The reason for the lack of updates for the last couple of months is that I have been learning the joys of 3D Printing.
I reasoned that a lot of the ‘scenic’ things I like to add to a layout I could make myself..
.. I went for the Ender3 V2 which only cost £230 ($310) with 2kg of plastic filament..
As is usual with 3D Printers the first prints were to help prove everything was set up OK, plus a few addon’s for the printer to help it run better.
So far I have been limiting myself to ‘OO’ gauge..
… Here are some of the first ‘Useful’ items I have made so far.
.. As yet unpainted – I have been looking for some boats to add to Burton Phoenix’s scenic corner for ages to it was great to start here.. One thing about 3D printing – it’s not fast – the canal boat tool over 4 hours to print. I have still some way to go to be confident about the print quality.. So it may be a while before I’m properly happy with the results.
I have also been able to ‘print’ an ‘OO’ gauge Ballast spreader, a couple of Back to Back gauges, and some ‘TrackSetta’ style Curve Templates – most of which were on the ‘shopping list’. These ‘simple’ and quite large prints have ‘fairly’ easy to do.
….So I am already starting to get a return on the 3D Printer.
And just because I could …. Some door plaques for me and the misses
Next thing is to relearn the art of painting….