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We are excited to announce a new, online-only feature for our registered users: High-tech modeling for garden railroaders! Contributor Steve Berneberg will guide you through using 3D printing, whether you own a 3D printer or not.
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Part 1: Introduction and overview
Welcome all to the High Tech modeling. I have been 3D printing for years, own my own printer, and have used a wide variety of others. The price is coming down quickly on some quality printers. It is still not as easy as hooking up your typical printer. If you have questions, I will be happy to answer; if I can. If not, I know plenty of people in the industry that probably can answer the most difficult question. Probably the hardest part is making the model. Hopefully in the next few articles I can show you modeling programs (free for downloading) and how to use them.
I also used many other tools like laser cutters, 3D scanners, cnc mills, cnc lathes and other fancy tools. I am also build robots for fun and industrial applications. Perhaps later I will show you how I applied what I know about Robots to my G and 1/5 scale layouts.
If anyone has anything to add, I am always interested in others solve problems that face the rail yard.