Will be showing this at the SGMA breakfast Friday morning 7:30 - 9AM in addition to a few other interesting and DIFFERENT Standard Gauge items. Bodies and trucks all 3D printed, so sorry Kirk.  Aerotrain in STANDARD GAUGE!

Jim

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SGMA1 posted:

Jim,

I'll be asking to borrow your computer files for printing when I can afford a 3D printer that makes metal objects!  In the meantime, I'll just enjoy looking at your unique projects.  It's impossible to not appreciate what you have accomplished.

Kirk

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Kirk

Will be glad to refer you to the owner of the files. A very capable German designer. He is quite generous in sharing his files, probably for some minimal amount or maybe free (I traded an HO loco to him in exchange for these files). I will gladly share what I am given, in many cases, I purchased the file from the designer with the promise that I would not share.

Metal printers are still way expensive, especially in the size range of these trains, but maybe someday soon.

 

 

 

Jim

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I am not sure what a 3D printer for metal parts would cost, but it would likely be cost prohibitive to most if not all small toy train makers. 

Look below at the Standard Gauge Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Skydome observation car, which Jim Waterman made for me.  The plastic skydome of the car is incredible and is clearly in the "spirit" of what Arno called the "craftsman" class of Standard Gauge toy trains.  IMHO, it represents a positive step in the production of Modern Era Standard Gauge toy trains, which as Jim has shown us can now incorporate new technologies into the manufacture of old fashion Standard Gauge tinplate.   There is no doubt in my mind that visionaries like Jim help to attract new Standard Gauge enthusiasts and grown our hobby!  As we say in the Navy, BRAVO ZULU, Jim!  Keep innovating!

MILW Olympian Hiawatha.2

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riki posted:

Thanks Bob.. Must be.

As Jim said metal 3d is expensive.. So he might not of pulled the trigger yet..

Riki

Plastic shells, metal frames and mechanism. I might have my designer produce the core models so I can make castable patterns for it.

I'm doing that now for a 30" long GG1 in standard gauge, 3d printed patterns for an aluminum shells and sideframes. So the final product will be all metal.

Jim

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navy.seal posted:

I am not sure what a 3D printer for metal parts would cost, but it would likely be cost prohibitive to most if not all small toy train makers. 

Look below at the Standard Gauge Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha Skydome observation car, which Jim Waterman made for me.  The plastic skydome of the car is incredible and is clearly in the "spirit" of what Arno called the "craftsman" class of Standard Gauge toy trains.  IMHO, it represents a positive step in the production of Modern Era Standard Gauge toy trains, which as Jim has shown us can now incorporate new technologies into the manufacture of old fashion Standard Gauge tinplate.   There is no doubt in my mind that visionaries like Jim help to attract new Standard Gauge enthusiasts and grown our hobby!  As we say in the Navy, BRAVO ZULU, Jim!  Keep innovating!

MILW Olympian Hiawatha.2

Bob Nelson

Thanks Bob - appreciate your support.

This car is all metal - except for the back section which is semi-transparent printed plastic. A bit of a challenge to get them matched up, but the result is a one of a kind car (this is the only one in existence at this time.).

Jim

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