3-D printing results
#1
Hi all - been awhile since I posted here. Twin babies have kept me quite busy (and quite broke!) for the past year and a half.

Lately my modeling has been in front of a computer screen - drawing things up to be 3-D printed. I can do that inside at a desk while the babies sleep or play, whereas it's not as easy to get time in my workshop. I have had some success printing things on Shapeways, and here is my latest result:
   

It's an HOn3 hopper I drew up based upon some others I had scratchbuilt following a 1958 article in Model Railroader. The print came out excellent, and the assembly was easy.
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#2
Very nice! :clap: :clap: :tada: :tada: :clap: :clap: I'm looking forward to seeing it in paint.

Wayne
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#3
Painted with auto rattle can primer from NAPA and home depot 97 cent rattlecan paint.


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#4
WOW!! Confusedhocked:

That is impressive, Kevin! Worship

Other than the metal details, how much assembly was involved? I'm also curious about the cost, but don't wish to be too nosy - is it comparable to that of good quality r-t-r stuff, such as is available from the likes of Tangent or Blackstone? And, does the price come down much (or at all) if you order multiples of the same item?

Wayne
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#5
That car costs about $23 us to print, and it prints as one piece. Qualitly of the print doesnt quite match injection molding but for a wood car like this it works. IMO it costs a little more than i hoped. I think i spent about 3 hours putting the details on. Unfortunately there are no discounts for multiple orders.
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#6
That price doesn't sound too bad at all, especially if one needed a number of identical cars which weren't otherwise commercially available or at least at a reasonable price. Most craftsman-type kits are $40.00 and up, sometimes considerably up! I remain impressed - nice work, indeed!

Wayne
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#7
That would be about 1/2 price for me! Smile G scale cars run around $50 to $60

That looks Great!!!!
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