Larger multi-purpose 20th century brick building
 

Larger multi-purpose 20th century brick building  

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jsw
 jsw
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This was loosely based on some generic school buildings, but could be an office building, apartment, government building, etc.

O-Scale, about 1:48, for model railroad.

Posted : 06/11/2020 11:09 pm
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Calire
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Rhaaa   i love it !

And the red brick wall, we believe it.   Continue like that to "feast" us.

Posted : 07/11/2020 8:27 pm
bobstro
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@jsw - Are you familiar with ForumFutura's Stonefil series of filaments? They're not cheap, but they might be well suited for trim on some of your projects. It's expensive stuff -- about $35 for 0.5Kg -- but I tried some out and the concrete for example looks very convincing.

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Posted : 07/11/2020 9:07 pm
jsw
 jsw
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I've looked at a few of the esoteric filaments on line, but I seem to always go back to the Paramount and Hatchbox ones for the model RR buildings.

Posted : 07/11/2020 9:33 pm
bobstro
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Oh, I wouldn't use those for routine prints, but if you need convincing-looking concrete or granite, they are effective. A bust I printed looked very much like concrete -- which was unfortunate because I'd meant to order granite.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan...
Posted : 08/11/2020 12:53 am
jsw
 jsw
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I did take a look at the Form Futura filaments.  There are two dealers here in the States, one which shows all of the Stone Fill filaments out of stock and the one that appears to have stock is difficult to see what color is what and the price point is way high.

My next project is a power plant model, and I will probably go with the Paramount Castle Limestone Gray for most of it.

I'm currently doing some test proof of concept prints for it, or rather for an idea I have to have simulated smoke coming out of the stacks using a resistor in a small glass dish to heat Megasteam smoke fluid and a small fan to force it up the stacks.  This will be very similar to locomotive smoke units.  It's not something to have running most of the time, but to turn on occasionally for the smoke effect.

Posted : 08/11/2020 10:06 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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Very nice JSW, I love Paramount's color selection. I find their PLA a bit soft to work with but it produces nice details, once it's dialed in as you have shown here. their abs is OK also.

Beautiful Print

Posted : 23/11/2020 12:33 am
jsw
 jsw
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Thanks Swiss.

Paramount does have some colors which work well for doing models of buildings.  I've used their PLA and PETg but not ABS, at least not yet.  I don't think of it as any softer than most PLA filaments.  I've found that it prints quite well with the PS and Cura generic PLA settings.

That brick detail above is actually a 'veneer' piece cut to fit and added during the drafting process.

Posted : 23/11/2020 12:40 am
munmin89
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It's great to be here with everyone, I have a lot of knowledge from what you share, to say thank you, the information and knowledge here helps me a lot.

Posted : 25/02/2021 8:27 am
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