Working on my layout today I came up with a possible solution to my ideas, but I need a dumpster. Is there anyone out there that makes a large dumpster like the ones a big truck delivers and you fill it up and then the truck takes it away to be unloaded. These are the large bins like a company might use for scrap metals to be hauled away when the unit is full. Any one know of such a thing??  Thanks.

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My local library has a 3D printer available for use by library members.  Check out thingiverse.com for dumpsters and see if your library will let you print it.  Our library also uses Tinkercad to create/modify digital designs.  As a test, I found a fire hydrant on Thingiverse and modified it with Tinkercad to make it O scale.  Now I can make all the hydrants I want.

Disclaimer: I am not a 3D designer.  My skill level is being barely able to modify an existing design......

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They are VERY simply designed boxes. Larger ones have some more bracing but they are literally smooth boxes inside, externally braced 

If you ever planned to make anything   from scratch; this would be a great primer.....Plastistrut.

They may even have plans on their site.

The modern plastic top has a challenging shape; but old ones were sheet metal too if you'll recall (or fyi )

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Yes. MDF blocks glued together, cardboard strips on top, powders, paint, printed fronts on photo paper and styrene Plastruct side pick up holders. Final Dullcote to protect the printing and dumpster.

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Easy to 3D print. Would do it with a small hinge at the end of the cover so it can be opened or closed.

Also add the openings in the side lifters so it can be hooked with a O-scale garbage truck 

AlanHN

SIRT posted:

Yes. MDF blocks glued together, cardboard strips on top, powders, paint, printed fronts on photo paper and styrene Plastruct side pick up holders. Final Dullcote to protect the printing and dumpster.

 

Steve, I truly enjoy all of your posts. Your modeling abilities are tremendous. In the case of these dumpsters, do you remember the approx dimensions (width, length, height front, and height back)?  Thanks, Steve. 

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The hinged parts will be separately built and glued on with the cover.

Once completed I will attach the .stl file.

The 1/4" scaled from 3' x 3.5' x 6' dumpster.

AlanHN

Interesting fact; Dumpster was actually a trademark name from the Dempster Brothers that has become a general name.

More information:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpster

 

 

 

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

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Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

Interesting that the lid, which I assume is a flat piece, would need to be printed upright. Is this to minimize the surface area in contact with the base of the printing area ?

---PCJ

Yes it is slightly bent to minimize the lift pressure coming off the resin tray.

However, this would not be necessary on the newer FormLabs 3 printer.

And the bin is slanted to minimize any cupping that could  create an unwanted suction on the lift.

If this prints ok, I will array the model and build 9 at a time.

Email me if you want one.

AlanHN

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Alan....unless you are going to give them away, remember that your post above is more appropriate in the for sale category. 

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
adman@ogaugerr.com
800-980-OGRR (6477)

Give away in exchange for the value I receive from the Forums.

 

Made some modifications to this one so that the cover can be flipped all the way back.

printing now.

shows relative size to a quarter not included.

AlanHN

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An offshoot of design might be a Gangbox ; a large rolling secure tool storage container used by construction crews, etc.. They are smaller than many dumpsters, lower tops for sure but of similar construction and 4x10' isn't unheard of.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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