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Vintage Railcar - 36mm gauge

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This was just a short and fun project I designed and built for my Dad.

While the model is more or less a Ford Model T it is not exact and not to any particular scale.

This model is about 150mm long and is designed to fit a track with 36mm between the inside surfaces of the two rails. In other words it is compatible with most of my other rail-mounted models.

There are a few non-printed things you will need to complete it. These are;

Some fine wire for the two stays from the front of the canopy to the headlight supports
Some ice-block sticks for the wooden crate on the back.
Some Ø4mm dowel for the axles and locator pins
Some Ø3mm dowel (or kebab stick) for the steering wheel column. Seeing as it is a train and does not need a steering wheel you may choose to ignore this bit.
Some thin clear plastic sheet for the windscreen.
Some relatively thick wire for the canopy frame (if you are making the canopy). I used TIG welding wire which is about Ø1mm diameter.
Some tissue paper – not fancy tissue paper either. This is for the canopy.
Some heavy(ish) insulated wire to model some pipes running from the front to the back.

You will find the model files are all of the format “Vintage_RailCarv6-Blahblahblahx2.stl” where the last bit is the number of that item you will need to print. You can expect a good size pile of pieces by the end of your printing session. None of the pieces require support, although some may benefit from a bit of work with a craft knife or file where some of the overhangs may droop for the first layer.

Assembly instructions can be found as a zipped up pdf in the download package or on my website: https://www.techmonkeybusiness.com/articles/3D_Printed_VintageRailcar.html

Have fun.

BTW: if you would like to print tracks for this use the following links to my parametric railway track generator to dial up some that suit your needs.
Straight Tracks:
Curved Tracks:
OpenSCAD versions: https://www.techmonkeybusiness.com/articles/Parametric_Railway_Tracks.html

3D printing settings

All parts are designed to be printed without support on a filament printer.
The models shown were printed at 0.2mm layer height and 20% fill.

  • 3D file format: STL and ZIP
  • Last update: 2021/04/12 at 10:38
  • Publication date: 2019/07/09 at 05:16

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