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    • June 3, 2021 1:50 PM EDT
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      3D printed track

      (I should post this in the Technical forum too.)

       

      I found this 3D printed track at Locoremote's website - a UK WiFi control supplier. They seem to have a sideline in very tight curves 3D printed!

       

       

      Vic might like it, but he'd have to convert to battery operation.

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    • June 7, 2021 10:33 AM EDT
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      I have thought about doing something like this for a g scale puzzle layout. 

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    • June 7, 2021 1:24 PM EDT
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      Yikes! thats tight. Luckily I have no ability whatsoever with 3d printing so I can't be tempted by this LOL  

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    • June 7, 2021 6:59 PM EDT
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      If VIC says it's tight radius, it sure must be, so I had to watch! 

      Really fun video Pete, especially with the GI Joe riding the layout.

      Makes me think I could make a 7.25" gauge layout on the patio! 

    • June 8, 2021 1:15 PM EDT
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      Makes me think I could make a 7.25" gauge layout on the patio!

      You probably could, given the patio is big enough. But the loco wouldn't exactly be big enough the "ride-on"?

       

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at June 8, 2021 1:15 PM EDT
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    • June 8, 2021 1:45 PM EDT
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      Pete Thornton said:

      (I should post this in the Technical forum too.)

       

      I found this 3D printed track at Locoremote's website - a UK WiFi control supplier. They seem to have a sideline in very tight curves 3D printed!

       

       

      Vic might like it, but he'd have to convert to battery operation.

      I bet if Vic did something like this there would be a LOT more scenery!

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    • June 9, 2021 4:54 AM EDT
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      Bruce Chandler said:
      Pete Thornton said:
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      Vic might like it, but he'd have to convert to battery operation.

      I bet if Vic did something like this there would be a LOT more scenery!

       

      but how?

      putting columns -and scenery on the second floor?

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    • June 13, 2021 1:08 AM EDT
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      Thread Hijacked;

       

      Is there any plastic rail/track lengths (3Ft+) still made/available?

      I am considering it for lines inside a shed used for train train storage (battery powered) if I can get some.

       

      Thread has been released without much harm!!

      This post was edited by GAP at June 13, 2021 1:09 AM EDT
    • June 13, 2021 8:44 AM EDT
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      Train Li still offers it in bulk:  https://www.trainli.com/display-track-122/mgr-5001h-prorail-display-p-1082

      Call Joanne, maybe she'll have it in smaller quantities.

    • July 1, 2021 11:42 AM EDT
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      5 Five foot would be 1,50 meters x 100 pieces $325

      would be 75 meters/250 foot of track for $4,30...

      Then you need to buy the ties....

      Get your self a 3d printer and print it completely for 2 dollar a meter/3 foot.

      Go to thingyverse:

      Designs - Thingiverse

      As a example my own designs, with alu strip it will get you some track a bit cheaper.

      I created my designs of the view of a scaffolding, you wont see any nails, fish plates or what so ever, if you! where a giant! in your garden railroad.

       

      Or you can find a lot more.

      Model Railway Tracks (1:32, OpenRailway) by barspin - Thingiverse

      Model train sleepers (1:32, OpenRailway) by barspin - Thingiverse

      And a lot more.

      Learn how to print with pla---->then with ABS!!!for in the garden, or simply create your own, with 3d builder of windows, the most underestimated and most versatile program for free.

      I wish good luck on those who are willing to go on this adventure and will master the skills of a 3d printer, remember there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY BACK, one get the hit/or master 3d printing...he/she is doomed...

      Print only tracks for justify the cost...do your calculations if it is affordable for you, but you can print more, even the AA20 if you want.....copy what i did ect.

      Prototypical correct or a R0.2 curve...

      With best regards Igor

      This post was edited by justme igor at July 1, 2021 11:45 AM EDT
    • July 1, 2021 11:49 AM EDT
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      I am back to (azobe) wood btw it is cheaper(if you have the machinery) and far better looking

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