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Chris333

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2021, 05:54:47 PM »
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All the slide switches are installed under the layout, the turnouts now have pressure on the points and they work pretty good. Built up the whole base around the track to bring it up to the tie level so it looked more industrial and not mainline. And painted/weathered the ties. Later on after ballast I will paint the rails.


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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2021, 11:32:00 PM »
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Pics or it didn't happen.



The ruler to the right will be the road going up.

This whole group of buildings were 3D printed.

The fronts that will barely be seen:


When you have a coal trestle fetish and also a 3D printer.


Yes the "mainline" goes right through the Vulcan Mfg. building. Deal with it.

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2021, 11:38:47 PM »
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chris, you choose the coolest RR's and do such a fine job of modeling them.
following with usual interest.
awesome

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2021, 07:09:35 AM »
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Cool little layout.  I'm digging that coal trestle.  The group of 3D printed buildings looks really good as well.  I'm amazed at the variety and quality of what can be 3D printed.  The work @GaryHinshaw has done on the well car replacement platforms is unbelievable.

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2021, 09:57:53 AM »
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When you have a coal trestle fetish and also a 3D printer.

Whoa.  That coal trestle is sick!  Kudos!

Yes the "mainline" goes right through the Vulcan Mfg. building. Deal with it.

I refuse to deal with it, and you can't make me.   ;)

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2021, 01:30:08 PM »
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It's really cute Chris.  And I mean that in a good great way. :)

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2021, 06:10:55 AM »
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Lots of fun going on here...

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2021, 06:11:58 AM »
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General area on the right side. The grey building is 3D printed. The building to the right of it is getting rebuilt to fit the new space. The grey road in the foreground is 3D printed brick.


And the industrial building.


Also 3D printed storm drains for the roads and a elevated gate tower.  :)

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2021, 06:24:39 AM »
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You may notice a theme going on here... I 3D printed new windows for the Vulcan building. The kit window muntin's in grey were .042" thick and my new ones in black are .017" thin.

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2021, 06:36:40 AM »
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You may notice a theme going on here... I 3D printed new windows for the Vulcan building. The kit window muntin's in grey were .042" thick and my new ones in black are .017" thin.


What orientation are you printing these in Chris?  They look great!

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2021, 06:57:27 AM »
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There is detail there that really won't show till they are painted. I've been tipping everything back at 23 degrees. It worked on all those HOn30 steam bodies.


Some small buildings are just printed flat with all 4 sides. But most each wall is printed separately at 23 degrees with bevels at the corners so the walls fit together.

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2021, 07:03:48 AM »
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Chris,
Those muntins look really good.  Big upgrade over the ones from the kit.  In my opinion, that is one part of N scale kits that detracts from their overall appearance.  I know there are parts available separately, but with a 3D printer you can make your own to the exact size and number needed. 

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2021, 07:18:16 AM »
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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2021, 08:03:47 AM »
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Why 23 degrees tilt? And no supports other than those on the bottom? Great results.

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2021, 08:14:49 AM »
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Why 23 degrees tilt? And no supports other than those on the bottom? Great results.

The chart that lists each print angle for each layer setting says to use 46.62 degrees for 0.05mm layers. I didn't want to try that tall a print (HOn30 steam locomotives) so I just cut it in half (23 degrees) to try it out and it worked. So it is just my go to setting.

The large walls have more supports, but these windows will just snap off of the supports after I paint them.

HOn30 steam loco printed at 23 degrees: