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    I am working on this new series where I will be showing how to design stuff for model railroad in 3d software like 3dsmax and then get it all 3d printed and use in the model railroad diorama.
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    Wow Great Video, now I just have to slow it way down so I can follow along... Thanks for posting and I subscribed.
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    There's no thanks button, so thanks for the great video!
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    Thanks , I subscribed . I do think when I look at the roughness of the end result that for instance the rivets don't work , maybe with a resin printer it would though.

    I love to see what you can do with the design software , I think of it as a hobby in the hobby, wouldn't it be great to have a website where people could trade their different skills . You know like , I build a structure for you if you design a structure for me , something along that way.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    I love to see what you can do with the design software , I think of it as a hobby in the hobby, wouldn't it be great to have a website where people could trade their different skills . You know like , I build a structure for you if you design a structure for me , something along that way.
    That would be great since learning cad design is probably not in the cards right now,too much on my plate, including building my 3d printer kit.

    Thamks for the video,it’s still good to see what can be done.

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    Thank you all for your support! I always wanted to show the community that they too can design there own stuff by showing some examples. trust me its actually very easy!

    by the way I have just completed second part of the series where I will be showing the Piers design here is the link - in the Next part I will be showing the weathering and Diorama.




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    This is amazing and inspiring. The video editing is perfect for an intro to 3d modeling rail projects.

    It seems maybe a bit intimidating. I'm sure the learning curve is the biggest hurdle. How long did it take you to do the design?

    Like Jan said, it seems like the 3d print tech is the Achilles heel right now. If there were a way to cast or mold it I suppose you could use the same 3d rendering, right? It's just, how would one make the mold? I guess a CNC machine could make plates.

    Thanks for the videos. They are awesome.
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    Thanks Mobile One! yes there is a bit of learning curve but it is not that difficult once you are familiar with it. it took me approx 1-2 hours to design one element. yes you can use same modeling technique to create mold instead and then using POP you can create multiple copies. but that is only useful if you have very big layout and you need many of these. for few I think printing is still the best choice. anyway thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile One View Post
    This is amazing and inspiring. The video editing is perfect for an intro to 3d modeling rail projects.

    It seems maybe a bit intimidating. I'm sure the learning curve is the biggest hurdle. How long did it take you to do the design?

    Like Jan said, it seems like the 3d print tech is the Achilles heel right now. If there were a way to cast or mold it I suppose you could use the same 3d rendering, right? It's just, how would one make the mold? I guess a CNC machine could make plates.

    Thanks for the videos. They are awesome.

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    Part-3 - 3D Printing


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