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Offline John Candy

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Read All About It!
« on: Jan 12 2022 22:21 »
The WH Smith (or John Menzies in Scotland) bookstalls were, at one time, to be found on any station which served a town of reasonable size (small country stations included ,not just city stations).

They came in all shapes and sizes and this offering is based upon a 1937 drawing (stamped Southern Railway, Eastleigh) for a W H Smith "sub-bookstall" at Bournemouth Central Station, to be situated by the booking office.

There are five files for each of the four sides plus roof:

http://gauge3.info/openscad/WHSmith/front.scad
http://gauge3.info/openscad/WHSmith/back.scad
http://gauge3.info/openscad/WHSmith/end_1.scad
http://gauge3.info/openscad/WHSmith/end_2.scad
http://gauge3.info/openscad/WHSmith/roof.scad

The first example is currently printing.

The counter/display section and other internal detail to follow.

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Re: Read All About It!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13 2022 09:27 »
Is this the point where I remind someone that they said;

" no-one will ever need a 3d printer and very few people will use them".

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Ralph

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 13 2022 10:10 »
I can add to what Ralph has said above:
The cost to me of printing (in materials and electricity) items which would have cost around 1000+ GBP in commercial kits, has been less than 100GBP.

The Snapmaker 2 A350 has not yet been used for laser cutting or CNC milling and it has almost covered the capital cost of 1600GBP.

I still have not unwapped the resin printer equipment (Elegoo Mars2 Pro and the Elegoo Mercury washer/ UV curer) and they will offer a new level of opportunity.

You don't need to write the code .... we have supplied you with a good selection of projects....just buy a printer and "give it a go"!

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John
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 13 2022 19:01 »
Completed and awaiting finishing.
The next conundrum is what colour to paint it.
Most models I have seen have been green but my (now fading and possibly unreliable) memories of the SR(Western Section)/Waterloo/Wimbledon, etc. suggest varnished wood was common in the 50's.

The drawing shows just a small display shelf on the counter and that is included in the file
http://gauge3.info/openscad/WHSmith/counter.scad

The news "flyers" will be transfers positioned in the panels on the front and at one end (the retaining wire mesh will be printed onto the transfers).
Other decoration (mainly newspapers and mags.) will be copied from photos.

A cash register would be a useful addition, when I find a suitable early C20th drawing.

John.










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