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T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:41 pm
by dkightley
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...... ;)

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:33 pm
by dkightley
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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Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:10 am
by dkightley
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.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:48 am
by mattinair
You really got my attention with the semi.!!!! really..

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:53 am
by mattinair
Just checked your shop....for the semi truck.....keep me posted..(!!!)

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:27 pm
by dkightley
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!

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:13 am
by dkightley
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.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:17 am
by mattinair
super....(!!!) :D

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:43 am
by dkightley
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.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:36 pm
by dkightley
And I've just added a lorry to the range of vehicles....available as a box back or a flatbed with a load.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:21 pm
by dkightley
And in the design shop we have a traffic jam of vans!!!
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.....and a single car!
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Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:06 pm
by gbtrains
Hi
Do you think that you can do double decker buses as i will be doing layouts as they will be in the town centers.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:55 pm
by gbtrains
Hi Doug

Do you think that we need some sort of construction vehicles ie grinders,JCB,Rollers, etc and cement mixers,modern double decker buses, fork lifts with more cars for the layouts? :)

Thinking of more action on the roads? :!:


Regards

Graham

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:28 am
by dkightley
I'll have a think about what I'm able to produce from my printer. Unfortunately, FFF printers don't have the same fine resolution as some of the resin curing type printers....like Shapeways have.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:06 pm
by gbtrains
Hi Doug.

Yep I have got a Da-vinchi 1.0a but can not get it to print at this small fine level like you can.

Hope to get the new Noble from XYZ at £1000.00 when the piggy bank is fat enough as this printer will do very fine detail and it is a resin printer formed by the lasers.

Will let you know when I have got this as we can then expand the T Gauge range,but this will be at the end of this now that other things are happening.


I am using obj files for my modeling and STL files for the printers. :D :!:

Yep Shapeways are good but they are getting expensive.


Regards
Graham :lol:

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:47 am
by dkightley
I got bored this evening.....and started doing a bit of tweaking.....
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Nowhere near finished, though. I'll work on it further when I get chance....

At least I have another chassis type to develop some more lorry styles.

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:37 am
by gbtrains
Hi Doug
I was wondering if you are planning on doing some Oil Tanker trucks short and long version?

Regards
Graham :)

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:12 pm
by dkightley
Have you been peeping over the fence?? ;)

No apologies for the pun......here's what's in the pipeline:

An updated range....
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And an addition....
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They're a few days away at the moment...but they're on their way!

Re: T Gauge Vehicles......

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:36 pm
by gbtrains
Hi Doug

These's look amazing.
I will be looking forward to them on in the shop.

Thank you very much upon my request for more diverse vehicles. :D :D

Reagrds
Graham