Eric's Truckworks

eaelec Mar 17, 2017

  1. eaelec

    eaelec TrainBoard Member

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    This thread is for the development of my Z-scale trucks.
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    First attempt a Z-scale CCKW alongside the N-scale version.
     
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    Almost done fixing problems with the chassis and wheels. The cab and cargo bay both need an overhaul. I also noticed I made the cab a bit too narrow.

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  3. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice work Eric.
     
  4. eaelec

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    John: That cargo bed was a real mess, this latest one is much nicer. The boards along the top are pretty much at the absolute limit of the
    printer's resolution. They are very delicate and may warp over time. I have 2 options here, I can go down to 3 wider boards and keep the slots between
    the boards open or I can make the sides solid all the way up, and emboss the boards on the outer surface. What do you think? Screenshot from 2017-03-19 17-20-37.png
     
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    Meanwhile; for you N-scalers, here's the hood open version of the cab so you can see the engine. Great for that "broken down truck" scene. Screenshot from 2017-03-19 17-32-36.png

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  6. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Great details!!(y)
     
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    Very nice trucks.
     
  8. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I like it the way it is. Maybe change if it does warp.
     
  9. southernnscale

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    I think you doing a fine job! that's the only problem doing Z scale most of the material have support wire and wall size too thick and it really hard to get the right look of that you want! I have been working with the board or deck look using boards and getting close as I can to the min support wire size. Shapeways has always caught the small sizes and rejected them. so I just try to keep a little above and have gotten good results. here is my logging building I have just primed white and you can see the look I was trying to get! It took a while but worth it! these are all 3D printed pieces. But the bottom on this piece is a mess they put them in a oven and a oil bath to clean and some times it just doesn't work right! but this one I had to repair a bit! but I think you will get it looking outstanding after another try. I haven't had any warping yet on piece that have been sitting for a while. I hope you don't mind me posting this if you do I will remove it I was just letting you know it can be done! It's just takes time. and each piece they print comes out different. they seem to still be working out the bugs! Some piece come out great and some look as if they sat in the sun for a long time likr the bottom of this one! have fun!
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  10. eaelec

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    Just finishing up the 3D model for the Studebaker truck.

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