Dean’s been back in touch with his 3D printed N scale passenger station:
“Al, here are some photos showing recent progress on my Conejos Valley Railroad.
I built two stations–a passenger station, and a freight station– using 3D printed parts.
I used PLA filament printing for the larger parts and resin printing for the higher resolution parts (windows, doors, and body). I spray painted the models with a single-action air brush and acrylic paints.
In addition, I put in LED lights for both. Below are some photos of the results, but for more information and some train videos see the video.
Here is the passenger station installed on my layout.
And a view of the freight station. You can see the wooden platform I added between the rails (1/16-in balsa wood scored with a sharp pencil, then stained with dilute paint).
An action photo of a train passing through.
Here are the 3D-printed parts for the freight station. Clockwise from the upper left, the base, the LED holder, the roof, and the body.
A closer view of the resin-printed body.
The high resin printed windows, doors, and chimneys.
Finally, here is the light assembly with two 3-mm LEDs and a 1K ohm dropping resistor (used to control current). The soldered connections to the supply wires are melted into the PLA to securely hold them.
Hope these photos show the utility of modern 3D printers.
Dean from New Mexico.”
A big thanks to Dean for sharing his 3D printed N scale passenger station.
Dean’s has shared a few posts on 3D printing – here’s his previous one:
That’s all for today folks.
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PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.