Sam Anderson has been working on new HO scale projects as Zenith Model Works. Above is a Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Swing Motion Arch Bar truck with a 4-foot, 9-inch wheelbase (ZMW 7001). He sent the following details for a new line of HO scale 3D printed freight car trucks that follow prototypes from the 1900-1930 years. Here’s Sam with more details.
One of my favorite aspects of Pre-Depression Era railroading is the multitude of truck designs found under freight cars. Unfortunately, most model railroad companies can’t afford to mass produce these wide and varied designs. Our modeling options have been quite limited. With the help of Michigan entrepreneur David Kmecik, I am now selling 3D printed resin products under the name Zenith Model Works.
After several months of CAD design, several different trucks are available. Many have multiple variations.
This new technology offers a greater level of flexibility than the hobby has ever seen. David’s new 3D printing platform, 3DPTrain, offers model railroaders an opportunity to design and list their own products, putting the means of production in this industry directly in the hands of the consumers themselves.
Being a part of the project has been very exciting and it’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next few years. All trucks illustrated here have Kadee 33-inch diameter wheelsets installed. These have an axle length of 1.019 inches.
Visit the 3DP Train website to review more products and ordering details.
This is exciting news! Many thanks to Sam Anderson for sharing the images and details.
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