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    • August 8, 2019 3:27 AM EDT
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      3D printing a flatcar

      I know I can get a used flatcar for under $5, but 3D printing one will give me a chance to design one specifically for my own purposes.  This will be a 1:32 40 foot flatcar to deliver a 30 foot long (also 3D printed) architectural column.  I'm using a Bachmann flatcar as a starter.  This has a fairly simple undercarriage but it does have stake pockets, and will have metal wheels and Kadee #1 body mounted couplers when I'm through.  No pictures yet, but the design is nearly finished.  I did it in Tinkdercad.

       

      Problem with Large Scale is that the car is to big to print in one piece, so I'm having to slice it into thirds, then I'll have to glue it back together, unless I use truss rods to bolt it together.

      This post was edited by Dick Friedman at August 8, 2019 3:40 AM EDT
    • August 8, 2019 10:22 PM EDT
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      keep us posted Dick. 

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      another 3d printer nut

    • August 9, 2019 12:34 PM EDT
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      Dick, how many sections need to be printed to get the whole length?

       

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    • August 9, 2019 8:18 PM EDT
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      I guess he will be printing a kit, some assembly required.

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    • August 9, 2019 10:13 PM EDT
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      Length is function of the printer (so is width and height)  wanted to know how much splicing will be needed.

       

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    • August 9, 2019 10:29 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Dick, how many sections need to be printed to get the whole length?

       

      Greg

      Dick said "Problem with Large Scale is that the car is to big to print in one piece, so I'm having to slice it into thirds, then I'll have to glue it back together, unless I use truss rods to bolt it together."

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    • August 9, 2019 10:31 PM EDT
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      Dick  said: "Problem with Large Scale is that the car is to big to print in one piece, so I'm having to slice it into thirds, then I'll have to glue it back together, unless I use truss rods to bolt it together."

       

      Thirds it is.

       

      Dang Joe beat me by a millisecond!

      This post was edited by John Caughey at August 9, 2019 10:32 PM EDT
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    • August 9, 2019 10:31 PM EDT
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      Thanks Joe! Did not see that the first time, although see that the post is edited.

       

      Will be watching, getting the printer bug bad...

       

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    • August 11, 2019 9:01 AM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Thanks Joe! Did not see that the first time, although see that the post is edited.

       

      Will be watching, getting the printer bug bad...

       

      Greg

      I guess you missed this also in Dick's post "This post was edited by Dick Friedman at August 8, 2019 3:40 AM EDT ". You asked your question on Aug. 9th. You are not following your own advice to read it twice before posting.

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    • August 11, 2019 11:57 AM EDT
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      that's what I like about this forum... the helpful attitude with the knife poised for the thrust

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    • August 11, 2019 1:49 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      that's what I like about this forum... the helpful attitude with the knife poised for the thrust

      Silly man,

      Rooster has a nut pick;

      and Joe and I use our elbows to  nudge you back ...

      let's keep it life sized.

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    • August 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      that's what I like about this forum... the helpful attitude with the knife poised for the thrust

      I was just reminding you of a useful bit of trivia!

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    • August 11, 2019 2:58 PM EDT
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      Thanks, clearly I need to have 3 Roosters in my LSC experience, trivia is a pretty lame excuse to pick on someone

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    • August 11, 2019 4:17 PM EDT
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      You're welcome. Just pointing out one of your very own golden rules (trivia).

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    • August 11, 2019 6:58 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

       clearly I need to have 3 Roosters in my LSC experience

      Yes , as it keeps the balance !

    • August 11, 2019 7:22 PM EDT
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      I'm still waiting to hear about what was made on the Sherline or how to remove/replace the wheels on the RS-3.  Was looking forward to that one in time for open house, but never happened.

       

       

    • August 11, 2019 7:40 PM EDT
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      Todd Brody said:

      I'm still waiting to hear about what was made on the Sherline or how to remove/replace the wheels on the RS-3.  Was looking forward to that one in time for open house, but never happened.

       

       

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    • August 11, 2019 8:14 PM EDT
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      Total 4 now... do you make lists of things you have decided that people are to deliver to you... I've done several things on the Sherline, but why would I share it with you after another comment like that?

       

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at August 11, 2019 8:16 PM EDT
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    • August 11, 2019 9:03 PM EDT
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      If you were going to share anything you had made, you would have done it long ago.  And why would you even think that you are only sharing it with me?  Lots of other people here too.  Get real!

    • August 11, 2019 9:07 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Total 4 now... do you make lists of things you have decided that people are to deliver to you... I've done several things on the Sherline, but why would I share it with you after another comment like that?

       

      I am certain there are more lurking out there for you.

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