MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:52 am

Yes I'm back on those Tudor buildings again.
This one I have shown pictures a few posts ago, Now I'm doing all the gardening and other associated work before I place it on the Layout. As we all know easier to work on the bench than on the layout doing this fiddly stuff. Started the garden beds but needed the fencing to go any further.
so we have a 3D printed brick fence with pillars and some nice wrought iron work to top it off. I have done this sort of thing with wire before and it sucks.
3D printing is the only way to scratch build :)

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:10 am

Been busy on more buildings, as mentioned in my printing thread I have a new printer. here are some of the first prints.
Griffins for the tops of these fence posts, and I did some Gargoyles, which I may put on the ends of the ridges.

And working on the watermill and the millers cottage, will show some pics later.

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:21 am

Well a lots been happening but looks like I have not done much
This Tudor house is taking forever, the garden is going to be real time consuming.
And the new printer is all sorted out, just printed some Pumpkins for the Green Grocer.
And also working on some 1918 Mack Trucks that are fully 3D printed, and of course doing bits for the dolls house's.
Back to planting flowers.
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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:25 pm

:evil: Bogrot!
Wrote a reply last night but its not here!
It was something along the lines of:-
Exquisitely small detail, dispels the winging about "I can see the lines....".
Those 'squirrels' and 'unripe tomatoes' are fantastic! :D
How long would it take to print a steam loco body at that resolution?

Re my thread, would you like a list of all my projects you need to print? or will you just keep referring back to it over the next few years? :wink:
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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:36 am

TimberSurf wrote:Those 'squirrels' and 'unripe tomatoes' are fantastic! :D

You trying to upset me, they are Griffins and Pumpkins :)
TimberSurf wrote:Exquisitely small detail, dispels the winging about "I can see the lines....".

As I have said in my other thread about printing, it's all about the how the user has setup the printer and slicer. And the type of printer it is printed on.
My next printer will have 3x finer in the X and Y the current SLA is 0.155mm the DLP will be 0.05mm and the Z current is 0.1mm the DLP will do 0.025mm. so stay tuned for this.
TimberSurf wrote:Re my thread, would you like a list of all my projects you need to print? or will you just keep referring back to it over the next few years? :wink:

Me and list don't work I seem to loose them :oops:
My signal box has been sitting there pre 3D printer I have cut copper wire to make the levers and foil for the locking bits. The window bars are made from plastic strip, never again :)

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:34 pm

I hate gardening. :!:
Some days I wonder what I was thinking when I get the idea of doing something like this, at least I don't have to weed it or water it. :)
Now I need to find a gardener and wheelbarrow with tools and other little bits and pieces to finish it off.
The section at the back that is unfinished is where it fits into its hole in the layout, and goes up an embankment.
Now I can get organized to start on the next unfinished building, there all lined up sitting on the track so I can't run the trains at the moment :cry:

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:41 am

Hi everyone

Been pretty busy working on 1:12 bits the last few weeks so only been doing odd bits on my trains.
Got 3 more new buildings started, of course they are Tudor still got 4 others to finish but keep getting ideas for the gaps.

Also attached is photos of my first of the OO furniture that I will be selling it's made from resin and 3D printed on a high resolution printer, another new toy. :)

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:25 pm

The SLA is a definite improvement of the previous attempt, I cant even see the "lines", very impressive! :)
I could probably get into SLA or DLP if it were not such an expensive capital investment
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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sun May 07, 2017 2:03 am

Hello all

Again been very busy achieving not much, three buildings on the go at the moment, plus the latest printing project. The Milk Wagon, I currently don't have a milkman. Still need to work on producing people, new software to learn.
The Milk wagon body was printed on the SLA printer in one piece the rest was also printed on the SLA printer in assemblies the glued together.
The horse was printed on a DUP printer.
Have to say the milk crates are very fragile, you just look at them and they break, broke one when I toched it with the tooth brush to clean the excess resin of. So need to invest in an Ultrasonic cleaner, so I don't break things.

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 07, 2017 8:09 am

HI timbologist
That's a very impressive piece of work. I think the milk crate issue is a function of going to far, most manufacturers tend to make the design a bit clunky, so that the models are robust and handleable, sacrificing realistic detail for practicality (needs to be shipped and not crumble the first time a customer picks it up), at 3ft away, it still represents the correct 'Look' and gives the right impression. Obviously it then does not stand up to close inspection or the macro zoom of a photo shoot! If however you are going for the ultra realism, unfortunately, until they make a 3D metal printer, you will have to sacrifice robustness for detail :D
P.S I think painting them before showing us the pics is a good idea, it shows off the contrast of the detail better than the monochrome plastic, if unpainted.
{JFYI, I recently worked for a plane manufacturer who are currently developing a titanium 3D printer!}
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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby m.levin » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:52 am

Impressive detail

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:58 am

Hi all
Well I have been a bit slack and not been posting anything, plus been sidetracked with other projects and life in general.I have been working on several buildings the first is St Trinians ( the saint of wayward girls ) Church, including the graveyard. These photo's show a general view of the Church.
I will post more photo's of some of the details and views of the church yard, and some special photo's for those who like things that light up at night.
All the printed bits will be available on Thingyverse when I upload then there.

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Postby TimberSurf » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:43 am

Welcome back! lol.Thats a BIG build, what is it made of? All 3D printed? Lights of course! And I expect, detailed stained glass windows, sounds and a working bell! :lol: plus some hot mini skirted girls in the grounds! Looking forward to some more pics, I see landscapes in the back ground! Obviously been busy, so need to catch us up with the all the news. :)
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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:14 am

OK here is some photo's with the lights on it is illuminated with orange LEDS to give a bit of a candle type look.
Again photo's are not that great.
Materials,
The Stone Work is plaster cast in a sheet mould I made.
The roof is from thin textured card cut into strips then cut into slate sizes and glued onto matt board.
Window frames, the bell frames and pulleys, belfry openings and castleations are printed on the FDM printer.
The actual windows are printed on copy paper then coated with Tamiya gloss clear, make them become more translucent.
The clock and the bells in the Tower, and the pointy bits on the tower were printed on the SLA printer.
Front doors laser-cut from Jarra.

If you look carefully at the previous photos you can see the bell frames in the tower.

Will post close ups next time


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ST Church with lights

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Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Postby timbologist » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:05 am

Here we have some of the details that abound the Church. It is amazing the difference a good camera makes. These were taken with a Sony Digital Mavica model MVCFD73, vintage 1999. Storage media is 1.44 Meg 3-1/4 floppy, real hi tech. it's biggest problem is it is hard to see things that are dark.
TimberSurf wrote: sounds and a working bell!
Unfortunately the bells do not move and produce a ringing sound. I may add sound later, I was going to put a floor below the bells and have a window so you could see the six bell ringers. but I thought that was a bit much :)

I have some photo's of the build progression, just need to sort them out, change of operation system, not everything is on the computer yet.

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The bell frame and wheels

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Bell frame through one of the openings

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The round window on side of church

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View of part of the graveyard


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