This thing is my solution to the problem of needing too many "elevation" blocks to build bigger Gravitrax tracks.
The stock boxes contain only a few, and the large transparent platforms are sure a nice way to build elevated levels, but tend to get in the way, being so big.
I have found a few solutions out there to achieve the same result, but none of them really suited my need, since I wanted something that would:
- print faster (parts that could be printed horizontal, laying down)
- be modular (no big columns or bridges printed all in one piece)
- be fairly sturdy (not fall apart when marbles ran across it)
- be hollow (allow for tracks and jumps to happen below the elevated plane)
- be compatible with my 6-Exit Basic Tile variation
I am supplying different heights of pillars, each height (apart from the 140mm one which I needed specifically for a project I'll be sharing in a while) is 30mm longer than the previous one. I found this to be very convenient when building tracks.
You will need to print 3 pillars of the desired height and 1 platform to have a complete elevation module. Obviously, you will also need to print a 6-Exit Basic Tile.
Alternatively, if you have a large enough printer or if you decide to get this printed for you with one of the services Thingiverse provides, I have prepared a full 5-module tray (fit for a 300x300mm build plate) containing 5 platforms and 3 pillars of each height.
If you make this, it would be awesome to see pics of your makes!
Note: I am in no way associated with Ravensburger or Gravitrax, this is just a design that is compatible with the Gravitrax system that provides functionality the stock parts do not.
I do this just for mere fun, but if you find my projects useful to enhance your Gravitrax experience, consider the idea of tipping me, I'd really appreciate it! :)
All my custom designed parts in one track!