GR railroad signal Project.

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GR railroad signal Project.
Posted by General1861 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:43 PM

Is there any other file for the 10 part signal project featured in G.R. to download other than the STL file?. I would like to look at the other files , but do not have or want to download the program that it is asking to use.. Thanks..

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, September 07, 2017 9:18 AM

FYI I emailed Steve Berneberg, the author of this series, about your question.

Rene Schweitzer

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Posted by Steven on Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:00 AM

Unfortunately this was all done in SolidWorks; a very expensive CAD program.  I used SolidWorks because I have used it for years and know how to use it effectively.  So I did it in this CAD program for time constraints.  Some of the articles are in openSCAD or SketchUp; both free programs.  However, I can send you the SolidWorks files and there is a free viewer that you can download for free.  If you can sneak into a Community College or some Libraries, some use SolidWorks if they have a maker space.  You might also want to check on maker spaces and see if someone near you has SolidWorks.  I can convert all parts to drawings which have dimensions.  Let me know, I will get all the files you want to you somehow.......

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Posted by Steven on Friday, October 20, 2017 8:20 PM


I will be writing about another free CAD tool that is supposed to take SolidWorks files and convert then into this free CAD tool native language.  I need to work on the new program a little longer to get up to the novice level.  Look for this in one of the following articles.  If this works, I can share all my SolidWorks files or just convert them over to the new program.  Stay in touch.

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