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by mattmay05
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 52
Views: 3257

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

They look the business! Really nice prints from Shapeways, always have had a mixture of results from them... some good some back... especially like the 6 wheel full brake. Really nice prints! And nice design work!
by mattmay05
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 151
Views: 26741

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

Indeed, sadly it is extra to go with smaller layers, 100 is nothing extra in terms of cash, but layer lines are more visible like you know, and also close ups can be cruel and exaggerate the layer lines, but then again some paint finishes on Bufferstops projects well can certainly see the lack of pr...
by mattmay05
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 151
Views: 26741

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

Well technically you are, but when our standing 4 ft away no-one has noticed at various exhibitions. :) Also secondly this is a low resolution print. I have a 50 micro print. There are no lines ;)
by mattmay05
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 151
Views: 26741

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

Thanks Tony, yes they have proved very successful and consistent good seller, seem to be a nice small coach which makes a decent 4 wheeler coach which is somewhat lacking on the market at the moment.
by mattmay05
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 151
Views: 26741

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

After the success of the little 4 wheeler coaches which have sold well on eBay despite the price so was very encouraged by that. Baxter has had a small update on the file, improved some of the curved surfaces. So 2 years ago I started building another large coach, having sold my scratch-built versio...
by mattmay05
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A couple of loco detailing bits
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: A couple of loco detailing bits

Yes that's the problem getting hold of castings, 3D printing has pretty much filled the hole and cuts costs, no need for moulds, or processes. Finding less and less of them, 5&9 models are mainly LBSC castings but very old ones, so they won't do anything like a an E4 sadly.
by mattmay05
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A couple of loco detailing bits
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: A couple of loco detailing bits

For me the chimney looks a bit like an LBSC E4, there is one kit but name escapes me, but that could be just the angle, the buffers are hard to tell from this image.

Modelling this in 3D is probably the best way forward if you can do CAD.
by mattmay05
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: A couple of loco detailing bits
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: A couple of loco detailing bits

When all else fails I usually 3D print it, of course if you cannot design it yourself it could be expensive.
I have printed bits of loco's chimneys, domes, buffers ect... I would say that's the way forward when you cannot find items.
by mattmay05
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 45
Views: 4501

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Can't say what but it's quite well known, just have to see I know they have scanned it, doesn't mean it's southern, but then again southern sells, I was impressed with Hornby's hole filling some of which have been needed for a fair while, not the most inspiring range but good. Anyway one of you is o...
by mattmay05
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 45
Views: 4501

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

There is more to come from Hornby I cannot say at this moment but its a loco which has been up there on the wish lists for some time.
by mattmay05
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 394
Views: 68573

Re: BMR Workbench.

Thanks Steve, yes Trevor did a great job on the photo's, shame I haven't done much work on anything recently as it's all research based, especially because I have absolutely no money at all currently which makes modelling difficult.
by mattmay05
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.
Replies: 120
Views: 24748

Re: Horsted Keynes - Bluebell Railway Layout.

Thank you, glad a few spotted it... haha. Yes the Hornby feature I think was sort of on the cards since 2010? When Baxter won a little competition and part of that was to be in the mag, due to things and goings on's it never happened, but got contacted in 2016 and arranged it. Pleased to see it's go...
by mattmay05
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 394
Views: 68573

Re: BMR Workbench.

This was my first brass kit, I built the coach and chassis very quickly but stopped for a long time before restarting last year, having attempted a different way of lining after reading the LBSC circle which was challenging. But final completed. Sorry to come back to this, but I suspect the wonderm...
by mattmay05
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 394
Views: 68573

Re: BMR Workbench.

I think there's a point beyond which it's difficult to go on with the one line likes and greats etc. You've established your level of excellence in most peoples minds. There will always be the moaners and disparagers, but I think they would soon get put in their place if they tried it here. We have...
by mattmay05
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: BMR Workbench.
Replies: 394
Views: 68573

Re: BMR Workbench.

Yes 65,000 is a nice figure, although I decided to take them images and work off for a couple of reasons, as I found someone had borrowed it shall we say and tried to pass it off as their own. Which was one reason why I stopped posting. Well can try some others? That's a bit naff lol Or my modelling...

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