60 ft gunderson boxcar

60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby jmass » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:13 pm

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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby MacG » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:04 pm

And here the model and the price :o
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:35 pm

MacG wrote:And here the model and the price :o


So I guess Shapeways is doing plastic injection now ;)


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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby jmass » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:38 pm

if you choose white strong flexible the price is 48$. still a lot of money and I don't know how strong it would be.
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:18 pm

$48 is WAY too much. Just think how much my models were selling for.
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby scaro » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:37 am

think the range has been taken over from the canadian guy who had problems with a lot of people in TT, by an english guy. trouble is, i don't know what he's doing, whether it's material thickness or what, but his models are way more expensive than they ought to be.
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby Richard-B » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:39 pm

scaro wrote:think the range has been taken over from the canadian guy who had problems with a lot of people in TT,

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scaro wrote:by an english guy.

I hadn't heard this... Remember I ended-up with some of his NAFTA Models stuff.
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scaro wrote:trouble is, i don't know what he's doing, whether it's material thickness or what, but his models are way more expensive than they ought to be.

Profit... bigger Profit.. and whacking great Profit... ???

At this price... no-one would WANT to buy... so profit is probably zero.
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby scaro » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:29 am

i think it might be inattention to the thicknesses.

previously, i asked the guy who has the range now to for a quote on what it might cost to upsize a Z scale B&O wagontop boxcar.

another of the hypothetical TT freight yard's 'exceptions' ... in the absence of common prototypes i see TT layouts being full of oddities like wet rock cars, hauled by things like DD40xs and KMs (!) unless you're modelling canada in which case your garden variety needs are far better catered for! anyway, another topic.

the guy went ahead and upsized the car, but as i recall it was going to cost c. 40 euro. i'd only asked for a quote on what it might cost to do it rather than doing the work ... although i don't know that there was a whole lot of work involved. in any event he didn't seem grumpy that i didn't buy it. i imagine the z scale thickness was just inflated to TT and it used far too much material.

shapeways has potential for flat sides, ends for composite boxcars, hoppers and gons ... the roughness of their idiosyncratic -read slapdash- printing process would be better at rendering wood texture rather better than steel sheet. in the UK at the moment, shapeways is starting to hit the hobby mainstream, but a lot of the designers are kind of witless ... in love with an RTR dream that's never going to happen via the even-a-stopped-clock's-right-twice-a-day attitude of shapeways quality control. i saw an RS2 or 3 in N at a show recently done by their process; the guy selling it had the 'anything's possible, sky's the limit' kind of wild-eyed look about him as he showed it off, but frankly, on close inspection it looked like it had been carved out of pumice stone. :crazy:

however, on composite sides ... think of how rough the accurail H0 composite boxcar is ... people think that's a great model, though the rough texture is out of all proportion to what a real car would have. i have no clue why ... perception of what wood ought to look like, i suppose?
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar - 3D technology

Postby Richard-B » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:03 am

scaro wrote:i think it might be inattention to the thicknesses.

...or a technical limitation on thickness/resolution.

I'm expecting a that we will soon see 3D service bureaus using Form1 technology (i.e. laser-fused liquid resin)
http://formlabs.com/products/our-printer
...and these will offer resolution which will enable the creation of masters for resin casting.
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Re: 60 ft gunderson boxcar

Postby Tom Dempsey » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:16 pm

One can only hope!
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