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G-scale playtime [message #61495] Wed, 06 February 2013 21:57 UTC Go to next message
avatar tempusr64100_8f352cab1f8  is currently offline tempusr64100_8f352cab1f8
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New prints in polished WSF arrived today from Shapeways, and made me come back from work earlier. Wink
Both I and my 8 years old boy were very excited.

Pieces all look very nice ! For the smaller ones I have been using a 1mm thick small loop.


Two of the pieces were due to fix some older G-scale switches, with too large gaps, that made locomotives go of the rails.
I made a mess on this one. I guess I was out by a few degrees when I measured angles on the switch.
But the material is flexible, so gluing it should work.


All the rest is about allowing my son using Lego bricks together with the G-scale track in his room.
This includes some couplers to be used with others cars. The advanced coupler version has a hook, but I am not sure how it will resist over time as I fear the spring part is a bit too fragile.


I also got axle boxes for metal wheels - this will need some post-processing work to lower friction, as I designed the piece a bit too tight.


That's it for now ! Let's play !


[Updated on: Thu, 07 February 2013 05:13 UTC]

Re: G-scale playtime [message #61511 is a reply to message #61495 ] Thu, 07 February 2013 09:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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This is so great!

Using 3D printed parts so your son can use his Lego together with the G scale trains!

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Re: G-scale playtime [message #61898 is a reply to message #61511 ] Tue, 12 February 2013 17:49 UTC Go to previous message
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Excellent use of 3D printing with other objects.


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