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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #420 on: May 22, 2020, 03:59:55 AM »
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Been using Elegoo resin in my Photon forever now, but read about Elegoo water washable resin. It costs a little more, but guess what... no gloves! Just grab the print and run it under the faucet  :lol: So for my first water wash project I'm trying a Eureka & Nevada motor car. All I have to go off of are this photo:


And this crappy photo from an old brass kit:


More to come.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #421 on: May 22, 2020, 05:24:33 AM »
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Fifteen-foot No. 22 entered service in June 1927. It was a Northwestern Motor Co. Casey Jones Model No. 555D with a 4-cylinder Ford engine. Later rebuilt by the Eureka-Nevada, Car No. 22 was scrapped in 1938.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #422 on: May 22, 2020, 02:10:32 PM »
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Wow found a brochure of the Casey Jones Model No. 555D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brochure-Northwestern-RR-Railroad-Casey-Jones-Ins-Car-Ford-t-motor-Eau-Claire-WI-/202789706570

Looks like the railroad put their own body on it.

And it turns out that you should still wear gloves with water wash resin  :facepalm:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #423 on: May 22, 2020, 02:14:16 PM »
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And it turns out that you should still wear gloves with water wash resin  :facepalm:

And a mask, and remain six feet from the sink.
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #424 on: May 22, 2020, 02:17:10 PM »
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Well to be fair it says if I get it on my hand to wash it off with water. But the only time it's on my hands is when I'm washing the part under water.  :P

Maybe I'll start to grow a third leg  :D

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #425 on: May 22, 2020, 02:33:20 PM »
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A new Kato 11-109 chassis stripped down:


I planned to use a 11-110 with it's sprung journals, but after ordering it I got a message that China could not air ship it, only ship by sea, and that would take 2-3 months...  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

Here is the chassis with the frame sitting on it:

I might still draw up better journals.

And the body:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #426 on: May 22, 2020, 03:55:51 PM »
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You don't waste any bloody time, to ya?
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #427 on: May 22, 2020, 03:59:48 PM »
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It is like a 2 day old project right now. I have 8 bodies so far. The last one is the best. Started printing the frame with the body then switched to 2 pieces. Printing my next (final?) frame now.

Next I need to figure out how to make those headlights  :scared:

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #428 on: May 22, 2020, 04:04:39 PM »
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Next I need to figure out how to make those headlights  :scared:

Maybe something here might serve as a starting point: https://www.ngineering.com/stamped.htm

In particular, the moon caps at the bottom of the page...
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #429 on: May 22, 2020, 05:02:56 PM »
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That new Kato critter is an amazing piece of design.  Coreless motor, fine pitch gears, and the most innovative part is the equalization of the wheelsets. On one side of the loco the bearing/pickup plate is suspended at the center of the chassis, and allowed to swing, so all 4 wheels will will contact the rail, even when the rails are uneven.  Sort of like a 3-point suspension, but then the single point is spread out to both wheelsets.  I almost soiled myself when I saw that design!  :)  Extremely clever.

And Chris' new critter is coming along nicely too.  8)
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #430 on: May 22, 2020, 06:49:21 PM »
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Happy with these final versions, but I see some warping. The inside is braced like crazy to stop that (will be cut away later). So I'm going to try printing the same exact files with regular resin.


And I notice the Google photo URLs are now about 15 miles shorter than they used to be.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #431 on: May 22, 2020, 06:58:20 PM »
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Happy with these final versions, but I see some warping. The inside is braced like crazy to stop that (will be cut away later). So I'm going to try printing the same exact files with regular resin.


And I notice the Google photo URLs are now about 15 miles shorter than they used to be.
that looks great

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #432 on: May 23, 2020, 03:46:23 PM »
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Did a quick vid to show the new quarry scenery area.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #433 on: May 24, 2020, 02:32:45 PM »
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I don't know why I worry about the prototype so much when I'm freelancing, but here is some info on the real railcar.

This is what it would have looked like when new:


Then at some point the front end was rebuilt with the angled corners. Still has original roof and sides:


Later apparently it got new sides and a new roof. Maybe it was wrecked a few times  :?  Either way it fits into my coal hauling railroad. I could imagine workers going to the mines in this little motor car.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #434 on: May 24, 2020, 03:14:10 PM »
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Keeping the log book going  :P

This is how I got ONE motor car. Not shown is the actual one I'm using, it's off being painted.


The first one was just to see if it ever would print. Then a few revises to separate the frame from the body. Then a few changes to keep the sides from bowing out. More changes to keep the windows straight. Had to add internal braces. These were later cut out with a Dremel. Seems if they are in while printing and curing they stay this way even after cutting out.




And I laid down some wetness to the mill stream.


After that dried I used gel to start working the waterfall:


There will be many more coats and coloring and me not liking it and me fixing what I don't like.  :-X