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Hi guys,

Do you use 3D printing for your models and diorama ?
I have a really good friend, Arin Panait, and I really like his work.

I've attached some photos below, maybe you like it too :). Most of his builds are in O scale (1:43)



BN Modeller
Wow that is very nice work!
I haven't got a printer but I have a list of things I'd like done.
Most are parts that are often broken, like the ball and socket between stack cars.


Whiskey Merchant
Excellent work. I have visited a site that is selling various items in HO scale and N scale. They have some really nice detail items and vehicles. Haven't ordered any yet, but when my renovation projects are finidhed, I plan to visit the site and get some stuff ordered.


I do use 3D Printing on some of my models. Most of it is in places that do not require smooth surfaces. Here is an example of such on my coker tower (part of the refinery on my layout)


old school
I use 3D printed parts on my 1/14 scale RC semi truck parts. I have yet to use any 1/87 scale parts for model trains as I would think the 3d parts would be to grainy in the details. I have to add heavy primer to the 1/14 scale 3d parts to smooth in the print lines.

Steve S


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