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Trojan work in progress.
« on: March 05, 2019, 06:27:42 PM »
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Here's one of the first prints of my Trojan loader.  This is an HO print, but I was able to reduce it to N scale with little modification.  I'm using the Formlabs 2 printer at medium resolution.  These things are pretty much ready to go right out of the soup.   I'll need to thicken up the bucket a bit more, but in a short bit I'll have a Rock Island Flat with a couple of these loaded. :)

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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 06:30:05 PM »
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Hopefully you will sell them separately!!
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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 06:55:16 PM »
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Hopefully you will sell them separately!!

Or the file  ;)

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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 07:07:27 PM »
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And here I thought this was about 3D printed N scale condoms.  :D
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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 07:22:48 PM »
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That looks real cool!  Impressed that you built up the 3d file yourself!  Do you have diagrams of the prototype and build from that or do you just freestyle it?

I've been working on a front end loader, but I start with someone else's file and modify it to my needs.  Not sure where I'd start from scratch!

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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 07:29:01 PM »
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Hopefully you will sell them separately!!

From his post it appears that this is Joe's personal project (not for MTL).
However it would be nice if it was shrunk to N scale, and sold by MTL. But I would like to see see-through windows. That, IMO, makes a big difference in realism.
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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
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From his post it appears that this is Joe's personal project (not for MTL).
However it would be nice if it was shrunk to N scale, and sold by MTL. But I would like to see see-through windows. That, IMO, makes a big difference in realism.

Well I have money to spend on the hobby and not much to buy lately. Just saying!
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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 08:16:02 PM »
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And here I thought this was about 3D printed N scale condoms.  :D


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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
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Here's one of the first prints of my Trojan loader.  This is an HO print, but I was able to reduce it to N scale with little modification.  I'm using the Formlabs 2 printer at medium resolution.  These things are pretty much ready to go right out of the soup.   I'll need to thicken up the bucket a bit more, but in a short bit I'll have a Rock Island Flat with a couple of these loaded.



Nice work, Joe. It won't take long to do several flats loads.

Is this one of your first prints out of the formlams printer???
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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 06:16:38 PM »
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Justa FWIW in case you're thinking about creating these as loads, CAT front end loaders of the early 70s usually shipped with the cabs off. You might want to check to see how Trojan did it.


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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 06:19:45 PM »
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Joe, any chance you would be willing to make these available?
You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
All for my heart, I watch you kill
You always have, you always will
Now spread your wings and sail out to me

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Re: Trojan work in progress.
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 06:26:30 PM »
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@Shipsure that is kind of an unusual prototype to choose.  I think they were manufactured by Yale if I recall.
Is there a backstory as to why you chose the Trojan as the model you wanted?
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