Jim shared photos of his recent 3D-printed efforts. He is working with Scott MacKenzie. Scott does the design work, while Jim does the actual printing and then building the parts into real models, as shown in the photos below. The models in the photo are not final yet. Also, at this point in time there are no plans to make these into some sort of commercial effort, as printing these cars, especially the Pullman-Standard 60-foot flat car is quite expensive. These were not printed using Shapeways. However, it does go to show that if you want some unique car, there are ways to accomplish it. Click the photos for a larger version. The wooden deck of the flat car was custom made by B.T.S. using their laser-cutter.
The gondola side shown in this photo is the first iteration. Changes have already been made to improve it slightly.
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