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This project is a bit different to the others in that it isn't just about computing and electronics. This is an ongoing project to build a G-Scale Model Railway in our garden. It's a project involving myself and my son, with some electronics, 3D printing as well as traditional woodworking and other crafts. I have previously created indoor model railways at OO scale, but this is my first go at larger outdoor model railways.
The first aspect is getting track installed into the garden. We started with a basic model G-Scale set from LGB. It can with an oval of track with simple analogue controller. We are wanting to go much further than a basic oval and we are therefore working on a bridge to take part of the track around the garden.
More details of the challenges we face and how we overcome them will be included in future.
We are looking at creating some items for the railway using a 3D printer. So far most of the 3D printing designs have been based around simple models (see Creating 3D printer models in blender), but we are now looking at the tools used to create our own designs to scale.
At the moment we are working on a small building, which has already been a huge learning experience. We are currently working on improving the design and plan to create more 3D builds in future.
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