New N Scale 3D printed truck build

Carl Sowell Jul 26, 2020

  1. Carl Sowell

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    I just posted these on another thread but this post will be the start of my build project so here they are again :

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    This will take some time, to do well, so I'll post progress as it happens.

    Thanks for looking, stay well,
    Carl
     
  2. BNSF FAN

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    Okay, here we go! All ready to follow along Carl!!!! Looks like it's going to be a cool build.
     
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  3. Massey

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    Looks like John has made another beautiful model... and another happy customer! Cant wait to see how the build goes.
     
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  4. Carl Sowell

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    Hang on gang, the ride has begun.....................

    Here are some step by step images continuing from the above posting.

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    To this.......................
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    On my way to this or at least a reasonable variation..............
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    I'll have to create/make the decals. This may be great fun but worth the effort. Did I ever mention I like trucks.

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
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  5. goatfarmer

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    Oh, can't wait to see this play out, your last trucks came out fantastic!
     
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  6. SD35

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    Hi Carl,

    .......these tank cars are in a DESSERT ? :)

    Nice tank cars !!
    Rainer
     
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  7. Carl Sowell

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    Greetings,

    here is an update shot to show the decals that I made for this project. This tank is the one that gets set on the tractor so I need to decal it before trying to "handle" the tractor. I can see that I need to re-set the small decals along the trough rail. That's what is good about pictures to show flaws.........................

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    Thanks for looking and as always ALL criticism IS welcome.

    Stay well,

    Carl
     
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  8. BNSF FAN

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    Looking good Carl!

    Homemade decals, right?
     
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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Decal alignment is not that bad, but the tank looks great so far!
     
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  10. Carl Sowell

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    Hemi,

    thanks for the nice comment but as I knew I would, I just had to re-do those small decals. Here is the tank from the other side that shows the end of tank as well as the placard on the head end. I have already sealed these decals with clear coat so no changes now. I printed these decals on clear paper so I should have painted the placard holders face with white so it would hi-light the UN1203. Oh well, live and learn. Keep in mind this kit is 3D printed.......................

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    This tank is now ready to be mounted to the tractor when it is completed. I am now starting to decal the pup trailer and then I will add ladders to both tanks plus a tool box and fire extinguisher on the bogey tongue.

    Just a little progress, slow but sure.

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
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    Thanks for all of the kind comments, my friends. I have completed this build and submit the following images, I hope for your enjoyment.. Keep in mind this is N scale 3D printed by Royale Models. Nice kit! I also had to search for and then make the decals. Not the best but I am pleased.

    I discovered that my old hands and fingers cramped real bad on me while trying to carefully handle these items.
    May have to give up on small detail work. Yeah sure!

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    Stay smart and well!

    Carl
     
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  13. HemiAdda2d

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    Looks excellent! Great detail... 3D printing has come a long way.
     
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  14. greatdrivermiles

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    Looks Great Carl.
     
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  15. BNSF FAN

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    I love how this turned out Carl! The decals look great too. (y)(y)(y)
     
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    Love your builds Carl lol.
     
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