November activities

Erecting Shop test cuts

Erecting Shop test cuts

Quick update as I’ve not had a lot of time online lately – I’m in the process of moving back to Mid-Wales for a few months so things have been a little hectic of late.  Early in November I was able to spend a few days with Tim Horn getting some preliminary cuts of the works made.  Tim’s expertise in laser cutting is invaluable, his input really has transformed this project.

Here’s a few shaky captures on my phone, these are a few test cuts as Tim perfected the laser cutter configuration.  I’m hoping to be back again soon to get a dry run cut, without brickwork to see how everything will fit together, in particular the raised floor in the works, the traverser and the inspection pits.  In the mean time I’ll be using these test cuts to perfect how I’m going to paint and weather the interior.

The other bit of news is that I’ve finally constructed the B9 Creator which I had delivered in kit form back in October.  With the assistance of a mate we put it together in about 3 hours.  It’s a dream piece of kit, superbly engineered and well thought out.  It will be a little longer again before I have a test print to share, I’ve been slowly building up the additional equipment needed for post processing the prints.  In the next post I’ll be able to share some experiences on the build, calibration and hopefully by then, the first print.

B9 Creator v1.2

B9 Creator v1.2