Construction N Scale

in2tech Oct 19, 2021

  1. in2tech

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    They are gonna pave or neighborhood and they have the scraping machine out here. Is there an N Scale version?


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  2. freddy_fo

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    You mean a grader? GHQ used to make a kit if so:

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    as well as some other construction pieces

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  3. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    They one in N Scale on Shapeways. 3DColdPlaner.JPG sorry for the bad pic.
     
  6. in2tech

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    Yeah I know, was just showing you what I wanted in N Scale? They are in our neighborhood with one of these machines in white paving our streets. It's cool looking! @WolfWorks not a bad price really for either $25.00 or $30.00 for N Scale. How the heck you find the CAT paint color? Just might be a buy, although the one in the neighborhood is White! I am all over the construction stuff for some reason since getting N Scale Excavator. Wish Diecast Masters made their HO line in N Scale?

    This is a 1/87th scale but kind of looks like the one they are using in out area.

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    Real CAT one video! Well actually a design video, not sure what the video is called? Animation maybe?

     
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  7. in2tech

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    I want all of that and more, is it all GHQ? And if they are medal how easy are they to assemble and what kind of glue? Think I am going to order at least 2-3 more Diecast Masters 1:160 ones. I want a construction area(s) or CAT retail store, or both!
     
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    I believe they are all GHQ and all metal. I built them over 20 years ago so not 100% though. Assembly is easy but a bit of cleaning up the flashing as is typical for those kinds of kits. I use gel CA (super glue). It gives you time to place the parts where you want them without the instant adhesion.

    I added the gravel pit to my layout just to have an excuse to place those somewhere lol.
     
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    The machine at Amazon is almost O scale.
     
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    Here is what GHQ currently has available when you search for their 1:160 scale construction models. https://www.ghqmodels.com/collections/1-160-10mm-n-scale/vehicle-type_construction

    About 12 years ago, several Japanese manufacturers offered extensive "collections" of 1:150 scale construction equipment, but most of those models are difficult to find now.

    And now that 3D printing can produce usable models in low production numbers, I am doubtful that we will see very much "mass produced" N sized construction equipment in the future, unless it can also be sold as "toys" at stores like Walmart. o_O

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  11. in2tech

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    Yeah, 3D printing has changed and will change things in the future. And one of a kind items too! Of course still not everyone owns ones and still need to buy kits, etc...
     
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    For around $200 for a resin or filament printer it wouldn't take many prints to pay for a printert vs. buying items. With that said though they still aren't for everyone. Even though you can find hundreds of items to print that you don't have to design yourself there is a learning curve to using and maintaining a printer. Nothing super hard but still some don't want to deal with that. Also there are a lot of items you can't find print files for and even with a resin printer a number of commercially available items are going to probably look better.

    If one thinks they can quickly design something from scratch unless you are already very familiar with using an appropriate CAD program getting up to speed on the design side is a big hurdle to overcome. Especially if you are looking to doing anything that is very complicated and detailed. You have to love doing it if you are thinking of designing items from scratch.

    I love the design aspect probably most of all but I still couldn't ever design everything I'd need for completing a layout so hopefully the 'kit' builders stay in business.

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