Brushs Laser Cutting and 3d Printing workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by BrushType4, 9 September 2011.

  1. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Wow, almost tempted to go back modelling LNWR lines! The Prestatyn station buildings are still extant, but are replicas becasue of the condition of the original wooden buildings.
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  2. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I think I've got it all as I want it. I might put an extra layer on for the window sills.

    LNWR Station Modules1.jpg LNWR Station Modules.jpg
    Last edited: 4 February 2021
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  3. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

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  4. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Let me in!!! 3d printed door handle.

    Door Handle.jpeg upload_2021-2-3_9-27-40.jpeg upload_2021-2-3_14-40-38.jpeg upload_2021-2-3_14-41-38.jpeg
    Last edited: 3 February 2021
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  5. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Nothing like a blonde getting hold of yer knob Phil :D

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  6. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    She could have just walked around....:)):)):))


  7. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Obviously, she’s not a Buffalo Girl.

    Cue blonde jokes...
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  8. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    Your spelling is's Buffalo Grill ! :rolleyes:

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  9. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I made a bookmark today. A bit more work required to make this into a coach.

  10. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    However good the laser is, sometimes its better to use the right process for the application. So while I can cut fine details like 4mm windows, for strength and easier painting I've decide to etch the windows for a 4mm GWR Goods Shed commission I am working on.

    0.4mm NS etch.

    Etched Windows.jpg

    The 'letter box' under the windows is for the window sill and makes sure the windows are correctly aligned with the outer layers.

    GWR Goods Shed.jpeg
  11. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Flipping from one job to another while packing orders. I had a go with a different method of doing bricks on another commission. This time Shrewsbury signal box.
    5FCED02F-AB40-4157-83AD-664218676088.jpeg 6A03E572-31BF-4E9E-807D-739243D9FC22.jpeg

    I think once painted properly this will be near perfect capture of the real building. One hopes anyway.
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  12. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    The walkways around the leaver room are very prominent so pushing my boundaries I made a little etch for this and the one of the box windows too.

    Shresbury End View.jpeg Shrewsbury Etch.jpeg
    The finial I've drawn and is ready to be 3d printed.

    Shrewsbury Finial.jpeg

    This build will truly be multi media. Not sure if I will make it a kit or not.
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  13. SouthernFan Ian

    SouthernFan Ian Active Member

    Somehow, the word impressive does not suffice.
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  14. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    I have one of those finials from an LNWR box at Chester - the drawing looks spot on.

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  15. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I'm always being asked if I could convert one of my most popular 7mm kits, the coal office in to 4mm. I've finally gotten around to it as someone waved some money my way :)

    The little test build today.

    4mm Coal Office2.jpg 4mm Coal Office.jpg
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  16. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    Yup. I want one please in 4mm. Have you a price for the 4mm small Barmouth signalbox?
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  17. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Here are the details Larry.

    Signal Box
  18. Threadmark: 3d printing

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I got a 3d printer sometime ago and recently I got it out of the box..

    Having a little dabble in 3d software, I've settled with onshape. Its free, its full featured and its easy to use. So ticking all my boxes I've started designing odd bits. Gutting, Finials, fencing , door handles. Already I've a few bits and some of these will be available to buy via my website and some items are listed on Modelu3d as well.

    I find tutorials a bit hard to stick with and find I learn best when I'm interested in what I'm trying to do. So in that tradition, I wanted to get to grips with the software, and I found a turntable drawing that had some interesting features that would keep me interested.

    I chose the wheel first.
    Turntable Wheel.jpeg

    I had all the key dimensions and nothing was left for me to guess. So I drew the above drawing flat in my favourite 2d cad package Qcad. I really recommend this to anyone starting out in CAD. Its cheap (free) and fully featured and easy to use.

    Once I had my DXF file drawn to full size. I imported this to onshape. Simply using the extrude tools, I made this in about five minutes.

    onshape wheel.jpeg

    Feeling that it was going in the right direction, I did the whole assembley for this section of the turntable.

    So this represents about 30-45 minutes work at my novice level so I'm sure those of you who are expert can knock up this sort of thing much faster.

    I've exported to a 3d printable file and I'll print these wheels out this evening.
    Last edited: 25 February 2021
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  19. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    So what is a "dead-eye" and why that name? See prototype drawing, RH edge. How is the axle/wheel interface lubricated?

    I shall not be surprised if Tony (@Osgood) has the answers.
  20. Mudhen

    Mudhen Western Thunderer

    From the drawing a dead eye appears to be a bearing for the axle, probably lubricated with oil/grease. Dead eye because its only open on one side?
    Looks just like the fixture that attaches the wheel to my wheelbarrow.