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we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby mattinair » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:02 am

I'm posting this closeup of my "forklift" to remind you shapeways people that you really don't need to sweat the details in 1/450.....would be great to see a few pieces of construction equipment...there's really nothing out there
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I've order a fair amount of stuff from some people on this forum and it's been really great......
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby Nutter » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:49 am

If you get desperate and can find them online try the Herpa 1/500 airport accessories - cranes, cars, lorries including construction equipment.
http://www.herpa.de I know some are discontinued but you might be lucky.
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby dkightley » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:09 pm

I'm not a fan of Shapeways....purely on the basis that the way I develop models (initial design...print...modify design....print...modify design, etc) would end up far too expensive and take way too long for me to keep up interest in what I'm doing. I like to develop the finished article....rather than the virtual design!!

Now I've really got to grips with how it can be set up, my printer can successfully printing 0.05mm layers with a 0.2mm nozzle. Once I've finished mass printing for The Bridge, I'll have to see what small items I can successfully produce.
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby dkightley » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:37 pm

Considering it's not long since my last post, how's this for a first print??
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The bit that looks like a wing mirror that's too low is actually a bit of flash!! I need to try adding a mirror in the right place! And there's lots of modding left to do...
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby rvn2001 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:16 pm

http://shpws.me/Dcct

This should be a link to some T scale construction equipment on Shapeways.
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby NeilM » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:38 pm

Very impressive, Doug. That shows what your printer is capable of now you have really got the hang of it - am looking forward to seeing what else you will produce.
Neil

T gauge items in my Shapeways shop http://www.shapeways.com/shops/t450
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby mattinair » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:27 pm

Thanks so much for all your inputs.......I'll be checking out the various links you all have suggested shortly........It is, like I said, an addiction so I'll be ordering stuff soon......Nice bus D......and Neil I know it's not prototype but could you put a dump-truck bed on the back of those wonderful looking little snout nosed van things you've been posting lately...(?)
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby mattinair » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:01 pm

http://shpws.me/Dcct .....These are Z gauge ....I made the forklift by grinding down the back half of the little backhoe tractor....but still they're pretty neat...nothing in 1/500 on te other link suggested....bummer
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby rvn2001 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:59 am

The link that I posted at Shapeways was for T gauge equipment. Stony does a lot of Z scale and he probably has these in Z but the link is to his T gauge version.
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Re: we(I) need Tgauge equipment

Postby mattinair » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:09 am

I ordered these from the exact same page.It said Tgauge...
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But when you put them next to Tgauge stuff they're just way too big...
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