3D printing for model enthusiasts
Lots of modelforums are discussing how 3D printing can enrich the demand of state of the art modelling having a perfect fit in the model scenery. The answer is on demand printing of those building, starting with the Netherlands!
What isn't nicer for model enthusiasts or historical associations then having an old railwaystation/building from your city on a modeltrack or just to look at? It just brings up memories from the past!
Project Dutch State Railway Station 3Th class
photo Zaandijk 1900 ( thanks to stationsweb)
Basis is one of the famous Dutch Railwaystation designed by van Brederode which where built from 1862 till 1868 in different cities such as Koog Zaandijk ,Wormerveer,Krommenie-Assendelft,Assen, Heereveen, Hoogezand Sappemeer, nieuwe Schans, Hoogeveen ( see stationsweb http://www.stationsweb.nl/
It took approx. 80 hours to draw the old floorplan into a drawing and then to reassemble that drawing into printable parts.
Building and fitting
For the building to be printable on my Leapfrog Dual Creatr https://www.lpfrg.com/ i tested the parts with Simplify3D software http://www.simplify3d.com on quality. The whole design was mostly reduced to horizontal pieces of 20/20 cm
these are quite large printvolumes the Leapfrog can print.
The filament used was PLA white, grey, brown and silver. Setting for prints differ because of the building sizes and required details. That means layer height between 0,1 and 0,2 mm . total runtime for the print is 55 hours and filament use is approx. 820 cm3. Infill was made concentric or rectilinear at different infill percentages. All part can and are airbrushed or painted if necessary and glued together ( glue or a gluepistol) This is just what you can expect from a modelkit, only now with unique features.
Modelkit offer on 3DHUB
The kit will be avaliable on my Hub in scale H0/N in a box with original floorplan and history, building manual and led wall lanterns in three categories
- unpainted model € 199,95 (Nscale -15%)
- Paintend part/airbrushed € 229,95 ( Nscale -15%)
- Exclusive line with interior €269,95 (Nscale -15%)
Start 3D printing yourself
Interested to start 3D printing yourself? Check out our new Leapfrog 3D printer Creatr HS, € 1,999.00 excl. VAT