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  1. Richard EH

    ooworks, J15

    That's great news Leslie! Looking forward to seeing these delivered! Richard.
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    I did the same - valve design body, bullant chassis and detailing. The best option at present - plenty of modelling with a reasonable chance of a good outcome from the build! Richard.
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    J M Design overlays for Dapol coaches

    Sounds good! I'd be interested as well! Richard,
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    GNRi : Mak cousin!

    Fans of the GNRi MAK diesel may like to take a look at the link below. It's close cousin off the production line appears to be running a railtour in Germany soon: worth a look if you're interested: https://europeantraction.com/2018/04/17/monday-21st-may-2018-railtour-with-german-mak-hydraulic-800011/ Cheers for now. Richard.
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    IRM 2018 Range; 'Project 42' and Plough

    Well done guys, that's a fair amount of product to work up and produce. At least with some notification, we can aim to save up - I've my eye on the ballast vans and some fertiliser wagons, I think! Cheers for all the hard work! Richard.
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    GNRi 0-6-0 Look-a-like

    Nelson did a great job of converting a Bachmann C class into a GNRi PGs I think? It's on my long term list to do something similar! Cheers for now. Richard,
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    MGWR Inspection Saloon

    The photo's in Des Coakham's 'Irish Broad Gauge Carriages, page 18 - sporting the rough shunt damage that appears to have condemned it. Looks to me as though it's in green with a stripe, no flying snail, just a number. Cheers for now. Richard.
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    MGWR Inspection Saloon

    Evening all! Yes, apologies, sorry for the confusion. There's a photo of it on page 18 of Des's book - numbered 352 (Quite clearly), though described as 353. I do rather like it, it's a train in one....! I've drawn it up from the photo, and the drawing in the 'Transport Planning Associates' book which I managed to get sight of at the NRM. As luck would have it, I was at Warley at the weekend, and it looks like a much better drawing has been found. I'll keep the thread updated on how the project develops over the next few months.... Cheers for now. Richard.
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    MGWR Inspection Saloon

    Hi all. Any interest in this one? A 4mm scale 3d print of a lovely MGWR inspection saloon No 352. The design is approaching completion, I'm hoping to get it test printed before Christmas, before release early in the New Year.
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    GNR(I) T2 Sound

    Hmmmn, an interesting one. I guess a good way to go might be to see if there's any loco sound files out there where the wheel diameter is the same as the T2... Maybe the adams 4-4-2 if there's a sound file for that, would then have a matching exhaust rate to a T2. Not so sure about the whistle though...? Cheers for now. Richard.
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    3D printing + DIY CAD

    This is a perennial thread regarding 3dprinting... I've made a lot of use of it over the last 7 years now, and it is improving. However.. the most economical material for 4mm scale models is White Strong and Flexible... which isn't the best quality material..... FUD and others are, but are not competitive for 4mm scale. Especially so since shapeways changed their pricing structure a year or so back. Best technique, as in all modelling!, is to use the most appropriate material for your model. So use overlays, use higher quality materials which will be seen, use brass castings for domes/chimney dome etc... it works for me! and even WSF is useful for some applications on it's own - for 6 wheel chassis, for coupling pockets...This, for instance, is entirely printed in WSF.... Cheers for now. Richard.
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    Shapeways 3D models - anybody else used them?

    Yes, it's all dependent on the effort the designer puts in, and the materials used. The most common material, white strong and flexible, is also the one most criticised. However, it's the most "affordable". A 4mm scale 6 wheel van, modelled as a flat kit, still comes out at around £65-70 when vat and postage are added... and that's without the designers time added in... so at present, it's a labour of love, for sure! Cheers for now. Richard.
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    Ben Racey's Workbench

    and which is starting to now take shape! A fairly straightforward branchline terminus to fiddle yard, built on four laser cuty ply baseboards. Hopeufully over the summer I can make some progress on this..... Cheers for now. Richard.
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    Ben Racey's Workbench

    Hi all, So the 'G' is now complete, and I think it looks the part! I ended up reapplying the transfers twice to cut out as much of the transfer film as I could and then fixed with dullcote - worked well. Just needs running in now, oh and a layout to run it on... watch this space.....!! Richard.
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    Shapeways 3D models - anybody else used them?

    Indeed so, and many thanks for doing so! There's a couple of GNRi JT's that have been built from my kit. We've been round the discussion about the quality etc of the materials. As usual, you get what you pay for, generally. The cheaper materials are better for wooden bodied stock, or need overlays/more effort in the finishing. I've been designing for over 5 years now, and love it... just finding the time to do it, is the problem! However shapeways have/do change their pricing, which largely priced out my 1 piece carriage designs a year or so back, and even the WSF material is quite pricey now, hence I've been reluctant to release much more as it's too expensive! Cheers for now! Richard.

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