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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2014, 05:30:32 PM »
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I guess I'm still waiting for a better 3D printing technology to become affordable and available to the hobbyists.   I just don't see the point of having a custom (very special, unique, and not available from manufacturer) locomotive made if it will end up looking like a Bachmann model from the 70s - with paint so thick that all the edges are rounded and the details (like door lines) are basically almost invisible.  But I realize that others might have different opinions about this.
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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #61 on: December 24, 2014, 11:35:23 AM »
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>But I realize that others might have different opinions about this

Yup.

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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2014, 08:47:31 AM »
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I think the quality of Shapeways FUD is getting better; this is due to thinks like experience with positioning and cleaning etc.

Here are some shots of Chris Broughton PPR RT-624 No. 8955.







I think he has he done a fantastic job.

There are some of his work in progress shots on my blog if anybody wants to see them.

-James


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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2014, 09:06:48 AM »
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That came out pretty nice!

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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #64 on: December 27, 2014, 01:38:08 PM »
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Beautiful!
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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #65 on: December 27, 2014, 03:15:15 PM »
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It depends on how well-calibrated the rendering ProJet3000 is.  I still much prefer getting XHD output from the ProJet3000Plus, which is twice the resolution of UHD (Shapeways' FUD), and it's possible to find prototype shops that will render at a reasonable price.
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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #66 on: December 27, 2014, 09:35:21 PM »
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It depends on how well-calibrated the rendering ProJet3000 is.  I still much prefer getting XHD output from the ProJet3000Plus, which is twice the resolution of UHD (Shapeways' FUD), and it's possible to find prototype shops that will render at a reasonable price.

What service do you use Bryan? I tried an HD service recently that used a Polyjet system, touted to be the best I could get. $60+ later and the part wasn't as good as FUD rendered part. I'm a little shell-shocked.
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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #67 on: December 27, 2014, 11:45:13 PM »
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@jimmo, sent you a PM with the details.
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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2015, 05:12:42 AM »
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Does anybody know what decals I should buy to make a

Pennsylvania Railroad model, late and/or early (BTW, are the stripes white or silver?)

early: http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2181766

late: http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1628418

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Re: Drawing the N scale Baldwin RT 624
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2015, 07:03:06 PM »
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Microscale PRR Hood unit diesels 60-21.

Good luck on the stripes.  Those are non-standard for the PRR.  My guess is that they are white similar to Santa Fe hood units.