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Hello all! [message #21936] Tue, 28 December 2010 12:18 UTC Go to next message
avatar reecejames  is currently offline reecejames
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I came across shapeways back in 2008 and have only just now returned. Love the site and can't wait to start creating some models.

First up, an HO 1:87 scale traction engine. Can't wait for this one to turn up in the mail.

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I'm quite busy with work so I have no idea how often I'll get the opportunity to create models. I will, however, be taking requests for any model railway parts people require. So if you have an idea and can sketch it, I'll have a go creating it.
Smile


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Re: Hello all! [message #21937 is a reply to message #21936 ] Tue, 28 December 2010 12:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome!!

Is that design to be articulated???

Re: Hello all! [message #21938 is a reply to message #21937 ] Tue, 28 December 2010 13:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks drscott

The model already is! Smile

Rear wheels spin with the axle and each of the front wheels *should* spin on the hubs. The front axle is designed to rotate and has a ball head so should have a bit of swing in it as well!

I've kept the clearances in tolerance with the WSF and also the detailed, got a print in each so can't wait to see how it turns out.

Dimensions are;
Height 4.6 cm
Width 2.9 cm
Depth 8.2 cm

This is my first model and first print, so I've been a bit experimental with the design. No idea if it will work as planned and am expecting to do a cleanup after I get it back, but fingers crossed!


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Re: Hello all! [message #22100 is a reply to message #21938 ] Tue, 04 January 2011 06:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Now that is seriously cool! You'll have to tell us how it comes out.


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Re: Hello all! [message #22113 is a reply to message #21936 ] Tue, 04 January 2011 11:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've been rather ambitious with this first model so fingers crossed. Submitted for a third time now. I had a couple of issues I've documented in
this thread over here. Namely me not understanding the thickness rules, a mistake (I pointed out it was an easy fix and then didn't fix it) and a weird Lightwave to Collada geometry problem.


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Re: Hello all! [message #22119 is a reply to message #21936 ] Tue, 04 January 2011 13:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hello,

awesome design. I wonder what software are you using to design these models ?

I'm a AutoCAD user since v10 but for civil engineering. I don't have a mechanical background. I have been experimenting with Rhino but it is not really working out allright. I'm downloading Alibre Trial now.

succes with the first print.
Re: Hello all! [message #22122 is a reply to message #21936 ] Tue, 04 January 2011 15:05 UTC Go to previous message
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I own a copy of Lightwave 9 so that's what I'm using. It exports straight out to Collada and I just make sure to triple all my polys before I export. Sizing objects is prety simple and I've made an lscript to do a point to point check of distance in um.


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