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ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Feb 21, 2014 12:19 AM:
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So for the interior of the roundhouse and the machine shop I've started printing some goodies to fill up the space. So far I've done lathes, wheel lathes, driver lathes, a milling machine etc,. I have also done some roof vents, a roof top evaporator, and other associated stuff. Lots more to come. Russ









I also experimented with making a small boiler! I was surprised at how well it turned out, it was printed as one piece and it is hollow!



 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Feb 21, 2014 09:08 AM:
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Russ this is really interesting to me. Do you have a 3D printer? Or are you sending designs off to be printed by a shop that has one?

These look nice...

John
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Feb 21, 2014 12:03 PM:
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I have a MakerBot Replicator 2. It prints pla plastic. I use factory settings and no mods to the printer. The secret to me is the design software. I have lots of really cool software because of my other machines like the cnc and the laser however! Designing for 3d printing is all together different. I found a really neat $49 software called Cubify Invent. Their tuts are ok but on CubifyFans Blog there is some great tuts on how to really get the most out of the process. I have never had a BAD design come out of it, they ALL print really good.

How about a category for technology modeling where we can all post things to that showcase other methods of getting the end results we all want. Just a suggestion. Russ
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Feb 22, 2014 10:01 AM:
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Great idea Russ. What do we think the category title should be?

"Technology Modeling"

Or should we even have a dedicated category for each type of this kind of thing:

"CNC Routering"
"Laser Cutting"
"3D Printing"

Thoughts?
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Feb 22, 2014 10:55 PM:
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I think a single category that gets 'seeded' with the three threads you listed would work. Russ
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Feb 23, 2014 12:09 PM:
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Ok we'll start with that.

The new category is called "Technology Modeling", and can be found here:

http://www.jcstudiosinc.com/TechnologyModeling

I've already added this topic to it - feel free to add others as you see fit.

Thanks!
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Feb 24, 2014 10:34 AM:
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John, I posted just a starter thread for each of the disciplines that I use. I think that those that also purchase kits that use some of these technologies should also cross post here I.E a laser kit station etc,. As I go surfing I see so many very clever uses of technology that assists some really great modelers. These machines are just tools, it still takes some craftsmanship to make it work as a convincing model. This should be fun. Thanks for your support, Russ
 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on Feb 24, 2014 02:59 PM:
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Excellent Russ, thank you for the idea, and for helping us get these great new topics kicked off.

I'm, now perusing the web for 3D printers...

John
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on Mar 3, 2014 10:30 AM:
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So If you want to see 3d printing used in our hobby please have a look at this story. Russ

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140302-large-3d-printed-4-8-8-4-big-boy-locomotive-recreated-in-1000-hours.html
 

   

Mark Boyce
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posted on Mar 9, 2014 10:32 PM:
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When I first heard of 3D printing, I thought right away that would be great for model building. I just read in the local paper a small town library near us received a grant to get a 3D printer. I was quite surprised. When I say small town, I mean 1 or 2 thousand population at the most. I assume there is a variety out there in what they can do. I will look over the Web site. Thank you!
 

   

ChiloquinRuss
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posted on May 22, 2014 11:52 PM:
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Just got home from Maker Faire. Saw 3d printers from $395, software from $49 and filament spools from $30. So I came home with the 3d bug and printed out a couple of non operating switch stands. I only need 43 more! Russ



 

   

JohnBoy
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posted on May 23, 2014 07:59 AM:
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Outstanding Russ. Not to trouble you, but next time you think of it, can you post some close-ups of the 3D printed objects? Looks really cool.
 

   





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