Unofficial File parts/3443a.dat
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0 ~Train Base for Train Battery Box Car with Two Contact Holes
0 Name: 3443a.dat
0 Author: Alex Taylor [anathema]
0 !LDRAW_ORG Unofficial_Part
0 !LICENSE Redistributable under CCAL version 2.0 : see CAreadme.txt

0 BFC CERTIFY CCW

0 !HISTORY 2021-04-26 [Holly-Wood] Eliminated overlap and t-junk where possible, fixed edges and rounding errors, used more primitives, remodeled contact area, subfiled  

0 // Axle holder
Status:
3 subfiles aren't certified. (CCSSSN)
Size: 5209 bytes
Reviewers' certifications:
Holly-Wood=novote
MagFors=certify
RainbowDolphin=certify
Required (unofficial) subfiles:
Related (unofficial) subfiles:
File reviews and updates:
At Thu Jun 12 19:49:53 2008, the file was initially submitted.
Submitted by: anathema
At Fri Jun 13 08:48:02 2008, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Philo
Certification: hold
Comments:
Excellent work! (need to rummage in my oldies to see if I have one of these boxes...)

Hold nonetheless because:
- no primitives should have color 24 (including edge lines), this color is reserved for type 2 lines. This applies also to other parts in this series. See http://www.ldraw.org/Article512.html#colours
- 2 missing edge lines below the side plates on electric socket end of the car.

Otherwise, you should use Datheader to correctly format your LDraw header (http://home.arcor.de/mikeheide/db86.html)

At Fri Jun 13 22:08:09 2008, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: anathema
Comments:
Fixed :-)
Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Thu Nov 20 18:34:03 2008, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: anathema
Comments:
Fixed some bleed-through problems.
At Mon Apr 5 21:00:30 2010, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: mikeheide
Certification: certify
Comments:
Can use a category.

At Mon Nov 29 18:20:12 2010, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
missing subfile

At Mon Nov 29 18:50:05 2010, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: anathema
Comments:
Fixed

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Thu Jan 13 23:30:06 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
- edgeline missing at base of front plug sockets
- geometry of front sockets does not match existing plugs
(diameter too large)
- front socket currently uses special color 494,
otherwise only being used for eletric studs in instructions.
for other electric parts, we've been using 383.
(check other train parts currently on PT, or currently official files). I think that 383 should be used here as well.

At Sun Dec 11 12:10:05 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
color 494 for the metal is OK: this thread resolves the confusion:
http://forums.ldraw.org/read.php?19,214,323#msg-323

however, the other issues seem to still be present

At Thu Nov 8 17:55:03 2012, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: mikeheide
Certification: hold
Comments:
This file needs the following action:
- edgeline missing at base of front plug sockets
- geometry of front sockets does not match existing plugs
(diameter too large)
- depending on the axle/wheels maybe the slots for the axle has to be rebuild.

At Sun Aug 4 10:35:01 2019, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: anathema
Comments:
Replaced the sockets. Is anything else outstanding now?

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Sun Aug 11 10:20:02 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
contains MLCad editing relicts ("CERTIFY INVERTNEXT")

At Sun Aug 11 12:20:02 2019, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: anathema
Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Sun Aug 18 15:25:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: hold
Comments:
BFC INVERTNEXT used to flip a flat primitive.

The edges at the semi circular subfiles, 285s01 should be removed. Surface bleeding?
Don't use capital letters in primitives.
The metal sockets should be removed, and added in the assembly shortcut.
The 0 (zero) at the end of the file is not needed/wanted.
Could use a lot more rect-primitives

At Mon Aug 19 19:35:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: anathema
Certification: novote
Comments:
tbh this could do with an overhaul - it was one of the first things I wrote around ten years ago :-)

At Mon Aug 19 19:35:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: anathema
Certification: novote
Comments:
If anyone wants to do some work on this, please feel free. As noted on 3443, I don't have immediate access to the actual part right now so I do not plan on making further changes myself for the time being.

At Sat Jan 2 17:50:01 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Steffen
Comments:
did that.
some T junctions are still there

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Mon Apr 26 15:10:02 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
Comments:
Eliminated operlap and t-junk where possible, fixed edges and rounding errors, used more primitives

At Mon Apr 26 15:20:02 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
At Tue May 11 19:04:58 2021 part 'parts/x941.dat' was renamed to 'parts/3443a.dat'.
At Wed May 12 04:50:02 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
At Wed May 12 15:55:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: hold
Comments:
One quad is missing.
One quad is duplicated and bfc invers.

And I don't understand the subfile structure.
Wouldn't it be better to have all that is common in both files in a subfile, and then add only the sections that are different?
What is the point of having the contact holes in a separate subfile, if it is used identically in both versions?

At Wed May 12 17:05:01 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
Comments:
Further subfiled

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Wed May 12 17:15:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: hold
Comments:
There's now some small holes arond all four wheel holders

At Wed May 12 17:25:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Holly-Wood
Certification: novote
Comments:
Closed holes in subfile 3443as01.dat

At Wed May 12 21:20:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: hold
Comments:
If we now have 2 versions of the battery box, 3443a and 3443b, I think the assemblies should be renumbered.

At Thu May 13 10:55:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Holly-Wood
Certification: novote
Comments:
Dunno but the whole c01 - c14 numbering is kind a strange. Pinged admin.

At Mon May 17 14:15:02 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Holly-Wood
Certification: novote
Comments:
All assemblies have been renamed

At Mon May 31 16:55:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: hold
Comments:
I tried to review this now, but I got stuck in some more questions.

What's the correct diameter of the steel axle? Why doesn't the wheel 243 fit the axle 944?
IMO we should create a wheel/axle assembly, and use it in the full assemblies 3443ac01-c04 and bc01-c04.

Or, could it be that these battery boxes use the same axle as 270c01 and 736c01, the existing part 243c02?
If so, the hole for the axle in 37443a and 3443b might be to small.

It is usually the uncoloured part that give name to the assembly.
But in this case, after the switch between x941 and 3443, the base part is black.
Should all the assemblies have the colours swapped? Blue box on a uncoloured base?
Or, Should we keep the current colouring and renumber all the assemblies again?

At Wed Jun 2 08:45:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Holly-Wood
Certification: novote
Comments:
> What's the correct diameter of the steel axle? Why doesn't the wheel 243 fit the axle 944?
> IMO we should create a wheel/axle assembly, and use it in the full assemblies 3443ac01-c04 and bc01-c04.

Got the axle remeasured. The diameter is 2.4 mm. Maybe the wheel 243 an the axle in 243c02 is wrong?

> It is usually the uncoloured part that give name to the assembly.
> But in this case, after the switch between x941 and 3443, the base part is black.
> Should all the assemblies have the colours swapped? Blue box on a uncoloured base?
> Or, Should we keep the current colouring and renumber all the assemblies again?

We should keep everything as it is as we have a confirmed part number for 3443 but none for 941.

At Sun Jul 4 18:20:02 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
Comments:
Fixed center hole diameter

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Sun Jul 4 18:30:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Holly-Wood
Certification: novote
Comments:
A close up of the contact area can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6x7dm6aksw8odeq/1147-1619772771.jpg?dl=0

At Mon Jul 5 16:30:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: certify
No comments were posted with this review.

At Tue Jul 6 13:20:01 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
Comments:
Added contact plate

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Tue Jul 6 16:30:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: novote
Comments:
The contacts should be silver metal, not copper.

At Tue Jul 6 18:40:01 2021, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Holly-Wood
Comments:
Changed material

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Tue Jul 6 18:40:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Holly-Wood
Certification: novote
Comments:
To me it look more like copper:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5fjl8130b17p0gm/240-1619797079.jpg?dl=0

At Tue Jul 6 19:55:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: MagFors
Certification: certify
Comments:
It looks more silvery on your first image.

At Tue Jul 20 03:30:01 2021, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: RainbowDolphin
Certification: certify
No comments were posted with this review.