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    @DBR

    What printer did you buy ?

    My wife has been looking at them for me , I've done a bit of research myself too . At least she won't freak out if I get one lol

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    Arrrg! You guys are getting Moose this close (graphic of just how close unavailable at this time) to ordering one moose-self!


    Moose going to stick head in sand until everyone stops this talk of 3D printers!


    P.S. Moose see this on sale now: https://www.creality3dofficial.com/p...pro-3d-printer
    = > ÷

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    A moose might, say, acquire moose shaped stl files:

    Moose by lordkylo - Thingiverse

    Although it might be a moose too far for that type of printer, unless one's alces alces is outputted at a scale somewhat larger than is customary in this forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    @dilley340

    I think it 10 posts before you can post pics (bot kinda thing)

    Just comment on some threads you like and you can get there in no time at all

    Take pics of your layout as you go , and save them till you get your 10 posts in

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    Will do. Thanks Steve. That might give me a chance to figure out how to post some images in the meantime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBR View Post
    been attempting to design a small depot similar to the B.-S. depot in Hamburg NY, here is my first attempt at printing the ground level, this was a test to make sure I was on the right path.
    What a great looking prototype! Looking forward to seeing your progress on this project, Darrell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dilley340 View Post
    Will do. Thanks Steve. That might give me a chance to figure out how to post some images in the meantime.
    For some further info on working with images, click on the Forum Tab at the top of each page, then click on "FAQ" and look for "Working with images"
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    Steve I bought the CD20Pro from 3DPrintingCanada in Hamilton Ont, they ship across North America. I ordered it and 1kg of Pal white to get me going came in under 500.00cdn with taxes, free shipping in Canada on orders over 100.00 it arrived in less then a week UPS. Didn't take me long to use the first kg of filament I had some tricky bridges I need to make and have been working on two concrete passengers platforms that will fit 10cars so they are using up my filament. I just ordered and received 8 more filaments (you know bye 7 get 1 free and free shipping) this should keep me going for a long time. I got mostly grey and a couple of whites this time.
    One reason I went with the CD20 was it had auto bed levelling. I looked at cheaper ones and more expansive units, there are a number of them around 300cdn but I decided to go the next price range up which is around 500cdn after that they bump up to just under 1000.00cdn and thought that was too much for my first try. I went with FDM because I believe the quality is fine for most things I want to do in scale. If in the future I wanted to do Loco shells and Cars then I might look at a resin printer. for now this is more then I need and can handle. i almost forgot the first thing I printed was of course a Battery Cover for my Digitrax Throttle, saved me 5 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBR View Post
    ...If in the future I wanted to do Loco shells and Cars then I might look at a resin printer.
    Moose just wondering how poor would a locomotive shell be with an FDM printer?

    Moose would seriously consider an FDM if could get acceptable prints of locomotive shells and similar items...
    = > ÷

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    Best looking FDM results I've seen are from a Prusa i3 MK3S, but they aren't good enough for me to consider them for locomotive shells. Maybe for O scale, but even then I think small details like hinges, latches, etc. wouldn't work out well.

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    Primarily a landscaping and detail type of week. Removed track nails (Always fun as they fly out of the needle nose). Landscaped the median between tracks, started detailing the speeder, and the surrounding area. Much to do little time to do it in. I think I'm going to change the welder's truck to a River Point Station F350, and I also need an in bed welding machine. Swore I'd seen one but can't find anything. Any ideas, please speak up it will be a key detail. Have a SPECTACULAR week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Please, let Moose correct your rather obvious error: You "...will have something to show off by end of the year."
    Oh oh.

    I'm going to go read https://restlessbackpacker.com/how-t...-moose-attack/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    Hmph! They've totally missed the most common reason for a moose stampede: Lack of photos!
    = > ÷

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    I made a little progress on the benchwork today. Thank you for the image posting direction Allen. Sorry guys, I'm a noob. Let's see if this works.

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    I decided to change a few things up.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...t=Twenty+years

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    Here I took my first stab at actually building the track directly on the layout surface, rather than at my workbench. It’s the only way to make the curves connect to the turnouts accurately, as far as I can tell. First we’re the wood and PC ties. Thanks to @Comfortably numb for the idea on the tie spacing tool!
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    Today I laid most of the rail in that section as well:

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    Those two photos should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, if anyone knows how to accomplish that on an iPad, let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank17913 View Post
    Those two photos should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, if anyone knows how to accomplish that on an iPad, let me know!
    Hi

    Take a look at this thread. This is what I do on my iPhone.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...With-An-iPhone
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    Quote Originally Posted by samusi01 View Post
    Best looking FDM results I've seen are from a Prusa i3 MK3S, but they aren't good enough for me to consider them for locomotive shells. Maybe for O scale, but even then I think small details like hinges, latches, etc. wouldn't work out well.
    I have a friend with a Prusa i3 who prints things for me occasionally. I can also say it produces very high quality results. My library has a better machine in their maker space, but it's probably 10x the cost.

    I think a shell is a possibility, with some caveats. First, don't even try for a 3D rivet detail. If you want rivets, they will need to be put on with some sort of paint/printing. Second, some details we see in plastic models would need to be done with detail parts. For instance I would not 3D print the sunshades over the windows, but rather install some etched brass parts after printing. Same for fans, print a circular hole fill in with some of the brass parts out there. I would also be tempted to add brass wire handrails because of my next point....

    Also, you will have to paint it with sandable primer, probably 3-4 coats, and lightly sand to remove the imperfections even on the finest settings. This can result in a smooth-as-glass finish though. Something like an F-Unit would probably be quite possible. A narrow body is going to be hard to sand due to the hand rails, so maybe doing them in brass is the best option. They wouldn't be easy to print anyway, and would need lots of support.

    My library also has a laser-sinter 3D printer I've not tried to use. It's supposed to be able to do those fine details. I need to take the class on designing for it.

    I would say loco shells are not in the rage of the common man with hobby printers yet -- but are in the range of the patient with pro-sumer printers and a lot of patience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samusi01 View Post
    A moose might, say, acquire moose shaped stl files:

    Moose by lordkylo - Thingiverse

    Although it might be a moose too far for that type of printer, unless one's alces alces is outputted at a scale somewhat larger than is customary in this forum...
    Blue Moose, you saw me standing alone,
    Without any steam on my track,
    Without any coal of my own....

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Blue Moose, you saw me standing alone,
    Without any steam on my track,
    Without any coal of my own....
    You captured Moose feelings perfectly, sniff, sniff...
    = > ÷

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