Ann Arbor Hutchins End (was FW&D 7231 Accurail kitbash)

Robert kirkham

Couple of additional observations: 

- the panel lap joint feels a little heavy and 
- the panel joint needs rivets.  (They were on there, but must have been lost during editing.)  


On Nov 15, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:

Hi Craig,

Attaching a couple of photos of the first version of the Hutchin ends for the Accurail kitbash.  Here are the issues I see: 
- printed flat, the overall surface is good until one looks at the edges.  They have diagonal striations so would need filling and Archer rivets used to correct the surfaces.
- As you can see, the parts have a flange in back to help locate the sides.  While it fits nicely into the car bottom, up top its a little tight.  So it may be a bit too wide, and so would need to be thinned down by the modeller (or I will edit the drawing once I have it verified.). 
- The gussets at the bottom look to extend downward a little far, so would need to be sanded shorter once installed.  
-  I’m not sure if the ledge for the floor to mount into is the correct depth.  
But, those are all elements I can fix.  So far, pretty pleased with this option.


On Nov 14, 2020, at 6:00 PM, Craig Wilson <agecompanyphotog@...> wrote:

Looking forward to seeing this one.  Did you get the Shapeways parts for the complete ends yet?  If so, what is your opinion of them?
Craig Wilson