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Big Ben

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Big Ben by MakeALot Nov 7, 2012

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"Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower, officially named Elizabeth Tower" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ben

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Print each part of the tower and 4 of each of the clock face parts.

I'm still working on this and plan to have a LED in the clock, maybe even a working clock mechanism. I'm sure there will be plenty of ideas for money box / lamp / clock and maybe even the rest of the palace of Westminster in time.

It should print well enough on most printers.

The finished model is approximately 600 mm tall, so scaled for a Replicator 2 it could be printed out around a meter tall!

update: I've split the roof into 4 parts 8a-8d two gold and two grey.

another update: I didn't like the originals when I printed them, I've adjusted the proportions and fixed a couple of missing fillets.

The clock face is now thickened and split into 3 parts, white for the background, gold for the centre detail and black for the clock.

The stonework is printed in buttercream PLA from Faberdashery.

I've now finished printing it and posted all the updated files, so I've removed the work-in-progress flag.

All the stl files are in the "Big Ben Parts.rar" file.

See the exploded view for assembly.

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In the .rar there is a part that makes no sense "Big Ben part 8" I think that is an extra part.

I originally made part 8 for the roof of the tower, I then refined it to parts 8a-8d you can choose which you use :)

what scale is it? I want to make it N scale 1/160th and need to know where to rescale from

The complete model is approximately 600mm tall. Big Ben in approximately 96m tall therefore the model is approximately 1/160 scale.
However, it is not a scaled model, it is just modelled by eye :)

Hi! Just printed one @175%, looks wonderful!
But i have a problem... black face file doesn't work properly on Slic3r, it's quite damaged, and i can't finish my job :-(
do you have any suggestion? can you maybe upload a correct file suitable for Slic3r?
thanks!

I've uploaded a "Repaired"version and a "Reduced_repaired" version. one has been repaired in NetFabb, the other has had its complexity reduced and repaired.
I don't use Slic3r, so I can't test it, give them a try and let me know how you get on.
Please post a picture when you've finished :)

sorry I can't find any repaired version, where did you upload them?
once finished i'll be glad to post some pics :-)
thanks!

For some reason, they're not there! :|
I've uploaded them again and I can see them under "Thing Files"...

Both of them are working! Thanks!!!

Great looking model, and print!

wow, can if I use Huxley?

Nice! :)

Looks big enough to accommodate an iPod Nano and make ti functional!

Thanks, great idea! 
I could also make it into a phone stand and do the clock that way...

 looks big enough to accommodate an ipad!

hahaha, not quite!  iPad mini? ;)

 the smart phone idea sounds pretty good!

I for one am very impressed!
Beautifully modeled!

That's very kind of you to say, thank you.

 I call them as I see them.
what did you use to model this?

Alibre Design, although I could have used Cubify Invent, which is a cut down $50 version.

 i may download their trial. looks like it has a few features that I would like to add to my kit.

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