3D printed WW1 simplex locos

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:42 pm

I have seen it in flesh and I was very impressed !! Very good work.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:27 pm

Christoph, that looks like one of the French wagons, I have the book with the scale drawings by Dr Christian Cénac luckily. There is so much choice of wagons not sure which I would do first. Looking at that photo, and that might be a good one to start with. The shape of those frames with all those rivets, makes the WDLR ones look a bit plain!:roll:
Franck, thanks for the compliment. I had the first two versions at RAMMA, but now have a full army's worth .
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Postby henrix72se » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:48 am

that well wagon with the boiler as a load was by far the most common with the french during the war, so I guess that would be a great start !! I would buy one right away even if I do not need it, just because they are so cool ... 8)

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:41 am

thanks for the idea.Many of the French wagons I have seen are based on this design, the others are just supported on the bogies in some way, so initially less interesting and probably more expensive. I think the ell wagon should not be too pricey as the only large flat pieces are the floors /tops. Just working on some slight mods to small Simplex, then a van version of WDLR D class. Also looking at couplings. Started to fit NEM pockets on the A class wagons I have received, but will see if I can build the pocket into the wagon design.
I want to start the Crochet and will need a suitable wagon, and neither is that complex. With the bogie wagons it is up to the builder to attach the bogies to the body, A simple wire pin is OK for me but needs testing.
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3D printed WW1 locos and rolling stock

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:25 pm

I have not managed to test any of the new wagons. First test showed up some miscalculations on size, requiring some re-thinking.
Anyway I have worked through WDLR wagons from A to F, and put them on my Shapeways page so they can be seen as a tempter . Need to test print them so won't be able to activate them for a couple of weeks.

I am assuming they say 'Not for sale' , and don't list a price as I have only set them to 'public view' not 'for sale'

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just added an H wagon to the list. Now I can start on those French locos and wagons
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:58 pm

Almost finished initial work on one of the Crochat DL bogie locos , Big beast, but by reducing thicknesses to a minimum of 0.9mm, price does not look too bad.
One thing I have learnt is that in WW1 there were a number of variations in everything built. Checking available photos cleared up some mysteries on the excellent drawings, but some is still a bit of guesswork. Noticed some differences on some models produced, either errors or real variations.
Will hopefully finish off the Crochat body tomorrow, might do another variation with doors shut, but seemed to always run with them open. Then I will work on bogie frames and think how to attach everything together.
Then I can start on the Pechot wagon.
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Postby DuffieldBank » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:50 am

Simon, I would like to purchase the models in Frosted Ultra Detail, but there is no drop-down choice for it. I know there is a significant price increase, but I think it is worth it.

I really don't think strong flexible is a good material choice for anything that can be seen.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:10 am

I can offer that option. just not so sure how they will turn out. From experiments I have had with some small moulding bits I think it doubles the price for that option. I am not sure if its worth it as I prefer models in worn out look, which the basic suits best.
Which model are you most interested in?
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:54 pm

just added a couple more to list , the Crochat loco and the Pechot platform wagon as in photo above. Have ordered samples for testing.
I have also added the Frosted Ultra Detail option , and the prices are a lot higher. I's costing me enough to have one of each model so am happy with the basic quality.

It is very addictive, but I like the challenge of designing in 3D on computer. There are a couple of IC locos I might consider, one French, one German as I have the chassis for both already. I am tempted to try a steam loco, but that is a lot harder. If the chassis I have just ordered is OK, I might try a Kerr STUART/Decauville 060. I think there are enough similarities to do a body with interchangeable fittings for each type of loco.
After than I want to get back to tramway inserts for OO points.
And I still have several small layouts to build or finish, and loads of WW1 tank kits. Busy time .
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Re: 3D printed WW1 simplex locos

Postby henrix72se » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:04 am

Been a while since last post.

Simon, how did it go with these, any available for sale ?

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Re: 3D printed WW1 simplex locos

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:57 am

just noticed this again.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge. The range of WW1 models was extended and put on Shapeways. After requests for other scales these have been developed, and I have had quite a bit of interest. Scales from 1/220 up to to 1/19.
Now mainly working on track system as reviewed in magazines recently. I set up a FB page for up to date info, linked to my main website as is the Shapeways e-shop.
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Re: 3D printed WW1 simplex locos

Postby henrix72se » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:11 pm

Great to know!

I will order some for sure.

thanks
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Re: 3D printed WW1 simplex locos

Postby henrix72se » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:50 am

henrix72se wrote:Great to know!

I will order some for sure.

thanks
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ordered four 009 locos from shapeways yesterday. I will show how they look when they arrive.

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