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Frame group parts

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Frame group parts by poetryinmotion Feb 23, 2013
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Steam engine frame parts, bearings


Full size design wise to scale. Please comment good or bad on printability and fit

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Has scaling issues.

Went to print the base, was too big for my printer. Auto-resize made it fit, I shrank it down 50% to make a mini version.

Tried to do the same with the bearing caps, Part is too big (!) to fit in my printer. Auto-resize and 50% size reduction still results in a part 10X the size of the base.

I would love to make one of these but there are issues with the model that need to be addressed first.

Perhaps release SCAD files if you have them so we can work out the scaling better?

Hey. The model is full size that means it's nearly 12 feet long in real life. Try printing at 1/10. At that scale the flywheel will print out to about 4" in diameter. Your not the only one to mention the size issue with the frame group. Good luck

Ok that explains it. Now I know what I'm up against, clearly the answer is "bigger printer."

Humor aside, appreciate the information, I should be able to work it out from here.

beautiful model. not a cad expert by any means, and the size of the pedestal is giving me issues when I try to import (import complains too large for the work surface) . any chance you can post this component scaled down to about 20% of its current size?

Oh, yeah. really nice by the way. Also very cool that 42loop is making this. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Is there a vintage mill engine like this somewhere, or did you design from scratch? The components look more like the real-deal than any metal model/kit I've seen (one of my other hobbies)