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    Check out the latest edition of Railway Modeller for an interesting article on 3D printing of GER J15 and E4 locos

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    Thank you for your replies. It's great to know some n gauge models can be converted to look like Irish locos with some work. 3D printing I'm sure will help hugely with this as well.

    I'm not sure if I want to model steam era or diesel yet. I like modern locos, but steam could look nicer passing through a countryside setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Thank you for your replies. It's great to know some n gauge models can be converted to look like Irish locos with some work. 3D printing I'm sure will help hugely with this as well.

    I'm not sure if I want to model steam era or diesel yet. I like modern locos, but steam could look nicer passing through a countryside setting.

    Peter
    A reasonable selection of Irish 3d printed N gauge models are available from Shapeways
    http://www.shapeways.com/shops/valve...#more-products. I think the diesel locos are designed to run on Lifelike N Gauge chassis. The main challenge is in achieving a reasonable surface finish on 3d printed material
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayner View Post
    A reasonable selection of Irish 3d printed N gauge models are available from Shapeways
    http://www.shapeways.com/shops/valve...#more-products. I think the diesel locos are designed to run on Lifelike N Gauge chassis. The main challenge is in achieving a reasonable surface finish on 3d printed material
    I wonder if anyone has a photo of one to show how smooth / rough they are?

    Presumably very fine rubbing down does the trick?

    I looked at their site and for "N" they appear to have the following diesels - A, C, 421, (unusually) 401, 121 and 141. One wonders what chassis would do the two "E" classes.

    They do a Bullied open and a Craven plus quite a few more modern yokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    I wonder if anyone has a photo of one to show how smooth / rough they are?

    Presumably very fine rubbing down does the trick?

    I looked at their site and for "N" they appear to have the following diesels - A, C, 421, (unusually) 401, 121 and 141. One wonders what chassis would do the two "E" classes.

    They do a Bullied open and a Craven plus quite a few more modern yokes.
    I bought a couple of the 141 bodies a few years ago. I sold them on...

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    Do I detect, Garfield, that you were somewhat underwhelmed by them?
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