(Kiwi Trains, Auckland, New Zealand) - 3D Printable Scale Model NZR & Kiwirail Trains.
Designs printed in typically 1:120/NZ120 Scale, although recently 1:24 has taken over.. This is a Blog to document 3D Printing New Zealand trains & the journey to build the most complete train set. Everything I design for NZ120 is available to buy at http://www.shapeways.com/shops/kiwitrains
For more info on NZ120 visit the forum http://nz120.org
Over the past week I had been drawing up & printing out a Usl Log wagon, after the first few failed attempts at printing the flat sections I changed the print orientation to vertical & found better results.
Since I'm going to want a few of them I've managed to get the print time down to 3 nights for the main body.
Bogies are standard bachman freight trucks.
Drawn up in Tinkercad
Main body & cradles & minor detailing printed, cradles sitting in position with a friction grip.
Decalling finished although the cradles still unattached, still to paint the body & bogies red oxide colour.
3 Wagons completed, 48 individual decals for the cradles alone.
With a relatively smaller load but still looking the part