Coasterboys got a workbench............sort of.

Ive had a look down this track.And got these made.


Crap pictures sorry.Next will be the SE carriages to go between them.


The detail,handrails etc have exceeded my expectations.


You can laugh if you want,,,,,,Im more than happy at the moment.


As I said crap pics.


Need a professional paint job,so I wont be doing it!!!!


Also gonna need some pantythingys!


Anyway you get the idea


Cheers


Stu


 


 


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Very cool, is that made with

Very cool, is that made with 3d printing?

Yep,thats right.As my scratch

Yep,thats right.As my scratch building skills are as good as my brain surgery ones I did got it done this way.


And its cheap.........I like that!


Yes it does have a few little lines here and there but its not too bad.As the saying goes.....Dosent matter how ugly the baby is,the mother still loves it!


Cheers


Stu

Nicely done Stu ! You would

Nicely done Stu ! You would have a hard time finding anyone laughing at those little beauties. The handrails came out great. Is the material Frosted Ultra Detail, and was it done by Shapeways ?


Not going to have a go at spraying them yourself ? North Yard have a range of NZR Model Paint.

Its really good, how much is

Its really good, how much is it for a printer?

Yes Shapeways did them in

Yes Shapeways did them in Holland!


The production cost was $29.99NZD each,including post!I would imagine thats hard to bet.


And I know the surface isnt silky smooth but the details out weighs that I reckon.


Yes ECMT its frosted ultra detail.


I dont think I could do them justice paint wise!Ill have to think about that one.


Cheers


Stu

Very cool, i have lots of 3d

Very cool, i have lots of 3d nz train models from microsoft rail simulator... Pricing is very good, starting up autocad!

well done mate, well done... 

well done mate, well done...  yesyes


 

Far out! Nice work!

Far out! Nice work!

can anyone please explain, I

can anyone please explain, I am wondering if the EO on the rear end of the train in travel direction has the red light on or when is the red light used on the EOs ?

steve4painting wrote: can

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can anyone please explain, I am wondering if the EO on the rear end of the train in travel direction has the red light on or when is the red light used on the EOs ?


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found the answer to my question  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHRjX0kM93Y&feature=related  

Finally found some of those

Finally found some of those loaders Weeduggie teased us with a while back so thought Id get some log grabs made to fit them.

clever... 

clever...  yes

Stu - the stagecoach pulled

Stu - the stagecoach pulled in yesterday and dropped off the goodies. What a great job on the log grabs ! I can see why some modellers have complained about the white material used by Shapeways (a bit grainy) but for something of this size it's not really noticeable. I'm trying to figure out how to get the cab off to get a driver in there. Probably have to drill out the two rivets underneath. The loader will look good once it's been weathered. I might need to do another photo diorama to put it on - maybe a log loading area.


Aw hell,now Im gonna have to

Aw hell,now Im gonna have to get of me butt and do something with mine!!!!!!!

Have you got the link to the

Have you got the link to the Tomy (?) website where these loaders are from ? I found it a couple of days ago and now I can't find it again ! At a scale of 1:110 there's quite a few models that could be used for NZ120 - mostly Jap vehicles though.

I found them at

I found them at DHgate.com


Ive never seen them anywhere else.

With free shipping from DH

With free shipping from DH Gate it makes it tempting ! I've found that the model sizes can differ quite a bit - the Tomica Collection  site makes for good reference. Use the model no.s to check the picture of each model - most have a scale on the box but some don't.


The Komatsu Digger is about the closest to scale that I've found.

the eo.s look good and wood

the eo.s look good and wood be interested in geting 5 bodies if you can provide cheer jolon

h on another chat group that

h


on another chat group that have had lots of dealings with shapways they sugest to sand with 600 grit wet n dry paper.  prime with under coat and sand again then paint with the finnal top coat.

Jolon,Ive sent email

Jolon,Ive sent email

Hey mate haven't been on for

Hey mate haven't been on for along time, just wanted to know what cad program you were using. You model looks very very cool mate. I used sketchup pro but can't seem to get the hand rails right for the scale. I was also wondering when models are printed can they be printed in bits for assembly?

Thanks

Monstar,the dude whos doing

Monstar,the dude whos doing it for me uses Rhino3d,I know jacksh*t about it!!


the carriages that are nearly done are done in two pieces and will(so he says)slot together.He reckons shouldnt need gluing.


Another project weve started is two piece too,once revealed will show why,mind you so will carriages.


Cheers


Stu

Have got the first test

Have got the first test pieces back for the SE carriages.Decided to biuld bogie(after asking about them in other thread)Another crap picture!!!The bogie and floor are made as one with including the kingpin.Bogie swivels as it should and wheels fit in nicely.Seems to work ok.ust waiting on other parts to see how far out we are.

Crap photos again,but gives

Crap photos again,but gives you an idea of what Ive been upto.The cars just need a minor design change.use of spray can leaves alot to be desired also!

Nice work Stu ! Finding

Nice work Stu ! Finding suitable road vehicles for NZ120 is pretty hard - so it's nice to see someone having a go at getting some made. From the first email to delivery, how long did it take for these vehicles to arrive ?


What's next - a DL or an EF ? wink

Thanks Len, Time??As I have

Thanks Len,


Time??As I have "adeal" going now with the cad designer(whom I actually met at Jaffa airport the other day,it was a buzz for us both,getting the personal side(over a beer) instead of just emails etc)I can get a file in acouple of weeks,depends how many questions he has and how many changes I want.about 3 weeks or so once file is uploaded to Shapeways until models sitting at my backdoor.


Still 3 vehiecles to come for now if anyones interested,a landrover with canvas top,a mitzi hirail truck with boxes and little hiab(might be able to make it so rail wheels can either be up or down)and just a common jap staion wagon.


He said the other day after seeing the log grabs in person we could have made them so the grab was hindged!!!!Oh well.


And yes do have another Loco shell in mine,but wont say yet(it wont be a DL yet though,maybe a bit later...................well never say never!)


One of our sons drives a stock truck,so over the next few months are doing that with trailer etc for his birthday(which has been)He wouldnt see the funny side of undies and socks!!!


Anyhoo thats enough dribble for now.


Oh and cars actually look better in the "flesh" than my sh*t photography


cheers


Stu

Hi Stu,   Looking very nice,

Hi Stu,

 

Looking very nice, are they printed in FUD, or WSF?

Any plans to make the SE's available to go with the EOs?

Hi magikan, The cars are

Hi magikan,


The cars are FUD.


Carriages are FUD,floor,seats and bogies are WSF(all one piece)


Yes carriages will be made available to "public" once I know they are going to work!I will get first put together very soon and post pic so yous can have a chuckle.


At the moment we are exploring a different more detailed,better finish material.Just exploring mine you,at this stage.


 


Cheers


Stu

Thanks Stu,   The whole

Thanks Stu,


 


The whole "Interlocked Pieces" concept has a lot of interesting possibilities, not just with bogies and kingpins either...


I know that there as been a bit of grumbling in recent months on the finish quality of the FUD items, how does the finish on the SE's or cars compare to the EO's you got done earlier?

Finish quality of FUD??Yes

Finish quality of FUD??Yes there are lines on them(how much depends on printer and operater,no two models are the same)but Im looking at it like this;all the models Im getting made are ones I want and that I cant or havent found anywhere else,and when they are sitting on layout Im not going to get any closer than 6 inches away from them so they will do me fine(maybe not everyone,Im not doing this to please everyone,first and foremost its for me!!but if anyone else wants any then thats great)


Yea I know about the grumbling,but unless you have an endless pit of coin and a very large base of people who want the same things then this is the(maybe not the best)qiuickest way to get something reasonable to "play" with.


My thoughts anyway!


They could be sanded abit,but Im not bothering at this stage.Scared of losing any detail.


When I met designer I showed him a Nloco shell(massed produced,all nice and smooth,lots of detail etc)and thats when mention of this other material(still 3dprinted)came up.Hes going to have a look for it when he gets home.


Hope all this dribble helps,the last thing i want is for people to buy this stuff and then start bitching after they get it.But all the ins and outs are well documented.


I know Im getting alot of pleasure out of seeing end result in my hand after just being and idea in me brain cell.


Anyhoo cheers for now


Stu

I agree with what you are

I agree with what you are saying, I think the process is still leagues ahead of any other method of getting what doesn't otherwise exist.

Also the more I think about it, the more I agree with your idea of create what you yourself want and if anyone else wants it fine, if not so be it...

Out of curiosity, given that you have created the EOs and SEs, are you based in Wgtn?

Nah...........down on the

Nah...........down on the westcoast.Stared at a picture of EOs etc one day and thought.....cool........thats different.Now reseraching station (suggested by that bloke Druff)to model.Only thing is in my little world coal trains will run through it now and then when no ones looking!!!


Are you?You might know something I dont!!


Cheers


Stu

This gives you a rough idea

This gives you a rough idea what the SEs will look like sitting on the rails,should have two of them together very shortly.

Nice. Now for the paint

Nice. Now for the paint job....

Russell

  Trackgang wrote: Nice. Now

 


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Nice. Now for the paint job....


Russell


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Yea well about that........After Ive had ago at them,these in the grey might be the only pics to see daylight!!!!!!!!


 


Cheers


Stu

They look awesome dude keep

They look awesome dude keep up the good work.

Thought I would show these

Thought I would show these anyway,from someone who dosent really know what they doingfrownstill fiddly bits to do.All I will say is "God loves a tryer"


Never know may? get better after next 4!!

Very nice indeed! They look

Very nice indeed! They look amazing :)

Awesome dude, you know enough

Awesome dude, you know enough to make a good model,

You guys are too

You guys are too kind,thankyou.I got to this stage after "a catastrophic failurecrying"Thought I was really clever and masked every thing to do the greeny lines,did greeny lines and after acouple of days thought....here goes!First word was F#*K.Some of all the three colours came off with the tape!Nearly gave up.But after staring at them for a few days thought I would try to fix the bloody mess.Surprisingly ended up working out not to bad.


Confidence restored a bit now.


Cheers


stu.

Stu, I like this thought of

Stu,


I like this thought of 3D printing and looking at the results so far I'm impressed.


Could you advise what's required, who does it, what they need etc etc...


 


I'd dearly love to see some DJ's done and I reckon I'm not alone here.

Hi AG,have sent

Hi AG,have sent message.

Cheers

Stu

 

 

Have started painting the  rest of the carriagescrying

yes I know...........another

yes I know...........another crap paint job!!!

That's awesome mate keep up

That's awesome mate keep up the good work.....

love the toys where can we

love the toys where can we get them?

Hi Manaia,they can be found

Hi Manaia,they can be found here http://www.shapeways.com/coasters120

Stu - I've just read on

Stu - I've just read on another forum of a 3D printing service called i.materialise. They offer a material called Prime Grey which looks finer than much that Shapeways provide - may be worth a look.


http://i.materialise.com/materials/prime-gray

There is also Ponoko

There is also Ponoko

http://www.ponoko.com/make-and-sell/show-material/381-3d-printed-superfi...

It still looks like shapeways have finer detail though....Ponoko have a hub in NZ.

Yea guys,found both of these

Yea guys,found both of these before I opted for shapeways.

I think they all have good and bad points.

Shapeways is a wee bit dearer than imaterialise,but IMHO the better detail makes it more worth it.

For example,the mirrors and supports on the highrail truck are near perfect,or perfect.Im not convinced yet that a different material could acheive that at our scale..........maybe a larger scale it might.But then alot of models are catered for in the bigger scales anyway.

We are looking at up scaling one of my models(for son)to be done in different material(to cut cost)but if it compromises detail we will stick to FUD.

At the end of the day Im getting the models I want...............and its all for shits and giggles anyway eh?

Its gonna be cool seeing how other peoples(monstar!) models turn out.If not in same material or printing service it will give a good comparism.

Cheers

Stu

I agree good and bad and I'm

I agree good and bad and I'm getting the hang of shapeways slowly

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