What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. kimvellore

    kimvellore TrainBoard Member

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    Tim,
    It looks really nice. I wish I could see it run. Can you post pictures of it on a track.
    Now I wish MTL makes HB trains...
    Kim
     
  2. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    The stock loading ramp is now finished. I kitbashed the kit a little bit down so it looks more then z-scale.

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    Regards
    Jürg
     
  3. david f.

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    that's a great cattle loader. no bull.
    dave f.
     
  4. Torsja

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    I guess it's time to clean up the workbench and living room before I start over again with the "Needle Eye" modules :D [​IMG]
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    PS: Nice work everyone, I enjoy looking at your work in progress [​IMG]
     
  5. david f.

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    workbench and living room. ........
    you're not married, are you. ;) :D

    dave f.
     
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  6. rray

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    Cool! That cattle ramp looks real nice! I could use 4 of them! :D

    I seen a bunch of them out back at the Cow Palace where we had our train show last month.


    -Robert
     
  7. kimvellore

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    Folks,
    I made my motorcycle and finally I am happy with my photo etching skills. This was the third try and it came out good.

    Here are some Pics..
    Here is the etched parts with a z scale person next to it for scale reference.

    I used a 300dpi printer to print this which caused the shaky edges so now I am confident I can etch what ever I can print.

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    Ready for painting and gluing

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    First cycle

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    Three of them
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    For once the motorcycles look much better in person than in pictures, I guess because of the extreme close-up it looks all messed up but with a bare eye it hurts to focus on details. Back to drawing board to make more PE stuff.

    Kim
    For larger pictures check out my website.
    http://www.kimsartshop.com/zscale.html

    [ February 26, 2006, 12:24 AM: Message edited by: kimvellore ]
     
  8. JR59

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    Kim, great Job on the Bikes! [​IMG]
    Your right, extrem close-up pictures are not the same then bare eyes.

    Regards
    Jürg
     
  9. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am beginning to think my fingers are too big. Its getting in the way of grasping of z scale parts. I can still see the parts, but keep dropping them. Oh well. The price of having long trains.
     
  10. JoeS

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    Fantastic work Kim! [​IMG]
     
  11. John Bartolotto

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    Kim,

    Now your into photo etching?!! Holy cow! How did you do the photo etching? Did you purchase a photo etching kit?

    John Bartolotto
     
  12. rray

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    Excellent work Kim, I see you got the dual sided etch process working! [​IMG] Great job, now save me a set, as those motorcycles are just my era!

    -Robert ;)
     
  13. kimvellore

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    Folks thank you for all the complements.
    To answer some of your questions
    John,
    Photo etching is quite simple once you have a reasonable setup. I used a PCB etch tank which has an aquarium heater and a bubbler at the bottom. You can get these from radio shack or any online electronic shop just google it for best price. I use Ferric Chloride for etchant. I have been trying to photo etch for a while but have been using only single sided method till now. With double sided it is tricky to get both the sides aligned but once you get a hang of it is OK.

    Rob,
    Now we can etch all the types of brake wheels or ladders you want. I am going to clean up the drawings and make small sets of bicycles and motorcycles. I need to add more types of bikes send me some pictures of bikes you want if you have some, The ones I made I googled for antique bikes and got three that was decent to PE. I'll probably try it again in a few weeks and I''ll make a set for you.

    -Kim
     
  14. John Bartolotto

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    Kim,

    Thanks!

    John Bartolotto
     
  15. henrikH

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    i made some signs :D
     
  16. John Bartolotto

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    Kim,

    What type and what dimesions of material/metal did you use to etch?

    John Bartolotto
     
  17. kimvellore

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    John,
    I used .01" and .008" brass. They both turned out to etch the same which means I can go to finer in details, I'll try some finer details this weekend.

    Kim
     
  18. chris mears

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    While this isn't new work for me, I had this little cottage out the other night to look at. I really want to start some new Z structures and wanted to look back on something I did that I was really proud of. Also, I wanted to experiment with my camera to try and take better shots of Z things.
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    It's not floating, I was just too lazy to set up something more formal to shoot against, so I just put it atop a Tuperware container in my kitchen.

    Now to make good on my pledge to get some building done...

    Chris
     
  19. kimvellore

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    Chris,
    The house looks real nice. How did you get the texture on the outside and how did you get the clean edges at the wall joints.
    Kim
     
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