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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #255 on: September 04, 2023, 09:18:46 AM »
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@chessie system fan I recently upgraded to the Photon M3 Premium too. I think I beefed up the angle to make sure that all of the supports on the end printed. The supports where just an awful mess. Maybe someone more patient that me could get it done, but I fizzled out. I've also been working in the Anycubic workshop, which I like far less than Chitubox. The Anycubic software is really cumbersome and doesn't give you a lot of freedom when editing supports.

When I started down the 3d printing rabbit hole, I built a curing station. Its a basically a plywood box with with some reflective material glued on the insides and UV LED strips on all surfaces. It worked well for smaller pieces but is starting to act its age. I'll look into the curing station for sure!

@Lemosteam That thought occurred to me about half way through the process. I've used that trick to repair 3d printed shells, but until a few days ago had not thought of using it as the primary adhesive. I will be exploring that technique moving forward!

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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #256 on: September 04, 2023, 09:26:41 AM »
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As for the gluing, please, just try it once. Either buy some resin glue, or you’re a small cap full of resin and buy/find/make a UV light pen or just buy some UV glue. I just don’t trust CA anymore, for the same reason you mention, and the 10 second curing lets me move on to other assembly processes without fear, as I progress through a build.

I've had real good results from this


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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #257 on: September 04, 2023, 09:57:55 AM »
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Post paint booth glam shot. I can live with this! On to weathering track and making the abutments!



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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #258 on: September 04, 2023, 10:35:13 AM »
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I'll need to open the negotiations to acquire a copy of that.  It's not too far from my house, as you know... ;)

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That one of the ones we drove under?

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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #259 on: September 04, 2023, 08:45:46 PM »
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That one of the ones we drove under?

I don't think so.  This one is just west of PawPaw,  I believe.  I'll consult the Gospel According to St. Jeremy to be sure.

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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #260 on: September 07, 2023, 11:23:19 AM »
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I want more details about that Potomac :)

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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #261 on: September 08, 2023, 08:00:33 AM »
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What a project that was! I had grand ideas and then it seemed like nothing but audibles for years! It’s a 3d printed shell and tender on the newest iteration of the Bachmann 4-8-4. It has 3d printed cylinders with Kato GS4 valve gear. Lots of etched details, and Soubdtraxx Tsunami. Decals were going to be Tichy, but they were a joke so I managed to find an old set from Highball Graphics that miraculously didn’t dissolve. I want to do a second, but time will tell!


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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #262 on: September 13, 2023, 10:42:20 PM »
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That's a great model.  Thanks for the copy.  I'll try to build something around it to do it justice.


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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #263 on: September 24, 2023, 09:25:25 PM »
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So I'm studying the pictures, and it looks like you hand-laid the strips on the main beams?  Are you kidding?  I was wondering what the strip stock was for.

Now I just think you've lost your mind.

Or did I miss something?  On second glance, it looks like brass... maybe a commercially available photo etch?

That's going to be like WORK!!!


Never mind.  I went back and read the words.  I guess I'll need some GMM webbing. 

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Re: The Western Maryland in Free-moN Modules
« Reply #264 on: April 09, 2024, 09:30:10 PM »
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Finally some progress! For much of the past year the garage has been the work shop for building a shed - a project that became top priority after inheriting some yard equipment. With that project nearly finished, everything for the rest of the project has been moved to the shed, freeing up railroading space



This summer, I’d like to finish my 4th canal crossing module, and possibly add some small 2’ straight modules - but more on that later.

Today I added some stringers made of 1/2” play to straighten out the slight bow that had developed in the 4th canal crossing. The extra material made it very easy to add fascia. I’ll need to do a little bit of track work, but I’m almost ready to start scenery.





Really excited for this module!





Also a foreigner from the north showed up!  I was really surprised at how much larger the J1 is than the T1. Neat to get these two together!



Work is crazy for another 5-6 weeks, but when it comes to trains, the summer is off to a good start!