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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/19/2018 :  05:58:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray, I have a busy couple of months coming up.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/19/2018 :  09:19:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

As you experiment with your new machine I think many of us will be interested in your results. Particularly because you do have experience with this technology and also youíve built in many media and can bring your perspective to bear.

Iím intrigued by the idea of building in card. It has a long history and Iíve seen much nice work with it, mostly in pictures because much of it is across the pond.

Best wishes to you and yours.

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Yes indeed Bob, I'm with Mike on this as it is very interesting and I want to see what you come up with. Especially with your skills and experience, I'm sure we'll see some exciting builds'..


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Orionvp17
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Bob,

I think you'll find that all of us are interested in your process, trials, tribulations and results. Best wishes, and please share with us!

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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/19/2018 :  12:40:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, Ted, and Pete, thanks for your comments. I will try to keep you all informed on my trials and
tribulations with the new cutter but please keep in mind that my free time is at a premium right now.

Bob


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Posted - 03/20/2018 :  3:55:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greetings to all! I had dropped off the Forums for a time, but just today chose to see what my old friend Bob might have to say! What great timing on my part! Good luck with your surgery Bob, and hurry back soon. I know most here are structure oriented, but I can already think of a bunch of transportation related uses for that device! Guess I'll have to see about saving up my pennies....



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Posted - 03/21/2018 :  06:46:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Most of you know I LOVE to model gas stations and this one's for you Dave.

This was on Shorpy this morning:




1939

The overhead lighting I'm sure was done to "code".

I would also really like to know what the notches in the two upstanding 2 x 4s are supposed to match with....

Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/25/2018 :  07:20:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had a few minutes to play with my cutter and I remembered that Ted asked about making
a little box. I thought this would be a good small project to try the feature of the Scan
N Cut machine called direct cut. This feature scans a drawing and then cuts it out all in
one operation.

I think it works quite well. I should have used light card but I had it printed on paper
but I think you will get the idea. Let me know what you think Ted. I'll mail them to
you tomorrow. Remember. I'm just learning!



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Jack M
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  9:47:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am still practicing with my Brother Scan N Cut Machine using scrap cardboard from Snack boxes, TV dinner boxes, etc. The machine does a nice job but I having problems in cutting .040 thick styrene sheets. I might have to use .020 thick sheets and cut them together.

Last night while looking for Faller Car System videos on YouTube I ran across some info of scanning and cutting out paper buildings using the Brother Scan N Cut machine and I was amazed as I had not thought of doing this. The link to this YouTube video is below. The sound quality with the guy talking is rather low.The info on cutting out paper buildings starts at about 1:10 minutes into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TleBaqpYQnQ&t=14s

On another note I find that the Faller Car System is interesting. I want to do either a logging or a mining scene with moving trucks either loading the goods into a train or off loading materials depending in which industry I choose. Of the three systems available I like the Faller system the best as the magnet in the bottom of a vehicle just follows a magnetized wire buried in the roadbed. You either use Faller's precut and pregrooved roadbed or you can buy their tool for about $150 which allows you to groove your own boards which makes the cuts at the proper needed depth and then you just drop in the magnetized wire. Then you put tape over it and paint it with their special paint and it looks pretty good too.

Even though I prefer the Faller system it is also the most expensive with the complete sets starting at around $120 depending from whom you buy them from. The cars run on a battery which will run the car for around 2 hours. You can use other models and adapt them for the Faller system but this can be expensive too costing around $100 for each vehicle that you want to customize.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  04:45:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jack,
Thanks for your post. I have been doing a little experimenting with my ScanNCut but my time is
very limited caring for my wife who is having health problems. I have used the scan N Cut to
cut out some of my own drawings but cutting out the paper model parts is a great idea.

I have cut parts out of .020 styrene with no problems but I have not tried thicker sheets.
Sometimes you would not have to cut the thicker styrene all the way through just as long as it
cuts deep enough to allow you to snap the parts free.

Bob


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Jack M
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Posted - 04/19/2018 :  02:56:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob:

What cutting settings do you use to cut .020 thick styrene? I tried cutting out six pieces of parts to use on logging tongs for a HO log loader for a friend but the cuts didn't go all the way through. I can snap them out of the sheet but I want to cut all the way through.
I am using the deep cut blade and I believe that my settings were set at 8 for cutting depth and 0 for cutting speed.
I am impressed with the machine as all I had to do was to scan the parts drawing and choose cut and the hole process only took about 3 minutes.

Jack M



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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/19/2018 :  06:17:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jack, didn't think to change the cutting speed so it was at 3. I used the normal cutter set at
12 and I told the machine to cut the pattern twice. The first cut looked as you describe and
the second cut cut it out nice and smooth.

As you know I am just learning this machine but I am really impressed. I do like working on the
computer using canvasworkspace rather than designing on the machine itself although I have
done that too.

Cheers,

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/19/2018 :  06:21:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, I just watched a YouTube demo of a guy who has a regular paper model kit of a structure. He
used the direct cut method and simply fed a printed sheet from the kit into the machine and it
cut the parts out for him.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/19/2018 :  10:39:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I tried to find that video again but couldn't. Just to try it out I printed this
page from a paper model.



this is the same page mounted on the cutting mat



When you do a "direct cut" the machine first scans the page and calculates where to cut.
you have a chance to make changes, then you press "cut" and it cuts the parts out.



There is more in the manual and I really should find time to read it.

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/19/2018 :  12:58:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, that worked well. What will be next - driverless cars?!


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