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1:64 Railway Equipment [message #61861] Tue, 12 February 2013 11:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar red_dog_six  is currently offline red_dog_six
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Registered: February 2013
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Good day!

I am looking to get some 3D done of some Newfoundland railway equipment done in 1:64 Sn42 scale.

What information is required to get it done so it can be submitted to be made?

Ontario, Canada
Re: 1:64 Railway Equipment [message #61868 is a reply to message #61861 ] Tue, 12 February 2013 13:04 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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The biggest thing in railway equipment is accurate dimensions.
It's a major help if you have access to diagrams such as this one:
http://research.nprha.org/NP%20Maintenance%20of%20Way%20Equi pment/Wrecking%20Crane%2045%2046%2047%2048.jpg
but it also helps a lot to have a few photos of the actual railcar involved. Diagrams such as above don't supply very many details about the undercarriage, etc., so photos come in very useful.

Several models in my shop http://shapeways.com/shops/stonysmith were designed directly from such diagrams.

The one thing you will run into is that at 1:64, the models are going to consume enough material as to be quite expensive.

Patience, Persistance, Politeness - the 3Ps will help us get us to Perfect Printed Products

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