Modified Time Saver Layout

Doorgunnerjgs Nov 5, 2016

  1. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    First, here is a video of the breadboard test of sequencing.
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    And here are the latest mods to the building interior, adding overhead beams to freight room and attic. The angled supports were added to make them more sturdy for removal purposes.

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  2. Doorgunnerjgs

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    More fun ways to fragment my time so I don't complete any major work on my layout. Our son got himself a 3D printer and his excitement is contagious! I have one on order that should get here next Wednesday. It's a Creality Ender-3V2. One of the things he has done is to print some bumpers for me (using MY gray filament that I had delivered to him before I decided to buy my own)!

    I'm amazed at how detailed they can be from such inexpensive printers (around $200 for his and about $285 for mine). He tried printing 10 at one time but they messed up, so he printed them separately at about 15 minutes per print.

    Here they are on my layout.

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  3. logging loco

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    I love that line!
     
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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Those do indeed look cool John (y)(y)(y)
     
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  5. RailMix

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    Those look really nice, John. Also have been catching up on your progress with the freight station. Very nice interior treatment on a good looking and very useful building that could be the basis for a number of industries.
     
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    Here are my latest creations, using the 3D printer[​IMG] . Ladders, Drums, and Lara Croft (and her twin), with a regular HO figure for comparison. This is as much fun as running trains! lol Still a lot to learn.
     
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  7. Doorgunnerjgs

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    Latest 3D printing experience. I took a D&D model and reduced it in size to approximately HO scale, painted it with artists acrylics, and am pretty happy with it!
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    In the beginning of a scene.
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  8. Doorgunnerjgs

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    As a former tank gunner, I wanted a tank on my layout but the kind I was on didn't come out until late 50's and I model about 1955. So I found an M47 on Thingiverse and scaled it from 1:100 to 1:87. Here is the result. Still needs a bunch of work and paint, but I'm impressed.
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    And then there were two. Second just finished printing this morning and not even cleaned up yet. But had to see what they looked like on a flatcar.
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  10. Shortround

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    I would need 81mm and 4.2 mortors with a Huey to haul them around. :sneaky:
     
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    Hmmm. Maybe I should look for H13's since Huey's weren't out yet!
     
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    In the background above, you may have seen the Deadpool's Chimichanga shack, here it as printed and colorized with Paintshop Pro to get an idea of what it will look like.
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  13. Shortround

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    How about an APC. We used those a couple times and they would be easier to model.

    The restaurant looks good.
     
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  14. Sumner

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    Nice. Curious about how long it took to colorize it with Paintshop Pro? The lettering and the trim colors. I might think about the program seeing how it isn't as expensive as the last time I looked...years ago :(. I use the free paint.net but it would of taken some time to do that coloring and wouldn't of looked as nice.

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  15. Doorgunnerjgs

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    Took about 45 minutes. Partly deciding what I wanted and partly because I didn't paint it on, but used the selection tool to define areas to be painted without "bleeding" into adjacent ones. Much better control for these not so steady hands! lol

    I've been happy with this package and had it for a couple of years and still don't know and use all of its capabilities.
     
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  16. Shortround

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    Those printers sound like an interesting item to have before I start building. And affordable.
    I'm still trying to clear out the bedroom now.
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  17. Doorgunnerjgs

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    Just printed some stone retaining walls for my coal yard on the HO layout.

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    One last photo until painted and installed.
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