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HO Scale Concrete Factory

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3D model description

HO Scale Concrete Factory
This is my first attempt at designing and printing anything substantial for my HO layout so here are some notes to share:

I used pictures from Google Images to “imagineer” this model.
I basically scaled it to fit the cement truck.
Some details were exaggerated so they could be printed.
Everything was printed on my single head extruder printer with PLA.
Many of the .stl’s are at a 45° angle to improve the lines on the details.
Many parts have locating tabs and holes to make it easy to assemble.
I used Medium and Thick CA to glue the pieces together.
I added Woodland Scenics Fine Ballast Gray Blend B1393 for gravel.
Lots of work, lots of fun!

3D printing settings

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Mostly 20% but 100% on handrails

I used PLA and a brim on some of the small parts. Some parts can be printed together as a larger part, but it made it easier to paint as separate pieces.

How I Designed This
Sketchup 8

I used images from Google to imagineer the factory and scaled it to fit the cement truck.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Concrete_Plant_Base.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Cylinder_Top.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Cylinder_Tower_Structure.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Gravel_Beams.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Gravel_Bin.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Gravel_Bin_Base.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Gravel_Conveyor.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Gravel_Conveyor_Lower_Section.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Gravel_Conveyor_Support_Towers.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Lower_Cylinder_Lower_Half.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Lower_Cylinder_Top_Half.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Asssembly.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Drum_Ends.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Lower_Chute.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Lower_Deck.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Cross_Support_Beams.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Handrails.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Stairs.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Support_Beams.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Upper_Chutes.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Upper_Deck__Handrails.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Mixer_Tower_Upper_Deck__Support_Beams.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Office_Door__Windows.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Office_Foundation.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Office_Roof.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Office_Sign.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Office_Walls.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Tower_Assembly_Jig_print_3.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Tower_Cylinder.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Tower_Cylinder_Tubes.stl
    • Concrete_Plant_Tower_Cylinder_Tubes_2.stl
    • Power_Boxes.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018/05/15 at 09:55




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Uff no tengo palabras para darte gracias bellísimo trabajo

Nice work. I downloaded the curved girder bridge since I have a curved track over a lake on my layout. Actually I will most likely need 2-3 girder sections to complete the span. I am shortly receiving my first 3D printer. I'll probably attempt the bridge when I get some experience. I'll probably try to print it in ABS. I do 3D drawings in a professional CAD system called Microstation V8i. Fortunately for me it exports ".stl" files.

The only photos I have are the one's on this website. I have only assembled one time a long time ago and don't remember how I did it.


bonjour. je suis en train de l imprimer pour mes parents qui font du modélisme ( train ho ).je ferais suivre des photos monter et mis en situation.
Merci .c super bien fait.

super bien fait bravo

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