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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:14 am 
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Being happy with what I have achieved so far, thought turned to the Neuburg station building (Faller kit) as I have to build one for 2013. Its always been a bit of a bugbear that it was not "true" RhB style, but what I could get and do at the time.

So - maybe a retrofit with one based on Stuls.

Done the basic CAD work, its great with street view in that you can get both the front view from the train -
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.6503999 ... 312!8i6656 and the back from the footpath - https://www.google.com/maps/@46.6504527 ... 312!8i6656

Just for interest, and using the filament on the printer, I though to do a test by printing at 58% of HO scale and see if the detail etc carries over. I am sure Paul S will quickly spot the significance of that odd ratio!

Anyway - this is what I got -

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Obviously a lot more to do to make it usable but the planking detail has held up quite well and it does have potential, printed in dark wood filament would look quite good I think. I will progress between other jobs, order some N gauge pantiles for the roof and see where it goes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:34 am 
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The scaled down one certainly does interest me ;) it certainly has a lot of potential in N 1/150.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 am 
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So - Neuburg Bahnhof revised in a more correct RhB building style.

The VIP party have arrived to go to the Grand Hotel who laid on the local band and traditional dancers to entertain them while the luggage was transferred. Hotel kindly provided some crates of beer to refresh them after the party have departed. Waiting to get the milk round underway with the dog cart - hoping there may be a spare bottle while at the loading bay, the wine merchants have arrived with more empty barrels. (Their wagon is now in the Saurer museum).

All keeps me me out of mischief and the printer busy!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 am 
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By 2013, they had changed the signs, added a restaurant, moved the WC indoors, closed the office and installed a ticket machine along with a wood burning stove, satellite TV and made some roof repairs. With the new platform, steps now go down to the GF doors.

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Painting the wine bottles, beer glasses and birthday cake was quite challenging!

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Few bits to finish off and it will be ready to install. Have printed off all the components for an Nm version of the original which will be a bit of fun.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:58 pm 
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That’s looking great Jim! The colouring is very effective, what paints are you using?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:48 am 
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Thanks Paul, I will get onto the Nm shortly - the whole kit is sitting on the bench ready to assemble. Very little paint at all but what I do use is Vallejo. The building base is printed in dark wood filament and after cleaning up given a coat of Sepia Wash to bring out the detail. The doors are left as printed - just because they give a slight contrast. Shutters are red printed and given a black wash to bring out the depth and windows white printed and untouched. Roof is Redutex round tile sheet and again given a sepia wash using a brush and sponge with some weathering details using a few shades and powders.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:09 am 
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No hurry Jim I was curious as they looks right, I hadn’t realised it was the filament as a base colour.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:34 am 
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Right - progress on Nm station. Having to make a few adjustments along the way as some detail is just too fine to be strong enough.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:37 am 
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Little and Large - ish.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:33 am 
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Looks great, is the roof printed too on this smaller version?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:43 am 
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Nice work on both! I like the little fountain in the background, too!
I'm curious how much it costs in materials to build something like this. Is the cost of the filament and all comparable to a plastic kit? I know that the Vollmer N scale kits, as beautiful as they are, cost a fortune, and they're plastic injection?!
Kibri were also really nice N kits, but costly, too.
And then the cost of the 3D printer comes into it. But the freedom to make ticket machines, benches, details of all sorts is really what the big selling point is.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:49 am 
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ritter - John N wrote:
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And then the cost of the 3D printer comes into it. But the freedom to make ticket machines, benches, details of all sorts is really what the big selling point is.


And a lot of hours acquiring a few new skills. ;) :-?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:42 am 
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Paul S wrote:
Looks great, is the roof printed too on this smaller version?


No - I experimented with printing tiles but it really did not work as well as I would have liked in HO never mind N - so I rely on Redutex who proved a great on-line service with great product. http://tienda.redutex.com/en/12-textures

ritter - John N wrote:
I'm curious how much it costs in materials to build something like this. Is the cost of the filament and all comparable to a plastic kit?


I worked that out not long ago and the filament cost came to about £10 as the wood texture is relatively expensive compared to the plain red and white plastic used. Redutex tiles are also relatively expensive and after that some glazing, wire for downpipes a bit of wash, paint and adhesive probably the final total is less than £20 for HO and £7 for the Nm.

ritter - John N wrote:
But the freedom to make ticket machines, benches, details of all sorts is really what the big selling point is.


The ticket machine is from photos we took in Filisur and the front is a direct print. These are first prototypes of what I am currently working on -

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:33 am 
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Jim very kindly sent me this test in Nm9 and it looks great :)

ImageNm9 RhB Station building print by Jim Finlayson on test. by -salisburyASC-

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ImageNm9 RhB Station building print by Jim Finlayson on test. by -salisburyASC-

Compared to the Kato Filisur, the wood effect looks far better than the cinder block moulded Kato walls.
ImageNm9 RhB Station building print by Jim Finlayson on test. by -salisburyASC-

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Great stuff! B-) B-)

However I better not get any ideas, SWMBO will remind me how much work there needs to done in 2m. #:-s :-s

Speaking of which, forecast calls for 35ºC today with very high UV index i.e. not much work in the garden. Just a bit before breakfast and some more before the sun starts around the corner in Bergün.

Current projects: sturdy support brackets that can be attached to the ladder roadbed in Bergün and Seedorf. Manual and electric turnout actuators.
To be followed by similar stuff to set out the splicer cabins along the line.

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