The use of 3D printing technology to create items for our model railroads

My experience with 3D printing - not for the faint of heart!


Over the last two years, I have been exploring the world of 3D printing, how it works, what it can possibly do for me in my modeling experience, some of the complications, some of the short comings, and how I can exploit this technology.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters
Wednesday, Aug 26 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Hood

Using SketchUp and rapid prototyping


How to use the free 3D drawing program SketchUp to make drawings and get the parts 'printed' using rapid prototyping technology.

A four-page clinic handout is available online at

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens
Thursday, Aug 27 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mt. Saint Helens

3D printing - designing and creating them


Bruce discusses how he designed a log loader and brought it to life using 3D printing. He will cover 3D printing of complex shapes showing examples of his work.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens
Tuesday, Aug 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Weidler
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