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Pennsylvania Railroad Style Brake Wheel (Completed 11/15/2013)

posted Dec 10, 2020, 6:05 PM by Jay Gross
The Pennsylvania Rail road specific brake wheel was scanned in a local train museum. I have a better structured light scanner as of 2016, but the example I was scanning had layers of shiny gloss paint making the scan difficult. The original was also bent so I only used a section and repeated it. I later found a drawing of the part… The parts for the wheel were cast in a low temperature rubber mold. The molds were made using 3-D printed metal patterns. The final kit developed for sale by the client is also pictured.
Full-sized wheel in normal position  scanned part 
side by side comparison given to client view of assembly model of all of kit parts 
Final kit supplied by client

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Jay Gross,
Dec 10, 2020, 6:05 PM
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Jay Gross,
Dec 10, 2020, 6:05 PM
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Dec 10, 2020, 6:05 PM
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