N Scale B&O I-1 Caboose - Photon Mono X

skipgear Dec 3, 2020

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    First complete project since getting my Mono X, a lot more to come.... Printed Parts.jpg B&O I-1.jpeg
    Every thing except for the couplers and trucks is printed. There was no pre-prep other than tamiya fine primer. I have a Photon S also and it hasn't seen daylight since I started using the Mono-X.
     
  2. SLSF Freak

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    That came out so good! I just got my Photon Mono SE a few days ago and did my first print on it today. Resolution is no better than my original Photons but the print looks a lot better than what I get from the older machines. I think it must be the improved light engine if I had to guess. Is there a purpose behind having a cage around your end railings? Is it just to be able to handle them easier? The finished product you have doesn't look like a print at all. Nice job!

    -Mike
     
  3. skipgear

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    The mono SE should have better resolution than the older stuff. My Mono X is the same resolution as my Photon S for all intents and purposes but it prints so much better. Everything is crisper and cleaner. Speed doesn't hurt either. This was printed a .025 layer instead of .05 and it still prints faster than the same print on my S using .05 layer.

    The cage is to protect them during washing and handling. I also plan to sell this as a kit so it will protect the parts during shipping. The handrails are as thin as I could get away with and have reliable prints. They end up measuring out to .010" which is about the size wire I would use if I was soldering a set up. I don't fully cure them so they remain a little flexible.
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    Excellent work, Tony! That Mono X seems to be a really good machine, although I cannot justify it.
     
  5. skipgear

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    The only reason I bought an X was the size. I plan on printing full size passenger cars and my S build area was not large enough to do it. The Mono screen and brighter UV array just makes everything crisper and faster. Size was my main reason....finishing this is next. Cincinnatian Eden Park Details.jpg

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    Cool caboose!
     
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    Could you post details about the 3D printer you are using.... thanks Jim
     
  9. skipgear

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    It's an Anycubic Photon Mono-X.

    ● XY Res.: 0.050mm 3840*2400(4K)
    ● Z Axis Res.: 0.01mm
    ● Layer Res.: 0.01-0.15mm
    ● Printing Speed: MAX 60mm/h
    ● Rated Power: 120W
    ● Printer Size : 270mm(L)*290mm(W)*475mm(H)
    ● Build Volume: 192mm(L)*120mm(W)*245mm(H)
    ● Material: 405nm UV Resin
     
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    The first test of the passenger cars on the Mono X.... Test1 Flat PrimedB.JPG
     
  11. SLSF Freak

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    Wowsers. I've been printing up a storm on my Mono SE over the last couple weeks. I don't think my original Photons will ever be used again - I can't believe how much better print quality is, and the speed! Even tonight I'm doing test prints and after I slice it's telling me 17 minutes. I still have a hard time believing it but it's legit. After my experience with the SE, a Mono X will be my next printer after I "earn" it. Your passenger car looks great! (y)

    Mike
     
  12. PolishFinnish

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    Wow! you didn't need any supports for those windows? How wide are they?
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

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    Man, that looks clean. How's the straightness over the length? One issue with resin printers is the warpage (suction, etc) over long tangents.
     
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    The windows and baggage openings printed fine. Only issues were the ends of the car pulled away from the bottom supports and warped the ends. New supports were created, just haven't ran the next print yet. Was running low on resin, just got a new bottle today.
     
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    It's very straight. Lots of internal supports when printing. I draw my own supports. I have not found an auto support program that is up to my standards.
     
  16. PolishFinnish

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    That's amazing! What layer height did you use?
     
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    Looks pretty amazing. So you don't have to put long straights at an angle to the baseplate, just some supports underneath is all that's needed?
     
  19. skipgear

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    My original print of the passenger body was on my photon S and had to be printed at a 53 deg angle just to fit. Because of that it was almost a 12 HR print and z wobble and suction were much more evident. The farther from the build plate the less stable the print will be. I've never subscribed to the print everything at an angle theory. Supported correctly, straight is fine.
     
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    My original attempt with the Photon S. Not bad but more layer lines than I wanted to deal with. The main reason for buying the X. Eden Test 2.jpg
     
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