Thursday, 28 July 2016

1:24 Ud Wagon

This weeks project was to organize a Nzr UD well wagon for the 1:24, although actual print time is just over 20 hours, it actually took up the printer for most of the weekend.

Ud wagon in its early life.

Printer - UP PLUS 2
Quality - Fast
Internal honeycomb structure - second smallest size

1  65.7g 2hr 36min Res0.2
2  71.4g 3hr 01min Res0.2
3  58.3g 2hr 27min Res0.2
4  58.3g 2hr 41min Res0.2
5  73.2g 2hr 58min Res0.2
6  50.9g 2hr 01min Res0.2
7a 19.4g 0hr 53min Res0.2
7b 24.4g 1hr 12min Res0.2
8  13.9g 0hr 55min Res0.2
9  19.8g 1hr 29min Res0.2

Total Print Time  20hr 13min
Material Cost 455.3g

1:24 Ud well wagon showing off its intended role, although without the boarded ends.
1:24 Ud well wagon sections 3d printed, attached, rough sand then painted with dark grey gloss primer. Still a bit to go. Ran out of wheels again..
1:24 Ud wagon after a coat of gloss colonial red, then I plan on spraying Matt Clear

Sunday, 17 July 2016

1:24 60 Ton Breakdown Crane EL class

1:24 60 Ton Breakdown Crane EL class.
On suggestion from Grant M, I sourced motors from a website called, or more specifically

For the extending jib, im using a T8 300mm Stainless Steel Lead Screw Set with Shaft Coupling and Mounted Ball Bearing 
And a range of DC12V 100,150 & 300RPM motors roughly $6 each.

1:24 3D Printed 60 Ton Breakdown Crane EL class

Printer - UP PLUS 2
Quality - Fast
Internal honeycomb structure - second smallest size

1a 126.0g 06hr 11min Res0.2
1b 120.0g 05hr 20min Res0.2
1c 106.9g 04hr 35min Res0.2
1d 060.5g 02hr 34min Res0.2

2a 087.2g 03hr 39min Res0.2
2b 065.8g 02hr 56min Res0.2
2c 109.9g 04hr 34min Res0.2
2d 071.6g 03hr 13min Res0.2
2e 102.7g 04hr 18min Res0.2
2f 000.0g 00hr 00min Res0.2
2g 022.7g 01hr 15min Res0.2

3a 029.3g 01hr 20min Res0.2
3b 048.3g 02hr 08min Res0.2
3c 051.1g 02hr 16min Res0.2
3d 046.7g 02hr 07min Res0.2

4a 012.2g 00hr 51min Res0.2
4b 025.5g 01hr 18min Res0.2
4c 024.7g 01hr 16min Res0.2
4d 023.9g 01hr 03min Res0.2

Total Print Time 56hr 54min
Material Cost 729.8g (less 2 bogies & 2 weight bogies)

1:24 EL crane thus far, completion of the weight bogies & their connection bits overnight. Painted & attached. Nzr couplers & bachmann wheels added.

1:24 El Crane sporting a new jib, Weight truck slowly receives detailing. 

Note the access panels removed on top of the jib.
1:24 El Crane After more work.
After printing a Hook, pulleys & a simple gearbox for manual operation until the motors arrive.
Playing around with a spreader bar.
Even Ms Daisy having a look.
Dbr gets a rear lift.
Really need another crane to pull this off

Saturday, 9 July 2016

NZ120 DH class, Update

Today the NZ120 Dh Class gets an update, now including bogie sideframes & a removable fuel tank borrowing from the recent NZ24 Dh build. Model found here NZ120 NZR DH (General Electric U10b) Updated
I've also allowed Frosted Extreme Detail: 
a Matte translucent plastic that showcases incredibly fine and intricate details.

Frosted Ultra Detail Render

Digital Render

Friday, 1 July 2016

1:24 30ft Steel Van of 1940 - (Neil Wards Design 4 9mm)

Showing off another addition to the layout, 3d Printing a 1:24 30ft Steel Van of 1940, this is a simplified version of Neil Wards 1:34 that featured in the journal in recent years.

Stolen the wheels from my only revenue generating stock, the Uk wagon, I am modelling kiwirail...
1:24 stock after painting the rooves matt black.

Showing a series of pics from different angles.