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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Mike Williams wrote:
Those window frames are extremely fine Paul. Very nice. The style of the lettering on the boards is interesting and not like LNWR ones I have seen - where did you get that from?

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Hi Mike,

Maybe you meant the Waiting Room boards ? There aren't any photos of the Halts on the Charnwood Forest Railway so I looked at photos of other halts to come up with something - Dyserth for example - but not an exact copy - I hope it's within acceptable limits for the model?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Here is an exploded view of the LNWR standard Webb Hut for the Snells Nook scene. It is in exploded flat pack format to suit the type of printing that 3DPrintNscan do - I will of course send the parts in a flat horizontal orientation for them to print.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:06 pm 
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glued together.... just got to get it 3d printed now - I'm also going to get a laser cut version to see how the two methods compare....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:37 am 
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Well the above model turned out to be too expensive to make so I had the main shell of the building made by Shapeways in WSF Plastic - O gauge 1/43.5 .....

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I've had the windows and doors printed separately - white plastic is hard to photograph - the actual model is quite pleasing to the eye.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:41 pm 
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I'm not surprised it was expensive Paul, but even in simplified form it looks very good.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Thanks Mike -

I’m also having another version made that will use laser cut MDF - I suspect that laser cut is the best way forward for large flat surfaces such as walls and roofs etc - I think 3D printing will suit the smaller detail parts such as windows, doors and signs etc - I think my experiment with
laser cutting and 3D printing are an aid for modelling and not a replacement for more traditional methods - I’ll report further when I get the laser cut parts.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Have you considered using your design to create a laser cut "kit". That's what I did for a 4mm scale LNWR covered wooden footbridge, getting the more difficult and etailed parts laser cut and scratch building the simpler parts.

The inner and outer walls were laser cut, as were the pitched roof trusses, step supports, support brackets, etc. The roofs, steps, pillars were all made from plastic sheet, strip oror tube.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:47 pm 
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Very impressive Jol. And Paul, once you've had it laser cut its not a lot of work to change the scale and offer it in any size you want ... even Gauge 3 (hint hint)!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Hi Jol, Mike,

I’m having a laser cut version made at the moment so hopefully I’ll be able to make a kit of parts probably combining mainly laser cut large parts with a few 3D printed small parts.

Btw Jol - your Bridge model is absolutely stunning !

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm 
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Congratulations Jol - it's absolutely superb. It takes me straight back to Llandudno Junction station in 1944 except that it is far too clean and doesn't stink of fish.
In my opinion it is just the sort of model that should feature in the Journal - in full colour. Do you fancy doing a write-up?
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