One has now become 2, I received the last print of the Brake 3rd which has now been finished and test run with the other, they both had 3 hours non stop running with no problems so I call that a pass.... and a step closer to making them available. I also half finished another 3D print project, my GN Saloon... which is slowly getting towards being complete.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2014 19:35:15 GMT by bluebell87
In the final part of this project now, the first of the 2 composites have been completed, making the set 3 coaches. A start on the second Composite has now started and will be complete in a few days time.
I have just started finishing off the final composite coach in this set, which has been a bit of a struggle in recent weeks due to the failure rate from Shapeways.... Because of this I chose a different route on this last coach which was due to be finished at the end of June.. now in July I went with a local 3D print company called Graphite Additive Manufacturing, a company that does more checks on a print than you can think about.. which I like! This last coach has been printed by SLA printer, so a laser curing resin to create the model. I picked up the final print on Wednesday, and the quality was quite amazing, despite missing some smaller bits which was due to them being under the minimal print margins, the model was a lot smoother, the material is called ABS-Like.. although looking at other companies I Materialise does some thing similar called Prime Grey. It maybe double the cost but if your looking for a decent finish on a model then you have to be prepared to pay for it. SLS Nylon - £23 SLA ABS-Like - £49 Anyway I hope to finish this model by the 19th July hopefully in time for High Wycombe club open day. Here's some following images of the new print,
So after a year and a half, finally all of the 3D printed coaches are complete, apart from adding a few people which can be done later on. The 3D printed Metropolitan Set have taken a year and a half to complete.... hopefully will run for the first time as a full set this weekend, at the Wycombe Model club's open day... Also the GN saloon is now complete and running reliably.
This will most likely be the last year for the layout, which will be stripped and rebuilt to a better standard, and hopefully bigger