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The Menards Power Plant smoke stack replacement. I didn't care for the placement or the style of the Menards Power Plant dual chimneys .  This is a two piece stack where one fits on top of the other and can be located anywhere but over the doors.

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I paint striped mine with alternating colors of white and red.

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Update: 10/19 as of 11:22am... we have been live (sort of) for exactly seven (7) days and have 35 Items that are O-Scale 3D print ready in the Repository!  Just think, at 1 file per day from here on out and we would have almost 400 items in *O-Scale* available and ready for Modelers to print, in a year hence.

Thank the Contributors!!!

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Update: 10/24.  At 8:37am we will celebrate our three (3) week birthday!

In that relatively diminutive span of time... 55 O-Scale, 3D readily available and printable items have been contributed to the Repository... and, OGR has graciously has set us up with our own distinct Forum!

Download the Catalog and some .stl(s), add a Topic (ask questions, provide info) on the Forum and join in.  We live to serve!

dennis

@AlanRail posted:

As to LASER CUTTERS you need to use .svg files not .stl or .obj  files. Whew!

NOTE: Joanne Fabrics stores in your area may have Glowforge laser cutters for public use; Some of those stores sell Glowforges.

Thanks Alan,

I just went to Joanne's Fabrics.  Their Glowforge Plus is $15.00 per hour to rent plus the cost of the material (Plywood or Acrylic in my case).  The Program they use at this store (Metaire, LA) is *Inkscape*... and, they do sell Glowforge's at this location.

I have about 16 feet of Viaduct I would like to construct... I'll have to do a cost analysis.

Thanks Ray!  and OH Crap Ray!  I'll fix that when I get back!

Headed out to my *yard* (business) to batten that down.  I don't know if this makes any sense at this point but I think anyone with interest, questions, opinions, how -to's etc.   Can certainly start to put up some topics here (I'm really sick of looking at my face).   Yes, this is a very small niche community but we are definitely generating a lot of traffic.  Don't be shy... if we didn't want to assist we wouldn't be doing this ...there are zero, 0 stupid questions.  We will get to machines/software/materials discussions in fairly short order... I hope!

I'm off... l8r folks!

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I have a question for the group.  I have been making O scale 3D prints for a couple of years.  However I consider my quality standards for my use as 'good for background' use.  So here's the question How good is good enough for posting?  Is there some notation that I can but on things I post as good for background?  IE I have a machine shop that sits in one corner of the layout, and you can kinda see inside.  So I made some lathes, work benches, etc.  They are NOT super detailed they simply represent what 'should' be there.  From a distance, they do the job.  Some examples.  Russ

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Russ,

Posting is absolutely fine.  However, it will indubitably be forgotten/lost with the passage of time.  We are attempting to remedy that with the Repository.  Having the files in one location (actually, 3 as my servers are triangulated) keeping the files organized in directory format and the files consistent helps enormously compared to trying to find a post a year or two down the pike.

If you would like to post your .stl/.stp/.svg/.jpg files please do so... I think your work is great!  If in addition you would like to place your files in the Repository and Listed in the Catalog that they may be easily available in-perpetuity send me an email and I will set you up... you will be Credited for all the items you have placed in the Repository.

Thanks

dennis

Whoops!  To get a primer on the Repository and how it works... please read the first post here...

3D Repository - Access & Information

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hold*on,

Can you provide more detail?  You can post it here if you like.  The more detail you can provide (especially *measurements*) the more likely it is that someone will respond favorably.  Building custom parts via multiple emails with multiple parties can be very, very time consuming and even more so if there isn't sufficient information to begin with.

Have you downloaded the Catalog?  If not, here is the download  Catalog Link

Once you have the Catalog look at the photos *especially the ones with the measurements* ...and if you can provide detail *somewhat* close to that you will probably receive a favorable response.  Also, if you could attach a photograph to your post that would be helpful as well.

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I have a question for the group.  I have been making O scale 3D prints for a couple of years.  However I consider my quality standards for my use as 'good for background' use.  So here's the question How good is good enough for posting?  Is there some notation that I can but on things I post as good for background?  IE I have a machine shop that sits in one corner of the layout, and you can kinda see inside.  So I made some lathes, work benches, etc.  They are NOT super detailed they simply represent what 'should' be there.  From a distance, they do the job.  Some examples.  Russ

Yes I would say post, those are actually quite good, I would have no problem seeing them on my layout. The other thing is that if you post an stl file it might be able to be printed on a later printer that will produce the same part but with higher quality and or if also posting an stp file it could possibly be upgraded or even redesigned for another application. I think it's all good and would like to see you go for it.

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