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I've been busy with my new Photon 3D PRINTER and have just released 7 new models, all in N scale.  Z scale to follow.

Note: These are UNPAINTED models. Photos below show potential results when painted.

Available from my website: https://tennentm.wixsite.com/ironpenguin

60's pickup
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Mustang Fastback
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Muscle car 4 Pack
Mustang fastback, Stingray, Camero, Challenger
Also available individually.
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More to follow as I find time.

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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 09:49:18 AM »
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Oh man.

red Challenger.
That's what I drive now.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 12:35:27 PM »
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If you open the windows in them I would buy some - otherwise this is a non-starter for me.  :(
If Rail N Scale can do it, you should also be able to do it.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=35001.0
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 02:28:53 PM »
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If Rail N Scale can do it, you should also be able to do it.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=35001.0

I don't think I'd be able to do it for the $2 ea price I'm charging now.  ;) 
I simply have a different target customer. I'm offering a nice little model at a very reasonable price, plus you don't have to deal with Shapeways. I usually ship the next day.
I have no quarrel with folks who prefer a higher end product with super details like theirs. They have great stuff. It's just not my target customer.

If I get the time I'll probably play around with adding interiors, but for now...

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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 03:22:06 PM »
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I don't think I'd be able to do it for the $2 ea price I'm charging now.  ;) 
I simply have a different target customer. I'm offering a nice little model at a very reasonable price, plus you don't have to deal with Shapeways. I usually ship the next day.
I have no quarrel with folks who prefer a higher end product with super details like theirs. They have great stuff. It's just not my target customer.

If I get the time I'll probably play around with adding interiors, but for now...
As a potential customer (if you do some early 50s stuff in the future), my perspective is that I use both.  I have cars by Rasputen, Sylvan and similar manufacturers, along with some mass produced) that have clear windows and interiors, plus some CMW, and then, for use in background, cars that are solid castings.
So, while as a foreground detail, I am more likely to go with a carefully painted Rasputen model of a 50s Buick, I definitely also have a place for a well scaled $2 car to fill up a parking lot or side street.

Well, I will have those places if I ever get this layout started....
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 04:51:35 PM »
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I don't think I'd be able to do it for the $2 ea price I'm charging now.  ;) 
I simply have a different target customer. I'm offering a nice little model at a very reasonable price, plus you don't have to deal with Shapeways. I usually ship the next day.
I have no quarrel with folks who prefer a higher end product with super details like theirs. They have great stuff. It's just not my target customer.

If I get the time I'll probably play around with adding interiors, but for now...

But these are 3D printed- aren't they?  How would printing them with open window areas be more expensive or labor-intensive?  Actually, since they would be hollow shells, they would use less resin.  As I see it, the only additional cost would be the initial CAD design time for the interiors to be hollowed out.

EDIT:  To complete my train of thought, see-through windows and hollow interior would also warrant having a 2-piece model:  one-piece shell, and then the floor/wheels (and possibly bumpers) assembly as the 2nd piece.  If needed, interior could also be part of the floor/wheels piece. But that is optional for a low cost model.  Having the model in 2 pieces would also make painting much easier.
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 03:15:36 AM »
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Peteski:  I was thinking the same thing.  In resin, open interiors are a major hassle, but for 3D printing, it should be fairly easy.  Detailed interiors might not, but the Wiking autos from the 70s didn't have them, just a hollow body, a floor, and a clear window insert.  For printing, just make the body and floor, leave the window material to the purchaser.  Both could be in one piece, with only the upper half actually hollow.
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2019, 04:23:41 PM »
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I don't think I'd be able to do it for the $2 ea price I'm charging now.  ;) 
I simply have a different target customer. I'm offering a nice little model at a very reasonable price, plus you don't have to deal with Shapeways. I usually ship the next day.
I have no quarrel with folks who prefer a higher end product with super details like theirs. They have great stuff. It's just not my target customer.

If I get the time I'll probably play around with adding interiors, but for now...

I understand that dilemma all too well. :)  It's not what can be done but what can be done at what budget? :|  Sometimes it's a tough call.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 04:25:22 PM by narrowminded »
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 08:54:09 AM »
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To me most vehicles are more of a scenery detail rather than a focal point on a model railroad. I wonder if these are light enough to put in an auto-rack without making it way overweight.

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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »
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To me most vehicles are more of a scenery detail rather than a focal point on a model railroad. I wonder if these are light enough to put in an auto-rack without making it way overweight.

They would be very light and as such should be fine.  Especially if they were hollowed out. 
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2019, 04:27:17 PM »
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Any idea where we can get mullet haired drivers?
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2019, 04:31:27 PM »
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Any idea where we can get mullet haired drivers?

Are you volunteering to be the model for the model?  :D :D

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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2019, 09:03:12 AM »
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Any idea where we can get mullet haired drivers?
In N Scale- a seated figure from Preiser, a 20/0 brush, some craft paint from Walmart (glossy, so you get the full Brylcreem effect), and then do your best to paint a crew cut with the craft paint.  If you actually try to paint a mullet, with the craft paint, you will end up with either a 60s hippie or a bouffant hair-do. 
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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2019, 12:29:31 PM »
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To me most vehicles are more of a scenery detail rather than a focal point on a model railroad. I wonder if these are light enough to put in an auto-rack without making it way overweight.
I just put 11 of my pick up on my postal scale.  1/2 ounce.

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Re: New 3D Printed N Scale Vehicles Avaialble from IronPenguin
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 11:17:05 AM »
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Any idea where we can get mullet haired drivers?

Man, I would LOVE some good 80s figures!

Railroaders in too-tight t shirts, chicks in daisy dukes, etc...