1/32 class 25 3 D print

Discussion in 'G1/32' started by D6356, 29 November 2019.

  1. D6356

    D6356 Western Thunderer

    Evening all,
    Worth a look if you fancy a class 25, I know its shapeways and is bound to cost but hang on to Monday as its Cyber Monday and via their emails will be some voucher codes.

    1:32 Class 25/3 body by simonbrblue on Shapeways

    Simon advised loco been a while in devlopment and motorising is next part of project but this looks very promising and given some parts available separately of use to other projects - the bufferbeam and cab desk suitable for any 24 - 25 project.

  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    I would like to see the quality of the printing before forking out £200!

  3. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    I would like to see it done by anyone but Shapeways!
  4. D6356

    D6356 Western Thunderer

    Simon has done quite a bit of 4 and 7 mill work on RM Web to some acclaim so I have no problem with it and yes shapeways can be a hassle esp with UPS as carrier, but with the chance of a price cut on Monday I will have to see what can be saved.
    Personally I have not had a problem with Shapeways - while I only piggyback on others design skill with buying others work I have several models finished and perhaps 25 in various states and none are poor, yes the early stuff while cheap and perhaps nasty the latest offerings vastly better and since I have little or no PC skills or time to wander down the vast wide road that is 3D production for me Shapeways does what I need. I have seen work of others and watched at shows printers all of which is amazing and promises a varied future and like the work Shapeways have yet to fail me.
  5. simon br blue

    simon br blue Member

    I've not finished my original 1:32 Class 25/1 but Robert asked if I could make a 25/3 available on Shapeways. Currently Shapeways seems to the most useful online printer but always open to suggestions of other printing companies, I did look at printing it in PLA but that wouldn't be easy. I also tried Imaterialise but that worked out over £300 for the body.

    I've attached a couple pictures of the bodyshell as printed and after a couple of coats of primer and a quick sand. I've not included al the parts on Shapeways as I can print some of the smaller details on my Form 2 and the fuel tank in PLA.

    [​IMG]1/32 scale class 25.1 by simon br blue, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1:32 Class 25/1 bodyshell by simon br blue, on Flickr

    [​IMG]25.1 1/32 fuel and water tanks by simon br blue, on Flickr
  6. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    Good tip, Robert & Simon.

    I've bought several small printed vehicles from Shapeways, and I'm very happy with them.

    Designer Simon Dawson, trading on Shapeways as Recreation21, has put an astonishing 397 1:32 models on his Shapeways shop but has NOT yet printed more than a few. So to put a toe in the water, I recently bought one of his cheapest - a Col Stephens railbus body:
    0-32-ford-wsr-railcar-1a by rue_d_etropal on Shapeways


    The piece - in cheap white nylon - is just like this Render, but of course more furry.
    My intention was to practice finishing, painting and construction on this relatively simple model first. I happen to have a die-cast Ford chassis to put it on.

    If I could change it at all, I would want to exaggerate some of the panel thicknesses, which, while visibly printed, are close to being lost in the granularity of the material, and could get lost in my post-processing.

    I'd also like the print to be more practical to assemble and paint as a model: ALL internal work (painting, glazing, panelling, seats etc) has to be done through the windows and the quite narrow opening in the floor.​

    Bearing in mind this print is from Simons' shop not from my own file, they may not be an APPLICABLE discount code on Cyber Monday.
    But if there is, I'm sufficiently pleased with this first model to take a calculated risk on something more ambitious from Simon.
    David 1/2d
  7. D6356

    D6356 Western Thunderer

    I have had from Simon several N gauge dmu bodies and GWR railcars - very finely done and easily mounted on available rtr chassis. As I have said at Warley show to viewers of models in progress - they were last couple of years in the club display cabinet. 3D prints add to the variation but after all costs involved not much saving over complete rtr, but you get the satisfaction of the variation.
  8. David Halfpenny

    David Halfpenny Western Thunderer

    There's a 3-page article by Chris Leigh on building one of Simon's Gauge 00 carriages in Model Rail 268 December 2019

    Mt current feelings are that in 1:32 Simon's prints are not cheap, but do represent a saving other other forms of kit and a big saving over RTR.

    Like all kits, they are subject to Simon's interpretation of the information to hand but, unlike most kits, I suspect that customising or correcting a one-piece print may be virtually impossible without the joins showing.
  9. D6356

    D6356 Western Thunderer

    Well Shapeways suggest parts being printed bar the grill for the main rad as it failed manual checks but hopefully everything else will rock up some time early January. Simon will hopefully after the great holiday period is over have a chance to create some of the twiddly parts for it. Fossmotors offer some motor options and R/C bits so that might be the way forward. Discussed at work the leaps and bounds in N and 00 rtr prices makes some O and even G1 look value for money, something unthinkable a few years ago! I think that all the bits in RC will come in around £600, or 4 N gauge locos at s.r.p. Ho hum good job its a hobby to bring enjoyment.