Designing it as a series of sub-assemblies works. Also working to the capacity of your printer is the way. Keep a list of the assembly parts and your detail parts.
well the loco is pretty much 3 section and for trucks the only issue is how i am going to power them also this a kind of an experimental project and things might go anywhere is just kinda of a first attemptDesigning it as a series of sub-assemblies works. Also working to the capacity of your printer is the way. Keep a list of the assembly parts and your detail parts.
well i was planning to just buy LGB pantographs since there close enoughvery interesting project but you will need to make some pantographs and it is quite a job.
Good luck and keep us posted its a fascinating prototype to model.
actually i have a bit of a question which type of filamet should i use? ABS or PLA?Designing it as a series of sub-assemblies works. Also working to the capacity of your printer is the way. Keep a list of the assembly parts and your detail parts.
ok well i was planning to make the frames out of PETG anyway cause its strong and was thinking about ABS for the ShellsFrom my experience, if you are only going to run indoors, then PLA is fine.
But NOT if you run outside in the summer heat. Attached photo - PLA in the background.
I could not stand the fumes given off by ABS inside my house, so I use PETG, which a okay in the heat, so far!
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battery also what i am thinking so far is to have a C-4+4-C arrangment also the prototype is actually a 1B-D+D-B1Yes, good question in regards to powering it. As it's a CO+DO+DO+CO (3+4+4+3) wheel arrangement there are several ways you could do it:
-Triple axles unpowered but work as guiding / trailling bogies spreading the weight and the central 4-axle bogies to power the unit.
- All wheels powered
- The triple axle bogies as powered and keeping the two 4-axles bogies to spread the weight.
It's almost like you're building an electric powered Garratt. Will this be track powered or R/C Battery?
YepSo both of the three axle bogies had two wheels powered and a idler axle? Intriguing indeed.
nope because its 1B-D+D-B1 its a B truck with an idler axle on the front rather than the middleWouldn't that be more of a A-1-A setup? Much like some of the Alco Locomotives.
Could be mildly helpful if it works for the voxelab Aquila printerQuite a while back I purchased an extender kit for increasing my vertical print to 400mm from 250mm. Was about $40 and we'll worth it if you can stand 120 hour prints!