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    • March 14, 2020 8:42 AM EDT
    • Neat!

    • March 13, 2020 5:08 PM EDT
    • Well, this is an entirely new world for me.  I've never worked with Resin.  So having learned of a new little 7/8th scale Feldbahn style, (but bashable),  industrial locomotive kit, I bought one.  Photos of the kit pieces are best seen in a very recent post, "3D printed," items, by Joe McCummins.  (I got too excited to think to photograph the parts).  The kit came from the SWC3DBackshop store on Etsy.  I am posting this as a New Topic because the seller has other offerings and I would like to address just his locomotive in the hope, as a Resin-Novice, this might attract comments on working with this medium and modifying/adding locomotive details.   The first thing I noticed is that the parts that have any size at all feel, "hefty," as in substantial.  I am accustomed to plastic, always seemingly so light to work with.  This kit is different.  Second, the parts are very, very crisp with clean corners and exacting fit as each relates to the other.  Cab front and motor compartment were assembled and square.  Smoothing surfaces with very fine sandpaper surprised me in how well the material worked and how little touch up was needed.  I am currently using Zap-A-Gap medium for assembly, however, there may be better options some of you know about.  Loco frame/chassis came assembled and drops right over the power truck, then secured with one screw accessible through the inside of motor compartment.  Locomotive itself measures roughly 8 inches long, 7 inches high and 4 inches wide. Side frames have nice detail; an air tank is provided to be installed under the running board of one side.  Headlight has channel for wiring.  I cut a lens from clear plastic using my RapiDesign circle template, Size 14 circle.  I added Ozark poling pockets.  The exhaust top cap is a small Delco automotive spring loaded oiler left over from my 1950's Chevrolet distributor lube hole.  I added open tool trays tucked under the rear running board of each side.  I still need to improve the look of the weathering I'm dealing with for dulling the bright finish of the wheels.  I intend to install a ZIMO sound board and the unit will run battery only.  I have removed the electrical pick-up shoes.  Batteries will fit into engine compartment and there is enough room behind the removable control wall inside the cab to conceal some of the electronics.  There is room under the engineer's seat for added weight and additional room under the frame for the same purpose.  I intend to have a self contained locomotive not requiring a battery car.  I have had more pure enjoyment from this kit than most other things I have done recently.  Perhaps because I do not worry too much about, "rivet counting," with 7/8 and this locomotive.  It is so adaptable to a variety of finished appearances.  Both, I believe, Euro or American versions can result.  I hope my photographs come through as I have never posted pictures here.  It will be a while before I am finished with this little guy, meanwhile I invite ideas and comments regarding working with Resins and this kind of project.  

    • March 13, 2020 10:28 PM EDT
    • Thank you, Pete.  A fellow list member just found my photos and put them on my other post.  So they are now visible.  Rather than repeat here after I learn from your instructions and the other assistance I've received, i'll leave it only on my other post.  Meanwhile, I'm keeping your instructions for when this comes up again.

      Thank you,

      Dennis 

    • March 13, 2020 8:33 PM EDT
    • Here is how I do it, open a freight shed here , download pictures from the computer to the freightshed , then open a topic,  open Another page with the freight shed open the picture , right click  on the picture select copy, then on the topic post page near the top of the page ,click on the icon on the top row above and to the right of FONT SIZES, and the arrow that looks like a sqhare with a black mountain in it. The attach image box open,right click on the source box and paste the image, then click OK . That is how I put this picture here. Good luck and keep trying , it took me a while to get it down

    • March 13, 2020 5:24 PM EDT
    • Sorry I don't understand this better...

    • March 13, 2020 10:25 PM EDT
    • Whew!  Thanks, John.  However, thanks also to the others that wrote out how to do it.  I'll keep their information for future use.  At any rate, these are the photos of my partially completed little 7/8 Resin diesel kit I purchased from SWC3DBackshop on his Etsy site.  

      Dennis

    • March 13, 2020 10:21 PM EDT
    • Here yuh go, Dennis.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • March 13, 2020 8:49 PM EDT
    • Post a link please and I'll help post them. With everybody sent home, the Internet is slow for me today...

    • March 13, 2020 7:44 PM EDT
    • Well, I got them loaded into a new folder in my, "shed."  However, after several tries I have no luck making sense out of the rest of the procedure.  Way too much time spent on this today.  I appreciate the help.  I'll try tomorrow when I'm fresh.

    • March 13, 2020 7:39 PM EDT
    • Thanks, John.  I just loaded them and now I'll see if I can get them here.

      Dennis

    • March 13, 2020 7:07 PM EDT
    • Your pics must live on the internet to be seen. When you joined you got free space in our Freight Shed. Please size your pics to 800 pixels wide.

      Once uploaded, open each one and right click on the pic to open it, once it opens right click on the open pic and I copy and paste or you can right click and use copy image location and paste that into the box that opens when you click on the mountain and sun icon  in the header. After inserting click on the enter key to set pic and move cursor beneath to spot next one.

       

      I hope this helps.

    • March 13, 2020 5:14 PM EDT
    • Guess I have to do it this way.....

    • March 12, 2020 6:52 PM EDT
    • Ain't buying it !

       

      No handicap rails , ditch lites  or HEP cabling !

    • March 12, 2020 6:49 PM EDT
    • Aren't all Sears catalogs expired now?

    • March 12, 2020 6:49 PM EDT
    • Yep! Corn cobs or a sears catalog.

    • March 12, 2020 5:13 PM EDT
    • John;

       

      Just remember to add a roll of TP (or an expired Sears catalog). 

       

       

      Have fun, David Meashey

    • March 12, 2020 10:51 AM EDT
    • It needs venting ..... Like the slice of the moon ..... and  i'ts hard to read in the dark ... 

      Great work as usual .. 

    • March 12, 2020 10:16 AM EDT
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       The track crew needed a place of relief.  The FNG has the honor of emptying the tank when it's full.

      And yes, Devon, there is a prototype for this according to RR Historian Dennis Thompson.

       

       

       

    • March 10, 2020 9:53 PM EDT
    • I bought some of the link pockets, pins and links.. High quality and durable.