1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

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1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

Post by FLtenwheeler » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:00 pm

I have drawn up the brake retainer valve to add even more details to your freight cars. Available on Shapeways.

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/meyer-locomotive-works


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Re: 1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

Post by Rwilliams » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Thank you so much for your efforts. I have wanted a few of those for many years and had almost finished an oversize master for lost wax casting. Now I can relax and order from Shapeways.

You have helped to fill a serious detail void in our hobby.

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Re: 1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

Post by FLtenwheeler » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:02 am

You are very welcome.

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Re: 1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

Post by FLtenwheeler » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:35 am

Hi All

Is there any other brake parts anyone is looking for? I just purchased some old manuals from England so I have a lot of information.

Tim
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Re: 1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

Post by Rwilliams » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:08 pm

I went to the Shapeways website and put in an order for two of the retainer valves in cast brass.

The next day I got a notice from Shapeways in regards to a problem with the part design which only the person making the drawing could resolve. Therefore, my order was canceled until the part design problem was resolved.


Rather disappointing, but things do happen with new untested drawings. Any idea when the part problem will be resolved?

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Re: 1/8" Scale Retaining Valve

Post by FLtenwheeler » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:26 pm

Rwilliams wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:08 pm
I went to the Shapeways website and put in an order for two of the retainer valves in cast brass.
The next day I got a notice from Shapeways in regards to a problem with the part design which only the person making the drawing could resolve. Therefore, my order was canceled until the part design problem was resolved.
Rather disappointing, but things do happen with new untested drawings. Any idea when the part problem will be resolved?
I am very sorry for the inconvenience. The details is to fine for the it to be printed in wax and cast in brass reliably. They are available in plastic as of right now.

Tim
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