Old West Town
A while back a friend of mine started working on an HO Scale model railroad for his father. Knowing that I was deep into 3D printing and design, he asked me if I could find some buildings for his model and print them. What I found was a lack of Old West style buildings of any size that were suitable for 3D printing. I've since spent several months building my own collection of Old West style buildings and props to print for his railroad, and now I'm making them available to everyone.
I am finishing the 15th building(hotel / casino) for this set right now. There are 9 stores, Saloon, Church, Schoolhouse, Sheriff's Office, Train Station. There's also a Hangman's platform and a Water Tower.
*** Important Note *** These models can be scaled up to 28mm game play for war gamers. When you scale up, multiply by 1.361 and it will be at S scale, which is 28 / 30 mm game scale. When you scale down, be sure to set the quality level as high as possible on your printer.
Free Building - Outhouse
This building will be released for free on Thingiverse once the Kickstarter has successfully funded.
Work Doesn't Stop
I've been working on cleaning up and prepping models as well as doing some alternate versions with floors inside them. In the meantime here is a new piece of decoration for you. An open and a closed barrel to decorate with.
The Whole Town (stl) (The Early Bird Version As Well)
The regular price and early bird both will give you access to all of the files necessary to 3d print the entire town, including all stretch goals. Every building can be scaled to other sizes as well as needed by the user. The HO Scale they are designed in is perfect for scaling up from or down from depending on the users needs.
The 1 Year and Lifetime Retail License
These reward levels will give the user the full rights to print and resell them in either there store or online. This only gives them the rights to sell copies that they have printed, and does not allow them to resell the files needed to print the town. The license will go into effect the day that the models are completed and released.
The Printed Copies
Because I only have one printer at the moment and a second one on the way, I will only be able to print out 5 copies of the town for backers. Unfortunately I cannot offer painted copies of the town as neither I nor the person who is painting the models in my pictures will have the time to print the models. I will begin printing the backers models as I finalize each model so that I will be able to ship them out as soon as possible after the digital files are released to backers.
First up, the Saloon
I've updated it since the first one was painted to have a larger bar area and better placement of windows, doors and the sign.
The sheriffs office / jail cell.
a painted early version
1 corner store that will be a Dentist / Surgeon and 8 regular store fronts that can all be placed so that the boardwalks line up to each other. There are two roofs to choose from for the 8 stores that allow you to choose which roof type you want to use on each building.
Church (used the same base design as the schoolhouse)
And currently I'm working on a Hotel / Casino for another corner of the main street. There will also be a collection of small items for decorating the town such as watering troughs, hitching posts and wagon wheels.
Some Decor for you
Still In work
I got a bit more work done on the Hotel last night. The door you notice on the second floor will be for the porch / awning that will wrap around half of the building.
(I'll be adding pictures of these as the Kickstarter progresses)
The log cabin will receive some shingles next and possibly a little add on side building or wood shed.
I'll also add more stretch goals as we progress.
Risks and challenges
I am designing all of the models you see here from scratch. Most of the models are done and ready to print for the HO Scale. The likelihood of me not finishing the models is very small. For the reward levels that will be receiving printed models from me, there is always the possibility of printer failures and delays in printing causing me to be behind on shipping. And of course, there is always the chance that I could shuffle off this mortal coil, but that's a chance with any project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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