This is one of many items I thought I would print at shapeways, then I checked the cost, and said no. But, when I got a 3d printer, the cost went back down, and I have now designed several different types or styles. This is exactly why I wanted a 3d printer to use in model railroading. Structures and larger parts are quite economical.
|This is an overview of the stairs I have printed so far. Some of these have a few parts added, and all have either primer or an alcohol and ink wash on them to show the details.|
|Viewing from this end, we can see the support material that holds up the window wall. This will also have to be removed, but being a small area, it is usually easy to do.|
|Here is a totally enclosed stairway, which is my favorite.|
|The only issue with this print is the amount of support material that need to be removed. From this view, you can imagine the amount of material that it took to support the wall being formed.|
|It really paints up well, and with a little touch up will fit many a structure on just about any era model railroad.|