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Rardshell
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  04:36:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have created a 3D printed model of a Missouri Car and Foundry (later ACF) Arch Bar truck, from about 1883. This truck was created with Google SketchUp and uploaded to Shapeways. I have just ordered the "test shot" to see how well it will work. I made the truck in three parts with an additional part for the brake beams, so that it would have flexibility. This is an S scale truck. Hopefully it will equalize nicely for use in Proto:64, but can also use the code 88 wheels or possibly code 110 wheels, if the axle length works.

After I receive the "test shot" I will make a report as to my evaluation, and whether any alterations are needed....

Thank you

Darrell Smith

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Rardshell
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  04:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The picture didn't upload apparently. I will try again.

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Rardshell
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  04:41:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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I hope it worked this time!


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deemery
Fireman

USA
4408 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2012 :  07:15:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can use only numbers, letters and dash in file names. No "#"!

dave
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Rardshell
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 03/23/2012 :  9:45:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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Ahhh Thanks Dave

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deemery
Fireman

USA
4408 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2012 :  10:20:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And worth the wait... That looks very interesting. What's the wheelbase, 5'?

dave
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mabloodhound
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 03/24/2012 :  11:01:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very nice

also, cannot have "&" sign in titles or else we could post it to open directly here.

Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”~Benjamin Franklin
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Rardshell
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 03/29/2012 :  01:19:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, the wheelbase is 4' 9 1/2".

I've had a setback. The 3D drawing was rejected by Shapeways because some components are too small. I will have to revise the drawing and try again.

Darrell

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scott
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 03/30/2012 :  2:04:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darrell, I agree with Dave, well worth the wait.

Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio
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