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Scale-sized HO switchstand [message #38600] Tue, 15 November 2011 04:26 UTC Go to next message
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This is my first part printed in FUD - the resolution of this material is freaking amazing!

index.php?t=getfile&id=12038&private=0

The top and handle were designed to rotate 90 degrees; a 0.96mm diameter keyed shaft slides into a 1.02mm diameter hole in the base. I didn't clean out the hole in the base before I inserted the top shaft; it fits perfectly and rotates freely as designed with only 0.03mm clearance on all sides.

The mast is 0.015" wire; finished height is 21mm. For reference that handle is 0.6mm square.

It's pretty robust for such a small part; the top has been rotated about 400 times with no damage

The only problem was the mounting lugs on the bottom of the base and the cranks that are supposed to hook the stand to the turnout were deformed when the part was scraped off the table. It looks like the part hadn't fully cured when it was removed and the scraper shifted the layers of FUD sideways like a deck of cards. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

index.php?t=getfile&id=12039&private=0

I'm going to add some material to protect the bottom of the parts from the scraper then it should be ready for sale.to dealers.

Re: Scale-sized HO switchstand [message #39026 is a reply to message #38600 ] Tue, 22 November 2011 04:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's a better closeup shot :
index.php?t=getfile&id=12214&private=0

Re: Scale-sized HO switchstand [message #45748 is a reply to message #39026 ] Tue, 20 March 2012 18:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is an airbrushed switchstand with crank linkage placed on an Atlas turnout
index.php?t=getfile&id=15424&private=0
The lettering on top of the table is almost legible; the word 'RACOR' was printed in 0.4mm tall letters and raised 0.06mm from the table surface. The silver switch lock printed perfectly!
index.php?t=getfile&id=15425&private=0

[Updated on: Tue, 20 March 2012 23:03 UTC]

Re: Scale-sized HO switchstand [message #46204 is a reply to message #45748 ] Fri, 30 March 2012 18:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The last batch of prints included switchlamps as well as an S scale version of the switchstand.

index.php?t=getfile&id=15740&private=0

[Updated on: Wed, 04 July 2012 04:06 UTC]

Re: Scale-sized HO switchstand [message #47231 is a reply to message #46204 ] Thu, 19 April 2012 17:08 UTC Go to previous message
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Assembly instructions are posted in the Instructions section of the Forum:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=9179&a mp;start=0&

 
   
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