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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 am

Well a new chapter has started for Lumsdonia! After mulling over the idea for the past 5 years, i finally bit the bullet and bought a 3D printer.
I have been putting it off as I knew it would take over my modelling life and I am proving myself right! I have spent the whole week doing nothing else but research, online hunting for suitable files and designing my own stuff in CAD.
I have the advantage of being a CAD designer, so the learning curve is mostly about the printing and the model set up, but nevertheless, as usual, my years of pre research have paid off and the result is the rapid production of an array of items, which are stunning, in just one week of ownership.

I am documenting my journey with a new video series, showing the design and printing of Model Railway related items Draw 'n' Print 3D #001 - Starting out doing design and printing in 3D Resin


I am designing and printing random model railway stuff on my new 3D printer, I doubt I will do any Loco's. It means I can produce items that cannot be had from any manufacturer, so I thought there should be a pile of discarded scrap exhausts at the back of the "Tyre 'n' Exhaust" repair garage. The pipes are just 1.2mm in diameter and even the coupling flange can be seen!
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby manna » Tue May 12, 2020 3:09 am

G'Day Gents

Wow, they look good, perfect for leaving one in the middle of the road, I've had to dodge more than one in my time. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue May 12, 2020 9:24 am

Excellent stuff - drainpipes would be a doddle no doubt.

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby glencairn » Tue May 12, 2020 10:36 am

They look really good. The 'rust' look is excellent.

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Tue May 12, 2020 11:15 am

manna wrote:G'Day Gents

Wow, they look good, perfect for leaving one in the middle of the road, I've had to dodge more than one in my time. :lol: :lol:

manna


Could be an idea for a cameo, car parked askew, door left open and a guy way back down the road picking up a bit of exhaust pipe in the middle of the road!


glencairn wrote:They look really good. The 'rust' look is excellent.

Glencairn


Cheers bud!

Ex-Pat wrote:Excellent stuff - drainpipes would be a doddle no doubt.

I must admit, I thought of that, but to be honest, I am quite happy with my twisted wire technique TimberSurf's Vid Bit No. 2 - Drain pipe joiners, but now you mention it, you could be right! I could make soil down pipes and add complex side runs connecting into it! Good thought! :D Watch this space! :D

P.S. also forgot to post here that I started a series of short video's called Vit bits, just some modelling musing and occasional tips!
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Re: Lumsdonia

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Re: Lumsdonia

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby TimberSurf » Tue May 12, 2020 11:24 am

Quadruplicate post! Faffing computers! What was that about technology?
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby Dad-1 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:28 am

Brilliant.
All this technology is beyond me I fear.
Oh how a few of those would look good at St Oval garage.

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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby heda » Tue May 12, 2020 1:24 pm

Like Dad-1 the technology isn't for me but I am seriously impressed with those exhaust pipes, it looks like the possibilities for small one off detailed items are endless. It takes detailing to a new level.
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Re: Lumsdonia

Postby End2end » Tue May 12, 2020 1:40 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I must admit, I thought of that, but to be honest, I am quite happy with my twisted wire technique TimberSurf's Vid Bit No. 2 - Drain pipe joiners

Great tip! :)
Thanks Timbersurf.
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