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Title: Model Railway Journal : 3D printing and other topics.
Post by: John Candy on April 12, 2018, 05:24:47 PM
I happened to be in WH Smith in St Ives (Cambs.) today and, while Carol was looking for a mag., happened to spot issue 262 of the MRJ (a mag. I have not read for many years).

What prompted me to buy it was "Modelling Road Surfaces" (mentioned on the cover) which I thought would come in handy when "scenicising" (if that is a proper word!) Monkton Priors.

When I got home and opened it, it turned out to have even more interesting content. There is a long article on 3D hi-res printing as well as another on deploying "static" grass (the method of application using an electric charge) with a "Flockbox Fusion" gadget.

So for 4.80GBP (a lot more than when I last purchased a copy) I gained three very useful articles.

On another matter, Roger ("Bolingbroke") and I have jointly invested in a "Cricut Maker" with accessories and we are on the point of experimenting with the die-cutting of panelled carriage sides, horseboxes and other items from plywood, MDF, plastic card and other materials.

The "Maker" is a machine which delivers a 4Kg "punch" ..... more than ten times the force of its predecessors.

John
Title: Re: Model Railway Journal : 3D printing and other topics.
Post by: IanT on April 12, 2018, 10:39:48 PM
Very interested in this John - please keep us updated on how you get on.

Regard,

InT

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