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Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 2:47 am

This is an HO gauge model of a train station that was in Leadville, CO, USA about 1900. It was printed on a Prusa MK2S printer. The STL files can be obtained from charles.dollins.org/buildings/ and are free.

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 2:49 am

Man that is perfect. Great job.

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 3:14 am

Thank you for your kind comment. That was sort of a test to see if I could post pictures. The model is almost two feet long and some what complex to build. More pictures below:
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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 3:24 am

Impressive work the way it all fits together with out any visible warping with all those big pieces that will show the tiniest bend. are those the natural plastic shades or are they painted? either way great work

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 3:30 am

They are all painted. Usually before gluing together.

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 3:33 am

I get warping with ABS but none with PLA. The bed is heated to 60 degrees C. All come out flat. Good stuff. Use MEK as the glue.

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 4:55 am

I have just been looking at your STLs for the BlackHawk Grocery and I am fascinated by your parts breakdown how you seperate your design into printable parts mostly at low relief (little z height in the parts for that model anyway.

This is not something I have thought about as my inclination is to reduce parts count as much as I can and I can see that I am just making more work for myself sometimes.

Also with parts such as the smoke pipe that you split in half lengthwise into two parts, I can see that you do it to hold detail with things like the overhang of the chinese hat rain top but I would have not even thought of that and struggle to print it upright as a single part and fight with ever larger brims and or support to keep from knocking it over. looking at the way you do things has been enlightening.

Thanks for a mini lesson in designing this sort of model. I have not built model train structures for about 60 years and my gauge back then was 027 not HO but I can see where 3d printer can be huge boon to the Hobby with folks like you producing wonderful content for modelers to learn from and modify...

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 10:10 am

Excellent, well done and thanks for publishing the models.

Model railway building was the reason I managed to persuade wifey that I should get a 3D printer. But I never got around to generating the models I wanted and the printing took over from the railways as a hobby...

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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 3:12 pm

The highest z profile I use is for stair treads. In the grocery store the stairs are printed on the side and the treads are about 1 cm high.
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Re: Train depot in HO scale.

Dec 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Wow. Very nice stuff.

I have a bunch of O and O27 trains from my dad and uncle that I'd love to do a real setup for one day. Price has always been the easiest excuse, but I'm finding there is a large cross over between train and 3d people with lots of great stuff like yours. Now I need to solve the problem of having space for a nice permanent installation :(

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