HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

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HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by sthone » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:24 pm

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This started out as a quick little project to play around with the Hatchbox Wood filament after trying it out on this little wagon I found on thingiverse and after I started I just couldn't stop. :lol:
WaterTowerscene 01.jpg
After about a week of design, printing, and painting..... This is the result.
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With the exception of the texture on the base and some wire bits and thread everything on this was printed.
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Anything that would be wood was printed in Hatchbox (mostly with a .25 nozzle) and then stained with a gel stain and distressed by dry brushing on some black paint. All the other bits where printed in Silver PLA.
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The Handcar was also printed in PLA. (the wood deck was painted on this one.)
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Details of making the base can be seen HERE if interested.
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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by sthone » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:33 pm

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For those not familiar with HO scale train stuff here is a picture for reference.
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I have to say the M2 really amazes me on how fine a detail it can print. I drew up this 1/8" pulley just for visual reference when designing the water tower and decided to try and print it with the .25 nozzle just to see what would happen....
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... you can say I was shocked when it actually printed and all the holes where even there. I could actually fed the string in behind the pulley too.
WaterTower 01.jpg
I designed the tower to be like an actual model kit. (you never know there might be a market for something like this :D)
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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by jsc » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:39 pm

I thought your models and finishing looked amazing. That was before I came to the picture for scale; that's just mind boggling.

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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by sthone » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:44 pm

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I printed a version completely in PLA with a siingle piece roof and the detail is even more amazing... again the M2 continues to impress me every time I use it.
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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by Jules » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:55 pm

Amazing! Simply amazing! Great job Steve! Awesome details! :D

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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by jimc » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:00 pm

superb job! i love anything aged and distressed. looks awesome

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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by apk » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:04 am

Beautiful work. My Dad has been building HO and N scale railroad "towns" for years... I've got to show him this.

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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by Vprints » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:34 am

VERY impressive! You may be inspiring me to break down and get some painting equipment...
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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by sthone » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:52 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone :D
apk wrote:Beautiful work. My Dad has been building HO and N scale railroad "towns" for years... I've got to show him this.
I'd be interested in hearing what he thinks... I'm not actually a train guy so hearing opinions from an actual modeler would be great.
Vprints wrote:VERY impressive! You may be inspiring me to break down and get some painting equipment...
You don't need much to start... I use this Cheapy Master Airbrush I found on Amazon and a $40 harbor freight compressor (if you don't mind the noise) and it works pretty well for me.
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Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Post by moop » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:38 am

Looks great, I love it.

Did you thin out the stain any? Which stain did you use? I didn't see it mentioned. I love the detail of the pieces!

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