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RAILCAT

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« on: February 19, 2013, 03:40:43 PM »
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I havnt yet thought of use for this but i am sure one of you will.
May be good for repairs, plastic kit construction or................................

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/3doodler-the-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 03:51:53 PM »
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Pledged my $99, so wait till October for delivery.
Plenty of time to think of uses.

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 06:12:57 PM »
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Pledged my $99, so wait till October for delivery.
Plenty of time to think of uses.

I'm now pledged for one as well--thanks for the link!

I just wish there was some way to fit it into the pen holder on my Silhouette cutter/plotter... :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 06:25:15 PM »
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Visions
of a layout covered with thousands of saguaro cactus suddenly popped ino my head...



And
now its a roadrunner and coyote too, please make it stop...
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 12:17:48 AM »
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TREE ARMATURES!!!!


YOU GET A TREE ARMATURE!!

YOU GET A TREE ARMATURE!

EVERY BODY GETS A TREE ARMATURE!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 12:23:13 AM »
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TREE ARMATURES!!!!


YOU GET A TREE ARMATURE!!

YOU GET A TREE ARMATURE!

EVERY BODY GETS A TREE ARMATURE!!!

Sure, but it will take some time, artistic talent and knowledge of tree structure.  Otherwise, your tree trunks will look like something out of Salvatore Dali painting.  :facepalm:
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 12:38:52 AM »
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I wonder how many are drawn in by the refrigerator magnet possibilities.

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Re: 3D printer pen -
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 08:14:34 AM »
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It is very difficult to imagine a practical use for this device with respect to model railroading. 

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Re: 3D printer pen -
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 09:04:42 AM »
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Cactus or Cactii already available in n-scale and z-scale.
No need to roll your own.  ;)

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 10:56:45 AM »
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It is very difficult to imagine a practical use for this device with respect to model railroading.

One idea of mine is to use it for making the support framing for hillsides, rock-faces etc.,


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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 10:58:49 AM »
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I remember back in the early 80's when I was working on the very first laser application for Architectural Models and was questioned about the viability of this process being used to create 3d models.  That was history and all it took was someone or someones to see something we may not see in this pen and revolutionize the hobby.  I'm sure once we get these in hand, who knows what will come of it....and remember this is the first article...in time more sophisticated and lower priced versions will be available.  When I was building desk top units in those early days we were charging  $150,000 for a 12x18 30 watt CO2 Laser.  Jump ahead 30 years and I have a better unit, sitting next to my work bench at home for a fraction of the cost.  It's amazing how much money it's saving me in X acto Blades   :D

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 04:06:47 PM »
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What a clever idea! It may need a steadier hand than mine to build an Eiffel Tower, but why not try?

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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 11:34:08 PM »
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Railcat
Thanks for the link.
I send my 99.00.
I have so many ideas already, like adding small parts to Preiser figures and cars. How many hours did i cut small Evergreen pieces just to add a little chain or something. Can't wait.

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 11:39:43 PM »
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How well does ABS stick to other plastics? Could it be used as a gap filler?
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 11:58:11 PM »
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How well does ABS stick to other plastics? Could it be used as a gap filler?

ABS is a type of styrene. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene Kato loco shells are molded out of ABS (and many other model manufacturers probably use ABS for their models).  I would say that it is comparable to polystyrene (colloquially called styrene).
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