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3D Print Project SSYMS 80 ton 1/16th Scale

Old 05-28-2020, 11:08 AM
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I agree, practically every part for the CR-10 series of printers is available on line.
From power supplies to control boards, I have found every part I have ever looked for and they are usually very inexpensive.
As far as new printers I have been looking at the new CR-10 V2 and V3 printers as my next printer, they have improved the CR-10, added some new features and the price is lower than what I paid for my CR-10S two years ago. The big difference between the V2 and V3 is the V3 has a Titan direct drive and I believe a V6 hot end.
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Old 06-03-2020, 01:51 PM
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Wondering what the major advantage of the CR10V2 is vs the CR10S? Most of the features are already available as upgrades for the CR10S and the blurb on the Creality page compares the V2 to the original CR10, not the 10S?
Old 06-04-2020, 12:08 AM
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Martin,
You are absolutely right most features on the CR-10 V2 version can be added to my original CR-10S I have done some of them.

The CR-10 V2 has the dual Z axis stepper motors like the original CR-10S and is available with both the BL touch and the Titan Direct Drive.

The V2 also has the quieter stepper drivers and the frame reinforcement.
My original CR-10S already had the dual Z axis I believe the BL touch and Direct drive can both be added to it as well.

I wanted a second printer that I was familiar with and I was hesitant to upgrade my existing printer beyond a certain point, without a backup in place, in case I had any issues doing the upgrades I wanted.
Additionally I wanted to increase my ability to print more parts faster.

I find I spend half of my print time printing things for other people, so I will soon be able to do my projects full time and still print stuff for other people.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:12 AM
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It has been a while since I have posted any update, The pandemic has made me very busy, you see I sell and build video streaming systems, as you can imagine everyone needs to stream nowadays, schools, churches, corporate entities are all having to start streaming to provide service for their students, congregations and their employees and customers in order to do business.

Consequently I have not had as much free time as I need or would like to complete some of my ongoing projects.

My belt sander finally came in, as did my new printer, I havenít even taken the time to assemble and setup either one yet.

With what little free time I have had I spent designing and printing the loading ramp that was used to drive the tanks onto the SSYMS rail car.
Here are some pictures of the parts I have designed so far using photos of the 1/35th scale ramp made by trumpeter for their SSYMS rail car. It would have been nice to have plans for this item to ease the designing process, but I manged to muddle through.










Above are the exploded views of some of the parts. The only things missing in the pictures are the cross bars which support the diamond plates and the hinge that joins the short ramp and long ramp together. I cheated a little on the cross bars, as compared to the Trumpeter kit parts, as I did not want to have 15 cross pieces to print so I only have nine and some are duplicated by making mine rectangular, they pull double duty as each bar has a different height and width so I only have to rotate them to use them in another position.

I think I got pretty close on the dimensions, I shortened the long ramp a little to fit the print bed, of course after I printed the ramps I realized I could just rotate it diagonally to fit the bed in the correct length so I am redoing those parts luckily it wonít affect much else except the diamond plate that spans the space between the ramps. I will just need to reprint some more plates. The ramps I printed will still work just at a slightly steeper angle.

I will post some pictures of the printed parts, as soon as I take them.

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Great to see the project was not lost or shelved. Everyone would understand under these circumstances of todays 'new normal'.

Still excited and interested in this one.
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Panther F,
Thanks for the feedback.
I have too much time invested to let this project fall by the wayside and I promised myself I would get this done before I would move on to complete my next major project, the16 ton Fries Strabokran and the V2 rocket in 1/16th scale.
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I finally got around to taking some pics of the revised 3D printed ramp parts I designed, the ramp is mostly assembled by this time.

I redesigned and reprinted the long ramp parts so they would be closer to the correct length, they are now 346mm in length, increasing the ramp total length when fully extended to around 500 mm or just under 20 inches.
The first picture is the TinkerCad screen showing the parts required, most are duplicated (so not all are shown) for a total of 52 parts including the diamond plates (also not shown in this picture).



Of the diamond plates required there are six for the long ramp and only two for the short. I made the cross bars underneath hollow so I could insert a steel rod to give it more strength in case the tank track happens to run on top of the diamond plates (I am sure at some point this will happen).

The other items not previously pictured are the cross bars and the end pieces that attach to the front of the short ramp that are placed on top of the rail cars bed.
Additionally for assembly there are several hardware components required the "L" brackets at the front are attached with 2mm button head screws and nylon insert lock nuts as there is no accessing them after the ramp parts are glued together I had to be sure they would not come loose over time, thread lock would have worked equally well but I had the lock nuts on hand. Then there are the 10 steel rods that are inserted into the hollow crossbars.


Long & Short Ramps


Long & Short Ramp Disassembled


Front of Short Ramp


Ramp Support

Ultimately everything will be glued together except for the joint between the short ramp and the long ramp, as I made this able to pivot for different heights if necessary and the ramp to the triangular base will not be glued for ease of disassembly for transport.

That's all for now.
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