3d printer model railroad – George’s

George has been keeping himself busy with his 3d printer model railroad files – have a look at what he’s done:

“Greetings to the Commander & Chief.

I hope this finds & yours well.

A back that wont cooperate, the very cold garage, financial restraints and a critical re-alignment in the garage has prevented progress in the construction phase of my layout.

So I've been 3D cadding stuff indoors so that when the construction does begin I have all this stuff ready to go to.

For instance I just completed the Stone Koe-tahje ( cottage) and now it has a gas meter, electric meter, barbeque grille, back steps, and front porch.

Pics below:

printable building

printable building

So I got this not so bright idea that since I spent a lot of time creating this stuff such as these with a 3D printer:

3d printer model railroad

3d printer model railroad

3d printer model railroad

There are a bunch of them like crates, pallets, junk etc. Some have been taken from the net & you’re supposed to recognize the authors, which I did not, so no one can use them except for their own layout.

These you see are those I created and so are free to do whatever. BTW the crossing signal will function with IR detection & a servo motor all thanks to John Frye (A href=”https://modelrailwaylayoutsplans.com/model-train-ir-detector/”>Model train IR detector) and the oil well works great.

I don’t want to make more work for you- Mr 2-a-day- so I thought a site maybe where we can exchange files would work. I wouldnt know how to do that.

You have been a major factor in my life and only friends can do that so by definition, though I never met you, I consider you a friend.

God bless


A huge big thanks to George – his comments on the posts always have me smiling from ear to ear, so very happy to have George as a friend.

George’s last post was an excellent ‘how to’ on putting a crossing signals together:

Model railroad crossing.

Unsurprisingly, more 3D printing posts are creeping on to the blog. The one I always think of is Grant’s:

N scale 3D printing.

That’s all for today folks. Thanks to George and his take on 3d printer model railroad files – I’m sure it’s something we’ll see more and more of over time.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

10 Responses to 3d printer model railroad – George’s

  1. Jeff (Pops) Somerfield says:

    George, thanks for your input today. Great job on your new parts. I have recently purchased a 3D cad program which is supposed to be compatible with many others. Once I figure out how to make it work I’m thinking about getting a 3D printer and start making some of my own parts. I would love to “borrow” some of your ideas for my layout at some time. Please keep us informed about your future projects.
    Thanks again Pops Somerfield (near Chicago)

  2. Don says:

    love the oil well mechanism & all that he created

  3. Brian Olson says:

    3D printing technology helping our hobby move forward. Great work!

  4. robert dale tiemann says:

    i like the work you put in. dont see a huge of that anymore.

  5. Steve Ruple says:

    Thank you for your ideas George, they look great.

  6. JW says:


  7. Wes says:

    There is a cottage industry of making model railroad parts. Most of them say Brio! My grandson has been fascinated with some of the parts (a teeter-totter track). I use a Bambu.

  8. Don Hoffman says:

    I would like the 3D Printer files. I look everywhere to find the files I need for my HO train layout. Very few files are available. And I don’t know how to use the 3D software to make the files. Have had a 3D Printer for several years and now it just sets here. I don’t know if I put my email address here if you will see it. But if you can I would really like the gas line files.

  9. David F Zehr says:

    What is your 3D printer of choice? Asking for a friend. 🙂

  10. John Hauser - LINY says:

    George is a dear friend and an enthusiastic model RR resource. He is constantly designing, researching and creating so many things. The 3 D bug has bitten him and the results are truly inspiring. Keep them coming !

    John -LINY

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