would NOT attempt to force the screw into a wrong tap especially in 3D printer models.

Mark K


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mike Conder
 

Metric taps were easier and cheaper on Amazon than the American taps, oddly enough.  I'll order a 1.4 and a 1.7 mm tap anyway.

Mike Conder

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 1:23 PM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Yes,
But there again I have metric taps - 1.4 and 1.7 are the most common. I would NOT attempt to force the screw into a wrong tap especially in 3D printer models.

Mark K


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Yes,
But there again I have metric taps - 1.4 and 1.7 are the most common. I would NOT attempt to force the screw into a wrong tap especially in 3D printer models.

Mark K


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mike Conder
 

Thanks to all of you, wanted to hear about other's experiences before I tried it.  I do have a new tap.

But now I'm worried about what Dusty said, that the BS trucks come with metric screws?  I never knew this ... so to be consistent with BS cars I need a different tap or get a bunch of new screws.  Has anybody tapped successfully in anything for BS screws?

Mike Conder


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Dale Buxton
 

Mike, I tried to tap some of my coupler boxes and the pivot post with the through screen hole in it kept shattering. I would deduct from this and what Dusty wrote that I depends on the thickness of the material around hole you are tapping. I will note that the detailed plastic from Shapeways is very brittle. I also agree that a brand tap that is sharp is a very good idea too.

Dale Buxton

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:45 Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:
I drilled and tapped a Shapeways San Juan car floor for 0-80 screws. I used Grobet Pro Cut on the drill and tap. I used a 'fresh' tap rather than one which had already tapped 100+ holes in 1/8 acrylic. I was pleased with the results.

Keep in mind if you intend to use the Blackstone provided screws they are metric 1.7 diameter, .35 pitch. These are not compatible with 0-80 diameter and pitch threads. I just attempted to thread a Blackstone 1.7 screw into several 0-80 nuts without success. I guess this is what happens when you try to put a .064" diameter screw into a threaded hole made for a .059" diameter screw.

Dusty Burman 


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Dusty
 

I drilled and tapped a Shapeways San Juan car floor for 0-80 screws. I used Grobet Pro Cut on the drill and tap. I used a 'fresh' tap rather than one which had already tapped 100+ holes in 1/8 acrylic. I was pleased with the results.

Keep in mind if you intend to use the Blackstone provided screws they are metric 1.7 diameter, .35 pitch. These are not compatible with 0-80 diameter and pitch threads. I just attempted to thread a Blackstone 1.7 screw into several 0-80 nuts without success. I guess this is what happens when you try to put a .064" diameter screw into a threaded hole made for a .059" diameter screw.

Dusty Burman 


Re: the future of HON3

Climax@...
 

  Mark, OK, try me at Climax  at   mindspring  period  com  Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Norris
Sent: Jun 15, 2020 11:43 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] the future of HON3

I think you can send an email address by breaking it up,. such as rbnorrisjr at gmail dot com.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:15 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Well sort of.... The UK was in the EU until January, we left and are now in a transition period until the 31 December this year.
Sorry I can't reach you privately, .io strips email addresses. You could try climax at provider dot com tho.

Mark K
Oxon England


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: the future of HON3

Russ Norris
 

I think you can send an email address by breaking it up,. such as rbnorrisjr at gmail dot com.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 11:15 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
Well sort of.... The UK was in the EU until January, we left and are now in a transition period until the 31 December this year.
Sorry I can't reach you privately, .io strips email addresses. You could try climax at provider dot com tho.

Mark K
Oxon England


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: the future of HON3

Climax@...
 

Contact me at Climax@... please.  I have a favor to ask.  Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Jun 15, 2020 11:14 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] the future of HON3

Well sort of.... The UK was in the EU until January, we left and are now in a transition period until the 31 December this year.
Sorry I can't reach you privately, .io strips email addresses. You could try climax at provider dot com tho.

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: the future of HON3

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Well sort of.... The UK was in the EU until January, we left and are now in a transition period until the 31 December this year.
Sorry I can't reach you privately, .io strips email addresses. You could try climax at provider dot com tho.

Mark K
Oxon England


Original Model Master pieces LTD

Climax@...
 

I have finally gotten to one of the last cases where I have been storing my "stuff".  I have 45 MM kits all in NOS condition.  I thought if you have been looking for one in particular I would offer them here first before I put them on eBay.  Just me what your looking for..
I have the following:  Make reasonable offers with your address so I can figure out the shipping and get back to you.

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CM Sand House
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Loco Inspection pits (2)

3 Colorado Midland Roundhouse kits
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2 Como Round House Special edition
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Re: the future of HON3

Climax@...
 

Mark K
Are you in the EU?  If so please contact me at Climax@...
Thanks  Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Jun 15, 2020 9:23 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] the future of HON3

Dave,
Here's a sample of an early 0-10-0 and a more modern 2-10-2. The other photo hs the Mallett and a Meyer. They're all H0e or HOn30.
Mark K


Re: the future of HON3

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Dave,
Here's a sample of an early 0-10-0 and a more modern 2-10-2. The other photo hs the Mallett and a Meyer. They're all H0e or HOn30.
Mark K


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Ric Case
 

Gents I am printing my own 3D cars and drill out the holes for the 00/80 tap with no problem! 
Mine are resin and tap very clean ! If I get a little sloppy with the tap, I just use a very fine coating of white glue on the tip of the screw to hold it in place.
Have around thirty already done.

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

On Jun 15, 2020, at 8:23 AM, Jim Marlett <jmarlett@...> wrote:

I think I would tap the existing holes and see if it works. If it doesn’t, drill them out and glue in the styrene rod.

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:16 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

Thought about that,  but the holes are already there and just about the right size.  Just not sure how that plastic would take to tapping, ands I don't have any plastic rod at hand ...

Mike Conder, enjoying local openings ...

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:02 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)





Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Jim Marlett
 

I think I would tap the existing holes and see if it works. If it doesn’t, drill them out and glue in the styrene rod.

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:16 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

Thought about that,  but the holes are already there and just about the right size.  Just not sure how that plastic would take to tapping, ands I don't have any plastic rod at hand ...

Mike Conder, enjoying local openings ...

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:02 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)




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