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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #135 on: March 15, 2017, 05:28:42 PM »
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there has been some great progress made regarding print accuracy with the Shapeways team.  I expect to hear within days of testing results

John,
Thanks for the update, very much appreciated.

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #136 on: March 18, 2017, 12:53:27 PM »
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Iain, tha may or may not work as the cores will include the vestibule.. But I could still make it available separately.

I want vestibule coaches.
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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #137 on: November 12, 2017, 01:59:28 PM »
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OK all and @Upstate Gator , @Scott Lupia (his hands!) and I are ROLLING, pun intended- teasers for now pricing, etc. to be determined later:

The car will negotiate a 9.5" radius, and take FVM wheelsets. 











The car will negotiate a 9.5" radius, and take FVM wheelsets. 

HO model for compariosn:


WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris333 Just pointed me to this thread. That end roofline is perfect! I designed 3 versions two years ago, and are waiting for the caboose to be complete before building. I just could not get that end roof slope correct. Also my designs may also be flawed because the end of the Stillwell is slightly angled, my angle may be too sharp.
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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #138 on: November 12, 2017, 02:03:14 PM »
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I thought you might dig this up  ;)

Any updates? @Lemosteam    :D

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #139 on: November 12, 2017, 02:18:48 PM »
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Yes Sir!!! Thanks man.

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #140 on: November 12, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »
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@Everon Railways@Scott Lupia and I are still finalizing details and issues with this design.  Shapeways was having issues printing to proper length as a core to fit the etchings properly.

I will be contacting him soon to see where he wants to take this project.

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #141 on: November 12, 2017, 03:55:59 PM »
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I believe that once these are available they will prove to be popular.  While ERIE is the major user of such coaches New Haven also had some, rebuilt from Stillwell m.u. coaches that NH rebuilt to eliminate the center vestibule.  Hopefully everything can be brought together so that this iconic coach can finally be modeled appropriately in N-scale!!!

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #142 on: November 12, 2017, 04:03:32 PM »
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@Everon Railways@Scott Lupia and I are still finalizing details and issues with this design.  Shapeways was having issues printing to proper length as a core to fit the etchings properly.

I will be contacting him soon to see where he wants to take this project.
I will be standing by...thanks.

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #143 on: November 12, 2017, 04:05:42 PM »
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I believe that once these are available they will prove to be popular.  While ERIE is the major user of such coaches New Haven also had some, rebuilt from Stillwell m.u. coaches that NH rebuilt to eliminate the center vestibule.  Hopefully everything can be brought together so that this iconic coach can finally be modeled appropriately in N-scale!!!
I didn't know the NH had em. The old NYW&B MUs?

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #144 on: November 14, 2017, 07:34:54 PM »
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For those who have been waiting so very patiently for this project to complete, I have good news!

@Scott Lupia and I have agreed to release the Stillwell commuter coach design through the Keystone Customs brand, with equal billing from KV Models, Scott's brand.  The final kit design will be very close to the assembled design (minus etched sides) you have seen earlier in the thread. 

Scott has designed the etchings and I the core, trucks underbody and roof.  This will be a craftsman style kit with etched stainless sides, and FUD parts. Some minor design tweaks and some test fit ups are necessary.

Wheelsets and clear styrene must be supplied by the customer. Decals are a question mark currently: @Chris333 are decals already available?

A printed Interior with restroom will be available separately.   

Look for a joint announcement in the coming weeks, with timing and pricing at that time.

The initial offering will be 16 numbered collector cars.

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #145 on: November 14, 2017, 07:42:32 PM »
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I didn't know the NH had em. The old NYW&B MUs?

Yes, former Westchester MU electrics.

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #146 on: November 14, 2017, 07:58:42 PM »
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For those who have been waiting so very patiently for this project to complete, I have good news!

@Scott Lupia and I have agreed to release the Stillwell commuter coach design through the Keystone Customs brand, with equal billing from KV Models, Scott's brand.  The final kit design will be very close to the assembled design (minus etched sides) you have seen earlier in the thread. 

Scott has designed the etchings and I the core, trucks underbody and roof.  This will be a craftsman style kit with etched stainless sides, and FUD parts. Some minor design tweaks and some test fit ups are necessary.

Wheelsets and clear styrene must be supplied by the customer. Decals are a question mark currently: @Chris333 are decals already available?

A printed Interior with restroom will be available separately.   

Look for a joint announcement in the coming weeks, with timing and pricing at that time.

The initial offering will be 16 numbered collector cars.

Ya`ll going to be taking away from my layout building time! Excited to see this happen.
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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #147 on: November 14, 2017, 08:02:50 PM »
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Decals for Erie should be no problem E R I E in railroad roman (or is it extended?, at work right now)

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #148 on: November 14, 2017, 08:20:47 PM »
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Oh yeah. Can't wait, thanks for doing these!  8)

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Re: Feasibility of 3D printing Erie Stillwell coaches
« Reply #149 on: November 14, 2017, 08:42:14 PM »
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Great! Prime Mover Decals has N scale Erie Passenger car decal sets that should work.