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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  10:59:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Guff

Jim,
you're starting to master the CAD automation. Nice work!
Dave



Thanks Dave, If I don't get ahead of myself, it works well.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  11:09:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bernd

Jim,

I'm impressed with those prints. That last close up shows what looks like "fuzzies" on the part. How will that be taken care of?

Bernd



Sometimes just a touch off with #600 sandpaper, or depending on the plastic I'm using. A little lacquer thinner on the PLA or Acetone on the ABS on a damp rag. These parts are made with ABS. The ABS is a little harder to work with, but durability and flexibility is much better. The PLA variety is much easier to work with, but it's water soluble. So it has to be sealed with a primer or eventually in a damp basement you would have a lump of pla instead of a model, picked up through absorption.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  11:16:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

I like the way you're turning out building parts. Nothing like using modern technology.

George



Thanks George, So far I've got less than a $1.00 in material, no shipping fees, no wasted gas, zero miles on the car, and everything pretty much fits, unless I screw up a measurement.

It'll cost me the most for the LP to occupy the lounge.

Jim



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George D
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  11:25:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Thanks George, So far I've got less than a $1.00 in material, no shipping fees, no wasted gas, zero miles on the car, and everything pretty much fits, unless I screw up a measurement.

It'll cost me the most for the LP to occupy the lounge.

Jim




Go cheap on the LP's. You're only trying to represent the riffraff that hangs out in the lounge.

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  11:58:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Now that's turned into quite a project from just a "Doodling after breakfast" moment. Nice work, CAD is noting I've ever done or attempted, but it seems you have it mastered. Hats off to you Jim!



Thanks Lou! But, I don't know about 'mastering it', because it still can kick my butt when I go off on some tangent. I did a little window work today. Custom sized windows for any occasion.
[br
Jim




Jim you are the HO version of the "NEWPRO Windows" of New England's Premier Window Replacement Company now.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  1:08:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Jim, my forum subscription page is gone. Therefore The thread of the lounge I had cannot be posted'...

Looks like you are doing a heck of a job, fuz or no fuz, flat roof and going GREEN
and any other discrepancy one can badger up...(lOL)



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Bernd
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  3:33:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Jim,

I'm impressed with those prints. That last close up shows what looks like "fuzzies" on the part. How will that be taken care of?

Bernd



Sometimes just a touch off with #600 sandpaper, or depending on the plastic I'm using. A little lacquer thinner on the PLA or Acetone on the ABS on a damp rag. These parts are made with ABS. The ABS is a little harder to work with, but durability and flexibility is much better. The PLA variety is much easier to work with, but it's water soluble. So it has to be sealed with a primer or eventually in a damp basement you would have a lump of pla instead of a model, picked up through absorption.

Jim



Thanks for the explanation of the materials used. I had thought that all of the filaments were of a plastic nature. Didn't know the PLA is water soluble. I can see were that would be a little disconcerting finding your building in a lump.

Bernd



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  5:32:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, PLA is plastic, just not the highest grade of recycled plastic you can find. I'll have to toss some in water, and see how long before it starts to deteriorate. I do know that if you try and print with PLA that has been in a damp environment, you can expect to get some imperfect results from PLA that has been stored properly. One of the things that the hardcore printers do, is put the spool in a dehumidifier for 24 hours before printing with it.

Jim



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shortliner
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  11:33:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm intrigued by this - I'd never envisioned the lounge as being a building - to me it was always an old drovers caboose with an iron pot belly stove, up on blocks in the back of a yard somewhere, with spreading trees shading it. Odd how the minds eye sees things!


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George D
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  12:01:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by shortliner

I'm intrigued by this - I'd never envisioned the lounge as being a building - to me it was always an old drovers caboose with an iron pot belly stove, up on blocks in the back of a yard somewhere, with spreading trees shading it. Odd how the minds eye sees things!



I think we all have a vision of what the lounge looks like. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15790&SearchTerms=crew,lounge.

George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  2:00:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was a very nice lounge, wow 2007, 11 years ago you have been hitting 'em out of the park for quite a while.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  11:46:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The window frames and door jambs are installed along with the main joists.





Looks like I need Rob Chant to design a layout for the available space in 'the loft'.



There are some wheels turning inside this joint. 

[/br]

Jim




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rda
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  12:56:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Liking the roofline more-and-more. A stretched version would mate well as a secondary structure for a future yard next to a Juneco two door engine house I have on a back shelf somewhere. My design esthetic is "TOC ramshackle redux". Mind if I borrow it? I promise to do it serious injustice in the execution.
RDA



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potsy
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  1:29:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim just found this the lounge is looking good the loft would be
good place for Eddie to stay?

Mark



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  5:13:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jim, this building is looking fantastic, can't wait for your next process.

Rich



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