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eef7260
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:12:40 AM

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Did some computer scale modeling and designed some concrete buckets for 3D printing
There is a 3 Cu yard lay-down concrete bucket in 1:50 scale.
Made it available for everyone to buy at Shapeways.
It is printed in one solid piece but is also available with a separate lifting bail.
Height is 58MM , width is 44MM , depth is 42MM , loading height is 22MM
It will fit perfectly with the Manitowoc tower crane from TWH for example.
If there are questions just reply.
They can be ordered here: Concrete buckets

Eef

WP_20171007_11_57_40_Pro by eef 7260, on Flickr

WP_20171004_12_29_26_Pro by eef 7260, on Flickr

WP_20171004_12_28_58_Pro by eef 7260, on Flickr

WP_20171004_12_28_48_Pro by eef 7260, on Flickr

WP_20170930_11_14_23_Pro by eef 7260, on Flickr





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eef7260
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:25:31 AM

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Also did some European style buckets in 1:50 scale.
These are available in 3 sizes 750 Liters , 1250 Liters and 2000 Liters
And did them in others scales as well , 1:87 and 1:160
750L has a round lifting bail and the bigger ones square lifting bail.
Pictures are from the smallest , the 750 L
If there are questions just reply.
Also available here : Concrete buckets

1A by eef 7260, on Flickr

4A by eef 7260, on Flickr

The 750 L next an unpainted 1250L

3A by eef 7260, on Flickr

3 types , 3 Cu yard lay-down , 750 L and the 1250L

WP_20170930_11_14_23_Pro by eef 7260, on Flickr



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mariot
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:01:04 PM

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The beauty of 3D printing. Nice to see the Gar Bro lay-down style bucket finally available. Have already ordered the version with separate lifting bail. Now I don't have to scratchbuild these style buckets anymore!! Thanks eef7260!!
eef7260
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:21:55 PM

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Hi Mario

You are welcome hope you like it.
Have ever been working with the 3D printed material ? ( white strong and flexible )
It's not easiest material to spray paint but it can be done , look at the pictures.
But it is the cheapest and strongest .
Difficulty is in the fact that its made from tiny melted together par ticals.
This has the characteristic that it sort of soaks your primer.
So the first layer of primer has to be done much thicker than you used to.
Start spraying in layers and go on till you got the whole part sort of shiny wet.
Let it dry , do some sanding and primer again , again some drying and some sanding.
Now put on the definite layer of paint.
Key is make thicker layers but do not loose to much detail.

Ps the good part of this material is it can resist paint thinner so you can start over again Teeth

Hope to see the results here one day

Is the 3 Cu yard a good choice ?? or are other sizes more interesting ??

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mariot
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:09:52 PM

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Eef,

As far as the color of the bucket is concerned, I don't mind it left in white, more likely, I will "get it dirty"; in other words, weather it to look as if used. I probably will add the "IN" and "OUT" that is usually painted on the 1:1 buckets when two are used behind a concrete truck.

The 3 yard size is perfect. The 3 cubic yard size is the size I am used to seeing; a larger one built by Gar Bro was a 6 cubic yard version used when the foundation for the new One World Trade Center was under construction. According to their literature, the largest is a 10 cubic yard model.

An extended chute lay-down bucket of 2 or 3 yard capacity would be a nice addition. I'd like to post a picture of one I recently scratchbuilt for a diorama, but I am unable to post pictures anymore via photobucket Sad

Mario T
eef7260
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 2:31:59 PM

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Hi Mario

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An extended chute lay-down bucket of 2 or 3 yard capacity would be a nice addition.

Can always have a look and give it a try.

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but I am unable to post pictures anymore via photobucket

Yep they do not allow forum links anymore , Go for an flickr account , this works well ( at least for now Teeth )

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mariot
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:16:01 PM

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mariot
Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:46:31 PM

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Eef,

I hope this works. Here are the photos of the rear of the extended-chute concrete bucket. It is different from the standard bucket. In addition, the linkage to open the chute is also different. Were you working from the original GarBro drawings when you created the standard buckets?

Pictures.

IMG_2204 by Mario Torres, on Flickr

IMG_2203 by Mario Torres, on Flickr

IMG_1117 by Mario Torres, on Flickr

Thank you for instructing me how to post via Flickr!
eef7260
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 6:33:30 AM

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Hi Mario

Good to see uploading pictures works for you.
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An extended chute lay-down bucket of 2 or 3 yard capacity would be a nice addition


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Were you working from the original GarBro drawings when you created the standard buckets

I grab my info everywhere from the net , as much as i can find , even found some pictures from an old rusty one on ebay Teeth
Do you have pictures of the rear from the real bucket ?

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eef7260
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 2:26:32 PM

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And a 3 Cu yard laydown bucket with extended gate.
On special request this model.
Made it for sale in colored materials as well.
So if you do not like to or want to paint it , there are 3 colors and the basic white one.
Of course a painted model looks a bit nicer but i hope this is also interesting.
Made this model with a separate moveable lifting bail , it needs to be ordered as well to make it complete.
Let me know your thoughts or if you have questions reply and i will try to answer it.

3 Cu yard laydown bucket extended gate

The rest of the buckets and the lifting bail is here

Eef

5 by eef 7260, on Flickr

4 by eef 7260, on Flickr

3 by eef 7260, on Flickr

2 by eef 7260, on Flickr




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mariot
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 7:30:32 PM

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Eef,

Outstanding. Just like the real thing. I'll order that one.

Mario T
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