This was just a short and fun project I designed and built for my Dad.
While the model is more or less a Ford Model T it is not exact and not to any particular scale.
This model is about 150mm long and is designed to fit a track with 36mm between the inside surfaces of the two rails. In other words it is compatible with most of my other rail-mounted models.
There are a few non-printed things you will need to complete it. These are;
- Some fine wire for the two stays from the front of the canopy to the headlight supports
- Some ice-block sticks for the wooden crate on the back.
- Some Ø4mm dowel for the axles and locator pins
- Some Ø3mm dowel (or kebab stick) for the steering wheel column. Seeing as it is a train and does not need a steering wheel you may choose to ignore this bit.
- Some thin clear plastic sheet for the windscreen.
- Some relatively thick wire for the canopy frame (if you are making the canopy). I used TIG welding wire which is about Ø1mm diameter.
- Some tissue paper – not fancy tissue paper either. This is for the canopy.
- Some heavy(ish) insulated wire to model some pipes running from the front to the back.
You will find the model files are all of the format “Vintage_RailCarv6-Blahblahblahx2.stl” where the last bit is the number of that item you will need to print. You can expect a good size pile of pieces by the end of your printing session. None of the pieces require support, although some may benefit from a bit of work with a craft knife or file where some of the overhangs may droop for the first layer.
Assembly instructions are included in a pdf in the downloads for this project.
If you are looking for tracks to display it on, then have a look at these parametric track models. You will just need to set the track gauge to 36mm and sleeper length to 58mm to be compatible with this model.