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3D Printing for Model Trains is a game-changer. Many model railroaders have already discovered the potential of technology for our hobby, and it is a whole hobby to itself. This video explores the basics of 3D printing, the potential it has, showing the process of designing, printing, and painting a model for a layout. 3D Printing costs have come down considerably, and for the price of a DCC equipped locomotive, you could greatly enhance your own layout!
Some of the models featured in this video can be found on my Thingiverse Page:
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Products and Equipment Featured or Used in this Video:
SketchUp: Online Free 3D design software – /
The following are affiliate links to Amazon. I receive a small commission if purchases are made through these:
Elegoo Mars Pro Resin MSLA Printer: n
Lulzbot TAZ6 Filament Printer:
This is no longer made, and its new versions are prohibitively expensive, however, the following is a recommended good quality entry-level filament printer for under $300 US:
Creality Ender 3 version 2: x
Grex Genesis XGi3 Airbrush Starter Set g
(Dual-action Gravity Feed airbrush, compressor, braided 6ft hose, and a getting started DVD)
This is an updated version of the combo set that I started with. The advantage of this newer version is that if you wanted to swap out needle sizes, it can be done with upgrade kits, and it comes with different sizes of paint cups. It comes with a 0.3mm needle as standard. This also comes with the same compressor that you saw in the video. I’ve been very happy with my setup. It has done everything I’ve asked it to. Fittings on this airbrush and hose are ⅛” which are compatible with Iwata hoses.
Grex Genesis XGi3 Airbrush alone: z
Equipment & Software:
Canon HF R800: 8
Dji Osmo Mobile 2 (Mobile Phone Gimbal): Y
Sony SLT-A55 DSLR (Link is for the A68) – v
Neewer Backdrop Kit: Y
Neewer 176 Lights (x3): 5
Neewer Softboxes for 176 Lights: g
GlideGear TMP-100 Teleprompter Unit: W
Apple iPad Air: V
Zoom H4n Handy Recorder: Y
Boya BY-M1 Universal Lavalier Microphone –
Manfrotto 190X Pro Tripod –
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite:
Photoshop CC 2018, Premiere Pro CC 2018, Audition CC 2018, After Effects CC 2018.
Buy the Suite: j
Learn How to use them:
Music: “Engine No. 9” by Les Hooper
© 1981 Birch Island Music Press, Sole Selling Agent: C.L. Barnhouse Co., Oskaloosa, IA
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Essence 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. /
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