SlotForum banner
1 - 20 of 39 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As 3D printed scenery is getting more and more popular, and easier, my hope is the Mods/Admins will pin this so everyone can have access to this aspect of the hobby.

If you have a 3D printer, and are willing to make the occasional item for a fellow Slotter, please add your name and country/location. The requester should contact you by PM, so we can keep this topic short, sweet, and just the pertinent information.

You would be free to charge a reasonable compensation fee for your material, time, and shipping, and you should negotiate that with the requester.

As with most designers, for my models/items, I DO NOT grant permission to sell commercially, like on ebay, amazon, etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I'll get this party started and sign up for occasional prints as my time permits. I'm located in Indiana, USA.

I usually have a project going much of the time, so squeezing in a request might mean several days or weeks, but I'm certainly willing to do so.
 

·
Greg Gaub
Joined
·
14,791 Posts
Great idea! I'm in. :)

Location: Auburn, WA, USA (98092)

Printer(s): Prusa i3 Mk3 (times two)

Materials: PLA, PETG, ABS (and other)

Colors: A veritable rainbow, and always willing to buy something new

Notes: 5 color capability (e.g. up to 5 colors in a single printed object, not conditional to layer changes). I try to keep my printers busy, and offering prints to other hobbyists is a great way to do that, so PM me any time!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
339 Posts
This was a great idea, thanks -- Hello BluMiniMe - I'm in Boise, Idaho - so at least less postage than the rest of the gang across the water!!!

I have my eye on a Dunlop Tower - as highlighted elsewhere on the forum -but open to other track accessories as well!

Thanks,

Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
985 Posts
I'm in for small bits. I do have a design for a printed piece for a track conversion that allows a pit out on a R2 corner. You need to butcher an R2 tp make it work. Happy to send file to anothe slot forum member for personal use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Want to know how to do color changes with Cura 3.4 or higher on any hobby grade printer:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
I have .stl files, needed by a 3D printer for borders for the Scalextric 3 lane 1/24 scale track as follows: straight border; outer border for inner curve; inner border for outer curve.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
469 Posts
I recently acquired an Ender 3 printer from Creality. If someone has .stl files that they want printed, I can do so. Getting a new hotend in a couple of weeks, so I'll be able to print nylon if required. Will print for the cost of filament. (It's not necessarily cheap)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
339 Posts
Getting a new 'hotend', really, Stumbley? I need to get over the border more often--- ;->

Steve

Black Point Raceway

Nampa, ID
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
469 Posts
LOL

Allows me to print at higher temps, so filaments like nylon, which is stronger than the normal PLA. Good for chassis and the like. As soon as I can get my head around 3D design s/w like Blender, I intend to do chassis for my cars, and potentially others.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,500 Posts
There is a group of early adopter 3d printing folks over on the HRW forum. I find it fascinating.

I am looking for a reasonably priced printer now...any suggestions for a RTR printer and easily learned modeling/design software?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
469 Posts
Creality Ender 3 or one of their newer printers; Blender for 3D modeling. Blender is free, but very feature-rich and a bit difficult to learn, but once you've learned, you can do anything 3D. There are many YouTube videos out there for specific kinds of modeling.

The Ender 3 can be purchased for less than $200. There are a lot of mods on Thingiverse.com that will improve the printer, and all you spend is time and filament. It comes as an easy-to-assemble kit (takes a couple of hours), and there are a ton of really good YouTube videos on how to do it.

Here's one:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
339 Posts
This is what they call a game-changer - imagine being able to print bodies (or sections) to allow for all the variations of 935's or 956/962's - should be amazing....

Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,500 Posts
I would love to be able to 3d scan old hard bodies, but the inexpensive diy hobby versions of scanners seem to be not quite there yet.
 
1 - 20 of 39 Posts
Top