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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2022, 11:31:43 AM »
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Yeah, but I've also got a layout to build and plenty of other irons in the fire.

I'm more than happy to trade money for time.

That said, if someone draws something similar up, I'll be happy to commit some resin to em.


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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rT6gC7vJj51DeiHW1sJjSay0-9hytXOU/view?usp=sharing

or you can download from here and modify if you like 

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/8NhZrERtRFy-n-scale-steel-load-for-50-foot-gondola
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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2022, 12:11:57 PM »
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John, you stud.

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2022, 12:40:18 PM »
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I discarded mine I think when I lowered and modified the LV gondola.  I might still have it but I have no idea where it is.  The NSE version was not weather-finished from what I recall.  Just (simulated) un-rusted steel on an unfinished-wood framework.
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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2022, 01:12:38 PM »
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Hey @MTLJoe  and @MTL_Brandon ... hows about it?

With all the gondolas we've been doing, that's a good idea! I'll suggest this item for a re-run.

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2022, 03:43:47 PM »
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The first test print came off the machine to see how it will look  - I used the water washable resin from Anycubic - it's a little more flexibile .. also used auto support in the slicer, which accounts for the ragged bases and distortion .. will redo the setup and go with it again . but as it is - it fits nicely into a Micro-Trains 50' gondola









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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2022, 04:36:41 PM »
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I just did a rack. Not bad for 30 minutes on the filament machine. Obviously it needs some cleanup, but I can't beat the convenience.

I've got another one running right now.

Thanks again John!

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2022, 05:18:27 PM »
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I just did a rack. Not bad for 30 minutes on the filament machine. Obviously it needs some cleanup, but I can't beat the convenience.

I've got another one running right now.

Thanks again John!

Post a pic ... :)

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2022, 08:53:06 AM »
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Ed always manages to get me distracted on another project  :scared: :scared:-- printed another example of the plate load and the support structure with additional supports and rotated 45 degrees.  The load itself was printed flat on the build plate, but I managed to break it while scraping it off, so what you see here is a temporary load made with some styrene cut to shape.  A quick paint job with some hobby craft acrylic ..








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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2022, 10:05:34 AM »
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Ed always manages to get me distracted on another project  :scared: :scared:--

Oh yeah, I'm generally a bad influence. Haven't you figured that out by now? lol

So, some cleanup is DEFINITELY needed here. I think getting the resin printer running is climbing higher on the todo list every day...

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2022, 11:00:05 AM »
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I made some mods to the design - adjusted the racks and made the cross bracing a little wider (.70 vice .50 ) to help with strength .. and also uploaded it to Thingiverse for easy storage /distro.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5378746
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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2022, 12:10:06 PM »
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Oh yeah, I'm generally a bad influence. Haven't you figured that out by now? lol

So, some cleanup is DEFINITELY needed here. I think getting the resin printer running is climbing higher on the todo list every day...

If you're commited to using the Ender at the moment. Slice out each support so each A frame sits flat on the build plate and do the same with the cross braces. It does then require assembling like a kit.
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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2022, 01:04:27 PM »
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If you're commited to using the Ender at the moment. Slice out each support so each A frame sits flat on the build plate and do the same with the cross braces. It does then require assembling like a kit.

Ehhh. I'm not committed to it. It was just convenient.

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2022, 04:58:37 PM »
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I'll let Management know.  wouldn't be a problem re-running them

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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2022, 01:50:04 AM »
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I wouldn't even try printing a steel sheet/plate load.  Just cut some sheet styrene, or brass if you want more weight, to size, and paint it.  Not only would you get a smoother finish, but it would take a fraction of the time, and one sheet of styrene would make quite a few loads.
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Re: MTL Plate Steel Loads
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2022, 04:12:36 AM »
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I wouldn't even try printing a steel sheet/plate load.  Just cut some sheet styrene, or brass if you want more weight, to size, and paint it.  Not only would you get a smoother finish, but it would take a fraction of the time, and one sheet of styrene would make quite a few loads.

I agree -- the effort is just not worth it ..  mpetrell on youtube has a good tutorial on how to make steel loads ..