T Gauge Vehicles......

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T Gauge Vehicles......

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Having been spurred into looking at some vehicles, here's v4 of a European coach:
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I had big problems getting the print right with a tiny clearance underneath the body. I gave up....and printed the wheels separately and superglued them on! :shock: Similarly, I had problems getting the angled shape at the rear....but resolved that one as well with a little trick!

More to follow...... ;)
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As promised........here's a first print of an 18-wheel artic:
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The camera can be very cruel! And informative....there's at least three issues to work on with this model. The roof of the trailer is exhibiting lack of plastic flow (lack of adhesion to next layer resulting in separation when lifting off the print bed)...and the tractor unit is exhibiting too much plastic flow ( bumps, etc...cutely called "zits").

As with the coach, all the wheels are separate and glued on.

And for the benefit of anyone who's not familiar with the scale of T, here's the two prototypes dwarfed by a pound coin:
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And a third pre-production print...this time a six-wheeler box lorry:
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This particular model was printed standing on it's back doors. As with the artic, its suffering from zits....so there's some work to do on this one as well.
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You really got my attention with the semi.!!!! really..

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Just checked your shop....for the semi truck.....keep me posted..(!!!)

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Nearer the finished articles....three style of coach:
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They look just the part in a coach park:
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I wonder where I might find a coach park begging some coaches?? ;) ;) ;)

And Matt.....I will do!
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A second iteration of the lorries:
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And flatbed versions as well:
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Just need to tighten up on the settings for printing so that the zits are reduced, etc. and the prints come out cleaner. With a bit of luck, I'll have all of these available from the shop before the New Year.
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super....(!!!) :D

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Well...I've finally managed to get to a point where the print quality is at a consistent level, and no prints fail, lift off the bed, or end up with zits and bumps!

I have tonight made available in the shop four variants of coach and three variants of articulated lorry.....so, give me a headache by everyone ordering half a dozen of each!!! :D ;) ;) ;)

I have a smaller box and flatbed lorry variant in the pipeline....and I'm looking at creating a van...to be printed in white, obviously! I'll then see if I can print some cars....but as things are getting smaller and smaller, I'm going to brick wall at some point!

Perhaps I'll enter Saturday's multi-rollover and not won lottery, win the whole of the jackpot and purchase an expensive superfine SLA printer so I can print T gauge parts in super hi-res.
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And I've just added a lorry to the range of vehicles....available as a box back or a flatbed with a load.
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