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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:29 am 
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Two types of insulators, those for the outriggers and for the suspension wire.

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Doing these in multiples would probably be the perfect job for a resin printer i.e load up the platform and .......

As is they're done one by one to avoid any stringing or other "happenings".

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:44 am 
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An option is to make them on a sprue with 0.5mm stringer as I have with these switch boxes (N Gauge). Keeps them tidy by forcing a print path and easy to split off with a craft knife once finished.

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Thanks Jim,

That will work for some with "suitable" configs.

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Works like a dream! Thanks again!!

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Finally back to "normal", picked up the prescription glasses on Thursday, the sunglasses (over the normal ones) showed up Saturday and the ones suitable for the computer arrived Sunday. Those have minimal magnification +1.25 but they have "blue light" blocking.
That's it on the vision front.

More material required for those masts i.e. a bunch of Plastruct profiles for more masts and arms. Last time I ordered directly from Plastruct's online shop, shipping and other charges were almost as much as the material.
Soooo, there has to be a better way? :-?
Sure enough one of the Amazon merchants offers Plastruct products, free shipping and no taxes. What's not to like, eh?!
BTW the shipping is quicker than from the Plastruct online shop.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 am 
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Today will be "design part of the Bergün bumper in FreeCAD and print it on the Chiron" day.

If it gets too tiring there's that new Gamache book from Louise Penny "A better man"; which SWMBO brought home from the library. It's marked as a quick read i.e. seven day lending period, after that it's a dollar a day penalty.
Those kind of deals are strictly for yours truly because of that time limit. :| :|

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:24 am 
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I finished the book in two days! FreeCAD will take a bit longer.

We had a visitor this morning, Raven was making quite a racket i.e. a lot longer and louder than when deer come by. So I decided to have a look; sure enough a black bear plundering the garden next door, but he took off in a hurry and .... no, I didn't have the camera along. L-) L-)

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The first 50 holding brackets for the masts are done.

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To get more practice I did the model in FreeCAD and there is a slight quality difference to what I printed with the SketchUp/CURA3.6.0/Creality Ender 3 when compared to the FreeCAD/CURA4.2.1/Chiron.
In short there is progress.

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Thanks for keeping us up to date, HJ—it seems like an entire hobby within a hobby as there is so much to learn.
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Keith Yundt wrote:
Thanks for keeping us up to date, HJ—it seems like an entire hobby within a hobby as there is so much to learn.
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Hi Keith,

With all the learning that's involved it is a separate hobby. :-? :-? Looking at all the fancy stuff some guys print — between all the vases and the Star Wars masks etc. I get to scratch my head quite regularly.

Going to Euro Hobbies on Saturday; ordered some of the stuff he has in stock and a bit of browsing may bring a few more to daylight. ;) :D You know stuff that I really need. :)) :))

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:))

I know how that works, HJ, that’s why I have about four sets of the same Pola G figures! I’d go to Eurorail, forget if I have them or not, and end up getting duplicates! :p
When I paint the eyes in, though, they all become their own individual citizen.
It’s probably a good thing they relocated out your way. :ymdevil:
Say Hi to Walter for me—tell him I’m keeping my powder dry for when MLGB comes out with the right train.
Have fun there!

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Actually this will be my first train hobby purchase this past year. Which means the two 3D printers and all that goes with them (and it) are a separate ledger category. :o) :o) And I haven't been to a train store even longer than that.
That is mostly because MLGB hasn't produced anything that fits our layout, or if it would fit the time frame, location etc. they did/do such a "wonderful" job that passing it up is very easy. :ymdevil: :ymdevil:

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