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    Default What would you like to see on Shapeways?

    What item(s) would you like to see on Shapeways (or any other 3D printing sites) that you couldn't find right now? This can be for both locos/rolling stock or structures/scenery/details or road vehicles - anything in N scale for your layout.

    For me, right now:



    - Food Truck/Lunch Truck: My layout is set in central California, I really need a taco truck for my little town for that authentic feel. I haven't seen any food truck vehicles on Shapeways.




    - Amtrak Quik Track kiosk: My passenger station has all sorts of interior details, this one would really fill the bill.



    - Amtrak station signs - I was going to scratchbuild these, as they have a unique shape (the ends are rounded), but it might be cool to find these in 3D print form.

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    Coal trucks oft seen in the 1960s-1970s in the Appalachian coal fields. Not much different than bog standard dump trucks of the era

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    Long standing wish: functional rotary couplers.

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    A better way to search for things. *smirk*

    Seriously though, I wouldn't mind some electrical meters with a weatherhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    What item(s) would you like to see on Shapeways (or any other 3D printing sites) that you couldn't find right now? This can be for both locos/rolling stock or structures/scenery/details or road vehicles - anything in N scale for your layout.

    For me, right now:

    https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.town...cd7f.image.jpg

    - Food Truck/Lunch Truck: My layout is set in central California, I really need a taco truck for my little town for that authentic feel. I haven't seen any food truck vehicles on Shapeways.


    https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/p...b.500.500.jpeg

    - Amtrak Quik Track kiosk: My passenger station has all sorts of interior details, this one would really fill the bill.

    http://www.billburmaster.com/lfta01/...colnil0914.jpg

    - Amtrak station signs - I was going to scratchbuild these, as they have a unique shape (the ends are rounded), but it might be cool to find these in 3D print form.
    That food truck could work from the 1970's to today.

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    Low Boy heavy haul trailers from the 1970's.

    Also the jeep dollies and tag axles at the rear 70's also.

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    Side frames for this bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/ca/san-bernardino/540999/

    (not really serious, I dream of building a set of modules, approx 14" long, with that bridge in 1:160 scale)

    Heiko

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    Liquid fertilizer sprayer -



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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Baldylox has you covered.
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/NF...li=marketplace
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    COE day cabs appropriate for the 1960s: freightliner, the White Compact 3GX-24 below, etc.

    WhiteCompact3GX-24.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    Baldylox has you covered.
    Maybe slightly off topic, but who can paint that stuff?! I always see lots of 3D details/items I'd love to have, but I know it would look like a lump of ugly paint when I was done with it.

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    I'd like to see more options for customizing buildings, DPM structures in particular. Like small window awnings (single and double,) store fronts, and entire facades.

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    Holler at Carlos from Digcom Designs on the kiosks. He does all sorts of vending machines and stuff. This would be easy for him and would allow it printed in color vs trying to paint and decal.

    For the food truck, holler at madaboutcars on shapeways.

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    Thanks Karl. I have 2 versions. It is kinda delicate, but prints well.

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    Note to all. If you find something close or similar on SW, reach out to the designer with a note. I’ve picked up so many projects from people pinging me via the website. I myself had som stuff made for me I couldn’t design, all because I sent a quick note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    Wow, that was easy. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwh70 View Post
    Maybe slightly off topic, but who can paint that stuff?! I always see lots of 3D details/items I'd love to have, but I know it would look like a lump of ugly paint when I was done with it.
    I've made a few of Baldlox's pieces, a dining room set, locomotive cabs, a garage on my layout, dumpsters and so on. All turned out very well.



    Bailer.jpggarage.jpg
    Booths.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
    Holler at Carlos from Digcom Designs on the kiosks. He does all sorts of vending machines and stuff. This would be easy for him and would allow it printed in color vs trying to paint and decal.

    For the food truck, holler at madaboutcars on shapeways.

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    Thanks Karl. I have 2 versions. It is kinda delicate, but prints well.
    I saw the vending machines, those are easy to do as cardboard printouts since they are simple rectangle objects. But the Amtrak Quik Trak machine has a unique shape, it's angled and has some rounded contours. It can only be done as a 3D print.

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    That picture of the tractor - wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    That picture of the tractor - wow
    For clarity, the tractor wasn’t a 3D print, it is a Busch model (IIRC).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Side frames for this bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/ca/san-bernardino/540999/

    (not really serious, I dream of building a set of modules, approx 14" long, with that bridge in 1:160 scale)

    Heiko
    See my album for something similar.

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