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by Atso
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

It's our last full day in North Yorkshire and, having taken the Toad E as far as I can up here, I decided to go build some plastic kits. http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/213-240818100430.jpeg These are the 2mm Association's injection moulded LNER six plank wagon bodies. The wagons were b...
by Atso
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Thanks Mountain. Regarding the term 'Toad, I honestly don't know about what constituted deserving the designation but I do know that the LNER used the term as well with B, D, and E varieties being built during its existence - but not in Order with the B being first, the E second and the D the last. ...
by Atso
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Hi all,

Just a quick post to show what I'm building as my holiday project while up in North Yorkshire for the week.

Image

In case anyone is interested, it is the 2mm Association Toad E etched kit.
by Atso
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 25184

Re: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)

I've just caught up with the results. Congratulations to Tony (Lysander) for winning with those wonderful coaches and to everyone else who took part - I found it very difficult to decide who I wanted to vote for as everything was just so good!
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Industry is now printing stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, etc, I guess it might be too expensive for us modellors, but have shapeways etc started offering suitable metals yet? Shapeways do offer various metals. Their stainless steel and aluminium isn't accurate enough - their brass shows promi...
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Hi Atso, have you contemplated 3D printing a chassis block, you could add metal plate side frames to it. If you were concerned about the weight leave some cavities which could be filled with fine lead shot (Fluid Lead) or "Liquid Gravity" which isn't lead, but just as heavy. I have though...
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

I would never call you stupid! Quite the opposite! I think the side plates is a brilliant idea, that guarantees little likelihood of failure of the main joints and relieves the stresses on them, sound engineering. :) Thanks TimberSurf, However, I cannot claim credit for the ideas as they are heavil...
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Man your brave! Good job we are not in the car business! You would get a bad rep if you were! I'm not sure if I'm brave or just plain stupid sometimes! I'm not in the car business, not looking to sell the chassis and haven't hidden the fact that I've cut and shut it so hopefully my reputation (for ...
by Atso
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge
Replies: 139
Views: 18099

Re: Mainly 3D Printed LNER Locomotives in N gauge

Some time ago I designed a body tub for an LNER A5/2. However, I've been struggling to find a suitable chassis with the correct 6'6 by 6'6 wheelbase. I recently rediscovered a load of old Farish chassis blocks and was wondering if I could adapt one to work for the A5/2. I printed up a jig to hold th...
by Atso
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 73
Views: 4766

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Thanks guys! :D

I did take a lot on but that's only because I've got a lot of projects that needed to be kicked back into action! :lol:
by Atso
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 25184

Re: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open

I've voted too. A really tough one to try and decide who I'm voting for as all the other entries have been really interesting and of a really high standard!
by Atso
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 25184

Re: The 2018 Competition

Mountain wrote:
Atso wrote:
Lysander wrote:I wondered about Atso.

Tony


I'm done and posted on the previous page Tony. :D

Did you remember to PM Alex to let him know?


I did indeed. :)
by Atso
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 25184

Re: The 2018 Competition

Lysander wrote:I wondered about Atso.

Tony


I'm done and posted on the previous page Tony. :D
by Atso
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 131
Views: 25184

Re: The 2018 Competition

Quite frankly, I think everyone is a winner. Tony I completely agree Tony, all the projects have been fascinating to read through and of a high standard! My own final post on my competition thread is in: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=52963&p=653205#p653205
by Atso
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 73
Views: 4766

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Hi all, My final post for this competition. :D My aim for this competition was to finish a project or two and get other things moving again. To recap, my intentions for this competition were: 1.) Test build my V1 3D print. 2.) Get the L1 and County CADs finished and test printed/built. 3.) Resolve r...

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