What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. Curn

    Curn TrainBoard Member

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    Oh please make those pilots available on Shapeways. I could use a few. Especially if they also fit the GP35.

    I’m working on a TheZMaker SW9. So far it runs well with just 1 powered truck. These things a are tiny.

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    Matt
     
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  2. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Matt, still have to fine tune the design. Will make these available through shapeways.
    /Frank

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  3. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Some more pictures:

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    The brass coupler interface is approx 3.0 mm wide, 0.8 mm thick and 7.0 mm. It has a 1mm pin and MTL size threaded hole. Glued to the locomotive body.

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    This way the coupler can always be replaced.

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    ...works perfectly while switching cars...

    /Frank
     
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  4. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Hi,

    Added some paint and BMLA detail parts which I still had. My 5911 finaly has a proper GP9 face.
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    Some details how I did install the coupller:
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    The coupler interface is made out of a piece of brass strip. I made two 1mm holes in it. One is threaded for the MTL screw, the other gets a 1mm pin which fits in the bottom of the locomotive shell. The interface is glued in place when the pilot is glued into locomotive shell.

    /Frank
     
  5. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Very interresting, thank you for sharing, Frank. Would you consider here giving us a tutorial depicting how you have proceeded ? I mean, which parts with Shapeway's, how to find them, etc..
    Best,
    Dom
     
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  6. ZFRANK

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    Hi Dam,

    I will eventually make them available. Size of the pilot gap is slightly different for GP35 and GP9. For attachment of the coupler you still need te make the brass 'interface' yourself.

    /Frank

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  7. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    OK Frank, thanks. Didn't manage until now to carry out a correct improvement for pilot and coupler on my MTL Geeps. On the opposite of my AZL GP38s. ;)

    Dom
     
  8. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Hi all,

    Worked on some pallets and oil drums 3D printed.

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