Not really part of my Down on the Farm series, as they are too new for my era, nonetheless, they certainly are farm scenery. I designed and 3d printed these as a commission for a gentleman that needed many of these for his Iowa railroad. I had been looking for something with corrugated metal, just to see what I could come up with, and this project fit the bill.
I made several different diameters, and three different heights, along with two different types of roofs, and two types of roof vents.
This is the drawing I ended up using for one of the designs. Parts from different bins could be mixed and matched, as all the roofs have the same slop, so any number or combination of roof vents would work.
Once printed, I primed them, and sanded the roof panels flat, as the layering from the printing process is quite noticeable. I then used .020 x .020 styrene on the ridges for roof panel seams. The roof ladder is also styrene strips.
Since I print in ABS, the styrene will solvent weld to printed items, as will the ABS printed parts.
Probably a little over weathering on the smaller one.
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