Re: HO scale 3D printed D&RGW gondolas

Richard Townsend

It is a nice looking car in the photos. I am tempted to buy one. Has anyone on this list tried these?
I wonder if this (3D printing) is the future of modeling, replacing resin casting. I've heard it said that it is hard to find people who can do good castings. Maybe we will end up replacing the hard-to-find resin casters with hard-to-find 3D designers.
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

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From: gn2059@... [STMFC]
Sent: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Subject: [STMFC] HO scale 3D printed D&RGW gondolas

Hello Group,

I happened across this seller on Ebay, offering HO scale 3D printed 42' and 46' Rio Grande GS gondolas. Here's a link:

If the link doesn't work, the seller is Bonsall Scale Car Shops. I haven't purchased any of these kits, so I can't comment on the quality, but I know models of these prototypes have been long desired by many folks on this list, and I have not seen them discussed on this list.

They look nice in the pictures, and they are certainly more economical than the W&R model! I wonder if the seller is a member of this list? 

Bob Heninger
Minot, ND

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