Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Page 21 of 41 FirstFirst ... 11192021222331 ... LastLast
Results 501 to 525 of 1007

  1. #501

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Amboy, WA
    Posts
    2,512
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    WoW-You have me wondering how deep is your well.???

    I have two wells...( drilled......45 Feet & 325 feet deep ) The one that is 325 feet deep has a 1 3/4 horse submersible pump that is just a few feet from the bottom with 1 1/4 flexable plastic pipe and two guys can pull it very easy.For steel pipe it's more of a job....
    but for that kind of money i would buy two good pipe wrenches......a couple of good pieces of chain........and rent a forklift for a day
    ( mabe $200.00 to $280.00 or less for a small forklift) and invite a friend or two to come over and give you a hand.Pumps aren't very expensive if you buy them from one of the big chain retailers.

    BIGMIG

    P.S. My deep well does not have a building over it...it's easy to get at.The shallow one is now inside a building but with flexable pipe it is still easy to pull.

  2. #502
    Rebellion13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    New Tripoli, PA
    Posts
    1,679
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    268ft is the well, but they are going to replace basically everything, wires, casing and such. If I wouldnt be worried about dropping the new pump I would give it a shot. And I have thought about doing it myself, but any time I attempt a big project, Murphy's Law rears its ugly head lol.

    Cheers,
    Wade
    N.E.A.D Member
    All my tanks are in the project stage

  3. #503
    Pah co chu puk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ridgway, CO
    Posts
    1,957
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Well, I just sent off an AutoCAD file to my friend with the 3d printer.  He want's to see what we can make together.  I made 200 L fuel drums, 5 of them arranged on a thin plate.  The plate can be cut away later, it's just to position the fuel drums for the 3d printing process.  I have other scale objects I am drafting too, the drums were just the first project I got done.
    Visit the Western Slope Division @
    http://colorado4rctanks.wordpress.com/

  4. #504
    Airbrushler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Windsor, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    2,652
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    ooooooooh i can't wait to se them keep us posted

  5. #505
    Panther F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Franklin, IN
    Posts
    7,671
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Interested to see! I am looking at investing in one myself, mostly for personal builds but will look into making those hard to find parts that tankers need and want.

    I don't think the AM industry is growing fast enough HERE in the states while in other lands they have done some very nice white metal work and offer some great stuff in resin too.

    We can do better.








    ~ Jeff
    Building the British Sherman Mk.III ~ Mid Production Sicily

  6. #506
    ausf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    , NY
    Posts
    1,665
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    You got my attention. With companies like Shapeways and even the reasonably priced home version printers, there's so many possibilities. I'd love to get into that, but with the learning curve of using the programs and every other which way my attention is pulled, I don't see it happening for a while.

    I can sculpt a 1/16 human head in about an hour, but it would take me about 5 hours to make a pair of binoculars. It'd probably take minutes with autoCAD and a printer.

    Definitely post pics.
    What, me worry?

  7. #507
    Pah co chu puk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ridgway, CO
    Posts
    1,957
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Here is a movie of the type machine he has.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ry5k...ature=youtu.be
    Visit the Western Slope Division @
    http://colorado4rctanks.wordpress.com/

  8. #508
    Pah co chu puk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ridgway, CO
    Posts
    1,957
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Here is a jpeg. I made of the fuel barrel project. This is what we will be 3d printing.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Yw66950.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	10.5 KB 
ID:	1783173  
    Visit the Western Slope Division @
    http://colorado4rctanks.wordpress.com/

  9. #509

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Benicia, CA
    Posts
    1,965
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    I want one of those gizmos so bad it hurts.
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood

  10. #510
    Pah co chu puk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ridgway, CO
    Posts
    1,957
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    I feel lucky to get to play with it for free. The only catch: the machine is in California...

    My friend is comming to Colorado next month, I hope to have him bring out several projects I've made.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bc0Q...ature=youtu.be
    Visit the Western Slope Division @
    http://colorado4rctanks.wordpress.com/

  11. #511
    Pah co chu puk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ridgway, CO
    Posts
    1,957
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    3d print project; update.

    This is not RC so I will post updates here rather than start a new thread.

    The file I sent my friend was in the wrong format so it would not work. It was a max. file and his machine uses an ipt. file. The max. would not import into the ipt. so I had to delete it and go back to the drawing board. I re-did the fuel barrel in the ipt. format and improved it somewhat in the process. I havedone a second item, also 1/16 scale. I have a third in the works now as well. He is comming out next week and will bring the stuff I sketched then.

    Here is pix of the new fuel barrel and the padlockdrawings I have sent him.

    not sure why it double posted the pix.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Lj22707.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	19.6 KB 
ID:	1785914   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Jf11766.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	18.4 KB 
ID:	1785915   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Lj22707.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	19.6 KB 
ID:	1785916   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Jf11766.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	18.4 KB 
ID:	1785917  
    Visit the Western Slope Division @
    http://colorado4rctanks.wordpress.com/

  12. #512

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    West Grove, PA
    Posts
    872
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Yea, those 3D printers are fantastic!  Never used one but seen Daryl T make some tank parts with one.  Mainly hinges, hatch covers and such.  Even
    seen a hollow axel housing he made for a truck build.  Pretty awesome technology.  Cool looking parts your working on.
    <script>
    AAF # 111284-25
    A.C.E. member

  13. #513
    Panther F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Franklin, IN
    Posts
    7,671
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    MAN!!!!

    Store bought ICE has doubled in price here in Indiana... probably because of the drought. To end that condition we would need at least 12 inches of rain. []

    What was once $1.99 is now $3.99! [X(]

    Oh well... ICE from the fridge suxs. [:'(]


















    ~ Jeff
    Building the British Sherman Mk.III ~ Mid Production Sicily

  14. #514
    Airbrushler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Windsor, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    2,652
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    ORIGINAL: Pah co chu puk

    3d print project;Â* update.

    This is not RC so I will post updates here rather than start a new thread.

    The file I sent my friend was in the wrong format so it would not work.Â* It was a max. file and his machine uses an ipt. file.Â* The max. would not import into the ipt. so I had to delete it and go back to the drawing board.Â* I re-did the fuel barrel in the ipt. format and improved it somewhat in the process.Â* I haveÂ*done a second item, also 1/16 scale.Â* I have a third in the works now as well.Â* He is comming out next week and will bring the stuff I sketched then.

    Here is pix of the new fuel barrel and the padlockÂ*drawings I have sent him.

    not sure why it double posted the pix.
    maybe some road wheels idlers and drive sprockets for a Cromwell

  15. #515

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Benicia, CA
    Posts
    1,965
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    I second the motion on the Cromwell, and a Comet, and a Centurion

    Rex
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood

  16. #516

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ashburn, VA
    Posts
    554
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    In a related turn of events, I actually ordered a 3d printer kit a couple weeks back and they just shipped it friday. I hope to print out tons of tank parts whenever its done! Awesome to see you guys doing stuff too. I may not have the capabilities of the really high end commercial stuff, but I should still be able to get some jobs done.

  17. #517
    ausf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    , NY
    Posts
    1,665
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge


    ORIGINAL: Martellus

    In a related turn of events, I actually ordered a 3d printer kit a couple weeks back and they just shipped it friday. I hope to print out tons of tank parts whenever its done! Awesome to see you guys doing stuff too. I may not have the capabilities of the really high end commercial stuff, but I should still be able to get some jobs done.
    Please take photos and share how that goes!

    I'd love to see it.
    What, me worry?

  18. #518

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ashburn, VA
    Posts
    554
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    I sure will! 

  19. #519

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ashburn, VA
    Posts
    554
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    AH YES! It came in! pictures shortly, haven't even opened the box!


    Its going to take a bit, but it shall be worth it:



  20. #520
    ausf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    , NY
    Posts
    1,665
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Sweeeeeeeet!

    You'll be spitting out plastic in no time.

    I saw a demo of printed 1/48 Sherman tracks at AMPS, must have been over 6 or 7 years ago. They were functional right out of the printer. I know the industry has grown exponentially from there, I bet that kit of yours will be capable of some pretty impressive stuff.

    What kit is it? The one I was looking at a few years ago was pretty expensive and required a lot of tweaking.
    What, me worry?

  21. #521

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ashburn, VA
    Posts
    554
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Its the makergear prusa mendel, was around 800. Makerbot makes some really cool ones but I always hear conflicting things about the company/tendency to leave customers in the dust for new versions... but they have a dual extruder version, allowing you to load one with plastic, one with soluble substance, allowing you to print gearboxes or anything else in one go, then dissolve the substance and have a functional gearbox. Its pretty cool. I hope to print custom tracks and whatnot perhaps for those who want some, always willing to see more unique vehicles in the hobby.

  22. #522
    ausf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    , NY
    Posts
    1,665
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    Makerbot was what I was looking at. Eight bills isn't too bad, considering what it does.

    Track links are the main thing that keeps me from scratch building what I'd really like in 1/16, a Pz I. That tank is mostly flat plates and I have all the measurements from the Aberdeen one as well as a few books, but no way to make links. I have both pressure and vacuum casting setups for resin, but I doubt those thin pieces would withstand the stress in anything less than metal.

    An RSO would be cool too.
    What, me worry?

  23. #523

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ashburn, VA
    Posts
    554
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    RSO? And I am pretty sure this could do treads. They would probably need a bit of cleanup, but it could work. 

  24. #524
    ausf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    , NY
    Posts
    1,665
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    This gem:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sq48395.jpeg 
Views:	6 
Size:	14.7 KB 
ID:	1787695   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hf99614.jpeg 
Views:	2 
Size:	12.6 KB 
ID:	1787696   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fa86990.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	31.8 KB 
ID:	1787697  
    What, me worry?

  25. #525
    Pah co chu puk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ridgway, CO
    Posts
    1,957
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: The Tanker's Lounge

    "maybe some road wheels idlers and drive sprockets for a Cromwell"

    All I need is drawings or pictures with dimentions of the real thing, then I can scale it down easy. Also the actual size of the axle you would be using.

    Post a link to a picture or sketch and I can get started. Any "C" tank you want.

    I am still working out the software/printer interface so simple shapes are best but wheels are just modafied circles, I can do that.

    They were printing my stuff last Friday, I haven't heard yet how it went. It would be cool to have the machine at home like Martellus, but I get to use theirs for free. It will print up to an 8 inch cube.
    Visit the Western Slope Division @
    http://colorado4rctanks.wordpress.com/


Page 21 of 41 FirstFirst ... 11192021222331 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:16 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.