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How do you want your brake detail?

Let me do it.
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I'm too busy for that, you do it.
15 (68.2%)

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Voting closed: December 21, 2017, 02:48:02 PM

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How do you like your brake details?
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:48:02 PM »
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With 3D printing edging closer to being a viable resource for quality freight car kits, I'm curious what people want to see as far as what's included or already completed specifically the under body brake detail.  My mindset is to not include the cylinder, reservoir and valve as I try to add these parts with brass pieces to add weight.  There's also the case that these components aren't in the same place for all cars or sometimes not even the same parts if cars were rebuilt.

The alternative would be like what Bryan (bbussey) did with his kit gondola and just make these a part of the under frame.

So what's your preference?

Jason

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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 05:24:52 PM »
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If I see the bottom of my freight cars, something has gone horribly wrong.

You do it.

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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 05:39:10 PM »
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I'm all about leaving off nonsense.  If I want to add it, I'd rather it wasn't there to start.  Reference FVM grab irons.  I don't want to carve off poorly molded on ones, so if you can't do separate grabs of a proper diameter, leave them off!

So in this case, for underbody equipment, leave all the piping and levers off unless you're going whole hog.  Major components like valve, reservoir, etc, are fine to add.  But don't make me remove stuff to make it right!

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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 06:04:32 PM »
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Maybe a simple brake valve and reservoir... maybe... that could be visible when looking at a side view of the car: absolutely no brake lines et.al. -- I agree with Ed on this one; it'a a bad day if we find ourselves looking at the bottom of a bunch of freight cars.

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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 06:32:13 PM »
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Offer different versions with increasing levels of detail as ScaleTrains does: Operator, Rivet Counter and Museum Quality.

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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 01:26:36 AM »
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I kinda draw the lines at whatever you could see that hangs below the body in a side view.

I have been adding levers and such, but the ability to print fine holes is nice- no drilling.  So with the holes there, if the user wants to add wire for linkage, they can without breaking something.



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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 12:47:54 PM »
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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 09:47:32 AM »
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It depends on the car!

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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 08:20:42 PM »
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It would be difficult to leave these off. [ Guests cannot view attachments ]


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Re: How do you like your brake details?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 06:47:06 PM »
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Accurail HO 50' boxcar underframe, $4.98 MSRP:

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/art/Details/120.jpg

Cannon and Company HO PCF box designed to use Accurail 50' underframe:

http://www.pbase.com/dh30973/cannon4017&page=all

http://shop.cannonandco.net/product.sc?productId=178&categoryId=21

The pictures and part list speak for themselves.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 06:51:04 PM by cjm413 »