This is a custom designed 3D replica of a vintage century old Fire Station located in St. Vital, Manitoba, Canada. Erected in 1914, the station housed both the St. Vital Police and Fire Departments, the latter of which first began operating with three horse-drawn carriages and six firemen. At the rear were stables for horses which drew the wagons and sleighs up until the 1930's at which point pumper trucks were used. The first fire truck appeared in 1923 with the purchase of an REO Speedwagon.
The model comes fabricated in PLA Plastic with a choice of colors as shown and is ready for your personalized touch of additional paint and weathering. No glue is required as all parts simply and easily snap into place.
N Scale Vintage Fire Station Features
- 4.5" L x 2.0" W x 4.0" H
- The model has 5 pieces (Shell, Roof, Tower Top, and 5 Doors)
- Each model is meticulously designed to scale (1:160)
- Fabricated in PLA Plastic
- Wall thickness: 1.6mm
- No glue required, all parts snap into place
- Ready for paint and finishing
- Removable roof structures facilitate internal finishing
- Interior walls for applying paint or wallpaper
- Precision interior slots for installing clear windows
- Can accommodate interior lighting with just a few drilled holes
More than a year was spent perfecting product design methods and fabrication processes to produce these beautifully crafted N Scale models of real world buildings and structures. The process begins by carefully examining Google Earth and Google Street View images in order to obtain accurate dimension measurements and scaling for the targeted model. Next, utilizing CAD software, a digital replica of the model is created employing meticulous design guidelines painstakingly developed through countless prototyping iterations. The resulting premium digital file is now ready for fabrication. In the final step the physical PLA plastic model slowly comes to life one layer at a time on the heated bed of an FDM 3D Printer which has been finely tuned and optimized to reproduce the highest possible quality.
Custom 3D model design and fabrication of almost any building or structure less than 100 ft in length and width. Must be clearly visible on Google Street View or be provided with photographs and dimensions. Please inquire.
Warning: When printed these models contain small plastic pieces that may present a choking hazard to small children. Recommended age is 10+ years.
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SLICER SETTINGS for FDM 3D PRINTING
STL files are provided with and without designed-in support structures. I prefer using the designed-in supports but you can use slicer supports if you prefer.
The delicate window frames and signage required well tuned slicer settings for best results. Here are the Cura slicer settings I used on my 3D printer with exceptional results:
Prusa i3 Clone
Direct drive extruder
Retract Speed (45mm/s)
Material (1.75mm PLA)
Layer Height (0.24mm)
Top/Bottom Layer (0.72mm)
Tool Temp (200C)
Bed Temp (60C)
Print Speed (60mm/s)
Wall Speed (30mm/s)
Adhesion (Skirt, Brim on larger buildings)
Retired electronics engineer, designer, model railroader. My specialty is creating 3D replicas, in N-Scale (1:160), of houses, buildings, and structures found anywhere on the 'Google Street View' planet.
Ingénieur en électronique retraité, concepteur, modéliste ferroviaire. Ma spécialité est la création de répliques 3D, en échelle N (1: 160), de maisons, de bâtiments et de structures trouvés n'importe où sur la planète «Google Street View».
Ingeniero electrónico retirado, diseñador, ferroviario modelo. Mi especialidad es crear réplicas 3D, en N-Scale (1: 160), de casas, edificios y estructuras que se encuentran en cualquier parte del planeta 'Google Street View'.
For a custom design contact me: CreateMy3D@shaw.ca
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