James Vinall


me_trains commented on Oval Set V2 with Channel by me_trains
December 14, 2018
Oval Set V2 with Channel
me_trains A few people have tried doing some motorized options with our layouts, but the friction between the track and the trains is just too much for practical use. We tried a few different options of actually putting moving wheels into the trains but they were not consistent enough when printed at such a small scale. Unfortunately we're not really planning to expand vehicle options. The drive concept you have sounds like a good innovation, hopefully you're able to make it happen somehow - sorry our stuff probably isn't a good fit for what you're looking to do.
me_trains Sorry I missed that part the first time around. Another user had requested shaving some material off of the model to reduce costs and make it easier to mount in some cases.
me_trains @jerry0307 Hi! The channel allows place for the linkages (like on the steam train https://www.shapeways.com/product/RGB32FAJC/steam-train-set-track-not-included ). To keep the model size small but still support articulating linkages, the actual linkages are hidden below the track.
High Speed Train Set (track not included)
me_trains @LATorres made an approx 1:700 version of the bullet trains. Let us know if this is close to what you're looking for: www.shapeways.com/fragments/product?spin=NYQF77TE3
me_trains Sorry about the delay, @LATorres . Yes, an altered scale of this train would be possible; if you're still interested, let me know what scale you;re looking for.
me_trains commented on Steam Train set (track not included) by me_trains
January 30, 2017
Steam Train set (track not included)
me_trains Hi @SWAT , the train is about 1:1000 scale. It's not modeled after a specific engine, but my understanding is that at 14.1mm the engine would be on the shorter end for what you would find for a Mikado style (2-8-2) engine at 1:1000 scale.


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