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The New 3D Printing Thread
#46
I always assumed that all the Tender battery covers were different for each character but I am certainly no expert there and I no longer have any to compare to.

As far as a relevant place to List your wares, I would think that the Trading Zone would be perfect for just Members if you weren't going full blown mass production for the public.
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#47
I'm no expert either super, all I know was in my last job lot I had a Gordon and a James, the latter missing its cover. However when I tried it the one from the Gordon fitted perfectly, so that's why I used it as a model to create the replacement. I will dig out examples of the other models although I'm pretty sure that Edward is a bit different as I recall.

If you are ok with me listing parts in the Trading Zone area I'll put a listing up. but I didn't want to break any rules. I'm not convinced I could go into 'full production' as you put it even with two printers as these things take time to print. But I'm happy to do them for our members Smile
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#48
I think the whether the tender cover actually fits on other engines solely depends on the year the engines were manufactured. The tender size is the same for Gordon James and Henery really.
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#49
I want to say that the cover for Henry’s tender was different but Gordon’s and James’s were pretty much interchangeable. To be honest, I got tired of dealing with broken wires on my kids’ engines and replaced them with later versions that had the battery under the boiler.
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#50
Well I'm sure as time goes by I'll figure out how many different types/sizes there are an be able to make one for each type its not that difficult as they are reasonable simple constructs Smile

Any input from experts is welcomed though Smile
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#51
Sorry to bump this, I have 2 different versions of Edward that need coal covers.
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#52
No problem, if you have the specs for them I can model them...
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#53
Ill send you the specs of the covers.

My extra Busy Bee James needs a Coal Cover as well.
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#54
I've just come across a review of a new small footprint 3d printer that seems really positive so I thought I would bring it to your attention -

https://youtu.be/y6B1ADLGM4I
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#55
Quite the cute little thing isn't it?
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#56
Indeed, as well as cheap and lots of features also a quite impressive build size for its diminutive footprint.  I reckon it would make an ideal first printer for a beginner and yet large enough that you could produce say train body shells Big Grin
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#57
Next up...Pocket Printers Big Grin
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#58
How about this one, smaller and even a little cheaper Big Grin






Mind you, this one caught my eye the other day, not particularly cheap, but it is small, fully assembled and aimed squarely at the consumer market instead of the hobbyist. Of course the downside is that it is pretty much locked in (bit like Apple products), but at least on paper is easy to use and 'safe', could be a sign of 3D printers headed into the mainstream consumer market, next thing you'll have one made by the likes of HP and available in high street stores rather than just specialist 'nerd' retailers Big Grin



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#59
Do you think any of these are ones that you have to use their filament or their spools?
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#60
Super the first two definitely will use any generic filament, although you might have to buy smaller reels for the Monoprice as it doesn't look like it takes kilo reels. Only the 'ToyBox' one may have dedicated spools, but even then it looks like you could at worst re-wind a normal filament spool onto the smaller one it uses...

The only brands I know of that have chipped or dedicated spools in their range are the XYZ cheaper models and the Dremel machines. Although I would guess there are others I've not heard of.
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