Anyone need 3D prints? Ideas?

EMD F7A Jan 25, 2020

  1. EMD F7A

    EMD F7A TrainBoard Member

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    The business end of things needed a 3D printer. So now I'm test-printing tiny stuff like HO and N scale Tesla Cybertrucks (print quality tests)... I'm curious what you fellas might need 3D printed? Maybe I should offer print time for a reasonable rate? This is FUN!

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  2. rray

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    I noticed you did not mention Z, so it's probably not a UV Resin, rather a filament extruder printer? I think you can make Z scale wall sections like the old DPM brick storefront kits with that printer.
     
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  3. EMD F7A

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    Correct, I have a Creality Ender 3... but I ordered .1mm nozzles (stock is .4mm) and this thing should do a good amount of detail at that level! Sure the Print might take a while running such a thin bead but patience is a virtue :)
    I’m thinking at the very least I need to print a couple Studebakers for my little Z layout as a start! And that’s a very solid idea, this thing does pretty great angular (brick/square) detail even on small stuff. Just gotta find some building models to play with!
     
  4. rray

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    One other thing that it would be good for, is if you have a small wood building, add another floor to it. Make a lower level brick garage with a concrete staircase, and put the wood kit on top.
     
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  7. Grey One

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    Mile markers?
    Turnout Markers?
    'Container Homes'? Homes made the size of shipping containers.
    Girders? Ideally 12"s long that could easily be cut down?
     
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  8. Run8Racing

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    My usual answer. PROPER EMD SDP-40 to fit Kato chassis !!!
     
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  9. NtheBasement

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    Operable rotary couplers.
     
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  10. Grey One

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    @NtheBasement You reminded me.
    I want Unit train couplets for
    • 'B'ath gons' in general
    • Atlas 'Ore' cars. specifically
    These don't have to be rotating, (for me),
     
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  11. Inkaneer

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    School buses (Freightliner and International) and construction equipment (dump trucks, excavators, rock crushers, etc.).
     
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    Have a look at my N Scale Stuff. I designed them to be printed on FDM printers with a .4mm nozzle.
    https://www.thingiverse.com/ajkochev/designs
     
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  14. Grey One

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    "Pasteur Fencing" - Yes! I quite agree. I have a farm coming up.
     
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    Highway guard rails.
    Culverts, both highway and rail.
     
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  16. MP333

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    Stacks of pallets
     
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  17. Champsummers

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    Can you make the antenna parts for an old Kato observation car? I purchased used and they didn't have one.
     
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  18. mtntrainman

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    I need 12 feet of Pasture Fence !!
    I have to fence in a horse boarding ranch !

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    I tried etched brass 3 rail fencing. It was all to 'flimsy' at best...(y)(y):whistle::D:coffee:
     
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    Jordan spreaders!
     
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