Body shell only. Requires Alaska Railroad's Ultradome Floor to complete. www.shapeways.com/product/WP32KLACG/1-160-alaska-railroad-ultradome-floor. Wheel trucks not included.
I use Micro Trains #1017 Commonwealth 4-wheel Passenger Trucks. If you want body mounted couplers, use Rapido Passenger Car Trucks #102022 and MicroScale #1023 Body Mounted couplers.
The story behind my developing these models.
No manufacture had made models of the Ultradome cars so I had to work out some other means of getting the train. I tried several scratch building methods, but they all fell short somewhere, usually with the curved dome windows. The best result I achieved was by drawing the cars on the computer, then laminating the print and moulding it over a form to get the shape, and attaching the body to a scratch-built chassis. Though a fairly satisfactory result, I thought I could do better.
Eventually I learnt about 3D printing and thought this could be the answer. After a long period of learning the design process I came up with all the variations required.
I chose to leave the upper dome windows solid as on the cars they have several layers of window tint applied to shield the passengers from the sun and Ultra-violet rays. The lower windows only have a couple of layers of window tint, so I cut these out so you can see the interiors (if you want to add these features to your model) I have cast windows for the lower level windows – both clear and solid – that just press into place.
These are available from me on request.