Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Latest Shapeways prints, HO Scale

The latest items I have sent to shapeways for printing.  If you are a regular at following my blog, you know I have an Afinia 3d printer, but it will not print near the detail that can be done at shapeways in their FUD material, (Frosted Ultra Detail).  Very small profiles can be very fragile, so handle with care.  

 The new items I have are the drill press, which I did some redesign on since the last time I printed it, a bandsaw, a wood lathe, and a 1948 Nash truck cab.

 The '48 Nash cab is the largest item I have printed at shapeways in FUD.  It is available for sale at shapeways.com for about $14.00.

This is the second set of tools that I have 3d printed at shapeways.com, (http://nvrr49.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-model-railroad-and-blog-post-goal.html).  Some of the tools in this set did not print right, so it is not for sale yet.  Obviously the lathe printed perfectly!

The drill press was previously printed as part of the small engine repair shop, but it has some issue that I fixed for this print.  The small engine repair shop details can be seen here: http://nvrr49.blogspot.com/2013/09/lawn-mowersmall-engne-repair-shop.html

This is a 36" bandsaw, so not your standard household model.  

In this extreme close up, you and see the layering that can be an issue with 3d printing.  But notice, in the picture above, sitting on the penny, at normal viewing distance, you cannot see the layering.  And yes, if you look closely, you can see the teeth on the blade...but then the blade is way over size.  

Next up from shapeways, some bath fixtures, including a claw foot tub.  

Previous posts showing HO scale items I have designed and had printed at shapeways:


  1. Do you sell these on shapeways ?

    1. Yes, when an item or group is successfully printed, I offer it for sale on shapeways.com. They can be found at https://www.shapeways.com/shops/nvrr49

  2. Really like your machine equipment! I'm trying to fill my machine shop, and locomotive facility with them. Well done!