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I've had this beauty of a Tyco C&O shell sitting around for years. The only issue (other than the missing driveline) was the four broken ladders. I took a stab at 3D printing a set of ladders today. The profile is pretty close to the originals. Once I match the paint a little better they should blend right in.

Dialing in the print settings.

Grafted to the engine.

The closest shade of paint I had on hand. Front ladder is original for comparison.
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That looks awesome, and almost original!! Nice!

Question: can you use your 3-D printer to print copies of Tyco's horn-hook coupler, in black?

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I'm not sure if my current printer has the resolution to properly create the little spring-loaded tail. It might. It would certainly be possible on a resin printer (something I intend to buy eventually). Now I'm curious. Printing in black is no problem either. I may have to try this.
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quote:
That looks awesome, and almost original!! Nice!

Question: can you use your 3-D printer to print copies of Tyco's horn-hook coupler, in black?

Originally posted by RP model railroads - July 29 2020 :  9:41:46 PM


how about them elusive triple trucks?
make it sans couplers & wheels of course
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Same as above, a resin printer could do it. I don't think my printer could capture all the fine details properly. Another couple years though, and I think we'll have sources for some of these out-of-production parts.
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Same as above, a resin printer could do it. I don't think my printer could capture all the fine details properly. Another couple years though, and I think we'll have sources for some of these out-of-production parts.

Originally posted by DaCheez-July 30 2020: 12:54:39 PM



Sounds neat!

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Honestly man, and maybe I'm wrong, but it would not surprise me if in 5 years you could buy a good 3D scanner and 3D printer for a few hundred dollars. There would be limitations, but I don't think Star Trek replicators are too far off.
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