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The exhaust looks like it is ready for a roof mod on a MK2 gen coach  Very handy if it is - your build or ?  As I could happily use some .

 

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10 hours ago, Robert Shrives said:

The exhaust looks like it is ready for a roof mod on a MK2 gen coach  Very handy if it is - your build or ?  As I could happily use some .

Hi Robert, these parts are scratch built with styrene, and probably oversize for the MK2...choose a smaller diameter tube! Styrene is easy to bend using a gentle heat.

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Thanks for reply, very nicely made I had wondered it  work as a master for resin copies but I think I can work up what I would want - batch build I guess , like many just need to stop the world long enough to do some modelling !  I look forward to seeing the exhaust attached to a model.

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I picked up this truck at the SDMRC show last weekend. I repainted the cab and crane, and altered the ramps at the back of the bed. Also applied some dry brushing to the bed. New registration plates were also applied to both models here.

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When you think how much time and skill it would take to scratchbuild a road vehicle like this, it always strikes me a just how cheap they are to buy.

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Happy Christmas to all! Happy to have received my IRM liners and buffer stops recently.

I'm prototyping some new loads to go on a rake at the moment - awaiting some parts for my 3D printer before I print the full body. Some tweaks also required to the 3D model.

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I have just put together a static grass applicator from 3D printed parts and a module from eBay. A quick test to make sure it works....now I just have to build a layout. Yet another project to start.IMAG0612.jpg.94416e2881246e86aa82f96c9c944281.jpg

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See if it works with hair - there's a few on here who might be interested...  PIMP

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1 hour ago, Broithe said:

See if it works with hair - there's a few on here who might be interested...  PIMP

Being follically challenged, it's a method I've already tried Broithe, with little success. The PVA tends to disintegrate once you get into the shower, loosing your newly applied hair in the process. Nice work Robert, it's something I've been meaning to invest in for a while now. 

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On 1/5/2020 at 4:45 PM, JasonB said:

Being follically challenged, it's a method I've already tried Broithe, with little success. The PVA tends to disintegrate once you get into the shower, loosing your newly applied hair in the process. Nice work Robert, it's something I've been meaning to invest in for a while now. 

Few more of us on here in the same boat Jason. We should start a right said fred tribute band, I'm to sexy for my bubbles. Mind you I was on a stag do in Killarney 20 odd years ago and there were a few guys playing music in a bar. They said the next band would be out soon. They returned a few minutes later with skin coloured swimming hats on and called themselves right said ned. The locals loved it though.

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Many decades ago we did the reverse with a band I was in..we put on a bunch of huge wigs, borrowed some dresses and were a very dodgy "all girl band" as the next act..luckily no photos survive!!..,ūüėČ

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The workbench has been very slow - a project that I have been working on is this Dapol B800 track cleaner. I'm not sure how well it cleans the track, but Irish Rail will soon be taking delivery of this track vacuum machine! Painting, details, decals¬† and weathering to be added, but at least it is operational. Unsure if I will go for CI√Č/IR or modern Irish Rail logos.

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Hot off the presses - the first full test print of the 40 foot beet wagon, sized to fit on the IRM 42 foot flats. Some clean up and refinement required. Print time just under 6 hours. 

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Decals applied to the Dapol B800

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Superb @RobertRoche. Did you do print it yourself or using a print agency? Clearly a nice job on the cad. 

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On 2/17/2020 at 12:39 AM, flange lubricator said:

The Beet 40' looks very good .

 

2 hours ago, Robert Shrives said:

The beet container does look very good and gets my vote - 10/10. I short rake of 4 would fit nicely ! 

Thanks, it will hopefully look better when painted and weathered!

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Superb @RobertRoche. Did you do print it yourself or using a print agency? Clearly a nice job on the cad. 

Thanks Noel. I printed it on my Prusa MK3S which took 6 hours. It is PLA -  I tried a test with PETG also. It is pretty study with 2 layers in most places using a 0.4mm nozzle. I have a 0.25mm nozzle but am not sure if it will be of benefit to what little detail there is on it, not to mention almost doubling the print time.

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Some progress on the workbench. I have started printing of the 40 foot beet wagon bodies and will have a rake of 10 shortly. I tried some heavy weathering on a provincial wagons container and finally finished my model of the Rosslare Harbour lifeboat 5 years after starting it. The decals on this Airfix model are poor quality but I'm just happy that it is done.

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This wagon was 3D printed, sanded and painted - and represents a prototype beet wagon that was mounted on a 20 foot flat wagon. I don't have a spare 20 foot wagon at the moment but here is the body.

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Over one week I put together a 4 foot long test board - mainly to be used for testing DCC equipped stock; it is also divided into electrical blocks to test detection and automated running in the future. I used scenery materials that I have had for over 10 years, and would probably not use on a 'real' layout.

I also produced and applied decals to a HGV.

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