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This is still under constructions, expect the color photos, aditional carts and major tweaking in the future.
The wheels do not turn, it's just a slide rail- but works fine!
We decided to make it without loop and hook the rail to a big closure ring.
//UPDATE 1: Added a color version with a tunnel and pine, which also has a modified rail. Not tested! No STL yet.
//UPDATE 2: Added a new SKP file. The new rail prints with texture, at least the main rails; I added 0.1mm height to the wood bars, should print now (hopefully).
The tree/tunnel version did print, but the tree was disattached. Should work now- but its very big with those extras. I might do a 3cm rail version with smaller train, but not today.
Printing the rail upside-down makes it much smoother and the train runs nicely, so this is the best orientation.
The train itself prints best facing up, as the glider clamp is more rigid due to the layer orientation then.
I made them 0,1mm shorter as on the original now, else they are hard to get on (and it still should be tight enough).
Added some images as well.
//You should consider exporting the train6.skp objects, but not all modifications are tested yet. (See update 2)
I printed the train in all orientations (pp3dp up printer), standing and upside-down proved to be easiest to clean.
The first rails had some inverted areas and printed all over the place, so I printed a simple version without texture. New version untested!
Maybee thinner radius will still work, smaller slide or train will probably not look as nice anymore.
Clean under the rail and in the sliding clip to ensure smooth motion.
Be careful when trying to clip it onto the rail, I broke two trains (but made the clip a bit thicker on the last print, seems better now).
Orientation of the rail: If printed on the flat side, it may be easier to clean, but I was affraid the rougher texture from removing the raft may result in even more work neccesary compared to printing it standing.