This thread is for general discussion of topics related to Model Train items. On the rail, near the rail, far from the rail, or even on the other side of the tracks is fair game. === For my own part, I got started at Shapeways because I need houses for my layout. A friend then asked if I could build a Taconite Ore car for him, and as they say "The rest is History". Four hundred models in my shop later, and I still need some more houses for my layout. I guess you could say I got distracted. <grin> The biggest hurdles I face are surface finish and those pesky wall thickness requirements.. both topics of which have been well aired elsewhere.