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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #90 on: January 12, 2018, 08:08:27 PM »
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Yes, a closer photo of the caboose way car (that's what CB&Q called 'em) would be a super help. The angled cupola would tell a lot about where we are with resolution and aliasing.
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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #91 on: January 12, 2018, 08:12:10 PM »
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Ideally you'd have 2 identical models side by side, both with a light coat of primer. One model would be printed in Shapeways FXD to compare. Just sayin'. You are trying to convince us.

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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2018, 06:55:21 PM »
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Okay here is the higher res. There are still lines, bu they're pretty fine and sand off really well.



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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2018, 08:50:16 PM »
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Interesting. While the caboose is slightly larger in the photos, the shell is so overexposed that all I see is a white blob with no surface detail at all.  Maybe it is my monitor . . .  :|

What I would like to see is a better closeup. Something like the photo below (I realize that the subjects are painted but it, gives you an idea if how close I would like to see the surface of the shell).



Or this type of a close-up:


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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #94 on: January 13, 2018, 10:21:40 PM »
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Try taking the caboose pictures again  but adjust your exposure for -0.3 or -0.7 of a (f/)stop.

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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2018, 02:38:26 AM »
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Try taking the caboose pictures again  but adjust your exposure for -0.3 or -0.7 of a (f/)stop.

And/or take it against very light background with the light at such an angle that it will make the details and texture visible
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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2018, 05:06:41 AM »
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Or give it a light coat of primer.

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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2018, 07:42:24 AM »
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Or give it a light coat of primer.

This would be great. Then it would show the model in something of a finished form, which is what modelers would do with it anyway.

Also, post the full-size images so they will enlarge more. The ones that have been posted so far appear to have been resized.

I realize we may seem to be overly fussy about this, but the images will dictate if we'll be inclined to open our wallets.
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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #98 on: January 14, 2018, 07:54:45 AM »
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It looks promising. If you can’t get a good photo, send me one and I will get some professional photos for you.

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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2018, 06:39:56 PM »
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Thanks for the suggestions guy's. I'll put some primer on it and take a picture with better lighting. It doesn't help that the default printing material is white, so its hard to see any contrast. I'll try and get it done this week.
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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #100 on: January 23, 2018, 07:13:56 PM »
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I have a request to see if it is feasible.  I need a certain detail part, specifically a Prime Gyra beacon in yellow/amber to mount on the roof of an N scale locomotive.  I model Santa Fe circa 1985-88 and every locomotive I own will need them.

Also maybe some Topeka Cabs to make some GP7u's & GP9u's.  Just a thought.
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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #101 on: January 23, 2018, 07:16:05 PM »
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I have a request to see if it is feasible.  I need a certain detail part, specifically a Prime Gyra beacon in yellow/amber to mount on the roof of an N scale locomotive.  I model Santa Fe circa 1985-88 and every locomotive I own will need them.

Also maybe some Topeka Cabs to make some GP7u's & GP9u's.  Just a thought.

I imagine that John ( @Lemosteam ) might be able to accommodate your needs.  But you'll have to paint it yourself.
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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2018, 07:59:42 PM »
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Interesting. While the caboose is slightly larger in the photos, the shell is so overexposed that all I see is a white blob with no surface detail at all.  Maybe it is my monitor . . . 

Its not just your monitor... that is what I am seeing on mine as well.  Really needs some primer sprayed to provide some contrast...

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Re: New 3D Printing Technology for N scale trains, need opinions
« Reply #103 on: January 24, 2018, 03:00:48 AM »
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I have a request to see if it is feasible.  I need a certain detail part, specifically a Prime Gyra beacon in yellow/amber to mount on the roof of an N scale locomotive.  I model Santa Fe circa 1985-88 and every locomotive I own will need them.

Also maybe some Topeka Cabs to make some GP7u's & GP9u's.  Just a thought.

I have some here, and also other types of beacons: http://shpws.me/JXQa

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