Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Victorian Railways ZL kit update

For those wanting a ZL kit there is a delay as Peco stopped making their NR112B underframe that was used to complete it. 

Consequently, I have re-evaluated the kit and have decided to produce the more common 6-wheel version and include a 3D underframe as part of the kit.

Each kit will come with 1 ZL lasercut etch and a 3D printed chassis and 6 wheels.

Currently I’m revising the instructions to cater for the changes. Photo courtesy of Paul B. Photos shows old chassis style

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Pushing for more detail

I've only had the printer for a week now but I'm pushing it and myself to see what I can achieve with it. It's not even at its best setting yet but I'm happy with the print of the E car bogie which even has the VR on the horn guides.

Microtrains on the left and my printed E car bogie on the right.

Tried printing an ABE which again looks great.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Trialing the new printer to see what its capable of

A mate sent me some N Scale STL’s to use and try out. I had a successful failure print (so to speak) in that the pilot area did not quite take because of a lack of supports. Very happy though. One thing the details like doors need beefing up so they stand out prouder etc.

Will get some paint on them soon so I can the detail easier but it looks superb and it's 
not even at its finest resolution yet!

One very happy camper!  Prototyping should now be quicker.