Discussion in 'G3' started by Mike W, 12 February 2020.

  1. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Thanks Jon. Just goes to show how WT and model railways can give anyone a broad education. Modelling should be on the national curriculum.

  2. Rob R

    Rob R Western Thunderer

    Try these:-
    Friesian Cattle

  3. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Thanks Rob, they look promising. Ashamed that I didn't think of Britains myself. Will buy a set and see.

  4. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    tried to import the Thingiverse cow into Solidworks as a solid body but the file is too large. I'm not sure if this is 1% or 1000%, but it won't have it.

    Will have a play tomorrow lunchtime

  5. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    ah, but this one (only 4.8Mb not 49.3) did load and digital butchery is possible!

    How long do you want it? I guess I can scale the beast, then bisect it.

    I shall try some 7mm ones too. As Chris Klein would say, 0MF or S7? :)


  6. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Are you not going to provide the full (unseen) interior detail as well, Simon?

    And I'd get a couple more legs attached there or the poor thing's going to fall over.

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  7. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Actually, Simon, if you provided internal detail you could take on a nom de plume as an artist. Something like Damien Hirst, perhaps, although I appreciate that no-one could possibly have a name like that. You have to start somewhere, though.......


  8. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I might go steampunk and add cogs, valves & cylinders. Perhaps one of those early locos with gab motion could provide artistic inspiration. All to scale of course!

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  9. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    A farmer friend of mine once told to be careful about cows, as some weren't around in the UK in the 1950's. Just shows U can never take anything for granted where historical modelling is concerned.
  10. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    I think being careful about cows is probably good advice. I’m no expert, but they’re big, heavy, and inclined to gang up on you.
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  11. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Postman has been so here's some pictures. Foreground is Schleck, background is Britains. Schleck won't fit crossways unless I decapitate at the base of the neck. Britains is not far off the length but in a side view is completely invisible. Cows 2020 c.JPG Cows 2020 c.JPG Cows 2020 b.JPG

    These are the ones I previously bought which I think (not being an expert on cows) are much better:

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  12. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    My previous supplier was Pat Maslin who was in the dolls house business and now retired, but think I may have to give her a call and hope she will reveal her source!

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  13. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    this is the Preiser "standing cow" in front of a GER van. I think it could be fitted in your cattle wagon, though you may need to move its tail and heel. When considering 3D printing costs, or even making them yourself, you probably just need the top half that can be seen, not the udder bits.
    PS very nice interior detail on that wagon.

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  14. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Thanks Geoff. Maybe that is what I had before. Pat Maslin is looking through her remaining stock ....