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What is your craziest printing experiment?
« on: April 15, 2021, 11:34:40 AM »
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My second resin vat came today.  Time for some crazy experimentation.  Muwhahahahaha.....

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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 12:07:51 PM »
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Clearly, my wackiest attempt are these C40-to-C55 rail joiners. Still working on them, the latest failed batch still in the Photon waiting for me to scrape the "oops" off the FEP.  :facepalm:

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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 01:39:06 PM »
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My second resin vat came today.  Time for some crazy experimentation.  Muwhahahahaha.....

Where did you get your vat?  Anycubic? or somewhere else? I haven't seen an Mono X vats available.
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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 03:09:59 PM »
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Thanks, John.  Looks like it's not available any more.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 03:34:47 PM »
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does the 'oops' get harder the longer you leave it on ??

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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 09:26:52 PM »
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Right now I'm trying a crazy small thing. Trying to print detailed N scale cases of bottled  to cokes to sit next to a pop machine.
I'd post a picture, but I can't find the d*mn things on my desk right now.  LOL.
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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2021, 10:36:33 PM »
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Right now I'm trying a crazy small thing. Trying to print detailed N scale cases of bottled  to cokes to sit next to a pop machine.
I'd post a picture, but I can't find the d*mn things on my desk right now.  LOL.

Did you use the green transparent resin? Maybe mixed with some clear resin to lighten it up?  :D
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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2021, 10:40:15 PM »
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Trying to print detailed N scale cases of bottled  to cokes to sit next to a pop machine.

New Coke or Classic?  (trying to keep it era-correct, of course.)

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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2021, 01:42:57 PM »
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Check the recycle bin
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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2021, 11:02:50 PM »
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New Coke or Classic?  (trying to keep it era-correct, of course.)

Classic, definitely. 

They're gray resin, but they've apparently decided to hide. Sorts like my golf balls when I hit into the rough.
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2021, 11:45:53 PM »
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Classic, definitely. 

They're gray resin, but they've apparently decided to hide. Sorts like my golf balls when I hit into the rough.

Not transparent green resin?  I'm disappointed.   ;)
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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2021, 12:12:23 AM »
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It's a Nuka Cola pop machine from the Fall Out game series. My son is using them in place of Coke machines on his module to see if anybody notices. Tweaked it so the bottles and shelves were not floating in the door and could be printed. They printed with cola bottles on the shelf and the door open exactly as shown in the render at a total of about 1/2" tall. Also a power suit from the game. He wants to do an N-trak module with a complete Red Rocket restaurant eventually.

Not a crazy experiment but one that worked, I have now printed replacement gears for two different loco's that suffered from Cracked gear syndrome. Not sure if they won't eventually suffer the same fate, but for now, they work.



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Re: What is your craziest printing experiment?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2021, 12:33:31 AM »
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Not a crazy experiment but one that worked, I have now printed replacement gears for two different loco's that suffered from Cracked gear syndrome. Not sure if they won't eventually suffer the same fate, but for now, they work.

It will likely depend on how tightly the metal axle fits in the 3D printed gear muff.  I ran into a 3D printed gear in Lee's loco where the gear was cracked.  I fixed it with a brass collar.  It is documented here
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