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BQ23-7 Build Thread
« on: June 22, 2013, 03:55:21 PM »
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Not my stuff, but some cool things that may be of interest (including an N-scale BQ23!)  All of this is 1/160th North American N-scale:

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/boxcarmodels

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And now for something COMPLETELY different:

I also found this modern Plasser production tamper from ANOTHER vendor, but unfortunately it's UK N-scale and the designer has no current plans to re-work it for 1/160:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1052857/n-gauge-09-3x-tamper.html?li=productBox-search
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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 04:36:49 PM »
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The Boxcar Models stuff looks pretty decent. What I would like to know is how the parts obtained such a nice surface finish. Or maybe I just can't see it well enough. All teh Shapeways stuff I have had done was nto worth keeping. Surface finish was hideous.

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 04:49:04 PM »
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For me it's been hit or miss - some perfect, some terrible.  Until they let you select the orientation or improve
the process it is a problem.


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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 05:01:42 PM »
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Speaking of "your stuff" Louis, when are you going to fix your Shapeway images and/or provide some more pics of how the products are used? Last time I looked, most of the truck beds were showing the bottom sides, which are not good sell shots.
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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 05:04:54 PM »
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I picked up the BQ23-7 :)

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 05:15:18 PM »
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Speaking of "your stuff" Louis, when are you going to fix your Shapeway images and/or provide some more pics of how the products are used? Last time I looked, most of the truck beds were showing the bottom sides, which are not good sell shots.

I need to actually finish something! I've also modified the samples I've had made, so I'm not sure if they match anymore. 

Let me take a look at what's showing!


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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 05:16:29 PM »
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Been considering getting one of those Q cabs to build a CQ30-7....

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 05:22:33 PM »
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Somehow I was expecting that Boxcar Models was producing models of.....boxcars.  :facepalm:
Oh well.

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 05:26:53 PM »
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Been considering getting one of those Q cabs to build a CQ30-7....

Not aware of that model .. AFAIK they only did the B version

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 05:34:02 PM »
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Not aware of that model .. AFAIK they only did the B version

Freelance! They offered the Q cab on all Dash 7's.

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 05:35:46 PM »
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I need to actually finish something! I've also modified the samples I've had made, so I'm not sure if they match anymore. 

Let me take a look at what's showing!

Your tie truck body when used with NZT's used tie stacks and my new Peterbilt 377 makes for a nice piece of MOW equipment. I'll send you pics when it's finished.
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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 05:40:52 PM »
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I picked up a Q cab as well. Given its slab nature, I'll be ok with a little sanding.
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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 05:42:56 PM »
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Your tie truck body when used with NZT's used tie stacks and my new Peterbilt 377 makes for a nice piece of MOW equipment. I'll send you pics when it's finished.

Thanks,  I'm actually building a crane for it using parts from the extra crane from the S.M. mow truck.

One of them is working on Sand Patch right in front of the Trainorders railcam this afternoon....


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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 06:31:24 PM »
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I'm dealing with Shapeways right now to have a locomotive shell re-done. The surfaces had very noticeable horizontal lines and a funky texture.  This is the second one I've ordered and when I ordered it I was told that they had fixed the texture issues and that the print would indeed be smooth and free of any lines.  I guess someone didn't get the memo.

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Re: Worth a look on Shapeways...
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2013, 06:55:51 PM »
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I'm dealing with Shapeways right now to have a locomotive shell re-done. The surfaces had very noticeable horizontal lines and a funky texture.  This is the second one I've ordered and when I ordered it I was told that they had fixed the texture issues and that the print would indeed be smooth and free of any lines.  I guess someone didn't get the memo.

Ugh, I know...   I'm not sure the problem can be fixed without changes in their order taking process (ie.  put the lines on this side!) or their manufacturing process. I know eventually this will be perfect, but it's not there yet.