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My RailCore

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:42 pm
by kraegar
Originally it looked very different - white melamine sides, and a "standard" configuration, all printed parts. But this is pretty much what it looks like now.

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Here's a full gallery of images: https://imgur.com/a/XG5x8

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:01 pm
by Eric
Its a dam good looking printer. Looks even sleeker when you run the cables in a drag chain

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:25 pm
by bpislife
Are you not using the metal idler pulleys?

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:53 am
by jstevewhite
Yeah, the black look is very sexy. The white was very "plain jane" and all business. kraegar really stepped up the RailCore's game when he bought his own mill to make sides for it. Without that dedication to the project there wouldn't be nearly as many out there now. It definitely looks better than the old melamine like mine :D

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:13 am
by RanchRifle
jstevewhite wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:53 am
Yeah, the black look is very sexy. The white was very "plain jane" and all business. kraegar really stepped up the RailCore's game when he bought his own mill to make sides for it. Without that dedication to the project there wouldn't be nearly as many out there now. It definitely looks better than the old melamine like mine :D
Well, we were not going to say anything, out of respect for your feelings. However, now that you brought it up.....

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:20 pm
by PlasticMetal
Yes, real nice looking machine. Too bad there aren't more pix here, especially from the new R3D builds. I guess everyone is hooked on FB (where i have no intention of creating an account unless I really have to).

I just ordered a kit last night from batch 2, so hopefully I can receive and build it by the end of the year.

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:09 pm
by RanchRifle
PlasticMetal wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Yes, real nice looking machine. Too bad there aren't more pix here, especially from the new R3D builds. I guess everyone is hooked on FB (where i have no intention of creating an account unless I really have to).

I just ordered a kit last night from batch 2, so hopefully I can receive and build it by the end of the year.
I can hardly wait to see it!

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:03 pm
by jstevewhite
RanchRifle wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:13 am
Well, we were not going to say anything, out of respect for your feelings. However, now that you brought it up.....
I kinda like the fact that mine (with all the aluminum bits) is starting to look like some kinda lab gear. :D kraegar's looks much more industrial, though. Eh, I like 'em both. I want one of each hehehe.

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:29 am
by PlasticMetal
Suggestions on filling in the milled text on the sides? I'd really like the characters to be partially filled with a contrasting color of...something. I'm imagining a liquid plastic carefully poured in, but without a mask on the surrounding HDPE I think I would create a monster of a mess.

I've seen people melt crayons for tasks like this, but I'm wondering if there's something easier & cleaner.

Kit arrived on Friday - I was actually in batch three, so R3D is moving along nicely. Very well packaged for shipment. I was missing a few things from the BOM/packing list, but as it turns out the printed list itself just needed to be updated. I'm working on tapping extrusions right now.

Re: My RailCore

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:26 pm
by PlasticMetal
I'll answer my own question. I had thought the milled logo text would be on a side panel - it's actually on the interior bottom, which keeps it more visible.

I cleaned most of the mill chips out of the text, and hand-painted a few coats with some acrylic craft paint we had on hand. It looks real sharp!