Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Dec 18th, 2017, 5:23pm
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register


3-D Printing
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   Model Railroading
   Scratchbuilding and Kitbashing
(Moderator: TAB)
   3-D Printing
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint
   Author  Topic: 3-D Printing  (Read 125 times)
KingCoal
Historian
Posts: 1362
3-D Printing
 
« on: Jul 20th, 2013, 2:47pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

I was siting in the waiting room at the Doctors office yesterday and read an article
about 3-D printing, my first thought was how this could be a boon to scratch builders. The article did not go into a lot of depth so I'm not all that familiar with the particulars. I do know that the printers are relatively expensive (about $1300.00
for a single color model) and the process is time consuming, but considering the cost
of a small N scale Bldg. kit these days, it seems an interesting idea.
Any thoughts or information would be highly appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim


Logged

RETIRED
"A busy Mainline and a trout stream beside it"
paradise !
TAB
Moderator
Historian
Posts: 1910
Re: 3-D Printing
 
« Reply #1 on: Jul 23rd, 2013, 9:49pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Hi Jim....I've seen desktop, 3D printers, new and from the manufacturer, for as low as $600. There are already some products made with these devices which were discussed over on the N Scale board. Scratch building is set for a revolution and I'm thinking very seriously of purchasing one. A Google search for 3D Printers returns tons of information....Tom

Logged

Moderator...Scratchbuilding and Kitbashing
KingCoal
Historian
Posts: 1362
Re: 3-D Printing
 
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26th, 2013, 6:59pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Hi Tom,
Scratch building, especially structures, was the first thing that crossed my mind.
I'll have to look into this further, programming in particular.
Jim


Logged

RETIRED
"A busy Mainline and a trout stream beside it"
paradise !
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint

« Previous topic | Next topic »