Why use 3D printing for model trains?

Sacramento Northern 107 N Scale Side 2014-05-14

Sacramento Northern 107 – N Scale

Last Sunday Grizzly Peak Model Trains designer, Darby Johnston, presented a free 3D printing clinic at the Fall Bay Area Model Railroader’s Meeting held at Alameda’s historic Elk’s Lodge No. 1015.

Dozens of model railroad hobbyists gathered under the chandeliers of the ornate main level foyer to find out about 3D printing techniques and the latest resources and trends in 3D printing model trains. For Darby’s clinic pdf click here. 


Elks Lodge #1015 Main Foyer. Left: Frank Markovich. Right: Darby Johnston

Three advantages of using 3D printing for model trains: 

  • Create unique models that can be shared with others
  • Easy to make variations of models using copy and paste
  • Easy to make duplicates for building fleets of cars or replacing broken models

Special considerations for 3D modelers are also available on the clinic pdf

Thanks to everyone who attended and a big thank you to Frank Markovich for inviting Grizzly Peak Model Trains to participate! 

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For more Coast Division, Pacific Coast Region, NMRA info visit: www.pcrnmra.org

For Train related events in California visit: PRC Master Calendar

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