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I think I have this figured out.
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:45:38 AM »
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Now on to bigger and better things......

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Last 10 or so prints have been flawless so it's time to push my luck and my limits and finish up the reason I bought a 3d printer.
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 03:48:27 AM »
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 06:28:06 AM »
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Tinkercad?

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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 08:42:29 AM »
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When you get the "Cincinnatian" done, how about the "Columbian" cars, at least the baggage/dormitory/lounge and diner, and maybe the observation?  And a 10-6 smooth sided sleeper of the B&O type would be helpful for the "Capitol Limited".

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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 11:28:13 AM »
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I'm right on your tail!   :D  I've been working on a caboose, and am finally able to print the body with roof as one piece.   I messed around with all kinds of angles and supports before I found one that really works.

I had to replace the LCD on my photon last night.  That was a real treat  ;)

I'm excited to see what you come up with :)

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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 11:50:11 AM »
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Tinkercad?

Yes. Tinkercad.

I found a site that allows me to convert Corel CDR vectors into a .SVG file which tinkercad can import. I am much more comfortable working in Corel and already have a few projects drawn up that I was considering etching or laser cutting that can be converted to a print now.
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 04:39:00 PM »
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That seems a good way to do it .. Tinkercad is a little clunky ... I'm trying to learn fusion360 right now .. its not going as smooth as I would like :)  those renderings look great .. please post a picture of your print ..

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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 05:08:53 PM »
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That seems a good way to do it .. Tinkercad is a little clunky ... I'm trying to learn fusion360 right now .. its not going as smooth as I would like :)  those renderings look great .. please post a picture of your print ..

The 2d drawing of the cars was done in Corel almost 10 years ago. The hardest part is picking out each face and creating a registration mark of some sort so I can line up all the different parts. Adding vent and seam and rivet detail in the right place is going to be the tough one.
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 02:54:39 AM »
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Skip, have you tried working in sketchup? its fairly simple to get used to and may be a bit easier in adding the additional details.

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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 07:02:28 PM »
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Wow!

I'm loving it.  Can't wait to see some prints.
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2020, 11:12:21 PM »
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Skip, have you tried working in sketchup? its fairly simple to get used to and may be a bit easier in adding the additional details.

I played with both and Tinkercad works more like the way I used with Corel. I like the additive/subtractive design methods.

 
Wow!

I'm loving it.  Can't wait to see some prints.


Once I get the ends finished on the car I am going to try a test print before I add all the details. Should be soon. Been crazy busy at the hobby shop this week and all I want to do when I come home is relax.
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2020, 03:14:09 AM »
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Updated drawing...fine tuned the window placement, separated the floor, added band detail. still lots more to do.




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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2020, 03:52:31 AM »
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More progress tonight, may try a test print tomorrow night. Also learned how to use the ruler.



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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2020, 11:41:34 AM »
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More progress tonight, may try a test print tomorrow night. Also learned how to use the ruler.
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I've been working on something similar.  I screwed around for quite a while before getting the optimal angle and supports set up.   Looking forward to seeing how yours works out.   :)
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Re: I think I have this figured out.
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2020, 12:45:12 AM »
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Ready for a test. Probably went overboard on the supports but here goes....11 hours to print, 25ml of resin. Won't be doing too many "test" prints I hope.

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