Over the last few months it might have seemed that I haven’t really been doing much in the way of 3D printing design. Well in fact I have; I just couldn’t tell you about it, until now!
The N Scale Architect has commissioned two new N Scale freight cars to accompany their new turn-of-the-century pickling plant kit, pictured below.
This lovely kit has everything you need to build a pickling plant, but how do you move the produce around the layout? The answer comes in two forms.
The 4 Vat Open Car.
And the Enclosed Tank Pickle Car.
Both car kits come complete with a full-color illustrated instruction sheet, photo-etched ladders & stirrups, bronze tie-rods, four 1/4oz car weights, a decal set of your choice and Micro-Trains brake wheel, trucks & body mounted couplers. Each decal set is inspired by vintage pickling company markings and includes four different road numbers.
The 46′ open 4 vat pickle car follows prototypes made by Thrall, GATC, ACF and other manufacturers from the early 1900s up until the 1950s has four printed sections forming the chassis, vats, roof supports and the roof.
The roof supports are separated before they clip into the chassis.
The 42′ enclosed tank pickle car follows prototypes made by Thrall, GATC, ACF and other manufacturers from the early 1900’s up until the 1950’s and has three printed sections forming the chassis, sides and roof. All are printed with the best side facing up to get the finest detail.
The etched ladders on both and the sign on the enclosed car are stainless steel.
Both of these new cars are available from the N Scale Architect’s Shapeways shop or through the website.
And that’s not all, there are more cars on the way from myself and the N Scale Architect but you’ll have to wait to see what they are!