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  1. 3D printed structures

    General Model Train Discussion
    I'm not sure if I should use the Structures Discussion group or request a new sub-forum to post files of structures that can be printed out on a 3D printer.
  2. 3D Printing and The Future of Model Railroading

    General Model Train Discussion
    This is more of a curiosity and to start a discussion. I know 3D printing is still fairly new to the market. I don't have a 3D Printer nor do I intend to buy one anytime soon. My questions are: Has anyone considered this as an option to create your buildings or even rolling stock parts? Has...
  3. Repairing an old K-Line Caboose with Operating Spotlight

    O Scale
    I long time ago I won in an auction this cool little work caboose with operating spotlight. Unfortunately, when I got it, the light was broken at the base. I've tried gluing it numerous times but it always breaks after a few spins around the track. I've looked at the normal places and no part to...
  4. Building my own track cleaning car

    O Scale
    Track cleaning cars are expensive for O Gauge. I've seen some for well over $100 and I just don't want to pay that much. I had a beat up Lionel 6-17407 Flatcar that I have been using for a while with a wadded up scotch bright pad screwed into the bottom. It worked but it is really ugly and a...
  5. Solving the Menards Boxcar Wobble

    O Scale
    I have a number of Mendards boxcars and coal cars and I love them. They are not without their flaws though and one of the things that's been bothering me lately is the boxcar wobble. If you have never seen it this is what it is... I have at least 20 boxcars and, while a good number of them...
  6. 3D Printing O Scale Tunnel Portals

    O Scale
    For Christmas I received a Davinici Mini 3D Printer and I've been having a blast. Up until this point I've been printing things made by other people or things I've just tinkered with. I needed to change that. I really like the looks of MTH tunnel portals but the internal dimensions were just...
  7. Ready to make some custom models! :)

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    Hello, we are Chris and Lily from Print My Scale team. We are specialized in scale model design service. Our main products are airplanes, tanks and trains, but we can make whatever scale model your heart desires! All of our designs are printed using Shapeways, so we feel confident in doing...
  8. Athearn SW1500 chassis for Interurban cars?

    HO Scale
    So I just saw on Facebook, a traction modeler use an a Athearn SW1500 chassis, for powering a 3D printed model of Charles City & Western No. 50 (an Interurban car I believe is at Boone, Iowa). How tight a curve can an SW1500 from Athearn take?
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