Just Jumped Into the Pool

Massey Apr 8, 2021

  1. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    First container printer... Came out pretty OK, but it was too small. I calculated the 40' container would be 480 inches, then I converted that to CM, then divided by 160 and came up with 63.5 or there abouts (going by memory here). Well it printed to that exact size but it was too small. Serves me right for doing math stuffs. I took out one of my known to be scale 40' containers from my Kato Maersk set and a pair of digital calipers. I remade the file and now I'm printing test #2.

    If this works I am going to lay a few containers out on the bed and print more than one at a time.
     
  2. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I made a tool to help me with converting things quickly from prototype measurements. You're welcome to use it if you find it helpful: http://alwayssolutions.com/rapidPrototyping/scaleConverter.php

    Cheers -Mike
     
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  3. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Awesome! Hopefully that will help when I need to do any other conversions. And when I plug the numbers into that site, it came up with the exact measurement I came up with using my caliper.
     
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  4. Stephane Savard

    Stephane Savard TrainBoard Member

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    I often use Google.. just type "40 / 160 feet in mm" in the Google search and it will give you the correct conversion.

    You can even get fancy.. "39 feet 11 3/4 in / 160 in mm"
     
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  5. Massey

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    76.25 seems to be the magic number... lol.
     

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