3D Printed Roundhouse Turntable almost finished...

Sumner May 6, 2021

  1. Sumner

    Sumner TrainBoard Member

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    I posted the following in the 3D Printer section but thought I add it here in the N scale also in case someone need incentive to look into buying a 3D printer ;).

    I'm finally about done with the N scale 3D printed turntable that will be used with the 3D printed roundhouse at some point. Here is a video I put together of the main features....



    I still need to make and print handrails for the deck and the platform at the top of the arch above the loco. Also need the electrical connector at the top of the arch where power comes in to the table on a real turntable along with ladders from the bridge down into the pit. There is also a piece of decking that goes between the rails that is done and not shown. I'll add it at the end as it covers the wires to the track and who knows I might need to access them before I install the turntable. I probably won't do any of the other small detail parts until it is time to install the table since they might be easy to break.

    At some point I'll get these up on my thingiverse.com account here...

    https://www.thingiverse.com/sumner/designs

    I'll also be adding pages to the build for the turntable when I find the time showing how the turntable goes together....

    http://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/Turntable-Index.html

    Sumner
     
  2. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting concept ! (y)(y)
     
  3. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    Heck... I am still working on getting good shipping containers! I still have not found a chassis I can print... I am not good enough to create my own as of yet. The best container I found in regards to size only prints the corrugations on one side, but is spot on for it's size, and another that is well detailed, corrugations on all sides but is all wonky with it's size.
     
  4. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    This is way too cool. Especially when I'm just looking for a reason to buy a 3d printer (that I know I will probably never use...not the first time that I would buy something that I never really used).
     

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